Huawei is the second largest smartphone brand in Nepal. It has been doing pretty well when it comes to budget and mid-range phones, but brands like Xiaomi has been dominating these sections for quite a while now. One of the budget phone from the company, the Huawei Y5 II was launched a year back in Nepal which was an average specced phone for Rs.12,000.
Now, Huawei Mobiles Nepal has released the successor of the Y5, the Huawei Y5 2017, for the price of Rs.15,600. So the price has definitely gone up, but how much better is it from its older sibling?
The Huawei Y5 2017 comes with a 5-inch HD display (1280*720) @294ppi. The phone is now powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T 64-bit chipset clocked at 1.4GHz. The phone offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM which can be further expanded up to 128GB using a Micro SD Card.
On the optics-front, Y5 2017 comes with 8MP Primary Camera with f/2.0 aperture and Dual LED Flash. On the front, the phone carries a 5MP Selfie Camera with 84-degree wide angle lens. There’s also a selfie flash on the front.
But for a phone launched in 2017, it is still running on EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. And updates are something that budgets phone miserably lack, and we think Y5 2017 will lack as well. The phone comes with Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient Light Sensor. The phone is 4G enabled and supports Dual SIM’s.
Huawei Y5 2017 is backed up by a decent 3,000mAh battery which considering the given set of specs should last you easily for a day. Plus, the phone offers numerous power saving option to give you more out of your battery. Huawei claims even after 800 charges the battery capacity retention rate is still over 80% so you don’t have to worry about the battery troubling you when the phone gets old.
Note: You’ll get a free selfie stick with every purchase of Huawei Y5 2017.
Huawei Y5 2017 Opinion:
The price range between Rs.15,000 and Rs.25,000 is a very competitive section and there are many brands offering lots of choices here. Specifically, at the Rs.15,000 mark, we have a beloved phone, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Comparing it with Y5 2017, the Redmi 4A (32GB) outperforms the Y5 2017 in almost every aspect.
The Redmi 4A offers a larger 3120mAh battery compared to 3,000mAh battery of Y5 2017. The Snapdragon 425 processor on the Redmi 4A also provides better performance compared to its MediaTek counterpart. The 4A also sports an IR blaster and Gyro sensor which is a pretty great feature on a budget device.
|Xiaomi Redmi 4A||Huawei Y5 2017|
|5-inch HD IPS Display||5-inch HD Display|
|Quadcore Snapdragon 425 SoC||Quadcore MediaTek MT6737T SoC|
|2GB RAM, 32GB Storage||2GB RAM, 16GB Storage|
|13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera||8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera|
|3120mAh battery||3000mAh battery|
|Rs. 15,999||Rs. 15,600|