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Specs Comparison: Acer Liquid Zest Plus VS ASUS Zenfone Max

Acer’s budget smartphone, the Liquid Zest Plus, is now available in the Philippines. For under Php8K, you’ll get a smartphone with a 5.5-inch HD display, quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, and a large 5,000mAh battery. We can’t help but compare it to another smartphone with similar specs, the ASUS Zenfone Max. Check out our quick comparison below to see which one is better on paper.

Acer Liquid Zest PlusASUS Zenfone Max
5.5-inch HD IPS display, 267ppi5.5-inch HD IPS display, 267ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 quad-core CPU1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core CPU
Mali-T720MP2 GPUAdreno 306 GPU
16GB internal storage16GB internal storage
microSD cart supportmicroSD card support
13MP rear camera w/ Laser & Phase-Detect AF, LED flash13MP rear camera w/ Laser AF, LED flash
5MP front camera5MP front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
DTS HD Audio
Android 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
5,000mAh battery5,000mAh battery
154.3 x 77.4 x 9.8mm156 x 77.5 x 10.6 mm
175g202 g

Summary of advantages

Acer Liquid Zest Plus:
• Laser and Phase-Detect AF
• DTS HD Audio
• Slimmer and lighter

ASUS Zenfone Max:
• Gorilla Glass 4

Looking at the summary above, it looks like the Acer Liquid Zest Plus has more advantages over the ASUS Zenfone Max. When it comes to camera, it has PDAF in addition to Laser AF, as oppesed to the Max that has only Laser AF. In addition, it also has DTS HD Audio and a slimmer and lighter build.

The Zenfone Max, on the other hand, has Gorilla Glass 4 which is a good advantage as users want to have good glass protection on their device. However, it looks like it’s the only big pro the Max has over the Zest Plus.

As for the price, both are similarly priced with the Zest Plus going for Php7,990, while the Zenfone Max is at Php7,995. When it comes to design, both have merits, but users will decide which one they prefer best.

How about you? If you’re going to choose, would it be the Acer Liquid Zest Plus or the ASUS Zenfone Max. Let us know in the comments below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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8 Responses

  1. BlueJade says:

    Asus bakit, ung Zenfone 3 Max lang ba ang binibili ng mga tao sa Z3 line nyo? Nilalangaw ba ung overpriced Z3s nyo? :)

  2. el gato says:

    boss, hindi ba android lollipop yung first gen Asus Zenfone Max?
    may Marshmallow OTA update ba ito?

    for a sub8000php device today, i am torn between the first gen Asus Zenfone Max and the Acer Iconia Talk S A1-734-K59K Tablet (marshmallow)

  3. XY says:

    The Loser?? Zenfone 3 MAX!!!

  4. Jill Montero says:

    I don’t know what to choose from these two phones. Help me to choose please! I will buy a phone next week.

  5. Joel says:

    I have zenfone 3 max,it has 3g ram 32g internal memory to compare with acer 2g ram and 16g internal.Good quality of earphone and charging cable..

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