ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite or OPPO A71?

Jhetrho Sauler Sabatin asks, “Which is better: Zenfone Selfie lite or OPPO A71?

Two smartphones under 10k will be battling it out today to see which one will come out on top. Let’s begin!

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite is the latest addition to the newest Zenfone 4 series that was recently released on the market this year It has a 5.5″ IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 425 processor, a 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, a 13MP front camera with soft-light LED flash, and 3,000mAh battery.

The OPPO A71 is marketed by the company as a smartphone with “speedy operation”. It has a 5.2″ IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6750 processor, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite OPPO A71
Display 5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution 5.2-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
CPU Qualcomm 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 MediaTek 1.5GHz MT6750
GPU Adreno 308 Mali-T860
Memory – 16GB internal storage
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – 13MP PixelMaster rear camera with LED Flash
– 13MP PixelMaster front camera with soft light LED Flash
– 13MP f/2.2 rear camera with LED flash
– 5MP f/2.4 front camera
Battery 3000mAh battery 3000mAh battery
OS Android 7 Nougat (ASUS ZenUI 4.0) Android 7.1 Nougat (ColorOS 3.1)

Here are their benchmark scores:

ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite OPPO A71
Antutu 36,689 42,751
GeekBench 684 (Single-Core), 1,890 (Multi-Core) 661 (Single-Core), 2,652 (Multi-Core)
PCMark 4,648 (Work 1.0) 3,596 (Work 1.0)
Battery 13 Hours and 27 Minutes 12 Hours and 51 Minutes

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

+ Larger screen size

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ Slightly longer battery life

+ Fingerprint scanner

OPPO A71

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ Larger RAM

DISPLAY

Looking at their displays, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite has a slight advantage with its 5.5-inch screen size as compared to the A71’s 5.2-inch. Both have the same screen resolution and display type which makes them even but if we check out which one has a better viewing experience, we can safely say that its the former due to its wider screen.

CPU AND GPU

Moving to their CPUs and GPUs, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite carries a Snapdragon 425 processor and an Adreno 308 GPU. To be honest, this is a bit underwhelming, especially for its price range. The OPPO A71, on the other hand, is equipped with a MediaTek MT6750 processor with a Mali-T860 GPU. Looking at their benchmark scores, we can clearly see which one is better performing between the two. As for Gaming performance, it is apparent that the latter is the better performing smartphone. In addition to that, the A71 also has more RAM which is always good since it helps in multitasking of applications and operating apps that require a large memory.

CAMERA

Now, let’s go to the camera department. The Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite is a little brother to the Zenfone 4 Selfie which is known for its front camera’s capabilities. It also has a higher front camera resolution compared to the A71. As far as our sample shots go, it didn’t disappoint. (Check out our sample shots from the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite). For the A71, you can check out our sample shots from the smartphone here.

BATTERY

In terms of battery life, both smartphones carry 3,000mAh. When we put them in our video loop test, we reached a very close fight between the two. The Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite lasted for 13Hours and 27Minutes while the A71 lasted for 12 Hours and 51Minutes. Both have good battery life so users who will want to prioritize battery life can choose either of these devices.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

For overall performance, it is apparent that the OPPO A71 has the upper hand in this due to its better performing CPU and GPU. For viewing experience, however, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite holds the trophy because of its larger screen size. Do note that the A71 does not have a fingerprint scanner so users who are accustomed to the feature will be a bit disappointed.

PRICE

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite is priced at Php7,995 (see price listing here) while the OPPO A71 is priced at Php8,990 (see price listing here)

Which smartphone under 10k would you pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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