Vivo Y50 and Oppo A52 are the recent launches in the mid-range segment.Almost similar priced the question arises which one is the better value for money.The answer to that will be clear by the end of this post and I will rest upon you the ultimate decision.
Vivo and Oppo have been to the mid range segment what Apple and Samsung are to the top end.Though in the last 2-3 years both have faced some serious competition from Xiaomi and Redmi and have even lost the battle on quite a few occasions.
Both are from the same parent company BBK Electronics but have different strategies in terms of their phones and marketing.But one thing they both have given since their birth are good smartphone cameras and herein lies my complaint against the Vivo Y50 and Oppo A52.Why? Let’s have a look.
Vivo Y50 and Oppo A52 are similar in design with slight differences in dimensions and weight.Looks are premium for their md-range price.They sport a quad camera set-up at the back and a punch hole on the top left corner of the front.Both have a glass front and plastic back.
Vivo Y50 has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and supports a 3.5mm jack.It comes in two colour variants-the Pearl White and Iris Blue.
The dimensions are 76.46mm x 162.04mm x 9.11mm.The Vivo Y50 weighs 197g.
The Oppo A52 has a side mounted fingerprint sensor i.e on the power button.It comes in Twilight Black and Stream White colour variants.3.5mm jack is also supported here.
oppo A52 weighs 192g and its dimensions are 75.5mm x 162mm x 8.9mm.
As you can see clearly the Oppo A52 is lighter and thinner than the Vivo Y50.
My first problem with these two phones start here.Both house a LCD display and I feel it should have been an Amoled one.
The Vivo Y50 has a 6.53″IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2340 resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio.The Oppo A52 on the other hand sports a 6.5″TFT LCD panel with 1080 x 2400 resolution and same 20:9 aspect ratio.It also has an advertised maximum brightness of 480 nits.
Though the Vivo phone has a very slightly bigger size the display of Oppo is more.Both ensure a very good display experience but as I mentioned before Amoled would have been better.No experiment with refresh rate has been made and both the phones have the customary 60Hz refresh rate.
OS AND PROCESSOR
Vivo Y50 runs the Funtouch OS 10.0 based on Android 10 while the Oppo A52 has the Color OS 7.1 slapped over Android 10.The latest version of their respective UI s have been provided.
The two phones run on the same SoC the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 with 11nm technology.The processor is octa core(4 x 2.0GHz,4 x 1.8GHz) and GPU is Adreno 610.
Again the processor should have been a better one.Snapdragon 665 seems outdated at this moment.Even 712 would have been far better.
STORAGE AND PRICE
8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage is the variant of Vivo Y50 available in Flipkart for ₹17,990.The phone supports expandable storage upto 256GB and has a dedicated Micro SD card slot.
Oppo A52 has a base variant of 4GB RAM + 128GB on board storage available in Amazon.In for ₹14,990 and a 6GB RAM + 128GB onboard storage variant available via Flipkart for ₹16,990.It also supports expandable storage upto 256GB but supports a shared slot for Micro SD card.
Both the phones house a quad camera module.Vivo Y50 features a 13MP f/2.2 wide sensor,a 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide sensor,a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
Oppo A52 sports a 12MP f/1.7 wide sensor and the rest camera specs are same.Both support LED flash,Portrait mode,Night Mode etc.but to be very honest the camera specs have shocked me literally.
There are numerous phones at this price point with 48MP primary sensor,some even have 64MP and here these two come with a 13MP and 12MP main camera.I am in loss of words to explain this.
The two phones are similar in this segment and house a punch hole 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter which can record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Again these two phones are similar in housing a 5000mAH battery but the similarity ends here.Oppo A52 supports 18Wfast charging while Vivo Y50 supports normal 10W USB Type C charging.
To put it frankly I am disappointed at these two devices.Firstly the processor and then more importantly the camera specs.Cameras have been their strength and image processing is good but still the specs are way below par for an above ₹15,000 phone.The again the Vivo Y50 has no fast charging.That’s ridiculous and it is even priced higher than its Oppo counterpart.
At this moment in the current price range we are talking about the Motorola One Fusion+ is the best out there.In my opinion the above discussed phones do not even come closer to comparison.
Besides the battery size and the premium looks I find nothing too interesting about them.Well if you have a brand fascination then that’s a different issue and images from camera will be guaranteed good.Still I don’t think I will be eagerly waiting to get hands on any of the phones.What do you think?Let me Know in comments.