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Huawei Y5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews of Huawei Y5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and performance are overall positive. The usability and price also get good reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Y5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Y5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Huawei Y5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the camera.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Y5 8GB Black - smartphones (Android, GSM, HSPA+, UMTS, Micro-USB, Bar, No subscription)Huawei Y5 8GB Black - smartphones (Android, GSM, HSPA+, UMTS, Micro-USB, Bar, No subscription)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Y5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Huawei Y5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HUAWEI Y5 Black - Y560 LTE Factory Unlocked Dual Sim 4G LTE 4.5" Display GSM Quad-Core Smartphone w/ 5.0MP AF with Dual LED Flash Rear Camera + 2.0MP HUAWEI Y5 Black - Y560 LTE Factory Unlocked Dual Sim 4G LTE 4.5" Display GSM Quad-Core Smartphone w/ 5.0MP AF with Dual LED Flash Rear Camera + 2.0MP

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei Y5 2018 Smartphone Review

 

As cheap as possible. The Y5 2018 is currently one of the cheapest smartphones in Huawei's western line-up. For 120 Euros (~$140; US version ~$120), buyers will get the standard fare in this price bracket. Is that enough for the new Huawei smartphone...

long battery life ; lightweight and stable case ; remains cool

no 5 GHz WLAN ; very weak speaker ; display flickers at low brightness

Huawei cut costs all over the place for the Huawei Y5 2018: The earpiece that simultaneously serves as a mediocre speaker, the simple plastic case, and the missing 5 GHz WLAN band are a few examples. But in exchange, buyers will pay less than 120 Euros...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Huawei Y5 review

 

The Huawei Y5 meets all the requirements of a budget Android smartphone - a good-sized screen, a compact body, front & back cameras, a quad-core processor, and 8GB of expandable memory. Battery life is good for a cheap phone - everything else is as...

If you're hunting for a bargain, the Y5 could be it. You probably won't find it in the shops, but it's available online for under £100, and for that money it does the job. It's a nice phone to handle, with enough memory and battery life to avoid tears....

Jun, 2016

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

OK while it lasted

 

My daughter got one for Christmas and it was the best phone she could do heaps with it, but it won't even charge up now or turn on. It's only 6 months old. The battery would heat up when charging or if you where on the phone for more than 15 minute's....

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Satisfactory for basic use

 

For its price (<$100), Huawei Y5 does the job for basic use e.g. messaging, calls, simple apps; and is good value Good, compact size. 4GX allows fast speeds, cameras on the front and back At times, touch screen is not as responsive and apps are...

May, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great for simple use.

 

I was an Apple only user and after a somewhat frustrating run with their expensive phones I got the courage to go buy this Huawei for $84. Sure it has very small built in memory but other than that, It's totally worth the little money it costs. Battery...

May, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Adequate

 

Got the Huawei Y560 for a good price at Coles when it was on offer. It is more than adequate for a beginner user of smartphone as I only use the unit's basic functions. It is a bit heavier than I expected though, but I think the iPhone is heavy too.

May, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Does the job

 

the 2 finger zoom technique doesn't work on most home pages, which is annoying because the small print is usually microscopic. But value for money..unbeatable. For are $100 it's easier to buy another one if you break or lose it.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Brilliant!

 

Best first or beginner'so smart phone. And this is a SMART phone. Android is easy to learn and operate. Especially compared with Windows. So, if you couldn't use a smart phone before, you can now! Get a good deal though as the newer models are also...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great phone

 

For its price it is a fantastic phone. Underrated for its capabilities and most people are put off by the cheap price. I have dropped this phone face first onto concrete and on its edge. No cracked screen and still works. Mine is locked to Optus on the...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Works well. So good I bought another one for my wife.

 

Worth much more than I had to pay. This one is locked to Telstra and gets a tick for country use. It is 4GX and also works on the 3G network. All the apps work well and there is a button that turns off apps that are not being used so it stays fast....

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000 / 3000 / 3020
Battery performance:2000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:No / Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.95
Body SAR (EU):0.95
Head SAR:0.55
Head SAR (EU):0.55

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Blue / Blue, White / Gold / Pink, White / Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.5 / 5 / 5.45
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1440 x 720 / 854 x 480 / 855 x 480
Display Type:IPS / TFT / TN
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:294 / 295
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP, AMR, Mid, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP2, MP3, OGG, Vorbis, WAV / AAC, OGG, AMR, WAV, FLAC, MIDI, AAC+, MP2, MP3, Vorbis / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,MIDI,MP3,PCM,eAAC+
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression format:3GP, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / MP4, H.263, H.264, MKV, WEBM, 3GP, DIVX, XVID
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,DIVX,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM,XVID / 3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM / DIVX,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM,XVID / H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / MP4,H.263,H.264,MKV,WEBM,3GP,DIVX,XVID

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:2100,900,1800,800,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Hangouts,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1 / 5.1.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor:MSM 8909 / MSM8909
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Mediatek / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.4 / 1.5
Processor model:MSM 8909 / MSM8909 / MT6737T / MT6739

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1 / 5.1.1 / 6.0 / 6.0+EMUI 4.1 / 8.0 / 8.1 / 8.1.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256 / 32
RAM capacity:1 / 2
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome, Google Hangouts, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.327 / 0.329 / 0.333 / 0.394
Height:5.35 / 5.59 / 5.66 / 5.77
Weight:4.99 / 5.11 / 5.17 / 5.29
Width:2.67 / 2.79 / 2.83