Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Y7
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.
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
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%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 86% features: 78% display: 84% mobility: 97%
Source: Curved DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 67% display: 64% mobility: 77%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 69% features: 55% display: 86% mobility: 92%
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
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%
Source: 4G News PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 65% mobility: 85% workmanship: 65%
Source: Android Geek PT→EN
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
Source: Android Geek PT→EN
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
Source: GadgetGear.nl NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: AndroidWorld.nl NL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; solid workmanship. Negative: Poor cameras; many bloatwares; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2017
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 50% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Top for Phone FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; solid workmanship; high autonomy. Negative: Poor display; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2017
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
Source: Antyweb PL→EN
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.
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.
This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
73.54%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.