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After launching the 2018 phone model for the Y7 Prime, Huawei has gone on to launch the same model for the Y5 Prime. The new phone comes with a 5.45-inch display, 2-GB RAM, 13-MP rear camera and also a 1.5GHz processor, among other great features. Read on to see Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 specs, features and price in Kenya.

Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Review, Specs, Features and Price in Kenya
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In Brief, Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Specs

  • Screen – 5.5 Inches
  • Camera – 5, 13 MP
  • RAM – 2 GB
  • Storage – 16 GB
  • Network – LTE
  • Processor – 1.5 GHz Quad-Core
  • OS – Android 8.1
  • Battery – 3020 mAh
  • Price – KSh. 11,000

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Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Screen, Display and Size

Unlike the 2017 model, the 2018 model comes with additional 0.45 inches to have a total screen size of 5.45 inches. The LCD capacitive touchscreen has 16M colors, 720x1440px (295ppi), 18:9 aspect ratio and also a 73.8 percent StB ratio.

As far as size is concerned, the device measures about 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm and weighs 142g (5.01 oz).

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When it comes to the camera, the new phone resembles TECNO Spark K7 or OPPO A71. It has a 13-MP rear camera (with f/2.0, AF, dual-LED dual-tone flash) and 5-MP front camera (LED flash). Some more camera features include geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, 1080p@30fps video resolution and also panorama.

Memory, Processor and OS

There are no major changes in the memory as the RAM remains at 2GB and storage at 16GB (expandable to 256GB with microSD on the dedicated slot). The CPU is 1.5 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 while the GPU and chipset are PowerVR GE8100 and MediaTek MT6739 respectively.

The operating system is Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0. The 2017 model came with Android 6.0, so this is a big improvement.


There are also no major changes in connectivity as the phone also comes with the 4G/LTE and lower networks such as GSM and CDMA. Concerning SIM, the Huawei phone uses single SIM (nano-SIM) or dual SIM (nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – a system which is pretty similar to that of LG V30.

As for the communication, the gadget boasts Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (Hotspot, Direct), Bluetooth v4.2 (A2DP, LE), GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5 mm jack (active noise cancellation with dedicated mic), accelerometer and proximity sensors and also microUSB v2.0.

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Like most phones, FM radio is the main feature under multimedia. Other multimedia features include loudspeaker and also alert types such as vibration and ringtones. Other 2-GB RAM phones with these features include Infinix HOT 5, Infinix NOTE 4 and TECNO Spark 2.

Miscellaneous Features

These features are usually available in all phones and include things such as audio player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC). Other features include video player (MP4, H.264), document viewer and also photo/video editor. There are also messaging features like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email and Push Email, and the HTML5 browser.

Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Battery

The phone carries a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3020mAh. The battery offers good stand-by and talk time and also long music play with an energy-efficient XOS.

Design, Material and Color

The phone has a bold design and looks magnificent from all sides. The main material is metal and the popular colors include black, gold and blue.

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Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Price in Kenya

So how much does Y5 Prime 2018 cost in Kenya? Well, the price of the new Huawei phone is in the range KSh. 11,000 and KSh. 13,000 ($110 and $130).

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