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Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB) vs ZTE ZMax (Z970)

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

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Compare ZTE ZMax XAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)28Points
Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)
5.9"
AMOLED

1080x2400

64
MP

12mp

16GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
ZTE ZMax (Z970)
5.7"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3400
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)

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 (256GB/16GB)28 Advantages Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)vsZMax (Z970)2 Advantages ZTE ZMax (Z970)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+16GB LPDDR57 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB
+256GB (228GB available)18 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)12%
Lighter
vs190 grams (6.65 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1080x2400 pixels181%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+446 PPI73%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs258 PPI
+5.9"4%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+(dual camera) 64MP + 12MP9 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+(front) 12MP7 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.6MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)8 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 150 Mbps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh18%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3400 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
Not supportedvs+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily

20 Common items in both devices
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
ModelZenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZMax (Z970)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU)ZTE ZMax LTE-A, ZTE Z970, ZTE ZMax 4G LTE
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAsusZTE
Release dateMay, 2021September, 2014
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)68.5 x 148 millimeters (2.7 x 5.83 in)83.8 x 162.6 millimeters (3.3 x 6.4 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)190 grams (6.65 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Asus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Operating systemAndroid 11Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 840MhzQualcomm Adreno 305 400Mhz
RAM memory16GB LPDDR52GB
Internal storage256GB (228GB available)
UFS 3.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD
Screen size5.9" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2400 pixels (20:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)446 PPI258 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusGorilla Glass 3
Display features120Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardNot supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
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 700/1700/1900/2100/2600
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)
Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
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 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
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
CameraAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2112º14mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
8 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.73" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
Front camera (secondary)12 megapixels1.6 megapixels
Front camera resolution4000x3000 pixels1536x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.5 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length28mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.93" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavICA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
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
Other features- Colors: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
- ZenUI 8
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- Dolby Digital sound
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplyAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3400 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standbyfeature not registered21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone 8 (256GB/16GB)ZTE ZMax (Z970)
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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