OPPO A71 (2018) or ASUS Zenfone 4 Max?

Jomari Montallana asks, “Which is better: OPPO A71 (2018) or ASUS Zenfone 4 Max?

The OPPO A71 (2018) is the company’s reboot of its 2017 device that carries some major improvements. It has a 5.2″ TFT display with 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 450 processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is the company’s battery-centric smartphone from last year. It has a 5.5″ IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 430 processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front camera, and a 5,000mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

OPPO A71 (2018) ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
Display 5.2-inch HD TFT display @ 1280 x 720px 5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720px
CPU 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core
GPU Andreno 506 Adreno 505
Memory – 16GB internal storage
– 2GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – 13MP f/2.2 rear camera
– 5MP f/2.4 front camera
– 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras
– 8MP front camera
Battery 3,000mAh battery 5,000mAh non-removable battery
OS Android 7.1 Nougat (ColorOS 3.2) Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ ZenUI

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

OPPO A71 (2018)

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ A.I. Beautification Technology

+ Bluetooth 4.2

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max

+ Larger Screen Size

+ IPS display

+ Larger RAM

+ Larger internal storage

+ Larger battery capacity

+ Higher front camera resolution

DISPLAY

The Zenfone 4 Max has a larger, IPS display, making it the more viable pick for users who are fond of watching videos. An IPS display has better color accuracy and viewing angles than a TFT display, which the A71 has.

CPU AND GPU

Based on the processor architecture and clock speed of the CPUs, the Snapdragon 450 of the A71 2018 is better performing, more optimized, and more battery efficient than the Snapdragon 430 of the Zenfone 4 Max.

The A71 2018 is equipped with an Adreno 506 GPU while the Zenfone 4 Max has an Adreno 505. Based on the benchmark scores that we have from different smartphones with the same GPU, the former wins in this aspect. Users who are fond of playing moderate to heavy graphics games should go for the A71.

CAMERA

The Zenfone 4 Max has a higher front camera resolution than the A71 2018. The latter has A.I. beautification technology equipped, so it should be a close fight in the beautification department. We have sample shots from both devices that users can check out here: OPPO A71 2018 and ASUS Zenfone 4 Max

BATTERY

The A71 2018 has a 3,000mAh battery, while the Zenfone 4 Max has a 5,000mAh one. It is clear who has the upper-hand in terms of battery capacity, but actual performance depends on other factors like the display, processor architecture, and operating system. It is not yet clear who wins in this aspect, but we will be updating this article as soon as we release our review of the A71.

PRICE

The OPPO A71 2018 is priced at Php7,990 while the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is priced at Php9,995.

For overall performance, the A71 2018 should’ve been the right pick but given that it only has 2GB of RAM. Given this fact, users may want to double think about choosing this smartphone. As for viewing experience and battery capacity, they can choose the Zenfone 4 Max.

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