You might think that these two phones I have today look exactly alike, and you’re probably right. Since both have tons of similarities we thought, why not compare them both and see which stands out the most.
|SPECS||Oppo F5 youth||Vivo V7|
|Display||6″ 1080 x 2160 LTPS IPS LCD (~402 ppi)||5.7″ 1440 x 720 IPS LCD (~ 282 ppi)|
|Dimensions & Features||156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm, 152 g, Dual stand-by, Dual SIM Tray||149.3 x 72.8 x 7.9 mm, 139 g, Dual stand-by, Dual SIM Tray|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P23||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP2||Adreno 506|
|Memory||3 GB RAM, 32 GB
(expandable up to 256GB)
|4 GB RAM, 32 GB (expandable up to 256GB)|
|Connectivity||LTE, 802.11n, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5mm audio jack||LTE, 802.11n, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3200mAh||Non-removable Li-Ion
|Price||PhP 13,990/$280||PhP 14,990/$300|
Let’s first check out their similarities with the design elements. All-screen display, check. Front camera, earpiece and sensors placement, check. Back facing finger print scanners, check. Rear camera placements, another check. Finally, SIM trays, also a check.
Now for their slight differences in design. The F5 youth is slightly longer than the V7 and is heavier when held together. At the bottom part, speakers and headphone jack oppose in placement with their charging ports in the middle.
The F5 youth has a 6-inch 1080 x 2160 LTPS IPS LCD display while the Vivo V7 has a 5.7-inch 1440 x 720 IPS LCD display. Brightness levels and color representation also looks the same even with spec differences.
The rear shooter of the youth packs a 13 MP camera while the Vivo V7 has a 16 MP rear camera. The Vivo may have a slightly higher camera spec on paper but does it say so on photo results?
The first outdoor shot focuses on the tree on the center which at a closer look, loses some details on the V7 revealing noise compared to the F5 youth which maintains clarity. The V7 also loses some details in some distances which again, the Oppo retains.
The second shot are somewhat at par with detail sharpness. However, color representation is the first noticeable difference with the Oppo sticking to a warmer yet vibrant tone compared to the cooler vibes of the V7. Which do you prefer? These other shots may help you decide.
During night time shots, the F5 youth can capture more lighting than the V7 staying color accurate compared to the latter which turns some originally yellow lighting sources to white.
With the Vivo capturing less light than the Oppo, it shows some minute details which are not apparent on the F5 youth.
Front camera shots however are more color accurate on the V7 which leans on to the original skin tone of the subject compared to the Oppo which leans on to a white-pinkish tone.
Both phones also have a beauty filter which on the F5 youth makes the subject’s eyes pop out more and does not remove some facial features like hair strands and beauty marks which the V7 does.
The front cameras also have a depth effect mode which in our opinion works better on the V7 compared to the blurry edges finish of the F5 youth.
Low lit and night time shots on the F5 youth sometimes mix lighting with the subject’s skin tone which removes the original skin tone compared to the V7, check out yourselves and see.
Video recording on both phones can also go up to 1080p at 30 fps. When it comes to details, refer to our video at the end of the article.
|Phone||Rear Camera||Front Camera|
|Oppo F5 youth||13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
|26 MP, f/2.0|
|Vivo V7||16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
|24 MP, f/2.0|
The F5 youth is powered by Mediatek Helio P23 while the V7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, with 3 GB of RAM on the Oppo and 4 for the Vivo. Using the following benchmarking tools, we received these results in the process:
|Device||AnTuTu||Geekbench (single-core)||Geekbench (multi-core)||PCMark Work 2.0|
|Oppo F5 youth||64807||TBD||TBD||3186|
Gaming on both phones may not have the smoothest framerate but we didn’t not experience any lag even on high graphic rendering games.
Fingerprint scanners are also at par at speed and surprisingly, makes the same sound when unlocked.
Through our ManilaShaker Battery Rating, we can confirm the following overall lifespan of both devices:
|Oppo F5 youth||3200 mAh||32h 37m||2h 12m|
|Vivo V7||3000 mAh||32h 30m||1h 50m|
Loudspeakers are both located at the bottom part of the phones. The V7’s audio is significantly louder than the F5 youth which you can take a listen right here.
Both the Oppo F5 youth and Vivo V7 are available in local and online stores with the F5 youth retailing at $280 or ₱13,990.00, while the V7 at $300 or ₱14,990.00, although prices will differ in countries after taxes. With that being said, which mid-ranged smartphone do you prefer? Comment down below what you think.