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Updated January 10, 2024·

The iPhone 14 maintains the brand's reputation with a high-quality glass back compared to the plastic back of the Asus Zenfone 9. The iPhone's screen size is slightly larger at 6.1 inches against the Zenfone's 5.9 inches. If a high refresh rate display is a priority, the Zenfone 9’s 120Hz is superior to the iPhone 14’s 60Hz, offering smoother scrolling and better gaming visuals. Both feature strong camera systems, but the iPhone 14 provides marginally better photo and video quality. The Zenfone 9 offers a dedicated headphone jack and front-facing stereo speakers, catering to audiophiles and those valuing immersive sound without needing additional accessories. Battery life is fairly comparable, but the Zenfone 9 edges out slightly. With the iPhone, you'll dive into the iOS ecosystem, while the Zenfone 9 offers Android, which could be significant depending on your preference for each operating system's features and user experience. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14
  • Good for taking photos
  • Very good for recording videos
  • Very good display quality
  • Very good performance
Advantages of the Asus Zenfone 9
  • The Asus Zenfone 9 has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 14.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

8.0
iPhone 14
Zenfone 9
6.2
The Apple iPhone 14 has very good overall camera quality, while the Asus Zenfone 9 has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

7.9
iPhone 14
Zenfone 9
6.0
The Apple iPhone 14 takes good photos, while the Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

8.8
iPhone 14
Zenfone 9
6.4
The Apple iPhone 14 takes very good videos, while the Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair videos.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Asus Zenfone 9 is 5.9 inches.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 14
Zenfone 9
7.8 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Asus Zenfone 9 has 7.8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$729
iPhone 14
Zenfone 9
$700
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The Apple iPhone 14 has a price of $729 and the Asus Zenfone 9 costs $700.

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How the Apple iPhone 14 and the Asus Zenfone 9 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14Asus Zenfone 9
Apple iPhone 14Asus Zenfone 9

GENERAL

Price
$729
$700
Brand
AppleAsus
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 16, 2022September 15, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"5.9"
Resolution
2532 x 11702400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
460445
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A15SD8+G1
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
8.1/106.3/10
Photos Score
7.9/106/10
Videos Score
8.8/106.5/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
3279 mAh4300 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
15 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.78" x 2.81"5.77" x 2.68"
Weight
6.07 oz5.96 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 89

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Blue, Purple, Yellow, Midnight, Starlight, RedSunset Red, Starry Blue
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoNo

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TechRadar

Lance Ulanoff | October 2022
"The iPhone 14 is a capable smartphone with a seriously snappy CPU, lovely screen, and good cameras. The iPhone 14’s camera array is better than the iPhone 13’s, and will make most mobile photogs very happy. It also lasts more than a day on a single charge. This isn’t the fastest or most feature-rich iPhone, but it’s light, fast, and attractive."

Asus Zenfone 9

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Android Authority

Robert Triggs | March 2023
"The Asus Zenfone 9 is a compact device that still packs more than enough power under the hood. It's compact size, Bluetooth and audio features (including a headphone jack!), and hardware gestures combine to offer a package that does enough differently to warrant your attention."

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About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About ASUS

Asus is a well-known player in the mobile world, and in the past few years it has been known for covering specific niches in the smartphone market. Their Zenfone line of devices appeal to small phone enthusiasts, by providing very well-rounded and capable phones at a package that is not too large to operate with one hand – something hard to find in modern Android smartphones. Conversely, their ROG line of devices cater to mobile gamers, by providing a slew of hardware and software features, specifically tailored to enhance the mobile gaming experience. Additionally, Asus is one of the only manufacturers left that continues to include headphone jacks in their lineup of phones, a feature that has become exceedingly rare in today's market.

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