Huawei Y7 Prime Hands-on, First Impressions

In October, Huawei launched the Philippines a mid-range smartphone with a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset, 3GB RAM, and a large 4,000mAh battery, the Huawei Y7 Prime. Find out our initial thoughts about this budget-friend daily driver in our hands-on below.

Out of the box, the Huawei Y7 Prime looks like your typical Android smartphone. It has a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with curved glass dominating the front which is then bordered by the thick top and bottom bezels.

Above the display are the earpiece, sensors, and 8MP front camera. Down below is the Huawei badge. There are no capacitive keys as the device uses on-screen navigation buttons.

At the left is the hybrid SIM tray, while on the right are the volume and power/lock keys.

At the top are the 3.5mm audio port and secondary microphone. Down at the bottom is the micro USB port, and a couple of slits for the main microphone and loudspeaker.

Flip it on its back and you will see the 12MP rear camera, LED flash, and the fingerprint scanner.

On the hands, the Y7 Prime feels solid in the hands with no creaking parts. The frame is made of plastic but the backplate is metal. Although thick at 8.35mm, it’s comfortable to hold thanks to the curved sides and still feels light despite the 4,000mAh battery.

We did a quick benchmark using AnTuTu and it got a score of 43,629.

The Huawei Y7 Prime is now available and priced at Php9,990. Stay tuned for our full review.

Huawei Y7 Prime specs:
5.5-inch HD IPS In-Cell display, 267ppi
2.5D curved glass
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core CPU
Adreno 505 GPU
32GB storage
microSD card support
12MP rear camera w/ LED flash
8MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Fingerprint sensor
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.1
4,000mAh battery
153.6 x 76.4 x 8.35 mm
165 g
Black, Gold

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