Huawei Y7 - entry level smartphone with good specs! (SRP PHP 6,990)

Hey guys, Im back again for another smartphone feature and review. This time, its for the Huawei Y7. This is my first time to try and get to know more about a kind of Huawei under the & Series. I did some research and I've learned that their Y series target the users who are "in" for the entry level smartphone or beginner smartphone.

But I noticed that the pricing is lower and under PHP10,000 and the price is on the range of lower than PHP5,000 and on the mid range of PHP 6,000 to PHP7,000 only. Which is on the level of affordability with a better tech specs of the smartphone

For the Huawei Y7, Im impressed with its tech specs and features, the performance can compete with the latest mid range smartphones (with prices PHP10,000 and up)

During the start of my hands on test, I felt uncomfortable with the screen and touch performance, Im not yet used to for its sensitivity, but after weeks of test and try, I finally appreciated the entire performance of the Huawei Y7, Im using the phone for social media, photos and gaming.

So let's have a get-to know you with the Huawei Y7, read the features below and its tech specs. And then check out the unboxing + close up look of the Huawei Y7 in photos.

- Smooth experience when running multiple apps with the Qualcomm 450 Octacore chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM

- A wide 6.26" dewdrop display that gives a much better view on the screen

- You can unclock the Huawei Y7 via fingerprint scan or face recognition

- Crisp and sharp photo selfie quality using the 8MP front selfie camera

- AI assisted camera on its 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera that launches 500+ scenes with 22 labels in real time during shooting

- Videos on rear camera can shoot up to 1080p and while the front camera can shoot up to 720p only

- Long battery life with its 4000 mah battery with AI power saving tech

- Huawei App Gallery + Google Playstore installed

- Yes it is powered by Google Mobile Services

- Tested on high graphics running mobile games - PUBG and Call of Duty Mobile


6.26 inches Display, LCD Type
HD+ 1,520 x 720 resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core Processor 8 x A53 1.8 GHz
GPU Adreno 506
EMUI 8.2 (Based on Android 8.1)
4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
MicroSD Card, up to 512 GB
Rear Camera: 13 MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture) with LED flash
Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture
Battery 4,000 mAh
Micro USB
Earjack 3.5 mm
Fingerprint Sensor
Face recognition
4G Ready
Dual SIM
Body colors available - Aurora Purple and Midnight Black

SRP PHP 6,990

Buy it here-

Huawei Y7 target these users
- Beginner level users or first time user of a smartphone
- On the budget and looking for more affordable smartphone with below PHP10,000 price
- Phones for their kids - to be used for communication, social media and gaming
- Users who are looking for an extra phone or back up phone
- Seniors who want a more affordable phone with a big screen and phones with EASY MODE -- a feature that can enlarge the icons, bigger fonts or text, simplified UI or interface
- For gifting
- For raffle giveaway
- and for Huawei tech collector  (yeah I know some people who are big Huawei tech fan)

Inside the Huawei Y7 box

- Huawei Y7 unit
- clear or jelly case
- manuals
- SIM tray pin
- earphones
- micro USB cable
- International charger

Here I have the Aurora Purple metallic body. A very shiny and stylish body color of the Huawei Y7, I believe that this kind of color scheme targets the millennials.


View of the dual rear camera and its finger print scanner.


Dew drop screen, front camera

EMUI 8.2 UI style.
Spotted the new apps that I installed ?

The good news is that it is powered by Google Mobile Services, it means that it has a Google Play Store and some Google apps.

There's also Huawei's one App Gallery. I placed it in my front screen so that I can access it easily.
I suggested that you explore Huawei App Gallery to get the latest app that are best for Huawei devices.

I really like the launching ads of Huawei App Gallery, it targets the local Huawei users and it is set to Philippines user. This is an other way of communicating with users of Huawei and giving them update on what's the latest promo or announcement.

Inside Huawei App Gallery

If you are a vlogger that uses Huawei devices for vlogging, the I suggest you check out and download this VlogU video editing app from your Huawei App Gallery. The app is totally FREE and you can remove the watermark of VlogU by just watching one ad on the editing app.

The rendering is fast and it can convert or render videos up to 1080p

Wow! I didn't expected that this Huawei Y7 will be good! Thank goodness that this smartphone is running with a 4GB RAM, I guess thats a better RAM specs for entry level smartphones that helps running multiple apps and also mobile games.

I like the big screen, I did some comparison with my Huawei P30 and I noticed that the screen of the Huawei Y7 is much bigger and wider than the slim screen of the Huawei P30. That's a big difference when it comes to screen display sizes. Although that I noticed that the phone body is so smooth and I really like using it without the jelly case. But we still need to protect the Huawei Y7 from damages when it falls to the ground. Using smartphone cases can save your phone from cracks but it sacrifices the slim body size and smoothness of the back of the phone. So decide if you want a no case or with case.

A close up look on the dual rear camera and the finger print scanner of the Huawei Y7

Close up look on the front camera and the dew drop screen of the Huawei Y7

The SIM tray that can mount 2 nano SIM cards and one expansion micro SD card up to 512 GB

A close up look on the microUSB slot and the two speakers at the bottom body of the Huawei Y7

On the right side is the volume rocker and the power button

At the top of the body of the phone you can spot the small microphone pin hole and the ear jack 3.5mm.

Yes, you can use any headset or earphone to listen to music, or do phone calls.

The Huawei Y7 is equipped with fingerprint scanning to unlock the phone and also grant access to other apps with fingerprint scanning log in feature.

The fast responsive face recognition is also present.

Wow! for a PHP 6,000+ price range, you get the great feature of a mid range level smartphone.

Is it good for vlogging?
Yes it is!

With the dual rear camera it can shoot up to 1080p and the front camera can shoot up to 720p. I did a series of test and it was okay. The only thing that lack is the video stabilization. But if you mount it on a tripod or use a gimbal, you get great results.

Pls do check my video test here:

And my unboxing video:

And for my final review.
Huawei Y7 is a good and better entry level smartphone. I did try some entry level smartphone before in other brand, but their kind is very slow and camera is a bit poor. But here for the Huawei Y7, it performed as it was close to a mid range smartphone.

I thought that this unit will be slow, but Im glad that the 4GB RAM did really a good job for the performance of the Huawei Y7. I do believe that having at least 4GB RAM will put the phone to its best feature. So target this phone if you are looking for an extra phone or to replace your other phone.

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