We start a brand-new week with two entry-level devices going toe to toe, as we have the itel S16 Pro up against the OLLA V9 Pro. Both smartphones launched in 2020, bringing a number of peculiar specs for us today.
We begin this piece by stripping both smartphones bare, showing all they bring to the table in terms of specifications, features and implicitly, benefits. At the end of this, we hope we can effectively separate both smartphones and show which is the better entry-level device (if there’s a clear winner) for you.
Our first stop on this journey takes us to the specifications of both smartphones in a head-to-head comparison.
itel S16 Pro vs OLLA V9 Pro Comparison Table
Let’s catch a quick glimpse at the specifications both smartphones have on the plate for us today.
|itel S16 Pro||OLLA V9 Pro|
|2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|6.60 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display||6.35 inches, 1560 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display|
|Android 10 (Go Edition)||Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)|
|Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E, 1.3GHz||Quad-core MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23, 2.3GHz|
|8MP selfie camera||5MP selfie camera|
|8MP + 2MP + AI sensor triple rear cameras with LED flash||13MP + 0.3 MP + 0.3MP triple rear cameras with LED flash|
|32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB||32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB|
|2GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|4,000mAh battery with 5W regular charge||3,900mAh battery with 10W fast charge|
itel S16 Pro vs OLLA V9 Pro: Where the S16 Pro Gains the Edge
The S16 Pro brings a larger display with a slightly improved screen resolution, letting users enjoy a more immersive experience with a device that provides clearer image detail.
It has the Android 10 taking care of its software needs, bringing newer features and security updates to this device. On the optics front, it brings rear cameras with decent specs, while an 8MP sensor takes care of selfies.
It brings 32GB of ROM and has a slightly bigger battery than its adversary.
itel S16 Pro vs OLLA V9 Pro: Where the V9 Pro Gains the Edge
The V9 Pro is a cheaper entry-level option with a better design and a lighter body, making it a favourite for buyers who do not want a particularly heavy smartphone.
Under the hood, it boasts a chipset with better processing speeds than its rival, while it also offers more RAM than the S16 Pro, implicitly suggesting that this device should operate more smoothly than its rival.
It features three rear cameras with decent-looking specs while offering the same onboard storage and external storage as its rival.
itel S16 Pro vs OLLA V9 Pro: Which Should You opt for?
This comparison has brought the best of both devices, giving us a long, hard look at both sides’ specs and price points. Now, the big question is, which of these should you opt for?
The itel S16 Pro brings a newer OS to the table, while also bringing a better display with it. It’s got decent cameras and has a slightly bigger battery than its counterpart.
The OLLA V9 Pro on the other hand, brings more RAM to the table and offers the same onboard storage but is available for a lower price. It has a much better processor and should operate more smoothly than the S16 Pro.
At the end of the day, this match-up tilts towards the V9 Pro. Its better processor speeds, alongside more RAM mean that it should operate faster than the S16 Pro. Although it has a number of cons, its two big advantages see it finish over the line just ahead of the itel S16 Pro.
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