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Huawei Y5 2019 Smartphone Review: Better than last year

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Mark Riege), 06/15/2019

Fake leather – real qualities. Buyers have always had to shell out slightly more than 100 Euros (~$113) for the Huawei Y5, and they should know that they cannot expect a performance miracle for this. This year, they will get a display with a notch, an optional faux-leather finish, and improved cameras. Find out in our review, why the improvement really make this a better device.

Huawei Y5 2019

Huawei is not only able to create absolute top smartphones like the P30 Pro, but it also offers some good deals in the lower price ranges. For years, the Y-series has been one of its sales hits, and this year as well, the Huawei Y6 (2019) and the Huawei Y7 (2019) achieved good results in our tests. For several years, the predecessors of the Huawei Y5 (2019) that we are testing now have been the smallest and most affordable smartphones of the Y-series that are available in the West. For other countries, there is the even more affordable Huawei Y3.

What can you expect from a smartphone for about 120 Euros (~$135)? Surely no wonders, but Huawei has managed to offer acceptable cameras and a fairly modern design with the Huawei Y5 2018. In addition, there is a colorful exterior that stands out from the gray smartphone crowd.

There are also other smartphones that fight for the affection of buyers who have to guard their purse. For example, the Nokia 2.1 or the BQ Aquaris C are within the same price range as our test unit, and there are also the more affordable Moto E5 Play or the slightly more expensive Xiaomi Redmi 7. Let's see, where the Huawei Y5 2019 places in this test field.

Huawei Y5 2019 (Y Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.71 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, waterdrop notch, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 147.1 x 70.8 ( = 0.33 x 5.79 x 2.79 in)
Battery
0 Wh, 3020 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/​2.2, LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, headset, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.42 W/​kg head, 0.86 W/​kg body; LTE Cat 4 (150 Mbps /​ 50 Mbps); notification LED, fanless
Weight
146 g ( = 5.15 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 63 g ( = 2.22 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
129 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case – A smartphone with a faux-leather back

As with the Y6 2019, Huawei again offers a daring design for its affordable smartphones, and in addition to the classic black or blue-green plastic back, there is also a finish with a faux-leather look that is available either in light brown or black (Modern Black). While your expectations on the haptics should not be too high, this daring look is at least a change from the crowd of uniform smartphones.

According to the manufacturer, the Huawei Y5 2019 weighs exactly one gram more than its predecessor, which makes it a still fairly light entry-level smartphone. The compact size is less suited for those who love large screens, but this makes it more suited for users with small hands. The classic back surface of our test unit is matte, has a slight shimmer, and is not sensitive to fingerprints. Overall, it appears as modest as its predecessor.

Strong pressure on the front or back of the case is transmitted to the screen, becoming apparent as waves forming in the liquid crystal. Otherwise, the Huawei Y5 2019 offers a fairly robust build, can hardly be warped, and does not creak either.

Huawei Y5 2019
Huawei Y5 2019
Huawei Y5 2019
Huawei Y5 2019
Huawei Y5 2019
Huawei Y5 2019

Size Comparison

158.7 mm / 6.25 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs153.6 mm / 6.05 inch 77.6 mm / 3.06 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 174 g0.3836 lbs147 mm / 5.79 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs147.1 mm / 5.79 inch 70.8 mm / 2.79 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 146 g0.3219 lbs146.5 mm / 5.77 inch 70.9 mm / 2.79 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs144.5 mm / 5.69 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs

Equipment – Small internal storage in the Y5

While the Huawei Y5 2019 is equipped fairly well with 2 GB of RAM, the 16 GB of storage are unfortunately the standard in this price class. If you count the operating system, there are only between 10 and 11 GB that remain for apps and storage of your own data. Nowadays, this is not very much. At least, those who like to record many pictures and videos can store them on a microSD card, which as in the predecessor has its own slot and does not occupy one of the dual-SIM slots.

Apps cannot be moved to the storage card, which can only be formatted as external storage. However, you can use the ExFAT file system, which is supported by the Huawei Y5 2019.

Left: SIM tray
Left: SIM tray
Right: Standby key, volume rocker
Right: Standby key, volume rocker
Top: microphone, 3.5 mm headset port
Top: microphone, 3.5 mm headset port
Bottom: microphone, USB port, speaker
Bottom: microphone, USB port, speaker

Software – Huawei's own software is preinstalled

Huawei has preinstalled Android 9 with its own EMUI 9 on top, which changes the looks and adds several options. We were unable to find a dark mode. The security patches come from the beginning of April 2019, so to ensure the security of users, Huawei should offer an update soon.

There are several preinstalled advertising apps, but fortunately they can be uninstalled without any trouble. In addition, there are several apps by Huawei that allow you to change the design of the user interface or offer tips for using the smartphones, for example.

