Asus Zenfone 5 vs. Moto G and Nexus 5


The Motorola Moto G and LG-made Google Nexus 5 both arrived on the smartphone market last year and have been hugely popular. The Asus Zenfone 5 is a much more recent release that is currently attracting plenty of attention in various world markets. Today we’re looking at the Asus Zenfone 5 vs. Moto G and Nexus 5 to give you an idea of how they compare.

Usually we try to feature similarly priced phones in comparisons, but we should point out that the Nexus 5 price is notably more expensive than the other two devices and can be more than double the cost (varies by region and retailer). However, many readers have asked for details of the Zenfone 5 vs Moto G or Zenfone 5 vs Nexus 5, so we are making an exception.

We’ve already compared the Zenfone 5 with the BlackBerry Z3 and also the Xiaomi Mi3 and you can see those articles at the links. You might also want to check out an Asus Zenfone 5 review that we posted at the weekend. First we’ll outline some of the main specs of each device.

The Asus Zenfone 5 has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics, a 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi, 2GB of RAM, and either 8 or 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable via microSD to 64GB. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2110 mAh battery, and runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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Moving on to the Nexus 5 this is powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, has Adreno 330 graphics, a 4.95-inch TrueHD IPS+ display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and 445 ppi, 2GB of RAM, and 16 or 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable). It features an 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and 1080p video capture, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing unit, 2300 mAh battery, and runs the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS.

Then we have the Moto G with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 326 ppi, 1GB of RAM, and 8 or 16GB of internal storage (non-expandable). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p video, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper, a 2070 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.3, upgradable to Android 4.4.4.

We’ve also embedded a couple of videos below this article. The first YouTube video is a Moto G vs Nexus 5 review comparison and the second YouTube video is a Zenfone 5 vs Moto G review comparison. These will give you a further idea of what these phones have to offer in the way of specs and features.

Are you happy with the more affordable Zenfone 5 or Moto G, or do you think the Nexus 5 is well worth the extra money? Drop us your comments in the box below.


3 thoughts on “Asus Zenfone 5 vs. Moto G and Nexus 5”

  1. meet says:

    Seriously you compared moto g and asus with nexus 5? Lol..No doubt moto g is an excellent phone in its price range and i also personally like it but the comparison should always be between the same price price range phones and smartphones with almost same specs.And the comparison here just consist of the specs.Total time waste

    1. hitmaneidos says:

      I have used Moto G, Moto X and Nexus 5. Nexus is definitely better. It was smoother, more responsive and has awesome display. But if you can’t afford one, get the Moto G by all means.

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