ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8 - NoypiGeeks

Last weekend, ASUS Philippines surprised us with the ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro. Particularly, the device’s whopping price tag. And since ASUS is staging the Zenfone 4 Pro to take on the high-end competition, we thought it’s reasonable to compare it with Android’s current superstar — the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Before we start, let’s get the pricing out of the way first. The Samsung Galaxy S8 currently retails for Php39,990. On the other corner of the ring, the ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro stands at Php39,995. While the difference is just a mere Php5.00, the fact that the Zenfone 4 Pro is more expensive than the prominent Galaxy S8 made a lot of people really curious. In this specs comparison, we’ll compare which smartphone is better on paper.

Ready? Fight!

ASUS Zenfone 4 ProSamsung Galaxy S8
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Android 7.0 Nougat
SIMDual, HybridDual, Hybrid
Display5.5-inch AMOLED Display
1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, ~401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display
2960×1440 resolution, ~568ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor2.3GHz Samsung Exynos 8895 octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 540Mali-G71MP20
expandable up to 256GB
expandable up to 256GB
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera12-megapixel (OIS) +
16-megapixel (2x optical zoom)
dual-tone flash
12-megapixel Dual Pixel
dual-tone flash
SecurityFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Iris scanner
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
OthersNoneHeart-rate sensor
Dimensions156.9 x 75.6 x 7.6mm148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
Wireless charging

Now, let’s digest this table, shall we?

Why the ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro?


Despite being the underdog, the table above showed us that the Zenfone 4 Pro has what it takes to take on the Galaxy S8 — at least on the spec sheet department.

As you can see, the Zenfone 4 Pro runs on a more recent Android 7.1.1 Nougat. However, we don’t want to pressure Samsung since we can really expect them to deliver updates in the future.

Furthermore, the Zenfone 4 has a more generous RAM and storage capacity at 6GB and 128GB, respectively. ASUS’ flagship also has a bigger battery rated at 3600mAh.

And lastly, let’s not forget the highlight feature of the Zenfone 4 Pro — the dual cameras. What we have here is a 12-megapixel rear camera with 4-axis image stabilization, backed with an extra 16-megapixel sensor that provides 2x optical zoom.

Why the Samsung Galaxy S8?


The Galaxy S8 has been reigning as one of the best Android smartphones around. First off, this smartphone has one of the best designs ever. Plus, partnered with that Infinity Display, this device is a pleasure to look at.

The overall design of the Galaxy S8 is probably one of its edges against the Zenfone 4. The Galaxy S8 has this kind beauty that can be only appreciated when you hold one for yourself.

And going back to that Infinity Display, the Galaxy S8 has a way better screen thanks to its 5.8-inch Super AMOLED panel with a crispy QHD+ resolution.

The Galaxy S8 also offers other extra perks like the iris scanner, heart-rate sensor and wireless charging.

ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Bottomline

It appears that ASUS might have gone crazy with the Zenfone 4 Pro’s pricing, but judging by the specs comparison above, I think ASUS didn’t really lose their minds. Maybe it’s just that we were surprised how far off the pricing is compared to previous models.

As you can see, the Zenfone 4 Pro has beaten the Galaxy S8 in a lot of areas. However, the same can be said the other way around. But, numbers are just numbers. And in this regard, the Galaxy S8 has already proven itself. We’ll just have to wait for the reviews of the Zenfone 4 Pro to come out to see if the numbers really live up to its promise.

This attempt from ASUS is really bold and daring. It’s no secret that ASUS once dominated the budget and midrange market, while Samsung was always the go-to brand when it comes to high-end Android devices. In most cases, people would always prioritize the branding — especially in this price range.

If you were to pick between the two, which smartphone would you choose — ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S8? Let us know in the comments below.

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