Unfortunately, the device is not Widevine DRM certified, so that you can only watch the streaming contents from the large providers in SD.

Huawei Y5 2019 software
Huawei Y5 2019 software
Huawei Y5 2019 software

Communication and GPS – WLAN is quite fast, GPS is okay

Except for the very fast 802.11-ac band, all the current WLAN standards are supported and the device can also use the 5-GHz net. In our test with the Linksys EA8500 reference router, the WLAN speed is faster than that of its predecessor and also very stable. Among the affordable smartphones, the Huawei Y5 2019 is even one of the fastest, while the BQ Aquaris C shows the advantages of the ac standard and is clearly ahead.

Near the router, we get full reception, but you still have to wait for several seconds for images when scrolling. At a 10-meter (~33 feet) distance and through three walls, there is still 3/4 of the reception. Pages load at similar speeds as near the router.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
BQ Aquaris C
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
268 (min: 247, max: 276) MBit/s ∼100% +325%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=434)
226 MBit/s ∼84% +259%
Huawei Y5 2019
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 16 GB eMMC Flash
63 (min: 56, max: 61) MBit/s ∼24%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
55.5 (min: 49, max: 57) MBit/s ∼21% -12%
Huawei Y5 2018
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
52 MBit/s ∼19% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51.4 (min: 49, max: 54) MBit/s ∼19% -18%
Nokia 2.1
Adreno 308, 425, 8 GB eMMC Flash
48.7 (min: 29, max: 54) MBit/s ∼18% -23%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
BQ Aquaris C
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
216 (min: 189, max: 218) MBit/s ∼100% +289%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=434)
216 MBit/s ∼100% +289%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
56.6 (min: 29, max: 61) MBit/s ∼26% +2%
Huawei Y5 2019
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 16 GB eMMC Flash
55.5 (min: 52, max: 59) MBit/s ∼26%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Adreno 506, 632, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.4 (min: 52, max: 61) MBit/s ∼26% 0%
Nokia 2.1
Adreno 308, 425, 8 GB eMMC Flash
52.7 (min: 27, max: 58) MBit/s ∼24% -5%
Huawei Y5 2018
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
52.3 MBit/s ∼24% -6%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø59.2 (56-61)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.5 (52-59)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test near the window
GPS Test near the window
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

Indoors, the device is unable to locate us. Outdoors, the locating succeeds after a short delay and is very accurate at 3 meters (~10 feet).

In our practice test, which is a bike tour where we also take the Garmin Edge 520 professional navigation device for comparison, the Huawei Y5 2019 does an acceptable job. On the bridge, there are some small deviations that place us next to the real route, and in the old city, the smartphone likes to take some shortcuts, but overall the locating is fairly accurate. Anyone who does not need absolute precision can comfortably use the Huawei Y5 2019 as a navigation device.

GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – old city
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – old city
GPS Huawei Y5 2019 – overview
GPS Huawei Y5 2019 – overview
GPS Huawei Y5 2019 – bridge
GPS Huawei Y5 2019 – bridge
GPS Huawei Y5 2019 – old city
GPS Huawei Y5 2019 – old city

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality – A positive surprise

Huawei's in-house Telephone app is preinstalled, but there are not many differences to Google's standard app and its operation is also intuitive and easy. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone supports dual-VoLTE, so you can use VoLTE and 4G via both SIM cards and even use both standards simultaneously. 

The voice quality offers a positive surprise. Both the earpiece and the built-in speaker reproduce the voice fairly clearly, and while neither is excessively loud, their sound is not boomy either. The microphone also records our voice well, regardless of whether we speak with a loud or low voice, and there are no disturbing noises.

Cameras – A good camera upgrade for the Huawei smartphone

Picture taken by the front camera
Picture taken by the front camera

In the main camera, Huawei raised the ante significantly compared to the Y5 2018. There is now a 13-Megapixel lens that is more light sensitive than the predecessor and also has phase comparison autofocus. Under normal light conditions, it really succeeds in producing some acceptable pictures, and particularly the image sharpness is convincing. However, there is also a slight blue tint and there are fewer details in dark image areas than with more expensive smartphones.

Generally, the light sensitivity is the biggest problem of the built-in single camera, and higher-quality smartphone cameras have a significant advantage here. The sky in the picture of the surroundings also offers less visible details. In weak light conditions, the details become blurry, but the brightness itself is okay.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p at 30 fps. The exposure reacts in visible steps to changes in the brightness and colors could be more vibrant, but otherwise the video quality is also okay.

