Life in the ‘new normal’? The Huawei Y5p and AppGallery are all you need

Your best companion when you take on the ‘new normal.’

Huawei Y5p

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed everyone’s lives—at work or in school, in our day-to-day transactions, and our usual social interactions. But we are now slowly going back to our everyday regular dealings, and what greets us is a whole new experience limited by social distancing and strict health measures.

The all-new Huawei Y5p equips you with features that will make it easier for you to adjust to the ‘new normal’—all for an affordable price of P4,490. Moreover, this budget device boasts the Huawei AppGallery, the third biggest app store globally, which has a vast and massively increasing library of applications that can help you succeed during these challenging and changing times.

Here’s how the Huawei Y5p and the Huawei AppGallery can become your best companions when you take on the ‘new normal.’

Productivity power tools

Prefer to work from home because it’s still difficult to commute and you want minimal contact with other people? The Huawei Y5p makes sure that you remain on top of your work responsibilities with its host of useful apps and features.

For easy communication, the built-in Huawei email allows you to log in to your Gmail or Yahoo Mail accounts and manage all your messages and conversations in just one app. Also pre-installed in the Y5p is Office Mobile, where you can easily create PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets—plus, save them on the cloud when you sign in with or sign up for a OneDrive account. Or, you can download WPS Office from the AppGallery for more options to create files.

Virtually meeting your teammates is also easy with the Y5p. Just download Zoom from the AppGallery and start brainstorming with your co-workers about your new plans on video call. From the Huawei browser, Google Search and Google Drive ensure hassle-free searching of information and file sharing, respectively.

Plus with the Y5p running on EMUI 10.1, Huawei’s latest mobile operating system, you get a smooth and smart user experience. Turn on the One-Handed mode so you can keep your other hand useful for other tasks. Shortcuts and gestures like swiping down three fingers to take a screenshot or flipping the phone to mute comes handy, too.

Go social from a distance

Online communication is a must nowadays, especially when you’re not sure if it’s already safe to meet people face-to-face. You can post status updates for your families and friends on Facebook or Facebook Lite by sideloading these social media apps from Meanwhile, you can still follow your friends on Instagram, see their Stories, and like their newest posts when you open the mobile site on the built-in Huawei browser of the Y5p or download it from APK Pure or APK Mirror. You can also launch the Twitter Quick App from the AppGallery to know the trending Twitter topics and RT or reply to notable tweets.

For more personal connections, you can chat with your friends online and send them the latest memes by sideloading Messenger Lite or WhatsApp on your Huawei Y5p directly from Facebook’s and WhatsApps’ sites, respectively. Or you can download Viber from the Huawei AppGallery so you can chat and call people anytime, anywhere.

With all the calling and chatting, the 3,020mAh battery with AI Power Saving technology promises that the Huawei Y5p can last all day long with no interruptions to your smartphone activities.

Swift shopping

While malls are already open to consumers, shopping from the safety of your homes remains the best option for many. With apps like Lazada and Shopee, you can have essential goods—from food and drinks to hygiene essentials  and clothing to electronics—delivered straight to your house. MetroMart, meanwhile, allows you to shop for your groceries and have these sent to your doorstep.

Huawei Y5p

Even your favorite dishes and drinks from your fave restaurants is just a click away with Booky and foodpanda. Who says you can’t have your milk tea during these troubled times?

Painless payments

Need to transfer money from or to your bank? You can do so without physically lining up. The AppGallery already has these apps available for download: BDO Personal Banking, UnionBank Online, Security Bank Mobile App, Metrobank Mobile Banking, and RCBC Online Banking. If you’re a BPI account holder, you can enjoy safe online banking by opening the BPI Online Quick App from the Huawei AppGallery.

Huawei Y5p

You can also transfer and receive money, pay bills, buy load, make a donation, and pay for items you bought online from the comforts of your home via the GCash or PayMaya app, both available to download from the App Gallery.

Entertainment from home

Catch the newest seasons of Queer Eye, Snowpiercer, Space Force, and other trending shows on Netflix (Access it via the Huawei Browser on or go use third-party sites like APK Pure or APK Mirror to sideload the app on your Huawei Y5p). You can opt for an action-filled night with the Chris Hemsworth film Extraction or an evening of laughs with Jo Koy: In His Elements. But if you’re more into vlogs or short features, go to YouTube using the Huawei Browser instead.

Huawei y5p

Missing your favorite Kapamilya shows? The iWant TV Quick App on the AppGallery gives you the latest episodes of ABS-CBN’s news and public affairs shows as well as watch reruns of your favorite primetime shows like Ang Probinsyano. Now, if you want to add some South Korean flair like Running Man, A World of Married Couple, and When My Love Blooms to your watch list, get Viu on your Y5p.

Whatever you choose, you’ll sure enjoy watching it on the Huawei Y5p’s 5.45-inch FullView display.

Huawei y5p

But if you want to create your own content for the world to see, apps such as TikTok and SnapChat are a must-have on your Y5p device. The 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras let you capture great clips and stills, while apps like PhotoGrid and PicsArt allow for fast editing of your images.

Plus, thanks to the 32GB built-in storage, which can be expanded by popping in up to a 512GB microSD, you can take as many photos and videos as you want without worrying about memory space.

Good game

With the display’s 81% screen-to-body ratio, playing on the Y5p’s screen is truly immersive. Of course, the 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek processor and 2GB RAM ensure smooth gameplay, so you can get the first kill on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (sideload via APK Pure or APK Mirror). Or, you can have fun preventing brain-eaters from crossing your yard on Plants vs. Zombies and getting wild combinations on Candy Crush Mania—all available for download on the AppGallery.


There’s no mistaking that the new Huawei Y5p is a great choice of gear as we head into life under the ‘new normal. It doesn’t hurt that this device flaunts a sophisticated design featuring delicate textures and wavy lines that reflect light at different angles. Users can even choose from two dazzling colors—Phantom Blue and Mint Green—or go for the classic Midnight Black.

Huawei Y5p

Moreover, with the Huawei AppGallery pre-installed on the Y5p, you can be sure that you have every tool you need to function perfectly in the current times. Huawei ensures that every download from its store is safe with a four-layer detection security. You can also get to enjoy features such as Wishlist (where you can let Huawei know which apps you want to see on its store) and Rewards System (where you manage your gifts, coupons, and other rewards).

Get more details on the all-new Huawei Y5p here:

In association with Huawei Mobile Philippines

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