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Huawei Y6s Smartphone Review – Similar, But Better

Cheap starry sky. The back of the black Huawei Y6 wants to remind you of the night sky. Apart from such poetic impacts, the smartphone should also convince with good loudspeaker sound and decent cameras for little money. Will it succeed?
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Huawei Y6s
Huawei Y6s (Y6 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 8 x 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.09 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 26 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 512GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 156.3 x 73.5 ( = 0.31 x 6.15 x 2.89 in)
Battery
3020 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/1.8, contrast AF, LED flash, video @1080p/30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, headset, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.29W/kg (head), 1.05W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 49 g ( = 1.73 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
159 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
75 %7
01/2020
Huawei Y6s
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300
150 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.09"1560x720
79 %6
06/2019
Nokia 3.2
SD 429, Adreno 504
181 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.26"1520x720
71 %7
10/2019
Gigaset GS190
Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300
172 g16 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1560x720
75 %7
08/2019
Samsung Galaxy A10
Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2
168 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.20"1520x720

Case, equipment and operation - Finally with fingerprint

Recently, Huawei has also started selling its smartphones through its own online shop, and one of the latest devices that you can buy there is the inexpensive Huawei Y6s. One could see it as the successor of the Huawei Y6 (2019), in fact many specs remain unchanged. Huawei currently has the problem that due to the trade dispute with the USA, devices often cannot be re-certified, so the manufacturer now has to reissue mainly old devices and see that innovations are still possible.

The Huawei Y6s is available in blue and black, the blue color version is split in two on the back, the lower part is supposed to be less susceptible to fingerprints. The black model, on the other hand, should remind one of a starry sky through glittering particles. On the back there is a newly designed camera module compared to the Y6 (2019), which now includes a larger, round bezel for the camera lens and a separate LED flash.

At the same time, there is now also a fingerprint sensor on the back, which is quite remarkable, as it was not available on the predecessor. The backside doesn't seem to be of such a high quality, but for the price range of the Huawei mobile phone it is still ok. The Huawei Y6s is relatively light, but on the other hand, it doesn't offer as much battery capacity as its competitors.

32 GB of mass storage is quite remarkable for the price range, as is the dedicated microSD slot, which allows you to use two SIM cards and a microSD at the same time. You shouldn't expect more than WiFi 4 from a smartphone under 200 euro. The Y6s is also content with this and achieves transfer rates typical for its class.

Size comparison

159.4 mm / 6.28 inch 76.2 mm / 3 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 181 g0.399 lbs156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 9.5 mm / 0.374 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs156.3 mm / 6.15 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Gigaset GS190
802.11a/b/g/n
62 (4min - 148max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
58.3 (55min - 61max) MBit/s ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
53.6 (39min - 60max) MBit/s ∼86% -8%
Nokia 3.2
802.11 b/g/n
44.7 (32min - 51max) MBit/s ∼72% -23%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
55.8 (53min - 65max) MBit/s ∼100%
Gigaset GS190
802.11a/b/g/n
54.9 (19min - 60max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Nokia 3.2
802.11 b/g/n
51.1 (46min - 55max) MBit/s ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A10
802.11 b/g/n
50.6 (27min - 58max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø57.9 (55-61)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.7 (53-65)

Cameras - Good for the price range

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

On paper, nothing has changed compared to the Y6 (2019) in terms of cameras: there is still a lonely 13-megapixel camera at the back and an 8-megapixel lens at the front.

As with the predecessor, the images look quite decent in normal lighting conditions, the software sharpening again, but this effect seems a bit less radical compared to the Huawei Y6 (2019), which we welcome. For a smartphone around 150 euro, the main camera cuts a good figure, we also find it pleasant that Huawei doesn't try to bait the customers with a mostly relatively useless depth-of-field camera. 

With a little weaker light, the pictures are also still OK, but with a lux illuminance there is hardly anything to be seen on the pictures. 

Videos can be recorded in 1080p and 30 fps at most, the quality is OK here, but only as long as the lighting conditions are suitable. 

The front camera makes quite passable selfies, the screen can be used for brightening up.

