Krishna Vina Ecleo Gonato asks, “Which should I pick for a phone under 10k: Nokia 5, Vivo V5 Lite, or ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5?”
It’s a three-way battle this time! Among the 3 smartphones of different brands, who will emerge as the victor in this match? Let’s find out!
The Nokia 5 is the toned-down version of the Nokia 6 (see their specs comparison here). It has a 5.2” HD IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 2GB RAM, 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus 1.12um f/2 rear camera with dual tone flash, 8MP Auto-Focus 1.12um f/2 wide-angle front camera, and a 3000mAH battery to power up the device.
The Vivo V5 Lite, on the other hand, is the toned-down version of Vivo V5. It has a 5.5” HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, MediaTek MT6750 chipset, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, a whopping 16MP front camera with Selfie Softlight, and a 3000mAH battery.
Meanwhile, the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 is the bigger version of the Zenfone Max 3. It has a 5.5” Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB RAM, 16MP Laser Auto-Focus rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and a large 4100mAH battery with reverse charging.
Here are their detailed specs.
|Nokia 5||Vivo V5 Lite||ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5|
|Display||5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display @ 1280 x 720||5.5-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720||5.5-inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Mali-T860||Adreno 505|
|Memory||– 16GB internal storage
– 2GB RAM
|– 32GB storage
– 3GB RAM
|– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
|Camera||– 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2 rear camera with dual tone flash
– 8MP AF, 1.12um, f/2, 84 degrees wide-angle front camera
|– 13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
– 16MP front camera w/ Selfie Softlight
|– 16MP rear camera w/ Laser AF, LED flash
– 8MP front-facing camera
|Battery||3000mAh battery non-removable||3,000mAh non-removable battery||4100mAh battery with reverse charging|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||FunTouch OS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
Let us now look at each smartphone’s advantages.
+ Android 7.1.1 out of the box
+ Highest megapixels in front camera
+ Selfie Softlight
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5
+ Highest screen resolution
+ Highest megapixels in rear camera
+ Longest Battery Life
Below is a detailed comparison on each department.
+ Vivo V5 Lite and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the same and larger screen size than Nokia 5.
+ ASUS Zenfone 3 Max has the highest screen resolution among the 3.
= Nokia 5 and Vivo V5 Lite have the same screen resolution.
CPU and GPU Performance
+ Nokia 5 and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 performs slightly better than the Vivo V5 Lite.
+ Vivo V5 Lite and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 have the same internal memory and RAM and are higher than Nokia 5.
Camera (in terms of megapixels)
+ ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the highest rear camera MP value.
= Nokia 5 and Vivo 5 Lite have the same rear camera MP value.
+ Vivo 5 Lite has the highest front camera MP value.
= Nokia 5 and ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 have the same front camera MP value.
+ ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the longest battery life.
= Nokia 5 and Vivo V5 Lite have the same battery life.
+ Nokia 5 has the Android 7.1.1 OS
+ Vivo V5 Lite has its own customized OS based on Android 6.0
+ ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 has the Android 6.0 OS (*update: Its OS can be upgradable to Android 7)
All 3 smartphones have great potentials, however, only one smartphone has risen up to the top in terms of performance. ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 wins the match in terms of overall performance. The Vivo V5 Lite wins if we based it in terms of camera MP value and if the user has a knack for capturing selfies. One thing to note about camera quality is that it is not all about the Megapixels. Some The Nokia 5 falls short among the three but it is notable that it has the Nougat OS. The Nokia 5 sells for Php 9,990 (as of June 9, 2017), the Vivo V5 Lite sells for Php 9,990 (see price listing here), and the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 sells for Php 9,989 (see price listing here).