Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Price, Features and Specifications Compared

by July 7, 2018

Asus-Zenfone-5Z-vs-Oneplus-6Asus recently launched its Zenfone 5Z smartphone in India. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC, which makes it the cheapest handset to feature the powerful chipset. The title was previously held by the extremely popular OnePlus 6 and thus the Zenfone 5Z provides a stiff competition to the former.

Let us compare the features and specifications of the Zenfone 5Z and OnePlus 6 in order to find out which emerges as the winner. We’ll also compare the two phones on the basis of price to know which phone provides a better value for money.

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Display

Asus Zenfone 5Z bears a 6.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ notched display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. Whereas, the OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch fullHD+ Optic AMOLED display with 2,280 x 1,080 pixel resolution and aspect ratio of 19.9:9. Both the phones feature Corning Gorilla Glass protection against scratches

So, OnePlus 6 features a slightly bigger display with slightly better resolution as compared to Zenfone 5Z.

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: OS, Memory and Processor

As mentioned earlier, the Zenfone 5Z is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with Adreno 630 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM. There are three storage options available for the user- 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZenUI 5.0 out of the box.

The OnePlus 6 is also fueled by Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Similar storage options are also available with OnePlus 6- 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo topped with the latest version of OxygenOS.

Both the phones seem to be at par in terms of Memory and Processor. So, no particular winner in this department.

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Camera

One of the key deciding factors while purchasing a smartphone is its camera set up. The OnePlus devices are known for its camera set up and OnePlus 6 is no exception. It flaunts a vertically stacked dual rear camera set up comprising of 16-megapixel Sony IMX 519 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376K sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The front hosts a 16-megapixel snapper for selfies and video calls. The front camera also doubles up as face unlock.

On the other hand, the Zenfone 5Z features a vertically stacked dual camera set up on the rear which consists of 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The front bears an 8-megaixel snapper.

On paper the OnePlus 6 scores more over the Zenfone 5Z. However, as you know the camera performance on paper can vary from actual. So, one needs to refer user as well as expert reviews while taking a decision. In our view, the OnePlus 6 features a flagship worthy camera set up which is better as compared to Zenfone 5Z.

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Security

For security purpose, both Zenfone 5Z and OnePlus6 feature a rear mounted fingerprint sensor as well as face unlock feature.

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Body and Dimensions

The Zenfone 5Z measures 153×75.65×7.85 mm and weighs in at 155 grams. It does not come with any water resistance certification.

While the OnePlus 6 measures 155.7×75.35×7.75 mm and weighs about 177 grams. It also does not come with any certification for water resistance, but OnePlus claims that it can sustain the accidental water splashes in daily use (just don’t submerge in water).

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Battery

The battery capacity of Zenfone 5Z is 3,300mAh and it comes with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging support backed by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Whereas the OnePlus 6 is fueled by a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge support.

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Price in India and Availability

Last but not the lease, let us compare the pricing of the two phones in India.

Asus Zenfone 5Z is Flipkart exclusive with pricing as below,

  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage- Rs. 29,999
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage- Rs. 32,999
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB storage- Rs. 36,999

OnePlus 6 is Amazon exclusive with pricing as below,

  • 34,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage
  • 39,999 for 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage
  • 43,999 for 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage

As such there is no availability issue with both Zenfone 5 and OnePlus 6 as they are not sold via flash sales like most Xiaomi phones. But the 256GB variant of OnePlus 6 seems to have gone out of stock at the time of writing this post.

Our Verdict:

When it comes to pricing, the Zenfone 5Z scores more due to its aggressive price tags. Of course, the reduced pricing comes with a bit of compromise on the specifications front as the OnePlus 6 seems to score more over the Zenfone 5Z in terms of specs. If you are a bit flexible with your budget, then OnePlus 6 is one of the best value for money flagship smartphones of 2018 with a lot of fan following. It has several flagship worthy features and thus we strongly recommend the same. However, you can take an informed decision based on our in-depth comparison and your budget.

Here’s a quick specs comparison to further simplify your decision making.

Asus Zenfone 5Z vs OnePlus 6: Specs Comparison

OnePlus 6 Asus Zenfone 5Z
Display 6.28-inch 6.2-inch
Resolution 1080 × 2246 pixels 1080 × 2280 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo topped with OxygenOS Android 8.1 Oreo topped with ZenUI 5.0
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC A11 Bionic
RAM 6GB or 8GB 8GB
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Battery 3,330 mAh 3,300 mAh
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 20-megapixel 12-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Front Camera 16-megapixel 8-megapixel
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes
FaceUnlock Yes Yes
Dimensions 155.7×75.35×7.75 mm 153×75.65×7.85 mm
Weight 177 grams 155 grams
Water Resistance Yes No
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes