Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) review, hardware and performance

Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) is the most budget smartphone with FullView-display. The device has at its disposal a simple, but modern technical equipment. The official announcement of this gadget took place in the fall of 2018.

Appearance and ergonomics

Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) looks practical and restrained. The plastic case has a matte texture which makes using the device extremely convenient. Its rectangular shape is complemented by rounded corners. The front side covers the protective glass. The screen received side frames of medium size, as well as significant indents from the top and bottom.

The display contains all the buttons for navigation. The upper indent got the earpiece, front camera and light sensor. At the bottom there is only the brand logo of the company. The following elements were placed on the back of the case: a horizontal block with a main camera eye and an LED flash, a logo. The top end has a headphone jack, and the bottom is supplied with a microUSB, multimedia speaker and microphone.

Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) has got an elongated screen and it is really comfortable to use this gadget. Available colors are: gold, black, blue. Dimensions: height – 146.5 mm, width – 70.9 mm, thickness – 8.3 mm, weight – 142 g.



The Y5 Lite (2018) has a 5.45-inch screen, which has an aspect ratio of 18: 9. This makes it more elongated, which allows you to hold more objects and information. This FullView display has a resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels. The number of pixels per inch is 295 (ppi). If you do not look closely, then individual points will be invisible.

It is necessary to mention that HUAWEI Y5 LITE (2018) has really good viewing angles. The matrix is ​​slightly lit, especially in the corners. Automatic brightness adjustment works quite adequately. In some cases, it works slowly but surely. You can select the display and for saturated colors. There are no oleophobic and anti-reflective coatings here. Brightness and contrast can be adjusted using the appropriate on-screen settings.

Hardware and performance

Inside the Y5 Lite (2018), a quad-core Mediatek MT6739 chip is installed. Its cores Cortex-A53 function at a frequency of 1500 MHz. Here is the graphics accelerator PowerVR GE8100. The amount of RAM reaches 1 GB. The user is allocated about 16 GB for storing various files. If this is not enough, microSD cards with a capacity of up to 256 GB will solve the problem of lack of free space.

The device has got a non-removable battery, the capacity of which is 3020 mAh. With the help of technology Power Saving 6.0 device can work for a long time without additional charging. The battery can withstand up to 13 hours in the video viewing mode, as well as up to three days of non-stop listening to music.

Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) has got an operating system Android 8.1 along with the proprietary shell EMUI 8. In the AnTuTu test, this budget model gains about 40,000 points. This is quite an expected result for a smartphone belonging to the most accessible segment. This is not to say that the device is fast. Periodically there are brakes when opening applications and in the interface. But using the phone is nice enough.

The embedded processor is not high-performance, so it is not suitable for demanding games. But simple game projects run without any problems.


Communication and sound

Speaking speaker in Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) has a high-quality noise reduction. Thanks to this, the interlocutors can be heard not only inside, but also in a noisy street. You can only find problems concerning the periodic disappearance of the signal when it comes to closed spaces.

Multimedia speaker is loud enough. Naturally, the elaboration of frequencies leaves much to be desired. In headphones, the sound of musical compositions is quite clear. You can use the built-in equalizer to make the sound more saturated.

There is a slot for two SIM cards Nano, which operate in alternate mode. There is support for LTE Cat 4 networks at speeds up to 150 Mbps. The device is compatible with many domestic telecom operators, as it can function in Band 1/3/5/7/8/20 frequencies. There is Bluetooth 4.2, as well as a standard navigation system (GLONASS, A-GPS and GPS).


Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) is equipped with a basic 8-megapixel camera with 2.2 aperture and LED flash. There is an autofocus system. Especially high-quality pictures can be done in the daytime. In the evening, achieving a good result is very difficult, since the focus is rather slow. The camera menu contains basic modes and functions.

The front 5-megapixel camera has its own flash, which has an interesting toning effect. This makes the human skin in the frame smoother and perfect. In this case, the flash operates in several modes: manual and automatic. Self-portraits have good quality. Both modules are capable of recording videos in FHD resolution.



If you need to buy a truly cheap smartphone, you can make a choice in favor of the model Y5 Lite (2018). This unit stands out for very low cost, at the same time it has a FullView-screen and excellent battery life. As a simple “dialer” gadget is best suited, and also it is able to provide the user with many modern features. It will be a worthy choice when it comes to the first Android-phone, or a pleasant gift to the older generation. Equipment: telephone, microUSB cable, power adapter, documentation, clip for opening a SIM slot.


  • An elongated display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio.
  • Practical and lightweight body.
  • Good indicators of autonomy.
  • Compact physical dimensions.
  • There is full support for LTE.


  • Missing USB Type-C and NFC may be missing.
  • Not the highest speed.
  • Mediocre shots in the evening.

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