The Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 Faces Stiff Competition from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Oppo just launched its flagship Oppo F7 in India, making it the most affordable smartphone with a notch just days following the launch of Vivo V9 which was unveiled with a similar design. Another midrange smartphone that stacks up against these two is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Though they all look great, we have decided to make a comparison to help users decide which one is the best choice among these mid-range smartphones.

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Display & Design
Both Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 smartphones come sporting a bezel-less display with a screen notch on the top resembling the iPhone X. On the rear both devices come with fingerprint scanners, but while the F7 carries a single camera module on the rear, the V9 comes with a dual camera setup.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a rather conventional design when compared to the trendy screen notch devices. The smartphone still comes with a swanky new 18:9 display and metal back design. The fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup adorn the rear panel.

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In terms of display, Oppo F7 sports a 6.23-inch Full HD+ (1080×2280) display with 405 PPI pixel density. The Vivo V9 has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (1080×2280) screen with a pixel density of 400 PPI. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 5.99-inch IPS LCD display again with Full HD+ (1080×2160) and a pixel density of 403 PPI.

Performance
Inside, the Oppo F7 packs a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core chipset with four A73 and four A53 cores running at 2.0GHz each. Vivo has gone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC which is an octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Xiaomi relies on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz SoC to power its Redmi Note Pro 5 device.

Both Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 come in 4GB RAM, 64GB storage configurations, though a special edition F7 with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage is also available. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is offered in 4GB and 6GB RAM options both paired with 64GB internal storage. All three devices support memory expansion up to 256GB via microSD card.

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In terms of battery, the Oppo F7 comes with a 3400mAh cell, whereas the Vivo V9 is equipped with a 3260mAh battery. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, in comparison, packs the bigger battery with a capacity of 4000mAh.

Camera
The Oppo F7 packs a single 16 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture for its primary camera, while the Vivo V9 packs a dual camera combo consisting of a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. Lastly, there the Redmi Note 5 Pro which packs a 12MP primary sensor with 5MP depth sensor for its dual camera module.

As for the selfie cameras, Oppo F7 gets a 25 MP f/2.0 sensor which is a first on a smartphone. The Vivo V9 almost matches it up with a 24MP f/2.0 aperture sensor and Redmi Note 5 Pro goes with a 20MP f/2.2 camera on the front.

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Price
Oppo F7 price in India is set at Rs 21,990 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant while the special edition 6GB RAM/128GB inbuilt storage version will be launched at a price of Rs 26,990.

On the other hand, the Vivo V9 price in India is Rs 22,990 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, which is the only one launched in the country.

Lastly, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is most affordable of all with the 4GB RAM/64 GB storage variant starting at Rs 13,999 and the 6GB RAM/64 GB storage variant going for Rs 16,999.

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Conclusion
Each of these phones has their own advantages. Though both the Oppo F7 and the Vivo V9 offer the trendy iPhone X-like design, the V9 is a better option since it offers a dual rear camera setup. The Oppo F7, in comparison, has a better selfie camera that comes with a first of its kind 25MP sensor. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, fares well in terms of value for money and also delivers the best-in-class battery backup along with sheer performance.

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Any among these support LTE-Advance physically?

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