With several mid-ranged all-screen smartphones being released today, its may be hard to pick which is the best both for your budget and liking. Today we present two of which you can get on the market today.
|SPECS||Oppo F5 youth||Huawei Nova 2i|
|Display||6″ 1080 x 2160 LTPS IPS LCD (~402 ppi)||5.9″ 1080 x 2160 IPS|
LCD (~409 ppi)
|Dimensions & Features||156.5 x 76 x 7.5 mm, 152 g, Dual stand-by, Dual SIM Tray||156.2 x 75 x 7.5 mm, 164g, Hybrid Dual SIM Tray|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P23||HiSilicon Kirin 659|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP2||Mali T830-MP2|
|Memory||3 GB RAM, 32 GB|
(expandable up to 256GB)
|4 GB RAM, 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)|
|Connectivity||LTE, 802.11n, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5mm audio jack||LTE Cat. 6, 802.11n, BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3200mAh||Non-removable Li-Ion 3340mAh|
|Price||PhP 13,990/$280||PhP 14,990/$300|
Even with both of our models covered in black, it’s not that hard to differentiate specially with Huawei written on the chin of the Nova 2i. Front cameras also differ in placement, one for the F5 youth and two for the Nova 2i.
Finger print scanners are both placed at the back with their individual cameras close to it. Again, one for the Oppo and 2 for the Huawei. At the bottom bunk of the phones are the speakers and head phone jacks and charging ports.
The F5 youth’s screen is at 6” while the Nova 2i is at 5.9” both having 1080 x 2160 IPS LCD display. Colors look more dynamic on the Nova 2i compared to the somewhat over saturated look of the F5 youth’s colors.
The youth has a 13 MP rear camera while the Nova 2i has a dual 16MP + 2MP rear camera. Day-lit assisted shots were more vibrant on the Huawei with the Oppo sticking to a cooler toned result. But with both having as much detail clarity.
This next shot proves the same case as the previous shot, although it seems that the Oppo has more detail sharpness on this one.
Next is a test how well the phone’s shooters can take lighting sources on a closer length. Although on a slightly different angle, both phones show the exact same result as of the previous shots with a cooler tone on the youth and warmer on the Nova 2i. Most noticeable through the far left end of the photos.
Depth-effect only applies to the Nova 2i although not that accurate, it still produces great results.
Night-time landscape shots have a darker result on the Oppo which is surprising since its higher variant, the F5 performs well on this category in our other videos. The Nova 2i also has a night-mode which produces bright and detailed result if done correctly.
Selfies has brighter and pinking result on the Nova 2i while the F5 youth was able to balance color between the face and neck to chest area.
Depth effect on the Oppo may sometimes result to a blurry edge compared to the Nova 2i which was still capable of showing small details on edges.
When it comes to low-lit and night-time shots the F5 has brighter results than the Nova 2i, see and judge for yourselves.
Video recording on both phones can also go up to 1080p at 30 fps. When it comes to details, see for yourselves.
|Phone||Rear Camera||Front Camera|
|Oppo F5 youth||13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|26 MP, f/2.0|
|Huawei Nova 2i||Dual 16 MP + 2 MP phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Dual 13 MP, f/2.0 + 2 MP|
The F5 youth is powered by Mediatek Helio P23 while the Nova 2i has a HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, with 3 GB of RAM on the Oppo and 4 for the Huawei. 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|
|Huawei Nova 2i||62283||856||2823||4916|
Playing video games has a slightly smoother framerate on the Nova 2i compared to the F5 youth which is also capable of rendering high detailed games with both phones not showing any lags whatsoever.
Fingerprint scanners are at the same location and at an equal speed, without experiencing any errors.
Through our ManilaShaker Battery Rating, we can confirm the following overall lifespan of both devices:
|Oppo F5 youth||3200 mAh||32h 37m||2h 12m|
|Huawei Nova 2i||3340 mAh||39h 43m||2h 15m|
Loudspeakers both are located at the bottom portion of the phones, with the Nova 2i having a significantly louder audio output than the F5 youth. Take a listen here.
Both the Oppo F5 youth and Huawei Nova 2i are available in local and online stores with the F5 youth retailing at $280 or ₱13,990.00, while the Nova 2i at $300 or ₱14,990.00, although prices will differ in countries after taxes. Satisfied with the over-all result? Have you picked your mid-ranged phone yet? Comment down below what you think.