India has, of late, seen a lot of action in the near-20k price segment for smartphones. Some of the recent launches in this segment include the Motorola One Vision and the Samsung Galaxy M40. With both these handsets vying for your attention in the same price segment, it was natural for us to do a detailed specs comparison between these. To make this even more interesting, we decided to throw in another smartphone into the mix. The third handset in this comparison article is the OPPO F11 Pro – which as you might be aware – was launched in India back in March. It has, since then, received a price cut and for the same reason, competes with the OneVision and the Galaxy M40. In this article, we find out which of these handsets you should choose if you had around INR 20K to spend on a device.
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Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40 vs OPPO F11 Pro: Price in India
Let us start things by talking about the pricing of these three devices. The Motorola One Vision comes in a single 4GB RAM variant with 128GB of storage which is priced at INR 19,999.
Likewise, the Samsung Galaxy M40 also gets a single 6GB +128GB variant that is sold for INR 19,990.
The OPPO F11 Pro when first announced in March had a price tag of INR 24,990. Three months down the line, the price of the same handset has come down to INR 20,999. This handset initially came in a 6GB+64GB version. OPPO subsequently came up with a pricier 6GB+128GB version that is currently on sale for around INR 23,000.
Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40 vs OPPO F11 Pro: Specifications comparison
All three handsets are almost identical in size with the OPPO F11 Pro boasting of a slightly larger display among the trio. While the One Vision and the M40 get a 6.3-inch panel, the F11 Pro uses a 6.53-inch display. All the three displays are of the IPS LCD type. The display on the One Vision offers a taller 21:9 aspect ratio as opposed to the 19.5:9 aspect ratio offered by the M40 and the F11 Pro. Being slightly larger in size, the F11 Pro is also the heaviest of the lot – weighing in at 190g. The M40 – at 180g is only marginally lighter while the One Vision is the lightest of the three at 168g. The One Vision is the only handset in this group to feature a splash-resistant coating. Both the One Vision and the Galaxy M40 feature a layer of Gorilla Glass for additional protection. The F11 Pro is the only handset in this comparison to use a pop-up selfie camera.
The processor scenario on these three smartphones is quite interesting.
While the Motorola One Vision finds itself using Samsung Exynos 9609 chipset, the Samsung Galaxy M40 has opted for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 SoC. The OPPO F11 Pro, on the other hand, gets the Mediatek Helio P70 SoC which happens to be an excellent option from the Taiwanese semiconductor major.
The Exynos 9909 is a slightly underclocked version of the Exynos 9610 chipset from the company. Based on a 10nm manufacturing process, this should be the most power-efficient of the three chipsets – but only slightly. This is because the SD675 us based on an 11nm manufacturing process while the Helio P70 uses a 12nm manufacturing process. The 9609 and the P70 are similar in that both these chipsets use four Cortex A53 and four Cortex A73 cores. The SD 675 uses the more upmarket Kry 460 Gold and Kryo 460 silver cores. In terms of sheer performance, the SD675 will maintain a decent lead over the other two. This difference will become even more pronounced with near-flagship grade graphics on the SD675. Overall, in terms of sheer value for money and performance, we will have to award this round to the Galaxy M40.
Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40 vs OPPO F11 Pro: Camera and Imaging
The Motorola One Vision gets a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 48-megapixel f/1.7 primary camera with PDAF, OIS and a secondary 5-megapixel, f/2.2 camera for depth sensing. The front facing camera happens to be a 25-megapixel unit with f/2.0 aperture.
The Samsung Galaxy M40 gets a triple camera setup at the rear. The primary camera here uses a 32-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture and supports PDAF as well. The secondary camera on the M40 is an 8-megapixel f/2.2, 12mm, ultrawide camera – also with support for PDAF. The third camera is a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The front-facing camera on the Galaxy M40 uses a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
The main camera setup on the OPPO F11 Pro uses a 48-megapixel, f/1.8 primary camera, and a secondary 5-megapixel, f/2.4 depth sensor. The front-facing pop-up selfie camera uses a 16-megapixel sensor mated to an f/2.0 lens.
As far as the camera setup goes, both the F11 Pro and the One Vision should on paper come up with better images due to the larger sensor. However, only a detailed comparison with sample images would make things clearer. The M40 is more versatile of the the three thanks to its additional ultra-wide lens. As far as the front camera is concerned, the 16-megapixel popup camera definitely has the cool factor going for it.
Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40 vs OPPO F11 Pro: Software
As far as the software is concerned, all three handsets in this comparison are as different as chalk and cheese. The Motorola One Vision – in typical Moto fashion – runs a near-stock version of Android 9 Pie with slight customizations. People who prefer the no-nonsense stock Android experience will love the One Vision for this.
The Galaxy M40, on the other hand, runs Samsung’s One UI which is currently thought to be among the best Android skins. Unlike the older TouchWiz UI that was known for its bloatware and sluggishness, OneUI is fast, responsive, and easy to use. The Galaxy M40 also runs Android 9 Pie underneath the OneUI skin.
The OPPO F11 Pro runs OPPO’s own ColorOS which like Samsung’s OneI has seen a lot of improvements over the years. That being said, there might be still some people who may not like the overall look and feel of ColorOS.
Of the three, given a choice, I would opt for the simpler near stock Android UI on the One Vision.
Motorola One Vision vs Samsung Galaxy M40 vs OPPO F11 Pro: Conclusion
Going by the overall specifications of these three devices, the Samsung Galaxy M40 seems to offer an overall better package. It has the most RAM+Storage option for the lowest price and also packs in the most punch when it comes to overall performance. The Motorola One Vision isn’t too far behind but is slightly let down by the lower RAM and the relatively sluggish processor. That leaves sus with the OPPO F11 Pro which might not be a value for money option when compared to to the other two devices here, but it will definitely bag the award for being the coolest of the lot thanks to the pop-up camera.