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Vivo V20 vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: price in India, specifications and features compared

On: October 13, 2020

Vivo has finally launched the latest V-series smartphone called the V20 in India. The handset arrives as the successor to the V19 and brings several upgrades across the board. Vivo is marketing the V20 as the slimmest smartphone of the year so far with a thickness of just 7.38mm. The smartphone also packs commendable specs like 64MP triple cameras, a 44MP selfie camera with Eye Autofocus and Snapdragon 720G processor, among others.

Also read: Vivo V20 unboxing and first impressions: a loaded camera smartphone

Vivo has priced the V20 at Rs 24,990 and at this price point, it goes up against some heavyweights from Samsung and OnePlus. The Vivo V20 will compete with OnePlus Nord and Samsung Galaxy M51, both of which start at Rs 24,999. Let’s find out which of these three smartphones are worth your money.

Vivo V20 vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: price in India

The OnePlus Nord is the first from the brand to feature dual selfie cameras

The OnePlus Nord is the first from the brand to feature dual selfie cameras

The Vivo V20 is being offered in 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB configurations in India. These variants are priced at Rs 24,990 and Rs 27,990, respectively. Vivo is offering the smartphone in Midnight Jazz, Sunset Melody and Moonlight Sonata colours. The smartphone can be picked from Flipkart and Vivo.com. It’s also being offered at retail stores like Croma, Reliance Digital, Poorvika Mobiles, and Vijay Sales, among others. The pre-bookings of the Vivo V20 are already open and sales will start October 27th.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 also comes in two configurations but with lower RAM and storage. The 6GB + 128GB model is priced at Rs 24,999 and the 8GB + 128GB variant retails at Rs 26,999. Samsung is offering the smartphone in Celestial Black and Electric Blue colours.

Lastly, the OnePlus Nord is offered in three variants – 6GB + 64GB, 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB. The base variant has been priced at Rs Rs 24,999, whereas the 8GB model costs Rs 27,999. The top-end model is priced at Rs 29,999. OnePlus is offering the Nord in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx colour options.

Winner: OnePlus Nord

Vivo V20 vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: display

The Vivo V20 is the slimmest smartphone of the year 2020 so far

The Vivo V20 is the slimmest smartphone of the year 2020 so far

The Vivo V20 is the odd one out here with its waterdrop notch display as the other two feature punch-hole designs. The V20 is equipped with a 6.44-inch AMOLED panel offering 2,400 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 comes with the biggest display of the three measuring 6.7-inches. The phone features an AMOLED panel and offers an FHD+ screen resolution. The Samsung offering also features a layer of protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.

The OnePlus Nord has the same 6.44-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ screen resolution as Vivo V20. However, it wins this round because of the 90Hz high refresh rate and the layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.

Winner: OnePlus Nord

Vivo V20 vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: performance and software

Samsung Galaxy M51

The Samsung Galaxy M51 is the first smartphone in India to feature a 7,000,mAh battery

Coming to the performance, all three smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 7XX series processors. Starting with the Vivo V20, it gets the Snapdragon 720G chipset under the hood with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The smartphone boots the Android 11-based Funtouch OS 11 out of the box.

Next up is the Samsung Galaxy M51, which has the Snapdragon 730G ticking at its core. The processor is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The handset ships with One UI based on Android 10 out of the box.

The OnePlus Nord again dominates the competition with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and up to 12GB RAM. The smartphone comes with up to 256GB onboard storage and boots OxygenOS 10.5 based on Android 10.

Winner: OnePlus Nord

Vivo V20 vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: cameras

Coming to the cameras, the Vivo V20 comes across as the best option among the three. The handset ships with a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens that also doubles up as a macro and bokeh lens, and a 2-megapixel mono camera. In the front, the V20 is equipped with a 44MP selfie camera featuring Eye Autofocus feature.

The Samsung Galaxy M51 also features a 64-megapixel primary camera. The main lens is accompanied by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 5-megapixel depth sensor, and 5-megapixel macro lens. For selfies, there’s a 32-megapixel snapper in the front.

Lastly, the OnePlus Nord features a quad-camera setup on the back with a 48-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In the front, OnePlus Nord has a 32-megapixel primary selfie camera with a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens.

Winner: Vivo V20

Vivo V20 vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: battery

The Vivo V20 comes with a 4,000mAh battery featuring support for 33W fast charging. The OnePlus Nord comes with a slightly larger 4,115mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. The Samsung Galaxy M51 dominates this round with its behemoth 7,000mAh battery and 25W fast charging.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy M51

Vivo V20 vs OnePlus Nord vs Samsung Galaxy M51: verdict

The OnePlus Nord emerges as an undisputed winner here with a powerful processor, ultra-smooth 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display and more RAM on offer. However, if you are looking for a great camera smartphone with a sleek design, the Vivo V20 fits the bill. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M51 should be your pick if you are looking for a capable smartphone with a massive battery backup.

SmartphoneKey Features
Vivo V206.44-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 720G chipset, 8GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, Android 11 based FunTouch OS 11, 64MP triple rear cameras, 44MP selfie camera, 4,000mAh battery, 33W fast charging
OnePlus Nord6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED 90Hz display, Snapdragon 765G chipset, up to 12GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, Android 10 based Oxygen OS, 48MP quad rear cameras, 32MP dual selfie cameras, 4,115mAh battery, Warp Charge 30T fast charging
Samsung Galaxy M516.7-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 730G chipset, up to 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, Android 10 based One UI, 64MP quad rear cameras, 32MP selfie camera, 7,000mAh battery, 25W fast charging
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