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.
|Specs||Huawei Y5 2019||Huawei Y5 Prime 2018|
|Body||Dimensions||147.1 x 70.8 x 8.45 mm||146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm|
|Weight||146 g||142 g|
|SIM||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Display||Size||5.71 inches||5.45 inches|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels||720 x 1440 pixels|
|Platform||Operating System||Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9||Android OS, v8.1(Oreo)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22||Mediatek MT6739|
|CPU||Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53||Quad-core 1.5GHz|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8320||PowerVR GE8100|
|Storage||Internal space||2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage||2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage|
|MicroSD card Slot||Yes, up to 512GB||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Camera||Rear Facing Camera||13 MP||13 MP|
|Video Recording||Yes, up to 1080p@30fps||Yes, up to 1080p@30fps|
|Front facing camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Connectivity||Cellular Data||2G, 3G, 4G, Dual 4G VoLTE|| |
2G, 3G, 4G LTE
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity||Accelerometer, proximity|
|Battery||3020 mAh non-removable battery||3020 mAh non-removable battery|
|Available colors||Modern Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown||Black, Gold, Blue|
|Price||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.