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In the last couple of weeks, Asus and OnePlus unveiled new flagship phones at an affordable price tag. OnePlus is known for bringing stylish powerful smartphones at an affordable price tag but Asus in a surprising move brought beautiful ZenFone 6 with the stylish motorized camera setup. The latest ZenFone lineup phone from Asus is the sixth generation series and undoubtedly the most striking in terms of design and hardware.
The Asus ZenFone 6 is bringing almost everything you can expect from a budget-friendly flagship phone. Being the cheaper flagship phone it will attract premium segment buyers. We already compared the ZenFone 6 against the OnePlus 7 Pro. Today we will put the ZenFone 6 in a head-to-head confrontation against the Samsung's Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10 is Samsung's first flagship phone with punch-hole design. Both phones have different special features to lure customers.
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The Galaxy S10 is significantly expensive than the ZenFone 6. However, the ZenFone 6 is offering great value for money at a fraction of price tag. So if you are amongst those who are looking for a new flagship phone will consider the ZenFone 6 and Galaxy S10. We are hopeful this comparison will help you better understand the real differences and similarities between the two phones. Without any further delay, let's kick off with the design.
75.44 x 159.1 x 9.2 mm
6.4 inches - 2340x1080 px
70.4 x 149.9 x 8.6 mm
6.1 inches - 3040x1440 px
Almost all premium phones in the market come with aluminum chassis with glass covering the rear side. Both ZenFone 6 and Galaxy S10 has aluminum chassis with glass on the rear. The S10 front and rear glass are gently curved from the edges. The only prominent bezel is at the bottom of the display. Like most of the cheaper phones the ZenFone 6 comes with a flat display, however, the glass rear is gently curved.
The Galaxy S10 has a punch-hole camera at the top right corner. On the rear side, triple cameras are aligned horizontally in the center with dual LED flashlight and other sensors. It comes with an under-glass ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
The ZenFone 6 features full front-facing display with thin bezels around the display. It features dual flippable rear cameras which rotate and act as a selfie snapper. The thin top bezel has an earpiece. The fingerprint scanner is on the rear side in the center below the dual cameras.
The Galaxy S10 dimensions are 149.9 x 70.4 x 8.6 mm and weigh 157 grams. The ZenFone 6 measurements are
159.1 x 75.44 x 9.2 mm and weighs 190 grams. Both the phones have the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The Galaxy S10 is an IP68 certified phone which means it can resist under 1.5 meters deep water for 30 minutes without any damage whereas the ZenFone 6 lacks IP-ratings.
Both phones have different size displays and feature a different kind of panels. The S10 sports a 6.1-inches dual curved Super AMOLED display whereas the Asus ZenFone 6 features an IPS LCD display of 6.4-inches. The Galaxy S10 display is distorted with a punch-hole whereas the ZenFone 6 has a full front-facing display with no traditional or dewdrop notch.
The Galaxy S10's screen resolution is Quad HD+ with 1440 x 3040 pixels. The ZenFone 6 display has Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The S10 display pixels density is 550 pixels-per-inch whereas the ZenFone 6 display pixels density is 403 pixels-per-inch. Both the displays are protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both the phones. Due to better contrast ratio and deep blacks the OLED panel has an upper hand over the LCD panel. The Galaxy S10 has an edge in the display department.
Being the latest flagship phones both are packed with the latest best hardware in the market. The Galaxy S10 is available in two configurations. The US and Chinese variant have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC built on the 7nm process. The global model has the Exynos 9820 SoC built on the 8nm process. Overall in terms of performance and battery efficiency, the Snapdragon 855 is superior.
