I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s Facebook Feed is full of selfies. 2016 the year of selfie smartphones brought a lot more to the table. Assisting poor captures to turn into great shots is what the whole idea is all about. Along with beautification mode and post-click image processing, smartphone manufacturers also introduced front-facing flash. Although the front-facing flash was known somewhat in end-2014, but a lot has been improved since then. Vivo too played for this card and built the V5 – 20MP Selfie camera smartphone with Moonlight Flash. We have been reviewing the V5 for the last 15 days and we thought to compare it with other smartphones touting the front-camera flash.
We are comparing Vivo V5 with OPPO F1s and Gionee S6s. Gionee S6s being the most affordable one in the competition though lacks a bit on specification set. Oppo F1s have been relaunching this model to really bring it up in the Indian market. Read on below to know more.
All of these smartphones in comparison come with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display. Though Vivo V5 and Oppo F1s sport a 720p (720×1280 pixel) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Gionee S6s comes with full HD display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Vivo V5 surprisingly doesn’t look that bad when used in person. The display is quite bright and colors are represented well. Though the winner will still be awarded to Gionee S6s as they are the market leaders in this field.
Talking about the specification set, I will suggest to read our launch coverage from the past for detailed list of specifications. Vivo V5 features a octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage. It also features a SD card slot which can only be used if not using the SIM 2 card slot. V5 runs on FunTouch OS 2.6 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. V5 is powered by a 3000mAh battery with quick charging technology.
Gionee S6s stays a bit behind here. It comes with a Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage. Housing a hybrid SIM card slot, it comes with storage expansion support with microSD but can only be used if not using the second SIM card slot. S6s runs on Amigo OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 3150mAh battery.
Oppo F1s comes in two variants – 3GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage variant as well as 4GB and 64GB storage variant. It too comes with MediaTek chipset, MT6750 with octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. F1s runs on Oppo’s Color OS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a 3075mAh battery.
All of these smartphones feature a fingerprint sensor but Vivo undoubtedly bags the fastest one. Lightning fast unlocking action takes from bright screen to unlocked mode in just 0.2 seconds.
There is no clear winner here, as almost all of them have the same specification set but overall understanding the package Vivo V5 might lead a little because of the better fingerprint sensor, 4GB RAM and running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
This is utmost important parameter to compare these smartphones. Touting camera as their USP, all three smartphones have a 13MP rear camera shooter. Oppo F1s with f/2.2 13MP sensor comes with phase detection autofocus whereas Gionee S6s comes with f/2.0 sensor whereas rest remains the same. Vivo too comes with a 13MP sensor with phase-detection autofocus and LED Flash.
Front-facing camera is simply the best on Vivo V5 as if this is the only thing they worked upon. With 20MP 1/2.78″ Sony IMX376 sensor with f2.0 aperture stacked in a 5P lens system along with an assisted Moonlight LED flash which tries to create a lighting effect of a professional studio with a soft radiant complexion to every face.
Oppo F1s comes with a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 in 1/3.1″ sensor size. Gionee S6s on the other hand comes with screenflash + LED flash assistance when shooting from a 8MP f/2.2 sensor.
Front-facing camera competition is clearly won by V5 with a great sensor upfront. Rear camera results actually look better from Gionee S6s with its gazillions of shooting modes.
These smartphone manufacturers being a major hit in offline markets makes their pricing a big deal for the targeted audience. Screen guard and back cover be a major PIA when you buy a newly launched smartphone. Finding everything in the box is one good habit these smartphone manufacturers have tried developing. Point to note, all this happen at a cost and that needs to be maintained. Vivo V5 retails for ₹17,980 whereas Oppo F1s is available for ₹18,990. Gionee S6s is the most affordable on in this segment with ₹16,999.
Concluding this comparison, the demand for perfect selfie can be accomplished with Vivo V5 with its 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight LED flash. Gionee S6s might fit in well with a better rear camera but overall the fight for a better specification set shall remain at peace. With the Vivo V5 Plus coming with dual front-facing camera let’s expect it to raise the bar even more.
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