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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Asus Zenfone 9, while more expensive, offers a better overall camera experience, stronger performance, and a more compact size with a 5.9-inch screen compared to the Motorola Edge (2020)'s 6.7-inch screen. It also provides higher peak brightness for better outdoor viewing and a higher refresh rate for smoother visual content. On the other hand, the Motorola Edge is more affordable, and its larger screen might be preferred for media consumption, even though it has a lower peak brightness and refresh rate. Both phones have plastic bodies, offer 5G connectivity, and do not support wireless charging. If you prioritize camera quality and performance over screen size and are willing to pay more, the Asus Zenfone 9 could be the better choice, while the Motorola Edge (2020) could be a better fit if you want to save money and prefer a larger display. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Asus Zenfone 9
  • Good performance
Advantages of the Motorola Edge (2020)
  • The Motorola Edge (2020) has no clear advantages over the Asus Zenfone 9.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.2
Zenfone 9
Edge (2020)
4.7
The Asus Zenfone 9 has only fair overall camera quality, while the Motorola Edge (2020) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.0
Zenfone 9
Edge (2020)
4.8
The Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair photos, while the Motorola Edge (2020) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

6.4
Zenfone 9
Edge (2020)
4.2
The Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair videos, while the Motorola Edge (2020) takes poor videos.

Screen Size

The Asus Zenfone 9 has a screen size of 5.9 inches and the Motorola Edge (2020) is 6.7 inches.

Cost

$700
Zenfone 9
Edge (2020)
$120
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The Asus Zenfone 9 has a price of $700 and the Motorola Edge (2020) costs $120.
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Key similarities

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Battery

7.8 Hours
Zenfone 9
Edge (2020)
7.8 Hours
The Asus Zenfone 9 has 7.8 hours of battery life. The Motorola Edge (2020) has 7.8 hours of battery life.

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How the Asus Zenfone 9 and the Motorola Edge (2020) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Asus Zenfone 9Motorola Edge (2020)
Asus Zenfone 9Motorola Edge (2020)

GENERAL

Price
$700
$120
Brand
AsusMotorola
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
September 15, 2022May 29, 2020

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.9"6.7"
Resolution
2400 x 10802340 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
445385
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8+G1SD765G
Internal Storage
128 GB256 GB
RAM
6 GB4 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.3/104.8/10
Photos Score
6/104.9/10
Videos Score
6.5/104.3/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS64 megapixels

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.8 Hours7.8 Hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mAh4500 mAh
Wireless Charging
NoNo
Wireless charging Speed
0 W0 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.77" x 2.68"6.36" x 2.8"
Weight
5.96 oz6.63 oz
Back Material
PlasticPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesNo
Bluetooth Version
5.25.1
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
6e5
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)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 25, 28, 38, 41, 66, 71, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: SideFingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Sunset Red, Starry BlueSolar Black
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoYes

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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."

Motorola Edge (2020)

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TechRadar

Tom Bedford | July 2020
"The Motorola Edge has a battery that won’t leave you wanting, whether you just want to take some pictures, or play games and record videos for much of the day, so if you don’t want to worry about having to top up your device all the time, the Edge might be a good choice. Leaving aside its impressive specs and features, the Motorola Edge just looks pretty good, and it feels great in the hand too, so if ‘style’ is a factor in your phone-buying decisions the Edge is well worth a look."

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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 Motorola

Motorola, a well-known name in the smartphone world, has a long-standing legacy in the industry, with a history dating back to the early days of mobile phones. The brand is mostly known for striking a balance between affordability and functionality, as well as providing a clean and straightforward interface with their software skin on top of Android. While they have traditionally been prominent in the budget and midrange categories, Motorola has also occasionally ventured into the high-end category for smartphones.

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