Huawei Y5 2017 Review

The competition among the smartphone companies is growing along with the passage of time. No any company can survive for a longer period of time with the support of their older smartphones as they get outdated because technology keeps changing. Going with the flow of same change, Huawei, a well-known Chinese telecommunication company, released a new budget-oriented smartphone, the Huawei Y5 2017 along with its younger brother Huawei Y3 2017.

The Huawei Y5 2017 is the successor of the renowned budget phone, Huawei Y5 II. The Huawei Y5 2017 has been manufactured on the same body design as of its predecessor. The Huawei Y5 2017 too has is built with plastic body, and the rear panel is provided with grainy surface which makes it less slippery. Nevertheless, the smartphone has got some identifiable differences in it which makes it different than the 2016 version Y5.

The changes that can be identified are the placement of front camera, front facing LED flashlight, and rear facing LED flashlight. The front camera and LED flashlight has been swapped to the right side of the ear piece, and the rear flashlight has been moved to the left side. We also can see that the 2017 version is featured with dual tone LED flashlight.

Further, Huawei has made the placement of the bottoms in the old place. The power button and the volume adjusting keys can be found on the right side of the device’s body and the easy is accessible in the left side. The 3.5 mm earphone port, the micro USB port & the dual speaker can be seen on the top and bottom respectively. Looking at the rear, we see a rear camera along with a LED flashlight, and a secondary mic.

Also, the Huawei Y5 2017 has been equipped with 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The screen quality is same as of its predecessors, and is better than its young brother, Y5 2017. The screen is bright as per its range, and the screen also does a good job regarding color production. The color is vibrant and saturated and the viewing angles are also good.

Moreover, Huawei has shipped the Y5 2017 running with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Also, the company has packed the smartphone with Mediatek MT6737T chipset, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T720MP2 GPU. The device, further, comes with 16 GB ROM and 2 GB of RAM. Besides, the device features a SD card slot which allows users to expand the memory up to 128 GB.

The Huawei Y5 2017 has not received any changes in the rear camera. The device comes with 8 MP of rear camera which was also seen in its predecessor. However, the company has replaced the 2 MP front camera with 5 MP camera. Both 2016 and 2017 Y5 has been made available with front facing LED flashlight.

This time Huawei has made a big change in the field of battery. The new Huawei 2017 has been powered with 3000 mAh battery, whereas, the 2016 variant featured only 2200 mAh battery. The battery is good regarding the backup, nevertheless, this device also lacks fast charging functionality.

Huawei Y5 2017 Price in Nepal : Rs. 15,600 (Around)

Huawei Y5 2017 Specification


 Size  5.0 inches
 Resolution  720 x 1280 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  1.4 GHz
 CPU Type  Quad-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  NA
 Main Camera Resolution  8.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Yes
 Sim Size  Micro SIM
 2G Sim  NA


 USB Version  Micro USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NA
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth 4.0
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  NA
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  143.8 x 72 x 8.4 mm
 Weight  150 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  NA
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  No
 Barometer  No
 Temperature Sensor  No


 Standard Battery Capacity  3000 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  *.3gp, *.mp4, *.webm, *.mkv
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  *.mp3, *.mid, *.amr, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.wav,*.ogg


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