OnePlus 2 vs Asus Zenfone 2 – What’s Different?

OnePlus 2

The latest flagship from OnePlus is here and we’ve already compared the OnePlus 2 to the OnePlus One. Now it is time to pit the new “Flagship Killer” with one of the most powerful smartphones on the market and the first to come with 4GB of RAM – the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML).

The Zenfone 2 comes in many variants. In this comparison, we will be focusing on the ZE551ML in particular which is the 5.5″ model that itself is available in different storage, processor and RAM options. We have made the comparison as simple and easy to understand as possible. UPDATE – We now have a full in depth comparison between the two devices including a video. You can check it out here.

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OnePlus 2 ZenFone 2 – ZE551ML
Dimensions 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm, 175 grams 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm, 170 grams
Display 5.5 inches 1080p display with 1500:1 Contrast Ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.5 inches – 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 with Adreno 430 GPU Intel Atom Z3560 1.8GHz Quad-Core (2GB), Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz (4GB)
RAM 3GB DDR4 (16GB), 4GB DDR4 RAM (64GB) 2GB RAM (16GB), 4GB RAM (32GB,64GB,128GB)
Storage 16GB/64GB, No microSD Card Slot 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB, microSD Card Slot upto 64GB
Main Camera 13 Megapixel (1.3 microns) with OIS, Laser Autofocus and Dual-LED Flash, 720p 120fps Slow-Mo and 4K Time-Lapse Videos 13 Megapixel with Dual-Tone LED Flash
Secondary Camera 5 Megapixel Front Facing Camera 5 Megapixel Front Facing Camera
Operating System Android 5.1.1 with Oxygen OS (International) and Hydrogen OS (China) Android 5.0 Lollipop with Asus ZenUI
Battery 3300 mAH 3000 mAH
Colours Sandstone Black Black, Red, Gold, Grey, White
Connectivity USB Type-C Port, 3.5mm Audio Jack, No NFC Support microUSB Port, 3.5mm Audio Jack, NFC
Other Features Bottom-facing speaker Dual-SIM (micro) – LTE+GSM
LTE Dual-SIM (nano) Support
3 step Alert Mode Switch
Fingerprint Sensor (Housed within the Home Button)
USB 2.0 Type-A to USB Type-C Cable (Reversible on both ends)
Style Swap Covers – Rosewood, Kevlar, Bamboo and Black Apricot (Can be changed without any tools)

Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma