Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Price in India, Specifications and Features Comparison

Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Build Quality

The Huawei Honor 9i and the Vivo V7 benefit from the bezel-less display, whereas, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) benefits from IP68 water and dust resistance. The build quality of all the three smartphones is excellent. So, it is hard to tell which one better than the other; each smartphone has its USP. If you are a person who uses the device recklessly then you should consider the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) or if you are a person who prefers compact and easy to use smartphone, then you should consider the Huawei Honor 9i and the Vivo V7.

Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Display

The Huawei Honor 9i and the Vivo V7 feature a bezel-less display, while the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) retains the bezels. Bezel-less display only helps in reducing the overall size of the device; it does not benefit in terms of viewing experience. In terms of viewing experience, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) provides the best sharpness, brightness, and colours as it has an AMOLED display and highest pixel density among the three smartphones. Also, the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is the only smartphone among the three to feature Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Therefore, it comes first in display performance. The Huawei Honor 9i is second in display performance as it lacks the AMOLED technology and Corning Gorilla Glass protection that the Galaxy A5 (2017) offers. The Vivo V7 comes last as it has the lowest sharpness among the three smartphones.

Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Camera

The Huawei Honor 9i performs the best in camera department; it focuses fast, and the images come out with relatively good details, sharpness, and colours. The Huawei Honor 9i also features a 2MP second primary camera, with which it can capture images with background blur. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is the worst among the three smartphones in the camera department, as it focuses slowly due to the lack of phase-detection autofocus, and the images contain a low amount of details and high amount of noise. The Vivo V7 lies between the Huawei Honor 9i and Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) as it isn’t as good as Honor 9i in terms of image quality and it isn’t as bad as the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in terms of focusing.

As for the front camera performance, the Huawei Honor 9i takes the crown as it has two cameras, with which it can capture images with background blur. The Vivo V7 takes the second position with its 24-megapixel high-resolution camera; it captures images with pretty good sharpness and tons of details. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) again ranks last as the images captured with the smartphone look very soft, thereby, losing out on details front.

Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Performance

The Vivo V7 has the most powerful processor, as well as the most optimised software among the three smartphones. Therefore, it has the best performance among the three. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has the worst performance, as the UI lags a lot during multitasking and while performing usual tasks. The Huawei Honor 9i performs well in multitasking; it even has a very smooth, lag-free UI. However, the Honor 9i lacks behind in gaming due to the weak GPU. Therefore, it ranks second in the performance department.

Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Battery & Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) wins in the battery backup department as it not only lasts the longest among the three smartphones but also comes with fast charging technology. The Huawei Honor 9i and the Vivo V7 have similar battery backup, as one benefits from large battery capacity but looses that power due to a large display, and the other has a smaller battery but benefits from low-resolution power-efficient display.

All the three smartphones come with similar connectivity options, but the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) takes the lead with faster Wi-Fi ac, and technologically advanced USB Type-C port.

Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Conclusion

According to us, the Huawei Honor 9i is the best device overall, as it has a good camera performance, higher internal storage, great design, and feature-packed UI. However, if you want to own a device that has a high-quality display, longer battery backup, and rugged body then you should consider the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017). The Vivo V7 ranks last, as it triumphs only in the performance criteria.

Honor 9i vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Vivo V7: Specifications & Price

Huawei Honor 9i Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Vivo V7
Display 5.9-inch, Full HD+, IPS LCD 5.2-inch, Full HD, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 5.7-inch, HD+, IPS LCD
Primary Camera Dual camera (16MP + 2MP), phase-detection autofocus, LED flash,

Full HD video recording

16MP, contrast-detection autofocus, LED flash

Full HD video recording

16MP, phase-detection autofocus, LED flash

Full HD video recording

Secondary Camera Dual camera (13MP + 2MP), fixed focus

Full HD video recording

16MP

Full HD video recording

24MP

Full HD video recording

Processor/GPU Octa-core Kirin 659

Mali-T830MP2

Octa-core Exynos 7880

Mali-T830MP3

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

Adreno 506

RAM 4GB 3GB 4GB
Storage 64GB, microSD card slot 32GB, microSD card slot 32GB, microSD card slot
Battery 3340mAh 3000mAh 3000mAh
Connectivity Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 with aptX, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0 port Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0 port
Price Rs. 17,999 Rs. 17,990 Rs. 17,990

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