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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ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
50.9 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
59.9 ∆E
50.8 ∆E
33.8 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
60.5 ∆E
62 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
46.2 ∆E
33.3 ∆E
68.8 ∆E
39.5 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
71.7 ∆E
66.4 ∆E
49.5 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei Y6s: 43.77 ∆E min: 13.76 - max: 71.7 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
10 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei Y6s: 7.28 ∆E min: 2.09 - max: 11.72 ∆E
Testchart - Perfect lighting
Testchart - Perfect lighting
Testchart – 1 Lux
Testchart – 1 Lux

Display - With blue cast

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

The display's resolution of 1,560 x 720 pixels is on a class level, the display is also sufficiently sharp on its own, but the difference to a Full-HD display can still be seen quite quickly. The brightness is OK, but there are definitely brighter smartphones, even in this price range, but the black value of the Y6s is also on a decent level.

The screen has a strong blue cast ex works, many colors deviate so much that the difference to the reference color space can be seen with the naked eye.

We measured a flickering of the screen under 10% brightness, the reaction times are probably too slow for gamers.

363
cd/m²
397
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
424
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
425
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 425 cd/m² Average: 397.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.69 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 424 cd/m²
Contrast: 1211:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.45 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 8.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
94.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.231
Huawei Y6s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.09
Nokia 3.2
IPS, 1520x720, 6.26
Gigaset GS190
IPS, 1560x720, 6.10
Samsung Galaxy A10
IPS, 1520x720, 6.20
Response Times
604%
11%
19%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
54 (25, 29)
40 (23, 17)
26%
50 (23, 27)
7%
38 (19, 19)
30%
Response Time Black / White *
32 (15, 17)
26 (15, 11)
19%
24 (11, 13)
25%
16 (5, 11)
50%
PWM Frequency
100 (10)
1866 (10)
1766%
100 (10)
0%
77 (10)
-23%
Screen
-2%
15%
20%
Brightness middle
424
415
-2%
508
20%
451
6%
Brightness
397
391
-2%
489
23%
430
8%
Brightness Distribution
85
86
1%
86
1%
90
6%
Black Level *
0.35
0.55
-57%
0.34
3%
0.22
37%
Contrast
1211
755
-38%
1494
23%
2050
69%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.45
4.8
26%
5.5
15%
5.44
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.76
9.51
25%
11.12
13%
11.94
6%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.5
5.7
33%
6.6
22%
7.8
8%
Gamma
2.231 99%
2.255 98%
2.158 102%
2.206 100%
CCT
9108 71%
7824 83%
8235 79%
9149 71%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
301% / 163%
13% / 14%
20% / 19%

* ... smaller is better

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
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25 ms rise
↘ 29 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

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 100 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 100 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 100 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9596 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - A new SoC is needed

In terms of performance, a more modern SoC would have been good for the Huawei phone, so you have to be satisfied with much less power than with similarly expensive mobile phones. For everyday use, the performance is sufficient if you are not too demanding, but every now and then there are minor jerks. The graphic power, on the other hand, is still on a good level.

We don't measure a strong warming on the Y6's case. The mono loudspeaker on the bottom edge offers decent sound and can also get quite loud. Huawei SuperSound is what the manufacturer calls the combination of speaker and the built-in audio hardware, which is supposed to deliver better sound, and in fact, the Y6s convinces with quite audible low middles and a full sound for such a cheap smartphone.

If you consider the low battery capacity, the Y6s doesn't cut a bad figure, it is on a similar level as the Samsung Galaxy A10. It holds out for 12:23 hours in our WLAN test, which is a decent performance. For normal users, this probably means that they have to charge every one or two days.

