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OPPO F7 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Specs Comparison




Two newly released smartphones in India will be put side-by-side to see which one comes out on top — the OPPO F7 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the most highly favored smartphones this year. It has a 5.99″ 18:9 Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, a 20MP front camera with LED flash, and 4,000mAh battery with fast charging.

OPPO F7 also launched yesterday is considered as the company’s latest front liner in their selfie smartphone line-up. It has a 6.23″ 19:9 Full HD+ display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Helio P60 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, a 16MP rear camera with LED flash, 25MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ProOPPO F7
5.99-inch 18:9 Full HD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px6.23-inch 19:9 FHD+ LTPS IPS display @2280 x 1080px
Corning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 5
1.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core
Adreno 509Mali-G72 MP3
4GB/6GB RAM4GB/6GB RAM
64GB Internal Storage64GB/128GB storage
expandable up to 256GB via microSDExpandable via microSD up to 256GB
-Dedicated microSD card slot
Dual-SIM (Hybrid)Dual-SIM
12MP Sony IMX 486 + 5MP rear camera with LED flash16MP f/1.8 rear camera w/ LED flash
20MP Sony IMX 376 front camera with LED flash25MP Sony IMX 576 f/2.0 AI front camera
4G LTE w/ VoLTE4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASSGPS w/ A-GPS
Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint Scanner
Face UnlockFace Unlock
IR Blaster-
microUSB
MicroUSB
Android 7.1.2 Nougat (MIUI 9.2)Android 8.1 Oreo (Color OS 5.0)
4,000mAh battery3,400mAh battery
fast chargingTBA
158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm156 x 75.3 x 7.8mm
180g158g
Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, BlackDiamond Black, Solar Red, Moonlight Silver (4GB/64GB model only)

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

+VoLTE support

+ IR Blaster

+ Larger battery capacity

OPPO F7

+ Larger screen size

+ Slightly larger screen aspect ratio

+ Slightly higher horizontal screen resolution

+ Better display type

+ Slightly better CPU performance

+ Dedicated microSD card slot

+ Higher rear and front camera resolution

+ Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box

First off, the display types of both devices are excellent for users’ viewing experience. However, the OPPO F7 has it better in terms of all display aspects but only by a little. If users are fond of watching or streaming videos, the latter is the right choice for you.

The processors on both devices have an A.I. technology. The Helio P60 gain the advantage in terms of power efficiency and overall performance due to its 12nm architecture and the components that it has as compared with the Snapdragon 636 (14nm) of the Note 5 Pro. Based on internal compositions of each processor, the Snapdragon 660 should be ahead of the Helio P60 and followed by the Snapdragon 636.

We can’t say much about the GPUs at the moment since the Adreno 509 of the Note 5 Pro and Mali-G72 MP3 of the F7 doesn’t have much information yet.

The F7 has an advantage in terms of the rear and front camera resolutions since they are both higher. As for the sensor employed in the front camera, Note 5 Pro uses a Sony IMX 376 while the F7 has a Sony IMX 576, which is the newer version of it.

Another thing to note is that the AI beautification technology of the F7 is an advantage for users who like to take selfies.

The battery capacity of the Note 5 Pro is larger than the F7 but that doesn’t automatically mean that it will last longer. As we’ve been saying in our comparisons, there are other factors that will affect the battery life of a smartphone and that includes the display type and size, chipset, and operating system.

Lastly, we should note that the Note 5 Pro has an IR Blaster while the F7 does not. However, the latter has a dedicated microSD card slot which is always a plus.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at Rs. 13,999 (~Php 11,365) for the 4/64GB variant and Rs. 16,999 (~Php 13,801) for the 6/64GB. The OPPO F7 is priced at Rs.21,990 (~Php17,700) for the 4GB/64GB version, and Rs.26,990 (~Php21,700) for the 6GB/128GB.

From the initial bout, the F7 wins in overall key aspects but if we base it price-wise, it’s better to pick the Note 5 Pro for users who have a tight budget. 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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9 Responses

  1. Danniboy says:

    I suggest you use Redmi Note 5 (China variant) for comparisons as it is the version that’s likely to come on Ph shores. Redmi Note 5 Pro moniker is exclusive to India. To quickly distinguish which is which, front cams are 20mp vs 13mp.

  2. EGGO says:

    will wait for further actual reviews kung cnu ba tlga ang mas efficient sa dalawa in real world usage.. if we just rely on specs. almost equal lng ang dalawa however may mga dapat i-consider to fully utilize ang capability ng bawat isa.. nakadepende rin kc yan sa implementation of operating system nila. pero kung tiwala lng sa processor sa tingin ko mas may edge c SD kc subok na.. C mediatek e cnusubukan bumangon ulit using this newly released processors at sna nga maging successful na cla this time.

  3. krlfmplm says:

    Do you know when will Redmi Note 5 Pro be available locally?

  4. iconic says:

    research pa sir. note 5 can perform face unlock

  5. tae says:

    Ang tanong dyan kung magkaka updates ang Mediatek which is unlikely. Ang mahal pa ng Oppo. Aalan na kung sino ang panalo lol.

  6. dacid says:

    phone only for games and docs, not really a camera guy, don’t like the Apple-like UI so Xiaomi…eventually mag Oreo rin yan…saving up for Christmas sale ;)

  7. notAfanBoy says:

    plus EIS on camera of redmi note 5 pro :)
    11 365 ang converttion pero may nagbebenta na ng redmi note 5 pro ng 13.5k dito satin..haist..over prize

  8. Jakers says:

    Adreno GPU is better than mali always, and sony camera is better even if it has lower mega pixel. Xiaomi is cheap, oppo sucks.

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