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Realme X vs Vivo S1 vs Huawei Y9  Prime 2019: Which one is best in mid-price segment?

Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 09-08-2019 10:03 IST | Created: 08-08-2019 15:27 IST
Realme X vs Vivo S1 vs Huawei Y9  Prime 2019:  Which one is best in mid-price segment?
Image Credit: Twitter (@Vivo_India)

Chinese brands continue to dominate the Indian smartphones market, owing to the popularity of leading players like Vivo, Realme, Xiaomi, and Oppo. After the success of 'Z' series, Vivo on Wednesday launched its first S-series mid-range smartphone in India. Vivo S1 was unveiled at an event in New Delhi. The phone will go on sale from 8 August on online and offline retail stores. Vivo S1 is giving a tough competition to other smartphones available in this mid-range price segment. Let's compare a few of them:

Vivo S1

Vivo S1 boasts a 6.38-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED (Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display with 1080 x 2340 (FHD+) resolution to provide a large screen experience. S1 features an industry-leading 32-megapixel AI front camera for amazing and high clarity selfies and a 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor to capture exceptional shots.

Image Credit: Vivo India

Powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 SoC, S1 runs on Funtouch OS 9, Vivo's own operating system, based on Android 9.0 Pie. The smartphone is available in two colors Skyline Blue and Diamond Black and three variants:

  • 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM at Rs 17,990
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM at Rs 18,990
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM at Rs 19,990

Realme X

The Realme X comes with a 6.53-inch FHD and notchless Super AMOLED display with a 91.2 percent screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It boasts of new optical GOODIX in-display light-sensing fingerprint sensor with an optimized chipset for faster unlocking and enhanced sensitivity. The device is powered by the excellent Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, which runs on 10nm technology, the mighty Adreno 616 GPU, Spectra 250 ISP, and X15 Modem and VOOC Flash Charge 3.0.

It features a 16-megapixel AI pop-up selfie camera with Sony IMX471 sensor and 48+5MP Dual Rear Camera with the flagship Sony IMX586 sensor and a large f/1.7 aperture to capture exceptional photographs.

Image Credit: Realme

The premium flagship device is available in two colors, Polar White and Space Blue and two variants: 4GB RAM+128GB storage at INR 16,999 and 8GB RAM+128GB storage, at INR 19,999 on Flipkart and Realme online stores.

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019

The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 features a 6.59-inch TFT LCD LTPS multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution for smooth viewing experience. It runs on Android Pie v9.0 +EMUI 9.0.1 operating system with 2.2GHz Cortex A73 + 1.7GHz Cortex A53 Hisilicon Kirin 710F octa-core processor for smooth functioning and lower power consumption. Y9 Prime features 16MP front Auto Pop-up camera with f/2.2 aperture and 16-megapixel+8-mexapixel+2-megapixel AI triple rear camera setup with f/1.8 aperture, f/2.4 aperture, and f/2.4 aperture for high-quality pictures.

Image Credit: Twitter (@RamseyS_Leutle)

As far as memory is concerned, it comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal memory which is expandable up to 512GB. It is equipped with a 4000 mAH lithium-ion battery for a long-lasting experience. The phone is available in Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue color variants at Rs 15,990 on Amazon and will also be available in close to 1000 retails stores starting from 12th August.

Specification Table

Features Realme X Vivo S1 Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
Display Size 6.53-inch (16.59 cm) 6.38-inch (16.20 cm) 6.59-inch (16.74 cm)
Display type Super AMOLED Display Super AMOLED display TFT LCD (LTPS)
Resolution 2340 x 1080 Pixels (FHD+) 1080×2340 Pixels (FHD+) 2340 x 1080 Pixels (FHD+)
Processor Snapdragon 710 Octa Core MediaTek Helio P65 Octa Core Hisilicon Kirin 710 Octa Core
Battery 3765 mAh VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 at 20W 4,500 mAh 18W Dual-Engine fast charging 4000 mAh
GPU Adreno 616 Mali-G52 MC2 Mali-G51 MP4
Memory 4/8 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM 4/6 GB RAM and 64/128 GB ROM 4 GB RAM|128 GB ROM
Camera 48MP+5MP | 16MP Front Camera 16MP+8MP+2 MP | 32MP AI front camera 16MP+8MP+2MP |16MP front camera
Operating System ColorOS 6 (based on Android Pie 9) Funtouch OS 9 (based on Android Pie 9) Android Pie 9 + EMUI 9.0.1
Other features Fingerprint sensor (under-display); USB 2.0; Bluetooth 5.0; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Google assistant fingerprint sensor (under-display; USB 2.0; Bluetooth 5.0; Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; Jovi smart AI assistant Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted); USB 2.0; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 5.0

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