Specs Comparison: Nokia 8 vs ASUS Zenfone 4
In this specs comparison, we will be looking at two recently released smartphones with almost the same price, the Nokia 8 and the ASUS Zenfone 4. Let’s see which smartphone will have the most advantages in the different aspects. Let’s go!
The Nokia 8 is HMD Global’s newest flagship smartphone which we already recently compared with different high-end to flagship units. It has a 5.3” Quad HD IPS display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU, 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, 4GB/6GB RAM, 13MP (Color + OIS) + 13MP (Mono) dual rear cameras with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and Dual tone flash, 13MP PDAF front camera with display flash, and a 3,090mAh battery.
The Zenfone 4 is the little brother of the flagship Zenfone 4 Pro which is priced at 40k. It has a 5.5” Super IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM, 12MP + 8MP wide-angle dual rear cameras with OIS, PDAF, and dual LED flash, and a 3,300mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Nokia 8||ASUS Zenfone 4|
|5.3-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution||5.5-inch Super IPS display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D glass||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|2.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Adreno 540 GPU||Adreno 512 GPU|
|64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage||64GB internal storage|
|4GB/6GB RAM||6GB RAM|
|expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)||Expandable up to 2TB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) rear cameras: 1.12um f/2.0, 76.9-degree, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash||12 MP f/1.8 Sony IMX362+ 8MP wide angle dual rear cameras: OIS 4-axis, Dual Pixel PDAF with dual-LED flash|
|13 MP PDAF front cameraL 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4-degree, display flash||8MP f/2.0 front camera|
|LTE Cat. 9, 3CA, 450Mbps DL/50Mbps UL||4G LTE|
|Dual-SIM (nano-hybrid), Dual Standby||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Fingerprint Sensor|
|IP54 dust and splash resistance||-|
|Android 7.1.1 Nougat||ASUS ZenUI 4.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat)|
|3090mAh non-removable battery||3300mAh non-removable battery|
|142x71.8x8.9mm||155.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm|
|160 g||165 g|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone.
+ Higher screen resolution
+ Better performing CPU
+ Better performing GPU
+ UFS 2.1 storage
+ Slightly higher rear camera resolution
+ Higher front camera resolution
+ IP54 dust and splash resistance
+ Android 7.1.1
ASUS Zenfone 4
+ Bigger screen size
+ Super IPS display
For the display aspect, the Nokia 8 provides a higher screen resolution, however, the Zenfone 4 possesses a bigger screen size and has a Super IPS display. The Super IPS display is an upgrade from the normal IPS display which many smartphones have. A Super IPS display is an upgrade mainly because it addresses the issue of IPS displays having to consume more power.
As for performance, it is clear that the Nokia 8 has the upper hand since it has the flagship chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 835. As for its GPU, the Adreno 540 also performs better than the Adreno 512 of the Zenfone 4. If the Zenfone 4 Pro is compared with the Nokia 8, then their performance would be a tie, since the former has the same chipset. However, their price difference is relatively large, so we’ll have to stick with the Zenfone 4 for this.
In the camera department, both smartphones have dual rear cameras. Nokia 8 has Carl Zeiss lens technology while the Zenfone 4 has Sony IMX lenses. The former has a feature called “Bothfie” in which the users can take photos from the rear and the front cameras at the same time. You can check out sample photos for the Nokia 8 here. As for the Zenfone 4, it boasts the tagline of “We love Wefie” which means that camera performance is also its specialty. We should not underestimate the potential of the photo quality of the Zenfone 4 since it gives excellent results as shown on our sample photos here.
For their battery capacity, their difference is not significantly big. We cannot say for certain which smartphone lasts longer since we have not yet tested out Nokia 8’s battery capacity. The Zenfone 4, however, holds a larger battery capacity and upon testing its battery life, it lasted up to 13 hours and 30 minutes in our video loop test.
Both smartphones have a good overall performance, but Nokia 8 is the winner on this aspect since it has the Snapdragon 835 chipset with a QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution screen display. Users will have a better viewing experience with the Nokia 8, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t enjoy the Zenfone 4 as well.
What do you think? Leave your choice in the comments section below.