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Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo 2020 | Which is better?

by Jenny Xiao

I have always been the kind of person who switches smartphones quite often. Why? Simply because many companies tend to launch smartphones with newer specs making it rather hard to stick to one. I’ve used OnePlus, Nokia, Motorola, Asus and so many others, now my predicament lies with choosing between Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo.
Did you know that these 3 companies are known for delivering high-performance smartphones while charging lower than premium rates?

The ability to price their smartphones at low rates is mainly to do with the fact that raw materials are obtained from local sources making the production of these items cost much lower than Apple or Samsung.

Over the course of this article I will take you through the top three segments of smartphones, the high-end or the flagship killers, the mid-range smartphones and the budget friendly devices to see which of these are better in terms of the hardware used, camera setup and battery capacity.

So let’s take a look at the comparison between Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo.

Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo

Alright, let’s start off by clearing something up for everyone. Oppo and Vivo are two companies parented by the Chinese company, BBK Electronics. So, though we’re looking at three companies in this comparison, in reality it’s only two considering Oppo and Vivo follow a similar business model and product standards.

In terms of marketing, Xiaomi’s model is to manage their releases and advertisements through word of mouth and social media posts while, Oppo and Vivo are the exact opposite by churning out advertisements as often as they can

Oppo and Vivo have managed to have a steady growth in countries like India, Singapore, Thailand and other South Asian countries thanks to their approach, despite this Xiaomi has always been the choice for many mainly because they tend to deliver high-end smartphones for fractions of the price.

What is Xiaomi

A Chinese multinational electronics company based in Beijing, Xiaomi has been in the market for the last 10 years with their smartphones and IoT products, from smart home devices to laptops, bags, software and more.

With a presence in almost 90+ countries, Xiaomi is growing at a steady pace and have already managed to attain the #6 spot on the top 10 smartphone companies in the world.

Along with their affordable products and the focus on delivering the latest and best, Xiaomi has left a long lasting impression in the minds of millions of users.

What is Oppo?

Oppo or Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. is based in Guangdong, China is a consumer electronics sub brand of BBK Electronics. Specializing in smartphones apart from audio devices and other electronic products. 

Currently, Oppo has acquired a strong market base across the globe and is currently ranked at #4 in terms of worldwide market share.

Oppo has a range of smartphones which have been launched in a specific series of names such as the Oppo F series: Oppo F15, Oppo F17 Pro; the A series: Oppo A33, Oppo A92 and many others.

What is Vivo?

Vivo is the sister company of Oppo and has been around for about 11 years. Based in Guangdong, China, Vivo designs smartphones along with accessories, software and other online services. 

Last year, Vivo was hailed as the first smartphone company after Apple to feature a notch display with their V9 range of smartphones. 

Vivo stands at #5 among the top 10 smartphone companies in the world just after its sister company, Oppo.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra vs OPPO Find X2 Pro vs Vivo X50 Pro+

Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo

Considered as Flagship Killers, all three models were launched earlier this year to target the 5G market. The Mi 10 Ultra, Oppo Find X2 and the X50 Pro+ are powered by the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and run on Android 10.

Hardware

In terms of storage, Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra comes with a maximum of 16 gigs of RAM with up to 512GB of storage space, while the Find X2 and the X50 Pro+ come with a maximum of 12GB RAM with up to 512GB and 256 GB of internal space, respectively.

 All three devices come with an extremely customizable version of Android 10 and are built using flagship worthy hardware making them nearly identical in most usage scenarios.

Display

The Oppo Find X2 Pro has the most brilliant display, a 6.7” OLED screen that has a Quad HD+ resolution to deliver up to 1 billion coloirs and supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz and comes with HDR 10+ certification. 

Second in line is the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra with a 6.67” Full HD+ OLED screen while the device with the smallest screen size is the X50 Pro+ with a 6.56” Full HD+ AMOLED screen.

Camera

Oppo Find X2 is equipped with a triple camera set up while the Mi 10 Ultra and the Vivo X50 Pro+ come with a Quad-Camera setup. 

Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra is considered to be the best smartphone camera available in the market and utilizes the 48MP array to produce crisp and clear images with the best resolution around. 

With a 50MP Quad-camera setup on the X50 Pro+ you get better stabilization and better video recording functionalities.

Battery

The largest battery in this list belongs to the Mi 10 Ultra (4500 mAh) and comes with fast charging at 120W via Quick charge 5 (cable), 50W fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging of 10W power. 

Oppo on the other hand does not come with wireless charging or reverse wireless charging and the 4260 mAh battery has only the capability to fast charge at 65W whereas, the Vivo X50 Pro+ uses a 4315 mAh battery and comes with fast charging with 44W power.

