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ZTE ZMax (Z970) vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)

Side by side comparison between ZTE ZMax vs Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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ZTE ZMax (Z970)
5.7"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

1.6mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

3400
mAh

(Removable)

vs
26PointsAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)Compare ZTE ZMax X
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

24mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (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!

ZMax (Z970)5 Advantages ZTE ZMax (Z970)vsROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)26 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+190 grams (6.65 ounces)26%
Lighter
vs240 grams (8.4 ounces)
+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)11%
Thinner
vs9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+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
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
1.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GBvs+8GB LPDDR53 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+128GB (100GB available)7 times
More internal storage for applications and files
TFT 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
720x1280 pixelsvs+1080x2340 pixels174%
Higher resolution screen
258 PPIvs+391 PPI52%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.7"vs+6.59"16%
Larger screen
(back) 8MPvs+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP9 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
(front) 1.6MPvs+(front) 24MP14 times
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) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvs+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) 150 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3400 mAhvs+6000 mAh76%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
MicroUSB 2.0vs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

16 Common items in both devices
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
+9 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
ModelZMax (Z970)ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
Other model namesZTE ZMax LTE-A, ZTE Z970, ZTE ZMax 4G LTEAsus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS Strix edition (8GB RAM)
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandZTEAsus
Release dateSeptember, 2014July, 2020
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)83.8 x 162.6 millimeters (3.3 x 6.4 in)78 x 171 millimeters (3.07 x 6.73 in)
Weight190 grams (6.65 ounces)240 grams (8.4 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)ZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)
CPU processor1.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7Octa-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 305 400MhzQualcomm Adreno 650
RAM memory2GB8GB LPDDR5
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)128GB (100GB available)
UFS 3.1
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplayZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
Display typeTFT LCDAMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches6.59" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~79.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)258 PPI391 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 6
Display featuresfeature not registered144Hz, 650 nits, HDR10+
Mobile networksZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 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 850/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 700/1700/1900/2100/2600LTE 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+, 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 networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
CallingZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (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
CameraZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.4125º11mm
5MP macrof/2.0
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels10120x6328 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/1.72" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: 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 cameraZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.6 megapixels24 megapixels
Front camera resolution1536x1024 pixels5632x4224 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered27mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.9µm pixel
MultimediaZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 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
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (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
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black
- Dolby Digital sound
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- 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 supplyZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/8GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3400 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging30W Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 3/4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 dayfeature not registered
Standby21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateZTE ZMax (Z970)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (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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