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Huawei Y6 review

7.3/10 AVG.

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The Huawei Y6 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1.1 GHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

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Common Questions

Huawei released the Y6 on October 16, 2015.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei Y6 user manual here.

Huawei backs up the Y6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Y6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Huawei Y6's screen size is 5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

1.1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 Quad core 1.1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2200 mAh battery.

Huawei Y6 Specs

Release date October 16, 2015
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/850 /2600 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 Quad core 1.1 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.53 W/kg
Body: 0.65 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.4 x 7.2 x 0.8 cm (5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 125 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 294 pixels
Size 5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
8+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments

Also available with 1 GB of RAM with dual SIM slots.

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jasdeep likes it

Jasdeep really liked it he said this too much very good phone

Great Phone!!

It does all I was hoping for. I had an HTC that was crap compared to this phone. The use of operatoion is very easy, the sensitivity was superior, the cameras are great. lots of storage, it rings loud enough, and I have had no crashes whatsoever. Great phone!!

Great phone, not enough storage

I would like some apps unfortunately with the preinstalled phone apps from the manufacturer there's barely any storage left. If you want this phone buy an SD card with it. Other than that I love the phone.


can i transfere downloaded apps to SD

Could be superb, but...

This phone has everything I could want. It has a really clear interface and everything is very simple to operate. It has many sophisticated and elegant features, and some are simply stunning. This would easily be a 9/10 for me except for one point. When I bought it, on day one I had problems with t...More
This phone has everything I could want. It has a really clear interface and everything is very simple to operate. It has many sophisticated and elegant features, and some are simply stunning. This would easily be a 9/10 for me except for one point. When I bought it, on day one I had problems with the browser, which frequently froze, crashed and stuttered, both on WiFi and on mobile data. Browsing was mostly impossible, when it worked, it was fine, but there were many glitches. Chrome is pre-installed, and whilst that worked, it was very slow, even on a 35MBs connection, or over 3G. I contacted Huawei and they said the phone was faulty, so I returned it. The replacement was exactly the same, and as browsing is such an important part of a smartphone, I just couldn't live with it. I have no idea what was wrong, and again, the Huawei helpline was of zero help in solving the issue, so the phone was returned a second time. If browsing worked as well as my old HTC, the phone would be superb, but how can a smartphone not browse? Such a shame. Less