Huawei Y5 – 2017 Review

 Huawei Y5 Review

Huawei is hitting the market in 2017 by introducing its new series devices. Today we will look at the latest device of Y series. The device which we are going to discuss today is “Huawei Y5 – 2017“, is latest machine of Huawei which recently came into market and its price in Pakistan is PKR.15,999/-. Let’s see the Huawei Y5 – 2017 Review in detail.

Huawei Y5 – 2017 Review

Huawei Y5(2017) is 5.0 inches device with super touch screen that supports the resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is 4G supported device furthermore the system has Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor. ROM is 16GB and RAM is 2GB while powerhouse has 3000 mAh removable battery. Dual SIM options are supportive with dual stand-by. Camera lenses have 8MP lens for its back and 5MP for front camera.

Price and Specifications of Huawei Y5:

LAUNCH Released  June, 2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions 143.8 x 72 x 8.4 mm
Weight  150 g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Micro)
DISPLAY Type  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size  5.0 inches’ (~66.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution  720 x 1280 pixels (320 dpi)
Multi-touch  Yes, 5-Points
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset  Media Tek MT6737T
CPU  1.4 GHz Quad-core processor
GPU  Mali-T720MP2
MEMORY Card Slot  Yes, up to 128GB(separate slot)
internal  16 GB, 2GB
CAMERA Primary  8 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video  1080p@30fps
Secondary  5 MP, LED flash
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.0
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS
Radio  Yes
USB  v2.0, microUSB
FEATURES Sensors  Accelerometer, compass, proximity
BATTERY  Removable Li-ion 3000 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.15,999/-
OTHERS Colors Gold, Pink, Blue, White, Gray

Pros :

  • LED notification light
  • 4G Device
  • Affordable Price


  • Low pixels

Display and Design:

Huawei Y5 features a 5.0 inches IPS LCD screen and comes with the dimensions of 143.8 x 72 x 8.4 mm with 66% approx. screen to body ratio. Whereas the device weighs around 150 grams- a light weight device comparatively.

Talking about the front design of Huawei Y5, we have of course an ear piece in the center. To the left side, there’s a front camera and that’s it.The front side is all covered with silver layers on all four edges.

On the right edge, the device has a volume and power buttons where as left edge has also one button. Down side has micro-usb connector and speakers whereas top side has audio jack of 3.5 mm on it.

Back Body is totally simple and plain, it has just back camera lens of 8MP on it with LED flash light. Rest of the body has only Huawei name on it otherwise it is totally simple.

Back Camera:

With all other great features, Huawei Y5 gives us an 8MP back camera. This 8 MP camera also features a LED flash light. The camera is however satisfactory, but it captures great pictures in low light. The camera can flexibly adjust itself to capture photos at night and produces stunning pictures.

It can record videos in 1080 pixels quality. Additionally, the camera comes with some built in modes like HDR and panorama etc.

Front Camera:

Talking about the front camera it has a 5 MP result and captures amazing images in low light as well as high light. It automatically detects your face and adjusts itself accordingly. You can take benefit of this amazing camera and talk to your loved ones on Skype or take selfies anytime, anywhere you want.

Moreover, you can further beautify your pictures with the help of the face beauty feature. Let’s check out some pictures taken from front camera of Huawei Y5 – 2017.


As far as the memory is concerned, Huawei Y5 comes with a 16 GB ROM and a 2 GB RAM. Giving a benefit to the users as they can easily take as many pictures as they want and store a lot of data.

However, excessive storage of data will exhaust the space up. But for that, the expandable memory option is there which can be expanded up to 128 GB. So if you are a person who loves downloading videos or playing games you can take advantage from the expandable memory with the help of the SD card.


Huawei Y5 is a 3G/4G supportive device so you can enjoy a faster internet speed. It also has other connectivity options like GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB.

It also supports some other connectivity’s such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM Radio. Wi-Fi supports the standards of b/g/n while Bluetooth version is 4.0.

Y5 is dual SIM supportive smart phone with dual standby function while place of memory card is separate from both SIM places. We can expand its internal memory up to 128GB with the access of memory card.


Huawei Y5 best point is its big and removable Li-ion big battery of 3000 mAh which is present inside the removable back cover. It has 2A charger with it which will completely charge the device in almost one and half hour.

Battery will easily provide us the standby time of 8-9 hours consecutively. Excessive usage of 4G/3G/2G or game play will reduce the battery quickly otherwise it can provide you better time for normal usage.It has media tek chip set which also works for battery saving function.


The Huawei Y5 runs android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) with the interface of Emotion UI 4.1. It should have latest android version 7.0 (nougat) and up til now we have not received any update regarding nougat version. Still its interface is one of the best and organized interfaces as compare to Infinix and QMobile devices.

The main screen has date and time widget at its top while below to it we have Google search bar. After it some applications are arranged in the form of rows and columns. It doesn’t have any application manager separate just a slider bar is available to acess all the applications.

Many bloatware applications are already installed on it such as files, phone manager, mirror etc. Themes application is also available via which we can change the color and display of Huawei Y5.


Huawei Y5 has a 1.4 GHz Quad-core processor and contains a chipset of Media Tek MT6737T. This chipset is based on the architecture of ARM Cortex-A53. Furthermore, it has a 2 GB RAM which might make it a little hard to perform multitasking. While doing so, the phone might get stuck.

Antutu Bench Marking:

Antutu comprehensively tests all aspects of a device, including UX, GPU, RAM, CPU, I/O and more. Each item is individually assessed and given a score. Therefore, we ran a test in Huawei Y5 and got to the results where the device scored 40040 points. On its multi-touch test, the device scored 5 points.

Vellamo Bench Marking:

In our Vellamo Benchmarking, where three tests were carried out, the device scored 1490 points in multicore test, 1034 in metal test and 1615 in chrome browser test.


In my opinion Huawei Y5 is just another smartphone with the same features and specifications. There is nothing really outstanding about this phone which we think will make this phone a successful one in the market. Especially the fact that there are already a lot of smartphones out there which will give it a tough competition. There was a severe need of some new and unique features to be brought up by Huawei.

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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