The Vivo V9 and the Oppo F7 are each often known as smartphones that specialize in taking superb pictures. Their distinctive promoting proposition has all the time been that the person will be capable to take one of the best selfies utilizing their entrance cameras.

Following the footsteps of Apple’s as soon as ‘distinctive design characteristic’, each the telephones have an iPhone-X type notch on their entrance show. They even have comparable weights and display screen sizes. And there’s solely a Rs 1,000 distinction between the 2, making one marvel what’s it that units these telephones aside.

So we determined to search out the reply by placing the 2 telephones head-to-head in a comparability that ought to reply all questions in regards to the gadgets.

Design and construct

The very first thing that’s noticable the minute each the telephones are picked up is how a lot better the Oppo F7 feels. The rounded edges present a greater grip than Vivo V9’s curved, however sharp sides. 

The Oppo F7 can also be a bit of heavier, however in a great way that makes customers really feel they’ve a strong system of their hand. That being mentioned, it could hardly be noticeable should you weren’t holding each the gadgets collectively.

Oppo F7 (high), Vivo V9 (backside)

The backs of the telephones are made out of polymer composite materials giving the plastic a glass-like look. Shiny backs are all nicely and good, however they catch fingerprints all too simply, the Vivo V9 particularly. The Oppo F7 has a single rear digital camera setup whereas the Vivo V9 has positioned its rear twin digital camera vertically across the again together with the fingerprint sensor.

The telephones look practically an identical from the entrance with their notches positioned within the centre. They even have skinny bezels all spherical because the navigation buttons are on display screen. The Vivo V9 steps forward solely as a result of it has LED notifications and the Oppo F7 doesn’t present that possibility.

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An identical notches. Vivo V9 (left), Oppo F7 (proper).

The Oppo F7 makes extra of an impression, however fairly actually, the ultimate selection about which cellphone is healthier by way of construct is admittedly only a matter of opinion and particular person choice.

Efficiency and Software program

Although each telephones include Android Oreo 8.1, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, how that area is used may be very totally different. Oppo has its personal working system (OS) referred to as the ColorOS 5 and Vivo has the FuntouchOS four. 

Vivo V9’s OS borrows closely from Apple’s iOS interface with the default theme on the cellphone sporting icons practically an identical to the iPhone. Even the cellphone’s settings menu is accessed by swiping up from beneath, in contrast to most Android telephones the place you swipe down from the highest.

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Oppo F7 (left), Vivo V9 (proper)

The Vivo V9 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 chipset whereas the Oppo F7 boasts of a MediaTek Helio P60 system on a chip (SoC). Qualcomm’s processor has octa-core ARM Cortex A53 whereas the MediaTek providing has a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 and quad-core ARM Cortex A73. 

Each the telephones are easy sufficient to function with no obvious disparities. The Oppo cellphone does appear to deal with gaming extra seamlessly than the Vivo system and downloads have been sooner however, it’s solely obvious because the telephones went getting used facet by facet. 

Show

Oppo F7 left Vivo V9 right

Oppo F7 (left), Vivo V9 (proper)

The very first thing that’s noticeable in the case of the show on the telephones, is that whereas the Oppo F7 panel is extra balanced, the Vivo V9 display screen has a purple tint to it. They appear the identical in any other case with the Oppo having a 6.23-inch FHD+ panel and the Vivo sporting a 6.Three-inch FHD+ show.

As was with the cellphone’s capability, the screens show the identical conduct. Simply because they each have 19:9 screens, doesn’t imply the businesses have carried out them in an identical method. The Oppo F7 can run full-screen with the identical facet ratio whereas the Vivo V9 fails to utilise the realm across the notch and falls brief.

There’s one thing to be mentioned for the Oppo F7 being extra environment friendly with the sources at its disposal.

Battery

Charging ports and 3 5mm headphone jack on Vivo V9 left Oppo F7 right

Charging ports and three.5mm headphone jack on Vivo V9 (left), Oppo F7 (proper).

The variations of their batteries are very slight. The Vivo V9 is powered by a 3260mAh battery and the Oppo F7 works off a 3400mAh energy unit. The distinction in battery capacities isn’t so massive that battery life needs to be affected if each the telephones run the identical apps. 

Maybe it’s the distinction in processors or it might be the distinction in working programs, however the Oppo smartphone appears to make use of its battery extra effectively than the the Vivo V9, particularly in the case of shopping and movies. The Oppo F7 was nonetheless at 20% cost whereas the Vivo V9 was zapped off all energy.

That 20% could make all of the distinction on the planet while you’re heading house from work and that you must de-stress by listening to some music, messaging a good friend or studying up on the information.

