Huawei Y6 (2018) vs Xiaomi Redmi 5: Specs Comparison

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Xiaomi is not the only one that’s making budget-friendly smartphone today. Joining them is Huawei — a company that’s been releasing some pretty interesting devices lately.

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One of their newest offerings is the Huawei Y6 2018, a smartphone that’s slated for the low-end smartphone market — a segment that Xiaomi knows really well.

With that said, the Y6 2018 will be going against one of Xiaomi’s offering, the Redmi 5, which is actually one of the most celebrated smartphones from the Chinese company.

Huawei Y6 2018 Price Philippines — NoypiGeeks

But the question is, how does the newcomer stack up with the old one? Learn more about it in our Huawei Y6 2018 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs and features comparison below.

HUAWEI Y6 2018 XIAOMI REDMI 5
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
EMUI 8.0
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
MIUI 9
SIM Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display 5.7-inch HD+ IPS
1440 x 720 resolution
~282ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
5.7-inch HD+ IPS display
1440 x 720 pixel resolution
~282ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
Processor 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
RAM 2GB 3GB
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 506
Storage 16GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
32GB internal
expandable via microSD up to 128GB
Front camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Phase detection autofocus
LED flash
12-megapixel
Phase detection autofocus
LED flash
Security PIN unlock
Lock Pattern
PIN unlock
Lock Pattern
Fingerprint scanner
Connectivity HSPA+
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB 2.0
HSPA+
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB 2.0
Dimensions 152.4 x 73 x 7.8mm 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7mm
Weight 150g 157g
Colors Black
Blue
Black
Gold
Light Blue
Rose Gold
Battery 3,000mAh
non-removable
3,300mAh
non-removable

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5 clearly has the lead on this one. However, let’s not discount the fact that it is actually more expensive than the Huawei Y6 2018, so that’s a good reason why it has the edge on the hardware.

But for the extra Php1,800 premium that you’d be paying, I think you’d still be getting an interesting deal. Hence, the price difference is actually justifiable. Whether the consumer wants it or not, it’s up to them to decide.

The Redmi 5 uses a newer and faster processor, has an extra 1GB of RAM, and twice the storage capacity. It also has a fingerprint scanner and a marginally bigger battery.

Huawei Y6 2018 Specs

However, for the price, the Huawei Y6 2018 is still a pretty interesting device. It has an acceptable set of specs — it even has a more updated version of Android when compared to the competition.

Unfortunately, it lags in other aspects of a smartphone. It has less RAM and half the storage of the competition, plus a slightly smaller battery pack.

Probably the worst downgrade here is in the computing department. It only has a weak Snapdragon 425 chipset and Adreno 308 GPU, which is considerably underpowered when compared to the Redmi 5’s computing prowess.

Xiaomi Redmi 5

In terms of software, the Huawei Y6 2018 actually takes the upper hand with its Android 8.0 Oreo base operating system compared to the Redmi 5’s older Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

But despite all that, it all boils down to the consumers’ needs. If all you care about is the trendy 18:9 FullView display, go with the Y6. Otherwise, if you want an overall better smartphone with good specs, the Redmi 5 is the better choice.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 actually has a 2GB RAM + 16GB variant as well, and everything about it is the same aside from memory and storage space. It has a lower asking price of Php6,490/$122, which is only Php500/$10 more than Huawei’s offering.

The Huawei Y6 2018 will be available starting April 28th for a price of Php5,990/$112. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 3GB/32GB has a price tag of Php7,790/$146 in Xiaomi’s online and physical stores.

(noypigeeks.com, http://bit.ly/2HZiKcZ)

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