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Specs Comparison: Flash Plus 2 vs Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S

The awaited Flash Plus 2 just got official and with it comes capable specs on paper. This is why we’re pitting it against the also-recent ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S. Let’s take a look at what these smartphones could offer its users with almost the same price point.

Note: Do keep in mind that there are two variants of Flash Plus 2 and what we’re comparing here is the model with a bigger 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage, and a higher asking price.

Flash Plus 2ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S
5.5-inch OGS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution5.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core CPU1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU
Mali-T860 MP2 GPUAdreno 405 GPU
32GB internal storage32GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB via microSDExpandable up to 64GB via microSD
13-megapixel rear camera, PDAF, Realtone LED flash13-megapixel PixelMaster rear camera, Laser AF, dual LED flash
5MP front camera with flash5MP front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.0
Fingerprint sensorN/A
AK4375 Hi-Fi ChipN/A
3000mAh Li-Ion battery3000mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 5.0 Lollipop w/ ZenUI
Price: $190 (Php8,800)Price: Php8,995

Flash Plus 2 Advantages:

  • Higher resolution at Full HD
  • Higher pixel density
  • Higher memory expansion
  • Front flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hi-Fi chip
  • Updated OS

Both are equal in:

  • Display size
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Megapixel count for rear camera
  • Megapixel count for front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • Connectivity
  • GPS
  • Battery capacity

From here, we see that the Zenfone 5.5S doesn’t really offer anything big that the Flash Plus 2 doesn’t have. There’s the Laser autofocus that promises 0.03-second of focus time and a capable Snapdragon processor. On the other hand, the Flash Plus 2 also has a slew of advantages over the 5.5S like a fingerprint sensor and a hi-fi chip to make your music sound better.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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10 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    Flash Plus 2 is no longer in Alcatel umbrella. It should be called Flash Plus 2 instead. :)

  2. Makenen says:

    Almost stock android – also an advantage sa FP2

    • XY says:

      the question is will it(FP2) be updated to future android OS. Baka stuck nlang to sa current version nya.

  3. JAMES says:

    I have AFP for almost a year this month, I purchased ZF 2 Laser 5.5S last week. The experience is way better on Asus. You can feel the premium build and experience. The AFP looks better and sexy with thin bezels. But you will never determine which is better unless you use them. I have so much doubts with the FP2 and no one can question that. Buggy OS, abandoned updates. I even got mine service after 2months, but it might be an isolated case and was fixed after a month and working till now.

    I am really unsure if I will regret getting this Asus, but for now, I have a great spending times with it. Asus is known for its SW updates, while Alcatel is the otherwise. If the reviews go great with this version, I might consider it but for now, let’s wait.

  4. Nat says:

    I hope its not all just in paper though,

    To really have a really good experience on using the phone, hardware must meet with software optimization

  5. macho says:

    wait for zen3 series…

  6. Clay Peña says:

    What about sensors? need to know for vr support.

  7. Vince says:

    1920×1080 display with only 2cores of mali. Can it run real racing 3 with no fps drop or lag? I bet that asus can run without fps drop when playing rr3

  8. Leonard says:

    Hi guys, I,m planning to buy on of these of, which one do you recommend to me the FP2 or Zenfone 2

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