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Battle of the Titans: Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro vs ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra




The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro is set to arrive in the Philippines next week. It boasts a 6-inch display, Snapdragon 652 CPU, 4GB RAM and Android Marshmallow. But before you take out your wallet, let’s consider its upcoming competitor that sports similar specs – the ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra. Which one is the better phablet? Let’s compare the specs below.

Samsung Galaxy A9 ProASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL)
6-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, 367ppi6.8-inch Full HD IPS display, 324ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4
1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core CPU1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core CPU
Adreno 510 GPUAdreno 510 GPU
4GB RAM4GB RAM
32GB internal storage64GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD (dedicated slot)up to 200GB via microSD (SIM 2 slot)
16MP rear camera w/ OIS, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash23MP rear camera w/ Laser & PDAF AF, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED flash
8MP front camera w/ f/1.9 aperture8MP front camera
Dual-SIMDual-SIM
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+4G LTE Cat. 6
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LEBluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio w/ RDSFM Radio
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
5000mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge4,600mAh battery w/ Quick Charge, Power Bank Mode
Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0
161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9 mm186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm
210 g233 g

Summary of advantages

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro:
* Higher display ppi
* Dedicated microSD card slot
* NFC
* Larger battery
* Lighter body


ASUS Zenfone 3 Ultra:
* Larger screen-size
* Larger internal storage
* Higher rear camera resolution with hybrid AF
* Power Bank Mode
* Thinner body

Looking at the summary above, both devices have their merits that will benefit the user either way depending on his or her needs.

For the price, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro was priced in China at CNY 3,499 or around Php24,700. The ASUS Zenfone Ultra, on the other hand, was priced in Taiwan for NTD 17,990 or around Php26,500. The Zenfone Ultra looks to be slightly more expensive based on the conversion, but we can’t conclude yet until both devices have been launched and priced in the Philippines.

How about you guys? Which phablet is your best pick? Let us know in the comments below.
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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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4 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Kung wala nang ibang pagpipilian at ganyang ganyan ang presyo, SAMSUNG na ako. Kumapal na yata mukha ng Asus.

    • chief gato says:

      samsung products are also overpriced.
      samsung 8GB tablets vs asus 16GB tablets.
      samsdung 16GB tablets vs other 32/64GB tablets
      samsung 32″ tv vs other 32″ tv brands.

      para sa akin, advantage ng samsung ay mas magandang quality ng screens (tv, tablets, phone) at battery life (tablets)

    • Jackpot says:

      Mahinang umintindi? Yun nga ang point nya, kung parehong overpriced din lang, Samsung na lang.

  2. chief gato says:

    mahirap din bang intindihin na hindi lahat ng nagre-reply ay sang-sayon o sumasalungat sa komento ng iba?
    hindi lahat ng tao ay kailangang pumili lang sa dalawa, samsung o asus dahil may ibang pagpipilian pa. sabi nga nila: maraming isda sa dagat…

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