Monday, April 22, 2019

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019: A balance between Price point and hardware Specs

The newest addition to the Huawei Y Series, Y7 Pro 2019 boasts of features that are present and or lacking from its competitors in entry level segment and price bracket. At 9,990 pesos, Y7 Pro 2019 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC and Adreno 506 GPU with Vulkan support. Thus, gives Y7 Pro 2019 multi-core performance at battery efficiency and graphics convenient delivery and reliable performance. Y7 Pro has an expandable storage of up to 512GB via microSD card slot and 32GB internal storage.

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 with vivid LCD rendition

Security and Accessibility
Y7 Pro 2019 features Face Unlock 2.0, a quick and easy to unlock devices using the artificial intelligence and the 16MP front camera, authenticating the identity of the user and unlock the device quickly, it lacks the biometrics feature such as fingerprint scanning though which are present in other competitor though, but the accuracy of the Face unlock can suffice and finger scan is a feature that others can live without.

Aesthetics and Experience
The Y7 Pro 2019 greets you with a 6.26-inch Dewdrop display with a togglable pearl-shaped notch (Huawei’s smallest notches to date) situated in the middle of the device providing a wider and more vivid visual experience. When held horizontally, Y7 Pro 2019’s back resembles a compact digital camera sending an impression that it can offer the acceptable smartphone photography experience at entry level class.

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 resembles a Digital Camera with dual camera layout.

Feel and Ergonomics
Colors available in Aurora Blue and Midnight Black onto its ceramic back plate, which is secured seamlessly onto the metallic, matte mid-frame popular come on to the youth and stylish lifestyle, its back plate has a polycarbonate coating which provides better durability and scratch resistance. An Eye Protection Mode that automatically adjusts the colors of the display and reduces the intensity of the blue light, a TÜV Rheinland certified safety feature.

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 bottom view near to Huawei Logo, speaker vents and micro USB port

Mobile Photography Experience
It’s 13+2MP rear dual cameras can recognize 22 different categories of objects through AI processing helping the user to capture great images at ‘Auto Mode’, this is the default setting upon launching rear camera but let’s you choose more Camera modes when one decides to use personal preference.

Aperture Mode’ when you want to capture portrait images with user-dependent aperture level scroll vertical bar.

In the samples shots below, AI assist is ONn but the photos are not that so vivid using the rear camera but a little tweak using filters or mobile editing software could enhance the photo experience. But for me still an acceptable output from a camera sensor at this entry level class.




Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 Rear Camera Mode, No filter, No editing, more samples

Beauty Mode’ gets handy with level settings at your perusal and eye judgement
Video mode’  capture motion pictures up to FHD 1080p 1920 x 1080 resolution
AR Lens mode’ lets you select between menus of preset Effects and Backgrounds for your own liking and preference to be automatically embedded in your photo or video.
Watermark Mode’ automatically adds preset necessary marks on your photo or video which adds details and info on your picture such as time, location, weather, your mood and activity.
Panorama Mode’ fits well in landscapes or outdoor photography, just follow the instructions carefully to get the best panorama shot.

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 Rear Camera Panorama Mode, No filter, Cropped, Low light

Filter Mode’ is changeable using the vertical scroll bar and other presets such as Sentimental, impact, ND, Valencia, Blue, Halo Nostalgia and Dawn.
Pro Mode’ gives you freedom on capturing your subject with additional camera settings such as metering, ISO, Shutter Sped, Aperture value, Focus mode and White Balance settings, pretty much the same settings in most mirrorless camera and DSLRs but you got to deal with the big difference of performance especially the lens and sensor used.
HDR mode’ when enabled provides ore dynamic captured image, AI assisted processing basically combining three images into one for improved color vibrancy.


Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 Rear Camera HDR enabled, No filter, No editing ~4PM

Good Food’ suitable for Food photos adding more richer colours.


Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 Rear Camera Good food setting enabled, No filter, cropped

Document Scan’ ability to capture document providing straightening option for later formatting.

To help you keep your selfie sessions seamless, Y7 Pro 2019 has an easy hands-free shooting that can be enabled through the Gesture Control and Smile Detection.

Battery Life
Y7 Pro 2019 is powered by a 4000mAh battery that supports 5V/2A charging, similarly at par with the top-of-the-line smartphones in the market. Y7 Pro 2019 is expected to retain at least 80 percent of its full capacity even after 700 recharges. Y7 Pro 2019 can help you manage your battery intensive applications with just one tap through intelligent battery management system and EMUI 8.2.

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 with vivid LCD, showing more LCD space

Finally, Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 is conceived to beat expectations for the entry-level class, it has the balanced of features, hardware and its price point. Though there are features that are on our ‘must have’ list, but these same features can be on our ‘Can live without’ list such as higher version Android 9 Pie, gyroscope sensor for highly demanding apps and biometrics access scanning. As I said the balance  within Y7 Pro is there at its price point, it boasts of features where users can bank on such as 16MP Selfie Camera (very food performence by the way), Vibrant pearl-shaped notched, Reliable Face recognition and stretched battery life.


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