If you are in India and haven’t seen a single Oppo or Vivo banner, then either you are in a forest or you have to get an appointment with your doctor for your eyes checkup. Because, these smartphone brands have been all around the country, be it a bus, lavatory, shops, metro, train, or even the back seat of a domestic flight. So, both companies have their own player in the premium mid-tier segment with state of the art design and premium build quality. Here is the detailed comparison between the Oppo F5 and Vivo V7+.
Though these are not the best smartphones at the price point that they retail for. But, these smartphones does pack some serious tech specifications. Lets compared them with one another to find the perfect and heavily endorsed smartphones in India. This is the battle between the selfie-centric premium mid-tier smartphones.
Price: To begin with the pricing, the Oppo F5 is priced at ₹19,990 for the 4 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard flash storage, whereas the 6 GB RAM and 64 GB model retails for ₹24,990 via online and offline retail stores. The Vivo V7+ is priced at ₹21,990 for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage. If we look at the 4 GB model of Oppo F5 and the Vivo V7+ are similarly priced, which makes a great value for the money.
Design: Both models offer full metal unibody design. The Oppo F5 is available in Black, Gold, and Red colour option, whereas the Vivo V7+ is available for Champagne Gold and Matt Black. As a matter of fact, from the back side, both models look the same from a distance. But the details like the oval-shaped fingerprint scanner makes it differentiate from the competition. If you are into metal unibody design, then you will appreciate both models as they have their own signature design aspects. So, in terms of design its very difficult to choose the perfect winner between the two.
Display: The Vivo V7+ offers a 5.99-inch HD+ 720 x 1440 pixels resolution screen, giving 269 pixels per inch, which is less than the optimal 326 pixels per inch standards. So, Vivo V7+ will not offer the best smartphone display experience at the price tag. However, Oppo has upgraded their game with an improved FHD+ IPS LCD screen with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution which offers up to 402 pixels per inch. So, be it a normal usage or if you are into the VR content, then Oppo will give the overall improved user experience in one shot. So, out pick in terms of the display is the Oppo F5 (without any doubt).
Processor: The Oppo F5 is powered by MediaTek Helio P23 Octa-core SoC, which is an energy efficient processor, which is equivalent to the Qualcomm 600 series chipsets. On the other hand, the Vivo V7+ is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core SoC based on 14 nm FinFET architecture. So, basically, this is a lower powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. If you are into gaming and GPU intensive stuff, then Qualcomm is likely to offer good performance (due to optimisation). However, both the processors are equally powerful but, the Snapdragon 450 is energy efficient, which can last longer than Helio P23. So, with respect to performance, both smartphones are expected to perform at the same level, but for the better battery life fo for the Vivo V7+.
RAM and storage: Multitasking is one thing, where the smartphone requires high-speed storage and RAM. The Oppo F5 is equipped with a 32 GB onboard storage with 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM with a dedicated micro SD card slot (up to 256 GB). The Vivo V7+ offers 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB onboard storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot. Considering the ₹2,000 extra price tag, one can go an 128 GB SD card. So, both devices are on par with the one another in terms of storage and RAM.
Camera: The USP (unique selling point) of these smartphones is the camera, that to the selfie camera. The Vivo V7+ 0ffers a massive 24 MP front-facing selfie camera with F/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording capability, and the device offers a 16 MP main camera with F/2.0 aperture with 1080p video recording capability, which is like any of the mid-tier smartphones. However, the Oppo F5 has hit us with a twist, along with the 20 MP selfie camera, the device now offers a 16 MP main camera with large F/1.8 aperture, which should help the low light photography. The only down part of these smartphones is the fact that, non of these has 4K video recording capability. So, other than the numbers war, we will go with the 16 MP main camera on the Oppo F5.
Connectivity: This is even in line with the most of the smartphones. The Oppo F5 and Vivo V7+ offer dual SIM card slots with 4G LTE and VoLte support on both the slots with support for Jio SIM card. Even with respect to WiFi connectivity, the Oppo F5 offers faster WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with support for 2.4 and 5.0 GHz WiFi with Bluetooth 4.2. The Vivo V7+ offers a WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with support for dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2. So, you are getting faster WiFi norms with the Oppo F5, and this might be the one reason to stick with the Oppo.
Operating system: This is the one aspect that we think that both the models are out of the lane. The Vivo V7+ is powered by Android Nougat 7.1 with Funtouch OS 3.2 and the Oppo F5 is powered by Color OS 3.2, so, literally, this third-party user interfaces are always buggy and might not receive future Android updates. So, don’t be surprised, if you don’t receive any security or major Android update. If you irritate to install the software updates, then this is these are the devices that one can consider.
Battery: Even the battery on these smartphones have similar capacity. The Oppo offers a 3200 mAh Li-ion battery, whereas the Vivo V7+ offers a 3225 mAh battery. Both batteries are sealed and non-user accessible. So, one can expect a day of battery life from a single charge. As both models have micro USB port with normal charging capability, they should take around 2 hours to charge completely from 0 to 100 percent.
Conclusion: At these price tag, you don’t have much of a choice. These are some of the few smartphones with the newer display norms and full metal body environment. So, the clear winner here is the Oppo F5, which takes lead on the camera, display and the connectivity. The only reason to go with the Vivo is the Ranvir Singh.