Asus has released its Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Max in August 2016, alongside the ZenFone 3 Ultra, but today we will talk about the first two devices and compare their specs, to see which one is more advantageous to buy.
The Asus Zenfone 3 measures 152.6×77.4×7.7mm and weights 155 grams. It has a premium aluminum frame body and the front and back are covered with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. On the other hand, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max is thicker and lighter, as it measures 149.5×73.7×8.6mm and weights 148 grams, but its body is made entirely of metal, it has curved edges and two subtle horizontal lines on the back.
The Asus Zenfone 3 has a super IPS+ display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi. On the other hand, the Zenfone 3 Max has a smaller IPS display of 5.2-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 282 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Asus Zenfone 3 features a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, an Adreno 506 graphics card and 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes with a Mediatek MT6737M chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.25GHz, a Mali-T720MP2 graphics card and 2GB or 3GB of RAM.
The Asus Zenfone 3 has been released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB which you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card. The Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB, but they’re also expandable.
The Asus Zenfone 3 sports a primary camera of 16MP that features dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, touch focus, face detection and a secondary camera of 8MP. The Zenfone 3 Max has a weaker primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, autofocus, panorama, face detection, touch focus, geo-tagging, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Asus Zenfone 3 is powered by a non-removable battery of 3000 mAh which is weaker than the 4130 mAh non-removable battery that’s found on the Asus Zenfone 3 Max.
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