And to begin with…
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.Already at the level of the operating system of this Y5 16 GB: here, it is an Android with all the Huawei ecosystem that goes with it.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Unfortunately, our analysis showed that this product was below what you would expect from a smartphone.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
Y5 16 GB for mobility?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone. Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Y5 16 GB.A modest 5.71 -inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Don’t imagine watching a movie in good conditions either.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world.There’s GPS on this phone.Your travels will be facilitated, even abroad.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.And therefore several operators on this model.An interesting option abroad.
No protection on the screen of this Y5 16 GB.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.With a power of 3020 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
On the question of loading, Huawei has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
Smartphones have become the new televisions.It’s a device that is always at hand.The same goes for listening to music.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.He’s not doing as well as most of his competitors.The 5.71 -inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.And its screen resolution is low.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
On the audio side, Huawei wanted to do it right.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
To transfer the sound from the phone, you will have the option via bluetooth.The sound result is of a good level.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
The Huawei phone, for video games?
Smartphone games now require power.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
What came out of our tests is that the Y5 16 GB is low in power.The Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) processor is an older generation.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
A smartphone with RAM, but the bare minimum.This model has 16 GB, which is low.Knowing that some users need more space, Huawei has provided a free space for an extension.
In case you play a lot, you’re going to strain the drums.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.With a power of 3020 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.The components do not allow for a quality display.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
The last point on the functionality side is the presence of NFC.A handy feature when it comes to making contactless payments, just using your phone.
The tool to make photos, movies?
The quality of smartphones allows you to take pictures as well as many cameras.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Huawei has a long history of designing quality products.
On the other hand it’s a little light for the camera part.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
The photo resolution of this Y5 16 GB is 13 Mp, which gives a nice picture.The results of your holiday movies will be of very good quality.However, it does not have HDR technology.
You will limit selfies with this model, because of the poor quality of the rendering.So photo retouching is not exceptional.The sensor of this Y5 16 GB is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 16 GB.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
The Y5 16 GB in conclusion
Following our tests, we see that this Y5 16 GB is not good for all cases.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.In short, it is mainly the price that will guide your choice.