When it comes to naming phones, it seems that Huawei is following the footprints of Nokia by naming its newer model of the phones with the association of years they are released in. Yes, we are talking about Huawei Y7 Prime 2018. It comes in three different colors (Black, Blue, Gold). Here are the specifications of the phone.
- Display: 5.99 inches Huawei FullView
- Screen Resolution:720 x 1440
- Processor: Snapdragon 430
- Rear Camera: Dual 13 MP + 2 MP
- Front Camera: 8 MP
- RAM: 3 GB
- ROM: 32 GB
- Dual Sim: Yes
- Android version: 8.0
- EMUI version: 8.0
- Battery: 3000mAh
Ideally, the phone should be an upgrade to its last year model but to our disappointment, Y7 Prime 2018 is actually going down the hill. Why? Well because Huawei decided to lower the price tag on 2018 model which resulted in the compromise of some good features that its predecessor had.
The earlier version of Y7 Prime 2018 had Snapdragon 435 and for unknown reasons Huawei has decided to downgrade the processor in the newer model to Snapdragon 430. While RAM and ROM remain the same in both the models, the downgrading of processor might have a negative impact on phone’s deliverance.
Y7 Prime had a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Huawei has provided their Fullview display in Y7 Prime 2018 and increasing the resolution to 720 x 1440. But we think the negligible increase in resolution doesn’t matter at all.
Y7 Prime 2018 has a dual rear camera setup. A 13 MP and a 2 MP camera combine to take pretty decent photos for a budget phone. Although they are not comparable to Huawei’s high-end phones still we can’t ask much of a budget phone.
Like any other Huawei phone, Y7 Prime 2018 also supports dual sim but to our surprise, it has a dedicated memory card slot, unlike many other Huawei phones which use a hybrid slot.
It comes with Android Oreo out of the box and is decorated with EMUI version 8.0. The biggest concern that we have about this phone is the battery. Last year’s model had a 4000 mAh battery which could easily last a day with heavy usage whereas Y7 Prime 2018 has drastically jumped to 3000 mAh even though it has a bigger screen size. This may cause problems for power intensive user.
Huawei has also decreased the price for the 2018 model. Y7 Prime was launched with a price tag of 24,999 PKR while the 2018 version is being launched for 19,999 PKR. The price is the only factor, we believe, that makes this phone worth a shot.
Stay tuned for our in-depth review of the phone.