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Budget Smartphone; Huawei Y5 Lite Android Go phone Specs, features and price in Kenya

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Huawei recently introduced the all new Huawei Y5 Lite smartphone, an Android Go device packed with entry-level specifications.
With the highlights being its camera and audio features, the Y5 Lite retails at a price of Kes. 9,300/- and is available on Jumia and at offline stores across the country.
Its rivals include the TECNO Camon 11 (Ksh. 14,999) and Infinix Smart 2 (Ksh. 12,999)

In the Box: USB Cable, a wall charger, a screen protector, earphones with 3.5mm pin and a user guide.

Huawei Y5 Lite Specifications and Features

Display & Design

The Huawei Y5 Lite has a generic Huawei budget smartphone design. There is nothing in particular that makes the smartphone stand out in terms of design.
The Huawei Y5 Lite measures 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3mm and it weighs 142 grams.

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It is fitted with a 5.45-inch IPS LCD FullView display. The notch-less screen offers an aspect ratio of 18:9 and HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels.
The Huawei Y5 Lite packs a 5.45-inch IPS LCD display. The display has a resolution of 854 x 480 Pixels. The resolution is quite low considering that most budget smartphones that have launched in Kenya has a resolution of 1280 x 720 Pixels.

Performance & Battery

The performance profile of the Y5 Lite is a reason to buy the smartphone. It runs Android Go 8.1 Oreo which is optimized to run on entry-level hardware.
The MediaTek MT6739 chipset powers the smartphone along with 1 GB of RAM. The native storage of the smartphone is 16 GB. For extra storage, there is a dedicated microSD card slot on the device that can handle up to 256GB of memory.
The handset can automatically adjust the phone call volume so that users can have clear listening experience even in noisy environments.
The Huawei Y5 Lite draws power from 3,020mAh battery. The battery packs enough juice to last you up to 24 hours from a single charge.

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The Huawei Y5 Lite has a rear camera of 8-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. The rear snapper carries support for autofocus and LED flash. Sitting at the front is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture. There is a single-tone LED flash on the front that assists the front-facing camera to capture brighter shots.

The other features that are available on the Huawei Y5 Lite include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack. In terms of specs, the handset resembles the Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 that has dual rear cameras and 2 GB of RAM as the only major differing features..

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Key Features

Price: Kes. 9,300.00
Brand: Huawei
Model: Y5 Lite 2018
Alternative Names: Y5 Lite (2018), DRA-LX5
Device Type: Android 4G Smartphone
CPU: Quad-Core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Chipset: MediaTek MT6739
GPU: PowerVR GE8100, 570 MHz
Camera: 8 Megapixel with Single-LED Flash and AF Rear Camera; 5 Megapixel Front Camera
Memory: RAM- 1GB LPDDR3, 667MHz | ROM 16GB External Memory Support up to 128GB
Display: Screen size 5.45 inches IPS HD+ Display (1440 x 720 Pixels)
Battery: Non-Removable 3,020mAh Lithium-Polymer
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano + Nano), Dual Standby
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
Color: Black, Blue
Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
I/O Interface: 1xNano SIM card, 1xNano SIM card, TF card, Micro USB Port, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone Speaker Dimensions: 71 mm x 147 mm x 8.3 mm
Weight: 142 Grams (With Battery)
Versions: Single (1GB/16GB)
More Features: Metal and Plastic Body Design, LTE Cat 4 150 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload, 18:9 Aspect Ratio Screen, Computer Sync, OTA Sync, Tethering, FM Radio, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Smart Gestures Controls, Smart Power Saving Mode.

Why you should buy the phone?
If you are not a fan of the hype on big phone features, big screens and bank breaking prices, this is a phone worth your coins cos of its great price, awesome camera and impressive audio features. Only downside is the weak display specifications, but hey, you will live!

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Feritter Owich
Feritter Owich
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