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Updated January 10, 2024·

For a better camera experience, consider the Google Pixel 7, as it offers a higher overall camera quality, especially for still photos and video. If you're looking for a more compact phone, the Asus Zenfone 9 has a smaller screen size which may appeal to you. In terms of battery life, the two phones are very close, with the Zenfone 9 having a slight edge. However, the Pixel 7 offers a larger, brighter display with a variable refresh rate, which could enhance your viewing experience, but keep in mind it's only 90Hz compared to the Asus's 120Hz fixed refresh rate. The Zenfone 9 also comes with a headphone jack, which the Pixel 7 lacks. Both phones run Android, but the Pixel 7 has the added advantage of offering features like face unlock and wireless charging, neither of which is available on the Asus Zenfone 9. If the price is an essential factor, the Google Pixel 7 typically comes at a lower cost than the Asus Zenfone 9. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Asus Zenfone 9
  • The Asus Zenfone 9 has no clear advantages over the Google Pixel 7.
Advantages of the Google Pixel 7
  • Very good for taking photos
  • Good for recording videos

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.2
Zenfone 9
Pixel 7
8.0
The Google Pixel 7 has very good overall camera quality, while the Asus Zenfone 9 has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.0
Zenfone 9
Pixel 7
8.0
The Google Pixel 7 takes very good photos, while the Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair photos.

Video Quality

6.4
Zenfone 9
Pixel 7
7.4
The Google Pixel 7 takes good videos, while the Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair videos.

Screen Size

The Asus Zenfone 9 has a screen size of 5.9 inches and the Google Pixel 7 is 6.3 inches.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.8 Hours
Zenfone 9
Pixel 7
7.6 Hours
The Asus Zenfone 9 has 7.8 hours of battery life. The Google Pixel 7 has 7.6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$700
Zenfone 9
Pixel 7
$700
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The Asus Zenfone 9 has a price of $700 and the Google Pixel 7 costs $700.

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How the Asus Zenfone 9 and the Google Pixel 7 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Asus Zenfone 9Google Pixel 7
Asus Zenfone 9Google Pixel 7

GENERAL

Price
$700
$700
Brand
AsusGoogle
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
September 15, 2022October 13, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.9"6.3"
Resolution
2400 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
445416
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8+G1TensorG2
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.3/108/10
Photos Score
6/108/10
Videos Score
6.5/107.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.8 Hours7.6 Hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mAh4355 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoYes
Wireless charging Speed
0 W20 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.77" x 2.68"6.13" x 2.88"
Weight
5.96 oz6.95 oz
Back Material
PlasticGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.25.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e6e
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, 89(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: SideFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoYes (Except Verizon Models)
Color
Sunset Red, Starry BlueLemongrass, Snow, Obsidian
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoNo

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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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The Verge

Allison Johnson | October 2022
"I have no problem recommending the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro to those brave enough to look outside of the Apple / Samsung duopoly. They’re slightly better versions of the very good phones Google released last year. The Pixel 7 is a heck of a deal for someone who wants a flagship Android phone without paying flagship prices."

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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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