This year, it has been a battle between the OnePlus One and the Xiaomi Mi4 in the affordable flagship category. Both these devices were launched in India and follow the online only sales model. These two devices are probably the most popular high end smartphones in the Rs 20000 price range. With Xiaomi reducing the price of Mi4 in India, the battle even gets stronger. But now we have another great device from ASUS, the Zenfone 2.
The Zenfone 2 is launched in India and comes in different variants. The top end variants which will be competing with OnePlus One and Mi4 is the ZE551ML with 4GB RAM. This is the first smartphone to launch with 4GB RAM and it also comes with similar specs to that of the competition. So here is a quick specs comparison of Zenfone 2 with Mi4 and OnePlus One.
|ASUS Zenfone 2||OnePlus One||Xiaomi Mi 4|
|SIM||Dual SIM||Single SIM||Single SIM|
|Display||5.5 inch Full HD IPS Display||5.5 inch Full HD IPS display||5.0 inch Full HD IPS LCD display|
|Processor||2.3Ghz Intel Atom Quad Core 64 bit processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor||2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor|
|RAM||4GB RAM||3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|Storage||32GB/ 64GB||16GB/64GB||16 GB/ 64GB|
|Camera||13MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash 5MP front-facing camera with wide angle lens||13MP rear camera with Sony Exmor IMX 214 sensor and dual-LED flash and 5MP front camera.||13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Battery||3000mAh||3100 mAh||3080 mAh|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth and GPS||4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth and GPS||3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth and GPS|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI||Cyanogen OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade released for 5.0||Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) with MIUI6|
|Price||Rs. 19,999/ Rs. 22,999||Rs. 18,999/ Rs. 21,999||Rs. 17,999/ Rs. 21,999|
Based on the specs, there isn’t much of difference in terms of specs. The Zenfone 2 has 4GB RAM while the other two devices have 3GB RAM. While the Zenfone 2 and OnePlus One comes with 5.5 inch Full HD display, Mi4 is for smaller hands at 5 inch display. One of the interesting aspects of Zenfone 2 especially for a market like India is the support for dual SIM cards which is missing on the other two devices.
While the Zenfone 2 and OnePlus One has 4G LTE support in India, the Mi4 features only 3G. All the three devices have custom OS on top of Android, while Zenfone 2 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, the other two are KitKat based (5.0 update for OnePlus One is rolling out).
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