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:
|Specs||Oppo F9||OPPO F7|
|Display||6.3-inches FHD+ 19.5:9 LTPS IPS @ 2340 x 1080||6.23-inch FHD+ 19:9 LTPS IPS @ 2280 x 1080|
|CPU||MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core||MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Mali-G72 MP3|
|RAM||4GB / 6GB||4GB/6GB|
|Rear Camera||16MP+2MP dual rear camera||16MP f/1.8 rear camera|
|Front Camera||25MP front camera||25MP f/2.0 AI front camera|
|LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|SIM Card Type||Dual SIM (nano)||Dual SIM (nano)|
|WI-FI||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE||Bluetooth 4.2|
|3.5mm audio port||yes||yes|
|OS||Color OS 5.2 (Android 8.1)||Color OS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
(VOOC Fast Charging)
Here are their benchmark scores:
|OPPO F9||OPPO F7|
|MediaTek Helio P60|
6GB RAM, 64GB internal
|MediaTek Helio P60|
4GB RAM, 64GB internal
|Geekbench 4.2||1,482 (Single-Core)|
SSE - OpenGL 3.1
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
The viewing experience is already good with the latter but the former made it even better.
Both smartphone’s overall performance is basically identical since they are equipped with the same chipset.
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.
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.
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