Huawei Y6 Prime (2018) review, hardware and performance

Huawei Y6 Prime (2018) is a budget smartphone with high-quality FullView-screen. The gadget has got a powerful external speaker that delivers great sound. The official presentation of the device was held in May 2018.

Appearance and ergonomics

Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 looks both practical and stylish. This effect is achieved due to the chrome frame that connects the plastic cover and the glass front panel. On the back matte surface is a circular fingerprint scanner that accurately and quickly responds to touch. A little higher, there is a protruding horizontal block with a flash and a main camera. Just next to it is an additional microphone.

The front panel of HUAWEI Y6 PRIME (2018) is covered with a Glossy 2,5D-glass. Although a “frameless” display is used here, there are still some indents and frames. All navigation buttons are virtual and are situated on the screen. The lower bound has received symmetric lattices under which the multimedia loudspeaker and the main microphone are hidden. And between these holes is the port microUSB. At the top you can only find the headphone jack.

The assembly has a very high quality, and it is extremely pleasant to use the smartphone. Ergonomics improve rounded corners and edges. Available colors are: gold, black, blue. Dimensions: height – 152.4 mm, width – 73 mm, thickness – 7.8 mm, weight – 150 g.



Huawei Y6 Prime (2018) has a 5.7-inch FullView-screen. This IPS-matrix has a resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels, and also received an aspect ratio of 18: 9. This display stands out for the better due to the increased contrast and natural color reproduction. There is an automatic brightness control. Outside in bright weather, the image remains readable, but with a noticeable loss of shades. Through the settings you can turn on the protection mode of view, as well as lower the resolution to save energy. If desired, it is possible to adjust the temperature of the colors.

Hardware and performance

Smartphone Y6 Prime 2018 is equipped with a modest quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor from Qualcomm with a clock frequency of 1400 MHz. It uses a budget 3D accelerator Adreno 308. There are two versions of the device: with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, as well as with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The device has a battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh. In the active mode, the charge lasts about a whole day.

The gadget is based on the latest Android 8.0 operating system with a pre-installed shell EMUI 8.0. In the AnTuTu v7 test, the most powerful modification scores about 47,000 points. In reality, the smartphone adequately copes with relatively simple tasks. The brakes are felt only when programs are minimized, as well as when changing animation, when more than three applications are running at the same time. Also, this gadget is not suitable for demanding games, but you can still run many toys.


Communication and sound

On the bottom of the Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 there is a surprisingly powerful external speaker. Its volume level reaches 88 dB, which makes it comfortable to listen to music even in a noisy street. At the same time, the shades of high-quality sound never disappear. You can really enjoy the excellent sound and through headphones thanks to Histen technology, which realizes the extra volume. Here is an interesting karaoke mode. Speaking speaker also has a high quality. The premium version of the phone supports LTE networks. The device supports two SIM-cards and one memory card.


The back side of the Y6 Prime 2018 acquired the main 13-megapixel camera with 2.2 aperture, fast phase autofocus and dual flash. In the daytime you can create fairly detailed images with high-quality color reproduction. Focusing is lightning fast. But insufficient lighting leads to loss of detail and shade. There is a popular HDR mode that can improve the quality of photos. Not bad is the front 8-megapixel camera, which received its own tone flash. The AR Lens function makes it possible to quickly change the background. Also, the front module has the function of unlocking the face.



Huawei Y6 Prime 2018 has a number of advantages. This budget device got an excellent screen, an advanced front-facing camera and powerful sound. Complete set: device, USB cable, charging, paper clip, documentation.


  • Very high quality build.
  • Moderately large “frameless” display.
  • Practical and modern appearance.
  • Powerful and sophisticated sound.
  • New software.


  • Pretty modest performance.
  • Mediocre main camera.
  • The body is made of ordinary plastic.

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