Huawei Y5 2018 is a low-end smartphone presented by the Chinese House and available from February 2018. It is a device with not particularly exciting technical features that makes the camera its most interesting feature. It was presented as an inexpensive device, which is why we won't expect great performance, but it can offer everything you need for a user who is content and doesn't need any special features.

In Our review we will analyze Huawei Y5 2018 to know and understand the actual quality in the face of low price.

Huawei Y5 2018 = ECONOMICAL

The main Reason Why Huawei Y5 2018 was put on the market was definitely to attract new buyers who are looking for a reliable and inexpensive smartphone.

Nowadays, in fact, users can expect good performance and reliability from any cheap smartphone, even from those that cost about 100 euros.

Huawei Y5 2018
Huawei Y5 2018


Thanks to a number of optimizations, most applications and the same Android operating system generally work well and without problems even on the cheapest devices;

Cameras take acceptable photos, as long as the expectations are not too high. Indeed, for Huawei, the photographic compartment has always been of primary importance, which is why even on a low-end Device like Huawei Y5 2018 the photos will be particularly good compared to its competitors.

 Huawei Y5 2018 IN BRIEF

Huawei Y5 2018 is a low-end smartphone, with very interesting features such as:

  • The Full-View 5.7-inch display in 18:9 at HD + resolution;
  • The 3,020 mAh battery;
  • Dual SIM and microSD support
  • The EMUI 8.0 system, based on Android 8.0 Oreo.


Generally, an inexpensive but good-workmanship smartphone cannot fail to have a display of at least 5 inches at least HD resolution.

They Also cannot miss at least 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. These days, with the 5G at the door, it is essential that a smartphone allows navigation in 4G LTE.

Autonomy is vital, for this reason an Android smartphone will have to have a battery of at least 3000 mAh to be able to assist throughout the day. Everything else like fingerprint sensor or a good quality of the camera will be optional well-liked.


Here below Is a list of features that we will analyze closely to be able to give a final judgement on Huawei Y5 2018.

  • Pack
  • Materials and design;
  • Display
  • Hardware
  • Connectivity
  • Software
  • Multimedia Department;
  • Autonomy.


Inside the package we find, as usual, the wall charger and USB charging cable.



Buyers of the Huawei Y5 2018 will have to settle for a simple plastic case, such a choice of Huawei manufacturer is dictated by the willingness to want to keep a low price, of course.

Huawei Y5 2018 can rely on a rather classic design also has a format for its display of 18:9 and in the lower part there is enough space for the manufacturer's logo, while the side edges are too thick.

Size and weight

Huawei Y5 2018 is a smartphone very light, its weight in fact is just 145 grams, this data, approached the size, make it a smartphone very manageable and comfortable to use. Its dimensions are in fact of just 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm also thanks to its rounded edges, the device feels good in the hand.

In Addition to producing a slight creaking when twisted, the case is very stable and seems to be of good quality. 

The Rear is the module comprising the single camera and the LED flash, slightly protruding from the rest of the body.

Huawei Y5 2018
Huawei Y5 2018


Huawei Y5 2018 As we said earlier, allows you to enjoy a large display without however have excessive height and width measurements.

Display Features

This Chinese home smartphone has a FullView display with 5.7-inch 18:9 ratio. The screen resolution is HD +. This means that it has a format of 1440 x 720 pixels with a density of 295 ppi.

The screen of this smartphone allows You to enjoy a good visual experience. But under the sunlight suffers a little because of the brightness of the Display is not very high.

As we have already said and repeated, we have to read these characteristics in relation to the proposed price and I am sure that proposing something better than this would have been really difficult to do.


Good technical specs for an inexpensive smartphone

Huawei Y5 2018 A Cortex-A53 MediaTek MT6739 process
or. In everyday use it behaves discreetly well, does not heat too much and guarantees sufficient performance for a basic use.

Huawei Y5 2018: not suitable for gaming

The supplied GPU is the PowerVR GE8100. This GPU does not guarantee enough performance and is certainly not suitable for video games, for this, if you are a gamer or otherwise you like to play with your smartphone, better opt on other, maybe higher-end.

