Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone

Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone

Huawei Y6 II went on sale in 2016. It refers to the average person segment, both in price and in characteristics. The smartphone has a balanced filling and optimized OS, but no more than that: nothing outstanding from the competition. The price of the smartphone is the same in most of the shops: 194 USD. At the same time, if you try, you can find an online site where you can buy the device from 167 USD (overdue at the time of this review).

There are several versions of this machine. They are designed for different markets, so different list of supported networks. But this is not all versions of CAM-L23, CAM-L21 and CAM-L03 are supplied to the processor HiSilicon Kirin 620. While the version of the CAM-L32 is equipped with a comparable performance chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 617.

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Technical part of the device significantly improved compared to its predecessor, released in 2015.

Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone

Huawei Y6 II: Design, buttons and connectors

Huawei Y6 II dressed in a plastic case of the classical form (a rectangle with rounded corners). The monotony of the rear panel brightens embossed diagonal pattern.

The choice of colors is very rich body: in addition to the gray (black) and white, you can choose gold, yellow, turquoise and pink version. However, certain colors may not be available depending on the region.

The lateral part of the same plastic, but has the color “under the metal.”

Buttons to navigate the system software is displayed at the bottom of the screen. At the end of the right are the physical buttons: to adjust the volume, and power management / blocking.

Audiodzhek headphone jack can be found on the top edge. On the ground – MicroUSB connector (with OTG support), lattice dynamics and a microphone. To access the SIM / MicroSD slot to remove the rear cover is sufficient.

Housing smartphone is quite thin – 8.45 mm. His height and width – 154.3 x 77 mm, respectively. Weight is 168 g.

Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone

Huawei Y6 II: CPU

Huawei has established a 64-bit chip of its own production: HiSilicon Kirin 620. It is an 8-core processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz and a GPU Mali-T450MP4. The decision of the budget, hence the modest result in Antutu:. 30 thousand points with a “tail”. For everyday tasks performance level more than sufficient. Smartphone running quickly, and it is much more important than the number of points in the synthetic benchmarks.

As for 3D games, everything is expected. The smartphone will cope with any game. Adjusting for the fact that for the normal operation of the most demanding projects need to reduce the graphics settings.

Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone

Huawei Y6 II: Memory

RAM is 2 GB. This volume provides smooth in operation, and also allows you to keep in cache running multiple applications simultaneously. When switching problems arise therebetween.

Of the 16 GB built-in storage available 10.6 GB (of the space required for the operating system needs). For the average user this is quite sufficient. But if you need extra space, you can use external memory card, without sacrificing the second SIM. It supports MicroSD storage up to 128 GB.

Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone

Huawei Y6 II: Autonomy

The device received a non-removable battery. Its capacity – 3000 mAh. Fully charged batteries missing somewhere in the 2 days of the smartphone in the moderate mode. With the active use of the charge is enough for a day. When viewing video smartphone maintains to 8 hours, and when used as a GPS navigator – 4 h. On a full recharge takes about two hours. In general, the autonomy of the device can be considered satisfactory.

Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone

Huawei Y6 II: Camera

The device is equipped with a 13-megapixel main camera OmniVision OV13850. photo module size – 1/3 inches, the size of the individual pixels – 1.12 microns. There is autofocus, single flash (with the possibility of pulsed and continuous illumination). The camera interface developed by Huawei, has a clear structure. There is a mode with manual settings.

Photo example Huawei Y6 II

The picture quality greatly depends on the lighting conditions, and the level of training of the photographer. For example, in an ideal scenario, you can expect a high level of detail which is close to the natural color reproduction, good contrast and picture sharpness. However, people are guided by the principle of “point and shoot” the final result may be worse than expected.

Why is this happening? One of the reasons – a narrow dynamic range. HDR mode is sluggish, and saves the situation is not always the case. With a lack of light (indoors, or outdoors in the evening) is significantly reduced detail, noise. But the white balance is determined correctly. And if the user understands the manual settings, he can get a good result, even in difficult conditions for shooting. Not to mention the daily images.

The device boasts the ability to capture horizontal and vertical panorama in high resolution. A special algorithm allows to connect almost perfect shots with no visible defects. With macroshot device also copes fine.

Photo example Huawei Y6 II

Maximum resolution video recording – FullHD. In daylight we get quite normal quality videos. There is a slow-motion mode in low resolution of 640 x 480. The front camera features presented 8-megapixel camera without autofocus and aperture f / 2.4. If you choose the right lighting, you can count on high-quality, detailed selfie. Shooting videos is possible in the resolution FullHD.

