OnePlus 6 Vs Asus ZenFone 5Z

Smartphone battles are on the top. Every day a new smartphone releases with the best features and make the earlier released smartphones an older technology. The world is moving fast so as the technology upgrades are happening. All the big industries in the business invest millions and billions on RnD and bring out innovative and premium products. These new innovative technologies then installed on the smartphones and released as the best versions and flagships every year. So as the big names like Samsung and Apple do their best to satisfy the customer with their premium products.


The OnePlus has also made its position in the market and now known as one of the market trendsetters. Whereas, Asus has its own place and name. Asus brings quality products which can be seen as their laptop are best known and now the recently released gaming smartphone Asus ROG phone is leading in the gaming smartphone market. Not only the smartphone itself is amazing but there are other supportive gadgets are also introduced with the smartphone to give the full-on gaming experience.


The main reason customers attracted towards Asus and OnePlus is that both the brands have reliable devices production and more over the prices are not as high as the market leaders like Samsung and Apple. The both of the companies Asus and OnePlus have come up with the best devices this year. The Asus has released its Asus ZenFone 5Z and OnePlus has its flagship OnePlus 6. Both the smartphone are affordable have best features but yet different. All the main specs are discussed below.

Both the smartphones released back to back in 2018. The OnePlus 6 released in May and Asus ZenFone 5Z released the next month June. Both the smartphones have come up with latest and powerful chipset and that is Snapdragon 845.


The OnePlus 6 has very appealing colors Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White and Amber Red. It has round edges , curves at back and sleek look. The back has a dual camera set up and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It has a notch, quite fewer bezels and an audio speaker at the bottom. There is also a 3.5 mm jack port also. It has 7.8 thicknesses. It has front and rear in the glass, with aluminum frame.


The Asus ZenFone 5Z has a sleek and shiny body. It has almost same of OnePlus 6 7.9 thickness. The colors available are Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver. Both the colors are in shiny form. It has round edges with flat back as well. The notch and bezels are also there but the sides feel like bezel-less. At the back, there is also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup. It has front glass, aluminum body. It has also a 3.5 mm jack.



The OnePlus 6 has the Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The screen size is 6.28 inches. The resolution is 1080 x 2280 pixels. It has the multitouch with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The Asus ZenFone 5Z has the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The screen size is the same which is 6.2 inches. The resolution of the display is 1080 x 2246 pixels. It has a multitouch and the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass.



Both the smartphones almost share the similar processor.  Asus ZenFone 5Z and OnePlus 6 both have Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845. Octa-core CPU with the Adreno 630. The only difference is that OnePlus 6 has Android 8.1 Oreo and Asus ZenFone 5Z has Android 8.0 operating system.


The smartphones offer a different set of RAM and storage, as for the OnePlus 6 the storage is of 256GB, 128GB and 64GB and the RAM is 8GB for 256/128G storage and 4GB respectively. On the other hand, Asus ZenFone 5Z offers the storage is of 256GB, 128GB, and 64GB and the RAM is 8GB, 6GB, and 4GB respectively. The second SIM slot can also be used as the card slot in ZenFone 5Z up to 512GB.



The OnePlus 6 rear dual camera setup is 16 MP plus the supportive lens is 20 MP with the dual LED light system. Whereas, the front camera is 16MP with the HDR and 1080p. The OnePlus 6 camera setup is in the center. The rear dual camera setup of Asus ZenFone 5Z is 12MP with the supportive lens of 8MP with HDR. It has a single LED flash. The front camera is 8MP. Ausu ZenFone 5Z camera setup is vertical but not in the center, it is placed in the left corner like iPhone X.


Both the OnePlus 6 and the ZenFone 5Z were quick to focus in most daylight conditions and both were a bit slow in low light or extremely dim lighting conditions. Both still managed to lock focus a second later. Overall the OnePlus 6 image s are better and brighter than the Asus Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone pictures were very sharp and dull in colors.  It is also observed that Asus Zenfone 5Z pictures are in cooler tones of colors while OnePlus 6 is in warmer color tones. The front camera of Asus Zenfone 5Z has the wide-angle selfie mode, whereas, the result of OnePlus 6 selfie camera is much better.




The OnePlus 6 video quality is much better and has no lag into the frame to frame But the Asus ZenFone 5Z still cannot match the smooth video output of the OnePlus 6. ZenFone 5Z videos shot on the smartphone looked jittery and could not transition smoothly from frame to frame.


Both the smartphones have power back of strong batteries. The OnePlus 6 and Asus ZenFone 5Z both have the same power battery installed and that is Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery. Both the smartphones offer fast charging feature. The OnePlus 6 gives fast battery charging of 5V 4A 20W, whereas, Asus ZenFone 5Z gives fast battery charging of 9V/2A 18W. Another lack here in both the smartphone is that both of them do not support wireless charging.



The OnePlus 6 has the face unlock feature. OnePlus has been known to have the fastest face unlocking mechanisms in the industry, which is undoubtedly true. The system works almost perfectly in most lighting conditions. Even when it goes dark, the assistive lighting helps to an extent to unlock the phone by using the display as a light source. It may not be as convenient as other faces unlock systems relying on infrared sensors, but it does the job really well. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor seldom used when the face detection works well.


The ZenFone 5Z also features a similar software-assisted face unlocking system. However, unlike the OnePlus 6, the ZenFone 5Z  isn't as fast not even in the regular lighting conditions. In darker, it completely fails. The display lighting is not present here, which could probably benefit the 5Z users. Eventually, it will end up the user to use the fingerprint sensor almost every time.

Price in Dubai, UAE

The price of OnePlus 6 in Dubai UAE is around 2250 AED, there many stores offering different packages for this smartphone in UAE.  The smartphone is charged with respect to the premium features. The red color OnePlus 6 is also launched in the market recently and has slightest of the difference in price. Whereas, the Asus ZenFone 5Z in Dubai, UAE is around 2150 AED.

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