We have for review the Huawei Y7 Prime (2018), a phone positioned somewhere at the lower midrange from the company’s lineup, and isn’t it a varied lineup?
As is usually the case with Huawei, that name requires some clarification – Prime, in this case, is above Guru, that is basically the same only it lacks a fingerprint reader. Some areas receive a plain Y7 using the fingerprint reader, however not as RAM and storage. All three use a year at the name, of course. Oh, and this particular model we have at the office also goes by Nova 2 Lite in certain markets.
Anyways, the Y7 Prime (2018) includes a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage that can be expanded using the dedicated microSD slot – seems like a promising configuration for the class. The display is an almost-6-inch unit at a tall 18:9 aspect using a diminished 1,440x720px resolution – an understandable compromise.
A dual rear camera made the funding, even when the secondary 2MP shot is merely for thickness effects and just minding the main 13MP camera.
The phone eyeglasses Android 8.0 using the same variant of Huawei’s very own overlay, dubbed EMUI – therefore software is about as present as you can expect for.
Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) specs
- Body: All-plastic, 158.3×76.7×7.8mm, 155g.
- Display: 5.99″ IPS LCD, 1,440x720px resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, 269ppi.
- Rear camera: Primary 13MP, f/2.2 aperture, 25mm equivalent focal length, PDAF; Secondary 2MP, fixed focus, depth sensing only. 1080p/30fps video recording.
- Front camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture, 23mm equivalent focal length.
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo; EMUI 8.0 custom overlay.
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430: octa-core CPU (8×1.4GHz Cortex-A53), Adreno 505 GPU.
- Memory: 3GB of RAM; 32GB storage; dedicated microSD slot.
- Battery: 3,000mAh Li-Ion (sealed).
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM; LTE Cat.4/5 (150Mbps/75Mbps); microUSB 2.0; Wi-Fi b/g/n; NFC (LDN-TL10 model only, ours is the LDN-LX2); GPS, GLONASS; Bluetooth 4.2; 3.5mm jack.
- Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader; single down-firing speaker.
Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) unboxing
The Y7 Prime (2018) comes in a white cardboard box with a splash of color in the published’Y7′ moniker. Within the box, you’ll discover a charger (a slow 5V/1A one, boo!) Perhaps a regional entity, which our package was missing, is what Huawei’s site calls protect shell’ – we imagine it’s a hard case. There’s not any headset.