If you have been planning to buy a new mid-range smartphone this year, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo have got options for you. Oppo recently unveiled the Oppo A3s, which is aimed at budget-conscious buyers. But Oppo is not a lone fighter in this segment, Xiaomi and Vivo also have got notable smartphones in the budget category. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 and Vivo’s Y71i are two valid contenders. Let’s compare the Oppo A3s, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, and the Vivo Y71i to assess the best in three.
Oppo A3s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Vivo Y71i: Price in India
The Oppo A3s price in India is Rs. 10,990 while the Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model. The Vivo Y71i is priced at Rs.8990.
Oppo A3s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Vivo Y71i: Display
The Oppo A3s comes with a 6.2-inch ‘Super Full Screen’ notched display bearing HD+ 720×1520 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Whereas, the Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99-inch full HD display at 1080×2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Vivo Y71i has a 6-inch FullView HD+ display at 1440 x 720 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
In this segment, all the phones have decent screen resolutions, but if you are looking for a large screen device, then the Oppo A3s would make for a better pick.
Oppo A3s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Vivo Y71i: Performance
Performance-wise, the Oppo A3s is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. On the software front, the phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1. A 4230mAh battery completes the package.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB storage, depending on the variant. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery with 5V/2A fast charging. It runs Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box, which is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5.
The Vivo Y71i is powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch 4.0 OS and is backed by a 3360mAh battery.
It is quite clear that the Redmi Note 5 takes the crown in this comparison with its powerful chipset, storage, and RAM capacity.
Oppo A3s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Vivo Y71i: Camera
Concerning optics, the Oppo A3s sports 13MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear with an LED flash. It has an 8MP selfie camera at the front with AI Beauty Technology 2.0. On the contrary, the Redmi Note 5 features a 12MP rear camera with f/2,2 aperture, a 1.25-micron pixel size, PDAF, EIS, and an LED flash. It has a 5MP selfie snapper with LED selfie-light and Beautify 3.0 beautification. The Vivo Y71i comes with an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter with AI Beauty.
In this segment, the Oppo A3s wins with its dual camera setup. The Redmi Note 5 takes the second spot with a 13MP rear camera.
Oppo A3s vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Vivo Y71i: Verdict
Overall, the Redmi Note 5 emerges as the winner with its powerful chipset, RAM, storage, and other specifications. Besides, the standard variant of the Redmi Note 5 is priced correctly for the budget segment. If you have been waiting for an excellent smartphone in the under 10k segment then the Redmi Note 5 should be your primary choice.