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Team GIZGUIDE is back with a comparison of two popular phones. We are comparing the Vivo V11 and the OPPO F9.
Watch: Vivo V11 vs OPPO F9 - Comparison
Vivo V11 or OPPO F9?

Both of these smartphones have similar specs and price point. Let's start with the build and design. Let's see who looks more durable, look better, and has better ergonomics.

Vivo V11 vs OPPO F9 - Comparison


Vivo V11 vs OPPO F9 Specs Comparison

DeviceVivo V11OPPO F9
Display6.41-inch 2.5D curved Super AMOLED screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 422 ppi6.3-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protected LTPS TFT screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi 
CPU
1.95GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor
2.0GHz 64-bit Helio P60 octa-core processor with dual-core AI
GPUAdreno 512Mali-G72 MP3
RAM6GB6GB
ROM64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Back Camera12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4 w/ Dual Pixel PDAF focus and dual-tone LED flash16MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera25MP f/2.0 w/ AI and screen flash25MP f/2.0 w/ AI Beauty Recognition and screen flash
Battery
3,400mAh w/ dual engine fast charging
3,500mAh w/ VOOC flash charge 
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo w/ Funtouch OS 4.5
Android 8.1 Oreo w/ ColorsOS 5.2
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), dual 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
In-Display fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock, dual mic, Colors: nebula, starry night
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Dirac HD audio, dual mic, Colors: sunrise red, twilight blue, starry purple
Dimensions157.9 x 75 x 7.9 mm156.7 x 74.0 x 7.99 mm
Weight
156 g
169 g
PricePHP 19,999
PHP 17,990

Build Quality/Design

Vivo V11
Vivo V11

First off, the Vivo V11 has a more curvy look compared to OPPO F9's more flat design. In terms of looks, the Vivo V11 has the "starry night" gradient-design at the back while the OPPO F9 has their "petal-like" design.
OPPO F9
OPPO F9

In terms of build, they are similar. The V11 and F9 are made out of polycarbonate plastic. In terms of feel and ergonomics, we deem the V11's curvy design more comfortable to use.

Battery Life

The Vivo V11 has a 3,400mAh battery while OPPO F9 has 3,500mAh
The Vivo V11 has a 3,400mAh battery while OPPO F9 has 3,500mAh

In terms of battery, the OPPO F9 has a 3,500mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge while the Vivo V11 has a 3,400mAh battery with Dual Engine fast charging. The VOOC Flash Charge can supply two hours worth of talk time with just 5 minutes of charging. The Vivo V11 can be charged to full in just 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The OPPO F9 has VOOC Flash Charge
The Vivo V11 has Dual Engine fast charging
The Vivo V11 has Dual Engine fast charging

The Vivo V11 and OPPO F9 can reach up to 7-10 hours of battery life. We just hope that they ditch the micro USB port for USB Type-C.

Cameras

Vivo V11 has a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup
Vivo V11 has a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup

Let's go to the cameras. The Vivo V11 has a dual main camera setup with 12MP + 5MP sensors with dual PDAF while the OPPO F9 has a 16MP + 2MP setup with PDAF. Both of these phones use their secondary sensors to gather depth information. This means that they can produce better bokeh effects on photos.
The OPPO F9 has  a 16MP + 2MP setup
The OPPO F9 has  a 16MP + 2MP setup

In terms of the sensors, it's a stalemate but the V11 edges out the F9 with its Dual PDAF technology. It can acquire and focus on the subject faster as well as distinguishing the subject from the foreground and background.
Vivo V11 selfie
Vivo V11 selfie

Both phones also use AI for photography. The OPPO F9 has studio lighting for the main camera while the V11 implemented that for the selfie camera. For the main cameras, the AI can detect the scenes. In terms of video capture, both phones sport EIS but not OIS. The OPPO F9 can capture up to 1080p while the Vivo V11 can capture up to 4K but a bit more shaky. Overall, the Vivo V11 comes out on top in terms of the main cameras as it produces more vibrant and detailed photos.
OPPO F9 selfie
OPPO F9 selfie

In terms of selfie, both phones sport a 25MP f/2.0 sensor with AI. In terms of features, both have AR stickers and their own version of AI beautification features. The Vivo V11 has a studio lighting feature. In terms of the AI beauty feature, both companies tout that their AI can identify multiple points on your face to adjust your selfie setting to produce a beautified yet natural looking photos.

In terms of audio quality, the Vivo V11 comes out deeper and richer. However, the OPPO F9 is not far behind.

Performance

Performance
Performance

Performance-wise, the F9 has a Helio P60 SoC which one of the best midrange SoC this year. The Vivo V11 has a smarter version of Snapdragon 660 with AIE. It can both play NBA, PUBG and other popular games with no problem. Both also has large 6GB RAM for multitasking and ample 64GB of expandable storage for your apps.

Unique Features

  In-Display Fingerprint scanner of Vivo V11
In-Display Fingerprint scanner of Vivo V11

In terms of unique features, the ones that leave a mark for us is the OPPO F9's VOOC fast charging and the Vivo V11's In-Display fingerprint scanner which is faster than the X21's version.
VOOC flash charge tech
VOOC flash charge tech

They both have face unlock features that works even at lowlight. The V11 has the IR face unlock.

Display

Which display is better?
Which display is better?

Let's talk about the display then, the Vivo V11 has a 6.41-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display while the OPPO F9 has a 6.3-inch FHD+ LTPS TFT display. Both sport an above 90 percent screen-to-body ratio with the F9 having 90.8 percent and the V11 with 91.26 percent. We are liking this development since the screen real estate is getting bigger while the notch is getting smaller.

The OPPO F9 has the waterdrop Notch while the Vivo V11 has the Halo Notch. Overall, we like the Vivo V11's Super AMOLED display with brighter display and more vibrant colors.

Vivo V11 advantages - Better display, slightly more capable cameras, In-Display fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock
OPPO F9 advantages - Bigger battery, VOOC flash charge tech, more affordable

Our thoughts

Which is your pick?
Which is your pick?

The Vivo V11 and OPPO F9 came out neck and neck in this comparison.

However, we feel that the V11 edged out the F9 in terms of the overall package.

We liked the simpler and more elegant design of the V11. They are tied in terms of real world performance. The display battle goes to V11's AMOLED display as well as photography performance.

In the end, the consumers are the winner here because both phones provide excellent options in the midrange arena.

What do you guys think?
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