ASUS Zenfone 4 Max 5.5 vs ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max (ZE554KL) has just been recently released and we are about to see what is the difference of this smartphone to the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5.

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max has a 5.5 HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, it has a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, a 13MP Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) Electronic image stabilization dual rear-cameras with Softlight flash, 8MP front camera with Softlight flash, and a whopping 5000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.

The ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has been released last year, it has a 5.5” Full HD IPS display, a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 16MP rear camera w/ Laser Auto-Focus with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and a 4100mAh battery powering up the smartphone.

Here are the detailed specs for both smartphones.

Zenfone 4 Max 5.5Zenfone 3 Max 5.5
- 5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution
- 2.5D glass
-5.5-inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
-2.5D contoured
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core
Adreno 505Adreno 505
13MP f/2.0 dual rear camera (main + 120° ) PDAF, Electronic Image Stabilization w/ Softlight Flash
16MP rear camera w/ Laser AF, LED flash
8MP f/2.2 front camera w/ Softlight Flash8MP front-facing camera
Dual-sim card slot (4g + 3g)Dual SIM
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR
5000mAh non-removable battery4100mAh battery with reverse charging
Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow

Here are their advantages from each other:

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max (ZE554KL)

+ Dual rear cameras

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+ Larger battery

+ Android 7.1.1 out of the box

ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5

+ Better screen resolution

+ Higher Megapixel value of the rear camera.

As we can see, both smartphones have the same CPU, GPU which means that both will have an almost identical performance. However, not all performances are reliant to just the CPU and GPU. Even though the Zenfone 4 Max only has a 720p resolution and the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5, if we check its overall battery life, it can easily surpass the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5’s battery life especially it has a 5000mAh battery and an Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS which provides more battery optimization. For its cameras, the Zenfone 4 Max has a dual 13MP rear camera (main + 120° wide-angle).

Even though the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has a higher rear camera resolution, the quality of photos will not always on megapixel count. ASUS did a good job in upgrading their cameras by adding a wide-angle rear camera on the Zenfone 4 Max. If we could measure both phones’ overall performance, if you are a screen resolution-type of a person, you can still choose the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5. However, if you are for a much better battery life and dual rear cameras, then we suggest that you go for the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max.

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is priced at Php9,995, while the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 is at Php8,594.10 (see price listing here).

If you were to be asked, which smartphone would you would you prefer?

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.

2 Responses

  1. Nate says:

    The camera of the 4 max is not both 13 megapixel shpoter one is 13 and the wide angle lens has only 5 megapixel and has only one led flash while the 3 max has 16 megapixel dual led flash and laser auto focus. :)

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