Huawei Y7a Launched in Pakistan; How Does it Measure Up Against Competition?

Faisal Rasool

Huawei Y7a made its debut and went on sale in Pakistan today. The phone’s price competes with the likes Redmi Note 9S and Infinix Zero 8i. Let’s take a look at how it fares against them.

We start with the Huawei Y7a chipset, Kirin 710A, that came out in 2018. WhatMobile has extensively covered this particular processor in previous articles — the recycled SoC is used in several recent budget Huawei phones because the manufacturer lost its access to TSMC’s silicon. The old-gen hardware runs EMUI 10, without Google Mobile Services. 4GB + 128GB of memory and storage round off Huawei Y7a’s internals.

The design isn’t the phone’s forte either. Y7a’s frame is a chunky 9.3mm and weighs 206g. It’s made of plastic and painted in mirror-finished halftone green and black colors.

On the front of the Huawei Y7a, we’re looking at a giant 6.67” full HD+ LCD with a hole-punch in the center. A fingerprint scanner is conveniently mounted on the side. The battery is 5000 mAh and charges over 22.5W.

Huawei Y7a’s four-camera array is serviceable, featuring a 48MP standard lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, and two 2MP sensors for macro shots and portraits. Selfies are taken with an 8MP camera. These optics support a dedicated super night mode, but there aren't many bells and whistles. It starts from Rs. 35,999.

For Rs. 34,999, Vivo Y51 offers an AMOLED screen and Snapdragon 665. And at the same starting price, Zero 8i features a 90Hz FHD+ screen, 33W fast charging, MediaTek Helio G90T, and 8GB of memory. Not to mention the Redmi Note 9S and its Snapdragon 720G that also fall in this price bracket. Because of its low value-to-price ratio and lack of software support, the Huawei Y7a fails to stand out in this saturated, hyper-competitive segment.


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