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Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB vs Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Samsung Galaxy J2 Core vs Asus Zenfone Max (M1) phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Asus Zenfone Max (M1) X04Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
5"
PLS

540x960

8
MP

5mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2600
mAh

(Removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy J2 Core X21Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
5.45"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


04 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBvsZenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
 10%10%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Corevs1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
 20%20%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (12GB user available)vs16GB (10GB user available)
Advantage
+Android 8.1 Oreo is newer and safer
Android 8.1 OreovsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Advantage
+Removable battery can be replaced easily
Li-Ion (Removable)vsLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)

21 Advantages Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GBvsGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GB
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
2GB LPDDR3vs1GB LPDDR3
 3%3%
+Lighter
150 grams (5.25 ounces)vs154 grams (5.39 ounces)
 2%2%
+Thinner
8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum body, front glassvsPlastic body, front glass
Advantage
+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vivid
TFT LCD IPSvsTFT PLS
 100%100%
+Higher resolution screen
720x1440 pixelsvs540x960 pixels
 34%34%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
295 PPIvs220 PPI
 9%9%
+Larger screen
5.45"vs5"
 160%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 13MP + 8MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
LED flash on both camerasvsLED flash
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 10%10%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.0 (aperture)vsf/2.2 (aperture)
 63%63%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 5MP
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
CompassvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)vsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face recognition (unlock)vsNot supported
 54%54%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4000 mAhvs2600 mAh
Advantage
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Active noise cancellationvsNot supported
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported

24 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.0 / eMCP
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE
150 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
4.2 version A2DP
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
ModelGalaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBZenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Also known asGalaxy J2 Core (Android Go) SM-J260M/Dual-simAsus Zenfone Max M1 ZB555KL (dual-camera) quad-core
Country or region availableBrazilUruguayCanadaUSA
BrandSamsungAsus
Release dateAugust, 2018October, 2018
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)72.1 x 143.4 millimeters (2.84 x 5.65 in)70.9 x 147.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.8 in)
Weight154 grams (5.39 ounces)150 grams (5.25 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, front glassAluminum body, front glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T720 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 308 500Mhz
RAM memory1GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB user available)
eMMC 5.0
16GB (10GB user available)
eMCP
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Display typeTFT PLSTFT LCD IPS
Screen size5" inches5.45" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Display resolution540x960 pixels720x1440 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)220 PPI295 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 28)
VoLTE
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
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
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Main camera8 megapixels(dual camera)
13 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (17mm 120º)
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash on both cameras
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: 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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Front camera5 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedLED
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Silver, Gold
- Android Go edition
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, Ruby Red
- ZenUI 5
- 2.5D curved glass display
- LED notification
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
BatteryLi-Ion (Removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity2600 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered5V/2A=10W
Talk time1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy J2 Core SM-J260M/DS 16GBAsus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.61 W/Kg (head) | 0.61 W/Kg (body)feature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered