Huawei has successfully been in the smartphone business for quite a while now. It is there diverse range of phones that you can choose through that makes them quite popular among consumers.
The latest edition to the market by Huawei is their new budget phone Y7 Prime 2018. With a 720p FullView Display and dual rear camera, the Y7 Prime is run by the latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) along with EMUI version 8.0 and is an addition to budget smartphones in the market. Let’s take a look at what this phone brings to the table.
Huawei Y7 Prime Specifications:
The Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Chipset and a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core CPU. It features a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. Of course, the storage is expandable using memory cards. Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 features a 13MP + 2MP wide aperture dual lens camera on the back that helps you take photos more intelligibly and with Bokeh effect. The front camera boasts a 8 MP lens with selfie flash toning, designed to enhance your selfie taking experience. It is available in black, gold and blue colors. We’ll talk more about the phone’s features as we discuss different aspects of it.
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Design and Display:
First impression when holding the Y7 Prime 2018 was that it feels really lightweight. Although it has a 5.5 inch body, the screen size is 5.99 inches with an HD 1440×720 FullView display. Although the display is decent, the lack of a 1080p display is a little disappointing.
Overall design of this phone, although nothing too extraordinary, looks attractive. Very less bezels on the display, sleek and thin body, shiny and finished back, 2.5D curved glass panels, NCVM coating technology that results in a beautiful chrome metal-like finish and scratch-proof durability, these features really do make the Huawei Y7 Prime look good.
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Features and Performance:
This new smartphone from Huawei runs Android Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0. Like most of the smartphones these days, Y7 Prime also rocks a fingerprint scanner on the back. However, Huawei offers a face unlock feature which is fast, more convenient and allows you to unlock your phone without pressing any buttons.
Since the Huawei Y7 Prime is a budget phone, we weren’t expecting an absolutely smooth ride when it comes to performance, and the results weren’t different than our expectations either. We used multiple apps, games, browsers and other tasks to test the performance and see how it affects the phone. Most apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter etc worked fine apart from the occasional scrolling lag. Most commonly played games such as PUBG, Injustice 2 etc performed fine without any lag and decent loading times. The only issue we had was the occasional lag. While browsing Chrome, switching between apps and using camera, there were some jitters and an annoying slight lag while scrolling on heavy apps.
As far as battery performance is considered, the 3000 mAh battery does a good job. The phone has a sustainable battery. According to Huawei, on 100% charge it can play 13 hours of videos, and upto 50 hours of music playing. On gaming, playing Asphalt 8 for 45 minutes resulted in 12% decrease, which is actually quite nice for a budget smartphone. It lacks fast charging though, which is a bit questionable because other phones in the same price range are fast charging enabled.
But it should be kept in mind that the Huawei Y7 Prime is a budget phone that falls inthe range of $200 or roughly Rs 20,000. Therefore it cannot compete with the likes of Samsung S8/S8+ or OnePlus 5T. But for what it is priced, the Y7 Prime sure proves to provide a smooth experience without any deal breaking issues. Huawei also claims that the device learns users’ habits and patterns and adapts to provide the user with a more helpful and easy experience.
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Camera:
Camera is one of the most essential features in a smartphone nowadays. After all, everyone loves to take pictures. So how well does the Y7 Prime do when it comes to taking pictures? Let’s see.
Equipped with dual lens camera on the back, the 13MP lens captures the details of the object, whereas the 2MP one creates the Bokeh effects that make the photo look more professional. The front camera that’s 8MP has an auto brightness adjuster that changes the levels of brightness depending on the lighting conditions of the object.
Well, in performance, the back camera does take decent shots in good lighting but in low lighting, the image quality and colors fall drastically. The front camera however, proved to be an overall good performer as it took pretty clear pictures in low lighting as well, while the back camera yielded pixelated and fairly colorless pictures in same situation. Overall, considering the price, it’s a good camera capable of taking nice pictures. Once again, if you’re looking for professional level photos or at least very high quality photos from a smartphone camera, you might have to increase your budget. Because in the price range of Rs 20,000 which is the cost of Huawei Y7 Prime, this camera is on par with its competitors in the same range, if not better or worse.
Here are some images taken with Huawei’s Y7 Prime camera:
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 Overall Impressions:
For what it’s worth, the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 is not a bad smartphone in any way. Decent battery life, uninterrupted performance, good enough camera for an average consumer, a nice big display and lightweight. But is it the best budget phone that you can buy? Well, yes. Overall this is a decent phone. It looks good, it gets the job done, and doesn’t have any problem with the design. Worth buying if the budget is limited.