The headline clearly tells the reader what exactly is in store and what all information one is going to get by sparing out time in reading out that particular article. Our blog post of today revolves around two smartphones that genuinely deserve to be talked about and appreciated for all good reason. However, we here at ‘TheTechBeard‘ ensure not to be all goody-goody about any gadget or anything we review or talk about.
We make efforts to bring the clear picture in front of our readers so that they are able to come out of the dilemma of the choices. In this post of ours, we have compared two much talked about smartphones. Not that we like one over the other, but then one has to get the clear idea about the basic specs and all the features that make one gadget different from another.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max and Oppo F1S are the two gadgets that we are comparing here based on different features to help you understand the difference and similarities between the two so that if anyone is confused which gadget to go for can easily make the choice. Read on to know which smartphone deserves your hard-earned money.
Design and Build
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max has an oleophobic coated body with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. The 5.5 inches screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and light weight of 175 g along with 151.4 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm (5.96 x 3.00 x 0.33 in) dimensions are indeed cool when it comes to design and body.
Oppo F1S has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection coating and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. It also has a 5.5 inches screen, but has less resolution, which is 720 x 1280 pixels. It weighs 160 g and has 154.5 x 76 x 7.4 mm (6.08 x 2.99 x 0.29 in) dimensions.
Clearly, Oppo F1S is lighter than ASUS Zenfone 3 Max but the heaviness of the latter is for the reason that it has 4100 mAh battery, which makes it worth bearing the heaviness.
But as far as design and looks are concerned, we like the ASUS Zenfone 3 Max for the fact that it looks premium and gives that feel good factor.
Besides looks, specifications of any smartphone make it different from others available in the market.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), is powered by Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, has a microSD card slot and has 32 GB internal memory and has expandable memory up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot). It comes with 2 GB and 3GB RAM versions.
Oppo F1 S runs on Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), is powered by Mediatek MT6755 or MTK7650, has microSD slot and 32 GB/64 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 256 GB, and has 3GB RAM or 4 GB RAM version.
We choose ASUS Zenfone 3 Max over Oppo F1S when it comes to specifications be it in terms of OS, processor the gadget comes with. Performance wise ASUS Zenfone 3 Max is any day better for multi-tasking, playing heavy games without any lag.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max comes with 16 MP, f/2.0 primary camera, phase detection, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and 5 MP, f/2.2 secondary camera. It can record videos upto 1080p@30fps.
Oppo F1 S comes with 13 MP, f/2.2 primary camera, phase detection, autofocus, LED flash and 16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″ sensor size secondary camera. It can record videos upto 1080p@30fps.
Now, when you talk about camera performance, ASUS Zenfone 3 Max is the winner in terms of rear camera specifications and Oppo F1s holds the crown for taking better selfies as it comes with 16 MP front camera. We are not able to choose the winner in this category as it depends on person to person. If you love taking landscape photos, go for ASUS Zenfone 3 Max and Oppo F1s if you are a selfie lover.
Battery and Connectivity
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max has FM Radio, has USB On-The-Go that lets you check out anything in your external drives, be it documents, movies, Tv series or anything. It is 4G compatible. When it comes to battery, it has non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery, fast battery charging feature too makes it all the more promising. Another feature that makes the smartphone stand apart from the crowd is that, it can be used as powerbank. Yes, you heard that correct. It comes with an adaptor that enables you to charge other smartphone.
Oppo F1 S doesn’t have FM radio, is 4G compatible, has micro v2.0, USB host. On battery part, it has non-removable Li-Po 3075 mAh battery.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max with powerbank feature, 4100 mAh battery, fast charging and USB on-the-go is what makes it stand out and again becomes the clear winner.
Talk about color options, ASUS Zenfone 3 Max comes in Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Rose pink, Sand Gold colors. Its price is around 13k.
Oppo F1 S is available in Gold, Rose gold, Gray colour. It wears the price tag of around 17k.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max wins in this category for the fact that there are more colour options and it is not heavy on the pocket.
Which Smartphone to Buy?
The final verdict on our part and as clearly understood is that ASUS Zenfone 3 Max has outstanding features and doesn’t prick our pockets which unfortunately is not the case with Oppo F1S. This is all we had to say, you can share your viewpoint with us by leaving your comments below.