The Huawei Y5 Lite was recently launched and we had a chance to play around with it. We got ours in black. The Huawei Y5 Lite is Huawei’s second entry phone into the Android Go bandwagon after debuting the Huawei Y3 (2018). Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition is a leaner version of Android that makes using the phone a little easier especially since it packs 1GB of RAM and 16GB ROM.
The Y5 Lite packs a 5.45” 720p display. The screen has enough brightness to ensure you get to enjoy watching videos, scroll through Instagram or generally browsing the internet.
The device comes in an elegant 18:9 design similar to its older brother, the Huawei Y5 Prime (2018). It comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio which combined with its compact size makes one-handed operations manageable.
On the back, it carries an 8MP camera and also a 5MP selfie camera on the front and both pack LED flashes. Expect our conclusive take on the cameras in our full review coming soon.
So far my usage has been fair. The preinstalled Android Go apps from Google work pretty fine. Some lag is experienced when you launch RAM-intense apps. Other than that, it’s a generally smooth experience especially if the Huawei Y5 Lite is going to be your first Android device.
The Huawei Y5 Lite is a dual sim phone with 4G LTE enabled in one of its SIM slots. Expect better call quality, clearer conversations and faster internet browsing. There’s also a slot for expandable storage.
It comes with a non-removable 3020 mAh battery and the few days I’ve spent time with the phone, it has given me all day performance. Hopefully, this endurance stays this way during my review.
Overall, the Huawei Y5 Lite packs enough decent specs plus its affordable price of Ksh 9,990 make it worth recommending as a Christmas gift to friends or family.