Specs Comparison: OPPO A71 vs Vivo Y55S

Specs Comparison: OPPO A71 vs Vivo Y55S

The OPPO A71 was just announced and made available in other countries and is billed as a smartphone for speed. How is it going to fare against Vivo’s own device called the Y55s which is marketed for the same reason? We decided to put them head-to-head. Let’s start!

The A71 is OPPO‘s new smartphone. It has a 5.2″ HD IPS TFT display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6750 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera, and a 3000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.

The Vivo Y55S is a successor to the Y55L that was released last year. It has a 5.2″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera with screen flash, and a 2750mAh battery built in.

Here are their detailed specs:

OPPO A71Vivo Y55S
5.2-inches HD IPS LCD display @ 1280 x 720 resolution5.2-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
1.5Ghz MediaTek MT6750 Octa Core1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 octa-core
Mali T860-MP2Adreno 308 GPU
16GB internal storage16GB internal storage
Expandable up to 256GB via microSDUp to 128GB via microSD
13.0MP f/2.2 rear camera w/ LED flash13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
5.0MP f/2.4 front camera5MP front camera w/ screen flash
Dual SIM (nano-SIM)Dual-SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.1
-OTG Capable
ColorOS 3.1(based on Android 7.1 Nougat)Funtouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
3000mAh battery2,730mAh (non-removable) battery
Gold, Black-

Here are their advantages from each other:

+ Better GPU performance
+ Bluetooth 4.2
+ Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box
+ larger battery


Vivo Y55S
+ Better CPU performance
+ front camera screen flash
+ OTG Capable

From their spec sheet, we can see that OPPO A71 gives a better gaming performance with its Mali T860 GPU compared with the Vivo Y55S and its Adreno 308 GPU. Aside from gaming, it has a newer Bluetooth version. This smartphone already has ColorOS with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box compared with Vivo’s Android Marshmallow baked into the FunTouch OS. Lastly, it has a slightly better battery with 3000mAh compared with 2750mAh battery of Y55S.

The Vivo Y55S, however, has a better CPU performance with its Snapdragon 425 chipset comparing with the MediaTek MT6750 chipset of Vivo Y55S. Lastly, the Y55S is OTG capable which you can watch videos, play music, view files directly from an OTG capable flash drive.

As for both of their camera qualities, they have the same camera resolutions in the rear and front camera. The OPPO A71 is yet to arrive in the country, so we do not have sample photos for it yet, while we have sample photos from the Vivo Y55S based on our full review

OPPO A71 has the upper-hand in overall performance with its balanced CPU and GPU performance matched with its battery life and OS. The Vivo Y55S, on the other hand, has a good CPU performance with its SD 425 so if you are not fond of gaming, you can go with this smartphone.

The OPPO A71 is priced at RM858 (~Php10,261.45) and is available in Malaysia and will be available in Bangladesh, Indonesia on September 6, 2017. The Vivo Y55S is priced at Php8,490 and is available at Vivo stores and authorized dealers.

What are your thoughts? Leave your comments 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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3 Responses

  1. Jude says:

    I’ll choose the SD equipped devices anytime. SD chips are more stable throughout processing.

  2. Brai says:

    Y55s is expandable up to 256 gb. Not 128 gb.
    Pls review that.

  3. Jajaja says:

    Oppo A71 IS OTG-capable :) that’s one less advantage for vivo y55s over it.

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