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Huawei Y6p Unboxing and First Impressions

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Looking to solidify its position in the local entry-level smartphone space, Huawei launched the Y6p in the Philippines, the refresh version of the Y6s.
Huawei Y6p Unboxing and First Impressions
Meet Huawei Y6p

Coming from the Huawei Y6s, the Y6p boasts an updated design, bigger display, larger RAM size, stronger battery capacity, more cameras, and the latest version of Huawei's modified Android skin.

In particular, this is the first time that Huawei has ever released smartphone sporting 4GB of RAM, 5,000mAh battery, and a triple-camera setup for just PHP 6K.

Based on those traits, this handset has the potential to be one of the top phones for the price.

Let's see!

Here's the first part of our review: unboxing and first impressions.

Unboxing/Accessories

The Y6p box
The Y6p box

Inside the box, the Y6p arrived with a 5V/2A 10W USB wall charger to charge its massive 5,000mAh battery. At least this charger is faster than 5V/1A chargers.
Everything inside
Everything inside

Next is I was greeted with the USB-A to micro USB data/charging cable, earphones with mic, and a SIM ejector tool.

There's no case included inside, but Huawei is generous enough to include a pre-installed screen protector.

Build Quality/Design

Glass-like back
Glass-like back

The materials used are basic. It goes with a 2.5D curved glasstic material at the back, a well-polished curved polycarbonate frame, and a 2.5D curved glass display. There's no mention of Gorilla Glass protection and water splash resistance though, but you'll feel that the handset is pretty well made for the price.

Just buy a case for it to be sure as the glasstic back could be prone to hairline scratches.
Triple-slot
Triple-slot

In terms of design, this is where the handset will standout. It is a pretty premium-looking phone that reminds us of mid-range Huawei devices in the past. The 2.5D curved glasstic material at the back has a special coating with reflections in Phantom Purple, Emerald Green, and Midnight Black colors.

At the back, you will also find its vertically-aligned triple-camera module with an LED flash as well as the fingerprint reader.

As expected, it is just a bit prone to fingerprint smudges.

The big display
The big display

In front, there's a large enough 6.3-inch 2.5D curved display with a dewdrop notch. Huawei boasts that the notch housing the 8MP f/2.0 camera with AI face unlock is just 2.65 mm small. The chin bezel is a bit thick, but the rest of the bezels are considered as slim for a budget smartphone.

It resulted in a total of 88.4 percent of screen-to-body ratio for a more immersive viewing experience.
Notch design
Notch design

On the top of the display and above the notch, there is a neatly hidden earspeaker. There is no LED indicator for notifications though.

Coming from the Y6s with a smaller 6.09-inch screen, the display of the Y6p would be more enjoyable watching clips, playing games, social media consumption, and more. The Y6p also comes with an Eye Comfort Mode to reduce the emission of blue light and prevent eye damage.

Plus, despite being the phone with a larger display, Huawei still managed to avoid making it look too big at just 159.07 x 74.06 mm. But due to its larger battery capacity, it is a bit thicker at 9.04 mm.
Top, bottom
Top, bottom

On top, you will find the first microphone. Below, you'll see the 3.5mm male headphone jack slot, a second microphone, micro USB port, and the single loudspeaker. The single down-firing speaker of this handset is one of the best and loudest for the price.
Left, right
Left, right

At left, you'll find the hole to open the triple-slot tray. At right, you'll see the power key and the volume up and down rocker.

The phone has enough heft at 189 grams. If you can grip a basketball with one-hand, one-handed operation is possible with this phone.

Huawei Y6p Specs

Display: 6.3-inch 2.5D curved TFT LCD (IPS) screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 278 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 13MP f/1.8 w/ AF + 5MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0 w/ screen flash
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 10W charging
OS: Android 10 w/ EMUI 10.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wireless FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, proximity, sound
Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, loudspeaker, dual-mic, Colors: Phantom Purple, Emerald Green, Midnight Black
Dimensions: 159.07 x 74.06 x 9.04 mm
Weight: 189 g
Price: PHP 5,990

As of the moment

Users on a tight budget who prioritize style, battery, and cameras without sacrificing too much on performance are in for a treat.

At PHP 5,990, the Huawei Y6p is a handset with stylish design, large enough RAM to prevent it from experiencing lag from regular smartphone tasks, big battery capacity for all-day usage, loudspeaker, triple-cam, and strong signal reception.

It short, it is one of the most attractive handsets found at this price point with a great balance between design and performance so far.

Similar to most new Huawei phones, the Y6p doesn't load with Google Services anymore. Instead, it is pre-loaded with the Huawei Mobile Services including the AppGallery where you can download apps.

It's not all bells and whistles though. While nearly everything was upgraded coming from the Y6s, it is now equipped with the slightly downgraded Helio P22 instead of the P35.

I get that the P35 is just an overclocked P22 and the difference in performance is not huge, but I wished that they retained the Helio P35 to make this an even more attractive deal.

To know the pre-order details of this device, click here.

For our full review: Huawei Y6p Review - Triple-cam on a budget in style
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