Oppo and Vivo go hand in hand in the Indian mobile industry. Talk of one and the other one has to be on the scene. Every flagship smartphone in Vivo finds a direct competitor in the Oppo’s portfolio.
Vivo launched its latest flagship, the V9 last week with some impressive set of features. Oppo followed the suit and announced the F7, which not only falls in the same price bracket but features a lot of similarities in terms of design and specifications.
Both, the Vivo V9 and Oppo F7 are excellent options if you are looking to buy a power-packed smartphone within a budget of Rs. 25,000. The Vivo V9 was launched with a price tag of Rs. 22,990 for the 64GB variant, whereas, the Oppo F7 has been launched with a price tag of Rs. 21,999 for the base model (64GB) and Rs. 26,999 for the top-model (128GB). Here’s a brief comparison of both the devices to help you out with choosing the best one.
Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: Feature comparison
Design and Display
The Vivo V9 features a 6.3-inch elongated display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. It is a full view display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, which is completely bezel-less except a notch that sits at the top. So if you were fantasized by the iPhone X design, you can now pocket the same for less than half of the price. A fingerprint scanner is present just below the rear camera module.
The Oppo F7 comes with a slightly smaller 6.23-inch touchscreen with the same features and resolution as the V9. You get the same Full-HD+ resolution with the same bezel-less screen and the same notch.
Both the smartphones get Corning Gorilla Glass protection for the display.
As for the configuration, the Vivo V9 is equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 626 SoC, which clocks at a speed of 2.2GHz. The Oppo F7, on the other hand, gets 2GHz octa-core Helio P60 chipset, which is also a great performer, but lacks a bit when it comes to processing a heavy amount of graphics.
The 64GB variants of both the smartphone get 4GB RAM. In addition, the Oppo F7 comes with a 128GB variant that packs 6GB RAM under the hood.
Both the brands have marketed themselves as the camera phone makers, hence expecting some seriously powerful lenses on the flagship models is evident.
The Vivo V9 is armed with a dual primary camera setup (16MP + 5MP) with CMOS image sensor, phase-detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. Besides a great performance while photography and videography, the smartphone also lets you record 4k videos at 30 fps. A 24MP camera sits at the front for the selfie lover inside you.
The Oppo F7 is armed with a 16MP primary camera with CMOS image sensor and phase-detection autofocus. There’s no dual camera setup but you get crisp images. Moreover, it does not support 4k video recording. For selfies, it raises the bar further with a 25MP shooter at the front.
Battery and storage
The V9 gets a 3,260mAh Li-ion battery, which might not stand a full day if you are a heavy user. The Oppo F7 does no better in this department with a 3,400mAh Li-ion battery.
As far as the storage is concerned, both the smartphones come with 64GB inbuilt storage space. Moreover, a 128GB variant of the Vivo V9 is also available.
The HDFC or Axis Bank’s debit or credit card holder can get a 5% cashback while purchasing the Vivo V9. The manufacturer also provides a free one-time screen replacement.
Oppo is also offering a 5% cashback, but you need to have an ICICI credit or debit card. The free one-time screen replacement remains on offer here as well. Moreover, Jio will provide 120GB of free data along with vouchers of worth Rs. 1,200 to the Oppo F7 buyers.
Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: A close call
It’s a close call between the Vivo V9 and the F7 as both of them have a number of similar features. However, the V9 has better camera features and the dual-primary lenses are also capable of recording 4k videos. Though the base model (64GB variant) of the F7 is a little bit cheaper, I will advise you to go for the Vivo V9 for better features.