Chinese smartphone makers Oppo and Vivo have refreshed their 2018 flagship smartphone lineup in India with the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 smartphones respectively. Both the Oppo F7 and the Vivo V9 have a lot in common including a similar 19:9 aspect ratio bezel-less display with an iPhone X-like notch on the top. The two smartphones also come with selfie-focused cameras.

Among other things, the two phones run on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with their respective proprietary UI skins on top. If we consider the Oppo F7 price in India and specifications, it can easily be compared with the recently launched Vivo V9. Here, we are doing a comparison between the two mid-range devices in India.

Oppo F7 Vs Vivo V9 Specifications

Key Specifications Oppo F7 Vivo V9
Display 6.23-inch IPS LCD, 19:9 ratio 6.3-inch IPS LCD, 19:9 ratio
Screen Resolution FHD+, 1080 x 2280 pixels FHD+, 1080 x 2280 pixels
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Processor Octa-core Octa-core
Chipset MediaTek Helio P20 Snapdragon 626
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 GPU Adreno 506
RAM 4GB/6GB 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB 64GB
Expandable Storage Yes. Up to 256GB Yes. Up to 256GB
Primary Camera 16 MP, f/1.8 aperture, phase detection auto focus, LED flash 16 MP + 5 MP, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection auto focus, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 25 MP, f/2.0 24 MP, f/2.0
Video Recording 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps
Battery 3,400mAh 3,260mAh
4G VoLTE Yes Yes
Dimensions 156 x 75.3 x 7.8 mm 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm
Weight 158 g 150 g
Sim Card Type Dual SIM (Nano) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Price 4GB/64GB – Rs. 21,990

6GB/128GB – Rs. 26,999

4GB/64GB – Rs. 22,990

 

 

Physical Overview

Starting with the design first, Oppo has adopted the latest design trend in the market and features a bezel-less notch display. The Oppo F7 sports glass front and metallic back which is common for a mid-range device. The phone is sleek and lightweight which makes it easier to hold in one hand despite the big screen size.

The Vivo V9 too offers similar aesthetics in terms of design. The Vivo V9 also sports a metal and glass body, but the phone is not as shiny as Oppo’s back panel. However, the Vivo V9 also sports a similar design language at the front with a bezel-less notch display.

Display

The Oppo F7 features a 6.23-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 × 2280 pixels. The display comes with 19:9 aspect ratio, very thin bezels on each side and a notch on the top. The display of Oppo F7 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Vivo V9 comes with a similar 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) display. The display is similar to Oppo F7 as it also has a notch, minimum bezels and 19:9 aspect ratio. However, unlike Oppo F7, Vivo V9’s display does not have any protection.

Camera

Now, let’s compare the cameras, which have always been the highlight of Oppo and Vivo phones. The Oppo F7 comes with a 25MP selfie camera which uses a Sony 576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The Oppo F7 selfie camera comes with AI capabilities, Beauty 2.0, and facial recognition feature. The Oppo F7 16MP rear camera comes with AI Scene recognition as well.

Vivo V9On the other hand, Vivo V9 comes with a dual rear camera setup with a 16MP+5MP camera setup with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual LED flash. There is a 24MP front camera with features like AI beauty, f/2.0 aperture and Soft LED flash. The Vivo V9 front camera also offers portrait mode and AI capabilities as well.

Hardware and Storage

The Oppo F7 comes with a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor with Mali G72 MP3 GPU. The phone comes with two RAM options – 4GB and 6GB. It has 64GB and 128GB storage option which is also expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Next, the Vivo V9 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset with Adreno 560 GPU. The phone comes in only one memory variant – 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 256GB.

Software and Battery

When it comes to software, the Oppo F7 comes with the latest Android Oreo 8.1 with Oppo’s proprietary Color OS 5.0 on top. On the other hand, the Vivo V9 also runs the latest Android Oreo 8.1 with Funtouch OS 4.0 skinned on top.

Talking about the battery, the Oppo F7 comes with a 3,400mAh battery while the Vivo V9 is packed with a 3,260mAh battery.

Price and Launch Offers

The Oppo F7 price in India starts at Rs. 21,990 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant. There is also a special edition variant of the Oppo F7 in Diamond Black and Sunrise Red colors with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage.

The 6GB variant has been launched at a price of Rs. 26,990. Oppo F7 buyers will be entitled to a 5 percent cashback on purchases through ICICI credit cards. Customers can also get 120GB data, and up to Rs. 1,200 cashback from Reliance Jio as well.

On the other hand, the Vivo V9 price in India is Rs. 22,990 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. Customers can avail a cashback of Rs. 2,299 from Paytm by using promo code ‘VIVOV9’ and also 5 percent Amazon Pay balance if they purchase the device through Amazon.in. Vivo V9 buyers can also get BookMyShow movie vouchers from Amazon and Vivo E-store.

Conclusion

Coming to the conclusion of the comparison between two popular mid-rangers, both the phones have some common features. As we have mentioned above, the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 have the same Android version, a similar display and a selfie camera. In terms of hardware, the Vivo V9 has an upper hand over the Oppo F7. Overall, if you consider all these facts, the Vivo V9 looks like a better option in the mid-range segment.

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