Even as we hear about upcoming smartphone launches, it’s always a good idea to take a look at excellent phones that have launched earlier but still offer great value. For example, we have the Redmi 5 Plus which should see an India launch soon, but how would the phone fare against phones like the Vivo Y69 and the Oppo F1s (which was launched almost one and a half years ago)? Let’s take a look at each of these phones and see which one is the best, among the three. We begin by sharing pricing details for the Vivo Y69, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and the Oppo F1s.
Redmi 5 Plus vs Vivo Y69 vs Oppo F1s: Price in India
The Vivo Y69 was launched in August 2017 and is currently priced at ?12,900. The Redmi 5 Plus is yet to get any kind of announcement from Xiaomi, but we expect the smartphone to make an appearance pretty soon. The expected price for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is approximately ?12,999. Lastly, we have the Oppo F1s which was launched in August 2016 and is now available for ?15,990.
Redmi 5 Plus vs Vivo Y69 vs Oppo F1s: Display
The Vivo Y69 offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels on its 5.5-inch screen and has a pixel density of 267ppi. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus will sport a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2160 and a pixel density of 403ppi. The Oppo F1s comes with a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280) screen with a pixel density of 267ppi. The display of the Redmi 5 Plus has an aspect ratio of 18:9 as compared to the other two phones, which offer 16:9. The Vivo Y69’s display is the only one that does not feature any Gorilla Glass protection.
Redmi 5 Plus vs Vivo Y69 vs Oppo F1s: Performance & Battery Life
The Vivo Y69 is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core 1.5GHz processor, as compared to the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus which is rumoured to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz chip. The Oppo F1s is equipped with a MediaTek MTK6750 SoC, just like the Vivo Y69.
The Vivo Y69 and Redmi 5 Plus both offer 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, whereas the Oppo F1s comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The three phones support expandable memory, but the Redmi 5 Plus offers a hybrid (SIM or memory card) slot whereas the other two have dedicated slots for your microSD card.
The Vivo Y69 and Redmi 5 Plus come with Android Nougat (version 7.0), but we’re fairly certain the Redmi 5 Plus will get an upgrade to Oreo. Comparatively, the Oppo F1s comes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
The Y69 has a 3000mAh cell, as compared to the Redmi 5 Plus which has a monstrous 4000mAh cell. The Oppo F1s comes with a 3075mAh battery, in comparison.
Redmi 5 Plus vs Vivo Y69 vs Oppo F1s: Camera
The Vivo Y69 and the Oppo F1s both come with a 13MP f/2.2 camera on the rear whereas the Redmi 5 Plus will sport a 12MP f/2.2 camera on the back. The Vivo phone does not offer phase detection autofocus (which helps with rapidly focusing on the subject) like the Redmi 5 Plus and Oppo F1s. The Xiaomi phone can record quad HD (2160p) videos at 30fps whereas the Oppo and Vivo phones can only manage full HD (1080p) video recording.
Just like the primary camera specs, the Oppo F1s and Vivo Y69 also share front camera specs — they both have 16MP f/2.0 front shooters. Comparatively, the Redmi 5 Plus has a 5MP selfie camera.
Redmi 5 Plus vs Vivo Y69 vs Oppo F1s: Verdict
Of the three, the Redmi 5 Plus is the best deal. The phone trumps the other two in terms of display, battery, and processor specifications. So our recommendation is that you wait for the official launch so that you can get yourself a Redmi 5 Plus.