Huawei Y6 (2018) review, hardware and performance

Huawei Y6 (2018) is a budget-class smartphone with a large “elongated” display. The device has a special front camera, which is designed to unlock on the face. The official presentation of the gadget was held in April 2018.

Appearance and ergonomics

Huawei Y6 2018 has a standard rectangular case with rounded corners. Along the perimeter is a metal frame, which not only makes the smartphone more durable, but also very stylish. The back cover is very practical, since there are practically no traces on it. If prints remain, they will be quickly removed.

Huawei Y6 (2018) has a large screen in front with minimal frames around, so as there was no space for the navigation buttons – they have become virtual. Under the display there is only a corporate logo. The back of the left is almost all empty. The only exception is a separate horizontal block with a main camera and flash. At the bottom there is a multimedia speaker, and there is also a microUSB port.

The top edge has got a headphone jack and a microphone. It is really convenient to use the device due to its low weight and optimal proportions. Inside the device is a battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh. Available colors of the smartphone are: gold, blue and black. Dimensions: height – 152.4 mm, thickness – 7.8 mm, width – 73 mm, weight – 150 g.



The Y6 2018 has a 5.7 inch FullView screen with an 18: 9 aspect ratio. The S-IPS matrix has a resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels. The display is covered with 2.5 D glass, which reliably protects it from scratches. This screen has a rich color scheme with a slope in warm colors. Color temperature and some other parameters can be adjusted independently. The margin of brightness is not very large, but in many cases it is comfortable to use the display. Since IPS technology is used here, the viewing angles are close to the maximum values. And the colors almost do not change under the slope.


Hardware and performance

Smartphone Y6 2018 has acquired a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor with a clock frequency of 1,400 MHz. There is a graphics accelerator Adreno 308. Memory can be expanded up to 256 GB using microSD cards. Initially, the user has about 16 GB of free space, while the amount of RAM is 2 GB.

Huawei Y6 (2018) has Android 8.0 operating system with the EMUI 8.0 shell. For example, in the AnTuTu v6 test, the gadget scores about 35,000 points, in Geekbench 4 – 1,800 points (multi-core mode), Ice Storm Unlimited in 3DMark – about 10,000 points. The speed in games cannot be called high, and some projects will be launched at all with minimal graphic settings. But in everyday performance tasks it’s still enough. The interface is fast, there are no serious brakes while the gadget is running.

Communication and sound

The budget model Huawei Y6 2018 is supplied with a very loud external speaker. Its highest volume at special moments can reach 88 dB. At the same time the sound detail does not suffer at all. It is worth mentioning the technology HUAWEI Histen, which optimizes sound, imitating the presence in the theater or concert hall. There is a function of a kind of orchestra, when several phones can play the same music track, creating a truly surround sound. Speaking speaker manifests itself well, because the interlocutor is heard quite clearly.



The main camera in Huawei Y6 2018 is 13 megapixels, it is complemented by a really powerful LED flash, as well as phase autofocus. The camera has a standard set of settings and modes.

The producers paid special attention to the front 5-megapixel camera. This module is great for self-portraits, as it has a separate flash. Also, the front camera has two modes: intelligent and automatic. It is possible to change the background, or use different built-in filters. There are many tools for improving self-portrait shots. Moreover, the face module is able to recognize the user’s face for further unlocking.


The producers have managed to make the Y6 2018 largely remarkable budget smartphone. Close attention is paid to the “frameless” design, sound and screen. The device provides good performance in standard tasks, and also boasts a new security system in the form of unlocking the device using face scan.


  • Nice appearance.
  • Face recognition system.
  • Large fullview display.
  • Interesting front camera.

Very decent sound.


  • Power is not enough to run many demanding games.
  • There is no fingerprint scanner.

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