The flagship devices for 2018 is almost complete. Almost every manufacturer already launched their top of the line smartphones.

Today, we’re comparing the best smartphones that were by ASUS and Samsung — the Zenfone 5Z and Galaxy S9.

While the Galaxy S9 evidently cost more than the Zenfone 5Z, we are curious how ASUS’ current flagship stacks up with Samsung’s. Can it actually be a worthy alternative to the Galaxy S9? That’s what we’re about to figure out in this ASUS Zenfone 5Z vs Samsung Galaxy S9 specs comparison.

Samsung Galaxy S9 hands on review

ASUS Zenfone 5ZSamsung Galaxy S9
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
ZenUI 5.0
Android 8.0 Oreo
Samsung Experience 9
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.2-inch FHD+ IPS
2246 x 1080 resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 pixel resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
Processor2.8GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor2.9GHz Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core
GPUAdreno 630Mali-G72 MP18
expandable via microSD up to 2TB
expandable via microSD up to 400GB
Front Camera8-megapixel
AR Emoji
Rear Camera12-megapixel (f/1.8) +
8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle)
240fps slow-mo
LED flash
Dual pixel sensor
960fps slow-mo
dual-LED flash
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Fingerprint scanner
Iris scanner
Facial recognition
Connectivity4G LTE, X20 Gigabit modem
WiFi 802.11 ac, Hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
USB Type-C
4G LTE, Cat. 18, up to 1.28Gbps
WiFi 802.11 ac, Hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
USB Type-C
AudioStereo speakersDual AKG speakers
Dolby Atmos
OthersAI-powered camera modesIP68 water and dust resistance
Bixby 2.0
Dimensions153 x 75.7 x 7.9mm147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
ColorsMeteor Silver
Midnight Blue
Midnight Black
Lilac Purple
Coral Blue
Battery3300mAh battery
Fast charge
3000mah Li-Po non-removable battery
Fast charge, Wireless charging

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 clearly has a lot of advantages when compared to the ASUS Zenfone 5Z. But then again, it is Php16,000 more expensive than the latter.

For one, it has a sharper screen at QHD+ resolution and a better Super AMOLED display panel. Clearly, that’s miles better than the Full HD+ IPS panel found on the Zenfone 5Z.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 also has better cameras. The ASUS Zenfone 5Z might have a dual-camera setup at the back, but the Galaxy S9’s dual-aperture feature and 960fps slow-mo recording capability is a rare feat on any smartphone today.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs

See also: Xiaomi Black Shark vs ASUS Zenfone 5Z: Specs Comparison

But if you think about it, the ASUS Zenfone 5Z is still a really capable device. It might not have all the bells and whistles that the Galaxy S9 has, but it’s still a proper flagship smartphone.

This handset runs on a Snapdragon 845 chipset which is one of the fastest processors right now. To its benefit, it has 50% more RAM and twice the storage capacity when compared to the Galaxy S9.

ASUS Zenfone 5 2018 Price Philippines

Lastly, ASUS was able to squeeze in a slightly larger 3300mAh battery, which we expect to perform better than the Galaxy S9’s 3000mAh battery since it will be powering a lower-resolution screen.

To wrap it up, I think the ASUS Zenfone 5Z is going to be your practical option for its relatively affordable price of Php29,995. But if you want to go all out in features, plus a unique-looking smartphone that doesn’t look like another iPhone X copycat, then the Php45,990 Samsung Galaxy S9 is for you.

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