iPhone 5s vs. Vivo V7 Plus vs. iPhone SE: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared


Today we are comparing two most affordable iPhones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone SE with the newly launched Vivo V7 Plus. All the three smartphones in the comparison are priced around Rs. 20,000.

iPhone 5s vs. Vivo V7 Plus vs. iPhone SE: Display

The Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone SE come with the same display specifications; they have a relatively small 4-inch IPS LCD unit with 1136 x 640 pixels resolution. On the other hand, the Vivo V7 Plus has a large 5.99-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution and bezel-less design. Even though the two iPhones have a sharper display than the Vivo V7 Plus, we would still prefer the V7 Plus as the larger display is more enjoyable and more practical.

iPhone 5s vs. Vivo V7 Plus vs. iPhone SE: Camera

The Apple iPhone 5s has the most basic camera hardware among the three smartphones; it comes with an 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The iPhone 5s was the leader in smartphone photography when it launched, but right now, it lacks behind the other two smartphones.

The Apple iPhone SE comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The primary camera outperforms the other two devices with its excellent daylight and lowlight image quality. However, the low-resolution front-facing camera lets it down. In the current generation, having a good front-facing camera is as important as having a good primary camera. Hence, when we take both the cameras into consideration, the iPhone SE isn’t any better than the Vivo V7 Plus.

The Vivo V7 Plus features a whopping 24-megapixel front-facing camera equipped with an LED flash, which puts way above the other two smartphones. The primary camera is a 16-megapixel sensor with phase-detection autofocus and an LED flash. Even though the primary camera performance isn’t as good as that of the iPhone SE, the Vivo V7 Plus makes up for that with its excellent front-facing camera.

iPhone 5s vs. Vivo V7 Plus vs. iPhone SE: Performance

The Apple iPhone 5s has a dual-core Apple A7 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM. Although the processor isn’t as powerful as that in the iPhone SE or the Vivo V7 Plus, the device still performs smoothly, thanks to the optimised iOS 11.2 OS.

The Apple iPhone SE features the most powerful processor among the three smartphones, the Apple A9. The SoC is paired with 2GB of RAM, and the device ships with iOS 11.2 OS. The device has the fastest and the smoothest performance in the comparison, courtesy of the powerful processor and the well-optimised OS.

The Vivo V7 Plus uses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is mated to 4GB of RAM. The device comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, and it packs tons of features like dual-apps, application locker, themes, and split-screen multitasking. Though the device doesn’t performs as smooth as the iPhone SE, it gets the job done without any lags.

iPhone 5s vs. Vivo V7 Plus vs. iPhone SE: Battery

The Vivo V7 Plus is a clear winner in terms of battery backup, thanks to its large 3225mAh battery. The iPhone SE comes second in the battery backup as it packs larger battery and more efficient hardware than the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5s gets the last position in the battery backup due to its smaller battery.

iPhone 5s vs. Vivo V7 Plus vs. Apple SE: Verdict

The Vivo V7 Plus has a larger, more practical display than the iPhone 5s and the iPhone SE. The Vivo V7 Plus also has an overall better camera performance than the other two smartphones. Lastly, it triumphs in the battery backup comparison, making it the winner of this comparison test. The Apple iPhone SE ranks second in the comparison as it leads in the performance department, and it is better than the iPhone 5s in every criteria, which leaves the iPhone 5s with the last position.