Two newly released smartphones in India will be put side-by-side to see which one comes out on top — the OPPO F7 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the most highly favored smartphones this year. It has a 5.99″ 18:9 Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, a 20MP front camera with LED flash, and 4,000mAh battery with fast charging.
OPPO F7 also launched yesterday is considered as the company’s latest front liner in their selfie smartphone line-up. It has a 6.23″ 19:9 Full HD+ display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Helio P60 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, a 16MP rear camera with LED flash, 25MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro||OPPO F7|
|5.99-inch 18:9 Full HD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px||6.23-inch 19:9 FHD+ LTPS IPS display @2280 x 1080px|
|Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|1.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core||2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core|
|Adreno 509||Mali-G72 MP3|
|4GB/6GB RAM||4GB/6GB RAM|
|64GB Internal Storage||64GB/128GB storage|
|expandable up to 256GB via microSD||Expandable via microSD up to 256GB|
|–||Dedicated microSD card slot|
|12MP Sony IMX 486 + 5MP rear camera with LED flash||16MP f/1.8 rear camera w/ LED flash|
|20MP Sony IMX 376 front camera with LED flash||25MP Sony IMX 576 f/2.0 AI front camera|
|4G LTE w/ VoLTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS w/ A-GPS|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Fingerprint Scanner|
|Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
|Android 7.1.2 Nougat (MIUI 9.2)||Android 8.1 Oreo (Color OS 5.0)|
|4,000mAh battery||3,400mAh battery|
|158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm||156 x 75.3 x 7.8mm|
|Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black||Diamond Black, Solar Red, Moonlight Silver (4GB/64GB model only)|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
+ IR Blaster
+ Larger battery capacity
+ Larger screen size
+ Slightly larger screen aspect ratio
+ Slightly higher horizontal screen resolution
+ Better display type
+ Slightly better CPU performance
+ Dedicated microSD card slot
+ Higher rear and front camera resolution
+ Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box
First off, the display types of both devices are excellent for users’ viewing experience. However, the OPPO F7 has it better in terms of all display aspects but only by a little. If users are fond of watching or streaming videos, the latter is the right choice for you.
The processors on both devices have an A.I. technology. The Helio P60 gain the advantage in terms of power efficiency and overall performance due to its 12nm architecture and the components that it has as compared with the Snapdragon 636 (14nm) of the Note 5 Pro. Based on internal compositions of each processor, the Snapdragon 660 should be ahead of the Helio P60 and followed by the Snapdragon 636.
We can’t say much about the GPUs at the moment since the Adreno 509 of the Note 5 Pro and Mali-G72 MP3 of the F7 doesn’t have much information yet.
The F7 has an advantage in terms of the rear and front camera resolutions since they are both higher. As for the sensor employed in the front camera, Note 5 Pro uses a Sony IMX 376 while the F7 has a Sony IMX 576, which is the newer version of it.
Another thing to note is that the AI beautification technology of the F7 is an advantage for users who like to take selfies.
The battery capacity of the Note 5 Pro is larger than the F7 but that doesn’t automatically mean that it will last longer. As we’ve been saying in our comparisons, there are other factors that will affect the battery life of a smartphone and that includes the display type and size, chipset, and operating system.
Lastly, we should note that the Note 5 Pro has an IR Blaster while the F7 does not. However, the latter has a dedicated microSD card slot which is always a plus.
From the initial bout, the F7 wins in overall key aspects but if we base it price-wise, it’s better to pick the Note 5 Pro for users who have a tight budget.