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Vivo V7+ vs Huawei Mate 10 Lite: two 5.9-inch smartphones available for ~$350

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Two distinctively different smartphones are on show today, with Vivo V7+ riding the trend of 18:9 Fullview Display while Huawei Mate 10 Lite opts for the four-camera approach. Let’s scrutinise both of them further.

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First up, Vivo V7+ with the following specs:

  • 5.99-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1440 pixels or ~269 ppi pixel density
  • Fullview (18:9) Display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 24MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3225 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • 21,990 Indian Rupee or ~$345 USD price tag

The first thing that you will note about the Vivo V7+ is its enormous 5.99-inch size with Fullview (18:9) Display technology. The screen is conveniently large, and you get more screen space with Fullview Display, but the sad part is its High Definition resolution. It should at least have been equipped with a Full HD resolution, so you get to enjoy both features immensely.

Same can be said about the performance of the Vivo V7+. Powered by the Snapdragon 450 chipset, a decently fast octa-core processor, decent graphics and 4GB RAM seems like a mismatch. For it to run very smoothly, at least a Snapdragon 6xx chipset is needed.

It tries hard to make it all up on the camera with the 16MP primary camera and the 24MP selfie camera with LED flash dubbed the Moonlight Glow, Face Beauty 7.0 and Portrait Mode that simulates background blur. This should keep you excited in taking beautiful-looking selfies even in the cover of darkness.

With 64GB of internal storage, it is more than enough for all your apps and game. Should you need more space, that can easily be done via the microSD expansion supporting a maximum of 256GB.

Vivo V7+ is powered by a3225 mAh battery which is sufficient to power the phablet up for a full day of charge.

Finally, the Android Nougat 7.0 operating system is running the show on the software department.

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Come let’s meet Vivo V7+'s challenger for today, Huawei Mate 10 Lite with four cameras that makes it stand out from the crowd:

  • 5.9-inch Full HD with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2160 pixels or ~409 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T830 MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP+2MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • Dual 13MP+2MP secondary camera
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery
  • Android Oreo 8.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • Q4 2017 expected release date
  • 2,399 Chinese Yuan or ~$359 USD price tag

From the outset, it seems that Mate 10 Lite is more attractive. Although it will be sporting a slightly smaller 5.9-inch IPS screen, at least it comes with a Full HD resolution. More resolution means sharper images and more pixel per screen.

Not only that, but Mate 10 Lite also excels in the performance with its better Kirin 659 chipset, faster octa-core processor and better graphics. This few factors put it in front regarding performance, as you can easily run most apps and games quite smoothly.

With four cameras on Mate 10 Lite, it will sure attract a lot of people looking for this feature. If previously people can only go for either a dual primary camera or a dual selfie camera; why not have the best of both worlds with four cameras. And that’s exactly what makes it different from the rest. The dual 16MP+2MP primary camera lets you take excellent quality photos with it. Then the dual 13MP+2MP secondary camera makes for an excellent selfie camera as well.

Regarding storage, Mate 10 Lite also have 64GB of internal storage for you to be able to store lots of photos as you go photo crazy with it.

A slight advantage for Mate 10 Lite in the battery department, with its slightly larger 3340 mAh battery.

But the best of all is the fact that it will be running on the latest Android Oreo 8.0 right out of the bat upon its release this Q4 2017. Instead of waiting for an update that might not even happen, this makes Mate 10 Lite more worth it in the long run.

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Conclusion:

Vivo V7+ seems to get it right with the Fullview Display and great 16MP-24MP camera setup, but it bombed on the High Definition resolution and weak hardware; even though it is slightly cheaper in this case.

Vivo V7+ had just been released for 21,990 Indian Rupees or ~$345 USD price tag. You get to choose either Champagne Gold or Matte Black colour.

Meanwhile, for Huawei Mate 10 Lite, there’s nothing like the four cameras taking the spotlight – alongside the massive 5.9-inch Full HD IPS screen, mid-upper performance and the latest Oreo 8.0 operating system.

Huawei Mate 10 Lite is expected to be released sometime in Q4 2017 for 2,399 Chinese Yuan or ~$359 USD price tag. It will be available in Obsidian Black, Streamer Gold and Aurora Blue colours.

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