It seems like the competition is gearing up for smartphones in the mid-range segment. Huawei has officially released their latest Y5 (2017) phone in Pakistan.
Huawei Y5 (2017) is expected to be available at the same price as its predecessor – Rs. 15,999. It will be available in Gold, Pink, Blue, White and Gray colors.
Design and Display
The phone features a generic metal-esque design with a bland looking front and a similar back. Y5 (2017) will come with a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display.
The lack of a fingerprint sensor, however, can be a detriment for Huawei’s phone since the QMobile Noir E2 comes with one.
Internals and Storage
Powering the phone is a quad core Mediatek MT6737T chipset with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Storage is expandable via microSD card slot. It is a dual SIM smartphone.
The OS is unfortunately outdated with Android 6.0 Marshmallow coupled with Huawei’s Emotion UI skin. QMobile has the edge on this front as well as it comes with Android 7.0 in Noir E2.
Camera and Battery
The primary camera uses an 8 MP f/2.0 sensor with autofocus and a dual LED flash. Up front is a 5 MP shooter also with an LED flash.
Just like the QMobile Noir E2, battery is the strong point of Huawei Y5 (2017). It includes a 3,000 mAh battery which can last through 2 days of regular usage according to Huawei.
Huawei Y5 (2017) Specifications
- CPU: 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Cortex-A53
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6737T
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
- Weight: 150 g
- Dimensions: 143.8 x 72 x 8.4 mm
- Display: 5” IPS with 720p (1280 x 720) resolution (~293 ppi)
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal: 16 GB
- Card slot: yes, up to 128 GB
- Primary: 8 MP, autofocus, dual LED flash, 1080p video
- Secondary: 5 MP, LED flash
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS,
- Battery: 3,000 mAh
- Price: Rs. 15,900