Huawei in May 2020 has secretly released the Y6p. This might sound a bit like the Y6 Pro. But that was a 2019 model and completely different from the Y6p.
After releasing a slew of smartphones in the flagship end of it, Huawei is set to corner the budget market as well. Huawei hasn’t built this phone up by much and even if you look for Huawei Y6p reviews, you aren’t going to find too many options. That tells you that they haven’t marketed this phone as much.
The Y6p is another budget device that competes with the Realme 6 and the Redmi Note 9’s of the world.
It’s interesting to compete in this segment, as Xiaomi has literally cornered the market with very little competition from Samsung, Apple and One Plus.
But will the Y6p fare well?
Let’s find out!
Just looking at the specifications, you can tell that the Y6P is a powerhouse.
Huawei Y6P Specifications
|6.3-inch IPS LCD screen
|Plastic back and plastic frame
|Android 10.0 with EMUI 10.1
|Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22
|Storage and RAM
|64GB Storage with a 4GB RAM
|13MP + 5MP + 2MP (Triple camera)
|Yes, in the back
Huawei Y6P Design & Display
Talking about the design. The phone comes in some interesting colours that are catchy and bright. They have done a good job in making it stand out, although it has a plastic finish and plastic body. It’s also given a special coating to make it shine. It’s available in Phantom Purple, Emerald Green, Midnight Black.
In terms of the way the phone looks, I think the Realme and the Redmi Note series phones really stand out compared to the Huawei Y6p.
The display is a 6.3-inch IPS LCD Screen with a dew drop notch. It has a 88.4% screen-to-body ratio. It’s a really great display, but with a very thick bezel at the bottom that takes the sheen away.
Under the Hood – RAM / Storage/ Processor
Let’s talk about the processor. Considering Huawei has gone for the powerful specs on this phone, let’s see what they’ve picked to run the phone.
The Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22.
Now the Mediatek chipset isn’t as popular as it’s rival, the Snapdragon. But most people have heard of the Helio P22.
This is a processor that is great for a mid range smartphone and according to the Mediatek website works well with 4 or 6GB RAMs, 1080p video shots at 30fps.
This is what the processor is capable of. And it’s a pretty sturdy one for the Huawei Y6p.
The Y6p comes with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. This can be expanded up to 512GB which is pretty welcome.
The EMUI has been considered one of the quiet winners in the Android OS space. The Y6p runs on Android 10.0 and EMUI 10.1. It’s a nifty little operating system that works great, looks great and is super quick.
Generally in most of the reviews, the sound especially the loudspeaker potential of the phones are ignored. The sound of the Y6p needs to be mentioned as it has a mode called Party Mode that lets you sync with other Huawei phones to play the same song from multiple phones.
If there are other Huawei phones
But the highlight of the sound is the 88db of sound the Huawei Y6p can release. That’s about 1.6 times more than a normal phone. If sound is a big factor, especially the loud speaker, then the Y6p more than delivers!
The Huawei AppGallery is Huawei’s answer to the play store. Huawei has spent a lot of money to get app developers to develop apps for their Huawei AppGallery.
You do get the latest apps. Although it’s not as thorough as the playstore. It’s still getting there.
They are running a lot of offers, gifts and other things. So if you are a deal hunter, then the AppGallery will give you some awesome deals.
Huawei Y6P Camera
Huawei makes amazing camera phones. They are probably one of the best in the world with their camera smartphones. One of the highlights of the Y6p is the camera or the cameras.
Coming to the main camera it’s a triple camera setup with 13MP wide camera + 5MP ultrawide + 2MP depth camera.
The ultra-wide angle lens gives you a 120 degree panorama that’s perfect for those long shots.
The selfie camera is touted as a beauty camera which means the AI does its job of beautifying the face by removing blemishes and what not.
The interesting software addition is the Smart Collage feature that lets you make a collage of your photos without any third party application. This is pretty cool to make those fun collages to share with your friends or to share on instagram.
Overall, the quality of the cameras are great. It’s Huawei after all and the sharpness and detailing are brilliant.
Huawei Y6P Battery
Huawei hit this one out of the park, with a super powerful 5000 mAh battery. In the Y6p promos, you can see the Huawei Y6p charge another device, which means it has an option to reverse charge to other devices.
With such a massive battery, it’s easy for the charge to last for two days while in moderate use. According to Huawei, it can do 20 Hours of 4G web surfing, which is pretty awesome as it’s one of the biggest battery drains.
The Y6p is a pretty powerful device with a solid display, great set of cameras, a super powerful battery, solid processor, great EMUI interface and the interesting new app store which is Huawei’s AppGallery.
Huawei’s lack of promotion of this phone is a bit surprising considering this is a gold mine of a phone with solid features at a great price.
Can this beat the Redmi Note series and the Realme’s? It’s surely a solid competitor that’s worth every penny you pay for it.