Specs Comparison: Asus Zenfone 5 vs. Asus Zenfone 2
The impending launch of the new Asus Zenfone 2 is near, and some folks were a bit skeptical about a certain variant it would launch. In this hardware comparison, we’ll put the ever-popular Asus Zenfone 5 against the low-end model of the Asus Zenfone 2, the ZE500CL, sporting almost the same hardware as the former. Which takes the cake for the more capable handset?
|Asus Zenfone 5||Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL)|
|5-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720, 294ppi||5-inch HD IPS display, 1280x720, 294ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core CPU||1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core CPU|
|PowerVR SGX544MP2||PowerVR SGX544MP2|
|2GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|16GB internal storage||16GB internal storage|
|expandable up to 64GB via microSD||expandable up to 64GB via microSD|
|8MP f/2.0 PixelMaster Camera w/ LED Flash||8MP Pixelmaster AF rear camera w/ LED flash|
|2MP front-facing camera||2MP front-facing camera|
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP nad EDR||Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR|
|2110mAh battery||2500mAh battery|
|Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3 mm, 144 grams||148.1 x 71.5 x 10.9 mm, 155 grams|
|Php6,995||Php7,995*, to be released May 10 (rumored)|
Below are some of the advantages of each phone:
Asus Zenfone 5:
* More affordable (apparently)
Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE500CL):
* Bigger battery capacity
* Android Lollipop out of the box
The Zenfone 2 has a few advantages over the Zenfone 5 despite the similarities in hardware. It boasts a bigger battery capacity, the presence of Google’s latest Android OS version, and LTE connectivity. Unlike the Zenfone 5, it now touts rear keys a la LG G series.
On the other hand, The Zenfone 5 still has a few edges to boot. It has a Dual-SIM capacity, is lighter partially due to a lesser battery capacity, and might be more affordable than the newer device, as the rumors go around.
With that being said, they share almost the same hardware under the hood besides the ones we’ve mentioned. If that’s the case, you’re basically paying a grand more for a few incremental upgrades. Will you choose the newer Zenfone 2, or is the Zenfone 5 still a viable contender for your purchase? Take your pick! Vote on this poll, and feel free to comment down below.