In the front camera, nothing has changed. There are still 5 Megapixels and it still struggles with strong image noise, even in fairly good light conditions. While the front camera is sufficient for a quick selfie, those who want high-quality selfies should look for another smartphone.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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In our photo lab with controlled light conditions, the Huawei Y5 2019 also shows a slight blue tint with its main camera, and the enlargement has visible artifacts in larger areas. The image sharpness is good. There are some slight problems with black text on a red background, and the contrast could also be higher. The sharpness decreases visibly towards the edges. 

Generally, the color reproduction is slightly too bright, and you can also see artifacts in the color areas.

Picture of the test chart
Picture of the test chart
Test chart detail
Test chart detail
ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.
ColorChecker: The target color is displayed in the bottom half of each field.

Accessories and Warranty – The usual is included in the box

In addition to the charger and the USB cable, the box also includes a headset, and of course there is also a SIM tool to open the tray. We did not find any dedicated accessories for the Y5 2019 on Huawei's website.

The manufacturer offers a 24-month warranty for the smartphone, but only 3 to 6 months on the included accessories.

Input Devices and Operation – No fingerprint sensor

While there are also some smartphones in this price range that offer fingerprint sensors, such as the BQ Aquaris C, the Huawei Y5 is again not one of them in 2019. Instead, Huawei uses unlocking via face recognition. This works quite fast and reliably, and you cannot trick it with a simple photo. However, you should still be careful, since people who look similar might be able to unlock the device with their face. Huawei gives a specific notification on this.

Basically, you can navigate the menu quickly and smoothly. Only when very demanding apps are in the background, the system can begin to stutter. The touchscreen is also sensitive in the corners and can be easily operated. Its smooth surface offers a slight resistance to the sliding finger. The keys are on the right side of the case and can be easily felt by the finger, but their quality does not feel particularly high.

Keyboard landscape
Keyboard landscape
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait

Display – Brighter, but with a blue tint

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display of the Huawei Y5 2019 has a resolution of 1520x720 pixels and at up to 630 cd/m², it can become quite bright if necessary. At 88%, the brightness distribution is fairly even. The resolution is at the level of the price class, the Motorola Moto E5 Play offers fewer pixels.

606
cd/m²
611
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
616
cd/m²
630
cd/m²
557
cd/m²
604
cd/m²
604
cd/m²
558
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 630 cd/m² Average: 593.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 630 cd/m²
Contrast: 955:1 (Black: 0.66 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.79 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
96.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.176
Huawei Y5 2019
IPS, 1520x720, 5.71
Huawei Y5 2018
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Nokia 2.1
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
BQ Aquaris C
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Xiaomi Redmi 7
IPS, 1520x720, 6.26
Motorola Moto E5 Play
IPS, 960x480, 5.2
Screen
-40%
1%
12%
9%
-35%
Brightness middle
630
475
-25%
338
-46%
623
-1%
444
-30%
369
-41%
Brightness
593
470
-21%
327
-45%
608
3%
441
-26%
358
-40%
Brightness Distribution
88
91
3%
82
-7%
91
3%
90
2%
81
-8%
Black Level *
0.66
0.76
-15%
0.27
59%
0.61
8%
0.45
32%
0.4
39%
Contrast
955
625
-35%
1252
31%
1021
7%
987
3%
923
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.79
9.12
-58%
5.36
7%
4.5
22%
3.94
32%
9.75
-68%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.54
18.86
-98%
9.77
-2%
7.33
23%
6.72
30%
18.28
-92%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7
12
-71%
6.2
11%
4.8
31%
4.8
31%
11.8
-69%
Gamma
2.176 101%
2.342 94%
2.345 94%
2.596 85%
2.294 96%
2.057 107%
CCT
8420 77%
9861 66%
8460 77%
7557 86%
7445 87%
11971 54%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
78.6

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1000 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9370 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

At a black value of 0.66 cd/m², black areas shine fairly bright at maximum brightness levels, making them appear rather gray. While this limits the impression of the contrast, 955:1 is still an acceptable value, which is due to the high brightness. Subjectively, the colors do not appear very vibrant. The white balance can be adjusted to your liking.

Our measurements with the CalMAN software and the spectral photometer reveal a considerable blue tint. The deviations of the color and grayscale reproduction are at an average level for the price range, and the BQ Aquaris C or the Xiaomi Redmi 7 offer a significantly more exact reproduction here. 

We measure PWM at 1000 Hz, which is a fairly high frequency that might only lead to problems for users who are very sensitive. In addition, the PWM is only used at very low brightness levels.

CalMAN Grayscales
CalMAN Grayscales
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN Color Space
CalMAN Color Space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 9 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 18 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

Outdoors, the smartphone can only be used with the sensor at maximum brightness in bright surroundings. The viewing angles are very good. From any angle, you can see an image almost without any distortion.

