Our Opinion

The Oppo F7 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei P20 Lite, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Oppo F7 (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Huawei P20 Lite  Oppo F7 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Huawei P20 Lite Oppo F7
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Excellence Score
43.7
58.7
Value for Money Score
67.6
84.2
Price ₹ 19,999 onwards ₹ 19,599 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 Mar, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 6.23 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass LTPS IPS LCD, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.36 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 659 MediaTek Helio P60
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16MP + 2MP), 16MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.0µm Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 24.0 MP 25.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12µm Pixel Size, Full HD Video Rec., 3D Portrait Lighting F/2.0 Aperture, HDR, Sony IMX576 Sensor, AI Camera
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.8 mm
Weight 145 gm 158 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3400 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Face Unlock; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium, good looking design, with nice rounded corners, and a glass back
  • Light-weight at just 145g
  • Fast, accurate fingerprint scanner at the back
  • Supports facial recognition too (and it works well)
  • Good, tall, 5.84 inch 'bezel-less' display with a notch at the top
  • EMUI is now one of the better Android skins around, and has a lot of useful customizations
  • Good, solid performance similar to phones with the Snapdragon 625 processors - both regular use and casual games will be smooth and lag-free
  • Good set of dual rear cameras, with a nice bokeh effect, and bright colors (especially in daylight)
  • The front camera has a 16Mp sensor and is pretty good too
  • The P20 Lite has a headphone jack (unlike its senior cousin, the P20 Pro) which is always appreciated
  • Nice looking, notch-based full screen design, that is in trend these days following the launch of the iPhone X
  • Very light
  • The fingerprint sensor at the back is quick and accurate, and face unlock also works quickly
  • The phone’s tall 6.23-inch LCD IPS display with full HD+ resolution is sharp and impressive
  • The Oppo F7 uses the company’s Color OS user interface, on top of Android - it’s a reasonably good single-layered UI with a heavy focus on visuals and apps built by Oppo
  • Good speed/performance - the phone handles both basic use, and graphic-intensive games fairly well, and you will get a clean, lag-free experience
  • Good rear and front cameras - pictures taken with the Oppo F7 are surprisingly good for the price of the phone, despite not having as many sensors as you’d expect from smartphones these days - the single-camera setup on either side might come across as inadequate, but the camera makes up for this with its AI chops - pictures are generally well composed and look good, with accurate colors and sharp contrast where needed
  • The AI abilities are really put to work in getting the depth-effect and vivid-mode shots - despite the single-camera setup, portrait shots with the front camera are excellent, getting colors, depth-effect and boundaries fairly accurately - the rear-camera’s portrait mode is decent too
  • Overall, the camera capabilities are on par with the very good cameras on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, and the Vivo V9 - which are also likely to be the Oppo F7's main competitors
  • Battery life is good as well, with the phone comfortably running for a full day on a single charge with moderate use
  • On the whole, the Oppo F7 is a good choice for a stylish looking device that takes especially good selfies - it also has a slight edge over its main competitor, the Vivo V9 in terms of performance, overall camera quality, and battery life (though in terms of design and build quality, the Vivo V9 is ahead)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Average loudspeaker
  • The phone is primarily built of plastic, and the build quality could have been better at this price point
  • Charging and data transfers use a micro-USB port, which is a little old school in this age where even budget devices are going to USB Type-C way
  • There is no fast charging tech, so charging the Oppo F7 will take a while – about two hours (or a little more) to fully top up the battery with a regular charger
Expert Reviews
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  1. Between this and the Vivo V9, we’d recommend the Oppo F7 as it is better in terms of battery life, camera quality, and CPU performance
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The screen is everything here... with its edge-to-edge design
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  5. The F7 smartphone leads with its impressive selfies, premium display, customizable UI and reliable battery
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  6. Up to date with a notch and a truly big screen
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