Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) Specs and Price

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018)
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Huawei is no stranger in the budget market and the Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) comes in as another in the Y-series this year. Cutting down on features like fingerprint scanner and some other specs, the smartphone is available at a budget price. There is also a simple design and some other implementations to make it affordable for all. Although the smartphone is not the kind to go for when it comes to stellar performance, it can hold its own against competition in the same league.

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Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) Key Specs and Features

  • 5.45-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 CPU with 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage space, up to 128GB with a memory card
  • 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Face Unlock
  • 3, 020mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018)

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Design and Display

The Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) goes for a simple look with a plain design missing the trendy gradient look and have plastic casing.  There’s nothing really at the back except for the camera module and Huawei branding on the rear.

The earpiece speaker also.doubles has the main phone speaker which is often used for surround sound in other premium smartphones.

For a smartphone with an 8.3mm thickness, the smartphone is fairly light weighing just 142g. This can be accredited to the plastic build with black, gold blue colour options available.

Going a different way from the flock of recently released phones with a large display but still has the 18:9 aspect ration anyway.

Featuring a 5.45-inch screen, the smartphone has enough visual space for the routine surfing the net and even watching movies.  Not too big on resolution, the Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) has a 1440 x 720 pixels resolution which I a okay.

Battery and Camera

On the battery side of things, the smartphone does what most phone do and comes with an average 3k region capacity. It has a MicroUSB port for data transfer and charging while also sporting a 3, 020mAh battery.

For a budget smartphone, the arrangement seems like a good enough proposition not any different from what you would get from other OEMs at this price point.

Mobile photography also looks well enough with a 13MP camera on the back of the smartphone.

This is minus the AI tweaks and enhancement in more premium Huawei smartphones but it does have panorama, autofocus and other simple features.

Selfies on the smartphone is captured by a 5MP front camera with a flash of its own lighting up dim lit shots.

Hardware and Software

Speaking on what I refer to as the engine on the smartphone because of how it handles all the task from gaming to the simple task of opening apps.

That said, you’ve got a MediaTek MT6739 chipset with a  PowerVR GE8100 GPU tackling graphics. In addition, for storage there is only a meagre 16GB even if you can expand this to 256GB with a memory card. To help out performance, there is 2GB RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo from the box.

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) Price and Availability

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) price in Nigeria starts at around 32,500 Naira. You can buy it at online stores.

Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Y5 Prime (2018):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6739
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Blue
  • Dimension: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.45-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera, 720p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner:
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 020mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: October 27th, 2020
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