Vivo V5S or Samsung J7 Pro?

Jerico Capili and some people have asked, “Which is better: Vivo V5S or Samsung J7 Pro?

This match will be hard since both phones’ selling points are their cameras. For now, we will focus on their specs and leave their cameras on a separate note. Let’s get started.

The Vivo V5S was released this May and it is considered as Vivo’s most endorsed smartphone today. It has a 5.5” HD IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6750 chipset, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, a 13MP f/2.2 Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) rear camera with LED flash, a massive 20MP f/2.0 front camera with Moonlight Glow, and a 3000mAh battery.

The Samsung J7 Pro has just been recently released and it also considered as the most endorsed smartphone of Samsung today. It has a 5.5” Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, an Exynos 7870 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP f/1.7 autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 13MP f/1.9 front camera with LED flash, and a 3600mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

Vivo V5S Samsung J7 Pro
Display 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 resolution, 267ppi 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080, 401ppi
CPU 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 octa-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core
GPU Mali-T860 MP2 Mali-T830 MP2
Memory – 64GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – 13MP f/2.2 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
– 20MP f/2.0 front camera w/ Moonlight Glow
– 13MP f/1.7 rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
– 13MP f/1.9 front-facing camera w/ LED flash
Battery 3000mAh non-removable battery 3,600mAh non-removable battery
OS Funtouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Samsung Experience UI

Here are the advantages of each smartphone.

Vivo V5S

+ Better GPU performance

+ Higher internal storage

+ Higher RAM

+ Higher Megapixel value of front camera

+ Gorilla Glass 3

Samsung J7 Pro

+ Better screen display

+ Better CPU performance

+ Higher battery

+ Android 7.0 out of the box

+ Bluetooth 4.2

As you can see, comparing these two smartphones are pretty tough. If you wanted a faster smartphone, then the Samsung J7 Pro is the right choice since it has a higher CPU capacity than the V5S. However, if you are into gaming, then Vivo V5S can be your best bud since it has a better GPU than the J7 Pro. Now let’s head over to the screen resolution of each smartphone. Vivo V5S has screen resolution of 720p while the Samsung J7 Pro is at 1080p. Storage-wise, it is clear that Vivo V5S got the crown over J7 Pro here. For the battery, Samsung J7 Pro wins with 3600mAh, on top of that, it also runs on Android 7.0 which utilizes battery performance better.

Now, for their cameras, both smartphones’ selling points are their cameras since they both produce good quality images. The Samsung J7 Pro specializes in good rear and front camera experience while Vivo V5S is known for its tagline: “Selfie Camera” meaning it specializes with the front camera (20MP). For this aspect, we will leave it to you on which smartphone best delivers camera quality. You can check the photo quality and reviews of both phones here: for Vivo V5S, and for Samsung J7 Pro.

So for this match, regardless of which you buy, it is a win-win situation for both smartphones. However, if we would choose one victor for this battle, it will be Samsung J7 Pro‘s victory since it has a better over-all user experience with its 1080p resolution, battery life, and faster performance. The Samsung J7 Pro is priced at Php 15,990 (See price listing here) while the Vivo V5S is priced at Php 14,990 (See price listing here).

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