Vivo on Tuesday showcased the V5 smartphone with a 20-megapixel camera in the front in the Indian market at Rs. 17,980. The new smartphone offers a bunch of front camera features that will delight all selfie lovers in the country, such as a LED flash in front and filters and software enhancements aimed at making your selfies shine.
However, Vivo V5 is not the only selfie-focussed smartphone you can buy under Rs. 18,000. Oppo and Gionee already have their selfie phones – Oppo F1s (Rs. 17,990) and Gionee S6s (Rs. 17,999), respectively – in the market, with features similar to the ones that the Vivo V5 offers. There are subtle differences of course, but making the final buying decision is quite difficult considering how similar the three smartphones are.
(Also see: Vivo V5 First Impressions)
For starters, all the smartphones have metal bodies, lending a premium feel to the design; the trio is quite similar in size too. Screen size, connectivity features, battery capacity, and other major features of the Vivo V5, Oppo F1s (Review), Gionee S6s (Review) look comparable too at first glance.
But a closer look reveals the differences. While the Vivo V5 and Gionee S6s sport LED flash in front, Oppo F1s does not. Similarly, the Gionee smartphone has full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) screen resolution, whereas Vivo and Oppo smartphones sport just HD (720x1280 pixel) displays.
Take a look at the other differences between Vivo V5, Oppo F1s, and Gionee S6s below:
|Vivo V5||Oppo F1s||Gionee S6s|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS HD display||5.5-inch IPS HD display||5.5-inch IPS full-HD display|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Funtouch OS 2.6||Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Color OS 3.0||Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Amigo UI 3.2|
|Front camera||20-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, 'Moonlight Glow' flash||16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture||8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel camera, LED flash||13-megapixel camera, LED flash||13-megapixel camera, LED flash|
|Processor||1.5GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6750||1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750||1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753|
|Storage||32GB, with up to 256GB microSD card support (uses 2nd SIM slot)||32GB, with up to 256GB microSD card support||32GB, with up to 256GB microSD card support (uses 2nd SIM slot)|
|Connectivity||4G-LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, FM radio, dual SIM||4G-LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, dual SIM||4G-LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB Type C, FM radio, dual SIM|
Apart from the hardware differences, each smartphone has its own software features to improve the selfies you take. Vivo V5 has the Face Beauty Mode 6.0 software and filters to add effects to your selfies, while Gionee S6s has the Face Beauty 2.0 software and its own set of filters for the same purpose. Oppo F1s too comes with Beautify 4.0 software and filters, along with selfie panorama feature for group selfies.
So, which of these smartphones would you go for? Tell us via comments below.