There is a whole economy on an academic campus that outsiders don’t notice, and it concerns phone chargers. See, students are constantly tied to phones. They take notes, record lectures and distract themselves from boring tutorials that never seem to end. It’s not uncommon to require a quick midday recharge, just to ensure there is enough juice to get though the afternoon. Huawei has both noticed and taken this seriously. The result is the Huawei Y6p, a phone that unites Huawei’s refined hardware with a battery designed to last for ages.
Sporting a whopping 5,000mAh battery, the Y6p lasts for extended periods of time without needing to be plugged in. The Y6p stands up to 32 hours of video playback, 20 hours of 4G internet browsing or 36 hours of constant 4G calling – all on a single charge. That’s…wild. The battery is so beefy that it has the capability of charging other devices by connecting them up with an OTG cable. But maybe that’s not impressive. How about support for reverse wireless charging, a feature normally only seen in flagship-range smartphones? Yeah, that’s in here too.
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It’s all well and good being able to use the Y6p for extended periods, but what can you actually do with the phone? Well, everything you’d expect from a modern, high-quality smartphone, including taking fire pictures. The Y6p is a budget phone that doesn’t compromise on the quality of its components, evidenced in part by its tremendous camera. Equipped with a 13MP triple rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera, you needn’t break the bank to have your Instagram account look good without even trying.
For those more inclined on diving into the internals of a phone, the Y6p offers the kind of high-quality processing power you’ve come to expect from Huawei. The Huawei Y6p is packing an octa-core chip running four cores at 2GHz and four, slightly smaller cores running at 1.5GHz. What this means is that the Y6p is faster than it has any right to be, with minimal lag during app transitions and no slow-down when operating with several tabs at once.
With an elegant 6.3-inch Dewdrop Display, you’re always looking at a screen that pulls off amazing visuals. To give users an even larger interface, Huawei has shrunk every bezel on the screen. The top and bottom bezels are reduced by 26% and 20% respectively and the sides have shrunk by 10%. The crystal clear display shines with less intrusion than previous generations. Oh, and that stylish backplate arrives in three different colours: Phantom Purple, Emerald Green and the stylish favourite, Midnight Black.
There are loads of benefits to Huawei’s specialised EMUI 10 tools such as the Extendable Read-Only File System, which offers faster random read speeds. You can also look forward to more storage space, to ensure you can carry even more music, photos and videos with you wherever you go. If you’re… getting on but would rather not admit that to those kids out there using the latest phones, you can rely on the Y6p’s EMUI 10-powered Simple Mode to enlarge those icons and the font size on your phone so you can see everything with ease. Or perhaps you just want a more intuitive user interface. You don’t have to be old to want that.
The Huawei Y6p is an excellent piece of tech. Beyond the advantages of EMUI 10, the fantastic camera and stylish looks, what really sells the Y6p is that monstrous-yet-versatile 5,000mAh battery. If you’re the sort that needs a powerful phone that just keeps on ticking long after the competition has dropped flat, the Huawei Y6p is the phone for you. You can find it on Huawei’s official online store for just R3,299.