As expected from Chinese brands, both Oppo and Vivo have released their respective mid-range phones for early 2019. Both are worthy of your money but picking between the two could be a bit tricky since both offer great hardware for the price. With that said, let’s find out what makes the Oppo F11 and Vivo V15 respectively stand out.
Oppo F11 and Vivo V15 Differences
Advantages of Oppo F11
- 48MP main sensor
- 4000mAH VOOC 3.0
- comes in three colors (Purple, Green, White)
Advantages of Vivo V15
- starts at 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage
- Triple-main camera (12MP + 8MP + 5MP)
- 32MP pop-up camera
- no notch
Oppo F11 and Vivo V15 Similarities
- glass and polycarbonate build
- MediaTek Helio P70
- mechanical pop-up selfie camera
- 6.53-inch IPS LCD 1080p+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Android 9.0 Pie
- microSD slot of up to 256GB
- up to 6GB/128GB
- single selfie camera
- BT 4.2
- micro USB 2.0
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 4000mAh battery with respective fast charging
Which is a better buy between the Oppo F11 and Vivo V15?
As we all know, Oppo and Vivo come from the same parent company hence the similarities in devices’ looks. But the difference of the F11 and V15 is that – the former has a notch with a centered pop-camera. While the latter has the selfie camera on the right side, up top with a full-screen display.
In terms of build, both are sporting polycarbonate body but the displays come with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. As for the screen, it’s basically the same in size and quality at 6.53-inch IPS LCD FHD+.
The main difference comes down to the camera.
A triple camera setup highlights the Vivo V15 with 12MP main + 8MP ultrawide + 5MP depth sensors – perfect for landscape photographers.
On the other hand, the Oppo F11 comes only with two main cameras but an impressive sensor set of the 48MP main + 5MP depth sensor. If you want crisper photos, this could be the way to go.
Talking selfies, a 16MP lens resides on the F11 but the Vivo V15 seems to take the lead with a bigger 32MP. Until tested, V15 gets the advantage on paper.
The rest of the specs remain the same with Helio P70 mobile processors, 4000mAH batteries and respective fast charging technologies via micro USB 2.0 ports. But in our testing, Super VOOC currently leads the fastest charging game.
Now for the price.
Oppo F11 is expected to launch in the Philippines for Php14,990 that gets you 4GB RAM/128GB. No words yet whether or not the 6GB version will come too. While the Vivo V15 is estimated to arrive around Php18,000 for the 6GB/128GB variant.
With a full-screen display, triple camera, 6GB RAM, and a bigger selfie sensor, the Vivo V15 is looking to be the better buy in this comparison. Until the official pricing gets announced, we are giving Vivo the benefit of the doubt.
|Specs||Oppo F11||Vivo 15|
|6.53-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 395ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||6.53-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 395ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Dimensions||161.3 x 76.1 x 8.8 mm, 190g||161.2 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm, 186g|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)||Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Mali-G72 MP3|
|Memory||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 4 GB RAM + dedicated microSD, up to 256 GB||128GB, 6GB RAM + microSD slot, up to 256GB|
|Main Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|12 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Front Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm||Motorized pop-up 32 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAH battery with Super VOOC fast charging||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery with dual-engine fast charging|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6||Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9|
|Official Price||Php14,990||estimated at Php18k or $346|