A Lightweight, Low Price Powerhouse!
When thinking of value, we generally look at a high price tag or high end products and brands. Huawei has been defying that notion for quite a while now and its latest offering is a strong witness to the fact that value can come at a lower price.
The Huawei Y8p is such a pleasure, a true underdog that delivers on so many levels. As soon as we unpack it, we are welcomed by its smooth display and the phone itself is very light, weighing in at 163g with a well sized 6.3 inch OLED display and above grade 1080 x 2400 pixel resolution.
We have the crystal coloured version of the phone, which is a trippy crystal blue that has a slight reflection in the light. Although this has a glossy feel, it can come across quite cheap when compared to other phones in the market. This is something we can overlook considering the price range of this great performer.
Inserting the sim is quite simple and the Y8p has up to 4G capabilities, which isn’t a train smash given that 5G is progressively being rolled out in Mzansi and is not an urgent need. We also notice that the phone has a non-removable 4000 mAh lithium battery, which is a positive feature from a durability and performance perspective. The Y8p also charges quite quickly, taking just over 50mins to fully charge, lasting us an impressive 28-32 hours of full usage on a single charge.
With a standard storage of 128g, there is a lot of room for all our apps, videos and images, which have superb clarity thanks to the 48MP back camera with 8000 x 6000 pixel autofocus optical image stabilization. The 16MP front camera also makes sure our selfies are as clear as day. It’s important to note that this (the 16MP) is a higher MP level than that of the iPhone 11 which comes in at 14MP.
The phone’s performance is higher than the standard for its price range and we can swiftly move through and within apps which is as a result of the Octa-core, Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. Yes, we know that’s quite a mouthful, it just means that the phone really fast in geek-talk, and you don’t experience lag when taking videos, switching through apps or scrolling through your Instagram whilst speaking to your mate on a phone call.
There are a lot more impressive specs that we can share, but from a practical perspective, the phone feels great, has all the standard features that come with a high end smartphone and also performs great. It’s so light that it has a forget-me-risk (yes, we just made that up), it also fits snuggly in your pocket or handbag.
- Well priced at R4999;
- Lightweight – 163g;
- Great Camera – 48MP back camera and 16MP front camera;
- FM Radio
- Limited colour options – only comes in black and crystal;
- No wireless charging;
- Plastic elements may make the phone age faster than higher value models.
It’s fair to say you’d be hard pressed to find a worthy contender for the Huawei Y8p from a price and performance perspective. A great buy for anyone really, the Y8p is a value champ!