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Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB) vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone 8 vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max phones, differences, pros, cons and 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
17PointsApple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)Compare Asus Zenfone 8 X
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
OLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

4373
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)

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)11 Advantages Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)vsiPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)17 Advantages Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
+8GB LPDDR5Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs8GB LPDDR4X
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)42%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+(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)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 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
+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
2.84GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+3.23GHz 64bit Hexa-Core2%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
UFS 3.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.65 millimeters (0.3 inches)16%
Thinner
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
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/1.5 (aperture)20%
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
4000 mAhvs+4373 mAh9%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Qi wireless chargingAdvantage
Wireless charging is another way to charge the battery.

30 Common items in both devices
128GB (107GB available) / 128GB (109GB available)
Super AMOLED / Super Retina XDR OLED
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
120Hz
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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📱 Model features

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
ModelZenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU)iPhone 13 Pro Max (A2641, A2643, A2644, A2645, A2484)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusApple
Release date5/12/20219/24/2021, Announced: 9/14/2021
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.65 millimeters (0.3 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)240 grams (8.4 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistantIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
System versionAndroid 11iOS 15
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (SM8350) (5nm)64bit - Apple A15 Bionic (5nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84GHz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42GHz Triple-Core Kryo 680
1.8GHz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.23GHz Dual-Core Avalanche
1.9GHz Quad-Core Blizzard
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 (840MHz)Apple GPU (5-Core)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 815108 (v9)
Geekbench: 4706 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 60fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

💽 Memory and storage

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
RAM memory8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (107GB available)
UFS 3.1
128GB (109GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper Retina XDR OLED
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 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusCeramic Shield
Display features120Hz, 700nits[typ], 1100nits[peak]
HDR10+
120Hz, 1000nits[typ], 1200nits[peak]
Dolby Vision/HDR10
Wide color gamut
True-tone

📶 Mobile networks

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 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 Mbps5000/1024 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
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 (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)
VoLTE
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)
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79)
mmWave (258, 260, 261)
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, UMTS, 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

📷 Camera

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2112°14mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/1.8120°13mm1/3.6"PDAF
12MP telephotof/2.877mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS3x-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/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.73" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.9µm 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
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps
ProRes RAW
Cinematic mode

📸 Front camera

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
Dolby Atmos
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4373 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

➕ Other features

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
- ZenUI 8
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Sierra Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Apple Pay
- MagSafe

☢️ Radiation rate

Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB)
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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