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Huawei Y7a Unboxing and First Impressions

Huawei has finally launched its latest Gen Z-centric smartphone and newest member of its Y series, the Y7a
Huawei Y7a Unboxing and First Impressions
Meet the Huawei Y7a!

The Huawei Y7a features a 6.67-inch 2.5D curved LCD display with center-aligned punch-hole, 2.0GHz 14nm Kirin 710A octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB expandable storage, and 5,000mAh battery. 

It boasts a stunning 48MP quad-cam, 8MP selfie cam, side-mounted fingerprint reader, and loads Android 10 OS with EMUI 10.1 skin.

Let's check it out!


What's inside?
What's inside?

Huawei Y7a arrives in the usual Chinese smartphone giant's clean white box with a preview of the smartphone printed on it. Inside, you can find the smartphone, 22.5W fast charger, USB type-A to USB Type-C cable, documentation, and SIM ejector tool. 

There are no any 3.5mm earphones and clear case included in the package.

Build Quality/Design

Huawei Y7a in Crush Green colorway
Huawei Y7a in Crush Green colorway

The unit that was loaned to us is the Crush Green variant. It has a glossy, mirror-like polycarbonate frame. The back panel is made of glasstic material while the front panel is made of glass. 

The downside of the back panel's design is that it's a hairline and fingerprint magnet. As always, I recommend putting on a case right a way to keep the back panel safe from any fingerprint traces.

The SIM tray doesn't have a rubber gasket which means that this is not resistant to water.

Huawei Y7a's quad-camera setup, flash, and branding are all placed at the back panel.
Huge display
Huge display

In front is the Y7a's impressive 6.67-inch 2.5D curved LCD display with a center-aligned punch-hole. Its FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution gave me a vibrant and bright screen. Additionally, it has enough deep blacks. 

Phones with top-center punch-holes are rare at this price point!

Huawei Y7a has round sides and edges with a flat top and bottom design. There's nothing on top except for its first mic out of two.
Top, bottom
Top, bottom

At the bottom, you'll find the 3.5mm headphone jack slot, second mic out of two, USB-C port, and grille speakers. 
Left, right
Left, right

The triple-slot tray sits alone on the left side of the handset. Meanwhile, the volume rockers and power button + side fingerprint scanner in one are all on the right side.

Generally, Huawei Y7a is easy on the hands and rests well on the palm.

At the back of the smartphone is its quad-camera setup of 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth along with the LED flash. Its camera has the following in-app modes: photo, video, portrait, night, aperture, pro, slow-mo, panorama, light painting, HDR, time-lapse, moving picture (live), stickers, super macro, and high-res. 

We will talk more about the camera and share camera samples in our full review soon.

Huawei Y7a Specs

Display: 6.67-inch 2.5D curved LCD (IPS) screen w/ FHD+ 2400 x 1080 resolution at 395 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 14nm Kirin 710A octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB
Back Camera: 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra-wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0
Battery: 5,000mAh Li-Po w/ 22.5W fast charging
OS: Android 10 w/ EMUI 10.1
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1 BLE, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB-C, Colors: Midnight Black, Crush Green, Blush Gold
Dimensions: 165.65 x 76.88 x 9.26 mm
Weight: 206 g
Price: PHP 8,999 (PHP 7,599 new SRP)

As of the moment

Huawei Y7a's box
Huawei Y7a's box

True to how the brand positions the Huawei Y7a, this smartphone can effortlessly stun any Gen Z who would want to make an upgrade before the holidays.

Given its price, this smartphone packs a great package of a huge display, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a big 5,000mAh battery. It is also one of the few with more than 20W of fast charging at this price point. Kirin 710A is reasonably responsive especially for an under PHP 10K smartphone as well.

Huawei Y7a joins the few smartphones at this price point that are equipped with quad cameras.

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