Introduction of the Huawei Y series range of phones is probably the best thing to have happened in the mobile industry in Kenya.
The phones, Huawei Y3 2017, Y5 2017 and Y7 are all retailing at less than Sh25, 000 despite their quality and ability to play supreme smartphone roles.
According to the firms Country manager Derik Duh, the introduction of the Y series phone is part of Huawei’s strategy to target all categories of users and offer high-quality products at different price points by focusing on the high-end phone quality, technology and innovation.
We had the opportunity to review the Y5 which retails at Sh12, 999 and to be honest, the experience was satisfactory.
The Y5 2017 boasts of a powerful camera and a 3,000 mAH high density battery for extended battery life. After charging on the first day, it did last for atleast 36 hours before charging again.
A research by the firm found out that despite 800 charges on the Y5, its battery capacity retention rate remained at 80 per cent.
However this depends on ones usage since the phone has the ability to run different applications at the same time.
On memory, the phone runs on a 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, an equivalent of Huawei p9 lite, which is considered more premium. With this kindly of memory one can have videos and images and still run his/her activities on a super speed.
The phone has an 8megapixel camera with dual flash for crisp clear photos as well as 5 megapixel front camera with soft light for a more natural looking selfie.
The Y7 Prime comes with a 5.5-inch screen with HD 720, 4,000mAH battery capacity with intelligent power-saving technology for longer use, even with the advanced and faster latest android 7.0; fingerprint scanner for better security and 12MP rear camera for quality photography.
The Y3 2017 has an increased screen size that provides the user with an amplified viewing experience with an 8-megapixel camera, a higher resolution than its predecessor.
The Y7 phone retails at 22,999 while the Y3 retails at Sh.8, 999.
The launch of the Y series phone ties into Huawei’s overall business strategy in 2017 to leverage its existing market in the country and grow local sales by 50 percent.