Vivo is clearly obsessed with its V5 series as it introduced yet another variant today dubbed as V5S. This new smartphone is priced at Rs 18,990, and it too boasts selfie-centric features. As more manufacturers are cashing in on the selfie-obsessed nature of Indians, we compared the Vivo V5s against other smartphone available in the market — OPPO F1s, which boast similar capabilities and are priced in the sub-Rs 20,000 category as well. Here’s how the three smartphone compete against each other.
Pricing and availability: Vivo V5 is priced at Rs 18,990 and will be available starting May 6. It is available in color choices of Crown Gold and Matte Black. The OPPO F1s is priced at Rs 17,990 and available in color choices of rose gold, grey, and gold.
Display and design: Vivo V5s brings no major upgrade over its predecessor in terms of display or design. It features a 5.5-inch HD display with 1280x720p resolution, which is further protected with 2.5D curved glass on top.
In comparison, OPPO F1s features a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS TFT display.
Hardware: As a variant to the older Vivo V5, the V5s has no change in hardware either, except for the onboard storage. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of default storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
OPPO F1s is also powered by the same chipset as the Vivo V5s, but paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card.
Camera: USP of these competing smartphones is their camera prowess. Being selfie-centric smartphones, all boast higher megapixel count along with some added features. Vivo V5s for one boasts a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with Vivo’s signature ‘Moonlight’ flash. It further includes a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.
OPPO F1s is equipped with a 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture along with a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Battery and connectivity: Vivo V5s is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery. Gionee A1 has the maximum battery capacity in the list. It is fuelled by a 4,010mAh battery, while the OPPO F1s packs a 3,075mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, all smartphones offer dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB. Vivo V5s and Gionee A1 also offer USB OTG support.
Operating system: Despite being a new launch, the Vivo V5s runs on an older Android Marshmallow with FunTouch OS 3.0 layered above. OPPO F1s, on the other hand, runs on an even older Android 5.1 Lollipop with ColorOS 3.0 layered above.
While these smartphones do add to the flourishing selfie-smartphone market, there are subtle differences in the specifications on offer which place them neck-and-neck in the competition. If you are not worried about the higher megapixel count and are keen on having the newer Android experience along with a better battery life, then Oppo F1s makes for a wiser choice. However, if you want more megapixels on the front along with a slightly fancy design then Vivo V5s is the option to opt for in the sub-Rs 20,000 category.
|Device Name||VIVO V5S||OPPO F1S PLUS|
|Release date||April 2017||March 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||153.80 x 75.50 x 7.55||163.63 x 80.80 x 7.35|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000||4000|
|Colours||Crown Gold, Matte Black||Black, Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||5.50||6.00|
|Resolution||720×1280 pixels||1080×1920 pixels|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||267||–|
|Processor||1.5GHz octa-core||1.95GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||MediaTek MT6750||Qualcomm Snapdragon 653|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256||256|
|Operating System||Android 6.0||Android 6.0|
|Skin||Funtouch OS 3.0||ColorOS 3.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.00||Yes, v 4.10|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|