Vivo Y53 or Huawei Y5 2017?

Alvin M. Aventura asks, “Which is better: Vivo Y53 or Huawei Y5 2017?

In this match, two entry-level budget smartphones will be battling it out to see which is the better pick, in different aspects. Let’s start!

The Vivo Y53 is one of the company’s budget smartphones part the Y-series. It has a 5″ IPS LCD display with 960 x 540 resolution, a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, a 5MP front camera with screen flash, and a 2,500mAh battery.

The Huawei Y5 2017 is a recent entry-level budget smartphone that provides decent performance for its tier-level. It has a 5″ IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, MediaTek MT6737T chipset, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 8MP AF rear camera with dual-LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash, and a 3,000mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs.

Vivo Y53 Huawei Y5 2017
Display 5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 960 x 540 pixels 5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 1280×720 pixels
CPU 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core MediaTek MT6737T 1.4GHz quad-core
GPU Adreno 308 Mali T720
Memory -16GB internal storage
-2GB RAM
-16GB internal storage
-2GB RAM
Camera – 8MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
– 5MP front-facing camera w/ screen flash
– 8MP AF rear camera w/ dual-LED flash
– 5MP front-facing camera w/ LED flash
Battery 2500mAh non-removable battery 3,000mAh Li-Ion battery
OS FunTouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1

Let us look at their Benchmark scores.

Vivo Y53 Huawei Y5 2017
Antutu 36,300 38,986
Geekbench 4 653 (Single), 1878 (Multi) 664(Single-Core), 1,813(Multi-Core)
PC Mark 3272 (Work 2.0), 4681 (Work 1.0), 3083 (Storage) 3,054 (Work 2.0), 3,886 (Work 1.0), 2,367 (Storage)
Battery Life 8 hours and 2 minutes 9 hours and 25 minutes

Here the advantages of each smartphone.

Vivo Y53

+ Slightly better-performing CPU (for multi-tasking)

Huawei Y5 2017

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Slightly better-performing CPU (for single tasks)

+ Slightly better-performing GPU

+ Dual-LED flash for rear camera

+ Longer battery life

In terms of display quality, the Huawei Y5 2017 provides a better viewing experience for users since it carries a 1280 x 720 resolution compared with the Y53’s 960 x 540. Nothing much else is to be said in this department since both have the same IPS LCD display and same screen size.

For their CPU and GPU, it would seem that the Snapdragon 425 and MT6737T are close in terms of performance, but they only differ by a little. In real-world scenarios and based on their benchmark scores, the difference is trivial, but we can say that the Snapdragon 425 handles power efficiency better than the MT6737T. In the case of GPUs, the Mali T720 is slightly better performing over the Adreno 308.  Based on our review from the Vivo Y53, Asphalt Extreme can be played smoothly on the highest settings. As for our review on the Huawei Y5 2017, running Mobile Legends on any settings is fairly smooth, though it is notable that the device warms up fast.

In terms of camera department, the only main difference for their specs on paper are the rear dual-LED flash and front LED flash of the Y5 2017 compared with the rear single-LED flash and front screen flash of the Y53.  As for photo quality,  you can check our reviews for both smartphones that are linked above.

In terms of battery life performance, checking out their battery benchmark scores, we can see that the Y5 2017 with 3,000mAh battery lasted for 9 Hours and 25 Minutes while the Y53 with a 2,500mAh battery lasted for 8 Hours and 2 Minutes. It is clear which smartphone lasts longer in this department.

For the overall performance, checking out their Antutu scores, the Y5 2017 has the upper hand and produced a higher score compared with the Y53. Considering content consumption, gaming, battery, and performance experience, the former wins for overall performance.

Vivo Y53 is priced at Php5,990 (see price listing here) while the Huawei Y5 2017 is priced at Php5,890 (see price listing here)

Which entry-level smartphone would you prefer? Let us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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2 Responses

  1. jhundel caringal says:

    y53 kc un ung cp q e..ok nman sya mabilis din sa lhat

  2. Grazie says:

    Mas ok para sakin camera ng vivo y53 lagi pang may update di tulad ng huawei nagstop na mag update sa y5 2017 panget pa camera.i have both phones kasi kaya na experience ko both.

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