Huawei Y5 2018 Sim Card Installation
Gadget Reviews. Honest and detailed
Budget smartphones were originally simple “dialers” that allowed you to surf a bit on the Internet. Now, inexpensive smartphones are trying their best to be like older models, but at the same time remain inexpensive. For example, Huawei Y5 2018 has an 18: 9 screen, it has 4G support, and there is a separate microSD slot.
. Specifications. Appearance
Huawei Y5 2018 is one of the most affordable smartphones of the company, so it is difficult to require any features in the design and materials of the case. But, nevertheless, the smartphone does not look frankly cheap. Cover and frame made of high-quality plastic with a matte finish. The smartphone is available in two colors. black and blue. And if the black modification may have problems with prints on the case, then on the blue, which came to us for testing, the “fingers” are visible only under the rays of hard light, for example, a flash or the sun.
There are no problems with the build quality. all panels are fitted well, there are no uneven joints and large gaps. But most of all I was surprised by the very high torsional rigidity of the body, which you absolutely do not expect from a budget all-plastic smartphone without a metal frame at the base. But still there is something to complain about. with a light tapping on the body, the lock and volume keys actively rattle.
In front of the display is a speaker, front camera, light / proximity sensor, as well as a front flash hidden by translucent glass. From the rear, only the camera unit and the rear flash are visible, which protrudes slightly above the cover.
On the left side there is a three-section tray for installing a pair of nanoSIM SIM cards and microSD media, which is worth writing down to a smartphone. On the right side, only the lock and volume keys are installed.
A standard audio jack is installed on top, and a single microphone and a microUSB connector are on the bottom.
The tested smartphone uses an IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 5.45 inches and a resolution of 720 1440 (HD ), that is, with a new-fangled aspect ratio of 18: 9. Safety glass without effect 2.5D. The display is not particularly afraid of minor scratches and scuffs. The side frames of the display are quite thick. However, it is difficult to demand more from a budget smartphone. Although it’s hard not to recall the Sony Xperia L1, which has no side frames at all. The display recognizes up to 5 simultaneous taps, which is often more than enough.
When setting the maximum backlight power, the brightness of the white field is 422.94 cd / m2, while the brightness of the black field is only 0.384 cd / m2, that is, the static contrast is 1101: 1. The results are good in principle, but for a budget solution it’s completely excellent.
There are few color settings. In fact, only an adjustable blue filter is provided (the so-called “night mode”), as well as a color temperature setting. We usually test displays with default color temperature settings, but in the case of the experimental one we had to make an exception and make corrections, because in the standard display mode, the deviation of Delta E colors on the gray wedge rolls over (up to 27.5), and on the main colors (RGBCMY ) reaches a value of 12.6, while the color temperature is extremely high, and the blue component substantially dominates the color balance. When dragging the adjustment slider to the far left (warm colors), the maximum Delta E deviation on the primary colors is only 5.2, and on shades of gray it does not exceed 8, which is a very good indicator for a budget smartphone. In addition, the color temperature is quite close to the standard, and over the entire range of lightness of shades. In general, with the introduction of simple manual adjustments, the display is quite capable of reproducing an image with a fairly accurate color display. Separately, it is worth noting the high compliance of the measured gamma with a reference value of 2.2.
Here the smartphone fully displays its budget nature. First, only one microphone is used. That is, there is no talk of active noise reduction in principle, and of course there is no dedicated microphone for recording either. Secondly, the smartphone uses only one speaker, which combines the functions of conversational and system. And if the speaker copes with the first task well, then with the playback of music and ringtones everything is pretty sad. The sound is flat, inexpressive, with poor detail, the low frequency range is absent altogether, the high frequency range is poorly developed.
However, the smartphone is not positioned as a multimedia processor, but at least the ringtone should be heard in any conditions. But here, Y5 2018 can not especially please. When playing a test sinusoidal signal with a frequency of 1 kHz at a distance of 1 meter from the smartphone, a level of 66.7 dBA was recorded. And this is one of the worst results among all the smartphones we tested.
Fortunately, the situation is fundamentally opposite on the analog audio output. For starters, the volume level on the analog audio output was very high. When playing a test signal and working at a load of 32 ohms, a level of 423.7 mV was recorded, and when using a load of 16 ohms, it was 268.5 mV. During testing of sound quality using RightMark AudioAnalyzer software and Creative E-MU 0204 USB external sound card, the final rating was “very good”, and for many of the parameters studied, an “excellent” rating was earned. Particularly impressed with the very low noise level and wide dynamic range.
General results 24 bit / 48 kHz
The smartphone is equipped with a front camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels and aperture lens f / 2.2, which is typical for a budget device. The camera showed unexpectedly good results in sufficient light. Formally, the Huawei Y5 2018 is able to take selfies in complete darkness, because it is equipped with an LED flash, and with adjustable brightness. But in practice, there is no sense in a flash, because at a maximum power level at a distance of 1 meter it provides illumination of 1.37 lux. No, this is not a typo. just a little more than 1 lux. The question remains. why did the flash also make adjustable? The screen in flash mode (when outputting a white fill) could provide an illumination of about 4 lux. But this function is not provided in the camera settings, so you can not even think about a selfie in the dark.