Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W vs. Raspberry Pi Zero W - Comparison

On October 28, 2021, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released their most awaited hardware, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, which boasts a 1GHz CPU and claims to be 5 times faster than the Raspberry Pi Zero.

Even though the hardware is comparable, there are differences between the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and the Raspberry Pi Zero W. With its outstanding speed and performance power when compared to prior models, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W has become a must-have item for all techies and builders.

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2W appears to be excellent at first glance, but many people are still puzzled about the difference between the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and the Raspberry Pi Zero W

Without further ado, let’s jump right into the feature comparison between the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and Raspberry Pi Zero. 

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

Specifications

Raspberry Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

SoC/SiP

Broadcom BCM2835

Raspberry Pi RP3A0 with Broadcom BCM2710A1

GPU

VideoCore IV

VideoCore IV

CPU

Single-core Arm11 @ 1 GHz

Quad-core Cortex-A53 @ 1 GHz (overclockable to 1.2 GHz)

Memory

512MB DDR2 PoP

512MB DDR2 wire-bond

Storage

MicroSD card

MicroSD card

Video & Audio Output

Mini HDMI

Mini HDMI

Camera

MIPI CSI-2 camera connector

MIPI CSI-2 camera connector

Video

Decoding - H.264 and MPEG-4 up to 1080p30

Decoding - H.264 and MPEG-4 up to 1080p30

Encoding - H.264 up to 1080p30

Encoding - H.264 up to 1080p30

Wireless

802.11 b/g/n WiFi 4, Bluetooth 4.1 LE with PCB antenna

802.11 b/g/n WiFi 4, Bluetooth 4.2 LE with PCB antenna

USB

Micro USB OTG port

Micro USB OTG port

Expansion

40-pin GPIO header

40-pin GPIO header

Power Supply

5V/1.2A

5V/2.5A

Dimensions

65 x 30 x 13 mm

65 x 30 x 13 mm

Recommended operating system

Raspberry Pi OS

Raspberry Pi OS

 

 If we look at the entire data sheet for the Raspberry Pi 2 W, it appears to be a good deal for the IT community. The one disadvantage we perceive is that the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is somewhat more expensive than the Raspberry Pi Zero W, but the improvements in processing speed, performance, and quad-core CPU, as well as the 6-year price difference, outweigh the price difference.

Please let us know if you enjoy any other unique features of the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W in the comments section below.

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