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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a top-tier camera and longer battery life, the Asus Zenfone 10 offers higher overall camera quality and longer battery duration per charge, but it comes at an upper midrange price. In contrast, the Google Pixel 6a is more budget-friendly and still offers a commendable camera experience and decent battery life. While both have the same screen resolution and run Android, the Zenfone 10 boasts a higher refresh rate for smoother visuals, which is a plus for gaming and video playback. However, if cost is a significant factor for you, the Pixel 6a provides a strong balance of features for its price. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Asus Zenfone 10
  • Very good battery life
  • Excellent performance
Advantages of the Google Pixel 6a
  • Good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.5
Zenfone 10
Pixel 6a
7.6
The Google Pixel 6a has good overall camera quality, while the Asus Zenfone 10 has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.1
Zenfone 10
Pixel 6a
7.4
The Google Pixel 6a takes good photos, while the Asus Zenfone 10 takes only fair photos.

Battery

8.7 Hours
Zenfone 10
Pixel 6a
7.6 Hours
The Asus Zenfone 10 has 8.7 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 6a has 7.6 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Asus Zenfone 10 has a screen size of 5.92 inches and the Google Pixel 6a is 6.1 inches.

Cost

$750
Zenfone 10
Pixel 6a
$400
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The Asus Zenfone 10 has a price of $750 and the Google Pixel 6a costs $400.
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Key similarities

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Video Quality

6.7
Zenfone 10
Pixel 6a
7.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Google Pixel 6a to have good videos, while the Asus Zenfone 10 takes only fair videos.

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How the Asus Zenfone 10 and the Google Pixel 6a compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Asus Zenfone 10Google Pixel 6a
Asus Zenfone 10Google Pixel 6a

GENERAL

Price
$750
$400
Brand
AsusGoogle
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
August 22, 2023July 21, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.92"6.1"
Resolution
2400 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
445429
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G2Tensor
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
8 GB6 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.6/107.6/10
Photos Score
6.2/107.5/10
Videos Score
6.8/107.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS12.2 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.7 Hours7.6 Hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mAh4410 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesNo
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.77" x 2.68"5.99" x 2.83"
Weight
6.07 oz6.28 oz
Back Material
PlasticPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
76e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 88(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 257, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6) 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: SideFingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Midnight Black, Starry Blue, Aurora Green, Comet White, Eclipse RedChalk, Sage, Charcoal
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoNo

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Asus Zenfone 10

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Tom's Guide

Richard Priday | August 2023
"It's the best small phone for fans of compact handsets, but the Asus Zenfone 10 could pull users away from Samsung and Google flagships with top-quality performance and battery life. If you can forgive its more limited photography options and the shorter-than-average software support window, the Zenfone 10 is a top choice."

Google Pixel 6a

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Ars Technica

Ron Amadeo | July 2022
"it's very hard to find fault with the Pixel 6a. It has a processor that, in the US at least, blows away other Android phones in this price range. The design is great, the camera is fine, and the price is right. What's not to like?"

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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.

About Google

Google can be considered a relatively new player in the smartphone industry, joining as late as 2016 with their phone, the Google Pixel. Since then, the Pixel lineup has undergone many changes, but it has always been characterized by a focus on photography and clean software, by providing a pure Android experience. By virtue of Google being the creator of the Android operating system, Pixels are known for receiving timely software updates and for being supported with updates for a long time. Additionally, over the past few generations of devices, Google started designing their own processors. This allowed for the implementation of unique software features that are not present in any other phone, such as automatic call screening and unique voice transcribing capabilities.

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