OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G has been announced in India with a sub-Rs 40,000 price tag. With this pricing, it faces competition from a couple of high-end phones such as the Vivo V23 Pro and iQOO 7 Legend.
The Reno 7 Pro and Vivo V23 Pro are designed to offer a photography experience seen on premium devices. They are packed with specs like Dimensity 1200 chipset, a big battery with fast charging, and an eye-catching design. On the other hand, the iQOO 7 Legend is a performance-focused smartphone packed with flagship specs like Snapdragon 8-series chip, LPDDR5 RAM, and a high refresh rate display. Here is a comparison between the three devices based on their specifications, features, and pricing.
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: complete specs
|Specs||OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G||Vivo V23 Pro 5G||iQOO 7 Legend 5G|
|Display||6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz)||6.56-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED (90Hz)||6.62-inch FHD+ AMOLED (120Hz)|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 1200||MediaTek Dimensity 1200||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|RAM||12GB LPDDR4x||8GB | 12GB LPDDR4x||8GB | 12GB LPDDR45|
|Storage||256GB UFS 3.1||128GB | 256GB UFS 3.1 storage||8GB | 12GB LPDDR4x|
|OS||ColorOS 12 based on Android 11||FunTouch OS 12 based Android 12||FunTouch OS 11.1 based Android 11|
|Rear cameras||50MP + 8MP + 2MP||108MP + 8MP + 2MP||48MP + 13MP + 13MP|
|Front Camera||32MP||50MP + 8MP||16MP|
|Fast charging||65W fast charging||44W fast charging||66W fast charging|
|Dimensions||158.2 x 73.2 x 7.5mm||159.5 x 73.3 x 7.4mm||162.2 x 75.8 x 8.7mm|
|Price||Rs 38,999||Rs 38,990 starting price||Rs 39,990 starting price|
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: price in India
The OPPO Reno 7 Pro comes in a single variant that offers 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is priced at Rs 39,990. It comes in Startrails Blue and Starry Black colours.
The Vivo V23 Pro has two variants: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. They are priced at Rs 38,990 and Rs 43,990, respectively. It can be bought in colours like Stardust Black and Sunshine Gold.
The iQOO 7 Legend also comes in two options such as 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. These are priced at Rs 39,990 and Rs 43,990, respectively. It comes in a single Legend (white) colour.
People who prefer gaming and top-notch performance may opt for the iQOO 7 Legend over the Dimensity 1200 powered Vivo V23 Pro and OPPO Reno 7 Pro. In addition, it comes with a decent 48-megapixel triple camera unit with OIS support. Both Vivo and OPPO phones are fitted with impressive front and rear cameras. The V23 Pro manages to impress in the design department as it features a colour-changing back and a curved edge display.
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: display
The OPPO Reno 7 Pro has a 6.55-inch AMOLED FHD+ display, whereas the Vivo V23 Pro is equipped with a curved edge AMOLED FHD+, which gives it a premium appeal. Both displays carry support for a 90Hz refresh rate.
Those looking for a higher refresh rate phone may consider the iQOO 7 Legend that houses a 6.62-inch AMOLED FHD+ display, which offers a 120Hz refresh rate and up to 1300 nits brightness. The OPPO and iQOO phones sport a punch-hole design on the front and they come with Gorilla Glass protection, whereas the V23 Pro has a wider notch on the screen, which houses a pair of selfie cameras.
Winner: Tie between QOO 7 Legend 5G and Vivo V23 Pro 5G
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: performance and software
The Dimensity 1200 chipset is present under the hood of the Reno 7 Pro and V23 Pro. These devices come with up to 12GB of LPDD4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The iQOO 7 Legend comes with up to 12GB of enhanced LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of enhanced UFS 3.1 storage. These devices lack support for external storage. The Reno 7 Pro offers up to 7GB of virtual RAM, the V23 Pro has up to 4GB of extended RAM, and the iQOO 7 Legend offers up to 3GB of extended RAM.
The iQOO phone is fitted with a large (4096mm²) vapour chamber liquid cooling system for heat dissipation. The product pages of the Reno 7 Pro and V23 Pro do not mention anything on heat dissipation features. The OPPO and iQOO phones are preinstalled with Android 11. They tag along their respective custom UI such as ColorOS 12 and FunTouchOS 11.1. The V23 Pro runs on the latest Android 12 OS with the FunTouch OS 12 UI on top.
Winner: iQOO 7 Legend 5G
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: cameras
The iQOO 7 Pro 5G has the latest 32-megapixel Sony IMX709 camera for snapping brighter selfies in low-light scenarios. Its rear camera setup has a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens with a 119-degree FOV, a 2-megapixel macro camera, color temperature sensor, and an LED flash.
The Vivo V23 Pro is a selfie-focused smartphone that offers an autofocus 50-megapixel main selfie camera and an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens. The dual front cameras are coupled with a pair of dual-tone soft-LED flash. The rear camera setup of the device has a 108-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel macro snapper and an LED flash.
The iQOO 7 Legend has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Its back panel feature an OIS-assisted 48-megapixel Sony IMX598 main camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide shooter with a 120-degree FOV that doubles as a macro camera, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.
The Reno 7 Pro 5G is equipped with a flagship-grade selfie camera and primary rear camera. However, selfie lovers may even consider purchasing the V23 Pro that flaunts a dual-selfie camera setup. The iQOO 7 Legend loses in competition when it comes to capturing impressive selfies.
Winner: Tie between Reno 7 Pro and Vivo V23 Pro
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: battery
The Reno 7 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging, the 4,300mAh battery of the V23 Pro supports 44W rapid charging, and the iQOO 7 Legend packs in a smaller 4,000mAh battery with 66W fast charging support.
Winner: OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: other features
The OPPO Reno 7 Pro, Vivo V23 Pro, and iQOO 7 Legend are 5G-enabled smartphones with support for multiple 5G bands. They are equipped with some common features such as dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC (only Reno 7 Pro), dual-frequency GPS, face unlock, dual stereo speakers, and a USB Type-C port.
The Vivo V23 Pro (Sunshine God variant) features a fluorite AG back panel, which changes colour from gold to teal wherever the UV/sun rays hit it. Speaking of design, the Reno 7 Pro 5G offers a flat-edge frame and a rear design, which is inspired by comets and stars. In addition, it features a strip of LED notification light around rear camera module. The Reno 7 Pro and V23 Pro measure only around 7.5mm in thickness and weigh between 170 and 180 grams.
On the other hand, the iQOO 7 Legend offers some additional features for an enhanced gaming experience as it comes with additional features like pressure-sensitive areas on the screen, 4D linear motor, and Hi-Res Audio support. As far as its design is concerned, it has a white glass black with the BMW M Motorsport inspired tri-colour stripes. All three smartphones lack a 3.5mm audio jack.
OPPO Reno 7 Pro 5G vs Vivo V23 Pro 5G vs iQOO 7 Legend 5G: conclusion
The biggest advantage of the OPPO Reno 7 Pro include cameras, design, and fast charging capabilities. However, the Vivo V23 Pro manages to beat the Reno 7 Pro in some of these departments. Otherwise, they offer identical specs like Dimensity 1200, LPPDR4x RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and a 4,300-4,500mAh battery.
Those who are looking for a performance-oriented smartphone with decent cameras may opt for the iQOO 7 Legend. Pricing does not seem to be the only factor to decide a winner among these models as they carry a similar price tag. For people who want to capture stellar photos or create video content, the Reno 7 Pro or the V23 Pro can be a good choice.