In the scenario of increasing full-front displays and decreasing bezels, the latest in the game OnePlus 6 vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9 are posed against each other to know the identity of them and the best of the three. Before any discussion let us look at the specs of the three smartphones,
The reason for comparing these three phones is they are the second-generation tall display phones from the respective companies. This time the inclusion of notch on these displays have helped to gain the 19:9 aspect from the previous gen 18:9. Now let us see how the display and other aspects fair against each other and get to know the phones deeper.
The display is the unique selling point for the two phones that we have taken into consideration now, for the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9. The word ‘Bezel-less’ display is a mere marketing term used to generate hype in the market. No phone till date is truly bezel-less, 93% is the maximum screen to body ratio possible at this time. The F7, V9 and OP 6 also fall under the same category as said above.
Most of the front is covered by the screen itself excluding a notch and a noticeably small chin. OnePlus 6 has the highest screen coverage of the three and has an OLED display which is the most gorgeous of the three. The other two-sport an IPS LCD display which is good but not gorgeous as the OLED. All the three have the same resolution of FHD+ (1080 * 2280).
Let us talk the next big thing, the cameras. Apart from the Oppo F7, other two house a dual rear camera setup. But Oppo claims F7 is capable of doing meeting the functionalities of the dual lens with its single camera and baked in AI functionality. The Vivo V9 has a 5 MP camera to support the 16 MP primary sensor while the OnePlus is expected to have 16 MP primary and 20 MP secondary camera to assist in lowlight scenarios too.
The front-facing cameras are large sensors for all with front flash available in OP 6 and Vivo V9 The cameras on the OnePlus stand out to be clearly superior to the other two, considering the almost half price of the other two this is acceptable. The camera performance between the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 are very close to each other in almost every aspect. One has to be very nit-picky to find the best among those.
|Model||OnePlus 6||Oppo F7||Vivo V9|
|Mediatek Helio P60||Qualcomm
|RAM||6 GB/ 8 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||128 GB / 256 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
|Screen Size||6.3 inches||6.23 inches||6.3 inches|
|Display tech||OLED||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Camera||16 + 20 MP|
20MP front camera
25 MP front camera
|16 + 5 MP
24 MP front camera
|OS||Oxygen OS 6 on|
|Android Oreo 8.1||Color OS 5.0 on
|Battery||3300 mAH||3400 mAH||3260 mAH|
|Other features||Water resistance,|
Face Unlock, USB-C.
|Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
Clearly in the performance rounds too, there was no close competitor to the OnePlus 6. It was the clear winner having the flagship processor, minimum of 6 gigs RAM. The real competition ran between the Vivo V9 and the Oppo F7 to take the runner-up position. Oppo F7 with the Mediatek Helio P60 has gained a lead over the V9 that is powered by a Snapdragon 626 in the speed test. The just marginal difference which can not be found in real life scenarios until posed against each other.
Design & Build
This time the Vivo V9 is left back and the OnePlus and Oppo lock horns for the best-looking smartphone. OnePlus 6 has a glass sandwich design with the neat and premium build. It has an alert slider that is unique to OnePlus devices. Oppo F7, on the other hand, has glass sandwich design but with stunning colors especially the diamond black which reflects different shades is different angles. The in-hand feel is almost same on all three with the similar size. The Oppo F7 feels a bit heavier of all but not too heavy to hold and use. None of the three is single-hand friendly.
Battery capacity on these three phones is more or less the same. The OnePlus has a slightly better battery life because of two reasons – 1. OLED display which considerably takes less power than LCD 2. Snapdragon 845 which is built on the 14nm manufacturing process, unlike other two 28nm chipsets.
OnePlus again has its lead in this with flagship features like the IP certified water and dust resistance and wireless charging. USB-C though started occurring in budget phones has not made it to the V7 and F9. Also, there is no word on the fast charging capabilities of the Oppo and Vivo offerings. OnePlus 6 comes with a dash charger out of the box which can charge the phone to 50% in 15 minutes.
Software updates are prompt up to a year on all three and OnePlus offers two years of support with two major Android updates.
Fun fact, all the three smartphone brands are own by a single country, each brand has different objective hence the difference in the smartphones. If you are moved by the delusive screen covering almost all of the front in these phones and stand confused which one to choose let me help you.
If you do not have any budget constraints and you do not wish to compromise on any of the aspects be it performance, camera or looks go for the OnePlus 6 which can not disappoint you. If you are worried by the price of OP 6 or if you feel it is overkill for your simple usage, then you have two other options to look at. I would suggest Oppo F7 if you want an edge on the looks, or Vivo V9 is the camera is your priority.