Huawei Y5 (2019) review
Android Pie and unique style
Our Huawel Y5 (2019) review takes a closer look at this unique Android smartphone. The dewdrop display, faux-leather back cover, and latest Android features make this Huawei smartphone a real treat to use.
The Huawei Y5 (2019) has an HD+ 5.71-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The aspect ratio of 19:9 gives you a good viewing experience when browsing web pages as additional lines are displayed, this means less scrolling around. The screen immerses you into gaming action and video clips are displayed in widescreen style when using landscape mode. The selfie camera is housed in a small dewdrop notch, this gives you more screen to enjoy when browsing or watching videos.
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This Huawei smartphone has been designed with a unique finish. A faux-leather back cover is an option on the Amber Brown or Modern Black models. This environmentally friendly material combines function and art. The material is wear-resistant and anti-fingerprint so you can keep the phone looking great. one-handed.
The Huawei Y5 (2019) is on offer in Midnight Black, Modern Black, Sapphire Blue, and Amber Brown. The phone weighs in at 146g and measures 8.5mm thick making it slim and compact.
The phone is packing a Mediatek MT67671 Helio A22 (12nm) processor. There is 2GB RAM on board so you will get decent performance when multitasking, gaming or using demanding apps.
Phone Set Up
The Huawei Y5 (2019) has advanced Face Unlock features, which is not something you will usually see on an affordable smartphone. The phone will automatically start to recognise your face once it detects it is being picked up. With a quick scan of 1024 facial feature points, the phone will recognise you and unlock in seconds. It uses intelligent mapping and advanced technology to be able to see you in low light conditions too.
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The on board memory options are 16GB or 32GB, so you can decide how much space you think you may need for your photos or videos. There is a dedicated microSD card slot which can be used with cards up to 1TB giving you superb options when it comes to phone memory.
The Huawei Y5 (2019) is an Android Pie device which gives you lots of familiar apps such as Chrome, Maps, and YouTube. Huawei has added their own touches with the EMUI 9.0 user interface. The manufacturer has worked hard to make sure this is an intuitive interface with rich features that complement the Android framework.
Some of the top features of the EMUI 9.0 include:
Faster performance - the new EMUI works faster and smarter than the previous versions. For example, it will launch Instagram 12 percent faster.
Gaming - using the latest technology, the UI delivers smoother gaming and lowers touch delays by an average of 36%.
Spotlight Reel - the phone will identify faces and create highlight reels for each person theme.
Memo - capture your thoughts and record your ideas using photos, notes or a graffiti pen. The Memo app can store calendar dates and gives reminders of upcoming appointments.
Phone Clone - copy all of your contacts, apps and photos to easily transfer them from one Huawei phone to another.
If you love to listen to your music out loud when you are with your friends then you will love Party Mode. You can create or join a party with other Huawei phones at anytime, anywhere. You simply set up your Huawei Y5 and other Huawei phones from your friends to play the same song. This then creates a multiple speaker party for your music.
Eye Comfort Mode
The display has been certified by TUV Rheinland for eye safety. This certification proves that the display filters out harmful light making it better for your eyes when used in Eye Comfort Mode. This creates a more comfortable viewing experience and lessens on the chance of eye strain.
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Camera & Video
Capture more light
The rear 13-megapixel camera has a large f/1.8 aperture for capturing more of the available light. This makes it easier to capture more clarity and sharper detail when taking photos. There are plenty of post-editing options so you can add filters or crop images after the shot is taken.
Photo options on the Huawei Y5 (2019) include:
- Pro Mode
- Full HD video recording
There is also a 5-megapixel lens on the front for taking selfies or group shots. The Selfie toning flash on the front will illuminate your night-time selfies and the Smart Beauty feature will make you look your best. There are a number of different options for editing images so you can change it up before sharing it on social media.
Intelligent power saving
The Huawei Y5 (2019) has a 3,020mAh battery with intelligent power-saving technology. Although this battery may not be as high capacity as other models, the EMUI will manage available power efficiently. As the phone learns the apps you use and when you use them, it will manage background tasks and other battery features to make sure you have all the power you need. The battery on the Huawei Y5 (2019) can provide up to:
- 16 hours of video playback
- 74 hours of music playback
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Written by: Carmel Brown