The Vivo X5 Max and Oppo R5 are the worlds thinnest smartphones where the former is just 4.75 mm thick and the latter being 4.85 mm. With a difference of just 0.10 mm, they both take out on each other in the battle for the slimmest yet the most powerful device in the world where there is no other rival to challenge them. With the developers confirming their release to India soon, It is worth to examine which of the two is best for us.
Believe me, in terms of style and performance, there are very meager differences between the Vivo X5 Max and Oppo R5 and both the devices look almost the same. They have that much in common that it's very easy to mistake one for the other. But before we move on with our detailed comparison, it is very essential to have a look at the price for each of them. Our expert's estimates and the news that already leaked from various sources indicates that Oppo R5 will be available for a price ranging from Rs.25k to not more than Rs.30k, while Vivo X5 Max will be available for Rs.32k or Rs. 33k or something around these figures.
Display & Camera
The Vivo X5 Max is blessed with a 5.5 inches display which supports 1080p resolution. Oppo R5 comes with 5.2 inches screen display and also supports 1080p resolutions. They both have exactly the same dimensions where Vivo X5 Max is 4.7 mm thin and the Oppo R5 4.85 mm. So, they both are bestowed with the same Super AMOLED displays rather than the usual IPS LCD displays. However, Oppo R5 beats Vivo in terms of pixel density where the former is embedded with 423 pixels per inch and the latter comes with just 401 pixels per inch despite having much larger screen. So, in terms of clarity, Oppo R5 is the clear winner. Moreover, Oppo R5 comes with extra protection with the Gorilla Glass 3 protection while it lacks in the X5 Max.
Both the smartphones boasts of 13 MP primary camera which is accompanied by f/2.0 aperture and LED flash for better quality low light snaps. Both of them have 5 MP front camera and the only difference is in their apertures. Oppo R5 comes with the front cam f/2.4 aperture to capture even wider shots than the Vivo X5 Max. However in terms of video recording, we found the video quality slightly better in case of X5 Max. However, both of them uses Sony sensors for their 13 MP shooters to ensure high quality photography experience.
Winner: After carefully examining overall features and the respective quality, we crowned Oppo R5 to be the winner in the race for best display and camera features.
Hardware and Internal Storage
Both the smartphones are powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipsets and the same Octa-core processor. But Oppo R5 lacks behind in terms of the processor frequency and hence processor speed where it comes with the 64-bit 1.5 GHz frequency and looses by mere points to Vivo X5 Max as it comes with 64-bit 1.7 Ghz frequency. So, Vivo is slightly better than Oppo in terms of processor speed. Moreover, in spite of having exactly the same 16 GB internal storage, Oppo R5 does not come with any microSD outlet and hence you have to rely completely on its internal memory whereas it is not the case with Vivo X5 Max. Although X5 Max sports a slim style, but still it supports microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC cards of up to 128 GB! So, in both the cases mentioned above, Oppo R5 lags behind the rival X5 Max.
PS: Both the smartphones are blessed with the same 2 GB DDR3 RAM to easily support multi-tasking and heavy apps.
Winner: After carefully examining all the above features, it is very easy to crown Vivo X5 Max as the clear winner in the race for best hardware specs and Internal storage.
OS, Battery and other features
In terms of operating system, Vivo X5 Max runs on the customized version of Android v4.4.4 Kitkat while Oppo R5 runs on the older Android v4.4.2 Kitkat. Both the smartphones are well enough to take on every graphic hungry app with much ease. Battery specification wise, both the smartphones are powered by the same 2000 mAh Li-ion battery and can easily give the talk time of up to 20 hours with standby time ranging from approximately 500 - 532 hours. However, Oppo R5 makes use of the VOOC rapid charging technology for its notably much faster battery charging speed (0-70% in just 30 minutes) than the rival Vivo X5 Max which does not uses any such technologies. So, in terms of battery, which is vital for any smartphone's comparison, Oppo R5 is a way better than its competitor. Connectivity wise, both the smartphones come with the usual 3G, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE and Bluetooth v4.0 support. Comparatively, Vivo X5 Max makes the better impression in terms of its 3.5 mm audio jack which has been so beautifully squeezed into its ultra skinny frame. While Oppo R5 on the other hand lacks this vital feature and you will be required to use a microUSB to audio jack adapter or a wireless O-Music peripheral in order to plug into the Oppo R5.
Winner: After the overall examinations, we once again crown Vivo X5 Max to beat its rival Oppo R5 in the race for best OS, Battery and other vital specs.
Although Oppo R5 will be available for a price mark much below than the Oppo R5, but still Vivo X5 Max provides some vital features which the Oppo lags behind. Oppo R5 has better overall display quality and beats Vivo X5 Max severely in terms of battery charging time. But Vivo X5 Max thrashes the former in terms of better OS, better processing speed and also provides 3.5 mm audio jack which is not there with the Oppo R5. Moreover, there is no microSD slot in case of Oppo R5 and Vivo already provides up to 128 GB microSD card support.
So, after carefully examining all the features, we are proud to crown Vivo X5 Max the winner for the whole battle. But still I believe Oppo R5 will be the toughest rival to it and users will not regret buying even this one.