Which phone is a better buy for mid-range users?
Confused whether to get Huawei’s new Y7p or Samsung’s A30s? We got your back, fam. In today’s comparo we’ll be taking a look a the specs of both phones to see how the two devices stack up against each other and to see which one really gives you the best bang for the buck.
Huawei Y7p Specs
- 2.2GHz HiSilicon Kirin 710F octa-core processor
- Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
- 4GB of RAM
- 6.39-inch HD+ punch-hole display
- 64GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB via microSD)
- Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera; 8-megapixel f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor; with PDAF, LED Flash
- 8-megapixel f/2.2 front camera
- 4G, LTE (Dual SIM, Hybrid Tray)
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Fingerprint scanner
- Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1
- 4000mAh battery with 10w charging
Samsung Galaxy A30s specs
- Exynos 7904 octa-core processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display
- 64GB of expandable storage (up to 512GB)
- Triple rear cameras: 25-megapixel f/1.7 main camera, 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth camera, 8-megapixel f/2.4 ultra-wide camera
- 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
- In-display Fingerprint scanner
- 4000mAh battery with 15w fast charging
- Android Pie with OneUI
Gradient finishes for phones are pretty common nowadays, and it’s usually the default design of choice for many companies looking to inject visual flair to their products.
Both phones have gradient finishes on their bodies, though we prefer the Aurora Blue finish of the Huawei Y7p compared to the Prism Crush one on Samsung’s A30s.
While both phones use plastic on the rear, Huawei uses a unibody design for increased rigidness and durability. That being said, both phones are incredibly well built for what they are.
Screen size for both phones are almost the same – Samsung’s A30s comes in at 6.4-inches, while the Huawei Y7p is only a hair smaller, at 6.39-inches total.
While the Galaxy A30s uses a Super AMOLED panel, the Y7p only uses an IPS panel for its display. Both phones sport resolutions of HD+ though.
Huawei’s Y7p uses a punch-hole camera module that maximizes the overall surface area of the display, which allows the phone to sport a screen-to-body ratio of 90%.
Both phones sport triple camera modules at the rear, with the main shooter along with a wide-angle camera and a depth-assist camera.
The devil is in the details though, as the Y7p has 48-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture lens, 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and, a 2-megapixel depth camera.
The A30s meanwhile only has a 25-megapixel main shooter, 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera.
The Huawei Y7p also has many of the same low-light shooting features as the company’s more expensive smartphones, including handheld night stabilization up to 6 seconds thanks to the Super Night Mode feature, as well as slow-mo 480 FPS shooting.
Huawei’s Y7p comes with the company’s Kirin 710F processor based on the 12nm manufacturing process, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
Samsung’s A30s meanwhile comes with their home-grown Exynos 7904 based on a 14nm manufacturing process and is also paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Performance-wise the Kirin 710F processor performs better than the Exynos 7904 both in terms of power efficiency and overall performance.
The Kirin 710F also comes with Huawei’s GPU Boost, which ups the performance of the processor when it comes to gaming.
And while The Y7p doesn’t get access to Google Play, it can still download a majority of popular apps via Huawei’s AppGallery, the company’s answer to Google Play and through the Huawei browser.
You can download banking and finance apps like BDO, PayMaya and UnionBank through AppGallery, as well as games like Mobile Royale, Asphalt and social media apps like TikTok, Facebook and, Viber.
Both phones have 4000mAh battery packs, though we found that the Y7p lasts longer than the A30s on a single charge thanks to the more power-efficient processor on Huawei’s phone.
Price and verdict:
Looking at the overall price point, Huawei’s Y7p is several thousand cheaper than Samsung’s offering while delivering better camera and processor performance overall.
As far as pricing goes, the Huawei Y7p is priced at Php 9,990, while the Samsung Galaxy A30s is priced at Php 12,990.