Huawei Y5 (2017) belongs to the budget line of smartphones of the Chinese company. Not all of them are equally good even in their segment. Huawei Y3 (2017) surprised us unpleasantly, especially one of the versions with an old processor. Let’s see how Y5 (2017) differs, which also has a front flash and a smart button. a chip that almost everyone has already abandoned.
review Huawei Y5 (2017)
The Huawei Y5 (2017) review gives an idea of this smartphone with a plastic case.
Huawei Y5 (2017) is not cheating. Before us is a budget model. This is immediately felt when you take it in your hands. Firstly, the phone is a bit thick compared to the more expensive ones. Secondly, its body is made of plastic, while there is no sense of density. And although the back cover does not bend, there is a suspicion that it should do this. The plastic feels like very cheap phones.
Another point is also striking: a rather large frame around the display, especially given the modern fashion.
The front panel is covered with glass. We had a white-bronze smartphone. the color combination is also quite controversial. On a white background, three eyes stand out very well, which are located a little randomly and not very aligned.
The back side, I would like to call it a lid, since the case represents a “plastic” bathtub, where the entire filling is placed, also has no accents. The camera eye stands out against the general background only in black. All faces are rounded.
In general, the smartphone leaves a double impression. On the one hand, this is a budget, but still it feels much better than Y3 (2017), or some third-tier brands that fell into our hands.
If price positioning and Y5 (2017) were allowed to put on metal, then the impression of the device would be much better. Probably played a role and not the most successful combination of colors. In other colors, at least in photographs, the device looks more attractive
Connectors and controls
On the front panel, the Huawei Y5 (2017) does not have hardware buttons. They are made virtual and occupy part of the useful display area.
Above the screen is the earpiece, camera windows and sensors. There is also a full-fledged LED flash.
On the back of the smartphone, a camera is detected, and a dual LED flash, which already distinguishes the device from a series of classmates.
On the right side there is a screen on / off button, volume control.
The left side has a smart button. This is an additional control in the Y5 2017 settings called Easy Key.
Three actions can be assigned to this button: single press, double press and press and hold. In the settings there is a choice: shooting with a camera, screenshot, launching a voice recorder, turning on a flashlight. You can also select any of the applications that will be launched with the button. We chose to take a screenshot.
At the top there is a 3.5 mm audio jack.
On the bottom is microUSB and stereo speakers.
Huawei Y5 (2017) has a removable cover. It can be pry off at the bottom of the right sidewall. The lid is removed quite easily. It is put on too. The smartphone’s battery is not removable.
Interestingly, SIM cards of different nano and micro formats are used. That is, changing them will not be so simple. The microSD card slot is separate.
And now a on how to install SIM cards in Huawei Y5 (2017):
Case for Huawei Y5 (2017)
Buying a case or cover for Huawei Y5 (2017) is easy. All common types can be found.
Such a leather book Y5 (2017) will cost about 700 rubles.
A hard bumper can be purchased for 500-600 rubles. In general, the cost of covers to match an inexpensive device.
Screen Huawei Y5 (2017)
Display Huawei Y5 (2017) has a diagonal of 5 inches. Screen resolution. 720×1280 pixels, their density, thus, reaches 294 ppi. Announced IPS matrix. However, its quality is clearly not the highest.
At the height of the screen, in our opinion, only clarity. Despite the fact that the IPS matrix is declared, a light red-violet hue is clearly visible in the display on a white background, especially at low brightness. In general, the screen does not look much like what you can expect from an IPS matrix.
Huawei Y5 (2017) does not have a display “upgrade”, although it would be useful here. The user can adjust the brightness and adjust the color temperature.
Let’s look at the results of objective tests. The white brightness of the smartphone is 372 cd / m2, and black. 0.21 cd / m2. The contrast, thus, is 1771: 1. The device does not have enough brightness, especially in bright sun, however, due to the highest contrast, the display in the light does not fade, although the colors are lost.
The color temperature graph is pretty even and, more interestingly, it is overpriced quite a bit compared to the standard at 6500K. The temperature is in the range of 6800-7000K. Colors are very close to natural.
The color gamut of the screen of Huawei Y5 (2017) turned out to be less than the sRGB range, which today is a rather rare case for budget smartphones.
The gamma curves of Huawei Y2 are below the reference, while the dependence graph has deviations. Shades will be darker.
The screen is expected to support 5 touches.
