The Motorola Edge 40 Professional is the newest top-end flagship from Motorola boasting key specs together with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, triple high-res digicam system, 125W quick charging and extra – however how does it examine to the similarly-priced OnePlus 11?
We break down 5 key variations between the brand new Motorola Edge 40 Professional and the OnePlus 11 that may sway your vote by some means, from variations in charging modes to distinctive video choices.
The Motorola Edge 40 Professional has distinctive video modes
Each the OnePlus 11 and Motorola Edge 40 Professional have the usual video options together with the power to shoot at excessive resolutions like 8K and 4K, together with options like slow-mo and time-lapse, however the brand new Edge 40 Professional takes issues a step additional utilizing the cellphone’s built-in AI.
That features Video Night time Imaginative and prescient that, because the identify suggests, improves the quantity of sunshine captured when recording in low-light environments. Motorola additionally says it boasts improved readability and extra correct color than taking pictures in a typical video mode.
There’s additionally the Horizon Lock Stabilisation. It’s an identical idea to many motion cam modes seen on different smartphones, however with the power to maintain the shot stabilised and locked onto the horizon even when the cellphone rotates a full 360 levels. It’ll be a boon for excessive sports activities like mountain biking or snowboarding, for certain.
Video Portrait is one other new mode that the influencers particularly will respect, providing that very same digital bokeh impact within the photo-based Portrait mode when taking pictures video.
The OnePlus 11 has extra RAM
In relation to common efficiency, the OnePlus 11 and Motorola Edge 40 Professional are pretty evenly matched with each utilizing Qualcomm’s newest and best Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Meaning it is best to anticipate flagship-level efficiency from each no matter whether or not you’re merely scrolling by Twitter or enjoying high-end AAA video games like Name of Obligation Cell or Genshin Influence.
Nonetheless, there’s a notable distinction within the RAM on supply, with the OnePlus 11 providing as much as a whopping 16GB of RAM in comparison with the (nonetheless ample) 12GB of RAM on supply from the Edge 40 Professional. This shouldn’t make a lot of a distinction in day-to-day use, however in case you’re actually pushing the cellphone to its limits, the OnePlus 11 ought to serve you marginally higher.
That’s backed up by benchmark testing too, with the OnePlus 11 scoring a powerful 4856 in Geekbench 5’s multi-core check, whereas reaching 50fps in GFXBench’s top-end Aztec Ruins (excessive) graphical check. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how the Motorola Edge 40 Professional compares as soon as we put it by its paces.
The Motorola Edge 40 Professional has quicker charging
In relation to charging, neither smartphone needs to be classed as significantly gradual, however Motorola’s Edge 40 Professional does have the higher hand.
The OnePlus 11 comes with speedy 100W charging assist which we discovered to offer a full 100% cost of its 5,000mAh battery in 28 minutes in testing. That’s fairly rattling quick, however Motorola has taken issues to the subsequent degree with 125W wired charging.
Whereas we’re but to benchmark simply how shortly the Edge 40 Professional costs, Motorola claims that simply six minutes of charging is sufficient to ship “energy for the day” whereas a full cost of the (barely smaller) 4600mAh battery takes simply 23 minutes.
Both approach, you’ll be getting a cellphone that’ll go from flat to full in underneath half-hour, which negates the necessity to cost your cellphone all evening lengthy each evening and can thus additionally enhance your total battery well being. It’s the little issues, proper?
Oh, and it’s value noting that, not like the likes of Samsung and Apple, each smartphones include suitable fast-charging plugs within the field, so that you don’t have to fork out any further for the last word charging expertise.
Motorola’s ReadyFor presents superior PC connectivity
If there’s one space the place Motorola not solely beats OnePlus however virtually some other Android smartphone in the marketplace, it’s PC compatibility. Motorola’s ReadyFor system has been round for a couple of years, initially providing a mobile-powered desktop mode when related to a show to offer akin to one thing like Home windows 10 that you might run your smartphone apps on.
Whereas that’s helpful sufficient, it’s the more moderen replace that really makes ReadyFor stand out from the gang. With the discharge of the Edge 30 Extremely and Neo in late 2022, Motorola launched new performance for Home windows-based laptops, and that very same performance can be accessible on the Edge 40 Professional.
Primarily, it lets you join your Edge 40 Professional to your Home windows-based laptop computer and never solely obtain cellular notifications in your laptop computer however really reply to incoming messages and WhatsApps, open Android apps out of your smartphone in your laptop computer and even use the cellphone’s digicam as a high-quality webcam for video calling.
If you happen to’re a Home windows consumer, the ReadyFor system actually is a large profit.
The OnePlus 11 is cheaper
Whereas the Motorola Edge 40 Professional has the sting (pun meant) on the OnePlus 11 in a couple of key areas, the OnePlus smartphone is the cheaper of the 2 beginning at simply £729 for the mannequin with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, whereas the top-end 16GB/256GB mannequin will set you again the identical £799 because the Motorola Edge 40 Professional.