HUAWEI Y5P came just when we needed budget phones to use for recreation, communication, connection and education. Its timing is perfect but let’s see if it’s worth the money.

During the unboxing of the HUAWEI Y5P, we got a glimpse of what it offers and what it comes with. Out of the box it came with, a SIM ejector, a charging brick, and a micro USB cable. Although Type C is becoming a standard for smart phones and other gadgets, it’s still not the case for entry level phones, even on other brands.

I was also hoping that it comes with a silicon or jelly case but I guess I was already asking too much for a Php 4,490. smart phone. The color I had was Phantom Blue and its’s matte with a cool sun ray effect when tilted. I love how smart phones are not only focusing creating colors for the phone but also designing the texture. HUAWEI Y5P also comes in Mint Green and Phantom Black.

Also at the back you’ll find the 8MP F2.0 rear camera together with a LED flash and a microphone. At first glance you’ll think that it’s a dual rear camera and love how it as done. I guess it was there to improve audio quality when you’re recording a video with your rear camera.

The rear camera still produces decent “ok” images. I’ve had my expectations low but it still manages to impress. Shooting in low light conditions can be a concern because it does not have a dedicated low light feature, which is understandable for a budget phone. Selfies are ok as well, you still get to look good during Zoom meetings, video calls or your casual selfies.

The rear camera can record up to 1080p at 30fps.

The volume rocker and the power/unlock button is at the right side while the SIM tray is at the left which can accommodate two SIM cards and a micro SD (up to 512GB).

Below is the charging port and on top is the 3.5mm port. If you wondering where the speaker is, it is located that the ear piece it self. Genius if I may say so, because the speakers usually get covered up with our hands when we’re playing games, having it facing you gives a better entertainment experience.

It does not have notch and has a slightly bigger chin and forehead compared to others bot has a bigger screen – 5.45-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) FullView display. Watching videos is still

It does not have finger print sensor at the back or an in screen finger print scanner but it compensates with face unlock which works smoothly.

The HUAWEI Y5P is powered by Mediatek MT6762R 2.0GHz octa-core CPU and IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU with 2GB RAM. It has the same processor as the Y6P.

Having said that, it can actually run a couple of games decently like Asphalt 9, Candy Crush and Plants vs Zombies.

Asphalt 9: Legends on HUAWEI Y5P

Even if HUAWEI Y5P is an entry level phone, it comes with Android 10 out of the box and EMUI 10.1. If you’re worried that you’ll be missing your favorite apps, worry no more. HUAWEI’s AppGallery isn’t the 3rd largest app ecosystem in the world and it houses your favorite apps and there more than one way to download apps:

  1. Download Apps from HUAWEI AppGallery
  2. Download Apps from Find Apps search widget (Petal search).
  3. Phone clone all your apps from your old device
  4. Download the apk thru 3rd party websites (just make sure it’s legit)

I have had the phone with me for more than a week it does does perform well given the daily tasks I had it done – email, text, call, a bit of gaming and consuming content on Youtube but you get to feel the limitations when multitasking especially when you’re used to flagship and midrange.

Overall I would recommend Huawei if you’re in tight budget but still want to get more value. It would also do well as a back up phone. If you have extra money, for P1500 additional you can get more ram, bigger screen, more battery juice and a triple camera.