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OPPO F9 vs F7: What’s different?




OPPO recently launched in the Philippines the new OPPO F9. It’s the newest addition to the mid-range F series and successor to the just months-old OPPO F7. So what are the differences between the two devices? Find out below.

The OPPO F9 recently launched in the country almost 4 months after the F7 was released. It sports a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 LTPS IPS display with 2340 x 1080 resolution, Helio P60 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, 25MP front camera, and 3,500mAh battery with VOOC fast charging technology.

The OPPO F7 which received a huge price drop recently sports a 6.23-inch 19:9 LTPS IPS display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Helio P60 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 16MP rear camera, 25MP front, and 3,400mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecsOppo F9OPPO F7
Display6.3-inches FHD+ 19.5:9 LTPS IPS @ 2340 x 10806.23-inch FHD+ 19:9 LTPS IPS @ 2280 x 1080
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-coreMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core
GPUMali-G72 MP3Mali-G72 MP3
RAM4GB / 6GB4GB/6GB
Storage64GB 64GB/128GB
Rear Camera16MP+2MP dual rear camera16MP f/1.8 rear camera
Front Camera25MP front camera25MP f/2.0 AI front camera
LTE4G LTE4G LTE
SIM Card TypeDual SIM (nano)Dual SIM (nano)
WI-FI802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LEBluetooth 4.2
OTGYesYes
3.5mm audio portyesyes
Sensors-Fingerprint Scanner
-Face Unlock
-Fingerprint Scanner
-Face Unlock
OSColor OS 5.2 (Android 8.1)Color OS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3500mAh
(VOOC Fast Charging)
3,400mAh battery

Here are their benchmark scores:

 OPPO F9OPPO F7
MediaTek Helio P60
6GB RAM, 64GB internal
MediaTek Helio P60
4GB RAM, 64GB internal
AnTuTu v7137,660138,758
Geekbench 4.21,482 (Single-Core)
5,764 (Multi-Core)
1,522 (Single-Core)
5,841 (Multi-Core)
3DMark
SSE - OpenGL 3.1
1,0851,086
PCMark
Work 1.0
11,02111,054

The F9 and F7 have plenty of similarities like the chipset, RAM, internal storage, front camera, connectivity, and biometric scanners. The F9, however, has the following advantages over the F7:

  • Smaller notch design
  • Slightly larger screen size
  • Slightly higher screen aspect ratio
  • Slightly higher horizontal screen resolution
  • Secondary rear camera lens
  • Updated ColorOS version
  • Slightly larger battery capacity
  • VOOC Fast Charging technology

Display

The viewing experience is already good with the latter but the former made it even better.

Performance

Both smartphone’s overall performance is basically identical since they are equipped with the same chipset.

Camera

Both smartphones have the same front AI cameras but as for the rear, the added secondary 2MP lens of the F9 is mainly meant for depth-of-field effect.

Battery

This is where the F9 truly shines as it comes with a VOOC Fast Charging technology. Based on our initial charging, it only took 5 minutes to charge the phone up to 10%. At that rate, it will reach 100% in only ~50 minutes which is already faster than the F7 which took a little over 2 hours to be fully charged.

To put it simply, the F9 is a refinement of the F7 but with some slight yet notable improvements.

The OPPO F9 is currently priced at Php17,990 while the OPPO F7 is priced at Php14,990. Personally, if I am an F7 owner, I would skip the F9 and just wait for the next iteration.

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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5 Responses

  1. confucius says:

    Vaughn Chua, #1 fan ng Oppo sa yugatech. Pag ibang brands na ang nirereview andaming nega na sinasabi. Pero pag Oppo lol. Biased reviewer you should be ashamed, you review gadgets for the love of god.

  2. Dr.Loo says:

    hi the F9 tested had 6gb RAM vs the F7 tested with 4gb Ram? or both with 4gb? if so the F9 with 6gb ram didnt do that well vs the F7 with the 4gb ram? or it it just a typo?

  3. Globus says:

    Basta oppo alam na ang result pag nireview…

  4. Saifullah says:

    Same same oppo f7 OR f9
    What is new in f9 ? Nothing
    Don’t buy f9 because your money just wast!

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