Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: specs comparison


The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom has just made its official appearance at CES 2017, and it's quite an impressive device: a 5.5" phone with a dual-camera system a la iPhone 7 Plus, and a large, 5,000 mAh battery that should last for days.

And while the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features the Snapdragon 625, one step short of the flagship-grade Snapdragon 8xx chips, it will likely compensate with a lower price. And there aren't that many affordable phones with top-rate cameras.

That's why we were interested to compare the new Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom against two immediate higher-priced, 5.5-inch rivals: the iPhone 7 Plus for its similar dual-camera system, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for its similar focus on a larger battery. Let's see how these devices differ in terms of their specs.

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

67.58 %
76.09 %
69.01 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 530
Adreno 506

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
32GB
128GB

OS

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), ASUS Zen UI

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3600 mAh
5000 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging

Talk time (3G)

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

Stand-by time (3G)

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
Wi-Fi: 25 hours

Music playback

60.00 hours
66.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
19.00 hours
6.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus)
 
12 MP (Telephoto, Autofocus)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
Optical zoom: 2.3x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 59 mm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

7 MP
5 MP
13 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)
6.07 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (154.3 x 77 x 7.99 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.54 oz (157.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
6.00 oz (170.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

$ 969
$ 799
 


Related phones

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PhoneArena Score:

7.1

User Score:

9.0
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 13 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo ASUS Zen UI

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