The Taiwan-based brand recently announced the arrival of its new flagship product in UK. It's called ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro and comes with just about everything the discerning consumer wants to see in a flagship Android However, for 899 € you should consider some alternatives. Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 which can be found in stores for about € 819.
Although its arrival in UK was announced today, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro was introduced by the brand in August 2017. It would begin to reach the markets from October 2017. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8 would be presented. in April and that same month would hit the markets. In short, there are already two veterans in the Android mobile market.
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This ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro represents the best the brand can do, and proof of its achievements is essential. We could even call it a niche smartphone. It presents some catchy arguments like the inclusion of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor. However, like the LG G6 in 2017, the new ASUS arrives late and with the "heart" of last year.
Yes, Qualcomm already announced Snapdragon 845 last December. The last high-end to be announced with the 835 would be the OnePlus 5T. Now this "new" wants to convince us that he still has a lot of genius and serious arguments to face heavyweight veterans like Samsung Galaxy S8.
ASUS or Samsung, which is the best Android in 2018?
The specifications of both Android devices are very identical, at least at processor and memory level. This will be a close fight. The Samsung Galaxy S8 introduces the Exynos 8890 in the European market while the ASUS has the Snapdragon 835. Both processors perform flawlessly and will stay that way for a good couple of years. You should consider, above all, the interface (UI) of each of them. This will be one of the main deciding factors and should guide your choice.
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro
|ONLY||Android 7.1.1 Nougat / Oreo||Android 7.1.1 Nougat / Oreo|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.35 GHz CPU||Octa-core 2.35 GHz CPU|
|SoC||Snapdragon 835 / Exynos||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|print shop||Adreno 540||Adreno 540|
|Screen / Screen|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Type||Super AMOLED 1440 x 2960||AMOLED – 1080 x 1920p|
|Screen Size||5.8 inches- Quad-HD +||5.5 inches- Full HD|
|Internal||64 GB||64 GB|
|RAM||6 GB||4 GB|
12MP Sony IMX362, f / 1.7, 25mm
16MP Sony IMX351, Optical Zoom, OIS
|12MP sensor, f / 1.7
26mm and OIS
Sony IMX319 8MP – f / 1.9
|8MP f / 1.7, 25mm|
|Capacity||3600 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Euros||P.V.P € 899.99||About 819 €|
Aware that both tops of the range will be upgraded to Android Oreo, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 has already begun to receive the update. It will soon come to ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro. You should also pay attention to the interface of each. On the one hand we have an Android user experience with Samsung Experience. On the other, we have ZenUI (version 4.0 will bring Android Oreo).
You should also pay attention to the build quality of both Android and. Both equipments are made of glass and metal. Both are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass. However, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is IP68 certified. The ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro lacks protection against water and dust.
Android Oreo will reach both smartphones
Looking at the camera of ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro we notice that it comes equipped with the very popular image sensor. This is the Sony IMX362 with a panoramic lens and optical image stabilization (OIS) system. This to ensure bright, vivid and sharp photographs. Even when the light is scarce. The second rear camera of the ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro has twice the optical zoom. Something that can also be used for bokeh effect.
ASUS ZenFone 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S8
Looking at the Android competitor, for the Samsung Galaxy S8 we have here "only" a rear camera. It has a resolution of 12MP, focal aperture of f / 1.7 and also has optical image stabilization (OIS). As far as photography is concerned, ASUS equipment seems to have slightly higher hardware. At least for those who want a camera with a optical zoom twice.
Looking now at the battery capacity of each of them, on the one hand we have the ASUS ZenFone 4 with a 3600mAh cell and on the other the Samsung Android device with 3000mAh. Here the winner would be clear, but capacity alone is not everything. Only by using the equipment could we be certain.
Both ASUS ZenFone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S8 present themselves as two top alternatives for the Android market. However, if the price is not a hindrance, which of these devices would you choose for your daily use? Leave us your feed back.
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