Camera Huawei Y5 (2017)
Huawei Y5 (2017) received two cameras. The resolution of the main camera is 8 megapixels, and the front. 5 megapixels. Both can record Full HDs. The front camera also has a flash, as well as the main one. The device, as it were, immediately begs for ideal tools for a selfie. however, there are nuances. About them later.
The camera interface of Huawei Y5 (2017) is practically no different from that in other devices of the company. On the main screen there is a shutter button, a preview of the filters, a window for viewing the picture taken. Also, on the other hand, there are buttons for controlling the flash, switching between cameras and calling up the menu.
In the menu, you can see some quick functions, for example, setting watermarks or geodes.
The camera has only three main types of shooting: photo, and time lapse. The latter allows you to shoot 3-5 seconds of the from which the animated “GIF” will be made, or the best shots selected. There isn’t even a “decoration” that allows you to correct the skin tone, not to mention shooting with a high shutter speed, with which you can play with the photo, as in Honor 6C.
Fortunately, all the settings on the camera are in place: you can choose the white balance, photosensitivity, turn on the smile detector, face recognition, determine which button to shoot, etc.
The camcorder has less settings. You can enable stabilization, geotagging and turn off the sound.
The front camera interface is exactly the same. There is even a flash control button in place. after all, in this smartphone the front camera has it. The menu has slightly fewer camera options. There is a mirror.
The positioning of the device as a smartphone for selfie remains doubtful. Here, too, there are only three shootings: a photo, and a length of time. Neither jewelry, nor even makeup.
You can find the perfect selfie in the settings, but Huawei has had this feature for a couple of years, but more modern ones would not have prevented a smartphone with a flash. In general, the settings for the front camera are the same as for the main one.
The number of camcorder settings is also small.
The main camera Huawei Y5 (2017) has a maximum resolution of 8 megapixels.
“Colors” work well for the camera, but with focus and exposure choice it does not always work out perfectly.
The front camera has no more than 5 megapixels.
The front camera shoots no worse than the main one, and with closely located objects it does better at all. For a selfie it will be good.
The main camera of the Huawei Y5 (2017) writes Full HD.
The quality is good.
The front camera is also able to handle Full HD.
Hers are also good.
Characteristics Huawei Y5 2017
Huawei Y5 (2017). budget device. We do not expect any surprises in terms of performance.
Huawei Y5 (2017), as expected, has a 4-core processor. The architecture used is Cortex-A53, which is quite good compared to Huawei Y3 (2017), in one of which versions a chip with Cortex-A7 was installed. Graphics. the processor of the last generation of the middle level.
The platform should be pulled in games 2 GB of RAM. However, we will not be surprised if we have to face a slowdown. However, in normal tasks, the smartphone did not cause any complaints. The smartphone has 16 GB of memory, of which about 10 are available to the user. The amount can be called acceptable. In this segment often give only 8 GB.
The device supports 4G, but the network bandwidth is not more than 150 Mbps. Y5 does not have new versions of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. If with Wi-FI the lack of support for 802.11ac cannot be called critical, then support for only Bluetooth 4.0 may in some cases be an unpleasant surprise.
They certainly are two different-format SIM cards. For example, having gone abroad it will no longer be possible to change the main card from a card purchased for the sake of cheap Internet.
The display formally has good characteristics, but in reality it disappointed us. The cameras also leave much to be desired.
A 3000 mAh battery should in theory provide good autonomy, but in the case of Huawei Y5 (2017), it’s better to check in practice.
As a rival for Huawei Y5 (2017), we chose the youngest of the Samsung Galaxy J. Galaxy J3 (2017) has much similar stuffing, so the difference in tests will be determined by different versions of Android OS and the quality of Samsung and MediaTek processors. The advantage is on the side of the latter, since it has a more powerful GPU.
In the comprehensive test, Huawei Y5 (2017) was faster than the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017). Probably due to the graphics.
In JetStream, which simulates the browser load, three-dimensional graphics are not so important, but the OS is important: here Samsung is faster.
Graphic tests clearly demonstrate that 2 cores and 650 MHz Mali-T720MP2 are faster than 1 core and 600 MHz Mali-T720.
Huawei Y5 (2017) in Antutu
According to the results of previous tests, it is clear why Huawey Y5 (2017) is better than the opponent in AnTuTu.
