Vsmart launched 4 smartphones, priced from 2.5 to 6.3 million

 Mid-range mobile segment in Vietnam receives more new products from a domestic manufacturer, Vinsmart. The brand of Vingroup launched four mid-range Vsmart smartphones, in turn named Joy 1, Joy 1+, Active 1 and Active 1+ within the framework of the event held in Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon (14 /twelfth).  In these 4 models Vsmart Joy 1 has a low configuration with Snapdragon 435 chip, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, 5.5 inch screen while Joy 1+ equipped with 6.2 inch screen, large battery, Dual camera.  Meanwhile, Vsmart Active 1 is equipped with Snapdragon 660 chip, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory. Machine equipped with dual rear camera, 12 + 5 MP resolution and 8 MP front camera, 5.5 inch screen.  Active 1+ is the most advanced version with 6 GB RAM, 64 GB capacity, 6.2 inch screen.  Joy 1’s price is VND 2.5 million, Joy + is VND 3.4 million, Active 1 is VND 4.9 million and Active 1+ is VND 6.3 million. These are all selling prices for the first period, according to the “3 no” policy.

Competitors of Vsmart Active 1+ could be:

Realme 2 Pro  
Reference price: VND 6.3 million

Although the new name appears on the market, Realme has got products that are rated quite well with the same price of 6.3 million dong and will be a serious competitor to Vsmart Active 1+.  Like Vsmart Active 1+, Realme 2 Pro also uses an IPS LCD screen with Full HD + resolution, but the Realme 2 Pro screen is slightly larger at 6.3 inches.  In terms of configuration, these two products are equal when using Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip, 6GB RAM, 64GB internal memory.  However, Vsmart Active 1+ is more advantageous when using the new connector, USB Type – C, with a battery capacity of 3650 mAh, bigger than Realme 2 Pro’s 3500 mAh battery.  The Vsmart Active 1+ camera section is also better than the 24 MP + 12 MP rear camera, the camera is 20 MP ahead while the Realme 2 Pro camera is only 16 MP + 2 MP for the rear camera and 16 MP for the front camera.

Samsung Galaxy J8 

There is also the same price as Vsmart Active 1+, but Galaxy J8 has a lot of loss in configuration, not “on par with” like Realme 2 Pro. Specifically, Galaxy J8 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chip, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory. The screen size is 6 inches, smaller than Vsmart Active 1+ screen, but Galaxy J8 uses Super AMOLED panels with HD + resolution for sharper display. However, on the other hand, Vsmart Active 1+ is superior when the Galaxy J8 battery capacity is only 3500 mAh, using only a micro USB connector. In Galaxy J8, 16 MP + 5 MP rear camera, 16 MP front camera while in Vsmart Active 1+ users have 24 MP + 12 MP rear camera, 20 MP front camera.

Huawei Nova 3i  
Reference price: VND 6.5 million


With the selling price of VND 6.5 million, Huawei Nova 3i has a price higher than the selling price of Vsmart Active 1 + in phase 1 and is equivalent to the price at stage 2. Huawei Nova 3i’s screen is 6.3 inches, larger than Vsmart Active 1+ screen, but both have Full HD + resolution. Huawei Nova 3i is also worse than Vsmart Active 1+ in configuration when using the Kirin 710 chip and only 4GB of RAM. In return, Huawei Nova 3i has larger internal memory, up to 128GB. Huawei Nova 3i’s battery packs have a capacity of only 3340 mAh, lower than the 3650 mAh capacity of Vsmart Active 1+. In addition, Huawei Nova 3i also only uses micro USB port. Huawei Nova 3i’s rear camera also has a lower resolution, only 16 MP + 2 MP, but the selfie camera outperforms Vsmart Active 1+ with dual camera cluster with a resolution of 24 MP + 2 MP.

Oppo F7 
Reference price: VND 6.9 million

Oppo F7 and Vsmart Active 1+ have the same screen size, together with IPS LCD panel, Full HD + resolution. The same memory capacity is 64GB but Vsmart Active 1+ is more powerful with Snapdragon 660 chip and 6GB RAM while the Oppo F7 only runs on Mediatek Helio P60 chip with 4GB RAM. The battery of the Oppo F7 has a capacity of 3400 mAh, lower than the 3650 mAh capacity of Vsmart Active 1+. The Oppo F7 also uses only a micro USB connector instead of a USB Type-C port as in Vsmart Active 1+. Well known as a selfie professional phone, it’s not surprising that the Oppo F7’s front camera is more prominent than Vsmart Active 1+ with a resolution of up to 25 MP. However, Vsmart’s Active 1+ rear camera is “more” than the 24 MP + 12 MP dual camera, while the Oppo F7’s rear camera is just a single 16 MP camera.

Nokia 7 Plus  
Reference price: 7.04 million VND

Nokia 7 Plus Reference price: 7.04 million VND The final product on the list is Nokia 7 Plus, which has a higher price than Vsmart Active 1+. But when comparing 2 products, Vsmart Active 1+ is not inferior but also somewhat better. The same LCD IPS screen, but the Nokia 7 Plus only has Full HD resolution and the screen size is 6 inches, smaller than the Vsmart Active 1+ size. As for configuration, these 2 products are similar, running Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory. Use USB Type – C connector. The battery of Nokia 7 Plus is higher with 3800 mAh capacity. However, Vsmart Active 1+ is overwhelmingly superior to the camera when the Nokia 7 Plus camera is only 13 MP + 12 MP with the rear camera and 16 MP with the front camera.