Huawei Y5 2019 Hands-on

The 2019 iteration of Huawei’s Y5 series smartphone has finally arrived in the Philippines. Similar to the Huawei Y Max released earlier this year, the Huawei Y5 features a faux leather design. Here’s our hands-on take of this entry-level device.

The Huawei Y5 2019 features a 5.71-inches display with 1520×720-pixel resolution. It has rather thick bezels, specifically at the chin where the Huawei logo is printed on. The device also has a dewdrop notch where the 5MP front camera resides.

Turning it over, the device employs a faux leather finish, which isn’t seen in a lot of smartphones. Giving the device a faux leather finish is rather smart; it eliminates the fingerprint smudge problem that glass-body devices have, and it also makes the smartphone feel and look like it’s already housed in a case. The design also makes the device stand out among other smartphones. A 13MP main shooter sits on the rear as well, with an LED flash below it.

Situated on the right are the volume rocker and the power button. The buttons are easy to reach and are pretty clicky, too.

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On the left side, there’s the dual SIM slot and a dedicated microSD slot.

Wired headphones users can rejoice as the Y5 2019 has a 3.5mm headphone port at the top. While at the bottom we have the downward-firing speaker, a microphone, and the micro USB port.

The Huawei Y5 2019 runs on a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It has 2GB RAM and two storage variants, 16GB and 32GB, both expandable up to 512GB via microSD. Other features include a 3,020mAh battery capacity, face unlock capability, and EMUI 9 skinned on top of Android 9 Pie runs as the Y5 2019’s operating system.

Huawei Y5 2019 specs:

  • 5.71-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 px) dew drop display
  • MediaTek Helio A22 1.8GHz  quad-core CPU
  • PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB, 32GB internal storage
  • microSD up to 512GB
  • 13MP f/1.8 PDAF rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP f/2.2 front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Single SIM, Dual SIM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • FM Radio
  • EMUI 9 (Android 9 Pie)
  • 3020mAh battery
  • 147.1 x 70.8 x 8.5 mm
  • 146g
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Modern Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown

The Huawei Y5 2019 is now available at Shopee at a discounted price of PHP 4,990 (PHP 5,990 original price) on June 4 and 6, 2019 only.

1 Response

  1. PoLLeN says:

    The huawei Y5 2019 does not have an IR blaster, i tried bunch of apps and they all can’t detect the hardware so i contacted Huawei in a livechat about it and they say it doesn’t have one and that hole on top is a “secondary microphone”

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