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ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24

ASUS Zenfone 10 Review AM AH11

The ASUS ZenFone 10 has been praised as the best small Android smartphone out there. Just to be clear, this phone is not small, but it’s very compact, as it has a 5.92-inch display. We’re here to compare it to a new compact device from Samsung. We’ll compare the ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24. Now, the Galaxy S24 does have a larger 6.2-inch panel, but it’s not that much bigger than the ZenFone 10.

This should make for an interesting comparison, as the two phones do offer a different in-hand feel, and are rather different overall. As per usual, we’ll list their specifications first, and will then move to a number of other categories. We’ll compare their designs, displays, performance, battery life, cameras, and audio performance. This comparison will hopefully help you make a purchasing decision. Let’s get to it.


ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24, respectively

Screen size:
5.92-inch Super AMOLED display (144Hz, HDR10+, 1,100 nits)
6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X (flat, 120Hz, 2,600 nits max brightness)
Display resolution:
2400 x 1080
2340 x 1080
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3/Samsung Exynos 2400
128GB/256GB/512GB (UFS 4.0)
128GB (UFS 3.1)/256GB/512GB (UFS 4.0)
Rear cameras:
50MP (f/1.9 aperture, gimbal OIS), 13MP (f/2.2 aperture, 120-degree FoV)
50MP (wide, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF), 12MP (ultrawide, 120-degree FoV, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4um pixel size), 10MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, OIS, PDAF, 3x optical zoom)
Front cameras:
32MP (f/2.5 aperture)
12MP (wide, f/2.2 aperture, Dual Pixel PDAF, 22mm lens)
30W wired, 15W wireless, 5W reverse wired (charger included)
25W wired, 15W wireless, 4.5W reverse wireless (charger not included)
146.5 x 68.1 x 9.4mm
147 x 70.6 x 7.6mm
172 grams
167/168 grams
5G, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.3
Side-facing fingerprint scanner
In-display fingerprint scanner
Android 13 with ZenUI
Android 14 with One UI 6.1
ASUS ZenFone 10 (Amazon)
Galaxy S24 (Best Buy)

ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24: Design

Both smartphones have flat sides and rounded corners. Their display corners are also rounded, and both of them have flat displays. That’s basically where design similarities end, though. The ASUS ZenFone 10 is made out of aluminum and soft-touch plastic, while the Galaxy S24 utilizes aluminum and glass. That soft-touch plastic feels like a combination of paper and sandpaper in a way, on the ZenFone 10. It does add more grip than glass on the Galaxy S24, that’s for sure.

The ZenFone 10 has a display camera hole in the top-left corner. Its bottom bezel is thicker than the rest of them. The Galaxy S24 has a centered display camera hole at the top, and its bezels are uniform. The bezels, in general, are thinner on the Galaxy S24, that’s what allows it to be not that bigger than the ZenFone 10. If we flip the two phones around, you’ll notice two cameras on the ZenFone 10 and three on the Galaxy S24. Each of those cameras is its own camera island, in a way, and all of them sit in the top-left corner of their respective smartphones. They’re also vertically aligned.

The Galaxy S24 is barely any taller than the ZenFone 10, while it’s slightly wider. It is thinner, though, and also a bit lighter, for about 4-5 grams. That’s not a big difference at all, but it’s worth noting. You’ll be glad to hear that both of these smartphones are IP68 certified. In other words, both of them are water and dust-resistant. Both of them do feel great in the hand, but the ZenFone 10 is grippier, and it is a bit more compact too. That makes it easier to use with one hand, that’s for sure. The Galaxy S24 does look a bit sleeker thanks to its thinner bezels, and a centered display camera hole.

ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24: Display

The ASUS ZenFone 10 features a 5.92-inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display. That display is flat, and it offers a 144Hz refresh rate. Do note that its max refresh rate will be used in some games only, other than that, you’re getting a 120Hz refresh rate. HDR10+ content is supported. The max display brightness here is 1,100 nits, and the display aspect ratio is 20:9. You’ll find Gorilla Glass Victus 2 placed on top of the display here.

ASUS Zenfone 10 Review AM AH11
ASUS ZenFone 10

The Samsung Galaxy S24, on the flip side, has a 6.2-inch fullHD+ (2340 x 1080) Dynamic LTPO AMOLED 2X display. That panel is also flat, and it has a 120Hz refresh rate (adaptive). This panel does support HDR10+ content as well, and it has a max brightness of 2,600 nits. The display aspect ratio here is 19.5:9, while the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 sits on top of the display on the Galaxy S24.

