ASUS Zenfone 4 Max or Huawei Y7 Prime?

Arnel Uy asks, “Which is better: Zenfone 4 Max or Huawei Y7 Prime?

In this matchup, we will be comparing two smartphones with large battery capacities under 10k. Let’s go!

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max has been around since August and is one of the community-favorites in terms of battery capacity. It has a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP(main) + 5MP(wide-angle) dual-rear cameras with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and LED flash, 8MP front camera with LED flash, and a large 5,000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.

The Huawei Y7 Prime is a new contender and arrived in the Philippines just recently (see article here). It has a 5.5-inch HD IPS In-Cell display with 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 435 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, a 12MP rear camera with PDAF and LED flash, 8MP front camera, and a 4,000mAH battery to power up the device.

Here are their detailed specs:

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max Huawei Y7 Prime
Display 5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 pixels 5.5-inch HD IPS In-Cell display @ 1280 x 720 pixels
CPU 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 505
Memory – 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – 13MP (main) + 5MP (wide-angle) dual rear cameras with EIS, PDAF, and LED flash
– 8MP front camera with LED flash
– 12MP rear camera w/ PDAF LED flash
– 8MP front camera
Battery 5,000mAh non-removable battery 4,000mAh battery
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ ZenUI Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.1

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max

+ Dual rear cameras
+ Higher rear camera resolution
+ Larger battery capacity
+ Android 7.1.1 out of the box

Huawei Y7 Prime

+ Faster LTE speed support

In terms of display, both smartphones have the same screen size and resolution which means that they can deliver almost the same viewing experience.

As for their CPU and GPU, both smartphones almost have the same configuration. The difference is the Snapdragon 435 of the Huawei Y7 Prime which can support faster LTE speeds unlike with the Snapdragon 430 of the Zenfone 4 Max. Both CPUs carry the Adreno 505 GPU and when tested in real-time, basically have the same performance. That said, the Y7 Prime has the advantage in the chipset department.

Looking at the cameras, it appears that the Zenfone 4 Max offers more camera features thanks to its dual camera setup with a wide-angle lens. Its main rear camera also has a slightly higher resolution than the Y7 Prime. Quality-wise, we can’t determine yet which one’s better until we get our hands on the Y7 Prime. For now, you can look at our sample shots for the Zenfone 4 Max here.

For the battery, the Zenfone 4 Max packs a larger capacity at 5,000mAh compared to the 4,000mAh battery of the Huawei Y7 Prime. Both smartphones can be expected to provide above-average battery life thanks to its less demanding hardware like its 720p screen resolution and power-efficient chipsets. We have not tested the battery performance of the Y7 Prime yet, but looking at their capacity, the Zenfone 4 Max has the upper hand.

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max has an SRP of Php9,995 while the Huawei Y7 Prime is priced at Php9,990 (will soon be available in TekPone stores)

Which one would you pick and why? Let us know your answers in the comments section below.

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