Outdoor use – brightness sensor
Outdoor use – brightness sensor
Outdoor use – maximum brightness
Outdoor use – maximum brightness
Outdoor use – medium brightness
Outdoor use – medium brightness
Outdoor use – minimum brightness
Outdoor use – minimum brightness
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
 

Performance – A fast SoC in the Huawei smartphone

With the Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, the Huawei Y5 2019 neither uses an SoC from Qualcomm, nor a HiSilicon developed in-house. However, it does well with this choice, and the performance increase compared to last-year's Huawei Y5 is considerable, a good 20 to 30%. Other devices of this price range have a hard time keeping up with this, and only the Xiaomi Redmi 7 with a mid-range SoC has a significant advantage here.

In terms of the 3D performance, our test unit also does not need too hide, leaving most of the other similarly-priced smartphones in the dust.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1715 Points ∼37%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1451 Points ∼31% -15%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
1405 Points ∼30% -18%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
1218 Points ∼26% -29%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
3850 Points ∼82% +124%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
1397 Points ∼30% -19%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1607 - 1715, n=2)
1661 Points ∼35% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=320)
4684 Points ∼100% +173%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2436 Points ∼52%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1827 Points ∼39% -25%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
1602 Points ∼34% -34%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
1769 Points ∼38% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
4301 Points ∼92% +77%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
1635 Points ∼35% -33%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2354 - 2436, n=2)
2395 Points ∼51% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=379)
4700 Points ∼100% +93%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
839 Points ∼59%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
662 Points ∼47% -21%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
636 Points ∼45% -24%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
647 Points ∼46% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1227 Points ∼86% +46%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
647 Points ∼46% -23%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (832 - 839, n=2)
836 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=379)
1419 Points ∼100% +69%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4195 Points ∼71%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
2675 Points ∼45% -36%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
3146 Points ∼53% -25%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
3281 Points ∼55% -22%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
5912 Points ∼100% +41%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
3209 Points ∼54% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (4195 - 5511, n=5)
4868 Points ∼82% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=371)
5249 Points ∼89% +25%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
5616 Points ∼79%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
4133 Points ∼58% -26%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
4058 Points ∼57% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7117 Points ∼100% +27%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
4152 Points ∼58% -26%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (4229 - 7216, n=5)
6100 Points ∼86% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14439, n=542)
5678 Points ∼80% +1%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1868 Points ∼12%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
15735 Points ∼100% +742%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1740 - 1868, n=2)
1804 Points ∼11% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=57)
2697 Points ∼17% +44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
210 Points ∼1%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14536 Points ∼100% +6822%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (203 - 210, n=2)
207 Points ∼1% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=57)
2792 Points ∼19% +1230%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
262 Points ∼2%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14786 Points ∼100% +5544%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (253 - 262, n=2)
258 Points ∼2% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=57)
2534 Points ∼17% +867%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
940 Points ∼44%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
600 Points ∼28% -36%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2133 Points ∼100% +127%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (780 - 940, n=4)
860 Points ∼40% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4635, n=379)
1957 Points ∼92% +108%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
250 Points ∼14%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
87 Points ∼5% -65%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
469 Points ∼27% +88%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (197 - 253, n=4)
238 Points ∼14% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=379)
1761 Points ∼100% +604%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
299 Points ∼18%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
107 Points ∼7% -64%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
567 Points ∼35% +90%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (238 - 300, n=4)
284 Points ∼17% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6875, n=380)
1634 Points ∼100% +446%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
924 Points ∼43%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
614 Points ∼29% -34%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
885 Points ∼41% -4%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
861 Points ∼40% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2147 Points ∼100% +132%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
877 Points ∼41% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (775 - 954, n=6)
863 Points ∼40% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=408)
1866 Points ∼87% +102%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
451 Points ∼19%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
145 Points ∼6% -68%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
250 Points ∼11% -45%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
247 Points ∼11% -45%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
813 Points ∼35% +80%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
249 Points ∼11% -45%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (450 - 461, n=6)
456 Points ∼19% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=408)
2340 Points ∼100% +419%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
509 Points ∼26%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
175 Points ∼9% -66%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
297 Points ∼15% -42%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
294 Points ∼15% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
943 Points ∼48% +85%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
296 Points ∼15% -42%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (504 - 521, n=6)
509 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=408)
1966 Points ∼100% +286%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
918 Points ∼43%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
560 Points ∼26% -39%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2119 Points ∼100% +131%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (738 - 918, n=4)
847 Points ∼40% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4492, n=459)
1864 Points ∼88% +103%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
197 Points ∼14%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
68 Points ∼5% -65%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
424 Points ∼29% +115%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (197 - 250, n=4)
223 Points ∼15% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=459)
1452 Points ∼100% +637%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
239 Points ∼17%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
84 Points ∼6% -65%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
516 Points ∼37% +116%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (239 - 298, n=4)
266 Points ∼19% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=460)
1398 Points ∼100% +485%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
911 Points ∼43%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
562 Points ∼26% -38%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
892 Points ∼42% -2%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
845 Points ∼40% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
2132 Points ∼100% +134%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
819 Points ∼38% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (755 - 923, n=6)
842 Points ∼39% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4454, n=500)
1727 Points ∼81% +90%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
362 Points ∼19%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
102 Points ∼5% -72%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
46 Points ∼2% -87%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
55 Points ∼3% -85%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
807 Points ∼43% +123%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
199 Points ∼11% -45%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (357 - 434, n=6)
401 Points ∼21% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=499)
1891 Points ∼100% +422%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
418 Points ∼26%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
125 Points ∼8% -70%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
58 Points ∼4% -86%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
69 Points ∼4% -83%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
