Huawei Y6 (2018) Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the Huawei Y6 (2018), by Huawei

- Analysis by KJ David


A sequel to the Huawei Y6 updated to fit 2018 standards (mid-range standards, that is), the Huawei Y6 2018's cons consist of a 1.4GHz quad-core-only Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor that likely gets bullied by the octa-core chips used by some of the best-eight-core phones out there. Its 2GB RAM comes off as moderate as well, at least compared to the 3GB RAM counts offered by several comparable models from competing brands.

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We also feel a tad disappointed by the Y6 2018's display, seeing that its wide 5.7-inch 18:9 facade (An 18:9 aspect ratio was all the rage among the best phablets as of this specs-based review) opts for an HD+ (1440 x 720) resolution , instead of shooting for at least FHD+ (2160 x 1080), like some of its competitors.

As for storage, its 16GB expandable memory is nothing to call home about -- a 32GB native storage cap on a phone with its kind of hardware would have ended up as a pro in our book. On the flip side, we found its 3000mAh battery power favorable , particularly since it powers an undemanding four-core processor. If you're looking for a truly-heavy-duty smartphone, however, you might want to check out the top-raking models in our list of the best big-battery phones here.

Although the Y6 2018 lacks a fingerprint scanner , it tries to make up for it by coming with Face Unlock , aiming to make accessing the phone faster and feel more natural. It comes with a soft matte backing met by a 2.5D glass covering its relatively large display, an exterior facet that could appeal to entry-level shoppers who don't want to deal with cheap, glossy surfaces.

When it comes to imaging, the Y6 2018 offers nothing special, sporting a 13-megapixel rear-facing main camera that was rather typical in this Android category as we were looking into its pros and cons. Up front, it touts a humble 5-megapixel selfie camera -- Huawei indicates that it's an 8-megapixel cam on another part of their website, but that would still end up as a slight con, since some models with comparable screen real estates shoot for 13-megapixel selfie cams. That being said, it does feature a selfie-toning LED flash that we don't see to often among phones in this class.

Rounding out its pros and cons are the Android 8.0 Oreo ecosystem coupled with Huawei's self-branded EMUI 8.0 and a color finish of either Black, Gold, or Blue. So, while the Huawei Y6 2018 may not pack a strong punch in terms of processing power, it does sound like a viable option for entry-level shoppers who want a wide-screen smartphone with a respectable battery pack.


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