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Asus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB) vs Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone 3 Max vs Realme 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Realme 8 XAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)03Points
Asus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)
5.2"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
6.4"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

16mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)3 Advantages Asus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)vs8 (128GB/6GB)24 Advantages Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
+148 grams (5.18 ounces)20%
Lighter
vs177 grams (6.2 ounces)
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1.25Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.05Ghz 64bit Octa-Core131%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+6GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+128GB (104GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 32GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC31 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.55 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
720x1280 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels181%
Higher resolution screen
282 PPIvs+411 PPI46%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.2"vs+6.4"23%
Larger screen
(back) 13MPvs+(quad camera) 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP5 times
Higher resolution main camera
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 5MPvs+(front) 16MP2 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 8.1 Oreovs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4100 mAhvs+5000 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+30W2 times
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
ModelZenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)8 (128GB/6GB)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL 2GB/16GB 5.2" Dual-SimRealme 8 RMX3085 (128GB + 6GB RAM) NFC
Country or region available(Global, International)BrazilUSATaiwan
(Global, International), Brazil, USA, Taiwan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusRealme
Release dateAugust, 2016March, 2021
Depth8.55 millimeters (0.34 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.7 x 149.5 millimeters (2.9 x 5.89 in)73.9 x 160.6 millimeters (2.91 x 6.32 in)
Weight148 grams (5.18 ounces)177 grams (6.2 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Asus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 11
Firmware updateAndroid 8.1 Oreofeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6737 (28nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G95 (12nm)
CPU processor1.25Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.05Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2ARM Mali-G76 MC4 900Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)128GB (104GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI411 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 1000 nits, HDR10
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF) and nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900 (China)GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

Asia/Brazil:
UMTS 800/850/900/1900/2100

India/Indonesia:
UMTS 850/900/2100

USA:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

China:
CDMA,TD-SCDMA
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4

Global:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20)

Asia/Brazil:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,18,19,26,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,41)

India/Indonesia:
LTE (Bands 1,3,5,8)
TD-LTE (Band 40)

USA:
LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,17)

China:
LTE (Bands 1,3,7)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels(quad camera)
64 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.3119º16mm1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.73" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Titanium Grey, Glacier Silver, Gold
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Asus ZenUI 3.0
- 2.5D glass screen
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Cyber black, Punk black, Cyber silver
- Realme UI 2.0
- Back camera: Samsung HM2 sensor
- Front camera: Sony IMX471 sensor
- Stereo speakers
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Always-on display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4100 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging30W (5V/6A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standby43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone 3 Max (5.2 ZC520TL 16GB)Realme 8 (128GB/6GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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