Both of these displays are very good, actually. They’re vivid, have great viewing angles, and are quite responsive. The blacks are also deep on both displays. We did prefer the colors on the Galaxy S24 a tad bit more, at least by default. You do have some additional display options so you can tune that to your liking. Where the Galaxy S24 does have a major advantage is in the display brightness section. The ZenFone 10 ends up being a bit too dim when you’re using it outside in direct sunlight. The Galaxy S24 does a much better job in such conditions.

ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24: Performance

What about the performance? Well, the ASUS ZenFone 10 is fueled by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. That is no longer the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, but it’s the next best thing. The phone also comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 flash storage. The Galaxy S24, on the other hand, offers 8GB of LPDDR5X RAM (up to 12GB in specific markets), and UFS 4.0 flash storage on most models. Do note that the base 128GB storage variant does come with UFS 3.1 storage, though.

The performance is outstanding on both smartphones, though. The ZenFone 10 does have the inferior SoC here, but that’s not something you’ll notice during usage, to be quite honest. Both smartphones are equally snappy in day-to-day usage, regardless if we’re talking about heavy multitasking or simpler actions. They both also handle the most demanding games out there without a problem. Both phones get warm, and can even get quite warm during gaming, but neither got to the overheating point or too-hot-to-hold point.

ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24: Battery

A 4,300mAh battery sits inside the ZenFone 10. The Samsung Galaxy S24, on the flip side, has a 4,000mAh battery. So, despite the fact the Galaxy S24 has a larger display, it has a smaller battery. Can you feel that during usage? Yes, very much so. The ZenFone 10 actually offers much better battery life than the Galaxy S24. The difference is so considerable, that some of you may be shocked.

We were able to cross the 10-hour screen-on-time mark with the ZenFone 10, more than once. Getting solid 9+ hours of screen-on-time is possible on the phone, as long as you’re not gaming, or doing plenty of similar demanding tasks. The Galaxy S24, on the other hand, can deliver over 6 hours of screen-on-time, but not much more than that. The difference in battery life is truly considerable, at least from what we’ve seen. Your mileage may, of course, vary.

When it comes to charging, the ASUS ZenFone 10 supports 30W wired, 15W wireless, and 5W reverse wired charging. The Galaxy S24 supports 25W wired, 15W wireless, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The one aspect the ZenFone 10 does have an advantage on is in the included accessory department. It includes a charger in the box, while the Galaxy S24 does not. So you will have to get one on the side if you don’t already own it.

ASUS ZenFone 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S24: Cameras

The ASUS ZenFone 10 includes a 50-megapixel main camera, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera (120-degree FoV). The Galaxy S24, on the other hand, comes with three cameras on the back. It features a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide unit (120-degree FoV), and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera (3x optical zoom).

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Samsung Galaxy S24

Are they any good in the camera department? Well, the pictures they both provide are good, but neither phone is the best around when it comes to camera performance. They both have rather dated hardware. During the day, the ZenFone 10 tends to provide images that utilize sharping way more, even too much at times. Those images do end up looking quite saturated too. The Galaxy S24 toned down on saturation compared to the Galaxy S23, and images from that device actually look more realistic at this point.

Ultrawide cameras on both phones do a good job of keeping the colors in line with the main unit. The quality is not as good as what the main camera provides, though, of course. The Galaxy S24’s telephoto camera is good enough, and it definitely beats the ZenFone 10 in the zoomed-in shots section, as the ZenFone 10 doesn’t have a telephoto camera at all.

During the night, both phones do a good job. The ZenFone 10 tends to brighten up the scene a bit more, as the Galaxy S24 keeps things a bit darker in comparison. Both manage to pull out quite a bit of detail from the shadows, though. The sharpening is obvious on the ZenFone 10 in such conditions too, though the Galaxy S24 images are not perfect either. There’s an obvious dip in quality with ultrawide cameras in low light, and the same goes for the Galaxy S24’s telephoto shooter.


Both of these smartphones include stereo speakers. The ones on the Galaxy S24 are noticeably louder, though. We did, generally, prefer the output from the Galaxy S24 a bit more, actually, even though the ZenFone 10 speakers are quite good too.

What the ZenFone 10 does have, and the Galaxy S24 does not, is an audio jack. This will come in handy if you’re using wired headphones still. On the Galaxy S24, you’ll have to mess around with a dongle. Both smartphones do support Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, though, for wireless audio.