Huawei Y6 Pro 2017 Price in Dubai, UAE  

Huawei Y6 Pro 2017

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INTRODUCTION

Huawei Y6 Pro(2017)
Huawei Y6 Pro(2017)

Instead of manufacturing a new device, the Chinese based company Huawei has sought to rework and recreate one of their most famous models from back in 2015. The Huawei Y6 Pro made its first debut in the year 2015 and a reworked version of it was announced in May 2017 and is set to release in the month of November. The few highlights include significant upgrades in terms of the attachments that were not in fashion two years ago, namely a fingerprint sensor and a 4G connection. The new Y6 Pro will be targeting the price segment between the entry level and the mid-level zone which, is a very complicated place to be in. The reason behind this revival back from the dead is still unknown and to speak the truth the specs aren’t that impressive. Slapping next-gen near about modifications on a reworked phone isn't always a good idea.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Design and Display
Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Design & Build

In terms of design, the 2017 variant of the Huawei Y6 Pro sports a 5-inch HD ISP display with a resolution of 720 x 1280p. The pixel is not revealed before the official release, but anything below the 400ppi makes and the smartphone will have a hard time competing in the market. You don’t see that many 5-inch devices these days and the fact that it only sports an HD display isn’t going to help its case. Anything in the mid-level price range should have a Full HD 1080p resolution according to the market standards and requirements. The rework will have a hard time sticking its heads out among all its contemporaries. The Y6 Pro 2017, however, will be available in a variety of colors and a metal body which is a good thing but will not help it much in the long run. In this range, those facilities are a must have.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Performance
Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Performance

Under the hood, the 2017 Y6 Pro sports a 1.4 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. This has got me thinking, seriously. In a market where quad-core processors are endangered and soon going to be extinct, having the courage to put one in your device takes guts. Although I appreciate the effort, for a mid-range phone, that is completely unacceptable. Perhaps they should have done a better market survey. Also, the fact that it has only 2GB of RAM is not helping its case at all. If it were 2015, this device would have been scooped up as soon as it hit the market. But times have changed and standards have evolved beyond expectations. Huawei may be stuck in a time loop, otherwise, they wouldn’t be selling such a device out into the market, one that has a very high chances of failing. However, there is a silver lining. Although it is a dual sim device, there is no hybrid sim slot. So you can keep both your SIMs and add a microSD card along with 16GB of internal storage. Also, some specific 4G bands which are supported in certain countries aren’t supported in this smartphone.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Camera
Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Camera

The new and ‘improved’ Y6 Pro comes with a 16-megapixel rear shooter with a dual-LED flash and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with a single LED flash. Adding a flash to the front camera may be good thanks to the selfie trend, but the midrange segment is booming with devices with specifications that range far superior to the Y6 Pro. For starter, most have an additional sensor in the rear, and it confuses me as to how the Y6 will compete for these juggernauts. As for the audio and video codes, the usual package is supported which can be expanded by a third-party application. For audio, there are MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and M4A and for video, MP4, FLV, and H.264.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Battery
Huawei Y6 Pro(2017) Battery

Under the hood, the Y6 is powered by a non-removable 3020mAh battery, which doesn’t seem too appealing at all. As mentioned above the expectations in this price range has risen way above what Y6 is currently offering. Aside from the fact that you can have both sim cards and a microSD card at the same time, it is hard to spot a positive specification. It has FM radio but no USB OTG and supports only selective 4G brands.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • No hybrid sim slot allows, hence both sims and the microSD can be used
  • Has front flash for better selfies
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Processor in underpowered and RAM isn’t enough
  • Battery is not o beefy and the display is a bit on the smaller side

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What networks is the phone capable of connecting to?
  • img-ans It can connect to 4G LTE conforming to VoLTE networks. It has support of 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks.
  • img-ques What is included in the box?
  • img-ans Apart from the device, you will get a charger, USB cable, quick start guide, protective film and eject tool.
  • img-ques Is the phone Dual-SIM supportive?
  • img-ans Yes, it supports dual-SIM card.
  • img-ques What are the miscellaneous connectivity options?
  • img-ans The connectivity options included in the phone are Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass and VoLTE support.
  • img-ques What OS is present in the phone? Will it receive OTA updates?
  • img-ans The Y6 Pro 2017 is running on the EMUI 5.1(Emotion User Interface) bundled with Android v7.0(Nougat) pre-installed. Yes, it might gets the latest software updates soon.
  • img-ques What is the device’s battery capacity?
  • img-ans The non-removable battery of the device has a capacity of 3020 mAh and offers great battery backup which can play music for 2 days at most, 12 hours of navigation on 4G on a single charging.
  • img-ques What sensors are present?
  • img-ans The sensors included in the device are accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
  • img-ques What are the camera specifications of Y6 Pro 2017?
  • img-ans The smartphone comes with a single lens on the back and front side and features a 13MP and 5MP camera sensor respectively. The rear camera has features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, LED flash and can record videos upto 1080p.
  • img-ques Does it feature a fingerprint sensor?
  • img-ans Yes, this new version has a fingerprint recognition technology that’s present on the rear side which unlocks phone in half a second.
  • img-ques How much the device costs?
  • img-ans It would cost around 899 AED in Dubai, UAE.
  • img-ques When was the device launched?
  • img-ans The Y6 Pro(2017) is an upgraded variant of Y6 Pro model and was first available in Europe on September, 2017.
  • img-ques Which processor it runs on?
  • img-ans The Y6 Pro 2017 is powered by Quad-core processor equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) chipset instead of MediaTek(Y6 Pro 2016) and accompanied with Adreno 308 GPU.
  • img-ques What are the dimensions?
  • img-ans The device measures 143.5 x 71 x 8.05mm(height x width x thickness).
  • img-ques How much the device weigh?
  • img-ans It weighs 145g.
  • img-ques How much memory does the device have?
  • img-ans It has 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory is provided which is expandable upto 128GB via a MicroSD card slot.
  • img-ques What is the type and size of the display?
  • img-ans It comes with a 5-inch HD display with the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels accompanied with 16:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass material is present on the front.
  • img-ques Are there any other variants of this device?
  • img-ans No, it has only one variant.
  • img-ques What are the colour options for the device?
  • img-ans The colour available options are Black, Golden and Silver.