Huawei Y3 (2018) review, hardware and performance

Huawei Y3 (2018) is an ultrabudget smartphone with a special operating system Android 8 Go Edition. The device has got support for LTE-networks, and also has at least simple, but fairly modern features. The official announcement of the device took place in May 2018.

Appearance and ergonomics

The plastic case of Huawei Y3 2018 stands out neatly with rounded corners and glossy edging. The front screen is covered with a protective glass. The producers removed the physical navigation buttons below the display to make them touch-sensitive. In place of the keys there is a brilliant corporate logo.

The side frames are of medium size. On the right side there is a slot for memory cards and SIM cards, and on the left – the volume and power buttons. The bottom edge is supplied with a microUSB port. The upper end received the headphone jack. The back side is made of practical plastic, pleasant to the touch. Here is the eye of the main camera, as well as a flash and external speaker. There are no unnecessary elements, so the design can be called minimalistic.

According to its compact size and rather pleasant material the smartphone is very comfortable to hold in the. Inside there is a rechargeable battery with a capacity of 2280 mAh. Available colors are: white, grey and gold. Dimensions: height – 145.1 mm, thickness – 9.45 mm, width – 73.7 mm, weight – 175 g.



The Y3 2018 has a 5-inch touchscreen with a typical 16: 9 aspect ratio. This is a classic IPS-matrix with excellent viewing angles. The resolution of this display is 854 by 480 pixels. This screen occupies about 65% of the area of ​​the entire front of the device. The colors are quite juicy, but lacking clarity. However, some screen parameters can be adjusted through the settings menu.

Hardware and performance

Huawei Y3 2018 has got a quad-core (Cortex-A53) Mediatek MT6737M processor operating at 1100 MHz. It uses the Mali-T720MP2 3D accelerator. The device has 1 GB of RAM, as well as 8 GB of internal storage. And free space can always be expanded with standard microSD cards up to 128 GB.

It is important to mention that the smartphone has an operating system Android 8.0 Go Edition. This platform is designed specifically for low-power mobile devices whose hardware is not capable of boasting high performance. Such an OS not only significantly saves the internal space, but also increases the speed of work. Moreover, there are special applications that optimize the functioning of the entire system.

AnTuTu entry-level gadget is gaining nearly 30,000 points. Thanks to an optimized platform, the device quickly performs a number of standard tasks. Even simple games run confidently and quickly. Of course, it is hardly possible to play comfortably on such a device, since there is absolutely no play stuffing here. As for many applications, they function without any problems. And only frankly heavy programs can slow down the work.


Communication and sound

On the outside of the Huawei Y3 2018 is a sonorous multimedia speaker. Its volume is high enough to easily hear the incoming call. With headphones, you can easily listen to your favorite music of different genres. As for the conversational dynamics, it is of normal quality. The interlocutor is clearly audible in the room, but there may be interruptions in the street. There is Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, A-GPS. The device can operate in LTE networks.


Huawei Y3 2018 is equipped with a basic 8-megapixel camera with aperture 2.0. Such a module has acquired LED-flash and autofocus. The device is confident enough to photograph in the daytime. But with insufficient external lighting noise and artifacts appear. Also here is a front 2-megapixel camera with a fixed focus. It is suitable only for the simplest self-portrait shots, or for video conferencing.



It can be stated that Y3 2018 is not much different from its predecessor. At the same time, this budget solution gained updated software, which is distinguished by excellent optimization and increased speed. There are specialized applications that make the smartphone truly multifunctional.


  • New operating system Android 8 Go Edition.
  • Practical and comfortable design.
  • Enough nice screen.
  • Very compact model.
  • There is support for LTE.


  • There is no fingerprint scanner.
  • Not enough powerful hardware.
  • Very simple front camera.

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