Nokia 5 or Vivo V5 Lite or Zenfone 3 Max 5.5?

Krishna Vina Ecleo Gonato asks, “Which should I pick for a phone under 10k: Nokia 5, Vivo V5 Lite, or ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5?

It’s a three-way battle this time! Among the 3 smartphones of different brands, who will emerge as the victor in this match? Let’s find out!

The Nokia 5 is the toned-down version of the Nokia 6 (see their specs comparison here). It has a 5.2” HD IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 2GB RAM, 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus 1.12um f/2 rear camera with dual tone flash, 8MP Auto-Focus 1.12um f/2 wide-angle front camera, and a 3000mAH battery to power up the device.

The Vivo V5 Lite, on the other hand, is the toned-down version of Vivo V5. It has a 5.5” HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, MediaTek MT6750 chipset, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, a whopping 16MP front camera with Selfie Softlight, and a 3000mAH battery.

Meanwhile, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 is the bigger version of the Zenfone Max 3. It has a 5.5” Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB RAM, 16MP Laser Auto-Focus rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and a large 4100mAH battery with reverse charging.

Here are their detailed specs.

Nokia 5 Vivo V5 Lite ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5
Display 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display @ 1280 x 720 5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-T860 Adreno 505
Memory – 16GB internal storage
– 2GB RAM
– 32GB storage
– 3GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2 rear camera with dual tone flash
– 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, 84 degrees wide-angle front camera
– 13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
– 16MP front camera w/ Selfie Softlight
– 16MP rear camera w/ Laser AF, LED flash
– 8MP front-facing camera
Battery 3000mAh battery non-removable 3,000mAh non-removable battery 4100mAh battery with reverse charging
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat FunTouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Let us now look at each smartphone’s advantages.

Nokia 5

Android 7.1.1 out of the box

Vivo V5

Highest megapixels in front camera

+ Selfie Softlight

ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5

+ Highest screen resolution

+ Highest megapixels in rear camera

+ Longest Battery Life

 

Below is a detailed comparison on each department.

Display

Vivo V5 Lite and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the same and larger screen size than Nokia 5.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Max has the highest screen resolution among the 3.

= Nokia 5 and Vivo V5 Lite have the same screen resolution.

CPU and GPU Performance

+ Nokia 5 and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 performs slightly better than the Vivo V5 Lite.

Memory

Vivo V5 Lite and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 have the same internal memory and RAM and are higher than Nokia 5.

Camera (in terms of megapixels)

+ ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the highest rear camera MP value.

Nokia 5 and Vivo 5 Lite have the same rear camera MP value.

+ Vivo 5 Lite has the highest front camera MP value.

Nokia 5 and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 have the same front camera MP value.

Battery 

+ ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the longest battery life.

Nokia 5 and Vivo V5 Lite have the same battery life.

OS

Nokia 5 has the Android 7.1.1 OS

Vivo V5 Lite has its own customized OS based on Android 6.0

ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the Android 6.0 OS (*update: Its OS can be upgradable to Android 7)

All 3 smartphones have great potentials, however, only one smartphone has risen up to the top in terms of performance. ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 wins the match in terms of overall performance. The Vivo V5 Lite wins if we based it in terms of camera MP value and if the user has a knack for capturing selfies. One thing to note about camera quality is that it is not all about the Megapixels. Some The Nokia 5 falls short among the three but it is notable that it has the Nougat OS. The Nokia 5 sells for Php 9,990 (as of June 9, 2017), the Vivo V5 Lite sells for Php 9,990 (see price listing here), and the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 sells for Php 9,989 (see price listing here).

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