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Huawei’s first entry-level smartphone for this year has launched, and it is the Huawei Y6 Prime 2018, aptly named so you understand that this phone is the latest one also it is a reboot of the Y6 back in 2015. Huawei has already launched a mid-range smartphone for the masses. Huawei also launched the premium Huawei P20 Pro. Now, it seems Huawei is trying to add an offering to the budget market as the price of Y6 Prime 2018.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: Specifications
- 5.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD display @ 1440x720px, ~282ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
- ARM Cortex A53 1.4GHz quad-core
- Adreno 308
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash
- 5MP front camera with LED flash
- Expandable up to 256GB via microSD card (dedicated)
- 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS support
- Face Unlock
- micro USB
- EMUI 8 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
- 3,000mAh Li-Ion battery
- 152.4 x 73 x 7.8 mm
- 150 g
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: Design and Construction
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 doesn’t have major design changes from its predecessor. What appeals to us, however, is its black-colored body with lesser bezels that simply looks elegant and premium for an entry-level smartphone. I Screen of Huawei Y6 Prime is 5.7-inch which is covered with pre-installed screen protection except for the 5MP selfie camera, call speaker, and LED flash. Huawei remains consistent with their Y6 models by placing their brand name just below the screen.
One the left of phone there is card tray which has the dual-nano SIM card slots and its dedicated slot for a microSD card. On the right of phonr there are the standard power button and volume rocker pairing. The buttons were not that hard so it’s easier for us to lock the phone or adjust the device’s volume. On top is a lone 3.5mm audio port. The main microphone, micro USB port, and the loudspeaker are placed below the screen . And finally, the back has the 13MP rear camera with an LED flash and nothing more.
The Y6 2018 feels solid, light, slim and easy to hold in the hands. Its polycarbonate back panel with matte-finish makes it easy to grip the phone firmly without any slips. What we also liked about the phone is it repels smudges and fingerprints which is another plus for us.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: Display and Multimedia
The display of Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 is 5.7-inch HD+ (1440x720px) IPS LCD display which equates to a 282ppi pixel density. Huawei upped their game by equipping this smartphone with an 18:9 aspect ratio which is the current trend nowadays. The display has fair color accuracy with good viewing angles. Usage under direct sunlight looks fine but the brightness should be at the maximum.
When it comes to audio, quality is good enough to be used in a closed room. Its highs and mids are okay but the lows are subpar.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: Camera
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 may be an entry-level smartphone but it has a competitive quality for its price. Huawei Y6 Prime is equipped with 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras. It has main modes like Photo, Video, HDR, Panorama, All-focus, Filter, Beauty, and Watermark.
The photos clicked by the 13MP rear camera is good enough for social media uploads. The colors are inconsistent, though, and can sometimes look washed-out or overly artificial. The photos produced are subpar under low-light conditions so make sure to have good lighting before taking any shots. The front 5MP camera has the same case with its rear camera. Quality is still decent if there is a good lighting and if it’s not against the light.
For video recording, the device can shoot up to 1080p at 30fps in MP4 file format. We noticed that it does not have video stabilization and its autofocus can get jittery.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: OS, UI, and Apps
Running the software department is Emotion UI 8 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 looks simplistic and clean, making it pleasing to the eyes. By default, there is no app drawer but users can freely choose to have one in the settings. The basic navigations are straightforward. Users can easily slide left, right, up, or down in the home screen.
There is pre-installed applications which includes the standard Google applications, 5 games (Asphalt Nitro, Puzzle Pets, Kingdoms, Dragon Mania, Spider-Man), Phone Manager, Game Suite, Hi-Care, and Phone Clone. Out of 16GB of internal storage, there’s an approximately 9GB free storage for your own use but that is already low for us. We suggest that users should use a microSD card for expanding its storage.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: Performance and Benchmarks
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, Adreno 308 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. The processor used is outdated already, so we did not expect above average performance from it. Simple navigation is smooth but opening Google Play or any resource-heavy applications will cause a delay in touch responses and would sometimes freeze for a bit. There is the implementation of face unlock feature in this smartphone phone which were quite impressed with the implementation . The unlocking sequence may take around 2-4 seconds to work but even under low-light conditions, it can still detect our faces if we’re close enough to the screen’s light source.
Here are the benchmark scores that we got:
- PC Mark – 4879(Work 1.0), 3579(Work 2.0)
- Geekbench 4 – 690(Single-Core), 1941(Multi-Core)
- AnTuTu v7 – 46,481
- 3D Mark – 69 (Slingshot)
- AndroBench – 258.0MB/s (Sequential Read), 69.78MB/s (Sequential Write)
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: Connectivity, Call quality, and Battery Life
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE on SIM 1. It won’t take long time to connect to mobile data and WiFi network. We didn’t find any issues with the call quality as it is loud and clear to hear. We were quite disappointed on the sensors that are available in this smartphone as it only has Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, and Sound sensors. We had problems when using Google Maps as the device doesn’t have a Magnetic Sensor but the locations should still work regardless.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 has a 3,000mAh of battery. When tested at PC Mark’s battery test, the phone lasted for 8 hours and 12 minutes which is average. As for our video loop test (1080p video, 50% brightness, 50% sound), it lasted for 9 hours and 15 minutes.
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Review: Conclusion
The Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 has its imperfections but for an entry-level smartphone, its specs are competitive. While its performance is average, the good viewing experience, camera quality, and face unlock capabilities are what it makes the device unique than the other smartphones out in the market. This device is one of our recommended smartphones if users are tight on budget.
What we liked:
- Slim and light
- Premium look
- Face Unlock
- Decent Camera quality under good lighting
- Good specs-to-price ratio
- Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box
What we didn’t:
- Outdated processor and GPU
- Battery life is short
- No Magnetic Sensor
- No Orientation Sensor
The Price of Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 in Nepal (Updated Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 Price in Nepal) ?
The authorized seller of Huawei phone for Nepal has set the price of Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 is Nrs 17,900 in Nepal– and its price may slightly vary.
Where to buy Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 in Nepal? (Online/Offline Huawei Y6 prime 2018 Purchasing Guide)
There are plenty of offline stores to buy Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 in Nepal. You can find this phone all over Nepal. If you prefer to buy this Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 online in Nepal, there are so many online shopping in Nepal. You can choose either daraz or sastodeals, choicemandu or many others.