Our Opinion

The Oppo F11 Pro (64GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy M40 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Oppo F11 Pro (64GB)  Samsung Galaxy M40 
Oppo F11 Pro Samsung Galaxy M40
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Excellence Score
29.6
28.2
Value for Money Score
52.1
60.8
Price ₹ 21,990 onwards ₹ 15,794 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2019 Jun, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 396 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass Punch hole Camera
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.1 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P70Ranked #52 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #29 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 612
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 5MP 32MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: F/1.79 Aperture; 1/2.25" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; 6P lens, 5MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.4 Aperture 32MP: F/1.7 Aperture; 0.8um; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (ultrawide); 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Panorama, HDR, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]
Secondary Camera 16MP 16MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3.1" Sensor Size, 1.0um Pixel Size, HDR, Pop-up Selfie Camera F/2.0 Aperture, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.8 mmMedium 7.9 mmMedium
Weight 190 gmMedium 168 gmMedium
Width 76.1 mmOk for one-handed use 73.9 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 20W VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes, 20.0W Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Simply one of the best designed smartphones all around in the sub-Rs 25, 000 price segment
  • Sturdy and well built - the overall chassis looks so rigid that it is hard to distinguish it from the most premium flagship phones
  • Uses an aluminum mid-frame while the back panel is plastic that has been textured to give it the effect of a beautiful rich gradient finish
  • The design takes precedent not only on the back but also at the front - the Oppo F11 Pro has a stunning all screen, immersive design that does not have a notch or hole punch cut-out at the front - the Oppo F11 Pro's pop-up camera liberates space at the top of the display for a sleek, modern look
  • Very good 6.5-inch LCD screen with full-HD+ resolution - it is crisp and has good viewing angles - you also get the option to tweak the colour output of the display as per your liking
  • ColorOS 6 is certainly better than before, and Oppo has taken an approach that is like what Samsung did with its One UI recently - the whole user interface has been tweaked to resonate with Google’s Material Design with large white surfaces around every nook and corner
  • Other useful features include a gesture based UI, a new app drawer, and a specialized Game Space mode
  • Good overall performance with a solid Helio P70 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 660/675) - everything runs smoothly including complex graphics games like PUBG
  • Good set of dual rear cameras at the back - there is a 48-megapixel main camera paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensor
  • In daylight, Oppo F11 Pro takes images that are quite natural with even dynamic range and saturated colors
  • In the night, where you use Night Mode, the result is extremely bright (though not very accurate)
  • The portrait mode puts the secondary sensor to use to distinguish between subjects and backgrounds, and adds a good bokeh effect
  • Video recording is good too, and image stabilisation is available which helps deliver video without a lot of shakiness
  • Of course, the hero here is the unique pop-up selfie camera experience - the image quality from the front camera is good too, and it includes a powerful beauty mode
  • Very good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - will give you up to 1.5 days of use
  • Supports VOOC fast charging standard, which is quite good - you will go from 0 to 46 percent in 30 minutes
  • Oppo F11 Pro is a a great, premium-looking, all-round device if you seek differentiation - this is a phone that should be seen for its beautiful design and engineering and not specifications
  • The M40 is the first mid-range phone from Samsung with an Infinity O display (till now it was only available with the Galaxy S10 series) - the front camera is under the display in the hole punch on the top left of the screen which helps achieve a near bezel-less display - the phone is definitely a head-turner
  • The body is polycarbonate (though it feels glass-like) has a very premium look and a slight gradient effect
  • Polycarbonate body also means that the phone is pretty light-weight
  • The middle camera sensor at the back has a silver ring around it, which stands out very subtly
  • Large, bright display - you get good viewing angles and sharpness
  • Samsung's new One UI is one of the most clean, and refined implementations of Android at present, and is quite smooth in day-to-day use - so on the software front, Samsung scores a big point
  • Solid performance with the powerful Snapdragon 675 processor (same as Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro) - everything from day-to-day performance, to games, is smooth
  • Decent set of triple rear cameras (standard + ultra-wide + depth)
  • Image quality is reasonably good in well-lit environments
  • Portrait shots came out really well with the subject well defined and the background blurred
  • The 16MP front camera also does a decent job of taking pictures in daylight - the photos look sharp with enough details and colours are close to natural
  • Overall, the camera performance isn’t the strongest in its price range, but fairly good overall
  • A stand out feature is the On Screen sound technology where the display doubles up as a speaker (it works well)
