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The phone features punch hole display, trendy gradient design, triple rear cameras, and mid-level internals including Snapdragon 712 chipset.
But is Vivo's challenger better than Xiaomi's popular offering?
Here's our specs-wise comparison.
The Vivo Z1 Pro sports a punch hole design that allows for an edge-to-edge screen with ultra-slim bezels. On the rear, the polycarbonate body gets a trendy gradient finish.
In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 Pro sports U-shaped display notch along with an all-glass body and dual-tone finish on the rear.
Winner: Redmi Note 7 Pro for its more premium finish.
The Vivo Z1 Pro sports a 6.53-inch display with a full-HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels) and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio while the Redmi Note 7 Pro gets a smaller 6.3-inch with the same resolution and aspect ratio as Vivo's challenger.
However, the Vivo Z1 Pro offers a slightly higher screen-to-body thanks to its punch hole design and slimmer bezels.
Winner: Vivo Z1 Pro.
The Vivo Z1 Pro houses a triple lens rear camera array featuring a 16MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor.
Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup with a 48MP (f/1.79) Sony IMX586 lens and another 5MP lens for capturing depth.
Winner: Redmi Note 7 Pro for its more capable main sensor.
Up front, the Z1 Pro offers a 32MP (f/2.0) shooter for selfies while the Redmi Note 7 Pro gets a 13MP sensor. Winner: Vivo Z1 Pro for its superior front-facing camera.
The Vivo Z1 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 712 processor, paired with upto 6GB RAM and upto 128GB of inbuilt storage (expandable upto 256GB).
In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 Pro model is backed by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, combined with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage (expandable upto 256GB).
Winner: Vivo Z1 Pro for its more powerful chipset.
Under the hood, the Vivo Z1 Pro packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging while the Redmi Note 7 Pro has a smaller 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast-charging (fast charger not included in the box.)
Further, both the handsets come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and run on their respective Android Pie-based OS.
Winner: Vivo Z1 Pro for its bigger battery.
The Vivo Z1 Pro costs Rs. 14,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant, Rs. 16,990 for the 6GB/64GB model, and Rs. 17,990 for the 6GB/128GB configuration. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 Pro costs Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB/64GB model and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant.
With its premium design, good cameras, and dependable performance, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has rightly dominated the mid-range segment in India's cost-sensitive smartphone market.
However, the Vivo contender outweighs Xiaomi's offering with a far superior processor, a better screen, solid cameras, a bigger battery, and a design that is second to none.
Winner: Vivo Z1 Pro.
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