Huawei Y5 (2019) review

Read our full review to find out how the Huawei Y5 (2019) differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Huawei Y5 (2019) ревю
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Some time after the appearance of the Y6 Pro model on the market, its simplified version was released - Huawei Y5 2019. The device is an expected development of the series. Compared to the previous model, it has received a smaller screen, less RAM and a simpler front camera. 

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Huawei Y5 (2019) specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, April
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Modern Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown
  • Dimensions: 147.1 x 70.8 x 8.5 mm.
  • Weight: 146 g.
  • Screen: 5.71" inc, 720 x 1520, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Single, 13MP
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Memory: 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3020,  Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity


What immediately impresses in this model of Huawei is that the company has decided to trust the experience of the South Korean manufacturer Samsung and has offered a smartphone with a leather back panel. If this option doesn't appeal to you, you can go for the blue or black colour scheme. In these, the back panel is made of smooth plastic. 

The dimensions of the Huawei Y5 2019 are 147.13 x 70.78 x 8.45 mm at a weight of 146 grams. 


The screen of the Huawei Y5 2019 is a 5.71-inch diagonal, LCD. The resolution is 1520 x 720 pixels. It occupies 84.6% of the front panel area. An enviably good metric that immediately suggests the Y5 2019's bezels are fashionably thin. 


The Huawei Y5 2019 is based on the same chipset as the one we know from the Y6 Pro - the quad-core Helio A22 from MediaTek (2.0 GHz) . It is safe to say that it is not among the performance leaders even in the budget segment. The smartphone is equipped with 2 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. Thanks to the separate memory card slot, the user can expand the memory. 

Factory-wise, the Huawei Y5 2019 runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system combined with EMUI 9. The model will appeal to those of you who need to work with two numbers at the same time. It supports dual SIM card slots. 


This Huawei model offers advanced technology to protect user privacy. Facial recognition is available for this purpose. The process takes very little time and works at a level even in the absence of sufficient light. 


The main camera of the Huawei Y5 2019 is a 13-megapixel camera with a lens aperture of f/1.8. It consists of a single module. It is equipped with flash and autofocus. 

The front camera is 5 MP (lens aperture - f/2.2). It offers the user a beautification function.

Autonomous operation 

This model of Huawei works with a built-in battery with a capacity of 3020 mAh. With the help of advanced charge saving technology, the user gets a satisfactory level of autonomous operation. For example, Huawei Y9 2019 will serve you up to 16 hours if you choose to watch videos without interruption. But if you are going to listen to music - get the charger ready for after 74 hours. 


The Huawei Y5 2019 smartphone has everything you need to call it a budget device. It offers satisfactory performance for this class of phones. You won't have any issues running multiple apps simultaneously. Of course, it is not suitable for heavy gaming. 

One of its trump cards is the attractive looks coupled with comfortable dimensions. 

The bezel-less display will please you with its brightness and juicy colors. The smartphone supports 2 SIM cards. It is an excellent solution for people who do not have high demands on the phone next to them, but insist on modern features. 

Huawei Y5 (2019) video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Huawei Y5 (2019) and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Huawei.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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