Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) Review: Software, Performance

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Android 8.0 with Huawei's EMUI 8.0

The Y7 Prime (2018) runs Android 8.0 with the same version of the in-houtilize overlay named EMUI. For those familiar with the skin, it's very much the same between all Huaweis, and if you haven't - it's a feature-packed launcher that's pretty far removed from stock Android.


Huawei's magazine lock classy screen is present feeding you a different wallpaper every time, which you might be missing on a regular basis if you're using the fingerprint reader or face unlock. Both work really fast, and the latter requires you to have an eye open just in case. You can opt for a homescreen/app drawer interface, but the default has all apps on the homescreens.







Lockclassy screen • Enrolling a fingerprint • Registering a face • Homeclassy screen • Notifications and quick toggles

Huawei is still sticking with proprietary software for general purpose apps like the gallery and music player, but there's no Huawei Health pre-installed on the Y7 (you can acquire it off the Play store). Phone Manager is the centralized hub where you can haged an eye on storage, notifications and battery usage, among other things. There's even a Game suite app, that filters unvital notifications when you're gaming.






Gallery • Music player • Phone manager • Game suite

Synthetic benchmarks

The Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset - a rather classic solution for the lower discontinue of the midrange spectrum. You might see it as a step back from the Snapdragon 435 of last year (430 vs. 435 is 5 less after all), but the differences are subtle and not really in the performance department.

It's not terribly powerful with a maximum clock rate of 1.4GHz, but at least there are eight of those cores, and not four. The Prime version of the Y7 that we have here has 3GB of RAM, just like the Pro, and unlike the vanilla Y7 (2018)'s 2 gigs. Here's how those specs translate into benchimprint performance, compared to some potential rivals.


GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Oppo Realme 1

    5741

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

    4918

  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)

    4313

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5

    4018

  • Motorola Moto G6

    3972

  • Huawei P Smart

    3736

  • Nokia 5

    2851

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    2841

  • Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)

    2717

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Y1)

    2610

  • Motorola Moto G6 Play

    2328

  • LG Q6

    2244

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Oppo Realme 1

    1511

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

    1329

  • Huawei P Smart

    939

  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)

    848

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5

    766

  • Motorola Moto G6

    754

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Y1)

    678

  • Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)

    678

  • Nokia 5

    672

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    665

  • LG Q6

    652

  • Motorola Moto G6 Play

    639

AnTuTu 7

Higher is better

  • Oppo Realme 1

    138524

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

    115195

  • Huawei P Smart

    87156

  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)

    77488

  • Motorola Moto G6

    70845

  • Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)

    58974

  • Motorola Moto G6 Play

    58757

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Oppo Realme 1

    12

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

    10

  • Motorola Moto G6

    9.3

  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)

    6.4

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5

    6.1

  • Huawei P Smart

    5.4

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Y1)

    4.9

  • Nokia 5

    4.6

  • Motorola Moto G6 Play

    4.6

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    4.6

  • Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)

    4.6

  • LG Q6

    3.8

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)

    14

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5

    13

  • Oppo Realme 1

    12

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Y1)

    11

  • Motorola Moto G6 Play

    10

  • Nokia 5

    10

  • Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)

    9.9

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

    9.7

  • Motorola Moto G6

    8.8

  • Huawei P Smart

    5

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    4.5

  • LG Q6

    3.6

Baseimprint X

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

    14799

  • Oppo Realme 1

    10880

  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)

    10453

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5

    9953

  • Motorola Moto G6

    9883

  • Huawei P Smart

    8834

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Y1)

    8084

  • Motorola Moto G6 Play

    7620

  • Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)

    7582

  • Nokia 6 (Global version)

    7516

  • Nokia 5

    7316

  • LG Q6

    6336

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) 2.0

Higher is better

  • Oppo Realme 1

    1940

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

    1925

  • Huawei P Smart

    1486

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5

    1222

  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Y2)

    1186

  • Motorola Moto G6

    1136

  • Nokia 5

    982

  • Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)

    963

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Y1)

    942

  • Motorola Moto G6 Play

    922


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