The Galaxy S10 base model has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage whereas the top-tier model has 512GB native storage. It supports memory expansion via MicroSD. The ZenFone 6 is available in two configurations. The base model has 6GB RAM with 64GB storage whereas the top-tier models have either 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. It also supports memory expansion via MicroSD.
|Specs||Asus ZenFone 6||Galaxy S10|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels||1440 x 3040 pixels|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 855||Snapdragon 855/ Exynos 9820|
|Storage||64GB, 256GB Expandable via MicroSD||128GB, 512GB Expandable via MicroSD|
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes||Yes|
|Software||Android Pie with ZenUI 6||Android Pie with One UI|
As OS both the phones are pre-installed with the latest Android Pie straight out of the box, however, the custom UI skin is different on both the phones. The S10 is running on One UI whereas the ZenFone 6 running on the ZenUI 6 skin.
The ZenUI 6 is more close to the stock Android OS with minimal bloatware whereas the S10 comes with a number of extra features which differentiates it from the stock version of Android OS. As far as the future updates are a concern both the phones will be getting major OS and security updates for the next couple of years.
The flippable motorized camera setup on the ZenFone 6 is certainly the most luring aspect of the ZenFone 6. The dual rear cameras also double as a selfie snapper. The ZenFone 6 cameras setup differentiates it from OnePlus 7 Pro and Oppo Reno pop-up style snapper. On the other hand, Samsung opted a different approach by bringing a punch-hole at the top of the display for the selfie snapper.
The Galaxy S10 has triple cameras on the rear side. The primary sensor is a 12MP module with a variable aperture between f/1.5 and f/2.4. During stable light conditions, the aperture is f/2.4 whereas in low-light conditions it automatically switches to f/1.5. The secondary snapper on the rear is an ultra-wide 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The wide-angle sensor field of view is 123 degrees. The third snapper on the rear is a 12MP telephoto module with f/2.4 aperture and optical zoom up to 2x without affecting the image quality. The good thing is it supports 4K recording with HDR10+ support. The front-facing selfie snapper is a 10MP sensor.
The ZenFone 6 has dual snappers on the rear. The primary sensor is a 48MP module with f/1.8 aperture and laser autofocus. The secondary snapper on the rear is an ultra wide-angle 13MP sensor, its field of view is 125 degrees. The dual sensors flip to double as selfie sensors. Both the sensors support 4K recording at 60 frames per second. Last but not the least it comes with dedicated Night mode to capture images in low-light scenarios.
In the battery section, the Asus ZenFone 6 has a decisive lead over the Galaxy S10. The ZenFone 6 lights are kept on by a 5,000mAh battery cell. According to Asus the ZenFone 6 can easily last two days on a single charge even on more than 30 hours calling. On normal usage, you can easily expect the ZenFone 6 will end the two days gracefully.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S10 has a 3,400mAh battery cell which last one day on normal to medium usage. It may end before the end of the day on heavy usage. The ZenFone 6 supports 18W Quick Charge 4.0 whereas the Galaxy S10 supports Quick Charge 2.0+. The Galaxy S10 comes with wireless and reverse Wireless charging feature, however the ZenFone 6 lags these features.
The Galaxy S10 was unveiled ahead of the MWC 2019 in February. The base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs $799. For the UK customers, the S10 is available at £699. On the other hand, the ZenFone 6 is quite inexpensive.
The base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage starts at $499 in the US and £499 for the UK market. The top of the line model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage starts at £599. Both the variants are currently up for pre-orders with a release from May 25th.
The Asus ZenFone 6 is significantly different from the Galaxy S10 in many aspects. The Galaxy S10 has an edge in the display, cameras and design segment. On the other hand, the Asus ZenFone 6 has stylish design, gigantic battery cell, affordable price tag and near stock Android UI.
The flip cameras setup on the ZenFone 6 is pretty awesome as it allows the user to capture shots at different angles. Those who are looking for a solid camera with more customizability ZenFone 6 has an advantage here.
Last but not the least the reduced price tag of ZenFone 6 will play a role here as it is almost $300 cheaper than the Galaxy S10. Feel free to share your thoughts regarding the Asus ZenFone 6 vs Galaxy S10 in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more comparisons.