OPPO A78 5G vs VIVO Y77, Which is Better?

oppo a78 vs vivo y77

The Oppo A78 5G is the latest Oppo Smartphone launched on 14 Jan 2023, whereas the Vivo Y77 was released on 4 Jan 2023. Both smartphones are aimed at the RM1000 mid-range smartphone market. 

Shopee and Lazada list the Oppo A78 starting at RM1099, which is much cheaper than Vivo Y77. As both smartphones were released around the same time, let’s compare them.

Oppo A78 5G is cheaper, but can it perform better than Vivo Y77?

We compare the specifications, design, camera, performance, battery life, and design of the new Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77.

Key Takeaway:

The main differences between the Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 are the Oppo A78 is slimmer, lighter, has a better stereo speaker but only comes with a 720p screen and an outdated MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. In contrast, the Vivo Y77 has a 1080p screen and a MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC but lacks fast charging and stereo speakers.

Comparing the Oppo A78 5G vs Vivo Y77 Specifications

Oppo A78 5GVivo Y77
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Size163.8 x 75.1 x 8 mm164 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm
Weight188 g194 g
IP ratingIP54Not IP rating
DisplayWaterdrop notch 6.56 inches LCD, 90Hz, 480 nits (typ),269 PPI (720p)Waterdrop notch 6.58 inches LCD, 401 PPI (1080p)
SIM slotDual SIM (nano)Dual SIM (nano)
OSAndroid 12, ColorOS 13Android 12, Funtouch 12
ChipsetsMediatek MT6833 Dimensity 700 (7nm)Mediatek MT6833P Dimensity 810 (6 nm)
Memory128GB 8GB RAM128GB 8GB RAM
Card slotmicroSDmicroSD
Main Camera50 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Selfie Camera8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
SoundStereo speakers, 3.5mm jackLoudspeakers, 3.5mm jack
BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAhLi-Po 5000 mAh
Charging33W wired18W wired
PriceShopee RM1099
Lazada RM1059
Shopee RM1199
Lazada RM1179

Oppo A78 5G vs Vivo Y77 Price in Malaysia

As of January 2023, Oppo A78 have only one variant, which is:

  • 128GB 8GB RAM – RM1099

Also, Vivo Y77 has only a single variant, which is:

  • 256GB 8GB RAM – RM1199

In terms of pricing, the Oppo A78 is cheaper than Vivo Y77 with a difference of about RM100.

Vivo Y77’s storage capacity is double that of the Oppo A78.

Make sure you check the latest pricing at Shopee and Lazada, which offer promotions and discounts on new smartphones.

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Oppo A78 5G vs Vivo Y77 Design

The Oppo A78 5G is available in two colours: glowing black and glowing purple; whereas the Vivo Y77 is available in two colours as well: Starlight Black and Glowing Galaxy. 

The Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 have similar sizes. Oppo A78 has a 6.56-inch LCD screen with side-mounted fingerprint sensor, whereas Vivo Y77 is marginally bigger at 6.58 inches

Both phones have a waterdrop notch screen design, which I think is a major setback for them. Such a design is distracting and outdated.

As far as design goes, both the Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 feature a straight and square side, similar to the iPhone 14. There is a more contemporary and stylish look to it. 

On the rear panel, the Oppo A78 has a round but narrow camera bump on its back. However, the Vivo Y77 uses a large rectangular bump. By comparison, Oppo A78 looks more clean and sleek at the back.

Apart from the camera bump, Oppo A78 and Vivo V77 really have no distinct difference in their designs.

Oppo A78 5G vs Vivo Y77 Performance

According to nanoreview.net, the Oppo A78’s Mediatek Dimensity 700 has an AnTuTu score of 338k, lower than the Vivo Y77 Dimensity 810 has an AnTuTu score of 390k. 

As the Dimensity 810 is fabricated using a 6nm process, it is more powerful than the Dimensity 700 in processing power.

Both Dimensity 700 and 810 only support Bluetooth 5.1

The battery life of the Vivo Y77 is expected to be better than Oppo A78 due to the more power-efficient MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor.

Both Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 support 5G networks.

Overall, Vivo Y77 is more powerful compared to the Oppo A78 because it has a better SoC. It is using a newer MediaTek Dimensity 810 chip that is smaller and better.

Oppo A78 5G vs Vivo Y77 Camera

Both Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 feature a dual camera system at the back.

Oppo A78 main camera is 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide) with PDAF + and a macro camera of 2MP.

The front camera of Vivo Y77 is 16MP with f/2.0 compared to Oppo A78’s 8MP with f/2.0. Based on their similar apertures, the 16MP camera on Vivo Y77 should take better and more detailed photos.

In terms of photo and video quality, they both have very similar performance.

The biggest difference in camera between Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 is that Oppo A77 has only 8MP front camera while the Vivo Y77 has a 16MP front camera.

Oppo A78 5G vs Vivo Y77 Battery Life

Based on official data, both Oppo A78 and Vivo y77 has a 5000mAh battery

Oppo A78 supports 33W supervooc charging that can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. But the Vivo Y77 can only support up to 18W charging so it will charge much slower.

For casual users, both Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 should last about one and a half days, equivalent to about 10+ hours of screen time.

As for the Oppo A78, it is expected to have shorter battery life because the Mediatek Dimensity 700 is less power efficient with a 7nm process.

Vivo Y77 will have a slightly better battery life thanks to the 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 810.

Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 Video Review 

Conclusion: Which is Better, Oppo A78 or Vivo Y77

In conclusion, both the Oppo A78 and Vivo Y77 are very similar smartphones with minor differences, given that they are both a part of the same parent company, BBK.

The Oppo A78 has stereo speakers, 33W fast charging and is lighter, while the Vivo Y77 has a better screen and processor but is bulkier and only has 18W charging.

Both phones have their own advantages and disadvantages, and it is up to you to decide which factors are more important to you.

Other than Oppo and Vivo phones, there are many great budget smartphones under RM1000. Click here to check them out.

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