Asus Zenfone 3 Max and Vivo V5 Comparison

Asus Zenfone 3 Max and the Vivo V5 are two tough competitors in the smartphone industry. Both of them coming with an affordable range favorable for the cheapness lovers. But the Asus device is coming even cheaper when compared to the Vivo flagship. If you are confused in selecting the best among these two smartphones, we have a comparison article for you where we thoroughly compare the important features and functions of these two competitors. In addition, you can also look into our Asus Zenfone 3 Max vs Vivo V5 detailed specs comparison to get a better idea.


The design of these two devices is pretty much appreciable. Nothing makes disturbances to the usage or user-friendliness. The Asus Zenfone 3 Max has the usual Asus design which already comfy for the users. The Vivo chose a clean and flat design with the curvy edges. At the first look at both devices, we felt that the Asus device has even better back cover as well as nice sides. The fingerprint sensor placed at the back not only provides ease in reaching but also contributes to the overall look. On the other hand, the Vivo device is not that pretty from the back or from the side.


Talking about the display, one of the most important parts of a smartphone, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max got a 5.2 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels display with clear visuals as per our tests. The Vivo V5 is equipped with a 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels which got a little advantage in terms of the display size. But the quality of the visuals looks pleasing on the Asus device than the V5. Especially while gaming on high FPS, the V5 shows few stuck screens while the Zenfone smoothly operates it. The brightness adjustments and lighting are decent on both devices.


Under the hood, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max coming with two different variants in RAM and ROM. a 2GB RAM 16GB ROM model and a 3GB RAM 32GB ROM model. A Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53 chipset is powering the device which performed well in our tests. There is a large 4100 mAh fuel system on the backend to provide all-day usage on the phone. All are running on the Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) overlayed by the Asus ZenUI 3.

On the other hand, the Vivo V5 is coming with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM, a 1.5GHz Octa-core processor, and a 3000 mAh battery. When comparing the price to the specs, the Asus device got clear advantage over the competitor. The battery has a huge difference of over 1000mAh which is not likely.


The camera is the main concentration of these two smartphones. The Vivo device is well known for its amazing 20.0 MP selfie camera and every selfie expert dreams about this. But the Asus device is coming with just 5.0 MP front camera. But after having through check between these two, we were unable to find such a huge difference of around 15.0 MP. Both the devices outputted pretty nice selfies while the Vivo device got slightly better visuals. The back camera of 13.0 MP in both devices given same results and we couldn’t find any differences at all.


Pricing is one of the crucial factors which can decide the popularity of any gadget. The Asus Zenfone 3 Max priced around  Rs. 12,499 for the 3GB RAM model while the Vivo V5 tagged around  Rs. 17,970. The pricing difference is mainly for the selfie camera difference and the slight improvements in the hardware parts in Vivo device. But from our tests, when compared to the Asus pricing, the Vivo device was a little over priced. The Zenfone 3 Max has relevance in all aspects.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max Vivo V5
Good Design Better Selfie Camera
4100mAh large battery 4GB RAM
Affordable Pricing
Better Performance when compared to V5


After having through comparison between these devices, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max got advantage over the Vivo V5. Most importantly the pricing difference made the Asus device the best. In addition, the lower battery and few performance issues also caused the failure of Vivo device. So, if you wanted to select between the Asus Zenfone 3 Max and the Vivo V5, the Asus device is better.


Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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