Zenfone 5 vs Galaxy Grand Prime India price and specs


Indian smartphone buyers are spoilt for choice with the amount of available handsets, and the Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG has been extremely popular since its release earlier this year. On the other hand the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is a new release that’s attracting a lot of interest. Today we’re comparing the Zenfone 5 vs. Galaxy Grand Prime India price and specs.

These are both dual SIM Android smartphones with many similarities and are in a similar price bracket, although the Samsung phone is the more expensive of the two. We’ll show you the major specs of each so that you can see how they stand up against each other and what they have to offer.

The Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor and PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor and Adreno 306 GPU.

The Zenfone 5 has a 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi. The Galaxy Grand Prime has a 5-inch TFT display with 960 x 540 resolution and 220 ppi.

RAM and Storage
The Asus phone has 2GB of RAM and 8 or 16GB models for internal storage that’s expandable to 64GB via microSD. The Samsung handset has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that’s also expandable to 64GB.

Camera set-up
The Zenfone 5 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, and also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Galaxy Grand Prime has the same capabilities for the rear camera but has a 5-megapixel front-facing unit.

The Zenfone 5 has a non-removable 2110 mAh battery while the Galaxy Grand Prime has a removable 2600 mAh battery.

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Both handsets support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi Direct and WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0.

Operating System
The Zenfone 5 launched on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and skinned with the Zen UI. The Galaxy Grand Prime runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Dimensions and Weight
The Zenfone 5 measures 148.2mm x 72.8mm x 10.3mm (at its thickest point) and weighs 145g. The Galaxy Grand Prime measures 144.8mm x 72.1mm x 8.6mm and weighs 156g.

The Asus Zenfone 5 (A501CG) 8GB model launched at Rs. 9,999 while the 16GB model was Rs. 13,999. The official Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime price at launch was Rs.15,499. However, these phones will often be found cheaper, with prices varying by retailer and color option.

It’s interesting here to see that the Zenfone 5 holds its own pretty well against the more expensive Galaxy Grand Prime, with both having advantages over the other. For instance the Zenfone 5 has a faster processor, a higher resolution display, and also more RAM and a higher model for internal storage. Alternatively the Galaxy Grand Prime has a quad-core processor, a higher megapixel front-facing camera, and a removable higher capacity battery.

Ultimately buyers will also need to consider the designs and build qualities, features, and after-sales service, but this is a close-run race as far as specs are concerned. If you’re set to purchase one of these smartphones is it now more likely to be the Asus Zenfone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime? We appreciate your comments.

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