The 10.or G, the Gionee A1 and the Vivo Y66 are three smartphones that fall under a similar price range and offer the same stand out feature – a camera combination of a 13-megapixels rear camera and an impressive 16-megapixels front-facing camera for amazing selfies. The Vivo Y66 has gone down in price from Rs. 14,990 to the lowest offering at Rs. 11,420. This makes it comparable to the Amazon exclusive 10.or G that is available for Rs. 11,999. This price is for the 4GB variant, while the phone can be bought for Rs. 10,999 if you want the 3GB model. The Gionee A1 is also priced comparably at Rs. 12,199.
You might be wondering what are the differences in these phones then. Which device is better suited to your specific needs and worth the investment if you wanted to buy one for yourself? We have laid out a detailed comparison of the smartphones to make the choice easier for you.
10.or G vs Gionee A1 vs Vivo Y66: Display
The Gionee A11 and the 10.or G have a 5.5-inch full-HD 1080×1920 IPS LCD panel. The Vivo Y66 also has a 5.5-inch, 2.5D curved glass display, but with a pixel resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Because of this, the first two phones offer pretty much the exact same viewing experience with a pixel density of 401-ppi. The Vivo Y66 pales in comparison with its lower resolution display which has a 267-ppi pixel density.
10.or G vs Gionee A1 vs Vivo Y66: Performance and features
The 10.or G runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU along with 3GB/4GB of RAM. On the other hand, we have the Gionee A1 that is powered by the older 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Then we finally have the Vivo Y66 that comes with a 1.5Ghz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM, making it the least powerful out of the three. Both the 3GB and 4GB variants of the 10.or G offer better raw power, even if it just marginal compared to the Gionee A1.
As far as few additional features go, the Gionee A1 offers quick charging capabilities. This is not found on the other two phones. On the other hand, the Vivo Y66 does not come with a fingerprint scanner, which can be a deal breaker for many potential buyers.
10.or G vs Gionee A1 vs Vivo Y66: Battery
Continuing the same trend that we have seen until now, the Vivo Y66 offers the least battery life. It packs a 3,000mAh battery. It will offer a decent life but it is still less compared to the 4,000mAh battery of the 10.or G and the 4,010mAh battery of the Gionee A1. Even though the Vivo Y66 has a lower resolution display that would theoretically draw less power, the drastically low battery capacity means that this phone cannot last as long as the other two under regular use.
10.or G vs Gionee A1 vs Vivo Y66: Camera
Coming to the most anticipated aspect, we shall now take a look at the cameras of these smartphones. First, we have the 10.or G that has dual 13-megapixel rear (RGB + Monochrome) cameras with f/2.0 aperture. Compared to this, the other phones just offer regular 13-megapixel shooters, with a f/2.0 aperture on the Gionee A1 and a f/2.2 aperture on the Vivo Y66. The image quality of The Y66 is the least impressive as it tends to overexpose shots. The Gionee A1 has decent quality with plenty of modes to choose from including night, professional, time-lapse, slow-motion, smart scene, and GIF. However, the 10.or G takes the lead with its dual camera setup as they offer improved low-light performance and an almost instantaneous image processing even with HDR.
The front-facing cameras on the three phones are the exact same on paper, with a 16-megapixel shooter, a f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. All three devices offer their own variant of a beauty mode. The 10.or G selfie camera captures even the minute facial details. Comparatively, the Vivo Y66’s selfie camera images lack detail but are good enough for posting on social media. The images taken from the Gionee A1 have great detail and vibrancy, and the camera offers a vast array of filters to choose from.
10.or G vs Gionee A1 vs Vivo Y66: Verdict
After taking into consideration all that we have seen here, it is evident that the Vivo Y66 is not a very good choice compared to the other two. It lacks in quite a few places with an underwhelming camera performance, unimpressive battery life and missing fingerprint scanner. The Gionee A1 and the 10.or G are both great phones that offer very similar performance. With that said, the 10.or G has a better camera for low light situations and is faster because of the Snapdragon 626 it has under the hood. It even offers an almost stock Android experience, which makes it our choice out of the three smartphones.