Huawei’s Y Series is known for its flagship like features for a very suitable price hence why it’s so popular in Pakistan. The latest addition to their Y Series is the HUAWEI Y9a which we will be reviewing today.
The HUAWEI Y9a comes with a 64MP Main Camera, 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, 2MP Depth Lens and a 2MP Macro Lens. The four cameras work together for the all-scenario (high resolution, ultra wide angle, bokeh, macro) photography experience. Overall the camera experience was crisp, clear and the photos turned out great. The night-mode on this device in particular really impressed us especially for this price bracket. The 64MP Main Camera equipped with a large 1/1.7-inch sensor and large aperture of f/1.8 really enables HUAWEI Y9a’s powerful night photography capabilities. On the front, the Y9a comes with a 16MP Pop-Up camera.
The first thing that really stood out for us was the super smart and sleek design. The Y9a comes with a classic Halo Ring design which was first seen on their flagship device – HUAWEI Mate 30. The symmetrical layout completes a pleasing design with exquisite craftsmanship demonstrating elegance and charm. Additionally, the colours available for this device are also quite unique and attractive. Y9a comes in Midnight Black, Space Silver which reminisces the night sky and finally Sakura Pink which resonates a softer, more feminine look and feel.
HUAWEI Y9a features a two-in-one fingerprint reader and power button which was super-fast and smooth. This smartphone completely eliminates the notch area with a pop-up camera and a 6.63-inch display which provides a massive screen-to-body ratio of 92.02% allowing for a truly immersive viewing experience.
Finally, the 4200mAh (typical value) large battery provides extended support while its 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge technology provides 70% charge-up with only a 30-minutes charging session. It comes with EMUI 10.1 with HUAWEI AppGallery pre-installed which is Huawei’s official app marketplace. It has many apps however, in case that’s not enough they have also introduced their own search tool – Petal Search Widget which is one of three ways in which Huawei users can find and download millions of apps on to their HMS devices, alongside AppGallery and Phone Clone. Simply use it directly from the home screen of your device.
Overall, this device is quite holistic and a true value for money. Retailing at PKR 43,999/- it comes loaded with a 64MP quad-camera setup, a 6.63-inch FullView Display, 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, flagship-inspired design as well as a good amount of 8GB + 128GB storage.
Petal Search and HUAWEI AppGallery
This search tool is the one-stop solution for all your application needs on a Huawei device. You can find apps like HBL, Daraz, ARY News, Askari Bank, Geo News, My Zong, Hum TV, Zameen, Pakistan Railways and much more! Meanwhile hundreds of major new apps continue to be added to the AppGallery every week.
Gateway to a million apps
It is now even easier for Huawei users to have the apps they want on their HMS devices.
1) Phone Clone – One easy way to transfer your apps, contacts, data, files and photos from your old smartphone to your new smartphone, in a few simple steps.
2) AppGallery – Huawei’s official app store with more than 420M monthly active users and a constantly growing list of apps. It features a 4-layer detection mechanism to ensure apps featured are safe to download and use. Simply browse and download the apps you need.
3) Petal Search Widget – Find Apps – one of three ways in which Huawei users can find and download apps on to their HMS devices, alongside AppGallery and Phone Clone. Simply use it directly from the home screen of your device.
A new search experience
Powered by the Petal Search engine, the Petal Search Widget – Find Apps brings an alternative search experience that locates and aggregates information, delivering the most accurate and relevant results for each user in order to enable them to fully personalise and manage their smartphone experience.
Currently, the search tool lists apps from multiple sources – always listing the source origin. Huawei’s AppGallery is completely integrated into the widget and any apps already available in the AppGallery will appear at the top of any search in the new tool.
Created in partnership with global search engine leaders, the Petal Search Widget – Find Apps brings together the best in hardware-based security and safety technologies, combined with the unparalleled privacy standards set by these leading privacy-by-design search engines, to ensure the highest standards of data privacy and security for Huawei users.