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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is important to you and you're willing to pay more for a better camera, the Asus Zenfone 9 offers superior photo and video quality. However, if battery life is a priority, the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) may be a better fit as it provides longer battery life. The Zenfone 9 features a smaller, higher-quality OLED screen which can be a plus if you prefer more vivid colors and a device that's easier to hold. Both phones offer a 120Hz refresh rate, but the Zenfone 9 has a higher peak brightness for better outdoor visibility. Keep in mind, the Moto G Stylus comes with a built-in stylus which might be useful for productivity or creative tasks. Both run on Android and have similar storage and processing power, but the Zenfone 9 is generally more expensive due to its higher quality features. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.2
Zenfone 9
Moto G Stylus (2022)
4.6
The Asus Zenfone 9 has only fair overall camera quality, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

6.0
Zenfone 9
Moto G Stylus (2022)
4.6
The Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair photos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) takes poor photos.

Video Quality

6.4
Zenfone 9
Moto G Stylus (2022)
4.5
The Asus Zenfone 9 takes only fair videos, while the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) takes poor videos.

Battery

7.8 Hours
Zenfone 9
Moto G Stylus (2022)
10.0 Hours
The Asus Zenfone 9 has 7.8 hours of battery life. The Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) has 10 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Asus Zenfone 9 has a screen size of 5.9 inches and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) is 6.8 inches.

Cost

$680
Zenfone 9
Moto G Stylus (2022)
$400
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The Asus Zenfone 9 has a price of $680 and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) costs $400.
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How the Asus Zenfone 9 and the Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Asus Zenfone 9Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022)
Asus Zenfone 9Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022)

GENERAL

Price
$680
$400
Brand
AsusMotorola
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
September 15, 2022April 27, 2022

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.9"6.8"
Resolution
2400 x 10802460 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoYes
Pixels Per Inch
445395
Display Type
OLEDLCD

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8+G1SD695
Internal Storage
128 gb128 gb
RAM
6 gb6 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.3/104.7/10
Photos Score
6/104.7/10
Videos Score
6.5/104.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide
Main Camera
50 megapixels + OIS50 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.8 hours10 hours
Battery Capacity
4300 mah5000 mah
Wireless Charging
NoNo
Wireless charging Speed
0 w0 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.77" x 2.68"6.65" x 2.98"
Weight
5.96 oz7.58 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, 5, 12, 14, 24, 26, 29, 30, 41, 48, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: SideFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Sunset Red, Starry BlueSeafoam Green, Steel Blue
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
NoYes

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraAsus Zenfone 9
Better BatteryMotorola Moto G Stylus (2022)
Better ScreenAsus Zenfone 9
Better performanceAsus Zenfone 9

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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 Moto G Stylus (2022)

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Eric Zeman | March 2023
"The Moto G Stylus 5G (2022)’s battery life is outstanding. It is a stylus lover’s best affordable option with a large screen, competitive battery life, and solid performance. It is a workable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra which costs more than twice as much."

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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