With the midrange segment saturated with so many devices, and with each brand claiming they are the ones to beat, consumers are often left with the question, “Which one should I get?”

Well, that’s why we’re here, to help you make that decision, or at least, narrow down your choices. Today, it’s going to be between the recently-launched realme 7 and vivo’s current headliner for its mid-range lineup, the V19 Neo.

Given that the latter received a price drop not so long ago, they’ve ended up being priced close to each other – PhP14,990 for the realme, and PhP15,999 for the vivo. Both brands also prefer their names to be written with the first letter in lower case.

Before we get on with the nitty-gritty, let’s take a look at the basic specifications.

realme 7 vivo V19 Neo
Display 6.5″ FHD+ LTPS 6.44″ FHD+ Super AMOLED
Processor Helio G95 Snapdragon 675 AIE
Storage 128GB 128GB
Rear Camera 64MP Main 48MP Main
8MP Ultra-Wide 8MP Ultra-Wide
2MP B/W + Portrait 2MP Depth
2MP Macro 2MP Macro
Front Camera 16MP Wide-Angle 32MP Wide-Angle
OS Android 10 + realme UI Android 10 + Funtouch OS
Battery 5,000mAh 4,500mAh


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.