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Huawei Y7p review: Compelling budget phone

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Huawei’s latest budget phone, the Huawei Y7p has a lot to offer despite the modest price tag. The phone punches well beyond its valie with hardware such as the 48MP triple cameras and the Kirin 710F chipset.

We took the Huawei Y7p for a spin to find out why its such a compelling device. Priced at PHP 9,990, it is available in Huawei Experience Stores and online through Lazada and Shopee.

Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review

Design

The Huawei Y7p’s layout revolves around the huge display with thin bezels, a small chin and a punch hole on the upper left corner. It has a plastic body that’s solidly built, with an alluring glossy back that refracts light that shows off a barrage of rainbow colors. Huawei says this was made possible using nano-texture technology.

Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review
Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review

Our review unit is Midnight Black variant which I find more elegant. The other color option is Aurora Blue.

At the back are the three cameras and LED flash in a vertical alignment. The fingerprint scanner is on the upper middle area within easy reach. It is fast and almost instantaneous. Huawei’s logo is also there, together with the engraved CE markings.

Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review

The left side has the dual SIM tray with a separate microSD card slot. The volume rocker and power button is on the right. And at the bottom you have the 3.5mm headphone jack, the microphone, the microUSB port, and the speaker.

Display

The Huawei Y7p has a 6.39-inch HD IPS display with a 1560 by 720 resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is good for a budget phone. Colors look great and the size makes it ideal for watching videos and playing games.

Also see: Huawei Nova 7i launches in the PH; Pre-order details, price confirmed

Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review

In my opinion, a punch hole is better than a notch. It does distract in games and videos at times. It can be fixed by either changing the orientation of the phone or turning it “off” completely in the display settings (Settings> Display> More Display Settings> Notch). If you choose this option, a black bar will appear on the top, camouflaging the camera.

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Performance

Armed with a Kirin 710F processor, 4GB RAM and EMUI 9.1.1, the Huawei Y7p handles everyday tasks with ease. Basic navigation is smooth and responsive with no lag or issues.

Also see: Huawei Y9S price drop saves you 1k

When it comes to games, the phone can easily hold its own against other budget offerings. There are little issue in games like Asphalt 9 and Into the Dead 2. Of course, if you want a better gaming experience, setting the graphics to medium will definitely improve things.

As for benchmarks, the handset got the following scores:

  • AnTuTu Benchmark – 140,758 (58,992 CPU; 18,122 GPU; 35,687 MEM; 27,957 UX)
  • Geekbench – 260 single core test; 1,120 multi-core test

Cameras

The phone is equipped with triple cameras at the back with 48MP f/1.8 main shooter. This is one of the most affordable with such sensor. It is supported by an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide and a 2MP f/2.4 depth cameras.

The handset comes with Huawei’s highly praised night mode, which gives it versatility in low light situations. It also has an aperture mode to blur backgrounds and portrait for, well, portraits. Under “more,” you also get with pro mode, slow-mo, panorama, light painting, HDR, time-lapse, moving picture, and stickers.

For a budget phone, the Y7p’s images are pretty decent. In bright light, you get consistently good photos with ample detail, well saturated colors, and consistent dynamic range.

Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review
Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review

The 8MP front camera was another surprise. Selfies look pleasant with accurate skin tones and above average detail.

Huawei Y7p Technobaboy Review

Battery Life

The Huawei Y7p has a 4,000mAh battery with a microUSB port and a 10W charger in the box. With moderate usage, the phone will last a day. A bit more if you are the type who don’t play too much games or stream too many videos.

Charging the phone from zero to a hundred takes all of two hours to complete. It does not support fast charging.

Final Thoughts

Priced at PHP 9,990, the Huawei Y7p is a solid budget phone that offers a 48MP triple rear camera setup, a large punch hole display with slim bezels, and an efficient Kirin 710F processor.

If there ever was a knock against it, its going to be the lack of Google Mobile Services. It isn’t really that big a deal, considering Huawei’s ever growing AppGallery is on board. Many popular apps and games are already on it.

Still, you’d be hard pressed to find this much value for the price. The Huawei Y7p offers so many good things to pass up.

*But if you really want both Huawei and Google, there s a ways to do it.

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Huawei Y7p specs

  • 6.39-inch HD+ IPS Display (1560 x 720, 269 ppi), 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 2.2GHz Octa-core Huawei Kirin 710F Processor
  • Mali G51-MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage, MicroSD Slot up to 512GB
  • 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 + 2MP f/2.4 Rear Cameras
  • 8MP f/2.0 Punch Hole Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 5, GPS
  • Micro USB Port
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • EMUI 9.1, Android 9
  • 4,000mAh Battery

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

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