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Andrew Kim Vincent asks, “Which is better: Huawei Y7 Prime or ASUS Zenfone 4 Max?“
In this match, we will check out two smartphones with batteries as the main asset. Let’s start!
The Huawei Y7 Prime has been available in Hong Kong since June 2017. It has a 5.5″ HD IPS In-Cell display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 435 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, a 12MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery.
The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is the company’s frontline smartphone in terms of battery capacity. It has a5.5″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP + MP (Main + Wide-Angle) rear cameras with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), Phase-Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), and LED flash, 8MP front camera with LED flash, and 4,000mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs.
|Huawei Y7 Prime||ASUS Zenfone 4 Max|
|Display||5.5-inch HD IPS In-Cell display @ 1280 x 720 pixels||5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 pixels|
|CPU||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Adreno 505|
|Memory||– 32GB internal storage|
– 3GB RAM
|– 32GB internal storage|
– 3GB RAM
|Camera||– 12MP rear camera w/ LED flash|
– 8MP front camera
|– 13MP + 5MP (Main+Wide-angle) rear cameras EIS, PDAF, LED Flash|
– 8MP front camera w/ LED flash
|Battery||4,000mAh battery||5,000mAh non-removable battery|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.1||Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ ZenUI|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Huawei Y7 Prime
+ Faster LTE support
ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
+ Dual rear cameras
+ Wide-Angle lens
+ Front LED flash
+ Larger battery capacity
+ Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box
They basically have the same specs in this department. For a battery-centric smartphone, both have done a good job since 1280 x 720 screens consume less power allowing the devices to be more power efficient. As for viewing experience, users will still have a decent one even though it is not the usual 1920 x 1080 resolution.
CPU AND GPU
Both smartphones almost have the same architecture on their chipsets. The difference between the Snapdragon 435 and 430 is in LTE speeds but, other than that, the performance speed is practically the same for both. Their gaming capabilities are also the same since they both have the Adreno 505 GPU which gives smooth performances when playing light to moderate graphics games.
In the camera department, the Zenfone 4 Max has the upper hand in terms of specs with its dual rear camera setup with a wide-angle lens and front camera LED flash. We do not have sample photos of the Y7 Prime so we cannot compare them directly, however, we do have sample shots from the Zenfone 4 Max here. We do not doubt the Y7 Prime’s photo quality though since Huawei is known to equip their devices with good camera tech.
For their battery capacities, the Zenfone 4 Max has the upper hand with its 5,000mAh battery compared to the Y7 Prime’s 4,000mAh one. We cannot test the latter’s battery performance since we do not have a unit on hand but we have done tests on the former and it did not disappoint. On our video loop test for the Zenfone 4 Max, the smartphone lasted for 16 Hours and 30 Minutes. The Y7 Prime’s battery life shouldn’t be that far from what we got on the other device but we can safely assume it will be shorter.
In terms of overall performance, either one of the devices is a good choice since they basically have the same speed and performance. Users can have a decent viewing experience and enjoy day-to-day tasks with ease. In my personal opinion, both smartphones are a win-win when you want to have a power efficient device.
Which one of these smartphones would you choose? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.