OnePlus 2 was released recently and it is seriously a flagship killer, looking at its mind-blowing specifications and exceptional hardware quality at a seriously budget price. The launch of this device started has upgraded the smartphone war up a notch and has triggered a strong wave of competition among various devices in this industry.
Right now, OnePlus 2 is taking on several flagship devices like the Apple iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. In terms of pricing, this device is more inclined to the mid-range category and does not proclaim it as a flagship device at all.
However, the Zenfone 2 recently turned heads with its 4GBRAM, an industry first, so let’s see how these two devices fare against each other. OnePlus 2 has a brilliant 5.5inches full-HD display with an in-cell display technology. It is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. With a pixel density of 401ppi, the OnePlus 2 ensures sharp images and excellent videos.
Compared to that, the Zenfone 2 has the same-sized 5.5inch Full-HD IPS display with 403ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also offers 178-degree viewing angles.
Under the hood, the OnePlus 2 is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 quad-core SoC along with an Adreno 430 Graphics solution. Compared to that, the Asus Zenfone 2 has a 2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom processor and a PowerVR G6430GPU.
Furthermore, the OnePlus 2 also has a 4GBLPDDR4 RAM and this should prevent your device from experiencing any form of lags whatsoever. It comes with 16GB and 64GB variants in order to meet consumer demands effectively.
The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML comes with 16/32/64GB variants and also offers a RAM choice between 2GB and 4GB. The variants with 4GB RAM comes with integrated 32GB or 64GB storage with a further expendable option.
In terms of camera sensors, both of these devices have the same properties but comparing them in the real life brings out differences. The OnePlus 2 features a rear-facing laser auto-focus camera 13megapixel camera with OIS and dual LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. It also has a 5MP wide angle lens in the front which should effectively cater to your selfie needs.
The Asus Zenfone 2 has the same 13MP and 5MP cameras along with f/2.0 aperture. However, the OnePlus 2 clearly wins in the battery war as it has a larger 3300mAh unit compared to the 3000mAh unit in the Zenfone 2.
The Zenfone 2 is also equipped with fast-charge technology but the OnePlus 2 also uses USB Type-C port which is more future-proof. The OnePlus 2 has many awesome features like integrated fingerprint scanner, metal frame, dual DIM 4G slots, USB Type-C port, Alert slider and a multi-color LED notification light.
It is offered in exotic colors like Black Apricot, Bamboo, Rosewood and Kevlar options. The Zenfone 2, on the other hand, has many standard features including the popular ZenMotion, SnapView, Trend Micro integrated Zen UI browser, 4G support and dual SIM support.
The Zenfone 2 is also available in various colors like Glacier Gray, Osmium Black, Glamour Red, Ceramic White and Sheer Gold. However, in terms of pricing, the Asus Zenfone 2 beats the OnePlus 2 hands-down.
Both the 32GB and 64GB variants of the Zenfone 2 is priced significant lesser than the equivalent OnePlus 2 variants. Sadly, the only problem with OnePlus 2 is that this handset is sold through an invite-system only but the Zenfone 2 is commercially available.
The naming of the Zenfone 2 line-up is already confusing and recently a new device was added to its roster as an AT&T exclusive. It bears the name Zenfone 2E and is offered by the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid band. You can get one for a price of $119.99 through contract from Target and Walmart stores.