Meizu 16X vs Oppo F9 vs Vivo V11: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

China became the homeland of affordable phones. With Apple releasing only flagship devices and Samsung struggling every day more to keep its first place in several Asian nations, Chinese smartphones seem to be becoming the best choice for people who want to save money. Meizu 16X, Oppo F9, and Vivo V11 are three devices able to provide huge performances, a good photo quality, and stunning aesthetics without being expensive flagships, and you just need about €300 to grab a unit. If you are asking yourself which unit should you bring to your home, this comparison will clear your ideas.

 

Meizu 16X vs Oppo F9 (Pro) vs Vivo V11 (Pro)

Meizu 16X Oppo F9 (Pro) Vivo V11 (Pro)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 151 x 73.5 x 7.5 mm, 154 grams 156.7 x 74 x 8 mm, 169 grams  157.9 x 75 x 7.9 mm, 156 grams
DISPLAY 6.0 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 18:9 ratio, 402 ppi, Super AMOLED 6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 409 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD  6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 402 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Super AMOLED
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz MediaTek Helio P60, octa-core 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB -micro SD slot  6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot
SOFTWARE Android 8.0 Oreo, Flyme OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Color OS  Android 8.1 Oreo, Funtouch OS
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERA Dual 12 + 20 MP f/1.8 + f/2.6
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 16 + 2 MP f/1.8
25 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.8
25 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 3100 mAh 3500 mAh, Fast Charging with VOOC Flash Charge  3400 mAh, Fast Charging 18W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Dual SIM slot Dual SIM slot  Dual SIM slot

Design

In my opinion, if you love beautiful smartphones, Oppo F9 (also known as F9 Pro in India) is the one you should go for. It combines a stunning design with originality thanks to its gradient glass back with a diamond-like pattern. Even though it is less original, Vivo V11 (also known as V11 Pro) has nothing to envy with another glass back available in gradient colors. Further, both have a waterdrop notch and almost nonexistent bezels. Meizu 16X has the advantage of being symmetric due to its notchless display, but it is far from its opponents in terms of beauty.

 

Display

Meizu 16X and Vivo V11 are the ones with the most premium displays, especially thanks to the AMOLED technology making their color rich and brilliant. Further, they both feature an in-display fingerprint reader for authentication. Given the slight difference in viewing quality, you can choose the display by basing on your tastes: do you like a notchless display with more bezels or a notched one with almost absent bezels around it? If you prefer the first, then go for the Meizu 16X, else choose Vivo V11.

 

Specs & Software

No stories: Meizu 16X is the most powerful handset of the trio. It features the new upper-midrange SoC Snapdragon 710 by Qualcomm which is definitely the best Qualcomm’s chipset if we exclude the 800 series. At the second place there is Vivo V11 with its Snapdragon 660, while at the third, with just marginal differences in performance, there is Oppo F9 and its Helio P60 by MediaTek. All of these devices come with a highly customized Android fork: Flyme OS for Meizu 16X, Color OS for Oppo F9 and Funtouch OS for Vivo V11.

 

Camera

The camera department which convinces us the most, at least on the paper, is the one from Meizu 16X. We still did not have the chance to click a photo from this device as it was announced two days ago, but judging the specs we believe it will shoot better photos. It has a dual setup with OIS and a six-LED flash, as well as a laser autofocus mechanism: all things that improve photos and videos quality missing from the remaining two handsets which even feature lower resolutions for the secondary sensor.

 

Battery

Oppo F9 has the biggest battery and it should last a bit more than both Vivo V11 and Meizu 16X. Not only it offers a big capacity of 3500 mAh, but it also features the fastest charging technology: VOOC flash charge, which can provide 2 hours of talk time with just 5 minutes of charging. Given that it has the smallest battery with just 3100 mAh (against 3400 mAh of the Vivo V11), Meizu 16X should have the shortest battery life.

 

Price

Prices are not an element you should consider so much if you want to choose a device from these three handsets. Meizu 16X carries a $305 price tag, Oppo F9 sells for $330 or less depending on the channel, and Vivo V11 starts from $270 (it depends on the market). I believe Vivo V11 is the perfect compromise it combines a great design with satisfying performance, a good battery life, and a nice photo quality, but if you are one of those users who only care about having the best performance, or you want the best camera out there at a modest price, go for the Meizu 16X.

 

Meizu 16X vs Oppo F9 Pro vs Vivo V11: PROs and CONS

Meizu 16X

PROs

  • Higher-end hardware
  • Better rear camera
  • In-display fingerprint reader
  • Great notchless display

CONS

  • No micro SD

 

Oppo F9 (Pro)

PROs

  • Waterdrop borderless display
  • Beautiful aesthetics
  • Very fast charging
  • Gorilla Glass 6
  • Micro SD dedicated slot

CONS

  • Lower-end hardware

 

Vivo V11 (Pro)

PROs

  • Wider display
  • In-display fingerprint reader
  • Micro SD dedicated slot
  • Waterdrop notch and slim bezels

CONS

  • Nothing special to mention