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Huawei Y7p Review

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Phones are getting better whichever price point they may be. If you are buying a sub-10k smartphone, there are a lot of good and very capable smartphones. Adding to that long list is the new Huawei Y7p. we have been using the Huawei Y7p for about three weeks now and here’s our review.

Huawei Y7p specs

  • Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor
  • Mali G51 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 6.39-inch HD IPS LCD display (1560 x 720 pixels)
  • Rear Cameras
    • 48MP f/1.8
    • 8MP f/2.4 ultrawide
    • 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 8MP f/2.4 front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Scanner (rear mounted)
  • GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GALILEO
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1

HARDWARE

The Huawei Y7p is like anything we’ve seen on this price range. A metal frame and a shiny plastic back. We must say it is quite generic. There’s nothing wrong with that but if you want a phone a personality, this is not for you. The phone, on the flip side, is functional and very well built. It is also fairly light probably due to the plastic build.

The display we must say is decent. It is an 6.39-inch IPS LCD display. It does not have a punchy colorful display but at least, it is color accurate. Brightness is a bit of a challenge when using it outdoors. Even jacking it up to max brightness, it is quite hard to use the display under direct sunlight.

SOFTWARE

The Huawei Y7p is running Android 9.0 Pie AOSP (Android Open Source Program) with Huawei’s own EMUI 9.1 on top. The company’s Huawei Mobile Services and App Gallery has a decent number of apps already like Tiktok, Viber and Speedtest which we downloaded directly from it. Other useful apps like GCash, BDO online banking, Lazada and Snapchat are now available for download. We side loaded Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Twitter via downloading their APK file. It is quite safe so no need to worry.

The Huawei App Gallery

Everyday grind with the phone is quite good. It takes gaming and multitasking very well. Games like Mobile Legends will run smoothly here. We also never encountered any lags and slowdowns during the duration of our review.

CAMERA

We have three rear cameras – a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor. There is also an 8MP selfie camera which in a hole punch into the display. Photos as expect from a Huawei are always good. Good exposure, nice color saturation, an and dynamic range. The dedicated night mode also takes really good low light photos.

Editor’s note:
Due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine imposed by the Philippine Government due to the Corona Virus threat, we are unable to take as much photos. The sample shots taken are limited only to our house.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Huawei’s battery optimization has always been on point. One the Huawei Y7p, we managed to get around 8 to 9 hours of screen on time based on our video loop test. With moderate use, the phone can last easily for two days.

Connectivity has never been an issue with Huawei phones. Based on our past reviews, any Huawei phone has excellent WiFi and network connectivity. With the Huawei Y7p, we never had connectivity problems. Signal has been stable using both WiFi and cell networks. Calls are clear with no issues

VERDICT

The Huawei Y7p is another solid offering from Huawei. If we will nitpick, we probably want a brighter and OLED display. But with the price of this phone, we really can’t complain. Other than that, the phone is great and we are really impressed. Good cameras, solid battery life, great build quality, excellent connectivity and of course, the price. Two thumbs up recommendation for the Huawei Y7p!

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