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July 28, 2015

OnePlus 2 vs. Zenfone 2 at Php15k: Flagship killers?

The announcement of OnePlus Two earlier today puts another great contender in the mid-range price point. The OnePlus Two joins the venerable Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) in the Php15,000 range as among the best bang-for-the-buck smartphone.

Asus has dubbed the Zenfone 2 as a flagship killer with its high-end specs (4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Intel Atom quad-core) at a mid-range price. OnePlus has also claimed that the OnePlus Two is a 2016 flagship killer with its 4GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB storage and Snapdrgaon 810 octa-core processor at midrange price.

Both handsets are very compelling for their respective asking price.

So we looked a little closer and see how the two handsets are truly respected in their price category.

 OnePlus TwoZenfone 2 ZE551ML
Display5.5-inch LTPS LCD5.5-inch IPS LCD
GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution1920x1080 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Screen-to-Body Ratio73.3%70.1%
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-coreIntel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core
GPUAdreno 430PowerVR G6430
RAM3GB DDR4
4GB DDR4
2GB DDR3
4GB DDR3
Internal storage16GB
64GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
128GB
External storagenone64GB
Cellulardual-SIM, dual-LTEdual-SIM, LTE
WiFi802.11ac802.11ac
Bluetooth4.1, A2DP4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPSwith A-GPS, GLONASSwith A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCNoneYes
Rear camera13MP13MP
Front camera5MP5MP
BatteryLi-Po 3,300 mAhLi-Po 3,000 mAh
OSAndroid OS 5.1 Android OS 5.0
Dimensions151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm
Weight175 grams170 grams
PricePhp14,800 ($329) 3GB/16GB
Php17,500 ($389) 4GB/64GB
Php14,995 (4GB/64GB)

We’re unsure if the OnePlus 2 will eventually be officially released in the Philippines but we’re certain we’ll see a lot of them to be accessible via Lazada.

Based on the line-up of specs in the chart above, both handset have their respective strengths and weakness.

Zenfone 2:
* More specs option with RAM, storage, processor
* Expandable external storage
* Built-in NFC
* Lighter

OnePlus 2:
* Powerful processor and GPU
* Generous base RAM of 3GB
* Faster DDR4 memory speed
* Thinner
* Higher screen-to-body ratio
* Tougher Gorilla Glass
* Higher battery capacity

We’ll definitely secure a unit once this is released so we can test and review it.

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