Vivo V19 recently made its India debut after the global launch early last month. The phone's key features include a dual selfie camera setup, Snapdragon 712 SoC, and 4500mAh battery. With the launch of this phone in the country, Vivo will be a giving tough competition to the likes of Oppo Reno 3 Pro that was launched in early-March. Both the phones offer similar features, however, the starting price of Vivo V19 is roughly Rs. 4,100 cheaper than the starting price of Oppo Reno 3 Pro.
The Vivo V19 comes in two variants, 8GB + 128GB storage as well as 8GB + 256GB storage. The 128GB model is priced at Rs. 27,990 while the 256GB model costs Rs. 31,990. Both the variants of the smartphone are offered in two colour options namely, Mystic Silver and Piano Black.
On the other hand, Oppo Reno 3 Pro current price starts at Rs. 31,990 for the 8GB + 128GB storage variant. The Oppo phone also has a 256GB variant that was launched in India at Rs. 32,990. However, Oppo in April revised the prices of several Oppo smartphones and currently, there's no information available about the new price of 256GB variant. The Reno 3 Pro is offered in Auroral Blue, Midnight Black, and Sky White colour options.
Coming to the specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) Vivo V19 runs Funtouch OS 10, based on Android 10, while the dual-SIM (Nano) Oppo Reno 3 Pro runs ColorOS 7, based on Android 10. Vivo V19 features a 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC coupled with 8GB RAM. On the other hand, Oppo Reno 3 Pro features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by MediaTek Helio P95 SoC, paired with 8GB RAM. Both the smartphones are equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
In terms of the cameras, both the smartphones have quad cameras at the back and dual cameras on the front. The quad rear camera setup on Vivo V19 includes a 48-megapixel primary camera along with an 8-megapixel camera and two 2-megapixel cameras. On the front, the phone has a 32-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel shooter. Oppo Reno 3 Pro includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel secondary camera, an 8-megapixel tertiary and lastly a 2-megapixel camera on the back. Additionally, there's a 44-megapixel camera accompanied by a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and video calling.
Moreover, both Vivo V19 and Oppo Reno 3 Pro come with up to 256GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options on Vivo V19 include dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v5.0, and a USB Type-C port for charging. Oppo Reno 3 Pro comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The Vivo V19's 4,500mAh battery supports 33W fast charging, while Oppo Reno 3 Pro packs a 4,025mAh battery that works with 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology to provide fast charging.
Lastly, Vivo V19 measures 159.64x75.04x8.5mm and weighs 186.5 grams. On the other hand, the Oppo Reno 3 Pro is bigger and lighter. The phone measures 160.2x73.3x7.9mm and weighs 170 grams.
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|Overall NDTV Rating|
|Battery Life Rating|
|Value for Money Rating|
|Model||V19||Reno 3 Pro|
|Release date||6th April 2020||2nd March 2020|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.64 x 75.04 x 8.50||158.80 x 73.40 x 8.10|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4500||4025|
|Colours||Piano Black, Mystic Silver||Auroral Blue, Midnight Black, Sky White|
|Screen size (inches)||6.44||6.40|
|Resolution||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2400 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712||MediaTek Helio P95 (MT6779V/CV)|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||-|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2. 4)||64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel|
|Front camera||32-megapixel (f/2.08) + 8-megapixel (f/2.28)||44-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 10|
|Skin||Funtouch OS 10||ColorOS 7|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes|
|Number of SIMs||2||-|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||-|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||-||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|