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Huawei Y7 2019 Midnight Black Review – Is it worth it?

by Tom Riddle
Huawei Y7 2019 Review

Huawei smartphones are hard to overlook when you are in the mobile phone market. These stylish, nifty phones are equipped with the latest tech and quality cameras. Plus, the price tags on Huawei smartphones are economical which means you can grab a flagship mobile at an affordable price. Huawei Y7 2019 falls in the same category, and today we going to review this budget smartphone.

The Huawei Y7 2019 comes with great features which makes the case for it. The phone surely amazes with its slick design, large display, great battery, and high-speed performance. For a smartphone under £200, the Y7 2019 is a superb budget smartphone.

The Huawei Y7 2019 that we received for review came in Midnight Black colour. The model came with the following hardware and features.

Key Specifications

Processor: Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core / 1.8GHz

RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB

Display: 6.26-inch IPS HD+ (1520 x 720p)

Front Camera: 8MP

Rear Camera: Dual (13MP + 2MP)

Battery: 4000 mAh

OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) & Emotion UI 8.2

Among all the Huawei smartphones, the Y series is the most budget-friendly line. And if you look at the specs, the Huawei Y7 2019 perfectly fulfils the criteria of the best budget smartphone.

Huawei Y7 2019: Design Review

The Huawei Y7 2019 is made of plastic body with two separate parts. However, unlike its predecessor with the matte finish, it has a glossy finish with rounded edges. During our evaluation, we found its chassis to be solid and sturdy. We tried to twist and depress its body, but it endured the pressure well.

The Huawei Y7 Midnight Black model stands true to its name. In hands, it looks sleek while its glossy body reflects both gravity and style.

Display Evaluation of Y7 2019

The display on the Huawei Y7 2019 is a bit large than its previous version. It has a 6.26-inch multi-touch screen with Waterdrop notch and an aspect ratio of 19:9. This is an IPS-equipped panel with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720p, so you will get an HD+ display.

This is a great panel with enough pixels and a higher brightness value. The colour production is immaculate with the pixel density of 269PPI. At its price, the Y7 2019 has a good configuration, though it is not a 1080p display. Nonetheless, this is a great phone for mobile gaming and streaming high-quality videos.

Configuration of Features

Coming to the configuration of elements, Huawei has spread the function keys and I/O ports. On the left-hand side, there is the card slot which has a place for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card. The right edge, it features a paired volume rocker and juts below it is the power button.

At the top, there is a 3.5mm audio jack to improve your communication and offer you better sound quality. Whereas the bottom side of Y7 2019 features the speaker along with the microphone and a micro-USB port. The absence of USB-C port is heart-breaking, as almost all flagship Huawei smartphones have now had one.

Hardware Selection

As we mentioned earlier, we reviewed the Huawei Y7 Midnight Black variant. This model is armed with the Snapdragon 450 chipset which can deliver up to 1.8GHz of speed. Huawei has paired this Octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and a storage of 32GB.

Software & Other Features

Huawei offers the Y7 2019 with Android 8.1 (Oreo) version along with its own EMUI 8.2 OS. For a 2019 smartphone, this is a bit awkward as most models that were released with it feature Android 9.0. Also, Huawei has pre-installed a few third-party apps and useful tools on it.

There is a compass, FM radio app, and a mirror, which you uninstall. Additionally, there are apps, such as Netflix, Facebook, Booking.com, and Amazon Shopping already installed on the phone. The Bluetooth on this budget Android phone is 4.2 which is satisfactory.

The Y7 2019 also connects with Wi-Fi standards up to IEEE 802.11n. This is an LTE-supported mobile, but there is now information regarding upload and download speeds. Since it features Snapdragon 450, we can assume that it can offer 150 Mb/s upload and 300 Mb/s download speeds.

Camera Setup on Huawei Y7 2019

If we have to refer to the only one feature of the Y7 2019, it would be its camera setup. Like all Huawei smartphones, this Y-series model also amazes with its dazzling camera quality. On the display, there is an 8MP selfie-camera that sits in the middle top.

This is a typical camera with an f/2.0 aperture. You can shoot FHD videos at 30FPS with and images with 3264 x 2448 pixels. Huawei has introduced the AI stickers and automatic beautifying function, which selfie lovers will find intriguing. You can also capture portraits by saying “cheese” or with a smiling face. Isn’t it cool?

The rear camera is a dual setup featuring 13MP main and a 2MP secondary lens. Its main lens is phase autofocus (PDAF) and has an f/1.8 aperture. The 2MP secondary camera is a depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, which offers bokeh effects.

Huawei Y7 Midnight Black: Performance Review

Thanks to the octa-core processor and 14-nm process technology, you will not face any issues. The Y7 2019, like other cheap Huawei smartphones, fits the bill and deliver satisfactory performance. Its 4000mAh battery can keep the phone alive all day long, while the FHD display ensures you receive enriched images.

This affordable Android smartphone has a decent camera setup that let you capture social media-worthy images. You will get images with satisfactory details, natural colours, and white balance in bright daylight. However, the Y7 2019 does not offer quality camera results in the dark or in an area with bad lighting.

Verdict: Huawei Y7 2019 Is Worth Your Money

Overall, Huawei Y7 2019 is a good pick from Huawei smartphones if you are short on cash. From a 6.2-inch large display to 4000mAh battery to dual-camera setup, it ticks all the essential boxes. The grouping of Snapdragon 450 with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM make it a worthy choice.

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