OnePlus Nord CE 5G vs Asus Zenfone 8 – Review, specifications and prices

The new OnePlus Nord CE 5G handset has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Asus Zenfone 8 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature OnePlus Nord CE 5G Asus Zenfone 8
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.43 in (inches) 5.9 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) OxygenOS 11 (Android 11)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels 1080 x 2448 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/8/2 MP 64/12 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 6 cores of 1.85 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G is a less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Asus Zenfone 8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 4 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 619 gpu in the interior and the Asus Zenfone 8 has the Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Asus Zenfone 8. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and Warp Charge 30T+.
The Asus Zenfone 8 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The device is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.43 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Asus Zenfone 8 is featuring a E4 AMOLED display with 1080 x 2448 pixels and a screen size of 5.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is a 8.9% bigger than Asus Zenfone 8 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Asus Zenfone 8
90 Hz refresh rate 107% NTSC
Capacitive 1100 cd/m² peak brightness
Multi-touch 112% DCI-P3
Scratch resistant 120 Hz refresh rate
151.9% sRGB
2.5D curved glass screen
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
DC Dimming
Display manufacturer – Samsung
HDR10+
Multi-touch
Pixelworks Display Technology
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Asus Zenfone 8 is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 6400 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Quad channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 6 gigabytes.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the OnePlus Nord CE 5G is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Asus Zenfone 8 with 16 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Asus Zenfone 8.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:256 gigabytes.

Asus Zenfone 8 gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 64/8/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length and 35 mm:26 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX471 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.3 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Asus Zenfone 8 rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 64/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:26.6 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX686 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

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OnePlus Nord CE 5G Asus Zenfone 8
5-element lens (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
Angle of view – 119° (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2) 2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 4 cm macro shooting distance(#2)
Autofocus 720p @ 480 fps
Continuous autofocus Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 14.3 mm (#2)
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
Macro mode ISO settings
Panorama Laser autofocus (LAF)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Macro mode
Scene mode Optical zoom
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Panorama
Self-timer Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing) Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Touch focus Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
White balance settings RAW
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor edition – Sony IMX363 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Asus Zenfone 8 has a 12 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Asus Zenfone 8
16 MP 12 MP
Aperture:f/2.5 Aperture:f/2.0
Digital image stabilization Dual-pixel PDAF
Face unlock Face unlock
Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm HDR
Sensor model:Sony IMX471 Exmor RS Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor model:Sony IMX663
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

OnePlus Nord CE 5G Asus Zenfone 8
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+ HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE LTE Cat 20
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The OnePlus Nord CE 5G price is $450 and the Asus Zenfone 8 price tag is $700

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