Asus ZenFone 3 (5.5 Inch) Vs Vivo V3 Max Specs Comparison!

The recently launched Asus ZenFone 3 with 5.5 inch screen is arguably the best overall handset that we reviewed this year in the sub-20K range. It has that great combination of style, build, modern features, and cameras.
Asus ZenFone 3 (5.5 Inch) Vs Vivo V3 Max Specs Comparison!
Asus ZenFone 3 5.5 inch or Vivo V3 Max?

It's closest competition right now is the Vivo V3 Max with has nearly the same ame config, higher processor, and better 32 bit HiFi chip on a slightly lower price tag. Here's the tale of the tape. Let's compare!

Asus ZenFone 3 (5.5 Inch) vs Vivo V3 Max Specs

Specs ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) Specs Vivo V3 Max Specs
Display: 5.5 Inch FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 4 protection at 401 ppi 5.5 Inch FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection at 401 ppi
CPU: 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 625 octa core processor 1.8 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 652 octa core processor
GPU: Adreno 506 Adreno 510
RAM: 4 GB 4 GB
ROM: 64 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 128 GB 32 GB ROM expandable to via micro SD card slot up to 256 GB
Rear Camera: 16 MP w/ Tri-tech AF, 4 Axis OIS, Axis EIS and dual tone LED flash 13 MP w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP w/ wide angle lens 8 MP
Battery: 3,000 mAh Li Pol 3,000 mAh w/ Quick Charge 3.0
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0 Android 5.1 Lollipop w/ Funtouch OS 2.5
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM WiFi 802.11 n/ac, 3G, Bluetooth, LTE Cat. 7, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, light, gyroscope Accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope
Others: Fingerprint sensor, USB Type C, Colors: sapphire black, moonlight white, shimmer gold Fingerprint sensor, AK4375 HiFi chip
Dimensions: 152.6 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm 153.9 x 77.1 x 7.58 mm
Weight: 155 g 168 g
Price: 18,995 Pesos 16,990 Pesos

On paper, the Asus ZenFone 3 is ahead in terms of camera, storage, OS, battery implementation (14 hours vs 8 hours at PC Mark), and OS (newer Marshmallow OS). Its inclusion of a USB Type C also makes it future proof.

Related: Asus ZenFone 3 (5.5 Inch) Review - The Midrange Phone To Beat!

On the other hand, the V3 Max has an advantage in speed. It's using the faster Snapdragon 652 chip paired with Adreno 510 GPU. It also has a higher AK4375 HiFi audio chip with 32 bit / 192 KHz audio support for audiophiles. Then it also supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0.

Vivo V3 Max First Impressions - Powerful And Properly Priced

Overall, we think that it depends on your needs. Both handsets are already super speedy and performs in high level. If you need something with better cameras and bigger storage, you could take the ZenFone 3 5.5 Inch edition. If you're an audio guy (though Zen 3 sounds awesome too), needs a faster processor and only has 17K to spend, then the V3 Max might be the one for you.

Proper side by side testing is needed though to verify our thoughts.

What do you think guys?