OPPO and Vivo each launched two smartphones in their native China just hours apart. And the devices are well within the same price range.
OPPO debuted the R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition, which will go on sale starting April 1 for ¥2,999 (around P24,696 or $474) and ¥3,299 (P27,166 or $521), respectively.
Vivo, on the other hand, announced the X21 and X21 UD. The 64GB RAM and 128GB RAM variants of the regular X21 will retail starting March 28 at ¥2,898 (P23,864 or $458) and ¥3,198 (P26,335 or $506), respectively. The version with the under-display fingerprint sensor — the third Vivo model to have it after the X20 UD and the APEX — will go for ¥3,598 (P29,629 or $569).
Physically, the phones somehow look like the iPhone X because of the notch at the top of their screens. But more so the Vivo handsets than OPPO’s — their dual rear cameras have the same top-left placement and vertical arrangement as the ones on the 10th-anniversary iPhone.
How do these four stack up against each other, at least on paper? Check out this specs comparison.
You can already tell from the chips they’re using that one of the highlights of the OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition and Vivo X21 and X21 UD is artificial intelligence or AI.
Also, it’s interesting to note that in Portrait mode on the OPPO smartphones, you can add professional lighting effects. Sounds familiar? Because that’s the same thing you can do on the iPhone X.
Not that we’re complaining. It’s good that more features that used to be seen only on high-end devices, have made their way to more affordable units.
Now, we don’t know if the OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition and Vivo X21 and X21 UD will be launched in the Philippines. Previous series releases in the country tell us they’re not. If anything, we have the more budget-friendly OPPO F and Vivo V lineups here. In fact, the latter will unveil the Vivo V9 in the Philippines on March 22. OPPO Philippines is set to announce the F7 in April. Both have the controversial notch design.
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