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Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GB 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 X26Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GB
Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GB
5.5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

12
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom X04Motorola Moto C Plus XT1721
Motorola Moto C Plus XT1721
5"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


26 Advantages Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GB
Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBvsMoto C Plus XT1721
 109%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.3Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
4GB LPDDR3vs2GB LPDDR3
 120%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (22GB user available)vs16GB (10GB user available)
 7 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 25%25%
+Thinner
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs10 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Advantage
+This device has a AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
AMOLEDvsTFT LCD
 125%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x1920 pixelsvs720x1280 pixels
 36%36%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
401 PPIvs294 PPI
 10%10%
+Larger screen
5.5"vs5"
 2 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 12MP + 12MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
 29%29%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.7 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 6 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 13MPvs(front) 2MP
 8 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 5 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsVGA (720x480 pixels)
Advantage
+Android 7.1.1 Nougat is newer and safer
Android 7.1.1 NougatvsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
FingerprintvsNot supported
 25%25%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
5000 mAhvs4000 mAh
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 5vsNot supported

04 Advantages Motorola Moto C Plus XT1721
Moto C Plus XT1721vsZenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GB
 5%5%
+Lighter
162 grams (5.67 ounces)vs170 grams (5.95 ounces)
Advantage
+The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
LED flash on both camerasvsDual LED flash
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)

17 Common items in both devices
16 million
HDR photo on both cameras
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
4.2 version A2DP
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go / MicroUSB 2.0
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola Moto C Plus XT1721
ModelZenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMoto C Plus XT1721
Also known asAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom 32GB 4GB RAM, Zenfone ZoomLenovo Moto C Plus XT1721 Dual-sim 2GB RAM/16GB
Country or region availableChinaPhilippinesHong KongIndiaJapanSingaporeTaiwanVarious (International)IndiaIndonesia
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, front glassfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola Moto C Plus XT1721
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 Nougatfeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola Moto C Plus XT1721
Architecture - 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 available)16GB (10GB user available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola 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)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Mobile networks and dataAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola 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)
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/5G 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 850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1/3/5/7/8)
TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 40)
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
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola 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
Primary / back cameraAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola Moto C Plus XT1721
Main camera(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP f/2.8 59mm
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 24 fpsHD (1280x720 pixels) 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
Front / secondary cameraAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola Moto C Plus XT1721
Front camera13 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)VGA (720x480 pixels)
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 4GB/32GBMotorola 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
Connectivity and interfacesAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola 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 4GB/32GBMotorola 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 supply and autonomyAsus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola Moto C Plus XT1721
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18WHC60
Talk time2880 minutes | 48 hours | 2 days780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 day
Standby60480 minutes | 1008 hours | 42 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom ZE553KL 4GB/32GBMotorola Moto C Plus XT1721
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered