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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB) vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2) vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix XAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)08Points
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)
6.26"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

13mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
22PointsAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Compare Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2) X
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

24mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)

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 Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)8 Advantages Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)vsROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)22 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
+128GB (110GB available)10%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (100GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+175 grams (6.13 ounces)37%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)16%
Thinner
vs9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+403 PPI3%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs391 PPI
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core25%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
6GB LPDDR4vs+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
eMCPvs+UFS 3.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
1080x2280 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels3%
Higher resolution screen
6.26"vs+6.59"5%
Larger screen
(dual camera) 12MP + 5MPvs+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/2.9" inchesvs+1/1.72" inches69%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 13MPvs+(front) 24MP86%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
4K UHD (3840x2160)vs+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps12 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
5000 mAhvs+6000 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
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 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
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.

24 Common items in both devices
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
f/1.8 (aperture)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+17 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
ModelZenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB631KL (6GB RAM), X01BDAAsus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS Strix edition (12GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAsusAsus
Release dateDecember, 2018July, 2020
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)75.5 x 157.9 millimeters (2.97 x 6.22 in)78 x 171 millimeters (3.07 x 6.73 in)
Weight175 grams (6.13 ounces)240 grams (8.4 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Piefeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SDM660 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 512 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory6GB LPDDR412GB LPDDR5
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
eMCP
128GB (100GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDAMOLED
Screen size6.26" inches6.59" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)403 PPI391 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registered144Hz, 650 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
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/upload400/75 Mbps5000/150 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13/5
VoLTE

Global version;
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 40)

America version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41)
LTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA (41, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, 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
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 Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
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 Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
5MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.4125º11mm
5MP macrof/2.0
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.9" inches1/1.72" inches
Pixel size1.25µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens27mm lens
Sensor size1/3.1" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel0.9µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
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
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
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
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Blue, Titanium
- Display: 19:9, 450nits
- Touch glove display
- Sony IMX486 sensor back camera
- NXP sound amplifier
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black glare
- ROG UI (Republic Of Gamers)
- Always-On display
- DTS:X stereo speakers (2 amplifiers)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- AeroActive Cooler 3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging30W Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 3/4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy2700 minutes | 45 hours | 1.9 daysfeature not registered
Standby50000 minutes | 833.3 hours | 34.7 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (ZB631KL 128GB)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
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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