Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs Comparison!

Yesterday, everyone was surprised with the announcement of the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition, a handset with hefty price tag, but has the most powerful specs on paper found on any smartphone in the world today.
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7!
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7!

It's the first to load with the powerful 2.4 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 821 quad core processor in the world, has 6 GB RAM, HUGE 256 GB, and the latest 23 MP Sony IMX 318 sensor w/ Tri-tech AF, 4 Axis OIS, Axis EIS and dual tone LED flash at the back.

In this specs battle, we decided to pit it against the best of Samsung today, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Why? They're targeting the both price range and market segment of 5.7 inch high-end devices.

Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs

Specs Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe SE Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Display:5.7 Inch FHD Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 4 at 386 ppi 5.7 Inch QHD Curved Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 5 protection and always on feature at 518 ppi
CPU: 2.4 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 821 quad core processor
2.3 GHz 64 Bit Exynos 8890 octa core processor
GPU: Adreno 430 Mali T880
RAM: 6 GB 4 GB LPDDR4
ROM: 256 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 200 GB 64 GB expandable via micro SD card up to 256 GB
Rear Camera: 23 MP Sony IMX 318 sensor w/ Tri-tech AF, 4 Axis OIS, Axis EIS and dual tone LED flash 12 MP f/1.7 w/ Dual Pixel, OIS, and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP w/ wide angle lens 5 MP f/1.7
Battery: 3,000 mAh w/ Quick Charge 3.0 3,500 mAh w/ fast charging and wireless charging
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0 Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ TouchWiz UI
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE Cat 13, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM WiFi ac, 3G, HSPA+, up to LTE Cat 12, NFC, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2 LE ANT+, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid), dual Standby
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, light, gyroscope Barometer, geomagnetic, hall, heart rate, proximity, light, gyroscope
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, Colors: glacier silver, titanium gray, shimmer gold Fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner, IP68 rating, USB Type C, Colors: gold platinum, black onyx
Dimensions: 156.4 x 77.4 x 7.5 mm 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 170 g 169 g
Price: 44,995 Pesos 39,990 Pesos
On paper, it is clear that the ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition has the edge over Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, also keep in mind that having the highest processor, RAM, and storage around doesn't always mean that it is the best device.

Based on what we experienced, the Note 7 still has an edge for me in terms of screen, camera, IP 68 dust / water resistance, and Iris scanner. Not to mention that it is also more affordable by 5K Pesos.

Having said that, let's not jump into conclusion yet, proper side by side testing is a must to fully determine a rightful winner.

What do you think guys?
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