Lately, the Indian smartphone arena is becoming a demanding market with consumers preferring to buy decent devices at reasonable pricing. Such requirements are triggering the manufacturers to announce solid devices with great specifications in the entry-level and mid-range market segments. One such vendor is Taiwan based Asus that has unleashed the Zenfone lineup in the sub Rs 17,000 price bracket. Here we compare the Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 smartphones to analyze how the siblings are different.
Display and Processor
Both the Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 different only in terms of screen size when it comes to the display forefront. Well, the handsets come with 5 inch and 6 inch respectively with both being IPS panels carrying HD 1280×720 pixel resolution. Also, the screens are layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistant coating for added protection. Among the two, the Zenfone 5 has a better pixel density of 294 pixels per inch, whereas the larger offering has a relatively low 245 ppi pixel density.
In terms of processing power, the Zenfone 6 employs a dual-core 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 chipset, whereas the 5 inch opponent comes with a dual-core 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 chipset, both with Hyper Threading technology. Otherwise, both the handsets are similar with PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics engine and 2 GB of RAM. However, the former with an advanced chipset that is slightly faster with a faster graphics unit.
Camera and Internal Storage
When it comes to the imaging hardware, the 6 inch model arrives with a 13 MP primary camera, whereas it’s smaller kin comes with an 8 MP main camera. Both the sensors are coupled with auto focus, LED flash and FHD 1080p video recording. Also, there is a 2 MP front-facing selfie camera on both the handsets for making video calls and for clicking self portrait shots.
The Zenfone 5 bundles 8 GB and 16 GB of internal storage capacities, whereas the Zenfone 6 comes only with 16 GB storage space. Both the handsets feature an expandable micro SD card slot that can support up to 64 GB of additional memory. With these aspects, the handsets are on par with the other handsets in the market with similar pricing.
Battery and Features
The Zenfone 5 is powered by a 2,110 mAh battery, whereas there is a juicier 3,300 battery in its 6 inch sibling. The former is rated to deliver up to 18.5 hours of talk time and 353 hours of standby time while the latter is claimed to pump in a life of up to 28 hours of talk time and up to 398 hours of standby time.
Both the smartphones are fueled by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and they can be upgraded to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Apart from this, they are packed with standard connectivity aspects such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality.
|Model||Asus Zenfone 5||Asus Zenfone 6|
|Display||5 inch, HD||6 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2560||2 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2580|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||8 GB/16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB||16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Upgradeable to v4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Upgradeable to v4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP||13 MP/ 2 MP|
|Battery||2,110 mAh||3,300 mAh|
|Price||Rs 9,999/ Rs 13,999||Rs 16,999|
Asus has priced its offering reasonably in order to let them stay against their rivals in the highly competitive market. Besides carrying appropriate price tags, the handset come packed with decent specifications. They have good camera aspects, better displays and enhanced battery life to make them solid devices in the mid-range market. Asus appears to have understood the competition that is prevailing in the market by the vendors such as Xiaomi and has let out the Zenfone lineup to lure the consumers who seek solid handsets with affordable pricing. Both device will provide with great performance and the choice between the two narrows down to the display size you like and the fact the Zenfone 6 costs 7K extra for the larger display.