The Y7 Prime (2018) runs Android 8.0 with the same version of the in-house overlay named EMUI. For those familiar with the skin, it's very much the same between all Huaweis, and if you haven't - it's a feature-packed launcher that's pretty far removed from stock Android.
Huawei's magazine lock screen is present feeding you a different wallpaper every time, which you might be missing on a regular basis if you're using the fingerprint reader or face unlock. Both work really fast, and the latter requires you to have an eye open just in case. You can opt for a homescreen/app drawer interface, but the default has all apps on the homescreens.
Lockscreen • Enrolling a fingerprint • Registering a face • Homescreen • Notifications and quick toggles
Huawei is still sticking with proprietary software for general purpose apps like the gallery and music player, but there's no Huawei Health pre-installed on the Y7 (you can get it off the Play store). Phone Manager is the centralized hub where you can keep an eye on storage, notifications and battery usage, among other things. There's even a Game suite app, that filters unimportant notifications when you're gaming.
Gallery • Music player • Phone manager • Game suite
The Huawei Y7 Prime (2018) is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset - a rather classic solution for the lower end of the midrange spectrum. You might see it as a step back from the Snapdragon 435 of last year (430 vs. 435 is 5 less after all), but the differences are subtle and not really in the performance department.
It's not terribly powerful with a maximum clock rate of 1.4GHz, but at least there are eight of those cores, and not four. The Prime version of the Y7 that we have here has 3GB of RAM, just like the Pro, and unlike the vanilla Y7 (2018)'s 2 gigs. Here's how those specs translate into benchmark performance, compared to some potential rivals.