The Vivo V7, the Honor 7X And Xiaomi’s Mi Max 2 are three phones which make for a great comparison – they’re all excellent phones, to begin with, and they all fall in the same price segment and all three devices offer some serious punch for the price. And since they’re priced so close to each other, it can be difficult to make a choice. We decided to put all three in the ring and see who would be the last phone standing. Let’s go ahead and start by comparing prices.
Vivo V7 vs Honor 7X vs Mi Max 2: Price in India
The Vivo V7 was launched just a month ago, in November 2017, and is currently priced at approximately ?18,990. It is comparatively the more expensive of the three, as the Honor 7X (64GB) and the Mi Max 2 (64GB) are both priced at ?15,999. The Honor 7X has a 4GB 32GB variant priced at ?12,999 and the Mi Max 2’s 32GB version is priced at ?12,999 as well.
Vivo V7 vs Honor 7X vs Mi Max 2: Display
All three phones have excellent build quality and design, combining glass and metal aesthetically. The Mi Max 2 has the largest screen of the lot, sporting a 6.44-inch IPS LCD display which offers a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and a pixel density of 342ppi. But it’s the only phone that offers an aspect ratio of 16:9, because both the other phones offer a wide 18:9 aspect ratio. The Vivo V7 has a 5.7-inch bezel-less IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 and a density of 282ppi. Comparatively, the Honor 7X offers a 5.93-inch IPS LCD display which offers a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels at 407ppi. The Honor 7X won the display round quite easily.
Vivo V7 vs Honor 7X vs Mi Max 2: Performance
As mentioned earlier, the Honor 7X and the Mi Max 2 both have 32GB variants, but we decided to use the higher spec variants since they were closer in price to the Vivo V7. So the Vivo V7 comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage as compared to the 7X and the Max 2 which both offer 4GB and 64GB onboard memory.
Under the hood, the Vivo V7 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.4GHz octa-core chip, whereas the 7X runs on a Kirin 659 octa-core processor (with 4 cores at 2.36GHz and 4 cores at 1.7GHz). Comparatively, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 crunches numbers with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2GHz octa-core processor. All three phones support expandable memory up to 256GB, but only the Vivo V7 has a dedicated memory card slot. The other two use the second SIM slot as a hybrid port for microSD cards.
The three phones run on proprietary Android forks – the Vivo V7 comes with Funtouch 3.2, the Honor 7X comes with EMUI 5.1, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with MIUI 9.0, all of which are equivalents of Android Nougat, version 7.0. All three phones have rear-mounted fingerprint readers.
The Mi Max 2 has a mammoth battery as compared to the other two. It comes with a 5300mAh power source, as compared to the Honor 7X and the Vivo V7 which come with 3340mAh and 3000mAh batteries respectively.
Vivo V7 vs Honor 7X vs Mi Max 2: Camera
The Honor 7X is the only phone that delivers a rear dual-camera setup, among the three. It has a 16MP (f/2.2) + 2MP combo that lets you take bokeh effect pictures. The Vivo V7 has a 16MP f/2.0 rear shooter and the Mi Max 2 has a 12MP f/2.2 camera. With regards to video recording, the Vivo V7 and Honor 7X let you shoot full HD videos at 30fps, but the Mi Max 2 allows 4K video recording at 30fps and 720p video at 120fps.
On the front, the V7 goes for the kill with a 24MP selfie snapper, absolutely wiping out the Honor 7X and the Mi Max 2 which come with 8MP and 5MP front cameras, respectively.
Vivo V7 vs Honor 7X vs Mi Max 2: Verdict
All three phones have their own USPs and we really struggled to choose a winner. But we looked at factors like value for money and consistency in regular, real-life usage. We decided to give the top spot to the Mi Max 2, but it was an incredibly close race with the Honor 7X which has a better display and a better camera setup. So there you go, the Mi Max 2 won the comparison against the Vivo V7 and the Honor 7X. Let us know your opinion in the comments.