Autonomy Huawei Y5 (2017)
Huawey Y5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) after the test for autonomy showed the same relative result. 83% of the battery remains. However, while the battery at Huawei is 700 mAh more than that of Samsung. The difference is simply explained: the Exynos chip is made according to the 14-nm process technology, while MediaTek is produced according to the 28-nm process. The finer the technology, the higher the energy efficiency. However, in terms of autonomy, due to the more capacious battery, Huawei has parity between the rivals.
Graphics eats the most batteries. However, we also note a fairly high standby consumption when reading.
For energy saving in Huawei Y5 (2017), the Phone Manager is responsible. There are three modes to choose from. For each of them, you can see a preliminary estimate of the operating time. Modes are not configurable. But you can enable the function of closing energy-intensive applications and set up an exception if you want the mail or messenger to constantly hang in the background.
Games on Huawei Y5 (2017)
Huawei Y5 (2017) overtook the Galaxy J3 (2017) in tests, which previously did not let us down in games. We expect from him and in games the results are not worse.
- Modern Combat 5: excellent, everything flies;
- Dead trigger: excellent, everything flies;
- Dead trigger 2: excellent, everything flies;
- Real racing 3: excellent, everything flies;
- Need For Speed: No Limits: excellent, everything flies;
- Shadowgun: dead zone: excellent, everything flies;
- Frontline Commando: Normandy: excellent, everything flies;
- Frontline Commando 2: excellent, everything flies;
- Eternity warriors 2: excellent, everything flies;
- Eternity warriors 4: excellent, everything flies;
- Trial Xtreme 3: excellent, everything flies;
- Trial Xtreme 4: excellent, everything flies;
- Dead effect 2: excellent, everything flies;
- Plants vs Zombies 2: excellent, everything flies;
- Dead target: excellent, everything flies;
Huawei Y5 (2017) received Android 6.0 with a proprietary EMUI 4.1 interface. We are sure that neither Android 7.0, nor a newer interface will receive the device.
EMUI 4.1 does not yet have an application menu. The fifth version already has the opportunity to choose the appearance of the home screen.
Here you can only configure a simple mode that removes icons, effects and leaves only the basic functions.
Applications are distributed across screens and put in folders. The Google folder is nothing new.
In the Tools folder, all the same, described more than once by the application. Surprisingly, in our test sample there were no Yandex applications, Opera browser, Booking. This is probably a feature of the test firmware. We do not exclude that they are in retail copies.
A Huawei account will also be needed for HiCloud. a cloud storage with which you can synchronize the company’s phones.
Huawei Y5 (2017) is a budget smartphone in the full sense of the word. It turned out better than Y3 (2017), but it is difficult to distinguish it from competitors in the segment, including from little-known brands. If the smartphone had a metal case or a better main camera, then its chances for consumer love would be higher.
The front camera of the device is configured to shoot close objects and has good color reproduction. A smartphone that is really inexpensive will be good for a selfie.
Pleased with the victory in the tests. However, the device was chosen as a rival, more expensive, but within the framework of its lineup the weakest, while Huawei Y5 (2017) occupies a higher place in the hierarchy among its brothers.
In the meantime, it remains to attract attention by price and brand. Perhaps there is more trust in Huawei than in lesser-known companies.
Price Huawei Y5 (2017)
Buy Huawei Y5 (2017) can be 8,000 rubles. His rival in the Samsung Galaxy J3 test (2017) is offered for 13,000 rubles. Therefore, looking for a competitor from a Korean company, we still look for something cheaper.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime
Last year’s Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime will cost 9,000 rubles. The smartphone has a display with a resolution of 960×540, 1.5 GB of RAM and an 8 GB drive, a 2600 mAh battery.
Alcatel shine lite
Alcatel Shine Lite costs the same 8,000 rubles. Here we get the same as the Y5 (2017), a display, 13 and 5-megapixel cameras that record only 720p, the exact same hardware platform and a 2,460 mAh battery.
ZTE Blade A510 costs 7,000 rubles. The smartphone has the same screen, 13- and 5-megapixel cameras, though a 4-core chip with a frequency of only 1 GHz, a gigabyte of RAM and only 8 GB of storage, not to mention the 2200 mAh battery.
- acceptable design;
- 2 GB of RAM;
- 16 GB drive;
- front camera for selfie;
- good performance.
- different formats of SIM;
- not very high quality display;
- the main camera is rather weak.
