Huawei Y8p Hands-On
Huawei recently introduced its latest smartphone under the Y series, the Huawei Y8p. It packs a 6.3-inch display, Kirin 710F chipset, triple-rear cameras, and a 4,000mAh battery. We finally got our hands on it, so without any further ado, check out our initial thoughts below!
On the front, the Huawei Y8p rocks a 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels or equal to 418ppi. You can see the dewdrop notch on top, which houses its 16MP selfie camera. On top of that is the earpiece. We get slim bezels overall while the chin part is slightly thicker. Huawei Y8p also has the fingerprint scanner under the display, which scans and unlocks quickly.
For the rear panel, it’s made out of polycarbonate material with a gradient design that is commonly found in other smartphones. The unit we have is the Breathing Crystal model, but there’s also a Midnight Black variant for a more classic look.
Found on the upper left is the triple camera system with the LED flash. Check out our sample photos below.
The Huawei Y8p is easy to grip thanks to its curved edges. Even people with small hands like me can grip it nicely. Plus, it’s polycarbonate build makes it lighter and more comfortable to hold.
On the left, you’ll find its SIM card tray. There’s no support for microSD cards, but there’s a slot for the NMcard for up to 256GB capacity.
On the right side are the volume rocker and the power/lock button.
On top, you’ll find the 3.5mm audio jack and a secondary microphone.
While down at the bottom, we have the primary microphone, loudspeaker, and a USB TYPE C port.
Powering the Huawei Y8p is a Kirin 710F processor coupled with a Mali G51-MP4 GPU, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. It’s got a pretty sizable 4,000mAh battery, too, with 10W charging support. When it comes to software, it runs on Android 10 skinned with Huawei’s EMUI 10.1. There are no Google services here and instead rely on Huawei Mobile Services.
Although a Y-series, the Y8p seems to pack enough hardware to become a reliable daily driver. The Huawei Y8p is priced at PHP 12,999. We’ll discuss more on its performance and battery life, in our full review.
Huawei Y8p specs:
6.3-inches FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED Dewdrop display
Kirin 710F 2.2GHz octa-core CPU
Mali G51-MP4 GPU
Expandable up to 256GB via micro SD
48MP f/1.8 main + 8MP f/2.4 120-degrees ultra-wide + 2MP f/2.4 triple-rear cameras
16MP f/2.0 front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
3.5mm headphone jack
In-display fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C port
EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)
73.2mm x 157.4mm x 7.75mm
Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal