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Top 10 Reasons Why Huawei Y6p is a Great Budget Phone to Buy

Top 10 Reasons Why Huawei Y6p is a Great Budget Phone to Buy

Hint: It has a massive 4+64GB RAM and ROM, 5,000mAh battery life, and many more!

Huawei has officially launched its new budget smartphone the Huawei Y6p. It features mid-range specs for a budget price and is already available in the Philippine market.

With dozens of budget phones coming out lately, there are plenty of reasons why the Huawei Y6p standout–and even beat some mid-range phones from other brands–in terms of value for money.

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Wavy Design on the Huawei Y6P

Below are the top 10 reasons why the Huawei Y6p is a solid buy for its P5,990.00 price.

1. Large 4GB RAM beating more expensive midrange phones

The Huawei Y6p is one of the few affordable phones to buy with 4GB RAM memory. It offers more multitasking prowess to most entry-level midrange smartphones. Its alternatives are even more expensive and only equipped with less RAM.

Multitasking and graphics-intensive gaming are just a few benefits of having a larger RAM in the Huawei Y6p. The ample amount of RAM will also ensure the seamless switching of apps as well as the smooth opening of multiple browser tabs.

2. Bigger storage capacity (64 GB + expandable)

Available with 64GB ROM or expandable internal storage, the Huawei Y6p also supports microSD card for up to 512GB.

With its 64GB internal storage, you can install more games and apps which are usually installed in the internal and not on the microSD card. You can also store and take more photos and longer videos without worrying about the memory space.

Sleek form factor of the Huawei Y6p

3. Monstrous 5000 mAh battery means longer longevity

Coming with a whooping 5000 mAh juice, the Huawei Y6p produces longer gaming time and even up to several days of moderate use. With our test, the Huawei Y6p’s battery life lasts longer than most competitor devices. The combined usage of browsing, gaming, and streaming results today and a half before we finally charge it.

Overall, the Huawei Y6p is a great battery warrior especially if you’re always on the go and traveling.

4. Reverse Charging is a bliss

Charging another device with the Huawei Y6p is possible, thanks to its Reverse Charging feature. You can top-up the battery life of other smartphones and gadgets which will come handy in times of outdoor activities and travel.

Reverse Charging of the Huawei Y6p in action!

5. Triple camera setup shoots quality photos

Aside from the flexibility of its triple camera lens, the Huawei Y6p provides decent to great images especially in daylight and portrait using its main sensors. It has a wide range of camera features including bokeh and night shooting. Overall, its triple camera is very useful for every scenario you shoot.

We tested the Huawei Y6p camera in different scenarios and the wide aperture of the main sensor was able to keep sharp and clear images. You can find the actual sample shots below.

6. Ultra-wide angle lens is useful in outdoor shooting

Another feature we like most from the hardware section of the Huawei Y6p is its ultra-wide camera. It’s pretty useful in our landscape and cityscape shooting especially we’re living in an urban city because you can fit more subjects compared to standard lenses. Photos taken have less distortion and good detail preservations.

You can find some sample photos below:

7. Dewdrop notch display with high PPI

Measuring at 6.3-inch wide, the display is almost the right size for most users. Considerably, it’s not too big nor too bulky in the hands, thanks to the tall aspect ratio. And the quality of an HD+ IPS screen is also sufficient (278 ppi) while the overall output is accurate and sharp.

8. Sleek form factor

With more phones coming out with massive batteries and displays mean these devices become bulky and uncomfortable to hold. But that’s not true with the Huawei Y6p because it has a sleek overall form and quite manageable in our hands. It also weighs less compared to other 5000 mAh-equipped devices.

The wavy design is also unique and is available to all color options of the Huawei Y6p: Phantom Purple, Midnight Black, and Emerald Green.

9. AppGallery offers a rich catalog of apps and games

Like major Android mobile brands, Huawei has its own AppGallery where you can download apps and game titles. Most Google services and top apps are working and available to be downloaded with support of auto-update and cross-platform.

