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

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

Display6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED screen, 2960 x 1440 pixels, 531 ppi
Always-on display
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 water and dust resistant
CPU2.9Ghz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core chipset – International
2.8Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset – USA & China
GPUMali-G72 – International
Adreno 630 – USA & China
SIMDual-SIM, Dual standby (hybrid)
Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Storage expansionmicroSD card support up to 400GB
Primary rear camera12-megapixel, f/1.5 aperture with Dual Pixel PDAF
Secondary rear camera12-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture with auto-focus
Other rear camera features2x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, phase detection auto-focus, and LED flash
Front camera8-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture with auto-focus, auto-HDR and screen flash
Video recording2160p (60 fps and 30 fps), 1440p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps and 30 fps)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 “Oreo”, Samsung Experience 9.0
AudioStereo speakers, AKG certified
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Face Recognition
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4×4 MiMO
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 18)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 port
Samsung DeX
Bixby virtual assistant
Dimensions158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight182 grams
Battery3,500 mAh non-removable capacity, fast and wireless charging support
ColorsLilac Purple, Coral Blue and Midnight Black

ASUS Zenfone 5Z Specs

Display6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2246 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi
CPU2.8Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset
RAM4GB / 6GB / 8GB
GPUAdreno 630
SIMDual-SIM, Dual stand-by (hybrid)
Storage64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Storage expansionmicroSD card support up to 2TB
Rear camera20-megapixel (f/1.8 aperture) + 8-megapixel (120° wide-angle lens)
Front camera8-megapixel, 120° wide-angle lens
Video recording2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps, 30 fps), 720p (30 fps)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 “Oreo”, ZenUI 5.0 (upgradable to Android P)
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Face Recognition
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2×2 MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 18)
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 port
ColorsMidnight Black


Specs Comparison: Zenfone 5Z vs Galaxy S9 Plus

ASUS ZenFone 5ZSamsung Galaxy S9+
Display6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246 x 1080) Super IPS+ display, 402ppi6.2-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1440) 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display, 531ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla GlassGorilla Glass 5 (front and back)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processorSamsung Exynos 9810 octa-core CPU (4 x 2.7GHz Custom CPU + 4 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A55)
GPUAdreno 630 GPUMali G72-MP18 GPU
ROM64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage64GB, 128GB, 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
up to 2TB via microSD (SIM 2 slot)microSD card slot (uses SIM 2 slot)
Camera 112MP Sony IMX363, 1.4?m, 1/2.55″, f/1.8, Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF main + 8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary, LED flash12MP 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 28MP f/2.0 front camera8MP f/1.7 front-facing camera
SIMDual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
ConnectivityDual 4G LTE, Dual VoLTE4G LTE Cat. 18 6CA 1.2Gbps
WiFi 802.11 acWiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Iris scanner
Face RecognitionFace Recognition
Heart rate scanner
Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint scanner
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
IP68 dust and water-resistance
Dual speakers with NXP Smart AmpDual AKG speakers, Dolby ATMOS
Samsung Bixby, Bixby Vision 2.0
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo w/ Zen UI 5.0Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9
Battery3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging3,500mAh battery, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging
Dimension158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight155 g189 g
ColorsMidnight Blue, Meteor SilverMidnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue


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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