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3936 Points ∼65%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
4631 Points ∼77% +18%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4876 Points ∼81% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
5136 Points ∼85% +30%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3814 - 5794, n=9)
5008 Points ∼83% +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=546)
6044 Points ∼100% +54%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4658 Points ∼68%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
6227 Points ∼91% +34%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
6729 Points ∼99% +44%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
6823 Points ∼100% +46%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (4040 - 7753, n=7)
5938 Points ∼87% +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=702)
6649 Points ∼97% +43%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1061 Points ∼47%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1233 Points ∼54% +16%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
829 Points ∼37% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1615 Points ∼71% +52%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (766 - 1221, n=9)
1093 Points ∼48% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=553)
2266 Points ∼100% +114%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
443 Points ∼20%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
210 Points ∼9% -53%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
253 Points ∼11% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
439 Points ∼19% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (432 - 489, n=9)
464 Points ∼21% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=553)
2259 Points ∼100% +410%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
509 Points ∼24%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
257 Points ∼12% -50%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
299 Points ∼14% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
524 Points ∼25% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (496 - 564, n=9)
531 Points ∼25% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=554)
2088 Points ∼100% +310%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1015 Points ∼47%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1195 Points ∼55% +18%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
868 Points ∼40% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1629 Points ∼75% +60%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (653 - 1213, n=9)
1063 Points ∼49% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=585)
2181 Points ∼100% +115%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
712 Points ∼23%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
393 Points ∼13% -45%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
458 Points ∼15% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
646 Points ∼21% -9%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (695 - 817, n=9)
757 Points ∼25% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=585)
3079 Points ∼100% +332%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
763 Points ∼30%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
462 Points ∼18% -39%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
512 Points ∼20% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
746 Points ∼29% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (725 - 881, n=9)
806 Points ∼32% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=585)
2534 Points ∼100% +232%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
435 Points ∼20%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1207 Points ∼56% +177%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
847 Points ∼40% +95%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1682 Points ∼79% +287%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (435 - 1183, n=9)
978 Points ∼46% +125%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5262, n=633)
2140 Points ∼100% +392%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
508 Points ∼27%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
152 Points ∼8% -70%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
229 Points ∼12% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
444 Points ∼24% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (145 - 508, n=9)
350 Points ∼19% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=633)
1883 Points ∼100% +271%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
304 Points ∼17%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
189 Points ∼11% -38%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
273 Points ∼15% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
531 Points ∼30% +75%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (178 - 512, n=9)
378 Points ∼21% +24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=634)
1785 Points ∼100% +487%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1017 Points ∼51%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1235 Points ∼61% +21%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
853 Points ∼42% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1674 Points ∼83% +65%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (722 - 1177, n=9)
1047 Points ∼52% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=675)
2011 Points ∼100% +98%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
403 Points ∼16%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
399 Points ∼16% -1%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
424 Points ∼17% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
582 Points ∼23% +44%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (205 - 736, n=9)
523 Points ∼21% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=674)
2496 Points ∼100% +519%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
465 Points ∼22%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
470 Points ∼22% +1%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
477 Points ∼22% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
681 Points ∼32% +46%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (244 - 802, n=9)
583 Points ∼27% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=677)
2133 Points ∼100% +359%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4.2 fps ∼36%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.7 fps ∼23% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4.8 fps ∼41% +14%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (2.2 - 4.7, n=8)
3.63 fps ∼31% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=345)
11.7 fps ∼100% +179%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1.4 fps ∼17%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
0.85 fps ∼10% -39%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (1.4 - 1.5, n=8)
1.438 fps ∼17% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=343)
8.25 fps ∼100% +489%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
6.9 fps ∼40%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
2 fps ∼11% -71%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.3 fps ∼25% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
7.9 fps ∼45% +14%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3.5 - 7.4, n=9)
5.86 fps ∼34% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=349)
17.4 fps ∼100% +152%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3.8 fps ∼19%
Nokia 3.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Adreno 504, 2048
1.8 fps ∼9% -53%
Gigaset GS190
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.3 fps ∼11% -39%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4 fps ∼20% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
  (3.8 - 3.9, n=9)
3.84 fps ∼19% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=348)
20.1 fps ∼100% +429%
Huawei Y6sNokia 3.2Gigaset GS190Samsung Galaxy A10Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-3%
-34%
6%
-10%
27%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
60.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
64.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
65.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
52.5 (3.4 - 87.1, n=171)
-13%
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=549)
-15%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
87.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
83.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
78.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
71.4 (8.2 - 96.5, n=171)
-12%
69.4 (8.1 - 96.5, n=549)
-14%
Random Write 4KB
18.6
17.5
-6%
5.2
-72%
13.3
-28%
19.5 (0.75 - 89.5, n=214)
5%
38.6 (0.14 - 319, n=913)
108%
Random Read 4KB
46.7
35
-25%
23.6
-49%
73.4
57%
41.5 (3.59 - 117, n=214)
-11%
61.7 (1.59 - 325, n=913)
32%
Sequential Write 256KB
118
106.3
-10%
35.5
-70%
101.7
-14%
97.1 (14.8 - 189, n=214)
-18%
135 (2.99 - 1321, n=913)
14%
Sequential Read 256KB
263.2
282.4
7%
201.2
-24%
296.4
13%
240 (25.8 - 452, n=214)
-9%
355 (12.1 - 2037, n=913)
35%