936 Points ∼57% +124%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
239 Points ∼15% -43%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (411 - 492, n=6)
453 Points ∼28% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8136, n=502)
1636 Points ∼100% +291%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
15004 Points ∼95%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
9755 Points ∼62% -35%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
10427 Points ∼66% -31%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
10105 Points ∼64% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
15735 Points ∼100% +5%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
10784 Points ∼69% -28%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (12725 - 15348, n=6)
14295 Points ∼91% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=661)
14062 Points ∼89% -6%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
7514 Points ∼35%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
3575 Points ∼16% -52%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
5487 Points ∼25% -27%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
5434 Points ∼25% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14536 Points ∼67% +93%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
5712 Points ∼26% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (7514 - 7695, n=6)
7588 Points ∼35% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=659)
21674 Points ∼100% +188%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
8452 Points ∼48%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
4161 Points ∼24% -51%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
6133 Points ∼35% -27%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
6056 Points ∼34% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14786 Points ∼84% +75%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
6379 Points ∼36% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (8316 - 8657, n=6)
8467 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=659)
17596 Points ∼100% +108%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
14 fps ∼37%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
6 fps ∼16% -57%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
7.6 fps ∼20% -46%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
7.6 fps ∼20% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
25 fps ∼67% +79%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
7.6 fps ∼20% -46%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (14 - 14, n=5)
14 fps ∼37% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=682)
37.5 fps ∼100% +168%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
21 fps ∼57%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
10 fps ∼27% -52%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
14 fps ∼38% -33%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
13 fps ∼35% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
37 fps ∼100% +76%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
20 fps ∼54% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (20 - 23, n=5)
21.2 fps ∼57% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=691)
27.8 fps ∼75% +32%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
6.5 fps ∼30%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
2.7 fps ∼13% -58%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
2.7 fps ∼13% -58%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
2.8 fps ∼13% -57%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
11 fps ∼51% +69%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
2.7 fps ∼13% -58%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (6.5 - 6.7, n=5)
6.56 fps ∼30% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=588)
21.6 fps ∼100% +232%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
12 fps ∼63%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
5.7 fps ∼30% -52%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
6.1 fps ∼32% -49%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
5.6 fps ∼29% -53%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
19 fps ∼99% +58%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
11 fps ∼57% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (11 - 15, n=5)
13 fps ∼68% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=597)
19.2 fps ∼100% +60%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.3 fps ∼24%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1.6 fps ∼9% -63%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7 fps ∼40% +63%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.5 - 4.3, n=5)
3.92 fps ∼22% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=454)
17.7 fps ∼100% +312%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
7.8 fps ∼47%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
3.4 fps ∼20% -56%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
14 fps ∼84% +79%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (7.6 - 11, n=5)
8.92 fps ∼54% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=456)
16.6 fps ∼100% +113%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.8 fps ∼27%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
4.2 fps ∼41% +50%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.7 - 3.7, n=5)
3.14 fps ∼31% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=172)
10.2 fps ∼100% +264%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
0.8 fps ∼11%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1.3 fps ∼18% +63%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (0.8 - 0.85, n=5)
0.82 fps ∼12% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=171)
7.05 fps ∼100% +781%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.3 fps ∼29%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7 fps ∼47% +63%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.3 - 5.8, n=5)
4.52 fps ∼30% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=176)
14.9 fps ∼100% +247%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.3 fps ∼14%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
3.9 fps ∼23% +70%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (2.3 - 4.2, n=5)
2.9 fps ∼17% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=176)
16.6 fps ∼100% +622%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2 fps ∼17%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
0.85 fps ∼7% -57%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
3.9 fps ∼32% +95%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1.9 - 2, n=5)
1.98 fps ∼16% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=379)
12.1 fps ∼100% +505%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
3.2 fps ∼30%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1.4 fps ∼13% -56%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
7.8 fps ∼72% +144%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (3.1 - 4.1, n=5)
3.58 fps ∼33% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=383)
10.8 fps ∼100% +238%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
63421 Points ∼45%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
45817 Points ∼32% -28%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
43307 Points ∼31% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
102781 Points ∼73% +62%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (63421 - 65996, n=5)
64636 Points ∼46% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=290)
141701 Points ∼100% +123%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
775 Points ∼72%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
649 Points ∼61% -16%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1071 Points ∼100% +38%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
720 Points ∼67% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (715 - 1037, n=5)
834 Points ∼78% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=626)
754 Points ∼70% -3%
Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
471 Points ∼23%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
187 Points ∼9% -60%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
428 Points ∼21% -9%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
434 Points ∼21% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1072 Points ∼53% +128%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
418 Points ∼21% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (470 - 483, n=5)
476 Points ∼23% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=626)
2035 Points ∼100% +332%
Memory (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1421 Points ∼81%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1034 Points ∼59% -27%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
502 Points ∼29% -65%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
457 Points ∼26% -68%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1758 Points ∼100% +24%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
490 Points ∼28% -66%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (531 - 1458, n=5)
1104 Points ∼63% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=626)
1503 Points ∼85% +6%
System (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1798 Points ∼44%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
1363 Points ∼33% -24%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
1228 Points ∼30% -32%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
1187 Points ∼29% -34%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
4090 Points ∼100% +127%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
1241 Points ∼30% -31%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (1419 - 1798, n=5)
1583 Points ∼39% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=626)
2951 Points ∼72% +64%
Overall (sort by value)
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
983 Points ∼58%
Huawei Y5 2018
Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 2048
224 Points ∼13% -77%
Nokia 2.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
643 Points ∼38% -35%
BQ Aquaris C
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 2048
219 Points ∼13% -78%
Xiaomi Redmi 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 3072
1695 Points ∼100% +72%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Adreno 308, 1024
654 Points ∼39% -33%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
  (744 - 986, n=5)
901 Points ∼53% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=626)
1478 Points ∼87% +50%

