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Jul 16

HTC One M9 VS Asus ZenFone 2- Which One Do You Choose?

HTC One M9 VS Asus ZenFone 2

Introduction

These two devices do have a few similarities that begin with their LCD display technology, and even though the ZenFone 2 has a half-inch larger display, the device is only slightly larger physically.

They both offer a microSD card slot to expand the internal memory – the HTC One M9 by 128GB and the ZenFone 2 by 64GB. Both devices have good cameras onboard and large front-facing cameras (FFC).
They both have the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (4.0 on the ZenFone 2 and 4.1 on the One M9), GPS, NFC capabilities, FM radio, a microUSB port for charging and data transfer, fast battery charging and non-removable batteries.
After that, we will look at each individual device in greater detail and point out some of its pros and cons. From all of this information we will try to determine the winner based on specs and execution of design and functions.
HTC One M9 VS Asus ZenFone 2
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Models
HTC One M9
Asus ZenFone 2
Display
5.0 inch FHD IPS touchscreen with 1920*1080 pixel
Super LCD
5.5 inch FHD IPS touchscreen with 1920*1080 pixel
IPS LCD
Processor
Snapdragon 810 (64Bit)Octa Core 2.0GHz processor
Intel Atom Z3580 64Bit Quad Core 2.3GHz processor
OS
Android 5.0 Lolipop OS(HTC Sense 7.0)
Android 5.0 Lillipop
Camera
20.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and 4.0MP front snapper
13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5MP Ultrapixel wide-angle front shooter
GPU
PowerVR G6430
Adreno 405
RAM
3GB
4GB
Storage
32GB/ Support up to 128GB
Support up to 64GB
Battery
2,840mAh
3,000mAh
Network
  • 4G (LTE)
  • 4G (HSPA+)
  • 3G (HSDPA/CDMA)
  • Edge/2G (GSM/GPRS)
  • 4G (LTE)
  • 4G (HSPA+)
  • 3G (HSDPA/CDMA)
  • Edge/2G (GSM/GPRS)
Add-ons
Single Micro Simcard, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Dual Micro SIM Card, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Price
US$ 750.00 View Full specs
US$ 364.99 View Full specs

HTC One M9 VS Asus ZenFone 2

Difference In Display
The HTC One M9 sports a 5-inch Full HD Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 441 pixels-per-inch (PPI) – the same type of display found on the ZenFone 2 with the 403 PPI (due to the larger display).
HTC One M9 VS Asus ZenFone 2
Difference In Software
HTC selected the 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm CPU – the Snapdragon 810 with four cores clocked at 1.5GHZ and four cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The ZenFone 2 is using the new 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 clocked at 2.3GHz.
HTC One M9 VS Asus ZenFone 2
Difference In Storage
The One M9 is packing 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the ZenFone 2 is packing 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and both a microSD card for additional storage up to 128GB on the One M9 and 64GB on the ZenFone 2.
HTC One M9 VS Asus ZenFone 2
Difference In Camera
HTC did a complete makeover in the camera area and they succeeded in making it better, although it still does not include OIS. The main 4MP UltraPixel camera is gone and moved to the front, which should provide great selfies and video chatting and allow it take good low-light pictures. HTC replaced the main camera with a 20MP sensor with autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. This compares to the 13MP main camera on the ZenFone 2, along with a 5MP FFC.
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Difference In Battery
The One M9 uses a non-removable 2840mAh battery…smaller than the 3000mAh non-removable battery in the ZenFone 2. The One M9 does support Quick Charge 2.0 thanks to its Qualcomm processor, while ASUS and Intel have included Fast Charging.

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Conclusion

I too was surprised, but the high-end specs – Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, the ability to expand memory and the price, just make it too hard not to declare the ASUS ZenFone 2 the winner of this comparison. Of course, it is just my opinion.
The HTC One M9 is a great device, and if you demand an all-metal exterior and BoomSound, then by all means, pick yourself up a One M9 and you should be very happy. It takes good photos and even though the Snapdragon 810 may warm up your metal enclosure, it is a solid buy…maybe if it had the QHD display, things could be different.
Which one do you choose?
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