Specs Comparison: Huawei Nova 2 Lite vs ASUS Zenfone Max M1
Two newly released smartphones have appeared in the arena and are put side-by-side to see which one has the upper-hand in each key aspect. Let’s begin!
The Huawei Nova 2 Lite was just announced this month. It has a 5.99″ 18:9 HD+ display with 1440 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 430 processor, a 3GB RAM, a 32GB internal storage, a 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, an 8MP front camera with soft-light LED flash, and a 3,000mAh battery.
The ASUS Zenfone Max M1 was silently launched by the company back in MWC 2018. It has a 5.5″ 18:9 HD+ display with 1440 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 425/430 processor, a 2GB/3GB RAM, a 16GB/32GB internal storage, a 13MP + 8MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, an 8MP front camera with soft-light LED flash, and a 4,000mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Huawei Nova 2 Lite||ASUS Zenfone Max M1|
|5.99-inch 18:9 HD+ IPS display @ 1440 x 720px||5.5-inch 18:9 HD+ IPS display @ 1440 x 720px|
|2.5D curved glass||2.5D glass|
|1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/430|
|Adreno 505||Adreno 308/505|
|3GB RAM||2GB/3GB RAM|
|32GB internal storage||16GB/32GB|
|microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)||expandable up to 256GB via microSD (dedicated slot)|
|13MP + 2MP rear cameras w/ LED flash||Dual 13MP f/2.0 aperture + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle rear cameras w/ LED flash|
|8MP f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree field of view front camera w/ soft light LED flash||8MP front camera w/ softlight LED flash|
|Dual-SIM||Dual SIM (Dual standby)|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint scanner|
|Face Unlock||Face recognition|
|Android 8.0 Oreo w/ EMUI 8||Android 8.0 Oreo w/ ASUS ZenUI 5.0|
|3,000mAh battery||4,000mAh battery|
|158.3 x 76.7 x 7.8 mm||147.3 x 70.9 x 8.7 mm|
|155 g||150 g|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Huawei Nova 2 Lite
+ Larger screen size
+ Bluetooth 4.2
ASUS Zenfone Max M1
+ Higher secondary rear camera resolution
+ Larger battery Capacity
First and foremost, both devices are nearly identical to each other in terms of specs with some minor differences from each other.
Both devices almost have the same display specs except for one. In terms of viewing quality, users will enjoy watching and streaming videos in Nova 2 Lite’s screen due to its larger screen size.
If we only consider the Snapdragon 430 CPU and Adreno 505 GPU variant of the Max M1, we can safely say that its CPU performance and gaming potential are almost at par with the Nova 2 Lite since it also carries the same processor and GPU.
Both devices have the same dual rear camera and single front camera setups. One main difference is that the Max M1 has a higher secondary rear camera resolution with a wide-angle lens. Our sample shots from both devices will be released in the coming days.
If there is one main difference between the devices, that would be their battery capacities. The Max M1 has a larger capacity compared with the Nova 2 Lite. Based on an educational assessment, the latter will most likely have a better battery life compared with the former due to its smaller screen size.
With the devices having an almost the same specs, it all boils down to the pricing battle. Right now there are no official prices of both smartphones so we’ll have to wait for it.
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