Asus ZenFone 3 vs Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

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Display

Size:

5.5 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 PPI
2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

Super IPS+ LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

70.52 %
75.34 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
MediaTek MT6750T

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU:

Adreno 506
Mali-T860 MP2

RAM:

4GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

64GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), ASUS Zen UI
Android (7.0 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
4130 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

16 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Laser and PDAF)
16 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 35 mm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Focal Length: 17 mm

Video recording:

Yes
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)
16 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

6.01 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69 mm)
6.01 x 2.87 x 0.35 inches (152.6 x 73 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys, Soft keys

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 28(700 APT)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 10, 2018

FCC ID value:

MSQX018D link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.54 W/kg

Body:

1.11 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.29 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.20 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2016
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