AppGallery is rapidly growing with more than 1.2 million developers signed up as of this writing. You can find the most-used apps for Android that are available via AppGallery below:

  • Email: Huawei email supports Google or Gmail account, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, and company or personal mails
  • Social / Chat: TikTok, Facebook, Viber, Weibo, Snapchat, WeChat
  • Entertainment / Player: iFlix, Viu, VLC Player, MX Player
  • Games: Plants vs Zombies, Candy Crush Mania, Asphalt 9, Lords Mobile, World of Tankz, WWE Champion 2019, PvPets
  • Productivity: WPS Office (full version for free), Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Merriam Webster, Cam Scanner
  • Photography: Camera 360, PicsArt, PhotoGrid, Layout
  • News: CNN, ABSCBN News, GMA News
  • Tools: ShareIt, Microsoft Translator, Dictionary Merriam-Webster
  • Maps: OWTO, MAPS.ME
  • Shopping: Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, Globe Rewards, Carousel
  • Finance: BDO Mobile, GCash, PayMaya, EastWest, Union Bank, Investegrams Chart and Stocks, Cashalo

The above apps are only samples, the rest can be downloaded by searching in 3rd party or APK sites in your browser or application. You can also find the other apps that are accessible via APK:

  • Games: Mobile Legends Bang Bang or ML, PUBG: Mobile, Wordscapes, Clash of Clans, Call of Duty
  • Communication: Messenger, Chrome, Yahoo Email, Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Job Street, Slack
  • Social: Instagram, Facebook Lite, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Facebook Pages Manager
  • Maps and Travel: Waze, Uber, Airbnb
  • Finance: CitiBank, PayPal, Landbank
  • Productivity: DropBox, OneDrive, Adobe Reader
  • Entertainment: NetFlix, HOOQ, Amazon Prime, SM Cinema
  • Accessible via web browser: YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, CebuPacific, AirAsia, Google Find my Device, BPI, Google Classroom — Note that you can pin the shortcut into your home screen

You can find the complete guide and tips about Huawei App Gallery here.


10. Great value for your money

Perhaps, the most compelling reason why the Huawei Y6p is the phone to beat in its category is because of its price. For P5,990 SRP, it offers a solid set of specs and features for a mid-range category and making it a top choice for those people looking for a capable and reliable budget phone.

You can find more camera samples and tests in our hands-on article here.

The Huawei Y6p is already available in most retail and online stores while buying one between June 1-30 will score you different set freebies from Huawei App Gallery.

Triple camera of the Huawei Y6p

Huawei Y6p specs, price, availability in the Philippines

  • Display: 6.3-inch HD+ 20:9, IPS LCD, dewdrop notch
  • Design: all-polycarbonate with Wavy design
  • Color: Phantom Purple, Midnight Black, and Emerald Green
  • Dimension and Weight: 159.1 x 74.1 x 9 mm , 185g
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory: 64GB eMMC 5.1 with dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB
  • Main Camera: 13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
    5 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
    2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)  
    | video recording up to FHD@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
     | video recording up to FHD @ 30fps
  • Connectivity: LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi a, GPS, audio jack, micro-USB
  • Security: rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 5000mAh, 10W charging, Reverse Charging
  • Audio: mono speakers
  • OS: Android 10; EMUI 10.1 with Huawei App Gallery
  • Colors: Black, Green, Purple
  • Price: P5,990
  • Release date: May 2020

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Hi! I'm Jade, an Electronics and Communications Engineer and tech enthusiast. I am the editor-in-chief here at ManilaShaker and on our YouTube channel. If you have questions, suggestions or anything we could talk about you can find me Instagram and Twitter @jadejardinico.


  1. I bought my y6p with the first batch of pre orders, its a good phone that punches above its weight. Only issue i had with it was the lack of gms. I know there are a lot of workaround to install apps, i just didn’t have the patience to do it because of my laziness. Also, the headphones they gave out as free is just as awesome as the phone. Usually, other brands that bundle free stuff are cheap and ugly (oppo and vivo’s free products). when I saw the headset and tested it, man I just blown away by the quality.

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