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Huawei Y7

Specifications

Huawei Y7
Huawei Y7 (Y Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 153.6 x 76.4 ( = 0.33 x 6.05 x 3.01 in)
Battery
15.2 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
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
Weight
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 64 g ( = 2.26 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
199 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.1% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 87%, performance: 62%, features: 49%, display: 74% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 82%, 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
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
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

69% So gut ist das 200-Euro-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 67% display: 64% mobility: 77%
71% Langatmiges Mittelklasse-Smartphone
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
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
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
89% Huawei Y7
Source: Android Mag German 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%
68% Huawei Y7 – Um smartphone que resiste mais do que o esperado | Review
Source: 4G News Portuegese 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%
Análise Huawei Y7: a proposta de baixo custo da Huawei
Source: Android Geek Portuegese 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
Análise Huawei Y7: a proposta de baixo custo da Huawei
Source: Android Geek Portuegese 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
70% Review: Huawei Y7 (Android Smartphone)
Source: GadgetGear.nl Dutch NL→EN
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: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Long battery life; solid workmanship. Negative: Poor cameras; many bloatwares; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2017
Test du Huawei Y7 : un smartphone d’entrée de gamme séduisant
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
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
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
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

Comment

Model:

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: 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.
5.5":

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.
0.165 kg:

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).
75.1%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-08- 8)