The Huawei Y6 comes with the quad-core MediaTek MT6761 processor, which is accompanied by 2 GB RAM. How this can lead to the advertised “outstanding performance” is only known by Huawei’s marketing department. On the other hand, this is a typical, almost good configuration for an entry-level smartphone. In this price range, no-one can complain about having 32 GB of storage with the possibility to expand it by up to 512 GB (exFat supported) – quite the contrary. However, some gaps are to be found when looking at the specifications in detail. Huawei has installed Android 9 Pie on the Y6 (2019) and has also added its own features through its EMUI 9.0.1 custom user interface. For example, it allows the user to do without an app drawer (but this can be activated) and also provides access to additional Huawei apps such as Designs. The Huawei smartphone was the fastest among all comparison devices at receiving data. The 12nm chipset, 2GB RAM and large 32GB ROM expandable memory of the Huawei Y6 (2019) can store all content and has the ability to multitask smoothly. The Huawei Y6 (2019) leverages a 3020mAh battery with intelligent battery optimization. The software-hardware synergy works together to keep the phone going all day long. As for the operating system, the Huawei Y6 (2019) runs on EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie. EMUI 9.0 is a smart, simple and intuitive software upgrade. The full-screen gesture navigation and added system speed enhancements with an intelligent Phone Manager help to deliver an overall smoother experience. The Huawei Y6 (2019) also protects information with face unlocking and a fingerprint scanner. Face Unlock intelligently increases the brightness in low-light conditions to easily see user’s face. It comes with a 13MP primary sensor on the back with an aperture of f/1.8. On the front, it features an 8MP sensor for taking selfies. Connectivity options include 4G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this. The touchscreen on the budget Huawei Y6 (2019) is well coated, so that fingers glide easily on the glass surface. When typing with the on-screen keyboard, touch sensitivity was uniform in all areas of the screen, including the corners. Therefore, the smartphone worked without any issues, at least with easy tasks. The LCD found on 2019’s Huawei Y6 measures 6.1 inches and provides 1560×720 pixels. This results in about only 280 pixels per inch, but most users would only notice a lack in sharpness with the help of a magnifying glass. Brightness is decent for an entry-level device at 485 cd/m², and the same goes for the sufficiently uniform brightness distribution. The panel on the Huawei Y6 (2019) also performs exemplary in terms of flickering. The screen on the entry-level smartphone doesn’t show any abnormalities in its refresh rate and can therefore also be recommended to users who are sensitive to display flicker.
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