The browser performance of the Huawei smartphone is slightly faster than many other devices in the class comparison, but still significantly slower than the Xiaomi Redmi 7. In everyday use, you might have to wait for pictures to load at times, and the speed is average overall. Demanding HMTL-5 pages such as Google's Interland run with some smaller stutters but otherwise mostly smoothly.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=100)
35.5 Points ∼100% +126%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
26.9 Points ∼76% +72%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
15.682 Points ∼44%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (13.4 - 15.7, n=5)
14.9 Points ∼42% -5%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=89)
39.6 runs/min ∼100% +169%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chome 73)
27.44 runs/min ∼69% +87%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chome 74)
14.7 runs/min ∼37%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (12.5 - 15.7, n=4)
14.6 runs/min ∼37% -1%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=157)
66.9 Points ∼100% +91%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
58 Points ∼87% +66%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
35 Points ∼52%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (30 - 35, n=5)
33 Points ∼49% -6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
8258 Points ∼100% +79%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=684)
6701 Points ∼81% +46%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
4603 Points ∼56%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (3920 - 4603, n=5)
4326 Points ∼52% -6%
BQ Aquaris C (Chrome 70)
3160 Points ∼38% -31%
Huawei Y5 2018 (Chrome 67)
3138 Points ∼38% -32%
Nokia 2.1 (Chrome 70)
2503 Points ∼30% -46%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
2412 Points ∼29% -48%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei Y5 2018 (Chrome 67)
16492 ms * ∼100% -59%
Nokia 2.1 (Chrome 70)
13821 ms * ∼84% -33%
Motorola Moto E5 Play
13477 ms * ∼82% -30%
BQ Aquaris C (Chrome 70)
13253 ms * ∼80% -28%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 (10198 - 12215, n=5)
10886 ms * ∼66% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=709)
10602 ms * ∼64% -2%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
10364 ms * ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Chrome 73)
4856.4 ms * ∼29% +53%

* ... smaller is better

The eMMC storage delivers the expected results at the same level as the competitors. But at least compared to the predecessor, the internal storage is slightly faster. During the reading and writing of our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference microSD card, it also achieves the usual values.

