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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 C5ASUS Zenfone 3
5.2-inch Full HD sAMOLED display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels5.2-inch / 5.5-inch Full HD Super IPS+ display @ 1080 x 1920 pixels
1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
Adreno 405Adreno 506
4GB RAM3GB / 4GB
32GB/64GB internal storage32GB / 64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB via hybrid microSD card slotExpandable 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 camera8MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual SIM (Micro, Hybrid)
Dual SIM (Micro, Hybrid)
4G LTE4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/nWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC-
-USB Type-C
-Hi-Fi audio
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0
2600mAh battery2600 / 3000mAh battery
145.9 x 72 x 6.7 mm146.9 x 74 x 7.7 mm / 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm
143 g144 g / 155 g

Summary of advantages

Samsung Galaxy C5:

  • Super AMOLED display
  • Slightly brighter camera lens
  • NFC
  • 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.
 



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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10 Responses

  1. ex flarex user says:

    sa ganyang price tag. di na need ng mas budget friendly. considered na luho na yan..

    kung di ka pa din nkakamove on sa design ng apple, para sakin samsung c5 yan. mas maganda design, camera at display. pang show off sure panalo na yang samsung. kung gusto mo ng bagong design, edi asus.

    • Maj says:

      Budget friemdly? Di mo ba binasa yung article ng maayos? Hahaha. Bagong design? Hindi lang sila nagpapalakas sa outerface ng phones nila. Parang one plus compact yung zenfone 3. ZENFONE 3 FTW

    • James says:

      pang show off siguro kung social climber ka hahaha. display lang ang advantage. brand name at price tag lang ipagmamayabang mo.

    • ex flarex user says:

      well, di mo din siguro na gets yung sinabi ko na di ko lang kinonsider ang price, pinakita nila yung price e.. anyway
      why not mag show off, marami pa rin nmang tao ang nagagandahan sa samsung.. mas maganda kung sa isang tingin palang ng tao impressed na sila. (super amoled, thinner body, mukang iphone) di naman sila katulad nyong nerds na kpag nkakita ng smartphone specs agad tatanungin.

  2. XY says:

    bang for the back would go to asus.
    it should be asus zenfone 3 vs alcatel idol4s

  3. jojnn says:

    as a samsung S7 series user, id recommend getting the zenfone 3 compared to this galaxy c5. the specs, internals and build is on the flagship level, while this samsung model is focused entirely on the midrange market. the zenfone 3 is definitely the best option between the two.

  4. Ramil says:

    I USED TO BE A SAMSUNG FANATIC BEFORE AND I’VE BEEN USING SAMSUNG FOR A QUITE LONG TIME, KAYA LANG NAKAKAUMAY YUNG KANILANG GENERIC NA DESIGN, BUT WHEN ASUS CAME TO THE SCENE I’VE TRIED IT AND IT DIDN’T DISAPPOINT ME,WELL ASUS USER INTERFACE IS NOT POWERFULL AND COMPLETE AS SAMSUNG HAS BUT THERE’S THIRD PARTY TO ACCOMODATE THOSE LACKING APPS ON ASUS SPECIALLY MEDIA PLAYER. WHAT I LIKE MOST ON ASUS IS HOW I CUSTOMISE MY DEVICE FOR A FRESH NEW LOOK I LOVE IT. THE ONLY ISSUE I EXPERIENCED SO FAR ON MY ASUS IS THE CAMERA BUT WHEN I UPDATED IT TO MARSHMALLOW IT WORKS BETTER,NOT AS FLAGSHIP QUALITY BUT IT GETS THE JOB DONE,AND I’M PRETTY SATISFIED HOW IT PERFOM AFTER ALL BAKIT AKO AANGAL WITH ITS TAG PRICE NAPAKALAYO NG PRICE NYA COMPARE KAY SAMSUNG, I’M USING ASUS ZENFONE LASER 6.0

  5. gab says:

    i don’t think it would be a fair comparison if their prices are that much different. 18k at widget city? so meaning 22-25k mall price. it’s not even in the same league as the zenfone 3. even if not really a fan of zenfone’s new design (parang generic na lang) the zenfone 3 is the clear no-brainer winner here.

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