Huawei is a top Chinese company that is known to manufacture high-end phones like the P30 Pro and budget phones like the Huawei Y5 2019. The Y series targets the mid and low-end market and it has performed very well on the Kenyan market. The Huawei Y5 2019 that was realized in May this year has many amazing features that make it stand out from other competing phones. Some of these features include a powerful MediaTek Helio processor, compact design, phase detection under the camera, 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB internal storage.
Huawei Y5 2019 design and display
The Y5 2109 back cover is made of sturdy plastic with a fantastic gradient finish. According to the manufacturer, this phone is one-gram heavier than its predecessor. Its compact design makes it suitable for people with small hands. The overall design of the Y5 2019 is beautiful. This phone is available in many colors, including classic black, blue, green, modern black and light brown.
The Y5 2019 is equipped with a 5.71-inch IPD LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 by 1520 pixels and 295 PPI density. The phone’s bezels and chin are relatively slim. The overall screen to body ratio is 78.1% which is good enough for its price. The LCD has impressive color contrast, brightness, and viewing angle. If you like watching movies on your phone, then this is the right for you.
Software, hardware, and performance
The Huawei Y5 2019 runs on EMUI9 atop android 9 pie. The new software that this phone runs on has many new features, including a new app that allows you to change the phone user interface. When it comes to hardware, the Y5 2019 is powered by a MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 processor with a Quad-core Cortex A53 clocked at 2.0GHz. The phone’s graphics are handled the PowerVR GE8320. The chipset has been paired with a 2GB RAM, and 16/32GB internal storage which can be extended up to 1TB by the micro SD card. The Y5 2019 is ideal for performing day to day tasks such as calling, browsing, switching and messaging. The performance of Y5 2019 is 10% faster than its predecessor.
The manufacturer made a significant improvement in camera quality compared to the Y5 2018. The Rear camera is equipped with a 13MP sensor with an f/1,8 sensor. The LED flash that sits just below the primary sensor ensures that you take quality images when on areas that are not so well lit. The front-facing camera is armed with a 5MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera takes fairly decent images, especially when lighting is good. Videos can be recorded in 1080P at 30fps.
A 3020 non-removable battery powers the Y5. The battery can last for up to 6 hours of continuous browsing. The charger can refill the battery fully in 2 hours.
Huawei Y5 2019 Pros
- Decent performance
- Amazing sleek design
- Available in different colors
- Huge 5.71 display
The Huawei Y&5 2019 is an ideal phone for anyone looking for a budget phone to perform daily tasks such as calling browsing, texting. The phone’s performance is excellent, with minimal lags.
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)|
|Dimensions||147.1 x 70.8 x 8.5 mm|
|Material||Plastic body, glass front|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|Technology||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||5.71 inches, (~78.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||720 pixels x 1520 pixels, (~295 PPI), 19:9 ratio|
|Other display features||-|
|Card Slot||Yes, MicroSD card up to 1TB - dedicated slot|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 Pie; EMUI 9.1|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12nm)|
|Processor||Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Single||13MP, f/1.8, PDAF|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes|
|More features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Available colors||Midnight Black, Modern Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown|