Andrei Rosario Roon asks, “Which is better: Nokia 6 or 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|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080px, 401ppi||5.5-inch HD IPS @ 1280 x 720px, 267ppi|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Adreno 505|
|Memory||– 64GB internal storage|
– 4GB RAM
|– 32GB internal storage|
– 3GB RAM
|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
|Battery||3,000mAh battery w/ fast charging support||5,000mAh battery|
|OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat w/ stock Android||Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ ZenUI|
Here are their benchmark scores
|Nokia 6 (2017)||ASUS Zenfone 4 Max|
|Geekbench 4||633 (Single-core), 2656 (Multi-core)||659 (Single-Core), 2,412 (Multi-Core)|
|Vellamo||1550 (Multicore), 1159 (Metal)||1,586 (Multicore), 1,173 (Metal)|
|PC Mark||4849 (Work 1.0)||4,895 (Work 1.0)|
|3DMark||287 (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
Table of Contents
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.
CPU AND GPU
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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