Nokia C2 vs Huawei Y5 (2017)

Here we compared two budget smartphones: the 5.7-inch Nokia C2 (with Spreadtrum SC9832E) that was released on March 13, 2020, against the Huawei Y5 (2017), which is powered by MediaTek MT6737 and came out 35 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Nokia C2
  • Has a 0.7 inch larger screen size
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v4.2)
  • More recent OS version: Android 9 versus 6
  • The phone is 2-years and 11-months newer
  • Faster storage type - eMMC 5.1 versus eMMC 5.0
Reasons to consider the Huawei Y5 (2017)
  • Has 2x more RAM: 2GB versus 1GB
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Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery life, charging type and speed
Photo and video recording quality
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests


Size 5.7 inches 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
Aspect ratio 18:9 16:9
PPI 282 ppi 294 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
HDR support No No
Screen protection Tempered glass Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 71.6% 66.78%

Design and build

Height 154.8 mm (6.09 inches) 143.8 mm (5.66 inches)
Width 75.6 mm (2.98 inches) 72 mm (2.83 inches)
Thickness 8.9 mm (0.35 inches) 8.3 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 161 gramm (5.68 oz) 150 gramm (5.29 oz)
Waterproof No No
Rear material Plastic Plastic
Frame material Plastic Plastic
Colors Black, Green White, Gold, Gray, Blue, Pink
Fingerprint scanner No No
Screen-to-body ratio
Nokia C2 +7%


Tests of Nokia C2 and Huawei Y5 (2017) in the benchmarks
Chipset Spreadtrum SC9832E MediaTek MT6737
Max. clock 1300 MHz 1400 MHz
CPU cores - 4 (4)
Architecture - - 4 cores at 1.3 GHz: Cortex-A53
Lithography process - 28 nanometers
Graphics - Mali-T720 MP2
GPU clock - 600 MHz
RAM size 1 GB 2 GB
Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory clock 933 MHz 733 MHz
Channels 1 1
Storage size 16 GB 16 GB
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.0
Memory card MicroSD MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 64 GB Up to 128 GB


Operating system Android 9.0 Android 6.0
ROM Android Go EMUI 4.1


Capacity 2800 mAh 3000 mAh
Charge power 5 W 5 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable Yes Yes
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging No No
Full charging time 2:05 hr 2:35 hr


Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 5 megapixels 8 megapixels
Image resolution 2592 x 1944 3264 x 2448
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash LED Dual LED
Stabilization Digital Digital
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No No
1080p video recording No Up to 30FPS
Slow motion No No
Lenses 1 (5 MP) 1 (8 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 5 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Phase autofocus
- 8 MP
- Aperture: f/2.0
- Phase autofocus
Selfie camera
Megapixels 5 megapixels 5 megapixels
Image resolution 2048 x 1536 2560 x 1920
Aperture f/2.4 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Video resolution 720p at 30 FPS 720p at 30 FPS


Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n) Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi features - Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 4.2 4
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP A2DP
USB type Micro USB Micro USB
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
NFC* No No
Infrared port No No
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Micro
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 4 4
5G support No No


Speakers Mono Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos No No


Category Budget Budget
Announced March 2020 April 2017
Release date April 2020 May 2017
Sensors - Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Proximity sensor
- Accelerometer
- Compass
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.


After analyzing all the data, we think that the Nokia C2 is definitely a better buy.

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