Selfie-centric smartphones are in vogue these days. Smartphone manufacturers are finally giving the erstwhile secondary shooter its due importance to lure in customers crazy about self-portraits.
The recently launched Vivo V5 is the first phone that comes with a staggering 20MP front facing camera and in India, it will directly compete with the Oppo F1s which offers a high-resolution selfie camera as well in the same budget. Let’s stack the two selfie phones against one another to know which one is better.
Key Specifications of Vivo V5 and Oppo F1s:
|Model||Vivo V5||Oppo F1s|
|Display||5.5 inch HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection||5.5 inch HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection|
|Processor||Octa Core MediaTek MT6750 processor||64 bit 1.5 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6750 processor|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 20 MP front camera||13 MP rear and 16 MP front camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55mm and 154 grams||154.5 x 76 x 7.38mm and 160 grams|
|Software||Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 2.6||Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0 OS|
|Dual SIM||Yes (hybrid dual SIM)||Yes|
|Price||17,980 INR||17,990 INR|
Design and Display
Both the Vivo V5 and the Oppo F1 Plus are quite similar in terms of design and display. Both handsets offer a metal unibody construction with 2.5D glass present on the front. Both handsets have good quality 720p HD displays and both the devices come with Gorilla Glass protection so that display does not get scratched easily.
So, there isn’t much to choose between the two in terms of design and display. You can’t go wrong with either of the two.
Performance and Software
One again both handsets use the same chipset, that is MediaTek MT6750, but the Vivo V5 comes with some extra RAM (4GB VS 3GB) which should definitely lend it a performance edge. Both handsets support 32GB of internal storage and allow you to add up to 128GB of microSD card storage.
To compete with Vivo V5, Oppo also launched a 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant of the Vivo V5 that will start selling next month, but you will have to pay Approx 1000 INR more for it. So, if we compare the normal Oppo F1s variant with Vivo V5, V5 has a small advantage here.
On the software front, the Vivo V5 wins hands down, as it offers Android Marshmallow OS based Funtouch OS while the Oppo F1s is still stuck on Android Lollipop, which is certainly dated for a new phone at this point of time.
Since both of these phones are trying to lure in selfie enthusiasts, camera performance is what matters most.
On the rear, both smartphones offer 13MP shooters with f/2.2 aperture and flash. The front side is where things get interesting.
Vivo V5’s moonlight camera offers a bigger sensor (1/ 2.8-inch Vs 1/3.1-inch) and higher resolution (20MP vs 16MP). It also benefits from a Moonlight fill flash that evenly exposes image subject for vivid selfies. The Oppo F1s lacks any such finesse. You get advanced beautify mode in camera app of both smartphones.
In the camera section, the Vivo V5 once again emerges as a winner. If you need perfect selfies, Vivo V5 should be your choice among the two.
Battery and Other Features
The Oppo F1S has a bigger battery compared to Vivo V5, but the difference is minimal and shouldn’t have much impact on the practical backup that you extract from both devices.
Both smartphones offer reasonably fast and accurate fingerprint readers that can be used for unlocking the handset. Another significant feature that weighs scale in Vivo V5’s favor is the custom-made AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi audio chip for quality audio output. The Vivo V5 also comes with FM Radio, something that’s mission on the Oppo F1s.
Both smartphones come with a protective case bundled in the box.
Both smartphones are pretty close in terms of design and hardware, but Vivo V5 emerges as the winner when the two are stacked against one another. Better Moonlight front camera, HiFi audio, and more RAM are clear advantages it has over the Oppo F1s. The only advantage the new and more expensive Oppo F1s will render is more internal storage, which hardly makes up for its shortcomings.