Specifications

Oppo Find X2 ProXiaomi Mi 10 UltraVivo X50 Pro+
Display6.7” 1440*3168p; AMOLED Quad HD+6.67” 1080*2340p; OLED Full HD+6.56” 1080*2376p; AMOLED Full HD+
ProcessorSnapdragon 865; 2.84GHz Octa-coreSnapdragon 865; 2.84GHz Octa-coreSnapdragon 865; 2.84GHz Octa-core
Memory (RAM)12GB8GB, 12GB, 16GB8GB, 12GB
Storage (ROM)256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB, 512GB128GB, 256GB
Operating SystemColorOS (Android 10)MIUI (Android 10)FuntouchOS (Android 10)
Camera48MP + 48MP + 13MP Rear Triple Camera; 32MP Selfie Camera 48MP + 48MP + 12MP + 20MP Rear Quad Camera; 20MP Selfie Camera50MP + 8MP + 13MP + 8MP Rear Quad Camera; 32MP Selfie Camera
Battery4260mAh with Fast Charging 65W4500 mAh with Fast Charging 120W, Fast Wireless Charging 50W and Reverse Wireless Charging 10W4315 mAh with Fast Charging 44W
Price$893.00$949.00$592.03

Verdict : The ultimate all round performer is the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. However, it can be considered a tie due to the fact that the Oppo Find X2 Pro is waterproof. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Oppo A92s vs Vivo Y51s

Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo

Three Mid-range smartphones which have roughly the same screen size and come with 18W Fast Charging while running on Android v10 are budget friendly devices that have impressive specifications while costing less than others in the same category.

Hardware

The Note 9 Pro is powered by a 2.3GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 720G whereas the Oppo A92s uses a 2Ghz Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800 and the Y51s uses a 2Ghz Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8.

In terms of storage, all 3 smartphones come with 6 GB RAM and 128 gigs of internal storage which is expandable only in the case of the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

 All three devices come with an extremely customizable version of Android 10 and are built using flagship worthy hardware making them nearly identical in most usage scenarios.

Display

The Oppo A92s has the most brilliant display among the lot, a 6.57” IPS LCD screen that has a 1080*2400px resolution and has a refresh rate of 120Hz. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro falls in second with a slightly larger display at 6.67” IPS LCD and a resolution of 1080*2400 and lower pixel density. 

Whereas, the Vivo Y51s would fall in last place with their smaller screen size of 6.53” IPS LCD and lower pixel density at 395ppi.

Camera

Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Oppo A92s are fitted with a 48MP Quad-camera setup while the Vivo Y51s comes with a Triple camera setup.

With a powerful CMOS image sensor, the Redmi Note 9 Pro delivers far superior image quality and clarity  when compared to the A92s and the Y51s.

However, in terms of front facing Selfie cameras Oppo is lined with a dual setup, a 16MP primary camera with a 2MP depth sensor for better Selfies. Both the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Vivo Y51s come with a single selfie camera each.

Battery

The largest and most powerful battery in this segment belongs to the Redmi note 9 Pro at 5020mAh Li-polymer battery that is capable of Fast Charge at 18W.

Though the Oppo A92s runs on a 4000mAh battery while the Vivo Y51s has a 4500mAh battery, they both come with Fast Charge at 18W.

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 ProOppo A92sVivo Y51s
Display6.67” 1080*2400p; IPS LCD6.57” 1080*2400p; IPS LCD6.53” 1080*2340p; IPS LCD
ProcessorSnapdragon 720G; 2.3GHz Octa-coreMediaTek Dimensity 800 MT6873V; 2GHz Octa-coreSamsung Exynos 8 Octa 880; 2GHz Octa-core
Memory (RAM)6GB6GB6GB
Storage (ROM)128GB128GB128GB
Operating SystemMIUI (Android 10)ColorOS (Android 10)FuntouchOS (Android 10)
Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP Rear Quad Camera; 16MP Selfie Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear Quad Camera; 16MP + 2MP Dual Selfie Camera48MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear Triple Camera; 8MP Selfie Camera
Battery5020mAh with Fast Charging 18W4000mAh with Fast Charging 18W4500mAh with Fast Charging 18W
Price$244.97$297.35$249.99

Verdict : The Xiaomi Note 9 Pro is hands down the better smartphone between the 3 mentioned above with superior specifications and Fast Charging making it an ideal Mid-Range smartphone to buy.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 vs Oppo A73 vs Vivo IQOO U1x

Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo

These budget friendly smartphones were launched earlier this year to give way to newer models in this section. All 3 devices run on Android 10 right out of the box and come with Fast Charging.

