“The Vivo V15 Pro brings smartphone innovations to the mid-range segment and takes a shot at POCO F1”
Vivo has finally announced the much hyped V15 Pro mid-range smartphone in India. This is the first phone from Vivo to use the Snapdragon 675 chipset. There are plenty of mid-range smartphones available in India, but the Vivo V15 Pro (review) will stand out with one major feature. The Chinese manufacturer has added a pop-up selfie camera on this mid-ranger, which is very unique. So, if you liked the Vivo NEX for its pop-up front camera, you will love this even more.
In this post, we are going to compare this new-comer to one of the best value for money smartphones available in the country, the Xiaomi POCO F1 (review). There are plenty of differences between the two, but the POCO F1 still has a more powerful chipset, more RAM and is cheaper than the Vivo V15 Pro.
Vivo V15 Pro vs POCO F1 price in India
The Vivo V15 Pro price in India is priced at Rs 28,990 and the handset is available in only configuration, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It is available in two colour variants: Topaz Blue and Ruby Red. On the other hand, the POCO F1 price in India starts at Rs 19,999 for the base variant, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The handset costs Rs 22,999, Rs 23,999, Rs 27,999, and Rs 28,999 for the 6GB + 128GB, 6GB + 128GB Armoured Edition, 8GB + 256GB, and 8GB + 256GB Armoured Edition variants, respectively. You can have this phone in Steel Blue, Graphite Black or Rosso Red.
You can purchase the POCO F1 from the official Mi.com website or Flipkart right away, whereas the V15 Pro from Vivo goes on sale March 4th. However, pre-orders for the phone are available on Vivo’s official site and Flipkart, with deliveries starting on March 4th. If you are interested, we suggest you head on over to the website and book the device now.
Vivo V15 Pro vs POCO F1 specifications
Now, let’s talk about the specifications of both the phones. First, the Vivo V15 Pro, which features an all-screen look thanks to the pop-up selfie camera. The large 6.39-inch AMOLED full-HD+ display does not have any notch, which gives the phone a 90.7 percent screen to body ratio. A fifth-generation in-display fingerprint scanner is available for unlocking the phone. The pop-up selfie camera has a 32-megapixel resolution and the mechanism is much faster than on the Vivo NEX.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, which is coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. You also get a dedicated microSD card slot, which means that you can add more storage and use dual SIMs at the same time. Coming to cameras, Vivo V15 Pro has three of them at the back. There’s a primary Samsung ISOCELL G1 48-megapixel sensor, which is paired with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. As for battery, the V15 Pro comes with a 3,700mAh cell with support for fast charging. However, it gets a micro USB charging port instead of a USB Type-C, which is a bummer.
On the other hand, the POCO F1 is aimed more towards consumers who are looking at maximum bang for their bucks. The phone is equipped with the Snapdragon 845 processor, which is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with a large notch at the top, which houses an IR sensor and a 20-megapixel camera for selfies. It is certainly not a looker when it comes to design, but it does feature a good pair of rear-facing cameras. There’s a main 12-megapixel Sony sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel depth unit. A 4,000mAh battery keeps the lights on with support for Quick Charge 3.0.
So yes, the POCO F1 is a more powerful smartphone, but for those looking at good design and features like the in-display fingerprint scanner and triple-rear cameras, then the Vivo V15 Pro is the phone to get.