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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB) vs Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom vs Motorola Moto C Plus phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Motorola Moto C Plus XAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)27Points
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)
5.5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

12
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
04PointsMotorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)Compare Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom X
Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
5"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)27 Advantages Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)vsMoto C Plus (XT1721)4 Advantages Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core109%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+4GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
vs2GB LPDDR3
+32GB (22GB user free)120%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB user free)
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDXC
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)25%
Thinner
vs10 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1080x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+401 PPI36%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs294 PPI
+5.5"10%
Larger screen
vs5"
+(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP2 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAdvantage
You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
vsAutofocus
+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 13MP6 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)5 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) VGA (720x480)
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+ProximityAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Ambient LightAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+FingerprintAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
170 grams (5.95 ounces)vs+162 grams (5.67 ounces)5%
Lighter
Dual LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
Li-Ion (Non removable)vs+LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)Advantage
With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
HDR photo on both cameras
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+10 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
ModelZenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL (32GB + 4GB RAM)Lenovo Moto C Plus XT1721 Dual-sim (16GB + 2GB RAM)
Country or region availableChinaPhilippinesHong KongIndiaJapanSingaporeTaiwan(Global, International)
China, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, (Global, International)
IndiaIndonesia
India, Indonesia
BrandAsusMotorola
Release dateJanuary, 2017June, 2017
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)77 x 154.3 millimeters (3.03 x 6.07 in)72.3 x 144 millimeters (2.85 x 5.67 in)
Weight170 grams (5.95 ounces)162 grams (5.67 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 Oreofeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)64bit - MediaTek MT6737 (28nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A531.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 506 650MhzARM Mali-T720 MP2 550Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB user free)16GB (10GB user free)
eMMC 5.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT LCD
Screen size5.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~66.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

India/Indonesia:
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/2100

USA/Brazil:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

China:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

Taiwan/HongKong/Japan/SG/PH:
TD-SCDMA 190
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)

India/Indonesia version:
LTE (Bands 1,3,5,8)

USA/Brazil version:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17,28)

China version:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)

Taiwan/Japan/HongKong/Singapore/Philippines version:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,18,19,26,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
• 12 megapixels
• 12MP f/2.8 59mm
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 24 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.5" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)VGA (720x480)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Accelerometer
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Rose Gold
- ASUS ZenUI 3.0
- 2.5D glass screen
- 500nits brightness screen
- Sony IMX362 back camera sensor
- Sony IMX214 front camera sensor
- DTS sound enhancement
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- 100GB Google Drive
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Fine Gold
- VoLTE
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
18W
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
HC60
Battery capacity5000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts• Fast battery charging• Standard charging
Talk time autonomy2880 minutes | 48 hours | 2 days780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 day
Standby60480 minutes | 1008 hours | 42 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL 32GB/4GB)Motorola Moto C Plus (XT1721)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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