ASUS Zenfone 5 2018 vs ASUS Zenfone 5Q

ASUS has finally launched their new Zenfone 5 2018 flagship line in the Philippines. Both the ASUS Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Q — together with their high-end counterpart — were officially introduced in the local scene in an event held at One Esplanade in Pasay City last April 15th.

Together with the introduction, ASUS also revealed the pricing for the three devices. And if you’ve been following the news, both the ASUS Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Q are priced close to each other.

The Zenfone 5Q is priced at exactly Php3,000 lower than the Zenfone 5 2018, so it makes the two of them standing in the midrange smartphone grounds.

So we’re wondering, what is the difference between the two? Is the Zenfone 5 really better? Or should you save those extra bucks and just go with the 5Q? Check out our ASUS Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Q specs comparison below to learn more.

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ASUS Zenfone 5ASUS Zenfone 5Q
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
ZenUI 5.0
Android 8.0 Oreo
ZenUI 5.0
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.2-inch FHD+ IPS
2246 x 1080 resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
96% NTSC color gamut
6-inch FHD+ IPS
2160 x 1080 resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
Processor1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core
GPUAdreno 509Adreno 508
expandable via microSD up to 2TB
expandable via microSD up to 2TB
Front Camera8-megapixel
20-megapixel (f/2.0)+
8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle)
Rear Camera12-megapixel (f/1.8) +
8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle)
4-Axis OIS
LED flash
16-megapixel (f/2.2) +
8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle)
LED flash
OthersAI scene detection
Portrait Mode
Beautification Mode
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
AudioDual speakers
TS Headphone:X virtual surround
Single speaker
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFI 802.11 ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio
USB Type-C
WiFI 802.11 ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.1
FM Radio
USB Type-C
Dimensions153 x 75.65 x 7.7mm160.52 x 76.06 x 7.75mm
ColorsMeteor Silver
Midnight Blue
Midnight Black
Rouge Red
Moonlight White

While the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5Q have an almost identical spec sheet, they are actually a bit far from each other. And due to the price difference, the Zenfone 5 clearly has the upper hand.

For starters, the ASUS Zenfone 5 2018 shares the same look with the 5Z — the iPhone X-like design that a lot of smartphone companies are copying now.

This also means that the Zenfone 5 has a display notch, which actually paved the way for its slightly taller screen and wider aspect ratio.

The Zenfone 5 2018 also has a better Snapdragon processor which unlocks its slew of AI-enabled features from the power management up to the camera prowess.

asus zenfone 5q price specs features

Speaking of cameras, the 5Q has four of them. On the other hand, the Zenfone 5 only has three — although it does have a 4-axis optical image stabilization which the former clearly lacks.

Lastly, the Zenfone 5 has a fast-charging capability and stereo speakers to its advantage.

So, if you’re an ASUS fan and you have Php19,995 on hand, then go with the Zenfone 5 2018 as it offers more advanced features. But if you want to save money, going with the Php16,995 Zenfone 5Q is not a bad idea either.

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