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Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB) vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S20+ Plus 5G phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)
5.9"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsSamsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)Compare Asus Zenfone 8 X
Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
6.7"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)

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 8 (128GB/6GB)9 Advantages Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)vsGalaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsUFS 3.0
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)11%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+1/1.73" inches2%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/1.76" inches
+(front) 12MP20%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 10MP
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+30W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs25W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
6GB LPDDR5vs+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1440x3200 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
446 PPIvs+524 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.9"vs+6.7"14%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 64MP + 12MPvs+(quad camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP + 0.3MP16%
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+4500 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)Advantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.

37 Common items in both devices
128GB (107GB available) / 128GB (104GB available)
Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED / Dynamic AMOLED
HDR10+
120Hz
16 million
LED flash
+30 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
ModelZenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU)Galaxy S20 Plus 5G (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - US Carriers
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandAsusSamsung
Release dateMay, 2021March, 2020
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)68.5 x 148 millimeters (2.7 x 5.83 in)73.7 x 161.9 millimeters (2.9 x 6.37 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
HardwareAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 840MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory6GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (107GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDDynamic AMOLED
Screen size5.9" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~90.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1440x3200 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)446 PPI524 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 6
Display features120Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
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 networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE
America version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkAmerica version:
SA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 38, 40, 66, 71, 77, 78)
Global version:
SA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 77, 78)
SA/NSA/Sub6 (2, 5, 41, 66, 71)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
CallingAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2112º14mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
(quad camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
0.3MP TOF 3Df/1.0
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.73" inches1/1.76" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels10 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3872x2592 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.93" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
- ZenUI 8
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cosmic Black, Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud White, Aura Red, Aura Blue
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/6GB)Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G (SM-G986U)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.08W/kg (head) | 1.02W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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