Xiaomi vs OPPO cellphones, which is superior and worth it?

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Xiaomi and OPPO are the two smartphone brands most widely used by Indonesians. According to a survey from Canalys in 2018, Xiaomi was in second place, followed by oppo in the third which had the largest number of users in the country.

There are various reasons why Indonesians like the two brands that both come from China. One of them is because the price is relatively affordable.

But if you look at the overall specifications, price, and service, which one is superior and worth it? Is it Xiaomi or OPPO? Come on, see the discussion below!

1. Comparison of the characteristics of the two brands

Each smartphone brand must have its characteristics. Likewise with Xiaomi and OPPO. Then what is the comparison of the characteristics of the two?

First for Xiaomi. One trait that is top of mind of this brand is the low price but with competitive quality. That’s why Xiaomi even earned the nickname “Apple from China“.

Several things make Xiaomi be priced at a lower price. Among other things, they do not aggressively promote and attract artists, collaborate with processor providers, and cut profits so that sales are significant.

Then what about OPPO? Both from China, this company carries the tagline “Brilliant Portrait”. This phrase symbolizes what OPPO stands out for, namely the camera.

Not only that, but OPPO also has a strategy that is opposite to Xiaomi. These brands often take celebrities to promote their products. Starting from Chelsea Islan, Reza Rahadian, Raisa, to Isyana Sarasvati.

2. In terms of performance and gaming capabilities

One of the most important things to compare is in terms of performance. For this, several indicators are important to consider. Among these are the processor, RAM, and battery life.

First, from the processor. For this aspect, you can say that Xiaomi is the champion. First, these brands generally use Snapdragon processors because they have a partnership with Qualcomm. Meanwhile, OPPO often relies on Mediatek, whose performance tends to be lower than Snapdragon.

Second, the two brands have similar characteristics from RAM. You can choose the amount of RAM according to the cost you spend. Likewise for batteries.

But overall, Xiaomi is indeed superior in terms of performance than OPPO. This is also approved by tech enthusiasts in various countries.

Besides, Xiaomi is also preferred by gamers compared to OPPO. Because the performance tends to be faster and is lagging resistant. Meanwhile, OPPO is not designed for gaming.

3. In terms of the camera

Next, we compare it in terms of the camera. You can guess, right, who is better at this? That’s right, OPPO.

The brand, which often collaborates with these artists, indeed emphasizes the superiority of its camera and is known as a “camera phone”. The catches of the front camera and selfie camera always look clear and satisfying.

That doesn’t mean that Xiaomi has a bad camera though, huh. The quality is very good, especially for capturing everyday moments and uploading them to Instagram. However, Xiaomi does not feature the camera.

4. MIUI and ColorOS, which one is better?

Both are based on Android, these two brands carry different Android skins. OPPO with ColorOS while Xiaomi with MIUI. Then which one is superior?

Xiaomi’s MIUI is indeed famous for its appearance that seems mature and minimalist. But that’s where the appeal is. In terms of gestures, MIUI is inspired by iOS and makes operation easier. This Android skin is also practical, fast, and easy to understand.

MIUI is one of the superior features of Xiaomi that makes its users “addicted”. Once using MIUI, they don’t want to switch to another Android skin. That’s why Xiaomi made MIUI downloadable for use on any Android smartphone.

ColorOS has a slightly more colorful display than MIUI. You can see it from the icons that look more catchy with a touch of yellow, purple, orange, to green. In terms of gestures and functions, ColorOS is quite complete and can accommodate the needs of its users.

Reported by Guiding Tech, more users like MIUI than ColorOS. But again, for this, each person’s preferences can vary.

5. From the service center availability

The problem of service center availability is relative, depending on the residence of each individual. However, Xiaomi admits that they are not focused on building offline stores and service centers to allocate funds for production.

As for OPPO, offline stores and service centers are usually available in malls and gadget shopping places. Even so, Xiaomi has now begun to expand and pay attention to the availability of service centers as a form of service to users.

6. The issue of price, which one is more worth it?

So, we come to the most important aspect, namely price. Here we will compare, Xiaomi and OPPO smartphones which have the same price. Which one is more worth it with all the specifications. We take the example of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with OPPO A5 2020.

Here are the specifications of the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 8:

  • Chipset: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 3/4 / 6GB
  • Internal memory: 32/64 / 128GB
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Screen: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera: 48MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, 2MP depth, and 13MP front camera
  • Price: starting from 134 USD

While the following are the specifications of OPPO A5 2020:

  • Chipset: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 3 / 4GB
  • Internal memory: 64 / 128GB
  • Battery: 5000mAh
  • Screen: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera: 12MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, 2MP depth, and 8MP front camera
  • Price: starting from 134 USD

The specifications obtained from both of them are more or less the same. However, according to various reviews from tech enthusiasts in various countries, they prefer the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8. Because in terms of performance, number of cameras, fast-charging, and for gaming, Xiaomi is superior.

7. Xiaomi vs OPPO, which one is better?

After reading the comparative review of Xiaomi and OPPO above, you can see that the two brands have their strengths and weaknesses. Regarding which one is superior, it all depends on what you need.

If you need a camera for photos or videos more, you can rely on a smartphone from OPPO. Meanwhile, if you are looking for cheaper and stronger performance, Xiaomi can be an option.

The two brands have more or less the same quality. The answer to which one is superior depends on the preferences of each person.