Huawei Y5 2019Huawei Y5 2018Nokia 2.1BQ Aquaris CXiaomi Redmi 7Motorola Moto E5 PlayAverage 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-9%
-0%
-11%
22%
28%
-36%
18%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
62.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
61.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
59.18 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
63.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
28.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-54%
39.2 (6.38 - 65.7, n=128)
-38%
49.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=417)
-22%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
81.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
79.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
83.02 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
85.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
83.74 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
58.5 (8.1 - 87.7, n=128)
-28%
67.3 (8.1 - 96.5, n=417)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
13.1
11.8
-10%
13.45
3%
9.8
-25%
14.4
10%
43.16
229%
7.9 (0.49 - 44.9, n=246)
-40%
21.5 (0.14 - 250, n=734)
64%
Random Read 4KB
62.1
39
-37%
50.46
-19%
39.1
-37%
73.6
19%
46.31
-25%
21.3 (2.49 - 62.1, n=246)
-66%
46.5 (1.59 - 196, n=734)
-25%
Sequential Write 256KB
45.2
47.8
6%
51.18
13%
45.7
1%
84.7
87%
52.2
15%
42.6 (8.74 - 106, n=246)
-6%
95.4 (2.99 - 590, n=734)
111%
Sequential Read 256KB
272.1
245.3
-10%
288.26
6%
275.9
1%
298
10%
279
3%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=246)
-39%
269 (12.1 - 1504, n=734)
-1%

Games – Gaming with limitations

Gaming on the Huawei Y5 2019 is a mixed bag: On one hand, you can play simple games such as "Angry Birds 2" without any trouble, and even more demanding games such as "Arena of Valor" run fairly smoothly, even if there are some drops in the frame rates at high details.

On the other hand, things look different in "Asphalt 9," the fast racing game: The GameBench app finds frame rates around only 8 - 9 fps here, meaning that the game stutters strongly. So for those who like to play more demanding games, the Xiaomi Redmi 7 might be more suitable since it can offer a game that is at least fairly free from stutters.

Using "Temple Run 2," we evaluate whether the operation of the touchscreen and position sensor are accurate enough to control the game and are able to confirm this. 

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
Temple Run 2
Temple Run 2
010203040Tooltip
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.29.1.2: Ø32.3 (30-34)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.29.1.2: Ø30.6 (19-32)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 1.5.4a: Ø8.12 (4-12)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 1.5.4a: Ø9.1 (2-17)

Emissions – Better speakers than in the predecessor

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

At a maximum of 41.2 °C (106 °F), the surface temperatures remain within limits. During idle operation, only the area of the SoC on top around the display notch becomes slightly warm, but otherwise the device remains very cool.

As we find out with the battery test of GFXBench, the SoC does not throttle even under extended load.

Max. Load
 41.2 °C
106 F
36.3 °C
97 F
35.5 °C
96 F
 
 40.6 °C
105 F
36.6 °C
98 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
 39.2 °C
103 F
36.2 °C
97 F
35.3 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 37.5 °C = 100 F
31.8 °C
89 F
33.9 °C
93 F
36.9 °C
98 F
32.8 °C
91 F
34.6 °C
94 F
37.2 °C
99 F
34.1 °C
93 F
35.7 °C
96 F
36.8 °C
98 F
Maximum: 37.2 °C = 99 F
Average: 34.9 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.7 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.2 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.2 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heatmap - front
Heatmap - front
Heatmap - back
Heatmap - back

Speaker

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

After our attempt last year to use the earpiece as a speaker, which was considered poor, the Huawei Y5 2019 brings a dedicated mono speaker at the bottom of the case again. If needed, this can become significantly louder than the hybrid speaker in the Huawei Y5 2018 and can also produce slightly more lower mids. However, overall the sound spectrum has not changed much, and the sound emphasizes the highs too much, so that listening does not really become a pleasure. At medium volume levels, the sound is acceptable but is not extremely present either.

The included headset is not very comfortable to wear in our ears but produces an acceptable sound. Those who want to connect a different headset can do this either via the 3.5-mm port or via Bluetooth 5.0, which both work without any problems.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.2442544.148.43134.1364038.135.15038.938.2633033.18025.925.810025.326.612523.228.716020.530.420020.436.8250204331518.648.440017.354.350017.260.763020.267.880019.673.3100016.174125013.970.3160015.268.4200015.564250014.561.2315014.261400014.170.3500015.973.5630015.368.2800014.957.81000014.664.81250014.961.11600014.752.7SPL65.528.362.981.1N18.11.115.547.6median 15.9median 61.1Delta2.411.22534.127.63326.835.528.137.528.134.720.526.717.526.115.623.415.92614.422.213.722.912.226.411.127.310.134.710.137.29.346.58.851.88.553.38.155.28.3527.746.87.845.98.146.87.947.2851.58.253.38.354.78.248.88.245.38.334.147.363.620.7635.413.90.315.6median 8.3median 46.51.810.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei Y5 2019Huawei Y5 2018
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei Y5 2019 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 70% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Huawei Y5 2018 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (63.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.8% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 70% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life – The Huawei Y5 2019 lasts for a long time

