Oppo F9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A7 vs Vivo X23: Price in India, Features, Specifications Compared

We are comparing the three upper mid-range smartphones based on their specifications, features, and price in India


Picking up a high-end smartphone is relatively easier compared to selecting an higher mid-range smartphone out of a market strewn with mid-range options. Oppo F9 Pro is one of the best upper mid-range smartphones and it’s pitted all the new arrivals in its price segment. Here we are comparing the popular Oppo smartphone to the recently launched Galaxy A7 and the yet to be launched in India, Vivo X23.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Galaxy A7 Vs Vivo X23: Price in India

The Oppo F9 Pro comes in a single memory configuration and is available at Rs. 21,349 at Amazon India. The Samsung Galaxy A7 with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage sells for Rs. 23,990, while the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant costs Rs. 28,990. The Vivo X23, on the other hand, is going to be the most expensive among the three smartphones with an expected price ticket Rs. 39,990.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Galaxy A7 Vs Vivo X23: Build, Display

Both the Oppo F9 Pro and the Vivo X23 feature a waterdrop notch at the top that allows the devices to gain an impressive screen-to-body-ratio. The Oppo F9 Pro features a large 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with a 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution while the Vivo X23 features an even larger 6.41-inch AMOLED panel with a 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. The Galaxy A7 also sports a Super AMOLED Infinity type panel bearing a relatively smaller 6-inch with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 2220×1080 pixels.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Galaxy A7 Vs Vivo X23: Hardware, Performance

Under the hood, the OPPO F9 Pro is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy A7 packs an Exynos 7885 octa-core processor underneath, that is clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and paired with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB onboard storage.

The Vivo X23, on the other hand, packs an even more powerful set of hardware. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 670, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, which cannot be expanded further.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Galaxy A7 Vs Vivo X23: Camera

In the imaging department, the Oppo F9 Pro features a 16MP+2MP dual-camera set up at the back. The front of the device houses a 25MP snapper for selfies and video calling. In comparison, the Galaxy A7 features an impressive triple-camera set up comprising a 24MP main sensor, 5MP Live Focus sensor, and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. On the front, there is a powerful a 24MP sensor for selfies.

As for the Vivo X23, there is a decent rear-camera set up featuring a 12MP+13MP combination at the rear and a 12MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Galaxy A7 Vs Vivo X23: Battery, OS

The Oppo F9 Pro is backed by a 3500mAh battery that comes with VOOC fast-charging support, while the Vivo X23 features a 3400mAh unit that also supports fast-charging that can go up to 22.5 watts. The Samsung Galaxy A7, on the other hand, features a smaller 3300mAh battery and it also supports fast charging.

On the software front, the OPPO F9 Pro runs Android 8.1 Oreo on top of the ColorOS 5.2 skin, while the Samsung Galaxy A7 has been launched with Android 8.0 Oreo. As for the Vivo X23, it ships with Android 8.1 Oreo, with the Funtouch OS 4.5 running on top.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Galaxy A7 Vs Vivo X23: Conclusion

The Oppo F9 Pro is one of the most popular upper mid-range smartphones that comes with a reasonable price tag. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a little costlier than the F9 Pro, but the device gets several impressive features along with an interesting triple camera set-up. The Vivo X23 is a great smartphone with a powerful processor, but you can do much better with the amount you would pay for the Vivo smartphone. For instance, there is POCO F1 that is less expensive than the Vivo X23 and packs an even better processor along with other impressive specifications. For this comparison, we declare the Oppo F9 Pro as our winner.