Nokia 6 (2017) or ASUS Zenfone 4 Max?

Andrei Rosario Roon asks, “Which is better: Nokia 6 or Zenfone 4 Max?

The Nokia 6 (2017) released last year and started the brand’s comeback in the smartphone industry. It has a 5.5″ IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 430 processor, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear camera with dual-tone flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support.

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is the company’s battery-centric smartphone that has the highest battery capacity in the Zenfone 4 series. It has a 5.5″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 430 processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, an 8MP front camera with LED flash, and 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging.

Here are their detailed specs:

Nokia 6 (2017) ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080px, 401ppi 5.5-inch HD IPS @ 1280 x 720px, 267ppi
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 505
Memory – 64GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – 16MP PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash
– 8MP front-facing camera
– 13MP + 5MP (wide-angle) PDAF dual rear cameras w/ LED flash
– 8MP front camera w/ LED flash
Battery 3,000mAh battery w/ fast charging support 5,000mAh battery
OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat w/ stock Android Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ ZenUI

Here are their benchmark scores

Nokia 6 (2017) ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
AnTuTu v6 44,326 43,967
Geekbench 4 633 (Single-core), 2656 (Multi-core) 659 (Single-Core), 2,412 (Multi-Core)
Vellamo 1550 (Multicore), 1159 (Metal) 1,586 (Multicore), 1,173 (Metal)
PC Mark 4849 (Work 1.0) 4,895 (Work 1.0)
3DMark 287 (Sling Shot Extreme) 297 (Sling Shot Extreme)

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Nokia 6 (2017)

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Larger internal storage

+ Larger RAM

+ Higher rear camera resolution

+ Fast charging

+ Stock Android

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max

+ Wide-angle lens

+ Front LED flash

+ Dedicated microSD card slot

+ Larger battery capacity

+ Reverse charging

DISPLAY

For an entry-level smartphone, the Full HD resolution of the Nokia 6 outperforms the Zenfone 4 Max that only has an HD resolution. For users who are fond of watching videos, the former is the better option since they can watch on a higher resolution with ease.

CPU AND GPU

Both devices have a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with an Adreno 505 GPU. Based on the benchmark scores that we got from both smartphones, the Nokia 6 and Zenfone 4 Max is very close but their difference is not noticeable in real-world performance. Daily tasks and navigations will not be a problem and users can even play games in light to moderate settings smoothly.

CAMERA

The Nokia 6 has a higher rear camera resolution while the Zenfone 4 Max has a wide-angle rear camera lens that gives a wider area to shoot photos with. One advantage of the latter’s front camera is its LED flash which is good for low-light shots. Users can check out our sample shots of the devices here: Nokia 6 (2017) and ASUS Zenfone 4 Max.

BATTERY

The Zenfone 4 Max is known for its large battery capacity. Aside from that, it can also reverse charge which means that it can serve as a power bank for other devices. The Nokia 6 may have a smaller battery capacity but it has a fast-charging support which the former doesn’t have. As for their performance, we’ve yet to know which has a longer battery life.

PRICE

The Nokia 6 (2017) is priced at Php10,990 (see price listing here) while the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is priced at Php9,995 (see price listing here)

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

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1 Response

  1. Patrick Caballero says:

    Can you compare 2 locally made smartphones both priced at 9.999 the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus and Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 Pro.

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