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Huawei Y7


Huawei Y7
Huawei Y7 (Y7 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 8 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, compass
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 153.6 x 76.4 ( = 0.33 x 6.05 x 3.01 in)
15.2 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​2.2, phase-comparison AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker at the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, USB charger, USB cable, Telephone Manager, HiCare, Health, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat.4 (150 MBit/s download, 50 MBit/s upload); SAR values: 0,79 W/kg (head), fanless
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 64 g ( = 2.26 oz / 0.14 pounds)
199 Euro



Average Score: 73.54% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 63%, features: 56%, display: 71% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Huawei Y7

81.9% Huawei Y7 (2017) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Convincing. The Huawei Y7 aims to convince its buyers with a metal case, a strong processor, and a large battery. While these assets are good, the competition in the 200-Euro price range (~$238) is strong. You can find out in our test how the Huawei Y7 fares.
Huawei Y7 — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English version
The story of the Y7 is very much told when looking at the competition. The competitors are, for the most part, currently offering more for either the same price, or just a little extra – more resolution, more memory, even more camera sensors – the only place the Y7 truly shines is the battery which is something.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2017
83% Review: Huawei Y7 Smart Phone
Source: Gadgetguy English version
So, is the Huawei Y7 fifty per cent better than the Huawei Y5 2017? No, of course not. If I had to put a figure on it, I’d say it’s two hundred and fifty per cent better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 98% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

83% Huawei Y7 Einsteiger-Handy mit super Akkulaufzeit
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 86% features: 78% display: 84% mobility: 97%
69% So gut ist das 200-Euro-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 67% display: 64% mobility: 77%
71% Langatmiges Mittelklasse-Smartphone
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 69% features: 55% display: 86% mobility: 92%
72% Huawei Y7 Preis-Leistungs-Champ mit starkem Akku
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
89% Huawei Y7
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 93% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
68% Huawei Y7 – Um smartphone que resiste mais do que o esperado | Review
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 65% mobility: 85% workmanship: 65%
Análise Huawei Y7: a proposta de baixo custo da Huawei
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Nice main camera; long battery life; decent processor; good performance. Negative: Only 2GB RAM; no fingerprint sensor; poor display; many bloatwares.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2017
Análise Huawei Y7: a proposta de baixo custo da Huawei
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Good main camera; nice performance; long battery life; powerful processor. Negative: Only 2GB Ram; no fingerprint sensor; many bloatwares; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2017
70% Review: Huawei Y7 (Android Smartphone)
Source: Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review Huawei Y7: instap-prestaties en prima accuduur voor 199 euro
Source: Dutch NL→EN version
Positive: Long battery life; solid workmanship. Negative: Poor cameras; many bloatwares; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2017
50% Test Du Huawei Y7 2017 : Pas Encore Suffisant
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 50% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Test du Huawei Y7 : un smartphone d’entrée de gamme séduisant
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN version
Positive: Excellent display; solid workmanship; high autonomy. Negative: Poor display; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2017
72% Recenzja Huawei Y7 – Huawei ma w ofercie masę ciekawych smartfonów, ale ten… nie jest jednym z nich
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
Recenzja Huawei Y7 – a miało być tak pięknie…
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Solid workmanship; support dual sim; nice speakers; good cameras. Negative: Poor display; no NFC; combined slot; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2017



It’s becoming apparent these days that Huawei might become the smartphone choice for middle class people and probably rightfully so since it never stops churning out attractive devices. So, what does the new Huawei Y7 (2017) has on offer? To begin with the Huawei Y7 (2017) is powered by Qualcomms Snapdragon 435 SoC, 2GB of memory and 16 GB of storage with expandability via the usual microSD slot. Taking a look at its chassis there really isn’t much to say other than the regular curved and rounded edges, although it does feel rigid and sturdy enough to hold since it combines both a metal body with a plastic frame for added texture. As with most devices of this budget range the Huawei Y7 (2017) is equipped with a 720p IPS LCD display which is about average, while it is sufficiently vibrant and sharp it does lack a bit of brightness when viewed under certain lighting conditions. Unfortunately for the Huawei Y7 (2017) when compared to its other Chinese competitors it does lack a dual camera setup which may or may not be useful to the user although having the feature is always a bonus. That being said, the Huawei Y7 (2017) has a rear 12MP and front 8MP camera which is actually above average when it comes to taking quality pictures under low light settings which most phones of this price bracket tend to suffer from. Naturally what good is a camera without its accompanying software, in which the Huawei Y7 (2017) is preloaded with an almost stock android 7.0 nougat, which isn’t to say Huawei hasn’t added their own flavor to it.

Over at the audio department the Huawei Y7 (2017) has a set of decent sounding speakers although users should be reminded that if you want to listen to music it would be best to invest in a pair of headphones or earphones since the audio quality is about average with mids and highs audible enough without sounding flat and distorted. Moving over to its battery the Huawei Y7 (2017) is equipped with a 4000mAh capacity non-removable battery which may seem small but is able to deliver up to 15 hours of Wi-Fi surfing before running flat. This is probably due to Huawei’s own energy saving algorithms which allows the user to maximize the phone’s runtime. Final verdict on the Huawei Y7 (2017) is about average as it doesn’t seem to have any standout features to differentiate it from the crowd, this isn’t to say it isn’t worth the consideration but it seems that for this device it is more of a miss than hit since most features feels a little yesteryear as opposed to being decent.

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

435: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7) modem. » 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.

73.54%: 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: 2017-08- 8)