  • Good battery life with a 3500mAh battery - you can expect it to comfortably last the day - though of course it's not quite as brilliant as the 5000mAH batteries on the Galaxy M30 and M20
  • Samsung continues it's smart comeback into the mid-range with another good addition to the M-series - the M40 is a good alternative to consider in this price bracket, for people who want to prioritise a stylish cutting-edge design, and a 'notch-less' screen
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Slightly on the heavy side
  • Overall though, it's still not quite as clean as a stock Android UI, or quite as refined as the MIUI
  • Of course, adding a mechanical component adds the risk of early product failure - it is a moving mechanism and could get damaged by drops or by dust and grime getting into it (although Oppo does claim it's been tested well to avoid such long term issues)
  • No 4K video recording support
  • Uses the old Micro-USB port, instead of the modern USB-C standard
  • Having said that, there is a lot of great competition around - the Redmi Note 7 offers a faster processor at a much lower price, the Poco F1 and the Zenfone 5Z offer a much faster processor and more bang for the buck at a similar price
  • The Oppo F11 Pro also faces competition from a pretty similar pop-up selfie camera device, the V15 Pro, which is a bit more expensive but provides a more versatile camera experience, and a slightly better processor
  • Overall, the F11 Pro makes sense if you are looking for the novelty of a pop-up selfie camera or a 'true' full screen design, and prioritise looks over other factors - if not, then you have better choices around
  • Both fingerprint unlock (the fingerprint sensor is on the back), and the face unlock, while decent, aren't the fastest
  • It's not AMOLED though, so purely quality wise, the display is not quite as vibrant and punchy as the Galaxy M30
  • Tends to warm up a little bit, during heavy gaming
  • Low light performance from both the rear and front cameras is pretty average though
  • There is no 3.5-mm headset jack, which could be an issue for some users (USB-C headphones are bundled though)
  • There is some pretty good competition though, make no mistake - there is Samsung's own Galaxy M30 (cheaper, better display, better battery, headphone jack, although it has a slightly inferior processor, and not the cutting edge 'punch-hole' design), the Poco F1 (flagship Snapdragon 845, headphone jack, though it doesn't have a very modern design), and the Redmi Note 7 Pro (cheaper, better battery, headphone jack, though MIUI is not as simple/refined as the One UI) - all of which are excellent value themselves, so what you chose will depend on what you value
Expert Reviews
  1. An instant eye-catcher...but then again if one tiny notch is not an issue then you can grab any of the equally capable competitors for much less money
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If the pop-up camera isn't really that important to you, there are plenty of other options worth considering
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Bold attempt with very few flaws
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. If you seek differentiation, Oppo F11 Pro brings a plenty to the game
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you’re ready to pay for a phone with a pop-up selfie camera and a bezel-less display, Oppo F11 Pro is for you
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A complete package
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. I’ve been using the OPPO F11 Pro for a few weeks, and I’ve come to the conclusion that we’ve reached peak smartphone
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Your all-around mid-range smartphone
    neowin.net in-depth Read Review »
  9. As a standalone product, the Oppo F11 Pro is a great phone with a lot of merits... But the competition is pretty intense here
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. It’s easy to recommend the Oppo F11 Pro to buyers who are interested in owning a premium-looking smartphone but don't want to dig too deep
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. We find it hard to recommend the Galaxy A60/M40 in the presence of phones such as the Realme X, and the Redmi K20 in the same price range
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A well balanced phone...but it's own sibling M30 undercuts the M40 to offer a better overall value
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Solid overall performer, and the most polished M-series offering by Samsung till date...but falls a bit short of being the undisputed leader that it could have been
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. One of the finest smartphone in its price range
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Gets a lot of things right..If you are looking to buy a mid-range smartphone that offers a large display for watching videos, has a respectable camera and looks stylish, I think you should probably consider the Galaxy M40
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Power-packed device with a fresh look and good performance...set to further challenge rivals like Xiaomi
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Ticks all the boxes for a premium mid-range phone
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A great phone for its price
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Brings in a higher brand value than most of the other Chinese competition...If that prestige matters more than the marginally better user experience found on the others, then the Samsung M40 is your best option
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. While the Galaxy M40 offers some neat features, it is ultimately undone by Samsung's own Galaxy A50, and M30, in the value-for-money stakes
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. Overall, we did like the Samsung Galaxy M40
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
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