Power Consumption

The power consumption turns out significantly more frugal than in the Huawei Y5 2018. However, if you look at the comparison devices, the Huawei Y5 2019 is not particularly energy efficient. The values under load are much better than the values in idle operation.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.2 / 1.9 / 2.4 Watt
Load midlight 3.3 / 4.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei Y5 2019
3020 mAh
Huawei Y5 2018
3020 mAh
Nokia 2.1
4000 mAh
BQ Aquaris C
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 7
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto E5 Play
2120 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-23%
20%
0%
4%
5%
13%
0%
Idle Minimum *
1.2
1.3
-8%
0.7
42%
0.7
42%
1
17%
1.2
-0%
0.764 (0.57 - 1.2, n=5)
36%
0.877 (0.2 - 3.4, n=769)
27%
Idle Average *
1.9
1.7
11%
1.2
37%
1.9
-0%
1.7
11%
1.6
16%
1.916 (1.52 - 2.42, n=5)
-1%
1.734 (0.6 - 6.2, n=768)
9%
Idle Maximum *
2.4
2.5
-4%
1.9
21%
2.5
-4%
2.1
12%
2
17%
2.13 (1.66 - 2.44, n=5)
11%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=769)
16%
Load Average *
3.3
5.5
-67%
3.2
3%
4.1
-24%
3.3
-0%
3.6
-9%
3.04 (2.34 - 3.43, n=5)
8%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=763)
-23%
Load Maximum *
4.6
6.8
-48%
4.8
-4%
5.2
-13%
5.6
-22%
4.5
2%
4.12 (3.16 - 4.76, n=5)
10%
5.9 (1.2 - 14.2, n=763)
-28%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The battery has the same capacity as that of the predecessor: Huawei offers a capacity of 3020 mAh. While this is no record in this class, it is a good average.

With 11:49 hours in our WLAN test, the smartphone lasts a few minutes longer than its predecessor and also offers good runtimes overall. It clearly beats the Aquaris C or the Moto E5 Play and should last for two days of normal usage without a recharge.

The device, which does not offer quick-charging capabilities, takes its time to recharge, and you should expect two hours at least, when your battery is completely empty.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
20h 56min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 49min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 12min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 9min
Huawei Y5 2019
3020 mAh
Huawei Y5 2018
3020 mAh
Nokia 2.1
4000 mAh
BQ Aquaris C
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 7
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto E5 Play
2120 mAh
Battery Runtime
-3%
14%
-18%
18%
-46%
Reader / Idle
1256
1489
19%
H.264
732
902
23%
WiFi v1.3
709
685
-3%
809
14%
583
-18%
848
20%
382.9
-46%
Load
249
268
8%

Pros

+ decent main camera
+ comparably high performance
+ modern design
+ bright display
+ good battery life

Cons

- no fingerprint sensor
- display has a blue tint
- no DRM certification
- not much storage space
- case is slightly pressure sensitive

Verdict – Many improvements

Testing the Huawei Y5 2019. Test unit provided by Cyberport.
Testing the Huawei Y5 2019. Test unit provided by Cyberport.

The Huawei Y5 2019 is a good update compared to the Y5 2018 and offers several advantages. For one, we should mention the higher system performance, then there is the more modern design with a waterdrop notch, and there is also the dedicated speaker which, although offering a mediocre sound, is still better than its predecessor. The display has a more accurate color reproduction and can also become brighter than that of the predecessor, if needed.

Huawei would have done itself and their customers a favor by adding a fingerprint sensor, but on the other hand, at 13 Megapixels, the camera now offers a fairly high resolution in the class comparison and it can also take acceptable pictures.

The Huawei Y5 2019: A good budget smartphone with a lot of performance and significant improvement compared to its predecessor.

The Xiaomi Redmi 7 is a tough competitor, for sure. It costs barely 30 Euros (~$34) more and offers significantly more performance, a fingerprint sensor, and a longer battery life. The BQ Aquaris C offers a considerably faster WLAN and a fingerprint sensor. At the same time, the Huawei Y5 2019 has eliminated several weaknesses of its predecessor and is now a competitive budget smartphone.

Currently, the additional cost compared to the Y5 2018 is about 20 Euros (~$23). If you cannot decide between the two smartphones, the more current model is definitely the better choice.

Note: At the time of our testing, everybody is talking about the trade war between the US and China, and Huawei is particularly affected. However, the manufacturer affirms that there should be no limitations in terms of software updates or usable apps for all the models that are currently available and have been sold.

Huawei Y5 2019 - 06/14/2019 v6(old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
72%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
35 / 60 → 59%
Weight
93%
Battery
94%
Display
84%
Games Performance
16 / 63 → 25%
Application Performance
49 / 70 → 70%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
60%
Average
69%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-06-15 (Update: 2019-06-16)