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Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL) vs Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M2) vs Asus Zenfone 8 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus Zenfone 8 XAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)04Points
Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)
6.26"
IPS

1080x2246

12
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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

1080x2400

64
MP

12mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
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 Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)4 Advantages Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)vsZenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)27 Advantages Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+6.26"6%
Larger screen
vs5.9"
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core44%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+8GB LPDDR5167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (21GB available)vs+128GB (107GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
180 grams (6.3 ounces)vs+169 grams (5.92 ounces)7%
Lighter
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
1080x2246 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels7%
Higher resolution screen
398 PPIvs+446 PPI12%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(dual camera) 64MP + 12MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/2.9" inchesvs+1/1.73" inches68%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 12MP50%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+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
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
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 Glass VictusAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
Capacitive
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
ModelZenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone Max Plus (M2) ZB634KL-4J005BR (32GB + 3GB RAM)Asus Zenfone 8 (ZS590KS, ZS590KS-2A007EU)
Country or region available(Global, International)Brazil
(Global, International), Brazil
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusAsus
Release dateMarch, 2019May, 2021
Depth8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)76.2 x 159.2 millimeters (3 x 6.27 in)68.5 x 148 millimeters (2.7 x 5.83 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Asus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon SiP 1 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)
CPU processor1.8Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 506Qualcomm Adreno 660 840Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR38GB LPDDR5
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (107GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.26" inches5.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2246 pixels (18.7:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)398 PPI446 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass Victus
Display features60Hz120Hz, 1100 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/150 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat7/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28)LTE 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)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedAmerica 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)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depthf/2.41.12µm
(dual camera)
64 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.2112º14mm1/2.55"1.4µmPDAF
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.9" inches1/1.73" inches
Pixel size1.25µm pixel0.8µm 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 supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.93" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6/6E (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, 6Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS, NavIC
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Red, Silver, Blue, Black
- 2.5D glass screen
- FHD+ display
- NXP 9874 speaker
- Sony IMX486 back camera sensor
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Obsidian Black, Horizon Silver
- ZenUI 8
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging30W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy2640 minutes | 44 hours | 1.8 daysfeature not registered
Standby50400 minutes | 840 hours | 35 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone Max Plus M2 (ZB634KL)Asus Zenfone 8 (128GB/8GB)
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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