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Huawei Announces Honor V8 Pro and Y5 (2017)

April 5th, 2017 | by Z. Gonzales

Huawei has refreshed two of its smartphones this week. On one hand, there’s the budget Y5 (2017) which replaces the Y5II from 2016 while on the other, there’s the Honor V8 Pro which is an updated from the original V8 that was released almost the same time last year.

For the Y5, the changes are mostly inside, with updates on its processor, RAM, GPU and storage. The front camera and battery have also been bumped up from 2MP to 5MP and from 2200mAh to 3000mAh respectively.

Huawei Y5The rest of the specs are just the same as of last year’s model with some minor updates here and there. You can check the rest of the specs of the Y5 (2017) below.

Dimensions 143.8 x 72 x 8.4 mm
Weight 150 g
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display Size 5.0 inches (~66.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Primary Camera 8 MP, f/2.0
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Video Yes
Secondary Camera 5 MP, LED flash
Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Operating System Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Mediatek MT6737T
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Mali-T720MP2
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Internal, RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB v2.0
Battery Rating Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

The same story goes with the Honor V8 Pro. In terms of design, there are only subtle differences between last year’s model and this year’s V8 Pro. Both are still sporting a 5.7-inch display with QHD resolution, the same dual 12MP rear camera setup, and the same metal body construction.



What’s new though can be found on the inside. The V8 Pro gets the upgraded Kirin 960 chipset which is also the one inside the company’s flagship phones – the Mate 9 and the P10. The battery department is also getting an update from a 3500mAh unit from the 2016 V8 to a beefier 4000mAh battery unit this year.

Check out the rest of the specs of the Huawei Honor V8 Pro below.

Dimensions 157 x 77.5 x 7 mm
Weight 184 g
Display Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Display Size 5.7 inches (~73.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP, f/2.2
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps
Secondary Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
Card slot Hybrid microSD, up to 256 GB
Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 960
Processor Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
Graphics Mali-G71 MP8
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Internal, RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Battery Rating Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery


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