OPPO has come up with a strong portfolio of smartphones for the Philippine market. As of the moment, their line-up is led by the new OPPO F7 and the F7 Youth.
The OPPO F7 delivers an appealing set of features for the midrange segment. It has a large screen, incredible selfie prowess, and capable performance — all of which are the requirements for a good 2018 smartphone.
But a few months after its release, the company has brought the OPPO F7 Youth in the Philippines. This new smartphone aims to bring the features we came to love from its bigger brother — but with toned down specs and a more reasonable price tag.
There’s no denying that the standard F7 is better than the F7 Youth — at least on paper. But the main question we want to answer here is, which between these two phones actually offer better value for the money?
Is it actually necessary for you to spend more and get the OPPO F7? Or are you better off saving that extra money and just go with the F7 Youth? Let’s all figure out the answer to these questions in our OPPO F7 vs OPPO F7 Youth specifications and features comparison.
|OPPO F7||OPPO F7 Youth|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Android 8.1 Oreo
|Display||6.23-inch FHD+ IPS|
2280 x 1080 resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
|6-inch FHD+ IPS
2160 x 1080 resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
|Processor||2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core||2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Mali-G72 MP3|
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
|Dimensions||156 x 75.3 x 7.8mm||156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8mm|
It looks like the OPPO F7 Youth is the clear winner here. Sure, the OPPO F7 has relatively better extras than the former, but I don’t think those are worth the additional Php4,000.
The standard OPPO F7 has a 25-megapixel selfie camera, while the F7 Youth only has 8-megapixel. It also comes with a 16-megapixel primary camera, while the F7 Youth only has a 13-megapixel sensor. On the upside, both devices have the same software and AI-powered features. So unless you really want ultra-sharp photos, then the OPPO F7 might have a better place in your heart.
The OPPO F7 also has a fingerprint scanner, while the F7 Youth only has the face unlock security feature. But considering how well OPPO’s facial recognition works, I doubt that you’d miss using a fingerprint scanner ever again.
One of the main reasons why the OPPO F7 Youth is the better option is that it has almost the same specs than the more expensive F7. For starters, it has the same 6.23-inch Full HD+ screen. It may lack a display notch on top, but I doubt that you’d actually want that in your smartphone.
It also runs on the same MediaTek Helio P60 processor, which makes it one of the cheapest smartphones to rock this kind of chipset. It is partnered with a generous 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Oddly enough, the OPPO F7 Youth’s battery is a tad bit bigger at 3,410mAh compared to the 3,400mAh of the regular F7. Unfortunately, there’s still no fast-charging support here.
Since they came from the same family, the two devices share an identical design. The F7 Youth is available in Solar Red and the eye-catching Diamond Black variant. Although the lack of a fingerprint scanner and display notch really took a hit on the overall look of the device.
But other than that, we’re still convinced that the OPPO F7 Youth is the better choice here. This handset only costs Php13,990, which is Php4,000 cheaper than the F7’s Php17,990 price tag.