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ASUS and OPPO have been constantly battling to get a good chunk of consumer mindshare. Its most powerful smartphones – Zenfone 5z and Find X – are now both available in the Philippines, and have proven to be among the best ones available in the market.

ASUS Zenfone 5z vs OPPO Find X Camera ShootoutWhile both phones are in 2 price polarities in the flagship category, they offer good gaming and camera performance. The purpose of this article to see how both devices fare in the rear camera and AI photography departments. During our recent trips, we used both phots to take photos and see, which one performed better in various conditions. Do note though all the photos were taken with AI-Mode enabled on both devices.

ASUS Zenfone 5z vs OPPO Find X Camera Shootout

Our Opinion

The photo we took using Zenfone 5z is more detailed, and the level of noise is far more acceptable than the photo we took using Find X. With AI enabled, this condition exposes one of the weaknesses of OPPO Find X, especially when taking photos at low-light conditions. If there’s any consolation to OPPO Find X, then it is the accurate rendition of colors, albeit too noisy by our standards.

ASUS Zenfone 5z vs OPPO Find X Camera Shootout
ASUS Zenfone 5z (L); OPPO Find X (R)

Winner: ASUS Zenfone 5z

Our Opinion

We’ve got to give it to OPPO Find X this time. Its camera’s AI kicked in pretty well and adjusted the right exposure level to bring out the color and detail of our photo. Even the details of the far end of the alleyway can be seen clearly on the photo we took using Find X.

ASUS Zenfone 5z vs OPPO Find X Camera Shootout
ASUS Zenfone 5z (L); OPPO Find X (R)

Winner: OPPO Find X

Our Opinion

I took this photo while waiting for my friends to get out of the restaurant along Ueno. The photo I took using Find X has the right amount of exposure and contrast level. Color pops out, and there was no street light reflection that can be seen on the photo. As the photo was taken with Auto and AI enabled, Zenfone 5z never got the right mix of tweaking the settings prior to taking the shot.

ASUS Zenfone 5z vs OPPO Find X Camera Shootout
ASUS Zenfone 5z (L); OPPO Find X (R)

Winner: OPPO Find X

Our Opinion

While I appreciate OPPO Find X’s process of mixing the right settings, it failed to keep the noise down. The photo I took using Zenfone 5z was okay, but the exposure was too high. However, despite the latter issue, I highly appreciate the fact that Zenfone 5z is able to reduce noise, while trying to preserve color accuracy and details.

ASUS Zenfone 5z vs OPPO Find X Camera Shootout
ASUS Zenfone 5z (L); OPPO Find X (R)

Winner: ASUS Zenfone 5z

Our Opinion

At the onset, both photos look good in terms of quality. The photo I took using Find X is slightly more overexposed. Let’s focus our attention more on the beverage dispenser at the center of the photo. Let’s zoom to the center, and see why I find the photo I took using Zenfone 5z is better, in our opinion.

ASUS Zenfone 5z vs OPPO Find X Camera Shootout
ASUS Zenfone 5z (L); OPPO Find X (R)

While we can no longer read the details, noise level and artifacts are higher on the right photo.

Winner: ASUS Zenfone 5z

OPPO always dominates the shootout when it comes to selfie shots. There are a few extra steps to enable beauty mode on Zenfone 5z, while it’s already turned on at default when I flipped the front camera on the Find X. I’m giving an extra point on Find X when it comes to ease of use and the quality of my selfie shot.

Winner: OPPO Find X

Our Opinion

This photo in HDR mode popped out the color of the temple and the clouds hovering above it. The color on the photo we took using 5z is more pronounced compared to the slightly more muted color of Find X. Still, the difference between the 2 photos is close to zero, but we’re giving points to Zenfone 5z.

Winner: ASUS Zenfone 5z

Being the more affordable flagship, it is hard to pass up the Zenfone 5z. Apart from its overall performance, it can definitely be a worthy adversary to the more powerful OPPO Find X. However, if you’re zeroing to camera performance, the PhP20,000 difference gives you additional budget to buy a 2nd hand Sony A6000 when you choose the Zenfone 5z over the Find X.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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