The mid-range smartphone market is heating up. In this specs comparison, we’re going to put two smartphones with notches side-by-side to see which one is better on paper. Will it be the ASUS Zenfone 5 or the OPPO F7? Find out below!
ASUS Zenfone 5 is one of the three smartphones from the company’s latest series. It has a 6.2-inch 19:9 Full HD+ IPS display with 2246 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 636 processor, 64GB internal storage, 4GB/6GB RAM, 12MP + 8MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,300mAh battery with Smart Charging S.
The OPPO F7 is the company’s latest selfie-centric device with a 6.23-inch 19:9 Full HD+ LTPS IPS display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Helio P60 processor, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 4GB/6GB RAM, 16MP rear camera with LED flash, 25MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|ASUS Zenfone 5||OPPO f7|
|6.2-inch 19:9 FHD+ IPS display @ 2246 x 1080px, 402ppi||6.23-inch 19:9 FHD+ LTPS IPS display@ 2280 x 1080px , 405ppi|
|2.5D Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz Octa-core processor||MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core processor|
|Adreno 509 GPU||Mali-G72 MP3 GPU|
|4GB/6GB RAM||4GB/6GB RAM|
|64GB internal storage||64GB/128GB storage|
|expandable up to 2TB via microSD card||expandable up to 256GB via microSD (dedicated slot)|
|Hybrid dual-SIM (nano)||dual-SIM card (nano)|
|12MP Sony IMX363 w/ f/1.8 Night HDR, OIS/EIS, PDAF main 8MP 120-degrees wide-angle secondary||16 MP f/1.8 rear camera with PDAF and LED flash|
|4K video recording||1080p video recording|
|8MP f/2.0 front camera||25MP f/2.0 AI front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Fingerprint Scanner|
|Face Recognition||Face Recognition|
|ZenUI 5.0 (Android 8.0 Oreo)||ColorOS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|3,300mAh battery with BoostMaster & Smart Charging S||3,400mAh battery|
|153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm||156 x 75.3 x 7.8mm|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
ASUS ZenFone 5:
+ Wide-angle secondary rear camera
+ 4K video recording
+ Bluetooth 5.0
+ Dual speakers
+ USB Type-C
+ Smart Charging S (adaptive charging)
+ LTPS IPS display type
+ Better performing CPU
+ Better performing GPU
+ Dedicated microSD card slot
+ Higher main rear camera resolution
+ Higher front camera resolution
+ Updated Android Oreo
+ Slightly higher battery capacity
Both smartphones have an almost identical display except for the panels that they use. The ZenFone 5 uses the standard IPS LCD while the OPPO F7 uses the LTPS IPS display. The latter helps in providing higher screen resolutions, larger pixel densities and has a lower power consumption than the former. These factors improve the viewing experience of the device.
The ZenFone 5’s Snapdragon 636 and OPPO F7’s Helio P60 processors are both relatively new. Both have the same 14nm architecture so users shouldn’t be arguing about whether the other one heats up quickly since they do warm up after a fair amount of use. The F7 yielded 138,658 while the Zenfone 5 had 124,816 which is not by a mile but shows that the former has a better CPU and GPU performance than the latter.
The ZenFone 5 has a dual rear camera setup with a wide-angle lens as its secondary shooter while the F7 has single rear setup but has a higher resolution. One thing to note is that the former can shoot videos up to 4K resolution while the latter can’t.
The front camera of the F7 is the main feature of the device which sports a 25MP with A.I. Beautification 2.0 while the ZenFone 5 has an 8MP one.
The ZenFone 5 has a slightly lower battery capacity but it has a Smart Charging S technology which is similar to the adaptive charging tech that the F7 doesn’t have. Their battery life is affected by main factors like the display, processor architecture, and OS.
The ASUS Zenfone 5 is priced at Php19,995/$384 (4GB RAM variant) and is available nationwide while the OPPO F7 is priced at Php17,990/$345 (4GB RAM and 64GB internal).
If users want a smartphone with a better viewing experience, CPU and GPU performances, a dedicated microSD card slot, and is more affordable, then the F7 is the right pick. For users who want to shoot at a wide-angle lens, record 4K videos, a USB Type-C port, and a battery with Smart Charging S technology, then the ZenFone 5 is the choice.