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Sony Xperia M5 (E5603) vs Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia M5 vs Asus Zenfone AR phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus Zenfone AR XSony Xperia M5 (E5603)07Points
Sony Xperia M5 (E5603)
5"
IPS

1080x1920

21.2
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

2600
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
20PointsAsus Zenfone AR (V570KL)Compare Sony Xperia M5 X
Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

23
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)

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!

Xperia M5 (E5603)7 Advantages Sony Xperia M5 (E5603)vsZenfone AR (V570KL)20 Advantages Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core8%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.35Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+142 grams (4.97 ounces)20%
Lighter
vs170 grams (5.95 ounces)
+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
3GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (9GB available)vs+128GB (110GB available)11 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 200GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC4 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2560 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
441 PPIvs+515 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5"vs+5.7"14%
Larger screen
(back) 21.2MPvs+(back) 23MP9%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Android 5.1 Lollipopvs+Android 7.0 NougatAdvantage
Android 7.0 Nougat is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
2600 mAhvs+3300 mAh27%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
ModelXperia M5 (E5603)Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Other model namesSony Xperia M5 4G LTE E5603, Sony Holly SSAsus Zenfone AR V570KL Verizon exclusive (128GB + 6GB RAM)
Country or region availablefeature not registeredUSA
USA
BrandSonyAsus
Release dateSeptember, 2015May, 2017
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)72 x 145 millimeters (2.83 x 5.71 in)77.4 x 158.7 millimeters (3.05 x 6.25 in)
Weight142 grams (4.97 ounces)170 grams (5.95 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Operating systemAndroid 5.0.2 LollipopAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 5.1 Lollipopfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6200 MP4 700MhzQualcomm Adreno 530 650Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4
Internal storage16GB (9GB available)128GB (110GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 200GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66% (screen-to-body ratio)~72.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 4-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)441 PPI515 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/75 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)LTE Cat12 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
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
CameraSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Back camera (main camera)21.2 megapixels(triple camera)
23 megapixels
?MP depth
?MP motion tracking sensors
Main camera resolution5312x3984 pixels5536x4152 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Gold
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- Sony Clear Audio+
- Exmor RS sensor camera
- Miracast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5m and 30min
- Colors: Black
- 16:9 display
- Tango and Daydream by Google
- NXP Smart Amp sound
- Hi-Res audio 192KHz
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity2600 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 dayfeature not registered
Standby39360 minutes | 656 hours | 27.3 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia M5 (E5603)Asus Zenfone AR (V570KL)
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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