Two smartphones at the same price range are going head-to-head today, as requested by many readers. Which one will come on top, The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB) or the OPPO A83? Let’s begin!
TheASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB) is one of the most anticipated mid-range smartphones this year and at the same time, the rival of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. It sports a 6-inch display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 636 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP + 5MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera, 5,000mAh battery with flash charge.
The OPPO A83 was released last year and is one of the top contenders for the mid-range segment. It has a 5.7-inch display with a 1440 x 720 resolution, Helio P23 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, 3,180mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specification||ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1||OPPO A83|
|Display||6-inch FHD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 424ppi||5.7-inch 1440 x 720, 18:9 Full Screen display, 282ppi|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core||MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23 2.5GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 509||Mali-G71 MP2|
|RAM||3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|ROM||32GB internal storage||32GB internal storage|
|Storage||microSD card slot (dedicated slot)||microSD card slot (dedicated slot)|
|Rear Camera||13MP + 5MP PDAF rear camera, LED flash||13MP rear camera, LED flash|
|Front Camera||8MP front camera, LED flash||8MP front camera, screen flash w/ A.I. Beautification Technology|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS||GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS|
|OS||Pure Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)||ColorOS 3.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)|
|Battery||5,000mAh battery with flash charge||3,180mAh battery|
Here are their benchmark scores:
|ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1||OPPO A83|
SSE - OpenGL 3.1
|-928 (SSE – OpenGL ES 3.1) |
-756 (SSE – Vulkan)
|-70 (Sling Shot Extreme – OpenGL ES 3.1)
-416 (Sling Shot Extreme -Vulkan)
|6,064 (Work 2.0)||3,754 (Work 2.0)|
|Video Loop||15 hours and 22 minutes||20 hours and 16 minutes|
Here are their advantages:
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB)
+ Larger screen size
+ Higher screen resolution
+ Higher PPI
+ Better performing CPU
+ Better performing GPU
+ fingerprint scanner
+ Pure Android
+ Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box
+ Larger battery capacity
+ Flash charge
+ Longer lasting battery life
+ A.I. Beautification Technology
+ Lighter mass
This may be an overkill for some but let’s discuss each key aspects first before finally deciding which one wins, shall we?
It is apparent that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 wins in terms of display. The OPPO A83 didn’t have a bad configuration since this is the usual setup in this price range but the larger screen size and higher resolution of the Max Pro M1 has the A83 beat.
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 carries the latest Snapdragon 636 processor while the OPPO A83 is equipped with the Helio P23. Checking out the benchmark scores (seen above), the difference is significant. Users who want a better performing CPU and gaming experience, can put their money on ASUS’ battery king.
We all know that the main feat of the ASUS ZenFone Max series is their large battery capacities. The Max Pro M1 carries a larger battery capacity and lasts longer than the OPPO A83. Flash charge is also an advantage here but not so much since both of them yield the same charging time.
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB) is priced at Php9,995 (see listing here) while the OPPO A83 is priced at Php9,990. In this comparison, it is a landslide win for the Max Pro M1 due to the device’s dominance in the majority of the key aspects. The OPPO A83 is still a good choice if the consumer isn’t much of an online shopper (Max Pro M1 3GB is exclusive only in Lazada).
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