ASUS has just announced their latest midrange smartphone — the Zenfone Max Pro M1. In its price range, ASUS’ new release will go against other smartphones from Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and more.
ASUS hasn’t revealed the official pricing of the Max Pro M1 here in the Philippines yet. But judging by its retail price in India, it will most likely go against the A83 4GB when it arrives here in the country. Both smartphones are fighting to be the best value-oriented smartphone to win the consumers’ hearts.
So, if you’re looking for your next smartphone, and you’re shopping in the sub-Php10,000 to 12,000 price bracket, which between these two should you get? Find out in our ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs OPPO A83 specs and features comparison help you decide in making that purchase decision.
|ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1||OPPO A83 4GB|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Display||5.99-inch FHD+ IPS display|
2160 x 1080 resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
|5.7-inch HD+ IPS display|
1440 x 720 resolution ~282ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
|Processor||1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core||2.5GHz MediaTek Helio P23 octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 509||Mali-G71 MP2|
expamndable via microSD up to 400GB
expandable via microSD up to 1256GB
|Front camera||8-megapixel (3GB/4GB RAM model)|
16-megapixel (6GB RAM model)
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel + 5-megapixel (3GB/4GB model)|
16-megapixel + 5-megapixel (6GB model)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
|Dimensions||159 x 76 x 8.5mm||150.5 × 73.1 × 7.7mm|
|Price||3GB/32GB: INR10,999 (~Php8,700)|
4GB/64GB: INR12,999 (~Php10,300)
6GB/64GB: INR14,999 (~Php11,900)
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 didn’t give the OPPO A83 4GB a chance on the specs comparison table above. ASUS’ soldier did not only beat the A83, but it drove miles away ahead of it.
First off, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a larger 5.99-inch display with a more pixel-packed resolution of Full HD+. On the other hand, the OPPO A83 only has a 5.7-inch HD+ screen. The former also uses a faster and more efficient Snapdragon 636 processor, while the latter is only equipped with a Helio P23 processor.
The dual-camera rear setup of the ASUS smartphone is obviously better than the single 13-megapixel primary shooter found on OPPO’s offering. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 also runs in a clean Android 8.1 Oreo operating system without any skins, while the OPPO A83 comes with Android Nougat dressed with ColorOS 3.2.
And of course, it’s hard to miss the Max Pro M1’s huge 5,000mAh battery, as it’s substantially better than the 3,180mAh of its rival. That’s a difference of 1,820mAh which could possibly translate to 2 to 3 hours more usage time.
But to OPPO’s credit, their face beauty technology and overall selfie prowess are one of the best in the industry. Even though it lacks a fingerprint scanner, it’s facial recognition security feature works really well based on our tests with OPPO’s other devices.
In the end, it all boils down to the price and the consumers’ preference. The OPPO A83 retails for a price of Php11,990. Meanwhile, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1, if directly converted from its official price in India, costs approximately Php10,300. However, that price can drastically change due to taxes and other importation expenses when it arrives in the Philippines.
If it will come here with a price tag of around Php12,000 to Php13,000, I still think that it is a better option than the OPPO A83 4GB as it has overall better specifications. But for people who prioritize good cameras for selfies, OPPO’s bet might be the better option.