Within the first quarter of 2018, we’ve seen the launch of three new smartphones that fall under the bracket of budget friendly meets good specs. However, which of these phones is the best? Let’s compare the Vivo V9, Oppo F7, and Redmi Note 5 Pro to see:
Vivo V9 and Oppo F7 both come with the notch display, which means the screen space is bound to be larger than the average phone. The Vivo V9 has a 6.30 inch screen with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. The Oppo F7 comes with the same resolution but has a mildly smaller screen size – 6.23 inches. The Redmi Note 5 Pro falls a bit short in this regard. It has a regular non-notch display and a screen size of 5.99 inches. The resolution is also slightly lesser than the previously mentioned phones – 1080×2160 pixels.
All three phones offer the same storage and RAM specifications. The built in storage is 64 GB and the RAM is 4 GB. However, they do differ when it comes to the processor. The Vivo V9 has a 2.2 GHz Octa core processor, the Oppo F7 has a 2 MHz Octa core processor, while the Redmi Note 5 pro has a 1.8 GHz Octa Core processor. The Oppo F7 is definitely better than the Vivo V9 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in this aspect. We can rank the Oppo F7 first, followed by the Vivo V9, and then Redmi Note 5 Pro.
In a world increasingly focussed on documenting literally everything, the camera on your phone has begun to have more weightage than anything else. The Vivo V9 has 2 dual cameras and one front camera – a 5 MP depth sensor and 16 MP primary sensor, and a 24 MP front camera for the selfie fanatics. The 5 MP can be used to calculate the depth in portrait mode. The Oppo F7 offers a 16 MP primary and 25 MP front camera. In terms of the vibrancy of the colors, the Oppo F7 has a better performance. Both the cameras use HDR mode automatically, but the Oppo F7 camera has crisper images while the Vivo V9 looks a bit dull. Since it has an f/1.8 aperture, it captures better images in low light as well. The Vivo V9 camera stands out only for the bokeh and depth mode, which, when compared to the overall performance of the F7, feels a bit gimmicky.
The Oppo F7 also captures better selfies has the shots are more vivid. However, when it comes to video recording, it maxes out at 1080p. Vivo V9, on the other hand, goes up to 4k. If you’re planning to shoot videos, however, you will need a tripod or a surgeon’s hands as the image stabilization on the cameras is not good enough. The Vivo V9 offers better color accuracy while the Oppo F7 creates brighter videos.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, has a 12 MP primary and 20 MP front camera and trails behind its competition. Like the Vivo V9 and Oppo F7, the cameras contain beautification mode. They can also figure out your gender and age when pointed at your face. In terms of the camera, we can rank the Oppo F7 first, followed by the Vivo V9, and then Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a whopping 4000 mAh battery capacity while the Oppo F7 has a 3400 mAh battery capacity. The Vivo V9 only has a 3260 mAh battery capacity, which may not be as good for people who use their phones a lot.
Both, Vivo V9 and Oppo F7 come with Android 8.1 while the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Android 7.1.1, which is an older version. Additionally, the Vivo V9 comes with its FunTouch OS which resembles iOS quite a bit. The Oppo F7 also has its own OS called the ColorOS and when compared to Vivo’s FunTouch, it’s a bit outdated looking. You also have to swipe your notifications away twice. You can also use swipe gestures in the Vivo V9 and Oppo F7 if you want that IPhone X feeling.
The Vivo V9 is priced at approximately Rs 22,990. The Oppo F7 is priced at approximately Rs 21,990. Although in most cases is offers better specs than the Vivo V9, it is surprisingly cheaper. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at approximately 14,999. Considering this, it is the ideal phone for price conscious buyers who want a good phone.
For buyers willing to spend on a mid-range phone, the winner is fairly obvious. It’s the Oppo F7. However, the Redmi Note 5 Pro offers amazing specs if you consider its price range. For a phone that is priced almost 5k lesser than the other two, it still manages to stay in the competition and emerges as a candidate that is definitely worth considering.
The Vivo V9, on the other hand, is a bit of a disappointment considering that it’s the highest priced. It’s beaten by the Oppo F7 in almost every spec. Which makes sense as its entire marketing is currently revolving around the depth sensor in the camera – the only thing it has to offer than the F7 doesn’t have.