As a preamble to this test
How will you use your Smartphone?For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.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.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
The design of this Y5 16 GB corresponds to an entry-level product.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
|Taking pictures or filming|
The Y5 16 GB, enough for internet use?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile. You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Y5 16 GB.Indeed, with its 5.71 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Forget the videos, too.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.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.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.In other words, the ability to use multiple phone lines in this unit.And therefore several operators on this model.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
Detail that is missing on this Y5 16 GB is the absence of reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.There is only 3020 mAh, which is low for normal use.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
On the question of loading, Huawei has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
The right model for multimedia use?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.A handy device for watching videos.You can also simply listen to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
This is not a model designed for multimedia.He’s one of the worst in the business.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.A resolution which is moreover in 720 x 1520.He’ll be more comfortable listening to music.
This model has an IPS LCD screen.The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
Huawei sought to improve the audio experience.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
With its OS version installed, the phone supports wireless Hi-Fi audio via Bluetooth.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
Huawei’s smartphone: a good choice for making video calls?
For games, you need performance.The same applies to the ever-increasing number of applications that reduce battery capacity.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In other words, the power of the technical components is essential to enjoy the game phases.
After our tests, we find out that this Y5 16 GB is in the lowest rankings.The Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) processor is weak and the graphics processing unit of a lower quality than we would have liked.The visual result is below other smartphones in this category.
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.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.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.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.This is an entry-level model: 295* pixels per inch.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
The last point on the functionality side is the presence of NFC.This element authorizes contactless payment, identical to your credit card.
Concerning audio or video use?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Generally speaking, Huawei has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
Little progress has been made by Huawei.This model thus has only one objective.
This Y5 16 GB has a photo resolution of 13 Mp, identical to its competitors.You can be sure to make good quality photos and videos.Note that it does not have the HDR function which would have improved the images.
It’s not the best device for making selfies.Reprocessing photos is not intuitive.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 device contains only 16 GB of storage space; less than most.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
What about the Y5 16 GB?
Our analysis showed that this Y5 16 GB wasn’t made for all purposes.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.