Asus ZenFone 2 vs Galaxy S5 vs LG G3 specs comparison

Asus ZenFone 2 vs Galaxy S5 vs LG G3 specs comparison
Earlier today, Asus took to the stage at CES 2015 to unveil a number of new gadgets, among which was one of the successors to the surprisingly popular Zenfones. Instead of releasing three differently priced models of varying sizes, however, Asus is focusing on a single ZenFone 2 that will come in two versions, the most notable difference between the two being that one of them will offer the whopping 4GB of RAM, while the other will stick with "just" 2 gigs. The silver lining here is that the 2-gigger will start off at just $199 without a contract, which, for a phone with a 5.5" 1080p display, 64-bit chipset, and 13 MP camera, is a great value.

Take last year's flagship competition, for instance. In the case of the Galaxy S5, it offers a more compact chassis, attributable to the smaller, 5.1" display, and a 16 MP camera, but sells for twice what the ZenFone 2 will start you with. The same goes for the LG G3, which, however, ups the ante to a Quad HD screen resolution, although its battery life leaves much to be desired, compared to the ZenFone, precisely on account of the more power-hungry display. Overall, the new Asus flagship can hardly be beat for the price Asus is offering it, especially the version with 4 GB of RAM, which the competition can't match for now.

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
75.22 %
70.35 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Intel Atom Z3580

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
PowerVR G6430

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
64GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop), ASUS Zen UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
 
Fast charging

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1010 min)
 

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

67.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Yes

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS
Video calling

Front

2.1 MP
2.1 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
6.00 x 3.04 x 0.43 inches (152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.00 oz (170.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
Touch sensitive control keys
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