For all those (young) users unable or unwilling to spend too much cash, but still wish to have a big screen and cool portrait photos, for them the Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) is the device of their dreams.
The Y7 Prime which was premiered this year boasts a 5.99-inch IPS display with a trendy 18:9 aspect ratio and a cost-saving HD+ (720 x 1440 px) resolution. The screen doesn’t look bad and is totally usable even if it’s not the sharpest one around.
Due to features like its flat back, slim profile and rather thick side bezels, the Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) might be a bit hard to handle for those with regular to small hands. Still, as this is a budget device, so we can’t expect flawless design solutions. And on the upside there’s no notch on the screen.
The back is made of plastic which is somewhat of a rarity these days even for budget devices. The back hosts the fingerprint sensor and the dual camera setup consisting of a 13MP main unit and a 2MP one for depth sensing.
An 8MP camera adorns the front of the phone, for video calls and selfies.
The slightly outdated entry-level Snapdragon 430 powers the device and due to its old 28 nm manufacturing process, the 3,000 mAh battery may not last as long as desirable.
The specs highlights include a decent amount of RAM for this price range i.e. 3GB with 32GB of expandable internal storage. The good thing about the latter is that it doesn’t take away the second SIM slot – you can still stick inside two SIM cards and a microSD card.
The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 on top, thus it makes us wonder if the Snapdragon 430 chipset will handle that nicely. The price for Y7 Prime (2018) in Pakistan is Rs. 19,999. but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be forgiven for not delivering a reasonably smooth experience.
mpc.com.pk shall be bringing to its users a full review of the device soon, wherein we shall see whether this smartphone is a real gem on the cheap or an entry level device full of compromises? Stay tuned.