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Huawei Y5 2018


Huawei Y5 2018
Huawei Y5 2018 (Y5 Series)
Mediatek MT6739 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.45 inch 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.3 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, USB-OTG
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 146.5 x 70.9 ( = 0.33 x 5.77 x 2.79 in)
11.47 Wh, 3020 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Primary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2, contrast AF, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2, LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker facing forward, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM ejector tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.36W/​kg (head), 1.06W/​kg (body); LTE Cat.4: 150 Mb/s (download), 50 Mb/s (upload), fanless
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
119 Euro


Price comparison

Average Score: 68.9% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 45%, features: 55%, display: 75% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Huawei Y5 2018

75.7% Huawei Y5 2018 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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 to survive among the swarm of competitors?
61% Huawei Y5 2018 Einsteiger-Gerät mit Schwächen
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 61% performance: 60% features: 49% display: 77% mobility: 79%
Wie viel Smartphone gibt es für 120 Euro?
Source: Curved German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2018
70% Huawei Y5
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 55% features: 85% display: 70% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Szara myszka, którą da się szybko polubić. Recenzja Huawei Y5 2018
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Nice display; solid workmanship; good ergonomy. Negative: Low gaming performance; poor connectivity; no NFC; no fingerprint sensor; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2018


Imagination PowerVR GE8100: Integrated graphics card for entry level ARM SoCs. Smallest variant of the Series8XE series of GPUs (GE8xx0) with a peak fillrate of only one pixel/clock.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6739: Entry level quad core soc (4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.5 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 4 DL / Cat 5 UL), Wifi and PowerVR GE8100 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.

In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.

68.9%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-15)