ASUS Philippines last night announced the new Zenfone lineup which consists of the Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5, and Zenfone 6. These smartphnones, like the talk-of-the-town Xiaomi Mi 3, carry decent specs for an affordable asking price. That’s why we pit the Mi 3 with its fellow 5-inch counterpart, the Zenfone 5 to know who among the two have the best bang for the buck.
The Zenfone 5 has similarities with the Mi 3 like the Corning Gorilla Glass 3-reinforced display and 2GB RAM. But in other aspects the Mi 3 proves to have better specs: There’s the faster processor, higher megapixel count, bigger internal storage, and better display. Specs alone dictates the Mi 3 to be the winner but then comes pricing. The Mi 3, though already competitively-priced at Php10,599 is way more expensive than the Zenfone which is only at Php6,495 — that’s more than Php4k of price difference right there (39% difference).
If you’re going for the most budget-friendly device with reliable specs for everyday usage then the Zenfone 5 is the obvious winner, but we’re looking for the device with the most bang for the buck and we believe it’s the Xiaomi Mi 3. This is simply because of its specs that can perform on the same level as other smartphones two or even three times its price. In conclusion, if you’re on a really tight budget the Zenfone 5 is the way to go; but if want to get the most out of your hard-earned cash, then opt for the Xiaomi Mi 3.