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Nokia 6 (2017) or ASUS Zenfone 4 Max?

Andrei Rosario Roon asks, “Which is better: Nokia 6 or Zenfone 4 Max?

Nokia 6 Vs Zenfone 4 | Nokia 6 (2017) Or Asus Zenfone 4 Max?

The Nokia 6 (2017) released last year and started the brand’s comeback in the smartphone industry. It has a 5.5″ IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 430 processor, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear camera with dual-tone flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support.

The ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is the company’s battery-centric smartphone that has the highest battery capacity in the Zenfone 4 series. It has a 5.5″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, Snapdragon 430 processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, an 8MP front camera with LED flash, and 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging.

Here are their detailed specs:

 Nokia 6 (2017)ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
Display5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080px, 401ppi5.5-inch HD IPS @ 1280 x 720px, 267ppi
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 505Adreno 505
Memory– 64GB internal storage
– 32GB internal storage
Camera– 16MP PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash
– 8MP front-facing camera
– 13MP + 5MP (wide-angle) PDAF dual rear cameras w/ LED flash
– 8MP front camera w/ LED flash
Battery3,000mAh battery w/ fast charging support5,000mAh battery
OSAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat w/ stock AndroidAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat w/ ZenUI

Here are their benchmark scores

 Nokia 6 (2017)ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
AnTuTu v644,32643,967
Geekbench 4633 (Single-core), 2656 (Multi-core)659 (Single-Core), 2,412 (Multi-Core)
Vellamo1550 (Multicore), 1159 (Metal)1,586 (Multicore), 1,173 (Metal)
PC Mark4849 (Work 1.0)4,895 (Work 1.0)
3DMark287 (Sling Shot Extreme)297 (Sling Shot Extreme)

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Nokia 6 (2017)

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Larger internal storage

+ Larger RAM

+ Higher rear camera resolution

+ Fast charging

+ Stock Android

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max

+ Wide-angle lens

+ Front LED flash

+ Dedicated microSD card slot

+ Larger battery capacity

+ Reverse charging


For an entry-level smartphone, the Full HD resolution of the Nokia 6 outperforms the Zenfone 4 Max that only has an HD resolution. For users who are fond of watching videos, the former is the better option since they can watch on a higher resolution with ease.


Both devices have a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with an Adreno 505 GPU. Based on the benchmark scores that we got from both smartphones, the Nokia 6 and Zenfone 4 Max is very close but their difference is not noticeable in real-world performance. Daily tasks and navigations will not be a problem and users can even play games in light to moderate settings smoothly.


The Nokia 6 has a higher rear camera resolution while the Zenfone 4 Max has a wide-angle rear camera lens that gives a wider area to shoot photos with. One advantage of the latter’s front camera is its LED flash which is good for low-light shots. Users can check out our sample shots of the devices here: Nokia 6 (2017) and ASUS Zenfone 4 Max.


The Zenfone 4 Max is known for its large battery capacity. Aside from that, it can also reverse charge which means that it can serve as a power bank for other devices. The Nokia 6 may have a smaller battery capacity but it has a fast-charging support which the former doesn’t have. As for their performance, we’ve yet to know which has a longer battery life.


The Nokia 6 (2017) is priced at Php10,990 (see price listing here) while the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is priced at Php9,995 (see price listing here)

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. Can you compare 2 locally made smartphones both priced at 9.999 the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Plus and Cloudfone Excite Prime 2 Pro.

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