RAM and Internal memory

The RAM is 2GB while the internal memory is 16 GB. Inevitably, however, because of the installed operating system (and that can not be done without) the internal usable memory is just 10 GB.

This configuration I think is enough if you do a reasoned and intelligent use of the smartphone, otherwise you will find very bad.

Finally Huawei Y5 2018 gives the possibility to expand the internal memory via micro SD. Very Useful The presence of the latter because the 10 GB of internal memory would be occupied quickly by the few apps. Fortunately you can mount the micro SD without losing the ability to use the Dual Sim slot.

I Think that the hardware mounted is just enough for a basic use of the phone, you could certainly do better, only the price justifies this little quality.


  To be always connected, this smartphone features the 4G LTE module that allows data transfer and excellent internet browsing. It Has good Wi-Fi reception and GPS so you are always connected.

As far as WLAN is concerned, the Huawei smartphone supports 802.11 b/g/N standards. This means that the Y5 cannot access the less-used 5 GHz band,. The smartphone's performance is average.

Huawei has integrated a modem with Cat LTE. 4 and the phone, in urban areas and even inside the buildings has a good reception..

The quality of the calls is not great, as you can expect only in this price range: The person on the other end is relatively understandable with the headset, even if the voice feels distant and is accompanied by an electronic echo. The sound quality of our voice was more or less the same as the normal phone mode. 


Now Let's talk about the operating system and I/O interface of the entry level smartphone Huawei Y5 2018. The pre-installed operating system is Android Oreo 8.1 assisted by the highly tested EMIUI 8.0.

Basically It is identical in everything and for everything to the other Huawei interfaces. Simple, clean and intuitive.

As far as we know the fact of having installed the same software of the top of the range may have affected the stability and fluidity of the system, making it slower and more agile.

Huawei Y5 2018
Huawei Y5 2018


The camera is the strong point

Truthfully, given the price, I expected worse but overall, the photos seem quite acceptable for use on low-res social media.

The color reproduction is reasonably good, and the sharpness is acceptable for this price range.

The sharpness of the image is acceptable, and the details come out pretty well. In low light, the camera illuminates the image pretty well, but the autofocus effortlessly.

Technical specifications of the camera

An 8 megapixel camera with LED Flash is located on the back side of the Huawei Y5 2018; On the front side, there is a 5 megapixel lens with LED support. These Are relatively low resolutions. Huawei could do much better in this case.

The main camera records 1080p video. The exposure adjustment reacts quickly, if in steps, to the brightness changes. The details are well played. The colors, on the other hand, seem a little too pale. 


The supplied battery is of 3020 mAh, it allows a long life, at least until the end of the day, as long as it makes a normal use.
An intense use of this smartphone does not guarantee to arrive in the evening with the phone still alive, since, as we have already stated before, the software does not turn very well and heats a lot.

Overall, being an inexpensive smartphone, it is not to throw away such autonomy, you could do better, making more accurate choices on hardware side and software side, but for the average user can fit.


Summary Technical Features
Operating System Android 8.1 EMUI 8.0 Oreo
Size 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm
Weight 145 grams
Dual Sim Yes
Connectivity 4G LTE
Processor Cortex-A53 MediaTek MT6739
Number of Cores Quad-Core
RAM and Internal memory 2 GB RAM 16 GB ROM
Display 5.7 inch 720 x 1440 pixels
Camera 8 Mp + 5 Mp Internal
Video 30 FPS 1080 p
Battery 3020 mAh



  • Packing: 6
  • Hardware: 6.5
  • Display: 7
  • Software: 6.5
  • Camera: 7 
  • Battery: 7.5
  • Price: 8.5

JUDGEMENT of Huawei Y5 2018

Let's do a brief summary of the pros and cons of the entry level smartphone Huawei Y5 2018

Camera Display
Price Hardware


  It is always ready to answer phone calls, messages, emails and it also allows to perform some activities more expensive at the performance level. That'S why at this price Huawei Y5 2018 is definitely a Device to be held in serious consideration due to its excellent value for money.


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