Spec Shootout of Zenfone 2 vs Galaxy S6

As the much awaited smartphone of the year Asus Zenfone 2 is releasing in couple of days, I have decided to provide a Specification shootout between it and the high end offering from Samsung the Galaxy S6. With Zenfone Asus introduced premium smartphones and features in a much affordable price range which sky rocketed its sales and value in Indian Mobile market. We can expect same thing with Zenfone 2 also.

DESIGN
Device ASUS ZENFONE 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S6
OS Android (5.0) Zen UI Android (5.0) TouchWiz UI
Dimensions 6.00 x 3.04 x 0.43 inches (152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm) 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
Weight 6.00 oz (170 g) the average is 4.9 oz (139 g) 4.87 oz (138 g) the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Materials Main body: glass, Accents: aluminum

 

DISPLAY
Physical size 5.5 inches 5.1 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 403 ppi 577 ppi
Technology IPS LCD Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio 70.35 % 70.48 %
Colors 16 777 216 16 777 216
Touchscreen Multi-touch Multi-touch
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)

With an Ergonomic Arc Design and much bigger display with an intutive Zen UI on top of Android lolipop and similar feasturs such as sensors and scrach resistant glasses, Zenfone 2 sure beats S6

CAMERA
Camera 13 megapixels 16 megapixels
Flash Dual LED LED
Aperture size F2.0 F1.9
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28 mm
Camera sensor size 1/2.6″
Pixel size 1.12 μm
Features Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, AF Assist Beam, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer, Voice activation
Settings Exposure compensation, White balance presets Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Shooting Modes High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Camcorder Yes 3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps)
Features Video calling Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling
Front-facing camera 5 megapixels 5 megapixels

In Rear camera it may lack some pixels but with its Pixelmaster technology its makes up for it and provides crystal clear shots in every angle.

HARDWARE
System chip Intel Atom Z3580 Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Processor Quad core, 2300 MHz, 64-bit 8-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 , 64-bit
Graphics processor PowerVR G6430 Mali-T760 MP8
System memory 4096 MB RAM 3072 MB RAM
Built-in storage 32 GB 128 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

In Hardware section it is a beast. Zenfone 2 is worlds first smartphone with 4 GB RAM and with Intel’s powerful processor , there is no such word as LAG in its dictionary.

BATTERY
Talk time (3G) 17.00 hours the average is 16 h (955 min)
Music playback 49.00 hours
Video playback 13.00 hours
Capacity 3000 mAh 2550 mAh
Not user replaceable Yes Yes
Wireless charging Built-in (Qi, Powermat)

Zenfone 2 beats S6 hands down in Battery segment as it offers more mAh which means it will yield more talk time and hold juice for a longer time than other smart phones.

TECHNOLOGY
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
TDD LTE 1900 (band 39), 2300 (band 40), 2500 (band 41), 2600 (band 38) MHz
Data LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM Yes
nano-SIM Yes
Multiple SIM cards 2 slots
VoLTE Yes
Positioning GPS, A-GPS, Glonass GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Navigation Yes Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

In case of technology Zenfone 2 comes with LTE and more importantly DUAL SIM SLOTS, which is the need of he hour. It also has variants for 3G and LTE seperately.

CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth 4.0 4.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspot Yes Yes
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Connector microUSB microUSB
Features Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging Mass storage device, USB charging
Other NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync NFC, DLNA, Miracast, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared

 

MULTIMEDIA
Music player
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Features Album art cover, Background playback Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker Earpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player Yes Yes

 

OTHER FEATURES
Notifications Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint (touch), Barometer
Other Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Other features such as Bluetooth connectivity, Music player etc are more or less similar. The Main difference is the price offering where Zenfone 2 beats Samsung Galaxy s6 and other rivals. They tend to offer superior or almost similar premium features for much affordable rate thus reducing the dent in customer pockets. Overall my conclusion is considering all aspects and money which is also an important factor Asus Zenfone 2 frays way better than Galaxy s6 !!

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