OnePlus 2 vs Asus Zenfone 2: Which is a better buy
OnePlus 2 64GB model is all set to enter the Indian market on August 11 and is likely to be on the wish list of anyone looking for a flagship smartphone at mid-range price.
This segment already has one contender, Asus ZenFone 2, which is the world’s first smartphone with 4GB RAM. But now so does OnePlus 2. Similarly, while ZenFone 2 supports fast-charging, OnePlus 2 boasts of fingerprint sensor.
So, the fight is pretty tough between the two smartphones.
Here we take a look at all the key aspects to help you choose between OnePlus 2 and Asus ZenFone 2 and make the final decision…
Moreover, the Power button is placed at the top, and it becomes rather difficult to reach the Power button each time you want to turn the screen on or off as Zenfone 2 is a pretty big smartphone.
On the other hand, we like the OnePlus 2 design more as the device is more pocketable and easier to wield due to its smaller size. Moreover, the positioning of hardware keys is pretty convenient even for people with small hands. The metal frame on the sides gives it a more premium feel compared to Zenfone 2 as well.
When it comes to materials of construction, once again OnePlus 2’s sandstone back looks better than Zenfone 2’s plastic back panel with brushed metal finish (available in 6 colours). Moreover, you can buy four custom back covers for the new OnePlus smartphone for added personalization: Rosewood, Kevlar, Bamboo and Black Apricot.
However, Asus is launching a new version of ZenFone 2 in a few weeks that will have a diamond pattern back panel for design-conscious buyers. This new version will have the same features as the standard ZenFone 2 and cost Rs 1,000 more at Rs 23,999.
However, in our usage we found both smartphones to have similar brightness levels, likely due to the rather warm colours. Nevertheless, the OnePlus 2 display is a little brighter in comparison and delivers better sunlight legibility, as the image shows.
When it comes to viewing angles and colour saturation, both smartphones are almost at the same level.