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.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
16:9
 

Pixel density

404 ppi
401 ppi
534 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

69.01 %
67.58 %
76.09 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
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

Second camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Autofocus
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 59 mm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

13 megapixels
7 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.07 x 3.03 x 0.31 inches (154.3 x 77 x 7.99 mm)
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)

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 506
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

5000 mAh
2900 mAh
3600 mAh

Charging

Yes
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time (3G)

48.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
36.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 

Internet use

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

Music playback

 
60.00 hours
66.00 hours

Video playback

6.00 hours
12.00 hours
19.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 969
$ 799


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ZenFone 3 Zoom
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(48h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

What a lame comparison

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah... lower mid-ranger vs flagships :-/

3. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Not to mention limited LTE. Useless in Europe, bye bye Asus.

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