Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 is an upgrade to its predecessor, the Huawei Y5 (2017). Huawei Y5 Prime also retains the very cheap price tag as its predecessor but with a few upgrades here and there which include a bigger screen with an all-new 18:9 aspect ratio, a slightly better chipset, battery and camera. Let’s take a look at this device’s specifications.
Huawei Y5 Prime Key Specs
・5.45-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 2GB Of RAM
・Quad-core 1.5GHz, MediaTek MT6739
・16GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 5MP Selfie camera
・3,020mAh non-removable Battery
Huawei Y5 Prime Design And Display
The device features a big 5.54-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1440 pixels screen resolution (295ppi). The Body of the device is made out of plastic as expected at this price point with the colours being Gold, Black and Blue.
At the back of this device is dual rear camera sitting comfortably at the top left side while a single from facing camera sits at the top centre of the device’s front. Overall, the device weighs 142g and measures 8.3mm in thickness. The device has two variants – One with single SIM Slot and the other with Dual SIM slot. Both of which have a dedicated MicroSD for storage expansion.
Huawei Y5 Prime Camera Review
At the back is a single 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture which is equipped with a dual-LED dual tone flash to lighten up your photos. The rear camera is also capable of recording 1080p videos at a maximum of 30fps. For selfies, the Huawei Y5 Prime has a 5MP camera also equipped with an LED flash. The camera can also be used for face Unlock which this device has.
Huawei Y5 Prime Hardware and Software
Inside the device is a MediaTek MT6739 Chipset, a Quad-core processor with a clocking speed of up 1.5GH. It is paired with the PowerVR GE8100 GPU. For multitasking, there is a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded further, up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot. Out of the box, it comes with Huawei’s own EMUI 8.0 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Powering the device is a 3,020mAh battery which is not bad considering the price. The battery comes with power saving technology which can get you up to 62 hours of continuous music playback or 13 hours of continuous video watching. There is also not fast charging here so there’s that. However, the device is equipped with 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot and micro USB 2.0 Port for charging and transferring of files.
Price And Availability
This device costs about $125 which is approximately N45,000 and is already Available for sale on various online stores.
Huawei Y5 Prime Full Specifications
- Dimension: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm
- Material: Plastic
- Weight: 142g
- SIM Dual SIM: (Single Nano SIM) or (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)
- Type: LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5.45-inch
- Screen Resolution: 18:9, 720 x 1440 pixels
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6739, Quad-core 1.5GHz
- RAM: 2GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
- Primary: 13MP with dual-LED dual tone flash
- Secondary: 5MP with LED flash
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: LTE
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, MicroUSB
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm
- Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 3,020mAh, non-removable
- Type: Li-Ion
- Fast Charging: No
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: $125 – N45,000
Availability: Available on offline and online stores