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Specs Comparison: OPPO F5 vs Huawei Nova 2i vs Vivo V7+




With new selfie-centric smartphones coming out left and right, we will now compare three newly released offerings packing 18:9 screens and good front cameras. Which smartphone do you think will win based on specs? Let’s find out below.

The OPPO F5 recently launched in the Philippines. It has a 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution, MediaTek MT6763T or Helio P23 octa-core chipset, 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, a 16MP rear camera with LED flash, a 20MP front camera with AI Beautification Technology and screen flash, and a 3,200mAh battery.

The Huawei Nova 2i is off to a good start in the country and is now considered as one of the best midrange smartphones this year. It sports a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Kirin 659 chipset, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP + 2MP rear cameras with LED flash, 13MP + 2MP front cameras, and 3,340mAH battery.

The Vivo V7+ has been released last month and is the flagship smartphone of the company. It has a 5.99″ FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 450 chipset, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear camera with LED flash, a 24MP front camera with Moonlight Glow, and 3,225mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

Vivo V7 +OPPO F5Huawei Nova 2i
5.99-inch 18:9 AllScreen display @ 1440 x 720 pixels6-inch FHD+ 18:9 display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels5.9-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels
Gorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 5-
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core2.50GHz MediaTeK MT6763T (Helio P23) octa-coreHiSilicon Kirin 659 2.36GHz octa-core
Adreno 506 GPUMali-G71 GPUMali-T830 GPU
64GB internal storage32GB internal storage64GB internal storage
4GB RAM4GB RAM4GB RAM
dedicated microSD card slotmicroSD card support (dedicated slot)-
16MP OV16880 f2.0 rear camera w/ LED flash16MP f/1.8 rear camera w/ LED flash16MP+2MP rear cameras, f/2.2 with LED Flash
24MP f/2.0 front camera w/ Moonlight Glow20MP f/2.0 front camera with AI Beautification Technology, screen flash13MP+2MP front cameras, f/2.0
Dual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)Hybrid Dual-SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
4G LTE4G LTE4G VoLTE
Dual-band WiFi b/g/nWiFiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASSGPS, A-GPSGPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
GyroscopeGyroscope-
microUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Face IDFace Unlock-
Funtouch OS 3.2 (Android 7.1 Nougat)ColorOS 3.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)Android 7 Nougat with Huawei EMUI 5.1
3,225mAh battery3,200mAh battery3,340mAh Li-Ion battery

Here are the advantages from each smartphone.

(Author’s note: We will be updating the comparison for the CPU after we release our review for the OPPO F5)

OPPO F5

+ AI Beautification Technology
+ Best performing GPU

Huawei Nova 2i

+ Dual rear cameras
+ Dual front cameras

Vivo V7+

+ Highest front camera resolution
+ Longest Battery Life

Comparing the three smartphones, here are the similar and lacking specs from each other:

  • Screen size: V7+ and F5 > Nova 2i
  • Screen resolution: OPPO F5 > Huawei Nova 2i > Vivo V7+
  • Screen Protection: Vivo V7+ and OPPO F5
  • CPU: F5 > Nova 2i > V7+
  • GPU: OPPO F5 > Vivo V7+ > Huawei Nova2i
  • Internal Storage: Vivo V7+ and Huawei Nova 2i > OPPO F5
  • Dedicated microSD slot: Vivo V7+ and OPPO F5
  • Front Camera Resolution: Vivo V7+ > OPPO F5 > Huawei Nova 2i
  • Gyroscope sensor: Vivo V7+ and OPPO F5
  • Face ID Scanner: Vivo V7+ and OPPO F5
  • Battery: Vivo V7+ > OPPO F5 > Huawei Nova 2i

Display


All three have the 18:9 aspect ratio but only two have a full HD+ resolution. The OPPO F5 and Huawei Nova 2i sports a 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution while the Vivo V7+ falls short with its 1440 x 720 resolution.

When we check out which smartphone has the better viewing experience, then both F5 and Nova 2i will be the right pick for that, although the latter does not have any Gorilla Glass protection. When choosing the overall display specs, including screen protection, the F5 has the upper hand here.

CPU and GPU

The OPPO F5’s processor is new and is still uncommon in the market but its Helio P23 chipset seems to have promising speed and performance but we can only make sure once we have tested it. We’re leaving it out for now so make sure to look out for our review in the coming days. We have made a comparison for the Nova 2i and V7+ and we have proved that the former has a better performing CPU with its Kirin 659 chipset as compared to the V7 Plus’s Snapdragon 450 chipset. For their gaming potential, the F5 has the best GPU since it is equipped with a Mali-G71 which is the same GPU used on the Huawei P10, the company’s flagship smartphone.

