HTC U12+ is the 2018 flagship of the Taiwanese brand with Edge Sense 2 squeezable feature. On the other hand, the Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) is one of the flagships of Asus brand in 2018. Which device features the best specifications? Let’s compare the specs of HTC U12+ and Asus Zenfone 5.
HTC U12+ aka HTC U12 Plus features a 6-inches Super LCD 6 display with 2880 x 1440 pixels and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Display’s notch is trendy but HTC excludes it from this flagship. This flagship smartphone is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 845 SDM845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 GPU. The U12+ is available in two variants – 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 6GB RAM + 256GB ROM. The device supports further storage expansion through microSD. HTC U12+ doesn’t have 3.5mm audio jack as USB Type-C audio has replaced it.
HTC U12+ has a dual camera module on the back – 12MP HTC UltraPixel camera (f/1.8 aperture) + 16MP telephoto camera (f/2.6 aperture). Other key camera features such as dual tone LED flash, PDAF, OIS, laser focus, UltraSpeed auto focus 2.0, Raw mode and etc. Meanwhile the front-facing camera is a combination of two 8MP cameras. The operating system is Sense UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Apart from the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, the HTC U12+ also comes with Face Unlock feature. The battery is a 3,500mAh battery with QC3.0. One of main selling points of this device is the Edge Sense 2 that allow users to squeeze the device for application access.
Asus Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL) features a 6.2-inches 19:9 all-screen 2.5D display with 2246 × 1080 pixels and it has top notch that similar to the iPhone X. This flagship smartphone is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 636 SDM636 octa-core processor with Adreno 512 GPU. The Zenfone 5 is available in several variants with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM while the storage options are 64GB and 128GB. The device supports further storage expansion through microSD. It also features 3.5mm audio jack while other flagships no longer have it.
Asus Zenfone 5 has a dual camera module on the back – 12MP Sony IMX363 (1.4um pixel size, f/1.8 aperture) + 8MP OV8856 (f/2.0 aperture). Other key camera features such as dual tone LED flash, 0.03s Tri Tech auto-focus/Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS/EIS, Pro mode with RAW support, AI Photo Learning and AI Scene Detection. Meanwhile the front-facing camera is also an 8MP OV8856 sensor as well. The operating system of Zenfone 5 is ZenUI 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Apart from the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, the Zenfone 5 also comes with face recognition feature. The battery is a 3,300mAh battery with ASUS BoostMaster fast charging and AI charging. Zenfone 5 also boasts the world’s first smartphone with DTS Headphone: X for 7.1-channel surround sound.
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