The Huawei Y6p is only priced at ₱5,990. The smartphone poses to be a better deal than most phones in this segment.
Huawei never fails to drop exciting phones in their entry-level segment, the Huawei Y series. Their latest addition, the Huawei Y6p, is another enticing budget smartphone that's very timely and essential for this upcoming school year opening. It's an updated version of the Huawei Y6s and just settles below the more capable Huawei Y7p. This handset appeals to the budget-conscious and to those who need a go-to device for basic smartphone activities like browsing the web, video streaming, video calling, and more.
Huawei Y6p ReviewThe Huawei Y6p has been released earlier this year but we think it's quite fitting to take this handset for review since many students and parents are on the lookout for a good smartphone that does not break the bank. If you're here, you're probably considering this phone. Read our Huawei Y6p review and find out if this one is what you're looking for.
What's in the Box?Huawei is very generous enough to include a complete set of out-of-the-box items with the Y6p. We have the power brick together with the microUSB cable. On top of that, we have a pair of headphones which you could hardly find with an entry-level handset these days.
We also have some documentations, Huawei Warranty Card, and the pin ejector tool. I'm quite happy about the inclusion of headphones since it'll be a useful accessory for those intending to use this smartphone for homeschooling.
Design and Display
The Huawei Y6p sports a shiny plastic exterior which mimics a glass finish. Most of us call this a “Glasstic” design, and yes, it's a fingerprint magnet. The backing of our Emerald Green unit is classy which exudes electric accents when hit by a light source. Unlike the backing, the plastic railings have a matte finish which gives the phone a better grip. Speaking of the sides, there’s a SIM tray on the left while the power button and the volume keys are on the right side. The top comes with the secondary microphone; and the bottom houses the micro USB port, audio jack, primary microphone, and the speaker grill.
The Huawei Y6p may be a budget smartphone but that does not stop the handset to impress you with its solid build. On the front, the Huawei Y6p frames a 6.3-inch Dewdrop Display with 720p HD+ resolution and 88.4% screen-to-body ratio. The display may come short comparing it to some of its rivals but with my time using it, I think the screen is quite good. Color accuracy is decent as well as the contrast and saturation. You can also toggle the screen's color temperature from cool to warm, whatever you prefer. Viewing angles are also fine, so sharing Netflix shows to friends and family may always be a good idea.
The bezels also facilitate better viewing experience. However, not all the bezels are thin, there’s still a sizable chin which is also expected in this price point.
There’s a zippy fingerprint sensor mounted on the back panel. I think this placement is still the sweet spot for fingerprint sensors as it is very accessible even when you’re holding the phone with one hand.
At the heart of the Huawei Y6p is the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. This is a popular chipset for entry level devices due to its performance and battery efficiency.
Games like Mobile Legends and Call of Duty run smoothly with the Hauwei Y6p. Between the two, playing Mobile Legends offers a better gaming experience due to the app’s graphic requirements. Playing with High Graphic settings runs fluidly with less frame drop. In our Antutu Benchmark test, the smartphone tallied a 91,519 score which is quite decent in this class.
When it comes to its audio capability, the Huawei Y6p's down-firing speaker is loud enough for your binge-watching activities. The sweet spot is around 70 to 90 percent volume, beyond that the audio tends to get distorted. You can still use the headphone jack if you need better audio with the help of third party accessories.
The back panel houses the triple-camera setup. It is headlined by the 13MP main sensor which is coupled by the 5MP wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the flip side, you'll get the 8MP selfie camera.
In good lighting conditions, shots from the main camera are quite good. Photos come with good color accuracy and saturation. Details are also acceptable with mediocre dynamic range. For its class, I'm quite impressed by the amount of great shots that I had with this smartphone.
In low-light conditions, noise tends to get prevalent. Colors are also muted. If you're looking for a night mode feature, you can't find it here.
Photos from the selfie camera are great for social media. The camera app comes with a beauty function which is definitely fun to use. You can shoot up to 1080p videos at 30fps.
Software: Huawei AppGallery and Petal Search
The Huawei Y6p boots with Android 10 with EMUI 10.1 on top. You can go by Standard or Drawer mode on your Homescreen, you just need to set this in your settings app. Yes, as you might have predicted it, this smartphone is not supported by Google Mobile Service. This means that it does not have a Google Play Store and any other Google-developed apps out-of-the box.
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However, Huawei is hard at work in developing alternatives. For one, it's now streamlining the Huawei AppGallery. This app marketplace is specifically tailored to Huawei devices so this means that there are tons of updates to look forward to.
Also if you're trying to search for your favorite apps, you can try Huawei's Petal Search. This search app will direct you a trusted third party platforms where you can download your favorite apps that are not available in the App Gallery.
Huawei Y6p's main turf is its battery capacity. On paper, the handset packs a 5000 mAh battery capacity. We looped an HD video with 70 brightness and 50 volume, and we got up to 17 hours of playback which is quite amazing. The smartphone supports a micro USB port which is expected in this price point. Moreover, you can do reverse charging. This means that you can power your other devices using the Y6p's battery. On the downside, there's no fast charging feature, thus it would take more than two hours to charge the phone to 100 percent.
The Huawei Y6p is only priced at ₱5,990. The smartphone poses to be a better deal than most phones in this segment. It comes with juicy 5000 mAh battery with reverse charging capability, Glasstic design, decent cameras, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage, to name a few.
On the software side, Huawei has made bigger strides. Huawei launched the Petal Search which serves as an inter-platform directory on where you can find the apps. There's also the Huawei App Gallery which is the third biggest app distribution platform.
But of course, there's still no denying the fact that there is no Google Mobiles Services pre-installed in this phone. But if you're cool with the alternatives stated above, I think the Huawei Y6p would be an ideal device for you.
1. Glasstic design
2. Bigger Battery
3. Good Loudspeaker
4. Decent Camera for its class
1. Fingerprint magnet
2. No GMS
Huawei Y6p Specs159.07mm x 74.06mm x 9.04mm at 185g
6.3-inch HD+ 1600x720 display
MediaTek MT6762R SoC
Rear Camera: 13MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Front Camera: 8MP (f/2.0)
Ambient Light Sensor
Single nano SIM or
dual nano SIM + microSD card slot
Colors Midnight Black, Emerald Green, Phantom Purple
₱5,990 Official Retail Price in the Philippines