ASUS Zenfone 2 vs. LG G4: Which flagship has more power?

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In the never-ending battle of flagship phones, how does the LG G4 compare to the ASUS Zenfone 2? Here is a closer look at the specifications, design, hardware, and software of the two flagships from LG and ASUS.

Design and Hardware

The LG G4 boasts of a very stylish leather finish back panel, called by one reviewer as one of the most stylish smartphones ever, because of its incorporation of a leather design. It sports a 5.5-inch display with 1440×2560 HD resolution, and is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The Asus Zenfone 2, meanwhile, was praised for its very low price tag of $300 with premium specs, with a promise of toe-to-toe performance with the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4. The Zenfone 2 sports a 5.5-inch display, with a 1080×1920 HD resolution, also equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The premium variant of the Zenfone 2 runs on a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580, with a PowerVR G6430 GPU. The LG G4, on the other hand, runs under a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, with an Adreno 418 GPU. The Zenfone 2 boasts of a massive 4GB RAM, with 64GB of built-in internal storage, and support for a microSD card expansion of up to 64GB. The LG G4 comes close with 3GB of RAM and 6GB of built-in internal storage, with support for a microSD expansion of up to 128GB.

The camera of the LG G4 packs power, as it has a 16MP rear camera with the capability to record videos of up to 2160p resolution at 30fps, and an 8MP front camera that can record videos of 1080p at 30fps. The Asus Zenfone 2, meanwhile, has only a 13MP rear camera with 1080p recording at 30fps, and a 5MP front camera.

The Zenfone 2 is powered by a non-removable 3000mAh battery, while the G4 is powered by a battery of the same capacity.

Software

The LG G4 brings more updated software of an Android Lollipop v 5.1 out of the box, on top of LG’s LG Optimus UX 4.0 UI. The Zenfone 2, on the other hand, comes with Android Lollipop 5.0, on top of Asus Zen UI.