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Specs Comparison: Honor 7A vs Vivo Y71

For this specs comparison, we’ll be taking a look at two entry-level smartphones with fingerprint and face unlock features. Which one will it be, the Honor 7A or the Vivo Y71? Let’s find out!

The Honor 7A is one of the company’s budget entry-level smartphone that recently launched in the country. It has a 5.7-inch 18:9 display with 1440 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 430 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP + 2MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery.

The Vivo Y71(2GB) was launched in April and is the company’s latest budget smartphone. It has a 6-inch 18:9 display with 1440 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front, and 3,360mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecificationHonor 7aVivo Y71
Display5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ display @1440 x 720px, 283ppi6-inch 18:9 HD+ IPS display @1440 x 720px, 268ppi
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.4GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 505Adreno 308
RAM2GB RAM2GB RAM
ROM16GB internal storage16GB internal storage
Storageexpandable up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slotexpandable up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot
Rear Camera13MP + 2MP rear camera, LED flash13MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera8MP front camera5MP front camera
SIMDual-SIMDual-SIM
Connectivity4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPSGPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensor-Fingerprint scanner
-Face Unlock
-Face Unlock
OSEMUI 8.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)Color OS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,000mAh battery3,360mAh battery

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Honor 7A

–  Better performing CPU

– Better performing GPU

– dedicated rear camera lens for bokeh effect

– Higher front camera resolution

– Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Y71 (2GB)

– Larger screen size

– Larger battery capacity

Display-wise, the only difference between the two smartphones is the screen size. Both of them have decent displays that are designed to provide a good viewing experience for their class. Users who prefer having a slightly larger screen can always go for the Y71.

When it comes to chipsets, the Y71 carries a Snapdragon 425 processor with an Adreno 308 GPU while the Honor 7A has a Snapdragon 430 CPU and Adreno 505 GPU. The former’s chipset is the same as the Xiaomi Redmi 5A which scored 44,344 in the AnTuTu benchmark, while the latter is the same as the Huawei Nova 2 Lite that scored 59,694 in the same app. Since we now have an idea how the chipsets perform, the Honor 7A clearly has the advantage.

Our verdict for the camera quality is still subject to change since we have yet to test out the Honor 7A, but on paper it shows a better setup than the Y71. The former has an additional lens mainly for depth of effect shots while the front camera has a higher resolution. In the meantime, you can check out our sample photos for the Vivo Y71.

When it comes to battery, the Y71 has a larger capacity compared to the Honor 7A. We’ll know more about their battery life once we have our full reviews.

The Honor 7A is priced at Php6,990 but it will have a flash sale on Shopee on July 14 and 30 making the price drop to Php5,990. The Vivo Y71, on the other hand, is priced at Php7,990.

What do you guys think? Do you agree with our pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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6 Responses

  1. el gato says:

    mukhang mali dexcription ng honor 7a:
    ” expandable up to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot =/= Dual-SIM (hybrid) “

  2. jobert0 says:

    Mag Redmi 5 na lang. Tapos ang usapan.

  3. Junel says:

    Hindi po ba walang fingerprint scanner ang y71??

  4. Darrhyl rodrigo says:

    Sir cno ang mas ok na unit ng cellular phone? Si Asus zenfone max pro m1 or si zenfone note 5 AI dual cam?

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