The OPPO A71 was just announced and made available in other countries and is billed as a smartphone for speed. How is it going to fare against Vivo’s own device called the Y55s which is marketed for the same reason? We decided to put them head-to-head. Let’s start!
The A71 is OPPO‘s new smartphone. It has a 5.2″ HD IPS TFT display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6750 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera, and a 3000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.
The Vivo Y55S is a successor to the Y55L that was released last year. It has a 5.2″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera with screen flash, and a 2750mAh battery built in.
Here are their detailed specs:
|OPPO A71||Vivo Y55S|
|5.2-inches HD IPS LCD display @ 1280 x 720 resolution||5.2-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution|
|1.5Ghz MediaTek MT6750 Octa Core||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core|
|Mali T860-MP2||Adreno 308 GPU|
|16GB internal storage||16GB internal storage|
|3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|Expandable up to 256GB via microSD||Up to 128GB via microSD|
|13.0MP f/2.2 rear camera w/ LED flash||13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash|
|5.0MP f/2.4 front camera||5MP front camera w/ screen flash|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Dual SIM (nano-SIM)||Dual-SIM|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11ac|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.1|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|ColorOS 3.1(based on Android 7.1 Nougat)||Funtouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)|
|3000mAh battery||2,730mAh (non-removable) battery|
Here are their advantages from each other:
+ Better GPU performance
+ Bluetooth 4.2
+ Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box
+ larger battery
+ Better CPU performance
+ front camera screen flash
+ OTG Capable
From their spec sheet, we can see that OPPO A71 gives a better gaming performance with its Mali T860 GPU compared with the Vivo Y55S and its Adreno 308 GPU. Aside from gaming, it has a newer Bluetooth version. This smartphone already has ColorOS with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box compared with Vivo’s Android Marshmallow baked into the FunTouch OS. Lastly, it has a slightly better battery with 3000mAh compared with 2750mAh battery of Y55S.
The Vivo Y55S, however, has a better CPU performance with its Snapdragon 425 chipset comparing with the MediaTek MT6750 chipset of Vivo Y55S. Lastly, the Y55S is OTG capable which you can watch videos, play music, view files directly from an OTG capable flash drive.
As for both of their camera qualities, they have the same camera resolutions in the rear and front camera. The OPPO A71 is yet to arrive in the country, so we do not have sample photos for it yet, while we have sample photos from the Vivo Y55S based on our full review
OPPO A71 has the upper-hand in overall performance with its balanced CPU and GPU performance matched with its battery life and OS. The Vivo Y55S, on the other hand, has a good CPU performance with its SD 425 so if you are not fond of gaming, you can go with this smartphone.
The OPPO A71 is priced at RM858 (~Php10,261.45/$201) and is available in Malaysia and will be available in Bangladesh, Indonesia on September 6, 2017. The Vivo Y55S is priced at Php8,490/$166 and is available at Vivo stores and authorized dealers.