Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7 vs Moto Z3 Play: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared

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Chinese smartphone makers Oppo and Vivo last week launched their newest offerings for India in the form of two mid-range handsets. While Oppo introduced the Oppo F7 on March 26, Vivo officially launched the Vivo V9 on March 23. Both these smartphones are priced under the Rs.30,000 mark in India and fall under the mid-range segment. Another smartphone, a rather brand new one that we have been hearing about over the course of last week is the rumoured Moto Z3 Play from – well, Lenovo-owned Motorola. In this article, we will do a comparative analysis of these three handsets and if possible, choose a winner based on pure specs. Do not, however, that we do not have the complete confirmed specifications of the Moto Z3 Play. Whatever information we have about that handset is based on leaked images and related information. Motorola is yet to officially announce the Z3 Play.

Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7 vs Moto Z3 Play: Design, Display

Both the Oppo F7 and the Vivo V9 being made by the same parent company feature similar underpinnings and design language. The design highlight of both the devices, however, has to be the displays that get an iPhone X-like notch at the top. While the Oppo F7 gets a 6.23-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels, the Vivo V9 gets a slightly larger 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with the same resolution. Both the displays, as you might have guessed, are in the 18:9 aspect ratio and boast of a PPI density score of over 400 PPI. The Oppo F7 gets a Gorilla Glass 5 layer for scratch resistance and durability. Both the smartphones get an aluminium body.

The Moto Z3 Play is likely to feature an aluminium, body with toughened glass at the front. The handset is likely to feature a 6-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The display will be in the 18:9 aspect ratio with a PPI density score of 402. The handset is also likely to get a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch resistance and durability.

Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7 vs Moto Z3 Play: Hardware, Specifications

The Oppo F7 is powered by the Mediatek Helio P60 SoC that also houses the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. It also integrates an octa core processor. The phone will be sold in two versions in India; a base 4GB RAM + 64GB version and a higher priced 6GB RAM + 128GB variant.  The Oppo F7 ships with a 3400 mAh battery. As for the camera, the Oppo F7 gets a single 25-megapixel front facing camera mated to a 16-megapixel primary camera at the rear.

The Vivo V9 finds itself powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC that houses an octa-core processor and an Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The V9 gets 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for additional memory. The camera setup on the V9 consists of a dual camera setup at the rear and a single 24-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera consists of a primary 16-megapixel unit and a secondary 5-megapixel shooter. The Vivo V9 also gets a 3260 mAh battery.

The Moto Z3 Play is likely to be powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC. We still do not know the exact chip that the smartphone would get. The Z3 Play is likely to be offered in two versions – a base 4GB RAM + 32GB version and a more expensive 6GB RAM + 64GB version. Both the versions should get a microSD card slot for adding more memory. The camera setup on the handset is likely to be a dual 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel primary camera at the rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7 vs Moto Z3 Play: OS Updates, Software

All the three handsets in this comparison being new handsets run Android 8 Oreo, currently the newest stable version of Android. Both Oppo and Vivo use their own custom UI atop an Android core. While Oppo’s custom UI is called ColorOS, Vivo calls its UI the FunTouch OS. The Moto Z3 Play in typical Motorola fashion will ship with a near stock version of Android 8 Oreo.

Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7 vs Moto Z3 Play: Price in India, conclusion

Here are the current prices of the Vivo V9 and the Oppo F7  in India

Vivo V9 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs.22,990

Oppo F7 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs. 21,990

Oppo F7 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: Rs. 26,990

The price of the Moto Z3 Play is yet to be announced.