Vivo iQOO 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S21+ 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 S21+ 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 S21+ 5G
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.62 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/13/13 MP 12/64/12 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 888Both phones are using the same processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 7 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 2800 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 S21+ 5G has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Vivo iQOO 7 battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2000 mAh batteries, 120W Super FlashCharge and Super FlashCharge.
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 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 device is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.62 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Vivo iQOO 7 is a 1.2% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 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 S21+ 5G is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

At the more expensive edition, both handset 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 maximum storage capacity offered by the Vivo iQOO 7 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G with 512 gigabytes

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 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 S21+ 5G rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/64/12 MP , the flash type is LED , 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 S21+ 5G
2x optical zoom (#3) 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 120° (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/3.4 (#3) Autofocus
Autofocus Continuous shooting
Continuous shooting Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization Dual OIS
Digital zoom Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Geotagging
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#2) HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 50 mm (#3) HDR10+ video recording
Geotagging ISO settings
HDR Object tracking AF
ISO settings Optical image stabilization
Macro mode Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization Panorama
Optical zoom Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Panorama Phase detection with Dual Pixel
PDAF (#3) Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Secondary rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size – 0.8 m (#3) Self-timer
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
RAW Touch focus
Scene mode White balance settings
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/2.8″ (#3)
Third rear camera – 13 MP (portrait)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Vivo iQOO 7 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
16 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Auto HDR
Face unlock Autofocus
HDR HDR
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
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 S21+ 5G
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
Built-in 5G modem Exynos Modem 5123
EDGE GPRS
EV-DO(0.15/2.4 Mbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LAA (US only)
HSPA+ LTE Cat 20
LTE Cat 20 UMTS(384 kbit/s)
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 S21+ 5G price tag is $1200

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