Vivo is known for its selfie-centric smartphones, and V9 – the latest from the brand – is no different. It will be competing with Oppo F7 in the same segment. So, which one is better? In a time when we have budget devices like Gionee S10 Lite or Redmi Note, should you really spend over 20k on either of these devices? Here’s a quick comparison review.
Vivo V9 is priced at 23k in India, while Oppo F7 comes for 22k. Both will also compete with Moto X4 in the same range.
Vivo V9 weighs slightly less than F7. Oppo F7 weighs 158 grams, while V9 feels slimmer at 150 grams. Oppo offers a slightly better 3400mAH battery, compared to 3260mAH battery for V9. For hardware, F7 runs on 2.0 GHz octa-core MTK P60 processor, matched with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of onboard memory. Vivo V9 gets the Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626 processor. This device too has 64 GB ROM with 4 GB RAM. Memory for both devices can be expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card.
Camera and more
Both F7 and V9 get Android 8.1 out of the box. V9 runs on Vivo’s custom FunTouch OS 4.0, while F7 gets ColorOS 5.0. While comparing the devices, the performance in terms of hardware and software were pretty similar to say the least.
Coming to the camera, F7 does score better with a 25MP camera on the front, compared to 24MP shooter for V9. Both devices have 16MP shooter on the rear, with LED flash. Basic sensors like Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, and Accelerometer, are included in both, and same the connectivity options.
Things to note
Vivo V9 is the first device in India to feature the display notch, which gives it an edge over F7 for sure. However, if you are someone who prefers performance over such features, Oppo’s flagship device might feel better. The 6.23-inch display for F7 is otherwise similar to V9, which has a slightly bigger 6.3-inch display. Both devices have a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels.
Overall, Vivo V9 and Oppo F7 are similar in more ways than one, but if you want to go in-depth with the observations, Oppo F7 does feel better. Buyers can check for Vivo V9 online to get discounts. For those who are impressed with the notch, it’s important to mention that Asus may soon launch their recent accountments in India.