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Huawei has been making some amazing smartphones lately and the primary reason behind it is their commitment to providing feature-rich smartphone at a reasonable price in almost every category. Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 is the recent addition to its budget friendly smartphones family.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 was launched in May 2018 and is the successor to the last year’s Y5 2017. The company has establish a series of budget smartphones under the moniker of “Prime 2018”. Let’s see how the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 fares in our real-life usage tests.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Review: Specification
- Display: 5.45 inches, LCD
- Camera (rear): 13MP
- Camera (front): 5MP
- OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), EMUI 8
- Chipset: Mediatek 6739
- RAM/ROM: 2GB/16GB
- Battery: 3020 mAh
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Review: Design and Display
Apart from providing the stunning design in flagships, Huawei has amazed us by providing an elegant design and adequate build material in lower-end smartphones too, and this phone is a superb example of Huawei’s craftsmanship in an affordable price. Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 has a horizontal camera at the back along with flashlight in the top left corner and Huawei branding on the spine of the phone. Beside that, entire backside of the phone is empty and there is no fingerprint scanner. We can’t complain much since it’s an budget friendly phone.
Despite having a plastic body placed in a metal frame, Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 looks stunning and also feel easy to hold in hand. On the front, the Hawei Y5 Prime 2018 includes a Full-view display with minimum bezels to feast your eyes. A selfie camera is placed on the right side of the earpiece just above the dispaly. The phone doesn’t include a dedicated speaker instead uses the earpiece as the speaker which exhibits a rather poor sound.
Volume buttons and the power buttons is placed on the usual right side of the phone. There is dual SIM card tray on the left of the phone which also includes a dedicated microSD card slot. Top of the phone hosts a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the micro USB charging port and a mic is on the bottom. The weight of the phone is only 145g and amazingly even with a big screen, it doesn’t feel heavey at all. The back of the phone is slightly curved from the edges to attain a better grip.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 comes in two types of colors, black and blue both of which have a matte finish to them which makes them less prone to fingerprints, unlike its older brother, Y7 Prime 2018, which is a smudge magnet due to its glossy finish. However, Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 in blue color looks no less than a premium smartphone. It looks Huawei is on a mission with the new bezel-less trend in the industry and stands among the first smartphone manufacturers to bring a minimum bezel design to its entry-level lineup.
The 5.45-inch LCD display produces a 720 x 1440 resolution that sums up to 295 PPI. The screen stretches to an 18:9 aspect ratio with a 73.8% screen to body ratio giving you enough screen space to enjoy your media. The display of Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 produces crisp results and watching movies on can be an mesmerizing experience. The viewing angles on this smartphone is not so great and don’t compromise the color saturation of the screen. The device is fairly usable in broad daylight, however; since the color reproduction on a 720P LCD is not as vivid as an AMOLED screen, watching movies can be difficult in direct sunlight.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Review: OS
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 comes with EMUI 8.0 skin on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Huawei has somehow managed to stuff their phones with preinstalled bloatware like unnecessary apps and games. However, Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 includes all the goodies we have earlier seen on EMUI like the power saving mode and the home screen style options. We also have a night light mode that spreads an amber-colored tint over the screen to assist you in reading mode.
As per the company claim, this smartphone comes with Power Saving 6.0 technology that enhances the endurance of the phone. Other than that the phone provides pretty basic and ordinary functions for being a budged friendly smartphone.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Review: Performance and Battery
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 packs a low end MediaTek MT6739 quad-core chipset which is a successor to Mediatek 6735. The chipset that placed in this phone is relatively old and was released in September 2017. Not only is it old but it is also known to be an underperformer in comparison with Qualcomm’s budget processors. This phone has a 2GB of RAM and a 16GB of internal memory. Since it is a budget friendly smartphone, we refrained from treating it like a mid-range and gave it the space it needed, however, our real-life usage tests proved this phone to be an underperformer whatsoever.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 performed decently in a moderate usage test until we had to switch between apps which caused lags and hiccups on the phone. If you play music in the background, switching between apps may cause lags that disrupt the music. Minimizing multiple apps, updating apps on the Play Store and even setting up the phone caused slight hesitate. Even on moderate use, it exhibits lagging behavior that increases to a stage where the screen blacks out for a couple of seconds.
The earpiece works as the phone’s main speaker which fails to deliver the sound we expected. Being an budget friendly smartphone, Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 is going to be necessarily used for media consumption, the maker should have provided with at least a dedicated bottom-firing speaker. There is 3020 mAh of battery in Huawei Y5 Prime 2018, and with low-end internals we expected the battery to last longer than its older sibling, Y7 Prime 2018. Thankfully the battery of Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 is not as awful as the performance of this phone.
Firstly, we start charging phone at 0%, and it felt like it is going to take forever to charge it. It’s a shame that Huawei labels its phones as ‘2018’ models but fails to provide a reasonable charging speed on this phone. The charging time of a phone from 0% to 100% is 2 Hours 45 Minutes
During our moderate test, we noticed that the phone did not drop much battery as the screen was kept on all the time. Social media apps, streaming, file sharing with Bluetooth connectivity, calls and texts were our major activities while connected to the 4G LTE network. The phone just ate 15 % of battery in 1 Hour of light usage which is pretty impressive in contrast to the Y7 Prime 2018 which lost 22% of its battery in the same moderate test.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Review: Camera
Being an budget friendly smartphone, Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 doesn’t have much to offer in the camera compartment. Camera specs, however, are identical to that of Honor 7S. Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 has a 13 MP rear sensor and a 5 MP snapper at the front along with LED flash to tone your selfies. Not only the specs are same, but the camera result of Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 also resembles that of the Honor 7s. The images clicked from this smartphone looks average even if there is plenty of light also and a subject in close range but loses detail in landscape shots in auto mode.
The HDR mode overkills and brightens the whole image which not only looks awful but the colors also fade away in the image due to the excessive brightness that encompasses the image. The 5 MP front camera takes average pictures in ample light without compromising the color saturation. It’s all good until the beauty mode is turned on, which excessively whitens and smoothens the skin, resulting in a picture that looks artificial and fabricated.
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Review: Verdict
The point of making a budget friendly smartphones is to make a certain technology available even to the lower segments of the market, and Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 offers a great opportunity in this regard. Although not fit for heavy users, the phone is an average budget smartphone that meets the standards of current trends in the smartphone industry.
The Price of Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 in Nepal (Updated Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of Huawei phone for Nepal has set the price of Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 is Nrs 14,900 in Nepal– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 in Nepal? (Online/Offline Huawei Y5 prime 2018 Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu or many others.