Specs comparison between two of the most anticipated mid-range smartphones this season: OPPO F5 and the Huawei Nova 2i.
OPPO F5 and the Huawei Nova 2i
Let’s do a quick spec comparison between two of the most anticipated mid-range smartphones this quarter — the OPPO F5 and the Huawei Nova 2i. This comparison is not meant to show which is the better phone. We just want to highlight what each has to offer, given how closely priced they are.
The OPPO F5 fronts a 6-inch full HD+ display, while the Huawei Nova 2i has a 5.9-inch full HD display. Both offer about the same experience, both have small bezels and both offer full HD resolution. The OPPO F5 though has a better screen protection with Gorilla Glass 5.
Also Read: Huawei Nova 2i Review
The Huawei Nova 2i is powered by a 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, while the OPPO F5 runs on a 2.50Ghz octa-core MediaTek MT6763 processor. The F5 has a slightly faster clock speed, but both have similar performance in benchmark apps, with scores ranging somewhere in the 64k+ range.
The Huawei Nova 2i features 64GB storage, while the OPPO F5 32GB. Both offer microSD card support, but the F5’s goes all the way up to 256GB. At this point, 32GB looks to be the new normal and, to be honest, its more than enough for most people. But having double the size has its benefits.
This is where it starts to get interesting. Both offer a different approach to selfies. The OPPO F5 boasts a single 2oMP front camera with an f/2.o lens and on-screen flash. The handset takes taking selfies to another level with its AI powered beautification mode.
On the other hand, the Nova 2i uses a dual 13MP + 2MP setup. I liked what I saw when I reviewed it. And it has a great feature where in you’re able to re-focus after a shot has been taken.
The OPPO F5 features a 16MP camera with a f/1.8 lens, PDAF, and an LED flash. The Huawei Nova 2i again uses a dual 16MP + 2MP camera setup with f/2.0 lens, AF and dual LED flash. Having two lenses helps create better looking blurred backgrounds. And you can, again, re-focus after every shot with aperture mode.
The Huawei Nova 2i packs a 3,340 mAh battery, while the OPPO F5 has a 3,200 mAh. The former has a slightly higher capacity, but the latter comes with a higher voltage charger.
The Huawei Nova 2i and the OPPO F5 are probably two of the best smartphones in the mid-range segment right now. The two have similar internals, with different approaches to photography and selfies. Choosing between the two will depend on what you need, and what you intend to do with the handsets. But you cannot go wrong with either.
|OPPO F5||Huawei Nova 2i|
|Display||6-inch LTPS Full HD+ Display (2160 x 1080; 402 ppi), |
Gorilla Glass 5
|5.9-inch Full HD IPS FullView Display 18:9 (1920 x 1080, 407ppi)|
|Processor||2.50GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6763T||2.36Ghz Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP2 GPU||Mali-T830 GPU|
|RAM||4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
+microSD up to 256GB
|Front Camera||20MP Front Camera, f/2.0, Screen Flash||Dual 13MP + 2MP Front Camera|
|Rear Camera||16MP Rear Camera, f/1.8, PDAF, LED flash||Dual 16MP + 2MP Rear Camera, f/2.0, AF, Dual LED Flash|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Dual Band|
Bluetooth v4.2, aptX
|Security||Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)|
|Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)|
|Others||Micro USB Port|
|Micro USB Port|
|Battery||3,200 mAh w/ fast charger||3,340 mAh|
|OS||ColorOS 3.1, Android 7.0 Nougat||EMUI 5.1, Android 7.0 Nougat|
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