The Xiaomi's biggest phablet i.e., Mi Max was launched just couple of weeks back and straight-away we have a competitor. Asus recently unveiled ZenFone 3 series of smartphones, of which Zenfone 3 Ultra was one of the phone. ZenFone 3 Ultra takes the name from popular Sony Xperia Z Ultra series. Whether you like big size phablets or not but we have done this comparison for the phablet lovers, here it goes, the Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra vs Xiaomi Mi Max.
Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra vs Xiaomi Mi Max
The tech specifications of both device is compared here -
Xiaomi Mi Max
Zenfone 3 Ultra
|Display Screen||6.44", Corning Gorilla Glass 4||6.8" capacitive touchscreen display|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density||342 PPI||-|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Octa Core SoC||Octa Core SoC|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 650/Snapdragon 652||1.5 Ghz Snapdragon 652|
|GPU||Adreno 510||Adreno 510|
||4 GB RAM|
|Operating System||Android 6.0, MIUI v7||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Zen UI|
|Camera||16 mega pixel rear side, dual-tone LED flash||23 mega pixel rear side, dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX318, f/2.0|
|Front Camera||5 MP front facing cam||8 MP front facing cam|
|Battery||4850 mAh Li-ion||4600 mAh Li-ion|
|Internal Memory||32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB||64 GB & 128 GB|
|Micro SD card Support||Yes, Hybrid, Up to 200 GB||-|
|Dimensions||173.1 x 88.3 x 7.5 mm, 203 grams||-|
In terms of display, both device provides same resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels but screen size is bit different. While Asus latest phablet size is of 6.8 inch, close to a tablet starting size, the Mi Max feels smaller beside it as it has just 6.44 inch display. Yes, I said just, but 6.4 inch is a way big and considering phablets territory we are comparing these devices. Do keep that in mind.
Still I would pick Xiaomi here because for phone 6.8 inch is way too big.
The Zenfone 3 Ultra gets 4600 mAh battery as compared to 4850 mAh found on Mi Max. Now don't think that bigger is better. Overall, they are average in performance and large is just because of the larger display.
Both does include support for Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0.
While Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra is priced at $479 for the 4 GB RAM with 64 GB version, the Xiaomi phablet here is way much affordable costing just Rs 19,999 for the 4 GB RAM with 128 GB storage.
Winner in terms of pricing - Xiaomi Mi Max
Both of these phablets are definitely the best right now. We won't say don't buy this or that but it depends on availability in your country. While Xiaomi Mi Max will be soon reaching other Asian countries, ZenFone 3 Ultra could easily take couple of months to reach your country.