Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Oppo F7 have been compared on the main benchmarking platforms in order to check which one performs better. Before checking the results of the comparison, keep in mind that benchmarks are not meant to evaluate the overall performance of a smartphone. It just tests the hardware. So, do not take benchmarks as a religion and just consider them as a method to evaluate performance on the paper. The handsets have been tested on Geekbench, AnTuTu, 3D Mark and Basemark with very similar performances in most of the tests.
This comparison is very important, not only because they are among the most powerful mid-rangers in the smartphones market, but also because they contain two of the most important chipsets in the mobile market. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by the new octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC by Qualcomm, composed of 8x Kryo 260 CPUs running at a max frequency of 1.8 GHz and an Adreno 509 GPU. Oppo F7 has the octa-core Helio P60 composed of 4x Cortex A73 cores and 4x Cortex A53 cores running at a max frequency of 2 GHz and a Mali G72 MP3 GPU.
Even though it is not a flagship SoC, Helio P60 is the most important MediaTek chipset released this year, and it will impact a lot on the future of MediaTek in the mobile chipsets market. According to Geekbench, Oppo F7 has slightly better performances than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, while according to AnTuTu the Redmi Note 5 Pro is way better than its opponent. 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited shows a better result for the Oppo F7, while Basemark shows a higher score for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. In each case, we are talking about pretty good results which should guarantee a wonderful user experience, even though there are many other factors to consider to establish how the user experience will be in the long-term.