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

The new Vivo iQOO 7 handset 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 Ultra also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.62 in (inches) 6.9 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) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/13/13 MP 108/48/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 16 MP 40 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 5000 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 Ultra 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 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,Antutu gpu – 217015 graphics processor.

Battery

The Vivo iQOO 7 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2000 mAh batteries, 120W Super FlashCharge and Super FlashCharge.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 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 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Vivo iQOO 7 is a 4.2% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
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 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 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 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Vivo iQOO 7 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 16 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 maximum storage capacity offered by the Vivo iQOO 7 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 512 gigabytes

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 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 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/48/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/3.5 f/2.2 f/1.0 respectively.

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
2x optical zoom (#3) 100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3)
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 10x optical zoom (#3)
Aperture size – f/3.4 (#3) 2160p @ 60 fps
Autofocus 30x hybrid zoom (#3)
Continuous shooting 720p @ 960 fps
Digital image stabilization Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Digital zoom Angle of view – 24° (#3)
Exposure compensation Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Face detection Aperture size – f/3.5 (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#2) Autofocus
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 50 mm (#3) Continuous shooting
Geotagging Digital zoom
HDR Exposure compensation
ISO settings Face detection
Macro mode Fourth rear camera – DepthVision
Optical image stabilization Geotagging
Optical zoom HDR
Panorama HDR10+ video recording
PDAF (#3) ISO settings
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Pixel size – 0.8 m (#3) Object tracking AF
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) OIS (#3)
RAW Optical image stabilization
Scene mode Optical zoom
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle) Panorama
Self-timer Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Sensor size – 1/2.8″ (#3) Scene mode
Third rear camera – 13 MP (portrait) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus Self-timer
White balance settings Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Super Phase detection
Third rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
16 MP 40 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 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 Ultra
5G NSA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
5G SA LAA (US only)
Built-in 5G modem Snapdragon X55 modem
EDGE Up to 7CA
EV-DO(0.15/2.4 Mbit/s) 5G NSA
GPRS 5G SA
HSPA+ EDGE
LTE Cat 20 GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Vivo iQOO 7 price is $586 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $648 (12 GB + 256 GB) and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price tag is $1399

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