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Essential Phone vs Asus ZenFone 8

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.7 inches
5.9 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1312 pixels, 504 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 446 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

84.85 %
82.76 %

Peak brightness:

1100 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350

Processor:

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 660

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (11), Zen 8 UI

Battery

Capacity:

3040 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
64 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.6 μm

Second camera:

13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 14 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

8 MP
12 MP (PDAF)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
5.83 x 2.70 x 0.35 inches (148 x 68.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

6.53 oz (185.0 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Splash, Dust; IP54
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n38, n40, n66, n71, n77, n78, SA, NSA

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.2, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), tri-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Charging, OTG

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 26, 2017

FCC ID value:

2ALBB-A11

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.28 W/kg

Body:

0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.92 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.70 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
€ 599

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2017
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