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General News Face off: Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 vs Oppo R7 Lite

The recently launched Oppo R7 is yet another super slim phone. Priced at Rs 17,990, the Oppo R7 Lite is very much in the same bracket at the home-grown Micromax Canvas Sliver 5, which is available in the market for around Rs 16,500. So, for all you fans of super slim phones, we decided to check out how these two do when they're pitted against each other. Read on to find out more.

The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is a super slim phone, measuring just 5.1 mm. It has very thin bezels on the sides and the top and bottom are fairly large, the top houses the camera, speaker, and a couple of sensors, while the bottom has soft touch hardware keys. The phone has a very nice looking metal surround, while the rear of the phone has a slightly recessed silvery panel. The phone measures 141.9 x 68.1 x 5.1 mm, and weighs just 97 grams.

On the other hand, Oppo R7 is armed with a metallic back panel, and super thin bezels on the front. This phone also has soft touch hardware keys on the bottom.  The Oppo R7 measures just 143x71x6.3mm and weighs 147gms, making it just slightly larger and thicker than the Canvas Silver 5, but far heavier.

Both these phones look good in the design department and there is not much separating them. The consumers have to a choice based on their brand or design preference.

The Oppo R7 Lite is armed with a 5 inch HD AMOLED display while the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 comes with a 4.8 inch HD AMOLED display.
While only a real world test will reveal the capabilities of each display, at this time we cannot help but feel that the Oppo R7 Lite is the better package, as it is only marginally larger but has a bigger display.

Processor & Memory
The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is armed with a quad-core Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2 GHz with 2 GB of RAM. The non-expandable internal memory stands at 16 GB. On the other hand, the Oppo R7 Lite runs a far more powerful Snapdragon 615, which is an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, which runs with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 16 GB, to which you can further add 128 GB via a microSD card.

This round is a no contest. The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5takes a beating, as the Oppo R7 Lite is far superior as per the specs, not only in terms of processing ability, but in terms of storage too.

The Oppo R7 Lite runs on Android Lollipop (5.1) with Oppo's ColorOS 2.1 user interface on top, while the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 runs on Android Lollipop (5.0) with some minor customization from Micromax.

In this section it consumers have to decide what they want – a stock Android user interface with minimum customisation or a completely customised one.

The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is armed with a 2000 mAh battery, which can provide up to 8 hours of talk time or 344 hours of standby. The Oppo R7 Lite is equipped with a 2320 mAh battery, but Oppo hasn't specified how long their battery will last.

The Oppo is likely to at least match the Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 in this round because the larger screen and processor of R7 Lite is likely to draw more power from the comparatively small battery.

The Oppo R7 Lite is armed with a 13 megapixel primary shooter with panorama, HDR, GIF, slow shutter, ultra HD, double exposure, expert mode, time-lapse, hybrid auto-focus, contrast detection, flash, and so on. The front of the phone has an 8 megapixel selfie shooter.

The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is equipped with an 8 megapixel primary camera with features such as auto-focus, touch focus, face detection, HDR, face beauty, professional mode, blue glass filter, flash, and so on. The front of the phone has a 5 megapixel selfie shooter.

While a real world test is what reveals the true picture, spec for spec, the Oppo R7 Lite rules the roost in this round.

The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is a single-SIM phone with 4G, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.1.1, and WiFi. The Oppo R7 Lite is a dual-SIM phone with 4G, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and WiFi Direct.

The Oppo R7 again has its nose ahead, mostly because of its dual-SIM ability.

Wrapping Up
The Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 is a seemingly poor choice for those in the market for a slim phone. If the fact that the phone is slightly thinner more important to you than the better display, processing ability, storage ability, camera, connectivity, and likely the battery and software too, that is a different matter. But otherwise, the choice is very easy.

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