Huawei Y6p Hands-On
Huawei just announced their two new entry-level smartphones directed towards the likes of Gen Zs and millennials through a Livestream event. The Huawei Y6p and Y5p are both trendy and affordable, but in this hands-on, we’ll focus on the more power-packed Huawei Y6p.
The Huawei Y6p inherits a few external aspects from the Huawei Y7p that they released earlier this year. It has a plastic frame with a matte finish and a polycarbonate glossy back with some wavy S-shaped textures that shines when it hits the light. The unit we have is in the Emerald Green variant, and there’s also a Phantom Purple and Midnight Black option.
When holding the phone, it feels quite thick but surprisingly not heavy at all despite its huge battery. More at the back, you’ll find a triple rear camera setup stacked vertically together with an LED flash, a fingerprint scanner, and some Huawei branding.
Sporting a dewdrop notch for its front camera and earpiece, the Y6p has a 6.3-inch TFT LCD IPS display with a resolution of 1600 x 720px and a screen-to-body ratio of 88.4%. It’s also sealed with a 2.5D glass panel and a pre-installed screen protector.
Situated on the right are its power button and volume rocker.
Meanwhile, on the left, you can find the dual-nano SIM tray with a dedicated MicroSD card slot that’s expandable up to 512GB.
Up top is a secondary microphone, while located at the bottom are its loudspeaker, micro-USB port, main microphone, and a headphone jack.
Besides having an audio port, the Huawei Y6p touts a SuperSound solution that’s said to produce powerful bass and louder sounds with maximum speaker volume of 88dB.
Powering this device is a MediaTek MT6762R octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a large 5000mAh battery. It runs on EMUI 10.1 that’s based on Android 10. And as you may be wondering, since this is a Huawei device, don’t expect any Google services pre-installed, but instead, you’ll get the brand’s official app marketplace the AppGallery—which I must say is getting more and more well-known apps.
As for cameras, the triple shooters at the back are composed of a 13MP f/1.8 main, a 5MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
Residing on that dewdrop notch is an 8MP f/2.0 front shooter. We took several sample shots and here’s how they look:
Photos taken by the rear cameras have an ample amount of detail and sharpness under good lighting conditions. We also observed some boosted colors that can look good in some scenarios.
At the same time, selfies look fine too, however, they seem a little washed at times. We’ll go more in-depth in our full review.
The Huawei Y6p is priced at PHP 5,990 and you can now pre-order at Huawei’s official stores on Lazada and Shopee. This phone seems like a really good deal in the budget segment today but it’s got a lot to prove. We’ll share with you more of our thoughts in our full review.
Huawei Y6p specs:
6.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) TFT LCD IPS
MediaTek MT6762R octa-core CPU
IMG PowerVR GE8320 650 GPU
Up to 512GB via MicroSD
Triple rear cameras: 13MP (main) + 5MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (depth)
8MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 n
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
3.5mm audio jack
EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)
159.07 x 74.06 x 9.04mm
Midnight Black, Emerald Green, Phantom Purple