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7 basic tricks for Huawei Y5 (2017)
Dealing with the management of smartphones is simple, but still the interfaces sometimes differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, so we have put together the basic methods of working with Huawei Y5 (2017) for those who are first faced with devices of this brand.
How to set a ringtone on a contact in Huawei Y5 (2017)
An individual melody for contact will help to highlight loved ones and loved ones and immediately find out who is calling. Installing it is easy.
You need to go to Contacts, select a contact there and enter it. Then select the Change item.
If a melody is assigned to a contact, then you need to select the appropriate field. If not already assigned, then click Add Field, and then select a Ringtone from the menu.
A ringtone selection window opens, where there are two tabs. Melody tab contain melodies that are recorded in the phone firmware. Music tab. all songs that are in the phone’s library, in the internal memory or on the drive. We select the desired melody, confirm the choice
The ringtone is set.
If you have questions, watch our on how to set a ringtone for a contact in Huawei Y5 (2017).
How to put a photo on a contact in Huawei Y5 (2017)
A photo attached to a contact also allows you to quickly understand who is calling and whether to answer. In addition, the phone book with photos just looks prettier. Assigning or changing a photo for a contact is easy
To set a photo on a contact we go into contact. There you can click Change in the lower menu. In the contact settings, you now need to click on the photo.
The contact photo management menu appears. You can take a picture with the camera or select from the gallery. Next, the smartphone will offer to choose a photo location. You need to go into the appropriate folder and then select a photo. An editor will appear, with which you can select a portion of the picture for a circular thumbnail. After the selection, you need to confirm it.
Now the contact has a new photo.
You can see the process in our, how to set a photo on a contact in Huawei Y5 (2017).
How to set a ringtone in Huawei Y5 (2017)
The standard ringtone often does not suit you, why not put the one you like best? It is easy to do.
To set the ringtone for the Huawei Y5 (2017) call, go to the settings and select the Sound option. In the sound settings, you can adjust the volume, as well as assign ringtones for each SIM separately.
After selecting one of the SIMs, a list of available ringtones is displayed on two tabs. Ringtones tab. standard tunes from the firmware. Music. all songs available on the phone. You need to select a melody and click on the checkmark in the upper right corner, confirming the vibration.
The ringtone of Huawei Y5 (2017) is set. To consolidate the material, you can watch the.
How to create a folder on Huawei Y5 (2017)
A new folder on the phone’s drive or microSD card is created through the standard file manager, which is the same for all Huawei.
In the file manager, you first need to choose the location of the future folder. It is better to do this on the Phone memory tab.
After selecting the desired location, in the menu located at the bottom of the screen you need to click the plus sign. A window will open where you need to enter a folder name.
Folder created. tutorial on how to create a folder on Huawei Y5 (2017) is much more difficult.
How to clear the phone memory of Huawei Y5 (2017)
No matter how large the smartphone’s drive is, the space on it will someday run out. You can clear the phone’s memory using Huawei’s proprietary manager
Starting the Phone Manager, you need to wait until the analysis of the state of the device is completed. Further, in the menu on the first page, you need to select the Delete, or Clear memory item with an icon in the form of a brush. The phone determines what can be deleted from memory. It’s worth looking at the list and removing the check boxes from those points where something important may be located. Next. click on the delete button.
The tutorial will explain how to clear the memory of Huawei Y5 (2017) literally on your fingers.
How to transfer contacts from a SIM card to Huawei Y5 (2017)
For some, all contacts are stored on the SIM card. Although her memory is not enough to create a record with all the necessary fields, her contacts are guaranteed to move from one smartphone to another.
To transfer contacts from the SIM card to the phone, you need to go to the Contacts application. Here, in the menu located at the bottom of the screen, click the item more. In the list that appears, select Import / Export. On the next screen, select the menu item Import from SIM drive
A list of contacts opens. You need to select all contacts or only necessary. Next, click Import and select the location of the contacts.
instruction will help the most dull.
How to switch SIM cards on Huawei Y5 (2017)
Huawei Y5 (2017) supports two SIM cards
If two SIM cards are installed, then when dialing a number there will be two buttons, each of which refers to one of the cards. When calling, you just need to select the correct SIM card
In the settings of the smartphone there is also a section SIM Management. There you can assign a default SIM card.
The will help you understand the details of how to switch SIM cards to Huawei Y5 (2017).
If you have any questions about the described techniques, or have other unsolved problems, then ask about them in the comments below!