Having played with the husband’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the newly launched Asus Zenfone 3. I am now going to compare these 2 gadgets. This post shall focus on the comparison between the Asus Zenfone 3 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. It will be a general post, focusing more on areas such as the appearance, photo-taking capabilities, hardware and battery life.
A very obvious difference when the 2 phones are put side by side would be the way their buttons are displayed on the phone. Asus Zenfone 3 has their back, home and collapse button imprinted on the phone whereas Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge choose to have it “hidden”. This wouldn’t be much of an issue because previous users of the Asus Zenfone or Samsung phones would already be used to where the buttons are located. It wouldn’t take you too long to get used to it anyway, even if you have switched camps.
Both phones looks quite similar from far in terms of their sizing, they in fact share the same screen size at 5.5″. In terms of weight, Asus Zenfone 3 is slightly lighter at 155g, whereas Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge is at 157g. Not much of a difference in terms of their display screen size or weight. Both of them look sleek and classy, they are also good to hold.
One commendable feature of the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge is that the phone is water proof although we would not be bringing our phones into the swimming pool. It is a good to have feature. Both phones have scratch-free corning gorilla glass 4, making them resistant to scratches and you are less prone to leaving fingerprints on its screen.
Both phones comes with fingerprint sensors which allows you unlock your phone with ease and act as a great security feature. Asus Zenfone 3 has it’s fingerprint sensor on the back of its phone, while Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge has theirs’ located on the home button.
In terms of their photo-taking capabilities, Asus Zenfone 3 is a 16 megapixels camera with dual led flash whereas Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge is only 12 megapixels with LED flash. Asus Zenfone 3 has auto focus, image stabilization for shaky hands and laser focus, whereas Samsung Galaxy 7 edge have everything mentioned minus the laser focus. It has however, more camera modes to meddle with compare to the Asus Zenfone 3.
Famous for its Zenfone Selfie camera feature, Asus Zenfone 3 also has a strong selfie (Front facing camera) at 8 megapixels compared to Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge which has only 5 mega pixels. It is no wonder the selfie modes are a much loved feature of the Asus Zenfone 3.
For some reason, the Samsung Galaxy’s image appearance looked more vivid and lively with a faster snap processing time compared to the Asus Zenfone 3. (Top image)
Hardware and Battery:
Asus Zenfone 3 operates on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge operates on Samsung Exynos 8 Octa. Both phones runs on 4gb ram and are capable of storage expansion via microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC with up to 128GB for the Asus Zenfone 3 and up to 200GB for the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Both batteries are in-built, which seemed to be a common trend in new phones nowadays. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a slightly more battery capacity of 3600mAh, while Asus Zenfone 3 has a battery capacity of 3000mAh. They should be able to last you a good day of normal phone usage before your next charge is required.
Both phones have fast charging capabilities. The Asus Zenfone 3 uses USB type c port, while Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge uses a micro usb port.
Disclaimer: This article is made possible by ASUS Mobile Singapore and my husband. Thank you for the opportunity to experience Asus Zenfone 3. Thank you hubby for loaning me your phone for this review.