Huawei Y7A Review
Huawei’s Huawei Y7A is selling fast ever since it was launched so we take a look at what makes it click and what makes it worth getting. Here’s my Huawei Y7A review on Thefanboyseo.com!
For P8,999 the phone packs a punch. It’s a little stocky and on the heavy side but it has all the right features and functions you would need. Chalk it up to the processor and the chassis but the first thing I have to comment on is the weight and size.
On the back we have a plastic unibody with a basic look perfect for minimalists and people who want their smartphones-on-a-budget to look good without going overboard.
Be wary though as this is once again a smudge and fingerprint magnet.
Again for the price range of the Y7a, I’m floored that they managed to put in a quad-camera setup. We’ll get to the quality of the photos later.
The right side of the smartphone features the volume rocker and the power button which also doubles as the fingerprint scanner for the device. The buttons are metallic but aren’t colored as such making the phone as sleek as possible. There’s no sharp or pointed edges too making it a treat to touch when adjusting the volume on the phone. The side mounted fingerprint scanner is also great and easy to use.
The bottom of the phone houses the USB charging port, the headphone jack and the main speaker.
The left side of the phone has the SIM tray neatly tucked and subtly designed.
6.67-inches FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS display. The front camera follows a punch hole design making it simple and clean to look at when playing games or streaming videos.
I also liked the aspect ratio on the Y7a,
As mentioned earlier, there are four cameras in the main rear camera, something that only a handful of smartphones on the same price range offers. The Y7a does follow the same MP count with its competitors at 48MP but the results are fantastic.
We also have the front camera which features 8MP, a good number especially if you plan on using the smartphone for zoom meetings and Facetime.
Here are sample shots using the Huawei Y7a’s cameras:
The 48MP quad-system camera delivers a good quality for photos and can work with a bunch of different functions including:
- super macro
- Pro mode
- Light Painting
- Moving Pictures
And it does the same thing for the night mode or low light mode.
UI and UX
The Huawei Y7a runs on Huawei’s very own EMUI 10.1.1 and don’t be surprised if they don’t have Google here. It’s now running purely on Huawei’s native technology and OS. But it’s not that hard to grasp or use too. I find the AppGallery pretty easy to use although there are still some apps that aren’t available under this UI. Hopefully we get to see more apps being available in the coming days or months.
Another important factor to me is the remaining storage space when you open the phone. It has 128GB of storage but when you boot up the phone, you get around 113GB of free memory…
There’s still a lot of games that you can hit up with the Huawei Y7a which you can pick out on AppGallery. For a budget-friendly phone, you get to really enjoy a powerful mobile phone thanks to the Mali G51 GPU working in-synch with the phone’s processor, the Kirin 710A octa-core.
Heating could still happen from time to time but that’s mainly when you push the phone with the game’s settings set up on the highest level. Set it on lower and it runs perfectly.
Huawei Y7a specs:
6.67-inches FHD+ (2400 x 1080) IPS display
Kirin 710A octa-core CPU
Mali G51-MP4 GPU
Expandable up to 512GB via micro SD
Quad rear cameras
• 48MP f/1.8 main
• 8MP f/2.4 120-degrees ultra-wide
• 2MP f/2.4 depth
• 2MP f/2.4 macro
8MP f/2.0 front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
3.5mm headphone jack
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
5,000mAh battery W/ 22.5w SuperCharge
USB Type-C port
Huawei App Gallery
EMUI 10.1 (based on Android 10)
165.65 x 76.88 x 9.26 mm
Midnight Black, Crush Green, Blush Gold
Huawei Y7A review – Verdict
I’m definitely good with the Huawei Y7a and I want to recommend it to friends with a tight budget for smartphones. I liked the weight and the screen size and the quality of the photos you take; I like the bonus functions in the camera and an improved Night Mode camera for low light shots. I am a little bothered with the lack of games and apps that are available at this point too and you may say that I need to sideload, I’m looking at the people who don’t know how to do that.
So in a nutshell; the phone is good, camera’s good, screen’s good, you just can’t play several popular games and may not have Messenger downloaded the traditional way.
Special thanks to Huawei Philippines for the loaner unit. The Huawei Y7a is now available for just P8,999!
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