Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Price, Software and Hardware Configurations Compared

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Price, Software and Hardware Configurations Compared

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Price, Software and Hardware Configurations Compared

by July 21, 2018

Huawei-Nova-3i-vs-Oppo-F7-vs-Vivo-V9The mid-range segment (sub 20k) in the smartphone market is getting saturated with several handsets being launched by the smartphone makers across the globe. This includes the likes of Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung and many more. One of the latest entrant in the segment is the Huawei Nova 3i which is a trimmed down version of the Nova 3 smartphone. Today, we’ll compare the Nova 3i smartphone with two of its closest counterparts- Oppo F7 and Vivo V9. We’ll talk about several specifications like Display, OS, Processor, Battery, Camera etc. We’ll also take into consideration the price aspect in order to find which of these handsets provide better value for money to the buyers.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Display

The Nova 3i sports a 6.3-inch IPS FullView display with full HD+ resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 81%. The Oppo F7 flaunts a equal 6.23-inch FHD+ IPS display with resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9 which results into a 82.5% screen-to-body ratio which is slightly better as compared to Nova 3i. The display also features Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

While the Vivo V9 bears the biggest display of the three i.e. 6.3-inches Full HD+ (1080 × 2280 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio resulting into 85.2% screen-to-body ratio which is best of the lot. The Vivo V9’s display also has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. So Vivo V9 emerges as the winner in terms of display.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Battery

The Nova 3i is backed by a battery with 3,340mAh capacity and the Oppo F7 is backed by a 3,260mAh battery. The Vivo V9 packs the highest capacity battery of 3,400mAh. Although, the battery capacity cannot be the sole indicator of its performance as there are other factors that affect the output such as efficiency of processor and display technology. However, as per our research findings the Vivo V9’s actual battery performance is also better as compared Nova 3i and Oppo F7.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: OS

All three smartphones are at par when it comes to OS as they run the same latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Processor

The Huawei Nova 3i is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 710 2.2GHz octa-core processor along with Mali-G51 GPU, whereas the Oppo F7 is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Vivo V9 is backed by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 paired with Adreno 506 GPU. Nova 3i’s Kirin 710 processor is recent as compared to Snapdragon 626 and Helio P60, which gives it a slight edge over its counterparts.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: RAM and Storage

This is one of the key factors in decision making as the performance also depends on the storage configuration. All three smartphones are backed by a same 4GB of RAM. The inbuilt storage capacity of Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 is 64GB while Nova 3i tops the chart with 128GB of onboard storage.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Camera

The Oppo F7 bears a simple camera set up which consists of 16MP rear camera and 25MP front camera for selfies. The front camera comes with AI features.

The Vivo V9 comes equipped with dual rear camera set up of 16MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor. The front hosts a 24MP snapper for selfies and video calls.

The Nova 3i sports a comparatively better rear camera set up which comprises of 24MP primary sensor and 16MP secondary sensor. It also has several Ai-assisted features such as portrait mode, object recognition etc. It also has 3D Qmoji which is similar to the iPhone X’s Animoji. The front hosts a 24MP + 2MP dual camera set up.

So, in terms of rear camera the Nova 3i has a better set up as compared to its competitors whereas in terms of front camera, the Oppo F7 wins the battle as its rightly being touted as selfie camera by the company.

Huawei Nova 3i vs Oppo F7 vs Vivo V9: Price in India

Let’s talk about the most critical aspect i.e. price as it plays the biggest role when it comes to decision making.

The Nova 3i price in India starts with Rs. 20,400. The Vivo V9 comes with a price tag of Rs. 19,700 and the Oppo F7 is the cheapest of the three with starting price of Rs. 17,700.

Concluding Remarks:

Although the Oppo F7 is priced the lowest, there is not much difference in the pricing of the three devices thus one needs to take into consideration the specifications and take an informed decision based on the same by evaluating the value for money. In our opinion, the Nova 3i scores better over the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 in several key factors such as camera, processor, battery etc. and thus we recommend the same.

Here’s a quick specification comparison for your reference:

  Oppo F7 Vivo V9 Nova 3i
Display Size 6.23-inch 6.3–inch 6.3-inch
Resolution 2280 x 1080 pixel 1080 × 2280 pixel 2340 × 1080 pixel
Dimensions 156.00 x 75.30 x 7.80 mm 154.80 x 75.00 x 7.90 mm 157.60 x 75.20 x 7.60 mm
Weight 158 grams 150 grams 169 grams
Processor MediaTek Helio P60 Snapdragon 626 HiSilicon Kirin 710
CPU Cores 2 MHz octa-core 2.2GHz octa-core octa-core
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 506 Mali-G51
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory up to 256 GB up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Primary Camera 16 MP 16 MP + 5 MP 24 MP + 16 MP
Secondary Camera 25 MP 24 MP 24 MP + 2MP
OS Version Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin ColorOS 5.0 FunTouch OS 4.0 EMUI 8.2
Battery Capacity 3260 mAh 3400 mAh 3340 mAh
Price in India Starting from Rs. 17,700 Starting from Rs. 19,700 Starting from Rs. 20,400