Asus has launched another variant in the Zenfone series. The device is named as Asus Zenfone 3s Max, taking over from the Zenfone 3 Max launched in November last year. The highlight of the phone is the 5000 mAh battery and the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update installed out of the box. It comes with a metallic build and features a decent pair of cameras.
On the other hand, the Huawei Honor 6X was first unveiled in China in October last year. It was launched in India on 24th January 2017. The highlight of the phone is its dual camera setup at the back.
Both the devices comes with 4G VoLTE support. Let us now take a look at a quick comparison between Asus Zenfone 3s Max and Huawei Honor 6X.
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Asus Zenfone 3s Max vs Honor 6x Specifications
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Design & Build
The Asus Zenfone 3s Max sports a metallic unibody design with a 5.2 inch display. It has Asus branding on the back with a 13MP camera on the top left. On the front it has a fingerprint sensor inbuilt in the home button and three on-screen navigation keys.
The Honor 6X features a slim 8.2mm body with metal frosted material, smooth curves and 2.5D curved glass on the top. It sports a 5.5 inch display with 71.8% screen-to-body ratio. The overall dimensions are 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm and it weighs around 162 grams. On the back it has a dual camera design with a fingerprint sensor below that.
Both the phones have a good design and build but if you prefer fingerprint sensor at the back then Honor 6x is better.
The Zenfone 3s Max features a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD). Overall, the display is decent with good colour reproduction and sunlight visibility.
On the other hand, the Honor 6X sports a 5.5 inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD), pixel density of 403 ppi and up to 450 nit brightness. It also comes with inbuilt eye comfort mode that filters out blue light and relieves from visual fatigue.
Honor 6X definitely wins this bout, with a better screen size and resolution.
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The Zenfone 3s Max is equipped with a 13 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. It supports video recording 1080p@30fps. On the front it comes with a 8 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Honor 6X has a dual camera setup on the back. It comprises of a 12 MP and 2 MP camera with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.9″ sensor size and 1.25 µm pixel size. On the front, it has a 8 MP shooter. Both the cameras support FHD video recording.
The dual cameras on Honor 6X gives it a edge in this competition. But in daylight, both the phones perform equally well.
Hardware, Storage & OS
Asus Zenfone 3s Max is powered by a 1.5 GHz cortex-A53, octa core processor with MediaTek MT 6750 chipset and Mali-T860 GPU. It is coupled with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB / 64 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 128 GB via hybrid slot. It comes in with the latest Android v7.0 Nougat.
On the other hand, Honor 6X comes with an octa-core processor with 4 x 2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. It is powered by a Kirin 655 chipset and Mali-T830MP2. It is bundled with 3 GB / 4 GB RAM and 32 GB / 64 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 256 GB through hybrid slot. It runs on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) with Emotion UI 4.1 on the top.
Honor 6X has a slightly better hardware than Zenfone 3s.
Asus Zenfone 3s Max is backed by a big 5000 mAh battery that is non-removable. It does not have fast charging support. We played Asphalt 8 for about 15 minutes, battery dropped by 4 %.
The Honor 6X is backed by a 3340 mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Price and Availability
Pricing details of the Asus Zenfone 3s Max are not yet known.
Huawei Honor 6x is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 3 GB variant and Rs. 15,999 for 4 GB variant. It will be available exclusively on Amazon India starting from 2nd February, 2017 at 2PM, registrations are open now.
The Honor 6X is a better device purely on a specs basis. The dual camera setup on the back features better sensors, while the display and processor are also better compared the ones in the Zenfone 3s Max. The one area where the Zenfone 3s Max wins is in the battery department. You can choose the phone depending on what is more important to you – display, processor and cameras, or the big 5000 mAh battery.