Specs Compared: ASUS Zenfone 5Z vs Samsung Galaxy S9+
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Specs Compared: ASUS Zenfone 5Z vs Samsung Galaxy S9+

Last updated on April 2nd, 2018 at 10:00 am

It is the time of the year again when top brands release their flagship. Two days ago, Samsung unveiled Galaxy S9 & S9+ and just last night Asus also released their version, the Zenfone 5Z.

Both will have their own list of strong features. Let’s list them down and compare both head-ons.

SAMSUNG Galaxy S9 Plus Specs

Display 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED screen, 2960 x 1440 pixels, 531 ppi
Always-on display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 water and dust resistant
CPU 2.9Ghz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset – International
2.8Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset – USA & China
RAM 4GB / 6GB
GPU Mali-G72 – International
Adreno 630 – USA & China
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual standby (hybrid)
Storage 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Storage expansion microSD card support up to 400GB
Primary rear camera 12-megapixel, f/1.5 aperture with Dual Pixel PDAF
Secondary rear camera 12-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture with auto-focus
Other rear camera features 2x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, phase detection auto-focus, and LED flash
Front camera 8-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture with auto-focus, auto-HDR and screen flash
Video recording 2160p (60 fps and 30 fps), 1440p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps and 30 fps)
Operating system Android 8.0 “Oreo”, Samsung Experience 9.0
Audio Stereo speakers, AKG certified
Security Fingerprint scanner
Face Recognition
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4×4 MiMO
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 18)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 port
Samsung DeX
Bixby virtual assistant
Dimensions 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 182 grams
Battery 3,500 mAh non-removable capacity, fast and wireless charging support
Colors Lilac Purple, Coral Blue and Midnight Black

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Specs

Display 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2246 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi
CPU 2.8Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset
RAM 4GB / 6GB / 8GB
GPU Adreno 630
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual stand-by (hybrid)
Storage 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Storage expansion microSD card support up to 2TB
Rear camera 20-megapixel (f/1.8 aperture) + 8-megapixel (120° wide-angle lens)
Front camera 8-megapixel, 120° wide-angle lens
Video recording 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps, 30 fps), 720p (30 fps)
Operating system Android 8.0 “Oreo”, ZenUI 5.0 (upgradable to Android P)
Security Fingerprint scanner
Face Recognition
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 18)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 port
Dimensions
Weight
Battery
Colors Midnight Black

 

Specs Comparison: Zenfone 5Z vs Galaxy S9 Plus

ASUS ZenFone 5Z Samsung Galaxy S9+
Display 6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246 x 1080) Super IPS+ display, 402ppi 6.2-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1440) 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display, 531ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core CPU (4 x 2.7GHz Custom CPU + 4 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A55)
GPU Adreno 630 GPU Mali G72-MP18 GPU
RAM 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM 6GB LPDDR4 RAM
ROM 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
up to 2TB via microSD (SIM 2 slot) microSD card slot (uses SIM 2 slot)
Camera 1 12MP Sony IMX363, 1.4?m, 1/2.55″, f/1.8, Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF main + 8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary, LED flash 12MP f/1.5-f/2.4 Dual Pixel, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12MP f/2.4 dual pixel, OIS, wide-angle, dual-tone LED flash
4K video recording (RAW file support) 2160p @ 30fps video recording, Slow-mo 960fps @ 720p (0.2 secs)
Camera 2 8MP f/2.0 front camera 8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera
SIM Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid) Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
Connectivity Dual 4G LTE, Dual VoLTE 4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps
WiFi 802.11 ac WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC
Iris scanner
Face Recognition Face Recognition
Heart rate scanner
Fingerprint Scanner Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C USB Type-C
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
IP68 dust and water-resistance
Dual speakers with NXP Smart Amp Dual AKG speakers, Dolby ATMOS
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision 2.0
OS Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Zen UI 5.0 Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9
Battery 3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging 3,500mAh battery, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging
Dimension 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 155 g 189 g
Colors Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue

Summary

On paper, the Galaxy S9+ has more advantages over ASUS Zenfone 5Z. Firstly, S9+ has the 960fps super slow motion feature plus more: higher-resolution display, better camera features, NFC, Iris scanner, IP68 certified and support for wireless charging.

However, ASUS has these to boast: up to 8GB RAM and wide-angle rear camera.

Also, SAMSUNG has already released the local pricing, while ASUS has yet to announce their pricing.

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