ASUS Zenfone Max Plus or Vivo V7?

Mac’z Marababon asks, “Which is better: ASUS Zenfone Max Plus or Vivo V7?

Two smartphones with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio are put side-by-side to see which one is the better one in certain key aspects. Let’s start!

The ASUS Zenfone Max Plus is the company’s latest smartphone with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. It has a 5.7″ IPS display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, MediaTek MT6750T, 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP + 8MP rear cameras with LED flash, 8MP front camera with screen flash, and 4,130mAh battery.

The Vivo V7 is the toned-down variant of the V7+. It has a 5.7″ IPS display with 1440 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 450, 32GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear camera with LED flash, a 24MP front camera with moonlight glow, and 3,000mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus Vivo V7
Display 5.7-inch 18:9 IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px 5.7-inch 18:9 IPS display @ 1440 × 720px
CPU 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T Octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core
GPU Mali-T860 MP2 Adreno 506
Memory – 32GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
 -32GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
Camera -Dual 16MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.4 wide-angle AF rear cameras w/ LED flash
-8MP front camera w/ screen flash, Face Unlock
-16MP f2.0 rear camera w/ LED flash
-24MP f/2.0 front camera w/ Moonlight Glow
Battery 4,130mAh battery 3,000mAh battery
OS Android 7.0 Nougat (ASUS ZenUI 4.0) Android 7.1.2 Nougat (Funtouch OS 3.2)

Here are their benchmark scores:

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus Vivo V7
AnTuTu 42,201 54,912
GeekBench 655 (Single-Core), 2,600 (Multi-Core) 775 (Single-Core), 3,966 (Multi-Core)
AndroBench 270.39 MB/s (Read), 73.07 MB/s (Write) 280.5 MB/s (Read), 147.94 MB/s (Write)
Playback 9 hours and 45 minutes 13 hours and 9 minutes

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus 

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Wide-angle secondary camera lens

+ Dedicated microSD card slot

Vivo V7

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ Longer battery life

+ Android 7.1.2 out-of-the-box

DISPLAY

There isn’t that much difference except for their screen resolutions. The Max Plus has the upper-hand in this one since it has a higher one which gives a better viewing experience for users who are fond of watching videos.

CPU AND GPU

The Max Plus has a MediaTek 6750T processor while the V7 has a Snapdragon 425. In terms of architecture, the former is more optimized and power efficient than the latter. Upon testing both devices in the AnTuTu benchmark test, the scores show that the latter has a  better performing CPU.

For gaming potential, the Adreno 506 GPU of the V7 is better performing than the Mali-6750T of the Max Plus.

CAMERA

The Max Plus has a dual rear camera set-up with a wide-angle lens while the V7 only has a single one. As for the front camera, the former has 8MP while the latter has a 24MP one. We have taken sample photos of both devices that users can look into. (ASUS Zenfone Max Plus and Vivo V7)

Note that both devices have a Face unlock feature despite the large difference in front camera resolution.

BATTERY

Despite the Max Plus being dubbed as a “Battery King”, it only lasted for 9 hours and 45 minutes in our video loop test. The V7 lasted for 13 hours and 9 minutes making it the better pick when choosing a long long-lasting smartphone.

PRICE

The ASUS Zenfone Max Plus is priced at Php11,995 while the Vivo V7 is priced at Php12,990.

In terms of viewing experience, the Max Plus is the better pick. However, if users are looking for a device that has a better CPU and GPU performance with a long-lasting battery life, the V7 is the right choice.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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3 Responses

  1. Danielle says:

    Hi just want to clarify why does v7 gets longer lasting battery when it’s only 3000mah vs max plus that has 4139mah?

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