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4-Way Mid-range Phone-Off: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, Huawei P9 Lite, OPPO F1s, Asus Zenfone 3 5.2

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Here’s our 4-Way Mid-range Phone-off pitting fan favorite smartphones this time with the Huawei P9 Lite, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, the OPPO F1s, and the Asus Zenfone 3.

Design

The OPPO F1s and the Galaxy J7 Prime share similar qualities here as the build is composed of a mix of mostly metal with plastic caps found in the top and bottom portions to make way for signal reception.

The Zenfone 3 5.2 employs a glass finish all around sandwiching the metal frame.

The Huawei P9 Lite is mostly plastic held together by a metal frame.

The lightest of the 4 and the most palm friendly belongs to the P9 Lite followed closely by the OPPO F1s. The J7 Prime had the most metal in construction that ranked second in the design department.

The most premium feeling device belongs to the Zenfone 3, as the all glass build gave the coolest and heaviest feel out of our contenders making it the winner for this round.

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Display

3 of the 4 will be employing a 1080p display sans the F1s set at 720p.

3 out of 4 again will be coming into the fight with an IPS LCD display with varying iterations in versions. Only the J7 Prime will be clad in PLS TFT display.

The clearest images will belong to the Huawei P9 Lite and the Asus Zenfone 3. The J7 Prime will have a touch of saturation in tow thanks to a more vivid display.

The OPPO F1s will have the least sharp images of the four though still very bright.

The J7 Prime will not be supporting an ambient light sensor which means blindly fumbling through the quick settings menu will almost always be required when stepping out into broad daylight.

We’re giving this on a tie between the Huawei P9 Lite and the Zenfone 3.

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Camera

Shots in broad daylight gave points to both the cameras of the P9 Lite and the Zenfone 3 seen in the pictures. The same images for the OPPO F1s resulted in a touch of overexposure. The J7 Prime was underexposed.

Indoor shots with proper lighting gave the sharpest results to the P9 Lite with a warmer tone. The same warmness can be found on the F1s.

The Zenfone 3 was just as sharp but leans on the colder side. The J7 Prime had the coldest of all four samples with some underexposure in tow.

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Outdoor

Nighttime shooting with the most details belonged to the Huawei P9 Lite that was also the warmest of the four.

Following closely is the Zenfone 3 with some noise creeping in.

The coolest version of the same image belonged to the F1s.

The J7 Prime struggled the most with focusing problems with an underexposed shot.

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Low-light
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Night shot

Selfies will be the game for the F1s as it pulls ahead in the race of selfie expert. The details are crisper, colors are livelier and the overall result is just satisfying to the eye.

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Selfie Camera

All four of our contenders can record a maximum of 1080p @ 30fps.
The most accurate color rendition belongs to the Zenfone 3 and the P9 lite while the F1s and the J7 prime was met with pale colors.
Zenfone 3 will pull ahead on the video recording thanks to Optical Image Stabilization.

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Performance

The Zenfone 3 and the P9 Lite have the most capable processors with the Snapdragon 652 and the HiSilicon Kirin 650.

Don’t be perturbed as the proprietary processor in the P9 Lite is more than capable at covering your average daily apps.

The Mediatek 6750 inside the OPPO F1s is decent and works well but failed to go toe to toe with the first two contenders.

It’s another slow story for the Galaxy J7 Prime as the proprietary Exynos 7870 could not make a smooth experience of more demanding apps and games.

Don’t get us wrong, all these phones are mighty capable in providing you your daily needs. Each will have their own strengths.

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Antutu Benchmark

Battery

The longest battery life belongs to the J7 Prime that packs 3300mAh juice. It was able to withstand 32 hours of stand by time with 5 hours of screen on time.

The quickest to charge to the fullest is the Zenfone 3 that took 2 hours and 7 mins but holds the least capacity at 2600mAh.

The P9 lite, Zenfone 3, and F1s can last with 4hours of screen on time with the P9 lite achieving the longest charge time.

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Battery Test

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Pricing and Verdict

The most affordable here is the Huawei P9 Lite that retails at Php11,990 or $250, followed by the OPPO F1s with 1000 peso difference at Php12,990 or $289.

