10Huawei Y5

Huawei Y5

 Verified
10Huawei Y5
3.5

89 reviews

PositivevsNegative
63%13%24%

Value for Money
2.9
Ease of Use
3.0
Software
3.0
Battery Life
3.7
Camera Quality
3.0
Hardware
2.9

Reviews

89 reviews
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abcSydney, NSW3 posts
  Verified 2019
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Colin Simpson
Colin Simpson
  2019

Easy to use but not long lasting

My phone lasted less than 2 years. Was good to start but after 12 months ( warranty) the drive kept stopping. Apps stopped working when the drive locked up. Now use it for work as an alarm clock and camera. Back to Samsung.
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Liam P.
Liam P.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  2019

Could be better

It is OK for a phone. Good for internet speeds, and you get 3840x4320 image 13MP camera quality, but the UI is very, basic and empty. Good for little kids for their first phone. However, it is SOO slow to load up ANYTHING. The 2GB of RAM, in 2019? What the hell? The battery life as well, 3020mAh, sounds like a lot, but it gets used up QUICKLY. I see myself going to my charging port every 4-6 hours.
Don't get unless you are giving to people with a lot of time or to a young person who won't mind.  Show details
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Toby
Toby
  2019

Slowest glitchiest unreliable piece of junk I have ever owned

I do NOT recommend getting this phone it is the worst phone ever the camera is crap it won't even focus, I try to exit a app it takes like 10 seconds and same with even turning it off takes ages the storage is garbage, when i try to send videos on Snapchat or Instagram videos in the gallery are just blank white and you can't see what video you want, the speakers are also crap, let's say your in bed on your phone and your pillow overs the camera, the screen will go black and tell you to not cover the camera, the camera wasn't even in use probably because its an Asian phone and they must want to see what your doing I don't blame America for banning the crap of a tech brand. Show details
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Michael A.
Michael A.Illawarra, NSW
  2019

Good Phone

I've had the phone a month now. I moved to the Y5 from an iphone 6 and I far prefer the Y5. I only use it as a phone and for internet and it is fast with no problems. Show details
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Anjela
Anjela
  2019

Got problems

Connection is bad. Apps closes from ram, resets it, phone is... Not worth this money. Now in fix. Everything was good only for some days. Also got problem with cellular data saving.
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Loz B.
Loz B.Hunter Region, NSW6 posts
  2018

Slow slow slow

Slow phone. Looks good though. It’s slow just to move to the dial screen to type in a phone number. I don’t recommend this phone. Might be suitable for individuals who don’t care if it’s slow and may not notice lag as much. For someone who spends a lot of time on their phone, I don’t recommend it. Show details
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pastor Alexander
pastor AlexanderGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC7 posts
  2019
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John Parker
John ParkerMetropolitan Adelaide, SA8 posts
  2019

Not worth buying

I purchased the Huawei Y7 2019 to replace a Samsung Galaxy S4 which is getting a little long in the tooth.
It was difficult to set up and many of the icons differ from standard ones.
I installed a mobile SIM card and my wife took it to Indonesia. It was next to useless as she could not get used to it. MY Samsung Galaxy S& is much easier to use even though it is much older.
I have now replaced the Huawei with a second hand Samsung S7 which is working much better.
I would not recommend buying this phone. Show details
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Sezib
SezibNorth Western Region, NSW5 posts
  2019

Generic responses to research questions

Research told there was wifi calling and the Telstra rural blue tick. There is no wifi calling and the phone has worse coverage than the one it was to replace. Show details
kane
kaneMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  2018

decent phone but worth getting

not a bad phone alot better phones but good for a cheap phone battrey life good camera pretty bad and youtube graphics are not great can be glitchie but works well with games the most annoying thing is when people call u its comes up with unknown even when u put them on contacts Show details
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Bob H.
Bob H.Perth, WA5 posts
  2018

Why Five Y5

Given 5 stars very practical size the battery way out lasts my previous phone camera gives excellent pictures even in dim lighting so much so that useage as a camera alone is value for money bought this year 2019 as well tried by others previously Show details
Chelle
ChelleMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
  2018

Great phone

The Huawei Y5 2018 is a great phone, I use it every day to watch YouTube and play games on it, I haven't had it freeze on me too much but most phones freeze now and then. All my apps work well and with no interruptions. Show details
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LiSa_DmTCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC5 posts
  Fair Incentive Verified 2017

Horrible android operating system

The android operating system on this phone is terrible, i think that they have tried to make it simple to appeal to the apple market, but all that means is that they took away a tonne of the android features. There is No App Draw button or function and it makes the phone annoying to use. Hardware wise the phone is good. Show details
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Dave
DaveSydney, NSW4 posts
  2018
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Questions & Answers

Robyn M.
Robyn M. · Y5 2019 (2019)

is y5 compatible with 2020 toyota systems

Keith H.
Keith H. · Y5

how do you know if a battery is genuine.

Margaret L.
Margaret L. · Y5

can not get the phone to ring when i call have got the volume up loud but no sound what am i doing wrong

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Details

Compare all Huawei Y5 listings
Huawei Y5 2017
  • Discontinued
Huawei Y5 20174.0 
Huawei Y5 2015
  • Discontinued
Huawei Y5 20153.4 
Huawei Y5 2018
  • Discontinued
Huawei Y5 20183.7 
CategoryMobile PhonesMobile PhonesMobile PhonesMobile Phones
Price (RRP) $199$149
Features3.5mm Headphone Jack3.5mm Headphone Jack and Expandable Storage
Charging PortMicro-USB
Operating SystemAndroidAndroid
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Build
Weight146 g142 g
Colour / FinishAmber BrownBlack
Dimensions 147.13 x 70.78 x 8.45 mm146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm
Display
Pixel Density295 ppi
Display TechnologyIPS LCDLCD
Screen Size 5.71"5.45"
Screen Resolution1520 x 720 pixels720 x 1440 pixels
Hardware
ChipsetQuad-core 1.4 GHz
Battery Size3,020 mAh3,020 mAh
Internal Storage32 GB16 GB
Memory (RAM)2 GB2 GB
Camera
Max Video Resolution1080p (Full HD)
Rear Camera(s)8MP
Front Camera(s)5MP
Release date
Replaced byHuawei Y5 2018Huawei Y5 2017Huawei Y5 2019
  • MPN: 1101001180
  • GTIN13: 6901443191123

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