Zenfone 2 vs. OnePlus 2

Zenfone 2 and OnePlus 2 devices are two high-end smartphones and today we’re going to talk about them and depending on your preferences, you’ll decide which one from these two devices is worth buying.


None of the two devices comes with a premium quality build, but we think that the Zenfone 2 will feel better to hold in your hand than the OnePlus 2. The OnePlus 2 comes with a metal frame that sometimes gives you the feel of a premium handset, but the sharper corners that it comes with doesn’t sit very nicely in the hand as the rounded back of the Zenfone 2.

Both devices feature a display size of 5.5-inches, but they are slightly different. The Zenfone 2 display supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 401 ppi, which is similar to the one that is found on the OnePlus 2. However, when it comes to the protection, the display from the Zenfone 2 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the OnePlus 2’s display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Both displays are IPS capacitive touchscreens with 16M colors.

Processor, RAM and Graphic Card

The Zenfone 2 comes in two chipset model variants. First of all, we will talk about the weaker variant which features an Intel Atom Z3560 chipset, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and 2GB of RAM. The high-end variant of Zenfone 2 comes with an Intel Atom Z3580 chipset, a quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and 4GB of RAM. Both variants have the same graphics card which is a PowerVR G6430.

The OnePlus 2 features a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset, formed from a quad-core Cortex A57 clocked at 1.82GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 clocked at 1.56GHz. When it comes to RAM, the OnePlus 2 comes in two variants: 3GB and 4GB, but we will explain you more about this below. The handset is also powered by an Adreno 430 graphic card.

Camera & Storage

Both Zenfone 2 and OnePlus 2 feature a primary camera of 13MP and a secondary camera of 5MP. However, according to GSMArena, Zenfone 2’s primary camera can   record videos only at a resolution of 1080p@30fps, while OnePlus 2’s primary camera is able to record at 2160p@30fps and 720p@120fps. The primary cameras from these two devices also feature autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and touch focus.

The Zenfone 2 comes in three storage variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The device also features a microSD card which supports memory cards up to 64GB.

On the other hand, the OnePlus 2 comes in two storage variants: 16GB (the one that features 3GB of RAM) and 64GB (the one that features 4GB of RAM). Unfortunately, the OnePlus 2 doesn’t support a card slot, which means that you will not be able to expand its storage.


The Zenfone 2 features a non-removable battery of 3000 mAh while the OnePlus 2 comes with a more powerful battery of 3300 mAh which can’t be removed either.