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Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB) vs Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone 8 vs Motorola Moto E5 Play phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Motorola Moto E5 Play XAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)31Points
Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
5.9"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

12mp

16GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsMotorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)Compare Asus Zenfone 8 X
Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)

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 (256GB/16GB)31 Advantages Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)vsMoto E5 Play (XT1921-1)4 Advantages Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core128%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+16GB LPDDR57 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+256GB (228GB available)22 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)1%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1080x2400 pixels181%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+446 PPI58%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs282 PPI
+5.9"13%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(dual camera) 64MP + 12MP9 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
+(front) 12MP144%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+30W2 times
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.
vs10W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Gorilla Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs+150 grams (5.25 ounces)13%
Lighter
LED flashvs+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
ModelZenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU)Boost Mobile Moto E5 Play XT1921, Lenovo Moto E5 Play
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
CanadaUSA
Canada, USA
BrandAsusMotorola
Release dateMay, 2021May, 2018
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)68.5 x 148 millimeters (2.7 x 5.83 in)74 x 151 millimeters (2.91 x 5.94 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)150 grams (5.25 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 840MhzQualcomm Adreno 308 500Mhz
RAM memory16GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR3
Internal storage256GB (228GB available)
UFS 3.1
16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.9" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)446 PPI282 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusNot supported
Display features120Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
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)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 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 Cat6 700/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,25,26,29,30,66)
TD-LTE 2500/2600 (Bands 38,41)
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)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
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
CameraAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2112º14mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.73" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length28mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.93" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
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
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
- ZenUI 8
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Dark lake, Flash gray
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
GK40
Battery capacity4000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)Motorola Moto E5 Play (XT1921-1)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.35W/kg (head) | 1.23W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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