Unveiling the 2018 edition of the Huawei Y6, which was first introduced back in 2015 and since then have been remodeled year by year. This year’s version has the trending 18:9 aspect ratio and quite reduced bezels with some internal upgrades too. However, what you have here is still an entry-level smartphone in all ramification. You’ll be missing a fingerprint sensor, although, it comes with a face unlock feature which might is not as efficient as that of the iPhone X but does quite well in enough light.
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Huawei Y6 (2018) Key Specs and Features
- 5.7-inch IPS LCD Display, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
- Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)
- Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 CPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Built-in Storage, up to 128GB Memory Card
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- 3, 000 mAh Non Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
A glance at the smartphone reveals an apparent effort to make an entry level smartphone look premium. Up front, it looks the part until the screen lights up while at the rear you have a polycarbonate material with matte finish.
You also get the sim tray at the left, volume rocker and power button at the right as well as an audio jack at the top. In all, the Huawei Y6 (2018) has solid ergonomics and acceptable aesthetics for the budget segment.
There’s really nothing to say about the display featured on the Huawei Y6 (2018) as it is more or less just the conventional arrangements on budget smartphones.
Moving further, it has just 1440 X 720 pixels stretched over a 5.7-inch screen. Be warned, the display is not of quality as you have in premium smartphones with not so vibrant colours.
Battery and Camera
Relying on just an average capacity battery, the Huawei Y6 (2018) is not the type that will last a day on intensive use.
As for the capacity inside you’ve got a 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery. However, this is common in most smartphones especially in the budget segment.
Capturing of images on the smartphone is done by a pretty standard budget setup with a single camera on both sides.
Your selfie game won’t get any nudge up but you’ll have to manage with a 5MP camera which should take okay pictures in enough light. The back camera, however, has a 13MP sensor with dual LED flash.
Hardware and Software
Taking control of tasks on the Huawei Y6 (2018) is non other than a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 having four cores with a clock speed of 1.4GHz.
Being a low budget chipset, performance is not quite as fast as that of flagships like Huawei P20 but does fit the memo on this one. As for handling graphics, you have an Adreno 308 GPU in charge.
In addition, there’s 2GB RAM combined with 16GB internal storage space. However, the expansion limit is set at 256GB using a MicroSD card. Running on the smartphone is an Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 skin atop.
Huawei Y6 (2018) Price and Availability
Huawei Y6 (2018) price in Nigeria starts at around 33,000 Naira. It is available for sale in several online stores and smartphone retail outlets.
Huawei Y6 (2018) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Y6 (2018):
- Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)
- Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
- GPU: Adreno 308
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Gold, Blue
- Dimension: 152.4 x 73 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 150g
- SIM Type: Nano Sim
- SIM Count: Dual Sim
- Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: –
- Front Camera: 5MP camera, 720p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yea, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yea, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
- Video Player: DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –