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Specs Compared: ASUS Zenfone 5Q vs VIVO V9

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Another midrange contender in the “full-screen view” category are the Zenfone 5Q and VIVO V9. Both have similar specs and might compete in the SRP as well.

VIVO V9 is set to arrive this April in stores near you with a price tag of P17,999.


ASUS Zenfone 5Q will be launched this April as well. We have yet to know the SRP on the launch date.

ASUS Zenfone 5Q

VIVO V9 vs Zenfone 5Q: Specs Comparison

VIVO V9 vs ASUS Zenfone 5Q

Display6.28-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2280 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi6.0-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 424 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPU2.2Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core chipset2.2Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core chipset
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 508
SIMDual-SIM, Dual standbyDual-SIM, Dual stand-by
Storage expansionDedicated microSD slot up to 256GBDedicated microSD card support up to 256GB
Rear camera16-megapixel + 5-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with phase detection auto-focus and dual-LED flash16-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) + 8-megapixel (120° wide-angle lens)
Front camera24-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with screen flash20-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture with Sony IMX376 sensor) + 8-megapixel (120° wide-angle lens)
Video recording2160p (30 fps), 1080p (30 fps), 720p (30 fps)2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps and 30 fps), 720p (30 fps)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 “Oreo”, FunTouch 4.0Android 8.0 “Oreo”, ZenUI 5.0
AudioDeepField audio effect
SecurityFace ID unlockFingerprint scanner
Fingerprint scannerFace Recognition
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n – SD630
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.1
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 6)FM Radio
FM RadioGSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (X12 modem)
microUSB 2.0 portmicroUSB 2.0 port
Dimensions154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mm160.6 x 76.2 x 7.8 mm
Weight150 grams168 grams
Battery3,260 mAh non-removable capacity, Quick Charge 3.0 support3,300 mAh non-removable capacity, fast charging support
ColorsGold and Pearl BlackMidnight Black, Rogue Red and Moonlight White

VIVO V9 Winning Features

V9 has a slightly bigger screen at 6.28-inches and the “notch” is present. There is a 24MP AI-powered selfie shooter. A Face ID Unlock features that works even in the dark.  The V9 has 19:9 full view display.

Zenfone 5Q Winning Features

The Zenfone 5Q is sandwiched by a glass. It has a slightly smaller display of 6 inches. There is no notch on the 5Q but it has 2 selfie shooters: 20-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture with Sony IMX376 sensor) + 8-megapixel (120° wide-angle lens).

In terms of weight, the V9 is slightly lighter with 150G vs the Zenfone 5G with 168 grams.

See also: VIVO V9 Initial Review


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