Motorola Edge 40 vs OnePlus Nord 3: Which is the Best Smartphone Device?

This article will be comparing two of the smartphone devices launched this year by Motorola and OnePlus.

Let’s compare the Motorola Edge 40 and the OnePlus Nord 3 smartphones and find the best device among the two.

Motorola Edge 40 vs OnePlus Nord 3

General

Dimensions 158.4 x 72 x 7.6 mm 162 x 75.1 x 8.2 mm
Weight 167 or 171 gm 193.5 gm

Connectivity

Network Connectivity 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e with Triple Band Support and Wi-Fi Direct Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 with Dual Band Support and Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Yes, Version 5.2 Yes, Version 5.2

Processor

Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 8020 (6 nm) Chipset MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (4 nm) Chipset
Primary Clock Speed 2.6 GHz 3.05 GHz
Operating System Android 13 Android 13 based OxygenOS 13.1
GPU Mali-G77 MC9 Mali-G710 MC10

Storage

Storage Options 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB 8GB/128GB and 16GB/256GB

Display

Display Type P-OLED Display Fluid AMOLED Display
Screen Size 6.55” 6.74”
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1240 x 2772 pixels
Refresh Rate 144Hz 120Hz

Camera

Rear Camera 50MP + 13MP Dual Camera Setup 50MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Camera Setup
Front Camera 32MP 16MP

Sensors

Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Under Display, Optical Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Under Display, Optical Fingerprint Sensor
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Barometer No No
Compass Yes Yes

Battery

Battery Backup 4400 mAh 5000 mAh
Charging Features 68W Wired Fast Charging Feature

15W Wireless Fast Charging Feature

80W Wired Fast Charging Feature

Colours

Colour Variants Nebula Green, Lunar Blue, Eclipse Black and Viva Magenta Misty Green and Tempest Gray

Comparing the overall specifications of the two devices, OnePlus’ Nord 3 smartphone is the better smartphone device in this comparison.

About the performance offered, the OnePlus Nord 3 smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset with a primary clock speed of 3.05 GHz and offers a better performance than the Motorola Edge 40 smartphone. The Motorola device is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset and has a primary clock speed of 2.6 GHz.

Now coming to the displays, the OnePlus device has a Fluid AMOLED display while the Motorola Edge 40 has a P-OLED display panel. The OnePlus Nord 3 also offers a comparably larger display and a better screen resolution, but when it comes to the refresh rates, the Motorola’s Edge 40 supports the fastest refresh rate of 144Hz.

Regarding the cameras, the OnePlus Nord 3 has a triple rear camera setup while the Motorola Edge 40 sports a dual camera setup at its rear. Both the devices have the same 50MP main cameras but, when we look at the ultrawide cameras offered, the Motorola smartphone has a better 13MP camera in comparison to the 8MP ultrawide lens offered on the OnePlus device. In addition to the main camera and the ultrawide lens, the OnePlus device also features a 2MP macro camera as well.

For selfies, the Motorola Edge 40 smartphone has a 32MP front facing camera while the OnePlus Nord 3 comes with a 16MP selfie camera.

Finally, about the batteries, the OnePlus device is backed by a 5000 mAh battery while the Motorola smartphone has a smaller battery of 4400 mAh. The OnePlus device also supports the fastest wired fast charge feature of 80W. Motorola’s Edge 40 smartphone, on the other hand, comes with a 68W fast charge feature. However, the device also supports a 15W wireless charging feature, which the OnePlus device lacks.

So, as mentioned, if you look at the overall specifications of both the smartphones, even if it falls behind in terms of some of its specifications, the OnePlus Nord 3 smartphone is itself the better smartphone in this comparison.




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