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.
Purchased in December 2020 for $149.00.
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.
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.
Purchased in January 2019 at Big W for $200.00.
better than my s8 samsung
my s8 samsung had a dead usb port after two years and it was going to cost $220 to fix it
so I bought this from ebay
what is missing is stuff I dont use like infrared eye scanner etc
what is better on the huawei is
1: ips screen can easily be seen in full daylight.
2: the battery lasts me 3 days rather than less than one day on a single charge
3: no bixby button which keeps interfering with every other button
4:flat screen, no accidental opening of apps and screen protector is easy to apply
5:$168 dollars rather than $1000
Purchased in February 2020 for $168.00.
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.
Purchased in November 2019 at Telstra On Line shop for $179.00.
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.
Purchased in December 2019 at Big W Retail Stores for $159.00.
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
Purchased in June 2019 for $152.00.
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
Purchased in May 2019 at on line for $300.00.
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.
Purchased in December 2018 at Coles Supermarkets for $99.00.
- Y5 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.
Purchased in December 2018 at Kmart for $79.00.
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Great for the internet (Sort'a), but useless for its primary task.
_HUAWEI Y5 2018_DRA LO1_ Android Smart Phone_
****Alright fairs fair before I completely dismiss the Huawei Y5 Smart Android as an actual mobile phone, I would like to say it makes for an excellent WI FI hot spot that absolutely outclasses pocket wi fi by speed comparsion , it's quick online connection capability ,and excellent wi to hot spot ability is this mobiles key point, and only point.I use this mobile as a WI FI hot spot only, and my reliable but very slow Pocket WI FI is now in the bin.****
But it's primary task as a mobile ? well i...t fails miserably, and I don't make calls on mine anymore , a real dog of a thing,to put it mildly. Well some things are smart and quick and some things are even smarter and that much quicker ,take the HUAWEI Y5 Android smarie pants as an example ,it's so smart and the touch screen so senstive ,that you are forever typing and retyping. After finding that the Huawei spell-checker or complete phrase re speller( the worst spell checker ever invented ) wastes your precious time yet again ! so you are forever checking to re edit Huawei's spell checker spelling mistakes. Touch screen too sensitive and too quick with the wrong shape. Huawei obviously have shown some smart innovotation on product releases recently and will undoubtedly get much much better ( ten years ?) in the advanced instant online connection features obviously world leaders, good sound could be better here as well , picture quality ? both Samsung and Apple both thrash Huawei in HD picture quality and photo/picture editing ability (it's only basic) 1440 x 720 wrong screen size and shape, portrait and landscape auto slow switching sometimes freezing really annoying.
Purchased in December 2018 at Westfields vodafone for $200.00.
Don't do it, walk away NO - Run Away.
Went into purchase a phone, sales assistant persuaded me to purchase a Huawei. Within 6 months it would not charge. My last Nokia lasted 5.5 years. I had it cleaned out and the repair shop told me they had a problem with moisture when living in areas like Rainforest. Took my phone to where I purchased it and they sent it away for repairs to Huawei, who phoned me a week later saying it had water damage. I advised it is always kept in a plastic case and a leather case and it had never been in water. He advised me he would get back to me within t...wo days. Next I heard was the phone had been returned to the Store where I purchased it not fixed and stating I had refused the quote. I was never even given a quote. Terrible customer service and terrible phones.
Purchased in September 2018 for $600.00.
Phone is terrible. Laggy, slow, Not what you would expect in 2019. Absolutely terrible phone. Buy something else. Mine is going in the trash i'm so annoyed at how slow it is
Purchased in April 2019 at big w for $99.00.
Good backup phone
Huawei Y5 2018
No home button. Screen is good. Offer sd card expandion
With contacts. It is a bit slow to load the names.
I am satisfy with this phone with this price
Purchased in March 2019 at Coles Supermarkets.
Far better than we Expected!
Thought we'd take a punt after reading reviews - Under $120 AU NEW.
Went with Huawei just because Washington and friends are out to 'wreck' Huawei...
GPS is very accurate. We use 'Here' a navigation app as opposed to G/Maps. Camera is much better than many other higher level phones. and has many advanced features. My wife likes it better than her iPhone6 and is selling that to buy a Huawei also. Memory card addition is a big plus
We don't play games, so don't care about CPU/ Graphic speeds. However every app runs very well.
Looks nice, feels solid, not too bad in sunlight - And fits my work shirt pocket, which is essential for guys.
All in all worth way more than the investment. Good one Huawei - You've scored a new loyal customer.
Purchased in March 2019 at eBay for $128.00.
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|Category||Mobile Phones||Mobile Phones||Mobile Phones||Mobile Phones|
|Features||3.5mm Headphone Jack||3.5mm Headphone Jack and Expandable Storage|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Weight||146 g||142 g|
|Colour / Finish||Amber Brown||Black|
|Dimensions||147.13 x 70.78 x 8.45 mm||146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm|
|Pixel Density||295 ppi|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD||LCD|
|Screen Resolution||1520 x 720 pixels||720 x 1440 pixels|
|Chipset||Quad-core 1.4 GHz|
|Battery Size||3,020 mAh||3,020 mAh|
|Internal Storage||32 GB||16 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||2 GB||2 GB|
|Max Video Resolution||1080p (Full HD)|
|Release date||Apr 2019|
|Replaced by||Huawei Y5 2019||Huawei Y5 2017||Huawei Y5 2018|
- MPN: 1101001180
- GTIN13: 6901443191123
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