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Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB) vs Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone Max (M1) vs Asus Zenfone 5Z phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus Zenfone 5Z XAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)05Points
Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)
5.45"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
21PointsAsus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)Compare Asus Zenfone Max (M1) X
Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
6.2"
IPS

1080x2246

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 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 Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)5 Advantages Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)vsZenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)21 Advantages Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
+150 grams (5.25 ounces)10%
Lighter
vs165 grams (5.78 ounces)
+(dual camera) 13MP + 8MP4%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 8MP
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsDual-LED flash
+4000 mAh21%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs+2.7Ghz 64bit Octa-Core114%
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 (111GB available)10 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMCPvs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
720x1440 pixelsvs+1080x2246 pixels134%
Higher resolution screen
295 PPIvs+402 PPI36%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.45"vs+6.2"14%
Larger screen
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
1/3" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches18%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps7 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
10Wvs+18W80%
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.
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

28 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
(front) 8MP
+21 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
ModelZenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone Max M1 ZB555KL (dual-camera) quad-coreAsus Zenfone 5z 6GB RAM, ASUS_Z01RD
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusAsus
Release dateOctober, 2018June, 2018
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)70.9 x 147.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.8 in)75.65 x 153 millimeters (2.98 x 6.02 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)165 grams (5.78 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 10
HardwareAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.7Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR36GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMCP
128GB (111GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.45" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1440 pixels1080x2246 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)295 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps1200/100 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100A version:
UMTS 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100

B version (USA):
UMTS 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100

C version:
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)
VoLTE
LTE Cat15/Cat18

A version:
LTE Cat15 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,18,19,20,26,28,32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)

B version (USA):
LTE Cat18 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,18,19,28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38,39,41)

C version:
LTE Cat18 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE (Band 40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawide17mm120º
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.012mm1/4"1.12µmFF
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical 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 Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, Ruby Red
- ZenUI 5
- 2.5D curved glass display
- LED notification
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Blue, Meteor Silver
- Aluminum body
- 2.5D curved glass screen
- 95% DCI-P3 coverage
- Supports glove touch
- Face recognition
- ASUS ZenUI 5.0
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- DTS sound (only headphones)
- Fast battery charging 9V/2A=18W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1500 minutes | 25 hours | 1 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB555KL 16GB)Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.16W/kg (head) | 0.89W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered1.16W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)
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