Hardware

With nearly the same processors, the Redmi 9, A73 and the U1x are all Octa-core processors. While the Redmi 9 runs on a Mediatek Helio G80 chip-set and uses a 2GHz Octa-core processor, Oppo uses a Snapdragon 662 with 2.3GHz Octa-core, the Vivo U1x comes with a 2.0GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 662 processor.

Ultimately, all three devices come with storage variants and though the Oppo and Vivo devices start with 4 gigabytes of RAM with 64 gigs of internal storage, the Redmi 9 starts with a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

Display

Apart from using Gorilla glass 3 on all three devices, each one is special in their own way. 

For example, Xiaomi Redmi 9 uses a 6.53” IPS LCD screen that comes with a resolution of 1080*2340px whereas the A73 is equipped with a 6.44” AMOLED that comes with a resolution of 1080*2400px. Vivo U1x comes fitted with a large 6.51” IPS LCD display and produces a resolution of 720*1600px.

Another primary difference between the display of all three smartphones is that with the Oppo A73, the fingerprint sensor is situated beneath the display.

Camera

In terms of camera setup, the best array comes with the Oppo A73 followed by the Redmi 9 and finally the Vivo U1x.

The Oppo A73 has a 16MP Quad camera setup and a 16MP wide angle selfie camera; whereas the Redmi 9 comes with a lower 13MP Quad-camera setup and a 8MP selfie camera. Vivo on the other hand is equipped with a 13MP rear Triple camera setup while the selfie camera is set at 8MP.

All three smartphones come with HDR recording at 1080p@30fps. 

Battery

As specified earlier, all 3 smartphones have 18W fast charging but the largest battery would be that of the Redmi 9, a Li-polymer 5020mAh non removable battery with fast charging capabilities. 

The Oppo A73 has a 4015mAh Li-polymer battery that supports fast charging up to 30W and uses VOOC 4.0. On the other hand, the Vivo U1x uses a 5000mAh battery and supports Fast Charge of 18W.

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Oppo A73Vivo IQOO U1x
Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo
Display6.53” 1080*2340p; IPS LCD6.44” 1080*2400p; AMOLED6.51” 720*1600p; IPS LCD
ProcessorMediatek Helio G80; 2.0GHz Octa-coreSnapdragon 662; 2.3GHz Octa-coreSnapdragon 662; 2.0GHz Octa-core
Memory (RAM)4GB4GB4GB
Storage (ROM)64GB64GB64GB
Operating SystemMIUI11 (Android 10)ColorOS7.2(Android 10)IQOO UI 1.0 (Android 10)
Camera13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP Rear Quad Camera; 8MP Selfie Camera 16MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear Quad Camera; 16MP Dual Selfie Camera13MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear Triple Camera; 8MP Selfie Camera
Battery5020mAh with Fast Charging 18W4015mAh with Fast Charging 30W2000mAh with Fast Charging 18W
Price$159.99$176$139.98

Verdict : Oppo A73 wins in terms of overall performance as a result of the 30W Fast Charging capabilities.

Conclusion

To summarize from the article Xiaomi vs Oppo vs Vivo, it is evident that the preferred choice would be the Xiaomi series for hard-core users and gamers alike. However, it does lack a few features which Oppo has proactively included in their smartphones range making it a rather tough comparison. 

At the end of the day, I recommend the Xiaomi Mi10 Ultra and the Redmi Note 9 Pro for those looking for something that has a premium build, high specs and are all rounders in their respective classes.

For those looking to explore something new and different  or are into photography can opt for the Oppo series as they provide some top notch camera features and can be used by all, with no specific age group in mind. 

Vivo on the other hand would not be a recommendation simply because the hardware used is from the previous generation and the design is kind of similar with all the latest models. The one thing which stands out with Vivo is their display and clarity it produces.. 

It’s up to you to make the final decision based on your preference and budget in hand. 

Which Oppo phone is the best?

Currently, the Find X2 Pro is rated as the most premium and accomplished smartphone from Oppo and is currently their one phone that can be compared with the OnePlus series and Xiaomi Mi10 series.

Which is better, Oppo or Vivo?

While taking the Find X2 Pro and the X50 Pro+ into consideration, Oppo has done a remarkable job with a larger display with better clarity, it is actually the Vivo X50 Pro+ that emerges to be the better choice with a better camera and larger battery capacity and a lower retail price.

Is Xiaomi better than Samsung?

In practical use, yes. Xiaomi has been known to follow Samsung’s strategy of copying Apple. The only difference is that Xiaomi actually does this way  better than Samsung. The secret here is that Xiaomi matched the specifications of top end phones like Samsung and Apple while keeping their devices in the affordable range, unlike Samsung.

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