Behind the F1s is the Zenfone 3 that starts at Php12,995 or $262. And last but not the least is the J7 Prime which is priced at Php13,990 or $281.

What do you think of our Mid-range Phone-Off? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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OPPO F1S Full Specs, Official PH Price, Release Date in the Philippines

SPECS, PH Price OPPO F1S
Display 5.5-inch 720p HD display IPS LCD, 267ppi
Size 7.44mm thick, 160g weight
Design Metal + Plastic, Gorilla Glass 4
Colors Gold, Rose Gold, Gray
Chipset Mediatek 6750 octa-core chipset
Processor 8 x 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Mali-T860MP2
Memory 3GB RAM, 32GB internal, dedicated microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera 13MP f2.2, dual tone LED flash
Multimedia 1080p
Front camera 16MP f2.0
Connectivity GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz |
4G LTE, WiFi n, Bt 4.1, GPS, dual-nano sim
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Software Color OS 3.0
Battery 3000mah
Ports microUSB, 3.55mm headphone jack
Official Price P12,990 SRP for 32GB model (US$280) in online stores
Availability date August 2016 availability in the Philippines
Where to buy OPPO Stores

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Full Specs, Official PH Price, Release Date in the Philippines

SPECS, PH Price Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Display 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p PLS TFT, 401 ppi
Size 8mm thick, 167g weight
Design Metal casing
Colors Black, Gold
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core chipset
Processor 8 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Mali-T830MP2
Memory 3GB RAM, 16/32GB internal, dedicated microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
Multimedia 1080p
Front camera 8MP f1.9
Connectivity GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz |
4G LTE, WiFi n, Bt 4.1, GPS, dual-nano sim
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software TouchWiz UI 3.5
Battery 3300mah
Ports microUSB, 3.55mm headphone jack
Official Price P13,990 ($281) pesos
Availability date October 2016 availability in the Philippines
Where to buy Samsung Stores

Huawei P9 Lite Prime Full Specs, Official PH Price, Release Date in the Philippines

SPECS, PH Price Huawei P9 Lite
Display 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LCD, 424ppi
Size 7.5mm thick, 147g weight
Design Unibody metal, scratch-resistant
Colors Black, Gold, White
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 650 octa-core chipset
Processor 8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Mali-T830MP2
Memory 3GB RAM, 16GB internal, hybrid microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera 13MP f2.0, dual tone LED flash,
Multimedia 1080p
Front camera 8MP f2.0
Connectivity GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz |
4G LTE, WiFi n, Bt 4.1, GPS, dual-nano sim
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software Emotion UI 4.1
Battery 3000mah
Ports microUSB, 3.55mm headphone jack
Official Price P11,990 ($250US) pesos
Availability date June 2016 availability in the Philippines
Where to buy Huawei Stores

ASUS ZenFone 3 5.2 Prime Full Specs, Official PH Price, Release Date in the Philippines

SPECS, PH Price ASUS ZenFone 3 5.2
Display 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LCD, 424ppi
Size 7.7mm thick, 144g weight
Design Metal frame, curved Gorilla Glass 3
Colors Shimmer Gold, Aqua Blue, Moonlight White, Sapphire Black, Special: Nebula, Crystal Frost
Chipset Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset
Processor 8 x 2.0 GHz
Graphics Adreno 506
Memory 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal, hybrid microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera 16MP PixelMaster, f2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash, laser focus, phase detection, OIS, HDR
Multimedia 1080p
Front camera 8MP f2.0, wide-angle, 1080p video
Connectivity GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz |
4G LTE, WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, GPS, dual-nano sim, NFC
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Software ZenUI 3.0
Battery 2600mAh
Ports USB Type-C, 3.55mm headphone jack
Official Price Php12,995 or $262
Availability date August 2016 availability in the Philippines
Where to buy ASUS Stores

3 COMMENTS

  1. I thought that the Zenfone 3 could record at up to 4K UHD video at 30fps and it’s processor is a Qualcomm S625 processor?

  2. Also , I noticed in almost all comparisons and reviews is that you say “652” rather than “625” which makes it a lot more confusing..

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