Huawei Y6p is available in Kenya for 15,400 shillings. It was released in 2020, May 06 alongside the Y5p. Some of its features are a 6.3 inch display, 74 GB internal storage, 3 GB RAM, a 13 MP camera and a 5000 mAh battery.
Huawei has upped up its entry level offerings, following through with massive competition that’s widely associated with this particular segment. Within the y series, we get a back to back release, the Huawei Y6p, with a decent screen, an average chipset and a big battery, available from May 2020. So what sets this device apart from other entry level devices? Here is a look.
Huawei Y6p price in Kenya and key features
|Price||Approx KSh 15,400|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22|
|Back Camera||13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP|
|Front Cameras||8 MP|
Design and display
The new Huawei Y6P expectedly comes with an IPS LCD screen, 6.3 inches in size, with a screen to body ratio of about 81.3%. It has an infinity u design that houses the front facing camera. The screen is nice for media consumption, with the small inconvenience of the small teardrop notch. It has narrow bezels but the chin at the bottom is quite big. It is a plastic build, both frame and back, with a triple camera layout and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. We have a 3.5mm head jack but still a microUSB connector with OTG.
The Huawei Y6P comes with the Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22. It is well optimized and great in power management. It runs a 2.0 GHz Cortex A53 CPU alongside a PowerGE 8320 GPU. The SoC is designed to offer entry level performance but it’s still great for day to day use. On board is a generous 3/4GB of RAM and 64GB of mass storage, besides a dedicated microSDXC expandable memory card. That should most certainly suffice for most as the memory can be extended by an extra 256G – see Huawei Y5p.
Despite being an entry, the Huawei Y6P comes with a triple camera set up. It has a 13 mp primary, in addition to 5 mp ultrawide and a 2mp depth sensor. For a budget device, the photos are decent and well detailed, especially in well lighted environments. It adds some bokeh and portrait modes to the fray, but they should be just about average.
The wide angle lens is certainly a welcome addition, especially for those landscape photos, though it tends to lose detail in the final image. It can shoot video in 1080p at 30fps. Up front is a decent 8 mp shooter capable of 1080 video at 30fps – Huawei Y9 Prime 2019.
The Huawei Y6P comes with a huge 5000mah non removable Li-Po battery, certainly massive for such entry level specifications. It can easily last 2 days on average use so breezing through the day is piecemeal to this device. That means lots of hours on the internet, consuming media content and a little extra photography without a worrying about juice.
However, since it comes with a micro-USB connector, we get standard charging of 10W. it may take a while to charge up, usually overnight, but once you are full, you are good to go.
As many of the devices in the Huawei stable, software has become a very worrying development over the last few months, and the Huawei Y6P is no different. After being kicked out of Android core GMS, Huawei has been trying to fill in the gap for its users outside china, through HMS and optimizing their software. It comes with EMUI 10.1 based off Android 10 straight off the box.
Installing Google apps on Huawei Y6p
Instead of Playstore, you get AppGallery, but without GMS, some Android stock apps like YouTube, Gmail, Docs, and those that need the GMS to operate like location for Uber, are not compatible. Nonetheless, one can also side load apps from APK resources available on the internet. The EMUI still works like a charm though, light, fluid and reliable so it’s easy to forget the compromises aboard.
The Huawei Y6P is quite a capable device, considering a decent SoC, a little bit of camera and a big battery. It is easy to recommend, despite running Huawei Mobile Services. It competes quite favorably and the hardware should mean something to most – product website.
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