Based on 3D scores, the F5 got the highest score, followed by the Vivo V7+ with the Nova 2i trailing behind.

Camera

Only the Nova 2i has a quad-camera setup consisting of dual rear and front cameras, with the front capable of producing a “bokeh” effect. The F5, on the other hand, only has a single camera but uses a special software called AI Beautification Technology, allowing it to produce better beauty and depth effects compared to its predecessors. As for the V7+, it has the advantage in terms of camera resolution.

We do not have a direct comparison yet between the three yet but you can check out our sample photos for the F5, Nova 2i, and V7 Plus in the links that we have provided.

Battery

The F5, Nova 2i, and V7 Plus carry 3,200mAh, 3,340mAh, 3,225mAh batteries respectively. Their capacities are close but the phones differ in power consumption.

Comparing the PC Mark battery test of the other phones, the V7+ lasted the longest at 16 Hours and 13 Minutes , followed by the OPPO F5 at 13 hours and 8 minutes with the Nova 2i only lasting for 8 Hours and 46 Minutes. This can be attributed to the V7+’s low screen resolution and power-efficiency of the 14nm Snapdragon 450 chipset. None of the devices feature fast charging tech.

Overall Performance

In terms of over-all performance, the Nova 2i and OPPO F5 got highest scores in Antutu benchmarks (62,964 and 64,413) while the V7+ isn’t far behind at 56,623. In terms of GPU, the Adreno 506 chip of the V7+ is cvlosely tied with the Mali-G71 MP2 of the F5 so these two are best for gaming.

We will need to take note of the other features that a smartphone has in this comparison. Both F5 and V7+ have Gorilla Glass Protection, a dedicated micro-SD card slot, Gyroscope sensors, and facial ID scanners while the Nova 2i doesn’t have those. These hardware specs can affect your decision as a buyer depending on which features are most important to you.

Price

The OPPO F5, Huawei Nova 2i, and Vivo V7+ are priced at Php15,990Php14,990, and Php17,990 (see price listing here).

Which smartphone do you think will fit your style? Let us know your thoughts in the comment 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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21 Responses

  1. Yeye says:

    Hybrid sun slot po pede 1sim and mmc

  2. K L says:

    nova 2i kung sa tatlo, pero lahat sila ugok wala usb type c talo pa ng cherry mobile

  3. Ayos says:

    Malamang lamang yung f5 at nova 2i kasi halos sabay mag release…nauna nag release yung v7+ eh..

  4. Ben says:

    What is the use of a Gyroscope? Is this a must have feature when you are considering a better smartphone?

    • Vaughn Chua says:

      It’s for navigation purposes. Applications like “Pokemon Go” uses this technology which determines your location and orientation in which way you’re facing.

  5. anonymal says:

    may gyroscope ba talaga yung F5? Sa main website kasi nila di nakasulat sa sensor

  6. fabian java says:

    I have already bought the Nova 2i, and for me, its the best of the three.

  7. Angelo says:

    got my nova2i yesterday and so far so good. very happy with how fast it is, it doesnt look or feel like a cheap ass phone, and the camera’s pretty good. yun lang parang matagal lang sya mag charge? havnt tried to fully charge it yet though. yun lang sad to know di pala sya gorilla glass as expected ko na it should come as a normal thing with smartphones now a days.

  8. Debie says:

    got my oppo f5 yesterday. It works good.

  9. Maknat says:

    Ung Vivo V7 plus no heating issue, mabilis kahit multi tasking sulit super linaw pa ng cam…. Display lang naman ang medyo down kasi HD lang siya pero sa performance nako super ok ito gamit ko ngaun….

  10. Taga Lapu Lapu says:

    Wala bang slow motion moe ang Oppo F5?

  11. Taga Lapu Lapu says:

    Wala bang slow motion mode ang Oppo F5?

  12. aris says:

    bakit sa ibang site may gyro ang NOVA 2i dito wla

  13. kempoy says:

    walang lagayan ng memory ang nova 2i?

  14. mj dang says:

    sa ibang web site my microsd card support ang nova 2i

  15. Edwin says:

    so what the best phone in three ?
    What the gorilla glass? And normal glass?

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