If you have come across both the Huawei Y6 2017 and Huawei Y6 2018, you can agree with me that there are significant differences between the two smartphones. This review is about Huawei Y6 2017 Vs Huawei Y6 2018. See the phones’ prices in Kenya and also their specs and features.
In Brief, Huawei Y6 2017/2018 Specs
- Screen – 5.0/5.7 inches
- Camera – 5, 13MP
- RAM – 2GB
- Storage – 16GB
- Network – LTE
- Processor – 1.4GHz Quad-core
- OS – Android 6.0/8.0
- Battery – 3000mAh
- Price – KSh. 8,000/16,000
Huawei Y6 Screen, Display and Size
The newer phone is a little bit bigger and has a 5.7-inch S-IPS screen while the other one has a 5.0-inch IPS screen. Both screens are LCD capacitive multitouch and have other display features such as 720x1440px resol., 16M colors, 16:9 aspect ratio (294/282ppi) and also 66.6/75.4 percent StB ratio.
As for the sizes, the 2017 variant measures 143.8 x 72.0 x 8.4 mm and weighs 150g while the other variant have the following measurements – 152.4 x 73.0 x 7.8 mm and also weighs 150g.
There are no big differences in the camera. For both phones, the back camera is 13MP while the selfie one is 5MP. The 2017 variant has other camera features such as AF, dual-LED flash and also 1080p@30fps video resol. The 2018 variant’s camera features include HDR, panorama, PDAF and also LED flash and 1080p@30fps video resol.
Memory, Processor and OS
The big differences between the two phones appear under the memory, processor and operating system. The RAM and storage are 2GB and 16GB respectively – for both phones, but the internal memory can be expanded up to 128GB (2017 variant) and 256GB (2018 variant) with a microSD.
Concerning the processor, the two phones come with a 1.4GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU. The latest variant boasts Adreno 308 GPU and Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 (28nm) chipset. The other variant features relatively low-end GPU and chipset – Mali-T720MP2 and Mediatek MT6737T (28 nm) respectively.
As far as the OS is concerned, the 2018 variant runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 while the 2017 variant comes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Emotion UI 4.1.
First, both devices support the latest network technology – LTE and can work with dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), but there is a 2017 sub-variant that only works with single SIM (Nano-SIM).
Other common connectivity features include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0/4.2 (A2DP, LE), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n (hotspot), NFC, 3.5mm jack and also GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS). The newer variant has additional features such as NFC (ATU-L11 only), Wi-Fi Direct and also a jack with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic.
In addition, the two gadgets have sensors such as accelerometer, proximity and compass (only 2017 variant).
Under multimedia, there is absolutely no difference between the two Huawei phones. The available features include FM radio, loudspeaker and alerts such as vibration and WAV and MP3 ringtones.
These features are pretty similar for both phones and include a document viewer, photo/video editor, audio player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, Flac) and also video player (MP4, H.264). Some more features include the HTML 5 browser and messaging options like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and IM.
Huawei Y6 Battery
The battery remained the same – 3000mAh Li-Ion. The non-removable battery, however, offers a long talk and standby time.
Design, Material and Color
Starting with design, the 2018 variant is sleeker and more classic, but both are bold and usable. When it comes to the material, the two feature plastic and some aluminum. The available colors include white, gray and gold (2017 variant) and black, blue and also gold (2018 variant).
Huawei Y6 2017/2018 Price in Kenya
The older variant is pretty affordable. It costs between KSh. 8,000 and KSh. 10,000 (around $80 and $100). The 2018 variant has a price in the range KSh. 16,000 and KSh. 18,000 (around $160 and $180).
Huawei Y6 2017/2018 Full Specifications
- Type – GSM, HSPA, LTE
- Date – –
- Dimensions – 143.8×72.0x8.4mm
- Dimensions (2) – 152.4×73.0x7.8mm
- Weight – 150g
- Material – Aluminum + Plastic
- Dust and waterproof – –
- Type – IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Type (2) – S-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Size – 5.0 inches
- Size (2) – 5.7 inches
- Screen-to-Body Ratio – 66.6 percent
- Screen-to-Body Ratio (2) – 75.4 percent
- Resolution – 720×1440 pixels
- Aspect Ratio – 16:9
- PPI Density – 294
- PPI Density (2) – 282
- Colors – 16M
- Protection – –
- Multitouch – Yes
- Single (1) – Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
- Dual (1) – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
- Dual (2) – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual standby)
- Single – 13MP (AF)
- Single (2) – 13MP (PDAF)
- Features – Dual-LED flash, etc
- Features (2) – LED flash, panorama, HDR, etc
- Video – 1080p@30fps
- Single – 5MP
- Features – –
- Video – –
- RAM – 2GB
- Storage – 16GB
- Memory card slot – MicroSD (up to 128GB)
- Memory card slot (2) – MicroSD (up to 256GB)
- CPU – 1.4GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53
- Chipset – Mediatek MT6737T
- Chipset (2) – Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 (28nm)
- GPU – Mali -T720MP2
- GPU (2) – Adreno 308
- OS – Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- OS (2) – Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Custom user interface – EMUI 8.0
- Custom user interface (2) – Emotion UI 4.1
- USB – MicroUSB 2.0
- Bluetooth – 4.0 (A2DP, LE)
- Bluetooth (2) – 4.2 (A2DP, LE)
- WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (hotspot)
- WLAN (2) – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (hotspot, direct)
- GPS – Yes (A-GPS, GLONASS)
- NFC – Yes
- NFC (2) – Yes (ATU-L11 only)
- FM radio – Yes
- Loudspeaker – Yes
- 3.5mm jack – Yes
- Infrared port – –
- Sensors – Accelerometer, compass (2017), proximity
- Type – Non-removable Li-Ion
- Capacity – 3000mAh
- Power supply – –
- Charging time – –
- Fast charging – –
- USB power delivery – –
- Wireless charging – –
- Standby – –
- Talk time – –
- Music play – –
- Internet use – –
- Battery life – –
- Endurance rating – –
- Type – Bar
- Bezel – Yes
- Variety – White, gray, gold
- Variety (2) – Black, blue, gold
- Charger – Yes
- USB cable – Yes
- SIM card ejector – –
- User manual – Yes
- Pin – –
- Protector case – –
- Protector film – –
- Warranty – –
- KSh – 8,000
- KSh (2) – 16,000
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