Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) review
Big battery/powerful selfie camera
In our Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) review, we take a look at a very reasonably priced phone that is available from £15.75 per month on a 24-month contract. With this tiny monthly payment, it is surprising to find a huge battery and a high-resolution selfie camera, along with plenty of other premium-like features which you can discover in more detail in our review.
Wide Dewdrop Display
The Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) has a wide (19:9 screen-aspect-ratio) 6.26” IPS Dewdrop Display with HD+ (1,520x 720 pixels) resolution. Not only is the screen wider than normal but there is greater colour saturation and this looks natural even at wider viewing angles.
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This all equates to a fabulous viewing experience. You can watch YouTube videos, view, Instagram photos, and enjoy games with high-end graphics, thanks to the fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM.
A polished design
The curved rear cover has a smooth-touch polished ceramic-like texture and its shaped form makes is very comfortable to hold in your hand. On the bottom, we find a loudspeaker and placed where it is, the sound doesn’t get muted if you place the phone down on a table, desk, or sofa.
There are four colours on offer; Coral Red, Aurora Blue, and Midnight Black. The phone weighs 168g and is 8.1mm thick, both of which aren’t particularly amazing or terrible.
Phone Set Up
Face Unlock 2.0
Face Unlock 2.0 graces the Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) and the advancements (from version 1.0) include being able to authenticate your face from wider angles. If you prefer, you can secure the phone with a fingerprint and the sensor is positioned on the back face.
You can use the fingerprint sensor to activate and unlock App Lock and Private Files. You can also use the sensor to take a photo, turn off an alarm, answer calls, pull down notifications, and browse photos.
Collecting your content from your old smartphone is easy and you can use the pre-loaded Phone Clone or Huawei Share apps to do this. There is a healthy 32GB internal memory and the memory card slot lets you insert microSD cards with values of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB.
The Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) runs on Google’s Android Oreo operating system. It looks slightly different from stock Android phones. This is thanks to the EMUI 8.2 user interface which spruces up the looks and adds apps such as Party mode, Health, and Game Suite.
There is a Virus Scanner to keep the phone healthy. There is also an Easy Mode where larger icons and fonts and a louder volume are offered, to those who may need this.
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Camera & Video
16MP selfie camera
The Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) has an excellent selfie camera and there is more to the story than just the 16MP resolution. Automatic retouching saves the time you would otherwise need to spend editing your selfies and the Selfie Toning Flash ensures you capture true-to-life colours when the lighting is low.
Features of the selfie camera include Perfect Selfie, Capture Smiles, Gesture Control, and AR Lens. AR Lens lets you change the background of your photos or add stickers.
Dual AI camera
A dual AI camera takes care of landscape photography with a 13MP main lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera benefits from greater light input and AI intelligently recognises 500+ scenes with 22 labels, all of which are optimised in real time.
Shooting modes include Aperture, Photo, Video, Beauty, and More. The More option hides other features such as Pro, Panorama, HDR, and Filter.