OnePlus 6 Better than Asus Zenfone 5Z: 4 Reasons Why

By July 16th, 2018 AT 7:27 AM

Asus, earlier this month, has launched its latest flagship offering, the Asus Zenfone 5Z which goes head-on against the OnePlus 6. Both the phones come with many similarities like the almost identical notch display, high-end hardware and similar pricing. With the coming of this new phone, people have been confused about whether to opt for the OnePlus 6 or to save on some money by buying the Asus Zenfone 5Z. Also, Asus has attempted a hijack on OnePlus 6 fans because the same 6GB+64GB variant which costs Rs 34,999 for OnePlus 6 buyers is available for Rs 29,999 for someone opting for the Asus Zenfone 5Z.


Below we compare why the OnePlus 6, the first and most popular flagship killer remains the winner in this competition despite being costlier by Rs 5,000. Read ahead to see how in areas like camera, performance and others the OnePlus 6 fares better than the Asus Zenfone 5Z.

AMOLED Display and Better Screen Protection

The display quality is one area where the OnePlus 6 wins by a mile owing to its AMOLED screen. The Asus Zenfone 5Z, on the other hand, comes with a standard IPS LCD which fails to render images which are comparable, but not as crisp as they are on the OnePlus 6. It is also noteworthy, that the OnePlus 6 sports the Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which offers better screen protection compared to Asus Zenfone 5Z’s Corning Gorilla Glass 3.


Here again, the OnePlus 6 justifies the price difference between its competitor as the phone comes with a 16MP+20MP dual rear setup which remains ahead of the 12MP+8MP shooters which we get to see on the back side of the Asus Zenfone 5Z. The OnePlus 6 also sports dual LED flash, while the Asus Zenfone 5Z sports a single LED flash.

A similar pattern is seen for the front camera as well, where the OnePlus 6 again makes a win by sporting a 16MP camera for selfies accompanied by a LED flash. The Asus Zenfone 5Z still lags behind with its 8MP camera with the LED flash missing.

More Colour Options to Choose From

Although this might not be a deciding factor for a lot of people some buyers are choosy about when it comes to the colour of their phones, and this is where OnePlus shines again with its three colour options of Mirror Black, Midnight Blue and Silk White with a Lava Red variant in the pipeline. This is in contrast to only two-colour variants which the Asus Zenfone 5Z comes in – Meteor Silver and Midnight Blue.

The Difference on the Inside – Software

Another contrast between the two contenders is the software. While the OnePlus boots the latest Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box, the Asus Zenfone 5Z still runs the older Android Oreo 8.0. Also, the OnePlus 6 allows you the freedom to try the latest Beta version of Android P on your phone, while the Asus Zenfone 5Z does not allow you to that.

Apart from more significant differences, the devil is really in the details for the OnePlus 6 as the phone allows you to toggle extensively with the UI. The OnePlus 6 gives the reins of these settings entirely to the users like hiding the navigation buttons, using gesture control, touch and button features, hiding the notch etc. The Asus Zenfone 5Z takes a severe hit in this regard, as the phone doesn’t allow the users to customise the UI as per their need like users entirely can do for the OnePlus 6.

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Just to point out,there’s no led flash for front camera….only screen flash….Everyone boasted that op6 is a beast in speed,so i tried a game named nova,but it is not going smoothly,there’s some stuck in someplaces.Same is happening while opening some apps…..


And here are reasons why Zenfone 5z is better than One plus 6 : 1) The price of top variant of zenfone 5z (8GB and 256 GB) is 36999 and after applying ICICI discount offer, it becomes 33,999 whereas the price of One plus 6’s base variant (6GB and 64 GB) is 34,999 and even if we apply HDFC bank offer, it becomes 32,999. It means, by spending just 1000 rupees more, you get 2 GB of extra LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB ufs 2.1 storage. 2) Zenfone 5z supports hybrid sim tray, it means you can always swap a… Read more »

Samrat Gupta

Nicely said. And well to the point.

Magesh Jayaraj

Just to add few more points
1. FM radio is not available in Oneplus 6.
2. Support dual VoLTE is not available in Oneplus 6.
3. DTS audio is not supported in Oneplus 6.
The only real advantage that Oneplus 6 can provide is by giving latest android update faster as Asus does not have any good track record in this regard.
By roping in Amitabh Bachchan and providing TV ads Oneplus just receded from their core business strategy
of providing budget flagships and at 35k Oneplus 6 is not any more budget flagship.

Abhishek UPE

who said dual volte is not supported by OnePlus..LoL ?? it means you don’t own OnePlus 6 .. comparing specs side by side will never give you the actual feel of that particular device.. anyways i will prefer OLED display and decent camera over stereo speakers any day..

kunal SOlanki

It is all about spec to price ratio . All the points mentioned above are reasons to buy oneplus 6 but the price at which zenfone is released makes it a value for money phone . With the ICICI bank offer the price can come down to 27000 for the lowest variant which is good for a device with flagship chip . The screen may not be amoled but it is one of the best IPS display and the brightest in this range. Also Zenfone provides a lot of customization some of which mentioned above like hiding the notch ,… Read more »


Your point is correct,base….was so fond of avengers,so bought a avengers edition op6,they’ve opened an offer that if bought through Amazon coupon ,will get 2000cashback and add. 3 months maintenance.but didn’t got both,so I have to pay full money for the phone.Now feeling sad that this phone (Asus zenfone 5z)should have came earlier.
Guys,don’t buy op6 by simply hearing this review.


Ya that’s why I am thinking of getting Asus Zenfone 5z 8GB RAM, 256 GB ROM Variant next month, hope I get much more offers on Independence day…

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