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Specs Showdown: Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 Vs Huawei Y5 2019

Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 vs y5 2019

The Huawei Y5 2019 is the latest entry level smartphone the company has launched in Kenya. The phone was launched in Kenya last week and is available in retail stores for Ksh 11,499. This is the successor to the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 that we had last year. With that in mind, it is a good idea to compare the specifications of the two phones for those who are thinking of getting one. It is good to know if you are getting real value for your money or not. Sometimes buying the last generation is not a bad idea.

I did an unboxing video of the Huawei Y5 2019 that you can check out below.

Below is a comparison between the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 and the Y5 2019.

SpecsHuawei Y5 2019Huawei Y5 Prime 2018
BodyDimensions147.1 x 70.8 x 8.45 mm 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm

Weight146 g142 g

DisplaySize5.71 inches 5.45 inches

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD

Resolution720 x 1520 pixels 720 x 1440 pixels
PlatformOperating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9 Android OS, v8.1(Oreo)

ChipsetMediatek MT6761 Helio A22 Mediatek MT6739

CPUQuad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.5GHz

GPUPowerVR GE8320 PowerVR GE8100
StorageInternal space2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage

MicroSD card SlotYes, up to 512GB Yes, up to 256GB
CameraRear Facing Camera13 MP13 MP

Video RecordingYes, up to 1080p@30fps Yes, up to 1080p@30fps

Front facing camera5 MP5 MP
ConnectivityCellular Data2G, 3G, 4G, Dual 4G VoLTE
2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Accelerometer, proximity Accelerometer, proximity
3020 mAh non-removable battery 3020 mAh non-removable battery
Available colors
Modern Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown Black, Gold, Blue
Ksh 11,499 Ksh 9,999

As you can see from the specifications above, these two phones are not that different. They share a lot of features but the company has made some key changes with the processor and overall performance. If these are not things you care about, the old version is still good.

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