Contenders in the mobile arena include Asus and Samsung's latest heavyweights: for those on the fence between the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, here's a toe-to-toe comparisons on specifications.
Under The Hood
Both devices run on Android 6.0 off the bat, though there's a distinction between their engines. The Zenfone 3 Deluxe comes with a Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, while the Galaxy S7 Edge is backed by Octa-core, 2300 MHz, Exynos M1 and ARM Cortex-A53 (64-bit). Built-in memory is practically the same at 4GB, although there is an option to upgrade with the Galaxy S7 Edge to 6GB.
Samsung Wins in Pixel Count
The Zenfone's display is significantly larger at 5.7 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 Edge has a higher resolution, though (1440 x 2560) crammed into a 5.5-inch display. In addition, Samsung's contender almost has twice the pixel density count of the Zenfone's 386 ppi with a with 534 ppi count.
Zenfone: Not Enough Juice
It's expected these specs will demand plenty of juice to run, but Samsung has the upper hand with a 3600 mAh battery, compared to 3000 mAh for the Zenfone. The Galaxy S7 Edge's battery is also user-replaceable, contrary to the Zenfone's built-in battery, which can be a plus for those who prefer squeezing the unit's usefulness to the maximum. Although wireless charging is optional for the Galaxy S7 Edge, the Zenfone boasts of fast charging, with 60% of battery life recovered in 40 minutes.
Zenfone Best For Photo Buffs
The Zenfone is a powerhouse for those who put a premium on camera features, though. The 23-megapixel camera comes with a handful of settings: f/2.0, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis) and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. The Galaxy S7 competes, but with a significantly trimmed pixel count, at 12 megapixels.
The Galaxy S7 Edge comes with 64GB built-in storage (up to 200GB expansion); the Zenfone is only confirmed to feature expansion storage of up to 128GB. Both devices come with bells and whistles, which will generally appeal to users.