The brand war in the smartphone segment under 22k has been overwhelming so far. If the choices between brands were not enough, Vivo came up with Vivo V7 and Vivo V7 Plus, both having similar design and hardware. Vivo V7 Plus is more expensive and was launched first in August 2017 at a price of 21k. Vivo V7 price in India is slightly lower at 20k, although both the models come at a discount online. Before you pick one, here’s a look at the things that are similar and things that are not.

The basics

Vivo V7 comes with 5.7-inch display, which is slightly smaller than Vivo V7 Plus’s 5.99-inch screen. Both variants come with 4GB RAM, which is expected for this segment, but the internal memory for Vivo V7 has cut to half at 32GB. Also, it has a slightly lower sized 3000 mAh battery, compared to 3225 mAh battery that comes with V7 Plus. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear for both smartphones, and the duo has all the necessary sensors – Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope – in place. In a time when brands are trying hard to offer Stock Android experience, Vivo is still adamant on Funtouch OS, which is updated to Android v7.1 (Nougat). One cannot help but notice the similarities with iOS. We still wonder why an Android device must ape iOS in the first place.

More to know

Both feature a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor, which offers decent performance, but for the price range, one expects at least Snapdragon 650. Many brands already have better hardware for the same segment. Surprisingly, Vivo V7 feels at tad thicker at 7.9mm, compared to Vivo V7 Plus at 7.7mm. Vivo V7, however, weighs much lesser at 139 grams, compared to Vivo V7, which is around 160 grams. Both devices have the choice of expandable memory up to 256 GB.

Camera Features

Vivo has packed the same features for camera for both V7 and V7 Plus. You get Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, along with Phase Detection autofocus. The front 24 MP shooter on both devices is extremely powerful and clicks the best pictures on the go and in low lighting. On the rear, you get a 16MP variant, which isn’t half bad, but doesn’t click better, despite a few extra features.

Final word

Vivo V7 Plus and Vivo V7 are decent inclusions from Vivo, but one is left wondering why two devices would be so much similar with minute changes. If you need more memory, Vivo V7 Plus is probably better, for a lower price, Vivo V7 isnt a bad choice either. Check online to get the best deals on Vivo V7.