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Specs Comparison: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB) vs OPPO A83

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:

SpecificationASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1OPPO A83
Display6-inch FHD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 424ppi5.7-inch 1440 x 720, 18:9 Full Screen display, 282ppi
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-coreMediaTek MT6763T Helio P23 2.5GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 509Mali-G71 MP2
RAM3GB RAM3GB RAM
ROM32GB internal storage32GB internal storage
StoragemicroSD card slot (dedicated slot)microSD card slot (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera13MP + 5MP PDAF rear camera, LED flash13MP rear camera, LED flash
Front Camera8MP front camera, LED flash8MP front camera, screen flash w/ A.I. Beautification Technology
SIMDual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)
Connectivity4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS
Sensor-Fingerprint scanner
-Face Unlock
Face Unlock
OSPure Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)ColorOS 3.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
Battery5,000mAh battery with flash charge3,180mAh battery

Here are their benchmark scores:

 ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1OPPO A83
Antutu v7115,003~90,000
3DMark
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)
PCMark
Work 1.0
6,064 (Work 2.0)3,754 (Work 2.0)
Video Loop15 hours and 22 minutes20 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

OPPO A83

+ A.I. Beautification Technology

+ Lighter mass

+ Slimmer

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.

The main difference in their camera setups is the additional lens equipped in the ZenFone Max Pro M1’s rear shooters. Check out our sample photos here: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 and OPPO A83

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).

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


Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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2 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    This comparison is so pointless.

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