Huawei Y5 2017 quietly unveiled: stylish curves, but unimpressive specs

Huawei is well-known for its affordable Android smartphones since forever. It's one of the few companies that refined its portfolio of entry-level beyond anything we've seen until now. Naturally, that doesn't mean that there aren't other choices that make as good alternatives.

The latest addition to Huawei's ever growing lineup of affordable smartphones is weirdly called Y5 2017. It wasn't officially announced since it's an entry-level device, but it's now listed on Huawei's website.

We do know much of the phone's specs configuration, but no details about its availability and pricing have been disclosed, so we're still in the dark. Until we get more info on that, let's take a look at what the Huawei Y5 2017 has to offer specs-wise.

The first disappointment comes from the fact that the smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top, and we doubt a Nougat update will come its way in the future.

At the heart of the Y5 2017 sits a 1.4GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. Huawei Y5 2017 sports a 5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution.

One thing that might set it apart from other smartphones in the same price range is the design. The phone is just 8.45mm thin and features a textured body and curvy lines. According to Huawei, the back design is finished in a unique CD pattern around the camera lens and the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) crafting process at the bottom.

Speaking of the camera, Huawei's affordable Y5 2017 packs an 8-megapixel snapper on the back, while in the front there's a secondary 5-megapixel sensor with LED flash and 84-degree wide angle lens.

Also, the smartphone is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery that is rated by Huawei for 1.5 days of use. On top of that, the Chinese company claims the removable battery will be able to deliver more than 80% of its capacity even after more than 800 charging cycles.



1. NoAllegiance unregistered

Not much of an update in terms of processing power and graphics capabilities, and knowing Huawei they probably not going to price it the same as the Y5II. You would be better off getting a Xiaomi Redmi 4A, since even though it's their cheapest and most entry level smartphone they made, it gets updates the same as all the other phones. But if you look at Huawei, in the past few years, they shifted their brand's focus more into the high-tier price bracket with most of their phones being premium. Surprisingly, even though they are yet to polish of EMUI, they roll-out Nougat to more devices than most manufacturers, apart from Sony.

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I'm prefer the Y6 II

3. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Nice design, but yea horrible specs and non stick, 2 year old version of Android. Why can't they just release these phone with stock Android.

4. Omran2000

Posts: 101; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

Because stock android sucks compared to EMUI ...

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