Huawei has become increasingly popular in the recent years. The P line became one of the prime names when it comes to flagship smartphones as the Chinese company continued to innovate and add improvements attracted new fans.
The company has also maintained a strong mid-range and budget presence, releasing successful devices that offered a balanced package of features at an affordable price.
The budget line will receive a new addition as Huawei lsunched a new Android Go Edition smartphone. The Huawei Y5 was recently released in Pakistan with a price of PKR 16,500 or approximately Rs 8,240.
Those that wish to buy the device can choose either a Blue or a Black version. As expected, the features included are modest, but quite generous in comparison to other budget devices. Huawei included a generous 5.45-inch HD+ display that is capable to deliver a native resolution of 1440 x 720, which should allow users to comfortably browse video content.
The heavy lifting is done by a reasonably-powered MediaTek Mt6739 chipset. The memory side is a bit disappointing as the device offers a meager 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal space. Those that require more space will be happy to learn that the device is compatible with MicroSD cards, supporting large versions that are able to reach up to 256GB.
The Android Go OS will deliver the impressive Android Oreo experience and keep the device secure.
Those that like to take pictures on the go will be able to use an 8MP rear camera that is equipped with an f/2.0 aperture, LED flash and the handy autofocus feature. Selfie lovers were not forgotten and a 5MP sensor with a slightly bigger aperture and a frontal LED flash should be able to output good Instagram pictures.
When it comes to connectivity the device offers an impressive package. 4G VoLTE, GPS Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are all present, and those that haven’t embraced wireless alternatives will appreciate the headphone jack. A 3020mAh should hold keep the device powered during a whole day of usage.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.