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Samsung Galaxy A50 vs Vivo V15 vs Oppo F11 Pro: Which is the best P18K phone?


Php18k seems to be the sweetest spot for consumers looking to get a premium yet affordable smartphone. At that price, you have the options to get the Samsung Galaxy A50, Vivo V15, or Oppo F11 Pro. But which is the best one for you?

Read: Vivo V15 Pro Review – Best Midrange phone in 2019?

How Samsung Galaxy A50 stands out

  • Super AMOLED display
  • the lightest phone at 166g, thinnest at 7.7m
  • One UI
  • 25MP f/1.7 aperture
  • USB Type-C
  • in-screen fingerprint scanner
  • dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB
  • BT 5.0
  • available in four colors (Black, White, Blue, Coral)

How Vivo V15 stands out

  • full-screen display; highest screen-to-body ratio at 85.6%
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Dedicated AI processing unit thru Helio P70
  • triple main camera (12MP + 8MP ultrawide + 5MP depth)
  • motorized 32MP pop-up selfie camera
  • available in four colors (Topaz Blue, Glamour Red, Frozen Black, Royal Blue)
  • rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Vivo V15

How Oppo F11 Pro stands out

  • full-screen display
  • the heaviest phone at 190g
  • Dedicated AI processing unit thru Helio P70
  • 48MP f/1.8 main sensor
  • BT 5.0
  • rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 20W VOOC 3.0 charging

Which is the right one for you?

With the Samsung Galaxy A50, you’re getting the best display (Super AMOLED) and best software experience (One UI) out of the three. The Exynos 9610 chipset is a performer; going neck and neck with the Helio P70. However, it does lack dedicated NPU. The triple main camera is robust with support for ultrawide and depth sensing. In this comparison, its main 25MP sensor could be the best in low-light photos thanks to larger f/1.7 aperture.

The Galaxy A50 is the only one with USB Type-C port and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. As futuristic as the latter feature is, it’s still not on par with capacitive types.

As for the Vivo V15, it’s the most feature-packed among the three. It features a full-screen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, triple camera setup, and motorized selfie camera; the largest of the bunch at 32MP. The only potential downside is its micro USB port. Although it supports fast charging, it’s still slower compared to a USB Type-C.

Last but not least, the Oppo F11 Pro. Compared to the first two devices, this phone caters to a specific niche. Packing the same hardware as the V15, the F11 Pro goes for a dual main camera setup instead; featuring a 48MP main sensor for great-detail quality and a 5MP depth sensing. While it does come with a motorized selfie camera to pave way for full-screen display, it only packs a 16MP sensor. Where it really stands out, however, is the fast charging VOOC 3.0 (20W).

Check out: Top Reasons to Buy the Oppo F11 Pro

The winner is…

At Php18k, the Samsung Galaxy A50 slips by the two; making it the winner in this comparison. Despite the existence of the notch, it’s worth the compromise when you get a Super AMOLED display, USB Type-C, One UI, and relatively light phone.

If Samsung isn’t your bread and butter, the Vivo V15 comes second. Why? Despite the 48MP sensor and 20W VOOC charging of F11 Pro, the V15 just feels like a better overall package.

If you don’t agree with our conclusion, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.

Specs Samsung Galaxy A50Vivo V15Oppo F11 Pro
Display6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 403ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 36.53-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 395ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 56.5-inch FHD+ 19.5:9, LCD Panoramic Display, 396ppi
Dimensions158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm, 166 g161.2 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm, 189.5g161.3 x 76.1 x 8.8 mm, 190 g
ChipsetExynos 9610 (10nm)Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
GPUMali-G72 MP3Mali-G72 MP3Mali-G72 MP3
Memory/RAM128 GB, 6 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB128GB, 6GB RAM + microSD slot, up to 256GB128 GB, 6 GB RAM + microSD slot, up to 256GB
Main Camera25 MP, f/1.7, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor12 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Front Camera25 MP, f/2.0Motorized pop-up 32 MP, f/2.05 MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jackWi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jackWi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery, 15W fast chargingNon-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery, Dual-Engine fast chargingNon-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery, 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with One UIAndroid 9.0 (Pie) with FunTouch 9Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6
Official Price in Philippine pesosP17,990 pesosP17,999P18,990


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