Oppo F3 vs Vivo V5s vs Gionee A1: Price, specifications and features compared

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Here’s how the selfie centric Oppo F3 compares with its competitors, the Vivo V5s and Gionee A1.

India is a crowded smartphone market with a lot of companies battling the price vs specification war. However, Chinese companies such as Oppo, Vivo and Gionee are targeting the selfie-centric niche audience with their range of smartphones. According to Counterpoint Research, the selfie-centric smartphone shipments grew 15 percent in Q1 2017, with Oppo having a market share of 23.6 percent. Now, after launching the F3 Plus with dual front-facing cameras earlier this year, Oppo has today launched an affordable version of the smartphone called F3.

Just like the F3 Plus, the F3 also features dual front-facing cameras for clicking selfies and wide-angle group selfies. The smartphone will compete with the likes of the recently launched Vivo V5s and Gionee A1. We compared all three smartphones based on their price, specifications and features, and here’s how they fare.

Pricing and availability: The Oppo F3 will set you back by Rs 19,990and will be available to purchase from Amazon India and offline retailers, starting May 13. The recently launched Vivo V5s is priced at Rs 18,990 and will go on sale starting May 6. Gionee A1, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 19,999 and available to purchase from online as well as offline stores.

Display: All three smartphones feature 5.5-inch displays with 2.5D curved glass on top. The Oppo F3 features a full HD TFT IPS panel, the Gionee A1 features a full HD AMOLED panel whereas the Vivo V5s comes with an HD panel. Clearly, the Gionee A1 and Oppo F3 take a lead here with high-resolution displays. It’s sad to see Vivo using an HD panel on a Rs 18,990 smartphone, when even the smartphones under Rs 10,000 come with full HD panels these days.

Hardware: The Oppo F3 is powered by MediaTek’s 64-bit MT6750T octa-core SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB on-board storage. The Vivo V5s, is powered by MT6750 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage. The only difference between both chipsets is that MT6750 supports HD display resolution, whereas the ‘MT6750T’ version supports full HD resolution. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also present on both smartphones. However, while the Vivo V5s comes with a hybrid SIM card slot, the Oppo F3 comes with two SIM card slots and one microSD card slot.

The Gionee A1, on the other hand, is powered by MediaTek’s 64-bit Helio P10 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage, which can further be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. ALSO READ: Vivo V5 to Gionee A1: Top 5 selfie-centric smartphones in India, priced under Rs 20,000

Camera: The USP of all three smartphones in this comparison is that they are all selfie-centric smartphones. The Oppo F3 is the only smartphone in the lot to feature dual front-facing cameras. Out of the two cameras, one is a 16-megapixel standard camera for clicking selfies, whereas the other one is an 8-megapixel snapper with a wide-angle lens for taking group photos. The smartphone also comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase-detection auto-focus (PDAF) and LED flash. ALSO READ: Oppo F3 Plus Review: The rise of the ‘selfie’ flagship

The Vivo V5s features a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with along with a ‘Moonlight’ glow LED light to help you capture better photos in low-light conditions. However, it works like a torch to illuminate the scene, rather than flash that fires for a couple of seconds. At the back, the smartphone also features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.

The Gionee A1, on the other hand, features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash and aperture f/2.0, and a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, aperture f/2.2 and LED flash.

Battery and connectivity: Oppo has fitted the F3 with a 3,200mAh battery and has bundled a fast charger that can deliver an output of 2A, and fully charge the device in about an hour-and-a-half. Vivo V5s is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery, whereas the Gionee A1 has the maximum battery capacity of 4,010mAh battery. ALSO READ: Vivo V5 Review

In terms of connectivity, all smartphones feature dual-SIM card support, 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB. Vivo V5s and Gionee A1 also offer support for USB OTG. 

Operating system: Despite being a new launch, the Oppo F3 and Vivo V5s run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with a layer of custom UI running on top. The Gionee A1, on the other hand, runs on the latest Android OS with a layer of Amigo OS skin running on top. ALSO READ: Gionee A1 Review

Overall, there are subtle differences in the specifications and features of the three smartphones. With neck-and-neck in the competition, the Oppo F3 takes a small lead with dual front-facing cameras for clicking selfies and group selfies. If you’re more into taking group selfies, the F3 may just be an option to consider, and if you are looking for a selfie-centric smartphone with a good battery life, the Gionee A1 could be the answer.

Oppo F3 vs Vivo V5s vs Gionee A1: Comparison table 

Features

Oppo F3

Vivo V5s

Gionee A1

Display

5.5-inch full HD

5.5-inch HD

5.5-inch full HD

Processor

Mediatek 64-bit MT6750 octa-core

Mediatek 64-bit MT6750 octa-core

MediaTek 64-bit Helio P10 octa-core

RAM

4GB

4GB

4GB

Storage

64GB (expandable)

64GB (expandable)

64GB (expandable)

Rear camera

13-megapixel

13-megapixel

13-megapixel

Front camera

16-megapixel + 8-megapixel

20-megapixel

16-megapixel

OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ColorOS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 3.0

Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo OS

Battery

3,000mAh

3,000mAh

4,010mAh

Connectivity

Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, OTG

Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, OTG

Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and OTG support

Price

Rs 19,990

Rs 18,990

Rs 19,999

 

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