Asus Released their ZenFone Zoom in India recently with a price tag of INR 37999. It’s priced similarly to the Apple iPhone 6. We decided to compare both of these smartphones to see which one is better. This is our Zenfone Zoom vs iPhone 6 shootout.

 

ZenFone Zoom VS iPhone 6

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1549 (CDMA), A1586
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – A1549 (CDMA), A1586
TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 – A1586
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700) LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700) – A1549 GSM, A1549 CDMA
LTE band 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1586
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2015, January 2014, September
Status Available. Released 2015, December Available. Released 2014, September
BODY Dimensions 158.9 x 78.8 x 12 mm (6.26 x 3.10 x 0.47 in) 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz) 129 g (4.55 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAY Type IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~65.9% screen-to-body ratio) 4.7 inches (~65.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density) 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
– ASUS ZenUI – Display Zoom
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) iOS 8, upgradable to iOS 9.2
Chipset Intel Atom Z3580 Apple A8
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based)
GPU PowerVR G6430 PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics)
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB No
Internal 16/32/64/128 GB, 2/4 GB RAM 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/2.7-4.8, 28-84mm (3x optical zoom), laser autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash 8 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR 1/3″ sensor size, 1.5 µm pixel size, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video [email protected] [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, [email protected], face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR v4.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Infrared port No No
Radio No No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host v2.0, reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)
Java No No
– 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– iCloud Keychain
– TV-out
– Maps
– Audio/video player/editor
– Organizer
– Document viewer/editor
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)
Stand-by Up to 250 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play Up to 50 h
MISC
Colors Meteorite black, Glacier white Space Gray, Silver, Gold
SAR US 1.18 W/kg (head)     1.18 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.98 W/kg (head)     0.97 W/kg (body)
Price group 8/10 9/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1252 / Basemark X: 15841
Display Contrast ratio: 1213 (nominal), 3.838 (sunlight)
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB, noise 65dB, ring 72dB
Audio quality Noise -94dB / Crosstalk -73.4dB
Battery life 61h endurance rating