Vivo V29 alternatives in India: Honor 90, iQOO Neo 7 Pro, OnePlus Nord 3 and more

Vivo India launched the Vivo V29 and Vivo V29 Pro in India as two premium mid-range offerings. These arrive as successors to the Vivo V27 lineup and bring plenty of upgrades, especially to the cameras and design. We get an AMOLED display with curved edges, a 50MP primary camera sensor, and 80W fast charging support. In this article, we take a look at the alternatives to the vanilla Vivo V29 in India.

Before we check out the alternatives, here’s a quick recall of the specifications of the Vivo V29.

  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G paired with Adreno GPU
  • RAM and storage: 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB storage variants
  • Software: Android 13-based Funtouch OS 13. 
  • Cameras: 50MP primary sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP monochrome sensor. 
  • Front camera: There is a 50MP front camera on both models.
  • Battery: 4,600mAh battery with 80W fast charging support.
  • Price: Rs 32,999 for the 8GB/128GB and Rs 36,999 for the 12GB + 256GB.

Vivo V29 alternatives in India

Honor 90

  • Display: 6.7-inch 1.5K quad-curved AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.
  • RAM and storage: 8GB/ 12GB RAM and 256GB/ 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
  • Cameras: 200MP primary sensor, 12MP ultra-wide macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
  • Front camera: 50MP front camera for selfies.
  • Battery, charging: 5,000mAh battery with 66W fast charging.
  • Software: Android 13-based MagicOS 7.1.
  • Price: Rs 37,999 for the base model with 8GB/256GB version and Rs 39,999 for the 12GB/ 512GB storage.
Read our complete review here
PROSCONS
  • Attractive design
  • Stunning display
  • Good battery life
  • No stereo speakers
  • Software support could have been better

iQOO Neo 7 Pro

  • Display: 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with Adreno 730 GPU.
  • RAM and Storage: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB/ 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
  • Software: Android 13 with Funtouch OS 13.
  • Rear camera: 50MP + 8MP ultra-wide lens + 2MP macro sensor.
  • Front camera: 16MP front camera
  • Battery: 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.
  • Price: Rs 34,999 for the 8GB/128GB model and Rs 37,999 for the 12GB/256GB version.
PROSCONS
  • Superior flagship-grade performance
  • Impressive 120W fast charging speeds
  • Good cameras
  • The design might look bland for some.

Nothing Phone (1)

Nothing Phone (1)
  • Display: 6.55-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ chipset
  • RAM and Storage: Up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • OS: Android 13 OS
  • Cameras: 50MP OIS + 50MP ultra-wide lens
  • Front cameras: 16MP front camera
  • Battery: 4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless
  • Price: Rs 28,599 for 8GB/128GB, Rs 29,999 for 8GB/256GB, Rs 35,999 for 12GB/256GB
Read our complete review here
PROSCONS
  • Appealing design
  • Wireless charging in the segment
  • Bloatware-free software
  • Good primary camera
  • The charging adapter needs to be bought separately.
  • The processor is not as powerful as the competition

POCO F5

poco f5
  • Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
  • OS: Android 13 with MIUI for POCO
  • RAM and Storage: 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB version.
  • Main camera: 64MP main with OIS + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro shooter.
  • Front camera: 16MP shooter on the front for selfies and video chats.
  • Battery and charging: 5,000mAh, 67W wired fast charging
  • Price: Rs 29,999 for 8GB+256GB, Rs 32,999 for 12GB+256GB
Read our complete review here
PROSCONS
  • Impressive AMOLED display
  • Great performance
  • All-day battery life
  • stereo speakers
  • Bloatware
  • No microSD card slot

OnePlus Nord 3

  • Display: 6.74-inch 1.5K AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC paired with Mali-G710 10-core GPU
  • RAM and storage: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage
  • OS: Android 13-based OxygenOS 13.1
  • Cameras: 50MP + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro camera
  • Front camera: 16MP shooter for selfies and video chats.
  • Battery: 5,000mAh battery with 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging
  • Price: Rs 33,999 for the 8GB/128GB model and Rs 37,999 for the 16GB/256GB model
Read our complete review here
PROSCONS
  • Large and vivid AMOLED display
  • Neat performance
  • Impressive battery
  • No microSD card slot

Motorola Edge 40

  • Display: 6.55-inch FHD+ pOLED display, 144Hz refresh rate
  • Chipset: Mediatek Dimensity 8020 5G chipset
  • RAM and Storage: 8GB + 256GB storage
  • OS: Android 13 OS
  • Main camera: 50MP with OIS + 13MP ultra-wide
  • Front camera: 32MP shooter
  • Battery and charging: 4,400mAh, 68W wired and 15W wireless charging
  • Price: Rs 29,999 for the single 8GB+256GB variant
Read our complete review here
PROSCONS
  • Good design
  • Premium 144Hz display
  • Bloat-free UI
  • IP68 Rating
  • Overheats
  • Battery life could have been better

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