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VIVO iQOO Neo vs Xiaomi Mi 9T vs Xiaomi Pocophone F1 specs comparison




The smartphone competition nowadays focuses on the mid-range price segment with Xiaomi as one of the brands leading the charge. This 2019, it’s gotten fiercer as other brands joined this trend just like what VIVO did with its latest device — the VIVO iQOO Neo. Today in specs comparison, we’ll put this phone beside the Xiaomi Mi 9T that recently launched in the country, and the crowd favorite — Xiaomi Pocophone F1.

Here are their detailed specs:

VIVO iQOO NeoXiaomi Mi 9TPocophone F1
6.38-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED 19.5:9 display6.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED 19.5:9 display6.18-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS edge-to-edge display
Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 730 2.2GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
--Corning Gorilla Glass
Adreno 630Adreno 618Adreno 630
6GB/8GB RAM6GB RAM6GB/8GB RAM
64GB/128GB storage64GB/128GB storage64GB/128GB storage
dual SIM (nano, nano)dual SIM (nano, nano)dual SIM (nano, hybrid)
--Expandable storage via microSD card slot
12MP F1.79 + 8MP F2.2 + 2MP F2.4 triple rear camera48MP Sony IMX582 F1.75 +
13MP F2.4 (ultrawide) +
8MP F2.4 (telephoto), rear cameras
12MP F1.9 Sony IMX363 + 5MP F2.0 dual rear cameras, LED flash
12MP F2.0 front camera20MP F2.0 front camera (elevating)20MP F2.0 front camera
4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
-NFC-
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
- Fingerprint scanner (Under-display)
- Face unlock
- Fingerprint scanner (In-Screen)
- Face unlock
- Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
- Face unlock
--Liquid Cooling System
USB Type-C portUSB Type-C portUSB Type-C port
Funtouch OS 9 (Android 9 Pie)MIUI 10 (Android 9.0 Pie) w/ Game Turbo 2.0MIUI for POCO (Android 8.1 Oreo)
4,500mAh battery w/ 22.5W FlashCharge4,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging4,000mAh battery w/ QC 3.0

Here are the unique advantages of each smartphone:

VIVO iQOO Neo

  • Largest battery capacity
  • Higher wattage of fast charging technology

Xiaomi Mi 9T

  • Most power efficient chipset
  • Highest rear camera resolution
  • NFC
  • Game Turbo 2.0

Xiaomi Pocophone F1

  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Expandable Storage
  • Liquid Cooling System

Here are the similarities of the devices from each other:

VIVO iQOO Neo and Xiaomi Mi 9T

  • Largest display
  • AMOLED panel
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box

Pocophone F1 and VIVO iQOO Neo

  • Snapdragon 845 chipset
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM variants

Xiaomi Mi 9T and Pocophone F1

  • Same front camera resolution
  • Same battery capacity

All devices are quite the performers in their respective key smartphone aspects. Starting with the display, the iQOO Neo and Mi 9T are excellent devices especially for people who are fond of watching videos. The AMOLED display equipped on both phones is also nice as it has a lower power consumption as compared to the IPS panel of the Pocophone F1 and it gives darker blacks and a better viewing angle. To know more about smartphone displays, click the link here.

For performance, both the iQOO Neo and the Pocophone F1 come with last year’s Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 845. For CPU and gaming, expect that both devices are the best picks in this comparison. However, the Mi 9T has a more efficient chip architecture which means that it is more power efficient than the other one.

The Mi 9T is the only smartphone in this comparison that has a pop-up selfie camera; however, I wouldn’t say that it is an advantage. Regardless, it also has the highest rear camera resolution among the devices here. It doesn’t mean that it’s automatically better, though, as there are more things to consider when judging a camera’s photo quality. We’ll know more once we get all three units and test their cameras back-to-back-to-back.

Feature-wise, the Pocophone F1 comes with expandable storage along with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection and the Liquid Cooling system. If you are an avid gamer and you don’t want your phone to heat up easily, go with this device. The Mi 9T, on the other hand, has an NFC support which is great when you want to pay digitally.

The VIVO iQOO stands out in terms of battery performance as it has the largest capacity among the three phones. It also has the highest wattage for fast charging which means that it could potentially charge faster than the other two phones. We’ll know more once we get a hold of the three devices in this comparison so stay tuned for that.

Here are the prices of each smartphone:

  • VIVO iQOO Neo 6GB + 64GB – CNY 1,798 (~PHP 13,359)
  • VIVO iQOO Neo 6GB + 128GB – CNY 1,998 (~PHP 14,845)
  • VIVO iQOO Neo 8GB + 64GB – CNY 2,098 (~PHP 15,589)
  • VIVO iQOO Neo 8GB + 128GB – CNY 2,298 (~PHP 17,075)
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T 6GB + 64GB – PHP 15,990
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T 6GB + 128GB – PHP 17,990
  • Xiaomi Pocophone F1 6GB + 64GB – PHP 13,990
  • Xiaomi Pocophone F1 6GB + 128GB – PHP 16,599

What do you guys think? 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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