Recently, we compared the ZenFone 9 to the iPhone 13 Mini. There are two great small gadgets out there. However, some of you may be wondering how the new ASUS flagship stacks up against the very best Apple products. We’re here to find out, so. We’ll contrast the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and the ASUS ZenFone 9. Now, because of its size, we chose the Pro rather than the Pro Max. Actually, in terms of general footprint, it resembles the ZenFone 9 quite a bit.
Although the iPhone 14 series is just around the corner, some of you will likely opt to purchase previous year’s versions in order to save money. If so, you might find this comparison interesting. We’ll compare the two phones in a variety of categories, but first we’ll go over their specs. But keep in mind that the iPhone 13 Pro costs about $200 more and is far more pricey.
SPECS Apple iPhone 13 Pro ASUS ZenFone 9 5.9-inch FullHD Super AMOLED display size (60-120Hz refresh rate) Display: 6.1-inch fullHD Super Retina XDR OLED (120Hz refresh rate, LTPO) 2400 × 1080 x 2532 x 1170 SoC for the screen Apple A15 Bionic RAM 8GB/16GB Apple Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (LPDDR5) 6GB Storage: Non-expandable 128GB/256GB (UFS 3.1), 128GB/256GB, and 512GB backup cameras Gimbal OIS, 1.0um pixels, f/1.9 aperture, 23.8mm wide-angle lens, PDAF) 113-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4um pixel size, and 14.4mm lens; 12 MP 1.9um pixel size, f/1.5 aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, sensor-shutter OIS, and dual pixel PDAF; 12MP; 12MP (f/1.8, 120° Field of View, 13mm Lens, PDAF) 12 MP (3x optical zoom, 77mm lens, f/2.8 aperture, PDAF, OIS) LiDAR TOF 3D scanner entrance cameras Dual-pixel PDAF, f/2.5 aperture, 1.22um pixels, and 27.5mm lens; 12MP f/2.2, a 23mm wide-angle lens, and 12 MP Non-removable 4,300mAh battery; 30W wired charging (charger included) Non-removable 3,095mAh battery, 20W wired charger, 15W Wireless charging with MagSafe and 7.5W Qi 146.5 x 68.1 x 9.1 millimeters 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.7mm Size 169 grams 204 grams Connectivity Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, 5G, LTE, and other wireless technologies Side-facing fingerprint scanner for security Price: 799 $999 Advanced face recognition OS: Android 12ZneUI Order ASUS Apple Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs. ASUS Zenfone 9: Design These two devices have very different designs. They both do have a metallic frame. While the iPhone 13 Pros frame is built of stainless steel, the ZenFone 9’s frame is made of aluminum. The iPhone 13 Pro’s back is made of a sheet of glass, while ASUS chose polymer (plastic). Naturally, your decision will rely on your particular preferences, but keep in mind that the ZenFone 9 offers significantly greater grip thanks to its backplate.
Advertisement Their bezels are both incredibly tiny. While the iPhone 13 Pro would have consistent bezels if not for the notch, the bottom bezel of the ZenFone 9s is thicker than the rest. Of course, that notch causes problems because it joins the top bezel. On the ZenFone 9s display, the top-left corner has a camera hole. The ZenFone 9 is substantially narrower than the other phone, which are around the same height. Furthermore, it is significantly lighter and thicker. It weights 169 grams as opposed to the iPhone 13 Pro’s 204 grams.
Despite having flat sides, the ZenFone 9 doesn’t bite into your hand or do anything similar because of its soft-touch backplate. However, keep in mind that the backplates of each of its three color variants feel different. varying degrees of softness The slippery design, flat sides, and weight of the iPhone 13 Pro may make it seem a little awkward to handle the device for an extended period of time. But it does assist that the sides are chamfered.
DESIGN OF THE REAR CAMERA IS ALSO DIFFERENT The ZenFone 9 has two cameras on its rear. Each of them arrives as a distinct island, with the top one sticking out further. The same camera island in the top-left corner of the iPhone 13 Pro houses all three of its cameras. They feature the instantly recognizable style that Apple is aiming for.
Advertisement In the end, these two phones are quite distinct from one another. One is much lighter, narrower, and more comfortable to grip. As opposed to that stainless steel glass combination, the other is rather heavy, slick, and some would even argue that it seems more luxurious. Personal preference is everything, but if using one hand is what you want, the ZenFone 9 is easier to use.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs. ASUS Zenfone 9: Display Both devices have displays that are largely engaging. A 5.9-inch fullHD (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display is present on the ASUS ZenFone 9. It has a flat display and a 120Hz refresh rate. Additionally, it supports HDR10 video and has a maximum brightness of 1,100 nits. Here, the display aspect ratio is 20:9, and the pixel density is 445. The Corning Gorilla Glass Victus is used to shield the panel.