Huawei Y6 II: Display

PHABLET has a 5.5-inch display, made by technology IPS. With rather big diagonal screen got HD resolution (1280 x 720). The resulting pixel density – 267 ppi. Just enough to get a clear picture and smooth interface elements. The picture quality is good in almost all respects. Contrast, color reproduction and viewing angles – all this at a high level. Reserve brightness is quite enough for normal operation of the smartphone in the street on a sunny day.

If desired, you can adjust the color temperature to your liking. The sensor detects a maximum of 10 simultaneous touches – more than you need someone. On the cover glass coated oleophobic layer, which is far from ideal properties. For example, fingerprints are wiped not particularly willing, and finger slips on the glass is not as easy as we would like.

Huawei Y6 II: Networking opportunities

The Huawei Y6 II provides separate slots for two SIM cards micro-SIM format (flash drive is also installed in a separate slot). This review describes the current CAM-L21 version of the domestic market. It implements full support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. According to information from the manufacturer, the smartphone in software implemented “virtual antenna» Signal + 2.0. Its mission – to enhance the quality of the signal.

How well does this technology – it is not clear yet. But the following fact is known: problems with reception and signal quality are not found in this smartphone. Working steadily and wireless interface Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi (2,4 GHz). The smartphone supports GPS / A-GPS and GLONASS, copes with navigation. For the first time in the search for satellites and connect to out seconds 15. In later times it happens for a couple of seconds.

Huawei Y6 II: Sound

Multimedia speaker here alone. Sound volume – the average, as most smartphones, when playing no squeaks. The headphones can expect excellent sound. The earpiece has a good stock of the volume, which will be enough even for conversations in noisy environments (transport, etc.). There is an additional microphone for noise cancellation.

Huawei Y6 II: Software part

Operating system – Android 6.0. However, the standard interface were only memories, thanks to shell EMUI 4.1. For changed drastically in appearance hides many additional chips from producer. Some of them are described in the “Advanced” section. Those who are faced with Huawei products for the first time, it will be interesting to get acquainted with a pleasant interface, set quality themes, delve into the advanced settings.

Huawei Y6 II: Additional Features

Control button. To make it easier to cope with rather big screen, you can activate a virtual button, and place it in a convenient place for themselves. Clicking on it opens the navigation arrow button to return to “Home”, blocking and fast optimization.

Mini window. Another possibility is to simplify life for those who feel the screen is too huge. Enough to hold your finger on the navigation bar to the left or right, and the display content is reduced.

Changing the order of arrangement of the navigation buttons. For those who like to customize the machine as much as possible “under him.”

Advanced power saving mode. It allows you to achieve a substantial increase in operating time on a single charge. You can disable all but the calls and SMS.

Continuous flash. A great tool for anyone who takes pictures in complete darkness.

Huawei Y6 II: Advantages and disadvantages


  • separate slots for flash drives and SIM cards;
  • the ability to shoot high-quality panoramas;
  • the actual OS, beautiful, fast, and flexible envelope;
  • stable operation of navigation;
  • front camera good.


  • a weak oleophobic coating;
  • non-removable battery (not critical, but the decision looks strange for a plastic case with a flip lid;
  • HDR bad copes with a problem;
  • difficult to get a really good picture without proper preparation.

To fit the smartphone

The combination of the large display and excellent work of GPS / GLONASS makes this gadget is a wonderful option for those who are planning to use your smartphone as a navigator. Also, the device may be of interest is not particularly demanding on the hardware of users, who are looking for a sensible, stable operating unit for a reasonable price. Minimum list of buyers’ requirements: support for 2 SIM, 4G, big screen, the camera is tolerable, fresh OS acceptable autonomy, adequate performance for everyday tasks, no problems with the network and other basic functionality.

Our review Huawei Y6 II

To summarize this review. Huawei Y6 II – Mighty device for people far from the race for the number of pixels and indicators Antutu. Compare it with smartphones from other manufacturers in the same price category is meaningless, because the device stands. Among the A-brands for the same price it has no equal. But at the same Meizu and Xiaomi have options more interesting. However, the ear ordinary buyer “Huawei” familiar than many other brands from China. Yes, and in the stores products from this manufacturer is more common.

Huawei Y6 II Review balanced middle-class smartphone was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Tomas Shellby