The headline of the article clearly tells what it’s all about. Today we are comparing Asus Zenfone 3 Max and Vivo V5 in terms of specifications, pricing and on performance. The Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes in two variant 5.2-inch & 5.5-inch variant while the Vivo V5 doesn’t have any variant. The main highlight of the Asus Zenfone 3 Max is that it packs 4100mAh battery while the Vivo V5 comes with 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight flash. Read further below, which smartphone is better and deserves your hard-earned money.
The Asus Zenfone 2 Max features 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels while the Vivo V5 has 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and it is protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max has better display
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max is powered by 1.4GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor which is paired with Adreno 505 GPU.
The Vivo V5 is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 processor which is paired with Mali T860 GPU.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max has better processor when compared with Vivo V5.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max has 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and has 32GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card
The Vivo V5 has 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt memory which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card
Both the smartphone has same memory
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Zen UI 3.0 on top of it.
The Vivo V5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Funtouch OS 2.6 on top of it.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max has better UI when compared to Vivo V5
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max features 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 84-degree field of view.
The Vivo V5 features 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF and 20MP front-facing camera with Moonlight Flash, Sony IMX376 1/2.78″ sensor, f/2.0 aperture and 5p lens.
On the camera front, Asus Zenfone 3 Max is the winner, as it has better rear-camera specifications. The Vivo V5 is for taking a selfie and the most talkative feature of Vivo V5 is moonlight flash. When I asked Vivo India team, they didn’t share any information about moonlight flash. So, according to me, it’s a normal flash and the term coined to confuse user or just to create the curiosity among consumers.
Dimensions And Weight
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max weighs 175 grams and measures 151.4 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm
The Vivo V5 weighs 154 grams and measures 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.55mm
Clearly, Vivo V5 is lighter than ASUS Zenfone 3 Max but the heaviness of Asus Zenfone 3 Max is because it packs 4100 mAh battery, which makes it worth.
Battery and Connectivity
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max packs 4100mAh non-removable battery and come with connectivity features like FM Radio, has USB On-The-Go, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS. Above all, you can use Asus Zenfone 3 Max as a powerbank to charge another smartphone.
The Vivo V5 packs 3075mAh battery and comes with connectivity features like 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB OTG
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max is the winner as it packs 4100mAh battery and can be used to charge other smartphones too.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max cost Rs. 18,000 around and comes in Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Rose pink, Sand Gold colors.
The Vivo V5 cost Rs. 18,000 around and comes in Crown Gold and Space Gray colors.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max wins as it comes in more color options.
Which Smartphone to Buy?
The final verdict goes to Asus Zenfone 3 Max as it has outstanding features and fits in your budget too without making a hole in your pocket.
Do let me know which phone you like to buy via comments!