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Specs Comparison: ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom vs Huawei P9 Plus




ASUS greeted 2017 with a bang with the launch of the ZenFone 3 Zoom. With its dual rear camera setup, it plans to go head-to-head with current smartphones with similar features. For this comparison, we’re pitting it against its Android rival, the Huawei P9 Plus.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL)Huawei P9 Plus
5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 401ppi5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU2.5GHz Huawei Kirin 955 octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPUMali-T880 MP4 GPU
4GB RAM4GB RAM
32GB, 64GB, 128GB storage64GB storage
Up to 2TB via microSD (uses SIM 2)Up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2)
12MP Sony IMX362 TriTech+ AF rear camera w/ dual-tone flashDual 12MP BSI CMOS AF rear cameras, dual-tone flash
f/1.7 aperture, OIS, EIS, 4K UHD videof/2.2 aperture, 4K video
12MP zoom rear camera, 2.3x optical zoom
13MP Sony IMX214 front camera w/ screen flash8MP AF front camera, f/1.9
Dual-SIMDual-SIM
4G LTE Cat64G LTE Cat6
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
5-magnet speakers w/ NXP Smart Amp
Dual internal mic w/ ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
Fingerprint readerFingerprint reader
IR sensor, Gyroscope, RGB SensorNFC, IrDA, Gyroscope
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.1
5,000mAh non-removable battery w/ Reverse Charging3,400mAh non-removable battery
154.3 x 77 x 7.99 mm152.3 x 75.3 x 6.98 mm
170 g162 g
Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose GoldHaze Gold, Quartz Grey, Ceramic White

Summary of advantages

ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom:
* Stronger Gorilla Glass
* Multiple storage variants
* Larger microSD card capacity support
* OIS and EIS, larger aperture
* 12MP 2.3x zoom camera
* Higher resolution front camera
* Larger battery

Huawei P9 Plus:
* NFC
* Thinner and lighter

Based on specs, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom trumps the Huawei P9 Plus. The 12MP zoom camera is a worthy addition as well as the 13MP front camera for those fond of selfies. However, we’re yet to find out which camera is better when it comes to image and video quality.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is also way better in terms battery capacity. At 5,000mAh it will be able to keep up with gaming, mobile data, and imaging.

As for the price, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is expected to carry a sub-Ph20K price tag for the 64GB model. That’s a very competitive positioning considering that the Huawei P9 Plus is at Php29,990.

What do you guys think? Which one are you going to get – the ZenFone 3 Zoom or P9 Plus? Share your thoughts below.



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

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1 Response

  1. Maksg23 says:

    Ilabas muna nila sa market yan bago i-compare kasi baka pag release nyan may lalabas na mga bagong phones.

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