Sub P11K pricetag phone-off incoming!
True to the trend of 2016 up to today, both phones are clad in metal in the case of our phone-off.
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Button placements are much the same together with camera placements and sensors for either sides of both phones. It’s the same fingerprint scanner placement mounted at the rear underneath the main camera and non-back-lit navigation keys at the front chin.
Some key differences will come in the form of the protruding rear camera for the Zero 4 compared to the flushed version on the Max.
This will come down to user preference so go ahead and write down which one won it for you in the comments section below.
It’s an all IPS LCD battle with 5.5 inch at 1080p display for both our contenders.
In terms of color accuracy, both are at par with one another. When it comes to overall quality, the same display on the Max seemed tinted comparing.
This tests better under direct sunlight where the Zero 4 showed more details over the Max.
The Zero 4 takes this ever so slightly.
Both contenders will be sporting 16MP rear snappers with laser autofocus sensors for your point-and-shoot photography.
For daylight shooting, the Zenfone 3 5.5 aimed for sharper output over the Zero 4 that could not make heads or tails of what to focus on.
Indoor shooting revealed the Zenfone 3 5.5 focuses of color vibrancy over the softer version on the Zero 4.
The Zero 4 focused on minimizing noise in exchange for detail handling while the Zenfone 3 Max had grains starting to creep into the frame.
The LED flash gave the Zero 4 a brighter output while Zenfone 3 5.5 made our stuffed toy stand out with sharper details.
Both can record videos up to 1080p @ 30fps, where the Zero 4 brandishes Optical Image Stabilization in tow.
Set at FHD @ 30fps. The Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 resulted in sharper shots compared to the more fluid playback on the Zero 4 with overexposure in the mix.
The 8MP selfie shooter of the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 was on point in colors and exposure but lacks clarity. While the Zero 4 was sharper on the take but overexposed.
This could have been a tight battle if not for the Zero 4’s lack of subject focusing.
Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 will take this one.
The Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 was released last year but carries the power-efficient Snapdragon 430 quad-core CPU, in contrast to the Mediatek 6753 octa-core CPU built inside the Zero 4. Both are paired with 3GB of RAM.
Both phones are based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow underneath different flavors like the XOS for the Zero 4 and ZenUI for the Max complete with bloatware and some skins into the fray.
Antutu Benchmark granted the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 44,425 points over the 40369 points for the Zero 4.
The results continued to translate in real-world application when we played Real Racing 3 and Gangstar Vegas 4. It was a much better experience with the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 that provided higher frame rates, comparing.
Fingerprint speed and accuracy went in favor to the Zero 4 performing better overall.
The Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 is a much dependable daily driver making it the winner this round.
The Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 carries a 4100mAh battery pack while the Zero 4 packs in a 3100mAh of juice.
Both lasted at 4hours of screen-on-time where the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 pulled ahead on standby time with 4 more hours over the 25hours for the Zero 4.
Charging the smaller battery, of course, required only an hour and 30mins while the larger pack took almost 3 hours to fill.
Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 wins this one by sheer endurance.
For speaker quality, the difference in volume intensity was easily heard when cranked up to the highest setting. The Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 kept audio quality in check while the Zero 4 blasted what it could with a touch of quality compensation in tow.
We’re giving this one a tie
Pricing and Verdict
The Infinix Zero 4 is unofficially available in the gray market at P10,990 or $220 USD compared to the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 at P5 more..
What do you think of our phone-off this round? Let us know at the comments section below.
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Infinix Zero 4 vs Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 Full Specs, Official PH Price, Release Date in the Philippines
|SPECS, PH Price||Infinix Zero 4||ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.5|
|Display||5.5-inch 1080p FHD IPS LCD, 401ppi||5.5-inch 1080p Full HD, 401pi|
|Size||7.8mm thick, 168g weight||8.3mm thick, 175g weight|
|Design||All metal, antenna lines, Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Metal + 2.5D curved glass|
|Colors||Brown, Pink, Blue, Purple||Silver, Gold, Pink|
|Chipset||Mediatek 6753 octa-core chipset||Snapdragon 430|
|Processor||8 x 1.3GHz Cortex-A53||8 x 1.4 GHz|
|Graphics||Mali T720||Adreno 505 GPU|
|Memory||3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 128GB||3/4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, dedicated microSD card slot|
|Main Camera||16MP, LED flash, OIS, Laser Focus||16MP, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, laser focus assistance, 1080p video|
|Multimedia||1080p @ 30fps||1080p @ 30fps|
|Front camera||8MP, LED flash||8MP f2.2|
|Connectivity||GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | (3G)UMTS
4G LTE, WiFi ac, Bt 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, hybrid dual-nano sim card slot
|4G LTE Cat. 6 at 300Mbps speed, dual-SIM (hybrid), GPS, WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.1|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Battery||3200mah||4,100 mAh, reverse charging|
|Ports||microUSB, 3.55mm headphone jack||microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, 3.55mm headphone jack|
|Official Price||Php10,990||official 10,995 pesos SRP or $300 to $220 USD via Asus Philippines|
|Availability date||JAN-26-2017||estimated November 2016 availability ZC553KL in the Philippines, India, China, Indonesia|
|Where to buy||Lazada Online Shopping||Asus Stores|