Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro: Asus 5th generation smartphones

Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro: The Asus Zenfone fifth generation smartphones. Asus has a funny way of naming their smartphones especially the Asus Zenfone series. The series started in 2014 and phones released that year were called “the Asus Zenfone first generation. Now, this is 2018, and we have the fifth generation of Asus Zenfone smartphones. The Taiwan company unveiled the first smartphones (Asus Zenfone 5, Zenfone 5Z and Zenfone 5 Lite) under the fifth generation at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Asus Zenfone 5Z falls in the high-end segment with its hardware. While the Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 5 Lite are mid-range smartphones. Last month, Asus announced another mid-range smartphone called Asus Zenfone Max Pro. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro is very affordable and is powered by the same hardware found on the Asus Zenfone 5. So between the Asus Zenfone 5 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro, which one offers more value for your money.

Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro – The Design

Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro
Asus Zenfone 5
Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro
Asus Zenfone Max Pro

Well, the design is definitely different here. The Asus Zenfone 5 looks more like a premium device than the Zenfone Max Pro. Even though they both feature a front glass with an aluminum body. The aluminum back of the Zenfone 5 reflects light, which gives it a shining look. If you’re not a fan of heavy smartphones, then the Zenfone 5 should be your choice. The Asus Zenfone 5 weighs 155 grams and measures 153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm in dimensions. While the Zenfone Max Pro weighs 180 grams and measures 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm in dimensions.

The Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone Max Pro have their dual rear camera with LED flash placed at the top left corner. At the center is the fingerprint sensor and below it is the Asus brand name. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro is only available in two body colors; Black and Gray. While the Asus Zenfone 5 is also available in only two body colors; Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver.

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Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro – The Display

The Asus Zenfone 5 features a notch display, with just minimal bottom bezel. While the Zenfone Max Pro has no notch display and features minimal bezels at the top and bottom of the screen. The Zenfone 5 sports a 6.2 inch IPS LCD touchscreen, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution and 402 PPI density. The display of the Zenfone 5 is protected by an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass.

While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro features a 5.99 inch IPS LCD touchscreen, 18:9 aspect ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution and 402 PPI density. The Zenfone Max Pro should still offer good display quality like the Zenfone 5.

Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro – The Camera

The dual rear camera of the Asus Zenfone 5 consist of a primary 12MP f/1.8 aperture sensor with a secondary 8MP f/2.0 aperture sensor. And features phase detection autofocus, gyro EIS, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. For selfies, the Zenfone 5 comes with an 8MP f/2.0 aperture shooter. On paper, the Asus Zenfone 5 wins the Zenfone Max Pro.

The Zenfone Max Pro’s dual rear camera is equipped with a primary 13MP f/2.2 aperture shooter and a secondary 5MP f/2.4 aperture shooter. While at the front camera is an 8MP f/2.2 aperture shooter. The 6GB memory version of the Zenfone Max Pro features a primary 16MP shooter instead and a 16MP front camera.

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Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro – Hardware and Software

The hardware specs of both smartphones are the same. They’re both powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, carrying 8-cores processor at 1.8GHz. The Adreno 509 graphics processing unit handles the graphics of both devices.

The Asus Zenfone 5 runs on Asus ZenUI 5.0 skin on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. While the Zenfone Max Pro runs on pure stock Android 8.1 Oreo. They both have a variant of 64GB storage with either 4GB or 6GB memory. While the Zenfone Max Pro has a smaller variant of 32GB storage with 3GB memory.

Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro – The Battery

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro is packed with a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery. While the Asus Zenfone 5 packs a smaller non-removable Li-lon 3300 mAh battery. This is one category the Zenfone Max Pro truly outshines the Zenfone 5. They both support fast battery charging of 5V/2A 10W.

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Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro – The Price

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro costs about $187 (N65,450). While the Asus Zenfone 5 cost around $433 (N151,550). The only category the Zenfone 5 comes out best is the camera. Aside from that, the Zenfone Max Pro does pretty well against it. And running on pure Android operating system means the Zenfone Max Pro should be faster in performance than the Zenfone 5.

Asus Zenfone 5 VS Asus Zenfone Max Pro Full Specs Comparison

Asus Zenfone 5Asus Zenfone Max Pro
Dimensions and Weight153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 155 g159 x 76 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 180 g
Display6.2 inch (83.6% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2246 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen5.99 inch (77.0% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
MemoryRAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 400GB (dedicated slot)RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB OR RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 400GB (dedicated slot)
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 Oreo (with Asus ZenUI 5.0)Android 8.1 Oreo
HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processorQualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor
Camera8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 8MP f/2.0 aperture with dual-LED dual-tone flash8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + Dual: 13MP f/2.2 aperture and 5MP f/2.4 aperture with LED flash
Connectivity2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
BatteryNon-removable Li-lon 3300 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging: 5V/2A 10WFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging: 5V/2A 10W
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