Battle of the Selfies: OPPO’s Fs vs Vivo’s Vs

In all honesty, not a lot separates Vivo from OPPO and vice versa apart from their selfie cameras.

Battery differences aside, and the occasional processor choice, both phones look, feel, and function much the same.

Even the interface built within functions almost the same.

I won’t fault you for being confused about where and how both these phones are different and where they are the same.

Fortunately for you this review is meant to make you a better choice.

Here’s our selfie-off with the OPPO F3 | F3 Plus against the Vivo V5s | V5 Plus.

from bottom: OPPO F3 Plus, OPPO F3, Vivo V5 Plus and Vivo V5s

Design

To keep things simple, all phones here will look like an iPhone 6 with some chunk to it.

Aside from the plastic materials used like that of the OPPO F3 cutout, there will not be much separating any of the units aside from the logo.

Display

Apart from the V5s that employs 720p resolution for content, all other devices will display images in 1080p or FullHD (FHD) which means more details, easier to read letters, and overall a better experience.

The headliner

Though obviously not much of a contender in the flagship race with mid-tier specs, what these all have in common are the selfie cameras.

Vivo’s V line work best in taking detailed shots with the 20MP front facing camera and stands better in low-light shots thanks to the softlight flash for those challenging scenarios.

OPPO’s ‘upgrade’ of the selfie experience adds more of the background with the secondary wide-angled lens to include the scenic backdrop you want in your shot. This, of course, works well with larger groups of people who can easily fit into the shots.

Everything else

Battery life is much the same affair witht he F3 Plus and the V5s lasting longer thanks to bigger battery capacity for the former and less demanding screen resolution for the latter.

Color OS (OPPO) and FunTouch OS (Vivo) emulate much the same iOS (Apple) experience with some tweaks here and there for a ‘unique’ experience of where the quick setting cue from together with all the other minute, almost dismiss-able formatting.

Some nitpicking would ask why all these phones are still utilizing a dated connector in the form of micro-USB in 2017?

It will all boil down to what kind of selfie matters to you more:
The more detailed, low-light enabled shots of Vivo’s V5s and V5 Plus? or,
The more ‘inclusive’ shot with OPPO’s F3 and F3 Plus’ wide-angled shots?

Let us know which one works better for you.
OPPO

F3 Plus
Dual 16 MP + 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor size (wide angle)
Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
4000 mAh
P23,995

F3
Dual 16 MP (1/3.1″ sensor size, f/2.0) + 8 MP, f/2.4 (wide angle)
Mediatek MT6750T
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
3200 mAh battery
P16,990

Vivo

V5 Plus
Dual 20 MP + 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size
Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
3160 mAh
P19,990

V5s
20 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″ sensor size, softlight flash
Mediatek MT6750
64 GB, 4 GB RAM
3000 mAh battery
P14,995

Drew Uy

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