The mid-range smartphones have been occupying a better chunk of smartphone market lately. The last two years have given a major push to such smartphones that pack flagship level specs but at an affordable price tag. The under 30k or 40k price segment has especially been seeing a lot of new entries. Some of the recent launches in this segment include iPhone X look-alikes – the Vivo V9 and Oppo F7. Our today’s comparison includes the Vivo V9, Vivo V9 Youth, and the Oppo F7. Let’s take a look at what each of these smartphones offer.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Oppo F7: Price in India
The Vivo V9 debuted in India carrying a price tag of Rs.22,990 while its toned-down variant, the Vivo V9 Youth was launched at Rs. 18,990. The Vivo V9 Youth will go on sale via major e-commerce portals in India on April 24. On the other hand, the Oppo F7’s price in India starts at Rs.21,990 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version and Rs. 26,990 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Oppo F7: Display
Starting with the display specs of the three smartphones, the Vivo V9 comes with an iPhone X-like notch design. It features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with a full HD+ resolution of 1080×2280 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The Vivo V9 Youth, which is a toned down version of the Vivo V9, also comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD Full View 2.0 display bearing 1080×2280 pixels Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Interestingly, the Oppo F7 also comes with the same specs, i.e., a 6.3-inch display with full-HD+ 1080×2280 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio.
All the three smartphones have the same display so we can’t decide the winner in this segment.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Oppo F7: Performance
Concerning performance, the Vivo V9 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. It is backed by a 3260mAh battery and the storage on the device can be further expanded up to 256GB via MicroSD card. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0.
The Vivo V9 Youth, on the contrary, is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage. The storage on the phone can be further increased up to 256GB via microSD card. There is a 3260 mAh battery. On the software front, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0.
Similarly, the Oppo F7 has settles for the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC with Mali G72 MP3 GPU, 4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB storage. The storage on the Oppo F7 can also be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card, just like the other two phones. A 3400mAh battery backs the device while on the software front, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS on top.
The Vivo V9 surfaces as the winner in this segment with a comparatively faster SoC, the Oppo F7 looses out because of MediaTek chipset that is not known for good performance.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Oppo F7: Camera
The camera segment on the Vivo V9 is handled by 16MP+5MP a dual camera at the rear while at the front, the phone boasts a 24MP selfie snapper with soft LED flash. It’s undertoned variant, the Vivo V9 Youth sports 16MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear and a 16MP camera on the front for selfies with soft LED flash. The Oppo F7 packs 16MP rear camera and a 25MP for selfies.
Yet again, the Vivo V9 takes the cake in this segment with its better specs for both the rear and front cameras. The Oppo F7 fails to get the top position because it lacks dual camera setup.
Vivo V9 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Oppo F7: Verdict
Well, the verdict is pretty clear here. The Vivo V9 is any day a wiser choice as it offers better specs than the Oppo F7, at the similar pricing. Its lighter variant, the Vivo V9 Youth also makes for a good buy for the buyers who have a budget less than 20k.