Specs Comparison: ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs Sony Xperia XZ2

Specs Comparison: ASUS ZenFone 5Z vs Sony Xperia XZ2

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 5ZSony Xperia XZ2
6.2-inch Full HD+ (2246 x 1080) Super IPS+ display, 402ppi5.7-inch 18:9 Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) HDR TRILUMINOS display, 424ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processorQualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor
Adreno 630 GPUAdreno 630 GPU
64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage64GB 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 flash19MP 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 camera5MP 1/5" Exmor RS front camera
Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Dual/Single-SIM (nano)
Dual 4G LTE, Dual VoLTE4G LTE Cat18 with up to 1.2Gbps
WiFi 802.11 acWiFi 802.11ac, Miracast, DLNA
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Face Recognition
Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint sensor
USB Type-CUSB Type-C 3.1
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS with aGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Dust and Water resistant (IP65/68)
Dual speakers with NXP Smart AmpStereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround
Android 8.0 Oreo w/ Zen UI 5.0Android 8.0 Oreo
3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging3,180mAh battery, Qnovo Adaptive Charging, Wireless Charging, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
153 x 72 x 11.1 mm
155 g198 g
Midnight Blue, Meteor SilverLiquid 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.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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5 Responses

  1. Bryan sulit says:

    I’m confused. Are you comparing
    zenfone 5z vs google’s pixel 2 xl
    Zenfone 5z vs sony xperia xz2

  2. NoToBias says:

    Bias review
    Yugatech kindly make your review fair and square :)
    XZ2 > S9 > Zen5z

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