Huawei Y6 II Review: A Phablet With an Exquisite Look

Huawei Consumer Business Group, Uganda, earlier this month launched their newest flagship in the Huawei Y series, the Huawei Y6 II, which is among the mid-range smart phones of the company and after the successful introduction of Huawei Y3 II and Y5 II, the company dubbed the smartphones as a ‘Lightning Fast Smartphone‘ with advanced technology.

It’s a tradition for the Huawei smartphones that every newly launched model of the smart phone exceeds the expectations of the customers and perfectly meets the requirements of the customers regardless of the range/ category of the smart phone.

The new Huawei Y6 II caters superior aesthetic taste of the Huawei brand lovers as it offers the fashionable design, complementing the glamorous and stylish looks, and the photography goes to the next level with it’s 13MP and 8MP rear and front cameras respectively.

After a thorough testing of the smartphone, at PC Tech Magazine, we did manage to come up with our review:


Huawei Y6 II has the finely curve edges for smooth experience of handling the new gem. The crisscross curved lines under the glass express the hierarchy of model’s uniqueness.

The Huawei Y6 II has a 5.5- inch display IPS LCD capacitive TouchScreen type screen with a scratch resistant (Tempered glass) protection glass, 16.7M display colors, a thickness of 294 ppi pixels, dimensions of 154 x 77 x 8mm weighing 168g and a screen resolution of 720X1280 pixels.

The Front:
The proximity sensor are present at the top front and on the bottom has nothing but the company’s brand mark, ‘Huawei’, and the function keys are built inside display panel, similar to other flagships like; the Y5 II.

The Back:
Top-Left, appears to be the 13MP camera and flash light which also acts as the torch, appears just below the camera. And one other thing, is the Huawei logo the appears at the top center.



The phones start with the lock screen, time and date visible on the bottom-left of the lock screen, with a default camera shortcut at the right bottom where users are able to use the camera without/minus unlocking the screen. Slide as preferred to unlock the screen, you’re opt to unlock with a password or a 4-pin digit number or a pattern – only if you have a screen lock available, other than that, you’re welcomed with attractive icons.

The Smartphone has built in Google search bar on the top of the front screen stunning icons are optimized, with a drop-down menu divide into two parts one is notification menu and other is shortcut menu.


The smartphone comes in different variant colors, however, at PC Tech Magazine, we had the black variant.

The Y6 II is powered with Kirin 620 1.2GHz chipset and with the lightning fast 64-bit A 53 Octa-core processor, allowing apps to be open simultaneously without sacrificing speed, power or performance, running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, EMUI 4.1.


On the side of storage, Huawei Y6 II offers 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory that can further be expanded up-to 128GB. Thus, for the users’ videos and songs playlist will be fun with Huawei Y6II.

The ‘Power and Volume Buttons’, have a rough like sand-paper feel, appear at the right side which are comfortable enough to use and easier to locate by touch. However, this time around, the Y6 II didn’t come with the Easy Key, that appeared on the Y3 II and Y5 II.

Power (Down) and Volume Buttons (Top).
Power (Down) and Volume Buttons (Top).

The 3000mAh non-removable battery will carry you well through your 20-hour day on regular functions and minimal internet usage of about 10 to 15 applications and even tether the rest of your crew to your data package if you like.

Supports a quick charging and the Ultra Power Saving mode for conserving what is left of the battery when you are running out of power, this can really save you when you need it the most.


As we did mention above, photography with the Huawei Y6 II goes to the next level with the supported with 13MP rear camera with a F2.0 aperture, 28mm wide angle, flash and 1080p video recording. This crucial combination enables clearer pictures with detailed illustrations of the objects focused/ captured through the camera.

Similarly, phone also didn’t leave out the selfie fans. The Y6 II comes built with the front 8MP camera more efficient in the new device for better selfies and snap chat experience, with further added cosmetic mode, Beauty motion, HDR, Self Timer, Touch Focus, Gesture shot, Smile detection, and panorama selfies mode, to make you photos look astonishing.


Connectivity opitions include a Dual SIM support, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a GPS, v4.0 Bluetooth, v2.0 microsUSB

The Huawei Y6 II smartphone is available at 655,600 UGX across all Huawei affiliate dealars shops country-wide, including; Nile Communications, Ssimba Telecom, Go Phones, Fone Express, Praise Communications and Kilimall.

Grab yourself one, and make it possible.

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