Temperature

Max. Load
 39.9 °C
104 F
36.2 °C
97 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
 38.8 °C
102 F
36.4 °C
98 F
36.1 °C
97 F
 
 38.5 °C
101 F
35.9 °C
97 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Average: 37 °C = 99 F
34 °C
93 F
36.7 °C
98 F
40.1 °C
104 F
33.6 °C
92 F
36.7 °C
98 F
39.8 °C
104 F
34.1 °C
93 F
36.3 °C
97 F
39.3 °C
103 F
Maximum: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Average: 36.7 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.9 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.1 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.6 °C / 89 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


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Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2045.844.52541.437.63131.231.2403636.15035.637.3633134.880262510023.723.412521.730.316019.142.420018.246.325017.14931515.653.840015.356.550016.157.2630146180013.662.410001471.3125013.674.5160014.874.9200014.475.2250014.671.5315013.767.2400013.861.8500014.168630014.368.4800014.666100001558.51250015.349.51600015.743.9SPL64.865.526.682.6N16.518.50.848.5median 14.8median 61Delta1.71045.347.540.340.135.640.240.339.242.740.534.333.627.226.628.529.926.332.524.440.123.441.621.446.720.554.2206019.864.918.771.118.474.423.573.717.474.117.47117.570.717.56916.962.116.96816.973.21779.91781.117.272.117.161.217.154.366.430.686.120.51.564.6median 17.5median 682.910.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei Y6sSamsung Galaxy A10
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei Y6s audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 45% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 66% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 39% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 50% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 62% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Huawei Y6s
3020 mAh
Nokia 3.2
4000 mAh
Gigaset GS190
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A10
3400 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
743
958
29%
847
14%
753
1%
705 (223 - 2636, n=780)
-5%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
12h 23min

Pros

+ decent main camera
+ Fingerprint sensor
+ good memory
+ good speaker

Cons

- little power
- Blue cast in the display
- low battery capacity

Verdict - Huawei Y6s with a neat overall package

In Review: Huawei Y6s
In Review: Huawei Y6s

Huawei has visibly tried to get something out of the limited possibilities for the Y6s: there is finally a fingerprint sensor and quite a bit of memory, plus a dedicated microSD slot and a decent speaker. The camera still takes good pictures and the device always stays cool.

However, since the manufacturer is currently having a hard time certifying and launching new devices, our test device is forced to stay at last year's level in some areas: The SoC isn't exactly brisk and a lot has also happened in the past few months in terms of battery capacity.

The Huawei Y6s is a cheap smartphone with a good speaker and quite a lot of memory, which would do well to be updated in terms of performance and battery life.

The Huawei Y6s is definitely an improvement over the Y6 (2019), but also not a revolution in cheap phones. If you like the design and want a lot of memory for little money, you can still recommend this smartphone.

Huawei Y6s - 01/24/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
74%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
35 / 70 → 50%
Weight
92%
Battery
89%
Display
82%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 10%
Application Performance
45 / 86 → 52%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
52%
Average
69%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-01-24 (Update: 2020-01-24)
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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.