Specs Comparison: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Specs Comparison: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

A couple of days ago we compared the new ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom with the Huawei P9 Plus. This time it’s going against Apple’s current flagship with dual rear cameras – the iPhone 7 Plus. Check out the specs comparison below.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL)Apple iPhone 7 Plus
5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 401ppi5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 401ppi, 3D Touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Ion-strengthened glass
2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU2.34GHz Apple A10 Fusion quad-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPUPowerVR Series7XT Plus GPU
32GB, 64GB, 128GB storage32GB, 128GB, 256GB storage
Up to 2TB via microSD (uses SIM 2)N/A
12MP Sony IMX362 TriTech+ AF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash12MP PDAF rear camera w/ Quad-LED flash
f/1.7 aperture, OIS, EIS, 4K UHD videof/1.8 aperture, IS, 4K video
12MP zoom rear camera, 2.3x optical zoom12MP wide-angle and telephoto rear camera, 2x optical zoom, f/2.8 aperture
13MP Sony IMX214 front camera w/ screen flash7MP front camera, screen flash, f/2.2 aperture
4G LTE Cat64G LTE Cat12
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
5-magnet speakers w/ NXP Smart AmpIP67 certified (water and dust resistant)
Dual internal mic w/ ASUS Noise Reduction TechnologyNFC (Apple Pay)
Fingerprint readerFingerprint reader
IR sensor, Gyroscope, RGB SensorGyroscope, Barometer, Digital compass, iBeacon microlocation
USB Type-CLightning Port
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0iOS 10
5,000mAh non-removable battery w/ Reverse Charging2,900mAh non-removable battery
154.3 x 77 x 7.99 mm158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
170 g188 g
Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose GoldJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

Summary of advantages

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL):
* Bigger RAM
* 64GB variant
* Dual-SIM
* microSD card support
* Larger aperture for rear camera
* Laser AF, Subject-Tracking AF
* Slightly higher optical zoom
* Higher front camera resolution
* Bigger battery
* Lighter


Apple iPhone 7 Plus:
* 3D Touch
* 256GB variant
* IP67-certified body
* NFC (Apple Pay)
* Thinner

Based on the comparison above, the Zenfone 3 Zoom scored more advantages over the iPhone 7 Plus. Some of its best features over Apple’s offering are dual-SIM or single-SIM with microSD, and despite the larger 5,000mAh battery, it’s lighter.

The iPhone 7 Plus has winning features as well which include the 256GB model for multimedia-heavy users and the water and dust-resistance body.

As for the price, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is expected to cost under Php20K, which is more affordable compared to the iPhone 7 Plus which starts at Php44,990. This makes the former a more attractive offering for the PH market.

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

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