Specs Compared: ASUS Zenfone 5Q vs VIVO V9

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

Display 6.28-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2280 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi 6.0-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 424 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPU 2.2Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core chipset 2.2Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core chipset
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 508
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual standby Dual-SIM, Dual stand-by
Storage 64GB 64GB
Storage expansion Dedicated microSD slot up to 256GB Dedicated microSD card support up to 256GB
Rear camera 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with phase detection auto-focus and dual-LED flash 16-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) + 8-megapixel (120° wide-angle lens)
Front camera 24-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with screen flash 20-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture with Sony IMX376 sensor) + 8-megapixel (120° wide-angle lens)
Video recording 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (30 fps), 720p (30 fps) 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps and 30 fps), 720p (30 fps)
Operating system Android 8.1 “Oreo”, FunTouch 4.0 Android 8.0 “Oreo”, ZenUI 5.0
Audio DeepField audio effect
Security Face ID unlock Fingerprint scanner
Fingerprint scanner Face Recognition
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n – SD630
Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.1
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 6) FM Radio
FM Radio GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (X12 modem)
microUSB 2.0 port microUSB 2.0 port
Dimensions 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mm 160.6 x 76.2 x 7.8 mm
Weight 150 grams 168 grams
Battery 3,260 mAh non-removable capacity, Quick Charge 3.0 support 3,300 mAh non-removable capacity, fast charging support
Colors Gold and Pearl Black Midnight Black, Rogue Red and Moonlight White
Price P17,990

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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