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Advertisement On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch fullHD (2532 x 1170) Super Retina XDR OLED screen. Additionally flat, this panel boasts a 120Hz refresh rate. In addition to Dolby Vision and HDR10 support, it has a peak brightness of up to 1,200 nits. We are looking at a 19.5:9 display aspect ratio and a ppi of 460 in this case. According to Apple, the display is shielded by ceramic glass that resists scratches.
So, on paper, both of these displays appear fantastic. Yet, are they? Yes, they certainly are. They offer excellent viewing angles, are extremely vibrant, and are sufficiently bright outside. Both boast outstanding touch sensitivity, well-optimized 120Hz panels, and seamless performance. OLED panels produce deep blacks, as one would anticipate. Overall, neither choice is a mistake.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs. ASUS Zenfone 9: Performance These two phones definitely excel in terms of performance. There is no lag when using either of them, and everything is quite smooth. But they have different performance-related internals. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor powers the ZenFone 9, which also has up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage. The iPhone 13 Pro is powered by the Apple A15 Bionic, and Apple has included NVMe storage.
Advertisement Those are some of the most potent mobile chips currently available. The gadgets were expertly optimized by both firms to function with pre-installed OS. The iPhone 13 Pro comes with iOS 15, while the ZenFone 9 comes with Android 12 and ZenUI. Despite the fact that their operating systems are rather different, both phones provide excellent performance.
These two genuinely offer some of the best phone usage interfaces. No matter if you’re gaming, taking pictures, watching videos, or surfing. Even the most difficult games may be played with ease on either of these phones. During game sessions, they will become warm, but not overheated or anything of the type.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs. ASUS Zenfone 9: Battery How long does the battery last on average? On both phones, that is, so yes. While the iPhone 13 Pro has an internal battery capacity of 3,095mAh, the ZenFone 9 boasts a 4,300mAh battery pack. Comparing battery capacities doesn’t make much sense because the two operating systems handle battery consumption quite differently. Despite that, you’ll be pleased with the outcomes in both circumstances.
Advertisement With no problems, I was able to get the ZenFone 9 to last for more over 7 hours with the screen on. It’s also not difficult to go past the eight-hour threshold; I’ve done it a few times. The iPhone 13 Pro is close by. Depending on how you use the phone, you can get more than 7 hours of screen time. When it comes to battery life, they are somewhat equivalent. Naturally, it all depends on how you use it. For instance, if you play video games, none of those statistics will likely apply to you.
The ZenFone 9 has reverse wired charging as well as 30W wired charging capabilities for charging. The iPhone 13 Pro can be charged at 7.5W wireless Qi, 15W wireless MagSafe, and 23W wired. Be aware that the iPhone 13 Pro does not include a charging brick while the ZenFone 9 does.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs. ASUS Zenfone 9: Cameras A 50-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera are both featured on the ASUS ZenFone 9. The 12-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, and 12-megapixel telephoto camera are all present on the iPhone 13 Pro, in contrast. Thus, it features an additional camera on the rear. Can the ZenFone 9 compete with the iPhone 13 Pro, which is regarded as one of the best photography smartphones on the market? Well, sure, definitely.
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During the day, both phones provide images that are vibrant and highly detailed. However, the photographs from the ZenFone 9 are typically more saturated while those from the iPhones are more realistic. Both phones are excellent at handling dynamic range and capturing fine details. Although it doesn’t happen frequently, and it’s conceivable that ASUS made improvements in the most recent update, the ZenFone 9 occasionally flatten the blacks in dimly lit places.
When you move between your primary camera and your ultrawide camera, both phones maintain comparable color profiles. We don’t frequently see that on phones. It is hardly unexpected that the iPhone 13 Pro performs better in zoomed-in images given that it sports a telephoto lens.
Advertisement How about dim lighting? They both do admirably in these circumstances, I suppose. Both phones are adept at balancing out shots with lots of light entering them. However, the iPhone 13 Pro is more reliable in these circumstances. Both are excellent at handling video recording, and the resulting film is quite steady.
AUDIO Both smartphones have dual speakers, and they both have fantastic speakers. While there is no discernible distortion, they do get loud enough. They also offer an excellent balance of lows, mids, and highs and are highly detailed. Also, the vocals turn out to be sufficiently clear.
We may argue that the iPhone 13 Pro does not have an audio jack, but the ZenFone 9 has. These days, high-end phones rarely have that feature, for sure. While the iPhone 13 Pro has Bluetooth 5.0, the ZenFone 9 has Bluetooth 5.2.