Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy C5 vs ASUS Zenfone 3
The Samsung Galaxy C5 and ASUS Zenfone 3 are two of the latest mid-range offerings from their respective manufacturers. If you’re to choose between the two? Which is one would it be? Here’s a quick comparison to help you out.
|Samsung Galaxy C5||ASUS Zenfone 3|
|5.2-inch Full HD sAMOLED display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels||5.2-inch / 5.5-inch Full HD Super IPS+ display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels|
|1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor||2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor|
|Adreno 405||Adreno 506|
|4GB RAM||3GB / 4GB|
|32GB/64GB internal storage||32GB / 64GB internal storage|
|Expandable up to 128GB via hybrid microSD card slot||Expandable up to 128GB via hybrid microSD card slot|
|16 MP f/1.9 rear camera w/ dual LED Flash||16MP f/2.0 rear hybrid AF camera w/ 4-axis OIS, dual-LED flash|
|8MP f/1.9 front camera||8MP f/2.0 front camera|
|Dual SIM (Micro, Hybrid)||Dual SIM (Micro, Hybrid)|
|4G LTE||4G LTE
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP|
|GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0|
|2600mAh battery||2600 / 3000mAh battery|
|145.9 x 72 x 6.7 mm||146.9 x 74 x 7.7 mm / 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm|
|143 g||144 g / 155 g|
Summary of advantages
Samsung Galaxy C5:
- Super AMOLED display
- Slightly brighter camera lens
- Thinner body
ASUS Zenfone 3:
- Faster processor
- Better GPU
- Optical image stabilization
- USB Type-C
Both the Galaxy C5 and Zenfone 3 have their own advantages. With the Galaxy C5, you’re getting a more favorable Super AMOLED display over an LCD panel. It also got a slightly brighter lens, both front and back, at f/1.9 aperture which should be able to capture more light. There’s also NFC on board with support for wireless payments and you’re getting a slim, nicely crafted aluminum body.
As for the Zenfone 3, it’s got more processing power with a Snapdragon 625 and also a better Adreno 506 GPU. The camera is more suited for video recording thanks to its 3-axis OIS for more stable clips. And lastly, its uses the reversible USB Type-C port for charging and data connectivity.
The design of the handsets is a matter of preference. If you find a glass body beautiful on a phone, then the Zenfone 3 is there for you but if you’re clumsy and prefer the cold touch of aluminum, then go for the Galaxy C5.
The Samsung Galaxy C5 is currently being sold in the country by Widget City for either Php17,990 (32GB) or Php19,990 (64GB) (see listing here). The ASUS Zenfone 3, on the other hand, is yet available for purchase but it will soon be starting at an estimated price of Php12k when converted.