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Sony Xperia XA2 Plus vs Asus Zenfone 5 2018 — Specs Comparison

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The Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) made in our Philippine shores last April and got sold out within 45 minutes. Now, another addition to the lineup of smartphones got introduced dubbed as Sony Xperia XA2 Plus.

The two smartphones have numerous similarities. The question is, which of them is worth buying more? Let’s find out here.

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus and Asus Zenfone 5 2018 differences

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus pros over Asus Zenfone 5 2018

  • Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 23MP front-facing camera
  • 3580 mAh battery

Asus Zenfone 2018 pros over Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

  • Slightly bigger screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Dual 12MP + 8MP rear camera

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus and Asus Zenfone 5 2018 similarities

  • IPS LCD display
  • Adreno 509 GPU
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

The Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) has a slightly bigger screen with 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Meanwhile, Sony Xperia XA2 Plus 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus has dimension measurements of 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm weighing 205 grams, quite heavier than Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) 155 grams with dimension measurement of 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm.

Under the hood, Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 same with the Xperia XA2 Plus but with a different chipset, powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is carrying a RAM and storage variants of 4 GB RAM + 32GB storage / 6GB RAM + 64GB RAM storage while the Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) has 4GB/6GB RAM + 64GB storage. Both devices run the Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Asus Zenfone 5 (2018) is packed with 3300 mAh battery while the Sony Xperia XA2 comes with 3580 mAh battery.

Going to the camera department, unlike the Zenfone 5 (2018), Sony Xperia XA2 Plus has a single camera with 23MP paired with an 8MP front-facing camera same with Zenfone 5 (2018) front-facing camera paired with a dual 12MP + 8MP rear camera.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer?

SPECS Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Asus Zenfone 5 2018
Display 6.0″ IPS LCD display, 18:9 ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 402 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.2” IPS LCD display, 18.7:9 ratio, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 402 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified)
Dimensions 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm, 205g 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm, 155g
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPU Adreno 509 Adreno 509
Memory 4 GB RAM + 32GB storage / 6GB RAM + 64GB RAM storage 4GB/6GB RAM + 64GB storage
Main Camera 23 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3″), PDAF, LED flash Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, PDAF, 4-axis OIS) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Front camera 8MP (f/2.4) 8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), gyro EIS
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v5, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3580 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Official Price TBA  Php 19,995
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