Vivo iQOO 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G – Review, specifications and prices

The new Vivo iQOO 7 device has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.62 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System OriginOS 11 for iQOO OriginOS 11 for iQOO
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/13/13 MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 10 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Vivo iQOO 7 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on OriginOS 11 for iQOO operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on OriginOS 11 for iQOO OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Vivo iQOO 7 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Vivo iQOO 7 battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy S20 5G. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2000 mAh batteries, 120W Super FlashCharge and Super FlashCharge.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.62 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Vivo iQOO 7 is a 6.7% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
103% NTSC 120Hz refresh rate
120 Hz refresh rate Always-On Display
240 Hz touch sampling rate Capacitive
3D curved glass screen Corning Gorilla Glass 6
6000000:1 HDR10+
Capacitive Infinity-O Display
Hawkeye Display Enhancement 2.0 Multi-touch
HDR10+ Scratch resistant
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
SGS Eye Care Display Certification

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Vivo iQOO 7 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Vivo iQOO 7 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.

At the more expensive edition, both device present the same ram capacity:12 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Vivo iQOO 7 comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Vivo iQOO 7 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G with 128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Vivo iQOO 7 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 48/13/13 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.5 f/2.2 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX374 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
2x optical zoom (#3) 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 3x optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/3.4 (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Autofocus Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Continuous shooting
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#2) Digital zoom
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 50 mm (#3) Dual OIS
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2)
Macro mode Geotagging
Optical image stabilization HDR
Optical zoom HDR10+ video recording
Panorama ISO settings
PDAF (#3) Object tracking AF
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical image stabilization
Pixel size – 0.8 m (#3) Optical zoom
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Panorama
RAW PDAF (#3)
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Self-timer Scene mode
Sensor size – 1/2.8″ (#3) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Third rear camera – 13 MP (portrait) Self-timer
Touch focus Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
White balance settings Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Vivo iQOO 7 comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
16 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Auto HDR
HDR Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Sensor model:Sony IMX374
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
EV-DO(0.15/2.4 Mbit/s) GPRS
GPRS HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HSPA+ LAA (US only)
LTE Cat 20 LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s) Snapdragon X55 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s)
Up to 7CA

Price

The Vivo iQOO 7 price is $586 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $648 (12 GB + 256 GB) and the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G price tag is $999

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