Digicam

Now we come to the characteristic that introduced these corporations their reputation, the smartphone digital camera. The Vivo V9 has a vertical dual camera within the again whereas the Oppo F7 has a single rear digital camera. 

Rear camera setup on Oppo F7 top Vivo V9 bottom

Rear digital camera setup on Oppo F7 (high), Vivo V9 (backside)

Vivo’s main sensor is 16MP and the secondary sensor is 5MP. It may be used to click on pictures which have the Bokeh impact. Customers may even document in 4K, which is one thing the Oppo F7 is incapable of doing. With a mid-range price ticket, that’s a bit of underwhelming.

 In pure mild, taking photos utilizing the Vivo V9 yields vibrant photos however the Oppo F7 produces sharper photographs. The element effectivity of the Oppo system may be seen in how the reflections are reproduced. The Vivo V9 leaves them as blobs of sunshine, whereas the Oppo F7 outlines them clearly. The oversaturation is disappointing contemplating the Vivo smartphone has a twin digital camera setup.

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 Vivo V9 (left), Oppo F7 (proper) 

Vivo V9 top Oppo F7 bottom

Vivo V9 (high), Oppo F7 (backside)

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 Vivo V9 (high), Oppo F7 (backside) 

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 Vivo V9 (high), Oppo F7 (backside) 

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 Vivo V9 (high), Oppo F7 (backside) 

Regardless of superior specs, the Vivo V9 surprisingly under-performs in low mild situations. Oppo’s singular 16MP rear digital camera captures mild extra effectively however the photos seem grainy. The pictures taken by Vivo aren’t as vibrant, however have extra depth.

Basically, neither digital camera handles the shortage of sunshine very nicely however Oppo’s pictures appear extra usable than the Vivo V9 photos.

If you apply the Bokeh impact underneath low mild situations, Oppo’s digital camera is considerably higher. The picture is sharper, has extra element and primarily does what Bokeh is meant to do. However, the Vivo V9 scrambles the background with over saturation in locations.

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 Vivo V9 (high), Oppo F7 (backside) 

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 Vivo V9 (left), Oppo F7 (proper) 

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 Vivo V9 (high), Oppo F7 (backside) 

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 Vivo V9 (left), Oppo F7 (proper) 

As for the the entrance cameras, the Oppo F7 has a 25MP entrance digital camera whereas the Vivo V9 has a 24MP lens. Strange selfies are barely higher on the Vivo smartphone, however when you allow the AI characteristic, it’s such as you’re coping with two very totally different cameras. 

The Vivo V9’s AI capabilities generate selfies that easy out imperfections however don’t add heat or look over completed. Oppo’s digital camera AI although makes the sides within the selfies too easy making the publish technique of the app a lot too apparent. 

However, there’s a catch. If the selfies are clicked on the default AI mode utilizing the Vivo V9, they don’t really look all that totally different from the selfie that might be generated with out AI. This holds true for nicely lit situations however when the digital camera is put to the take a look at underneath low mild situations, one cellphone outshines the opposite.

Oppo’s Bokeh impact has far more readability and depth than the Vivo V9 samples. Vivo’s Bokeh selfies don’t really feel like they’ve any depth impact in any respect. To not point out the identical points with noise and particulars within the photos underneath low mild situations that got here up for Vivo’s rear digital camera as nicely. 

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 Vivo V9 (left), Oppo F7 (proper) 

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Vivo V9 (left), Oppo F7 (proper)

Total, Vivo V9’s twin digital camera isn’t something to put in writing house about, particularly because the Oppo F7 does a greater job with only a single lens at its disposal. 

However within the case of selfies, since they’re private by definition, it’s a matter of choice and the way you want your pictures to be processed. Similar to everybody makes use of a unique software program to edit their pictures relying on what ‘look’ they need, the selection between the 2 entrance cameras capabilities the identical manner. 

Verdict

The 4GB/64GB variants of the telephones value Rs 22,990 for the Vivo V9 and Rs 21,990 for the Oppo F7. So, that’s Rs 1,000 low cost for a cellphone that has a greater efficiency. Each telephones help expandable reminiscence utilizing MicroSD playing cards, so capability received’t be a problem any time quickly. 

The Oppo F7 even comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, however that variant prices Rs 26,990. 

Total, the Oppo F7 outshines the Vivo V9. Higher battery life is certainly the characteristic that takes the cake, however being a smartphone that boasts of digital camera capabilities, the Oppo smartphone really proves it by delivering higher in low mild situations. It’s a bit of disappointing that the Vivo V9 doesn’t have the identical traits. 

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