ASUS has unveiled today their top-of-the-line flagship smartphone for 2018, the ZenFone 5Z, sporting a 6.2-inch display and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset. We’re going to put it against the Sony Xperia XZ2 to see which one looks better on paper.
|ASUS ZenFone 5Z||Sony Xperia XZ2|
|6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246 x 1080) Super IPS+ display, 402ppi||5.7-inch 18:9 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) HDR TRILUMINOS display, 424ppi|
|2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor|
|Adreno 630 GPU||Adreno 630 GPU|
|4GB/6GB/8GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage||64GB UFS internal storage|
|up to 2TB via microSD (SIM 2 slot)||expandable via microSD up to 400GB|
|12MP Sony IMX363, 1.4μm, 1/2.55", f/1.8, Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF main + 8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary, LED flash||19MP rear Motion Eye, (1/ 2.3”, 1.22um, 25mm Sony G Lens f/2.0), OIS, LED flash|
|4K video recording (RAW file support)||4K HDR Video Recording, 960fps slow-mo video (FHD/HD)|
|8MP f/2.0 front camera||5MP 1/5" Exmor RS front camera|
|Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)||Dual/Single-SIM (nano)|
|Dual 4G LTE, Dual VoLTE||4G LTE Cat18 with up to 1.2Gbps|
|WiFi 802.11 ac||WiFi 802.11ac, Miracast, DLNA|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Fingerprint sensor|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C 3.1|
|GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Dust and Water resistant (IP65/68)|
|Dual speakers with NXP Smart Amp||Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround|
|Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Zen UI 5.0||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging||3,180mAh battery, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Wireless Charging, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0|
|153 x 72 x 11.1 mm|
|155 g||198 g|
|Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver||Liquid Black, Liquid Silver, Deep Green, Ash Pink|
Summary of advantages
ASUS ZenFone 5Z:
* Larger screen
* Larger RAM
* Bigger storage options
* Dual-rear cameras
* Higher front camera resolution
* Face Recognition
* Slightly larger battery
Sony Xperia XZ2:
* Higher pixel density
* Higher rear camera resolution
* 960fps slow-motion video recording
* Dust and water resistance
Looks like the ZenFone 5Z takes most of the points in this comparison. It has a larger screen which is good for watching movies and playing games. The Xperia XZ2’s display is smaller but has a higher pixel density count.
The two have different camera configurations. The 5Z has a 12MP IMX363 sensor coupled with an 8MP wide-angle secondary. The XZ2, however, has a single, but higher resolution 19MP Motion Eye camera which is capable of shooting 960fps slow-motion videos and 4K HDR video recording. As for selfies, the 5Z has a higher resolution camera than the XZ2.
As for other features, the 5Z has Face Recognition, but the XZ2 has NFC and water and dust resistance.
Both smartphones are powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and Android 8.0 Oreo, but the 5Z has a bigger RAM and storage options compared to the XZ2. The 5Z also has a slightly larger battery at 3,300mAh compared to the XZ2’s 3,180mAh. The latter, however, supports wireless charging.
If you want a good all-rounder, the ZenFone 5Z is a good choice, but if you demand a more powerful camera with water and dust resistance, you can’t go wrong with the Xperia XZ2.