Huawei made sure to cover every kind of budget, so that anyone can get their hands on a quality Huawei smartphone. This time, we’re unboxing the budget-priced Huawei Y7 Prime and see if it can be a solid choice without breaking the bank.
Every new purchase of the Huawei Y7 Prime comes with:
- Huawei Y7 Prime (1 unit)
- Huawei Y7 Prime instruction manual (1 pc.)
- Huawei Warranty Card (1 pc.)
- Clear outer case (1 pc.)
- Earphones (1 pair)
- Micro-USB charging cable (1 pc.)
- Travel charger (1 pc.)
To be honest, the Huawei Y7 Prime did not immediately impress me out of the box, though I did like the size of the device in my hands. I think it was because the particular model was all black, with a dull finish that did not allow it to stand out. However, that does not mean there’s nothing to like about the design of this 5.5-inch HD IPS display phone. For a budget device, it sports decently thinner bezels, and I was pleasantly surprised by the fingerprint sensor on the back. It’s these small touches that make the Y7 Prime stand out, in my opinion.
In terms of button placement, the home buttons are on the bottom part of the display itself, while the top half rocks the 8-megapixel front camera, with no noticeable LED light feature. In contrast, the 12-megapixel rear camera does have its LED light flanking it on the right, and the fingerprint sensor right below the camera. The right side of the device, meanwhile, sports the lock and volume buttons. On the other side, one finds the hybrid SIM tray. At the top, one will find the headphone jack, and the bottom keeps the speaker grilles and micro-USB port. In terms of the display build, it looks decent to my eyes, although it is technically a step behind Full HD resolution. However, for most tasks, this works perfectly for me.
The Huawei Y7 Prime runs EMUI 5.1, which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Like its midranger cousin, the Nova 2i, it employs multiple home screens by default. However, users do get the option use an app drawer. Plus, it uses 3D-esque icons when scrolling thorugh your apps. Overall, it looks very nice.
In terms of storage availablility, the Y7 Prime gets 24.6GB internal storage left free, out of the advertised 32GB. This happened due to pre-installed apps like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, CNN, and Flipboard. In addition, it also includes native Huawei and Google apps. For customization, buyers will get access to the navigation buttons, and other features like activating the Floating Dock, MirrorShare, and gesture controls. Lastly, new themes can be bought from the Theme Store.
We got our hands on the camera setup and program for a little bit, and took a few test pictures with the 12-megapixel main camera. From the few images that we took, we noticed that it performs well in good lighting conditions, producing clear and accurate photo colors. This makes us a little excite when we finally go further and check out the other features like Pro mode, HDR, Time-lapse, Slow-mo, and Panorama.
Meanwhile, the front selfie camera uses an 8-megapixel sensor. Much like its rear counterpart, it produces good pictures in decent lighting. However, we did notice that the quality dips a bit when we take pictures in high-noise areas.
The Y7 Prime doesn’t look like a letdown so far, and we will discuss more during the full review. Keep your fingers crossed!