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Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone 8 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
5.9"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

12mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Compare Asus Zenfone 8 X
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3687
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)

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 8 (128GB/8GB)14 Advantages Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)vsiPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)14 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core2%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+8GB LPDDR533%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)34%
Lighter
vs226 grams (7.91 ounces)
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+(dual camera) 64MP + 12MP109%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3687 mAh
+30W50%
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.
vs20W
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
UFS 3.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)20%
Thinner
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
1080x2400 pixelsvs+1284x2778 pixels38%
Higher resolution screen
446 PPIvs+457 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.9"vs+6.7"14%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 12MPvs+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP2%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
5G SA/NSAvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.

30 Common items in both devices
128GB (107GB available) / 128GB (111GB available)
Super AMOLED
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilization / OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
ModelZenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU)iPhone 12 Pro Max A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusApple
Release dateMay, 2021October, 2020
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)68.5 x 148 millimeters (2.7 x 5.83 in)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)226 grams (7.91 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 11iOS 14
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 840MhzApple GPU MP4
RAM memory8GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (107GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.9" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)446 PPI457 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusCeramic Shield
Display features120Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

America version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 30, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)

Global version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
LTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2342 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2410 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2411, A2412 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkAmerica version:
SA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 38, 40, 66, 71, 77, 78)

Global version:
SA/NSA (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 77, 78)
A2342 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2410, A2411, A2412 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
CallingAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
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 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2112º14mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephotof/2.265mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2.5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DLiDAR-scanner
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.73" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.7µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/2.93" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
- ZenUI 8
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3687 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)
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