The new Asus Zenfone 8 handset has a 2 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Asus Zenfone 8 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Phones specifications
Screen Display 5.9 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A14 Bionic
Operating System ZenUI 8 ZenUI 8
Resolution 1080 x 2448 pixels 1284 x 2778 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/12 MP 12/12/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 12 MP 12 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 3687 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Asus Zenfone 8 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 4 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on ZenUI 8 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Apple A14 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has a Apple A14 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next-generation Neural Engine. And it’s running on ZenUI 8 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Asus Zenfone 8 is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has the Apple GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Asus Zenfone 8 battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 8.4% (percent) more powerful than the 3687 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Power Delivery 3.0.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a E4 AMOLED display with 1080 x 2448 pixels and a screen size of 5.9 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is featuring a OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Asus Zenfone 8 is a 13.5% smaller than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Asus Zenfone 8 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
107% NTSC 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
1100 cd/m² peak brightness 2000000:1
112% DCI-P3 800 cd/m² typical brightness
120 Hz refresh rate Capacitive
151.9% sRGB Ceramic Shield
2.5D curved glass screen Display manufacturer – Samsung
Capacitive Dolby Vision
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Haptic Touch
DC Dimming HDR10
Display manufacturer – Samsung Multi-touch
HDR10+ Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Multi-touch Scratch resistant
Pixelworks Display Technology Super Retina XDR
Scratch resistant True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Wide color gamut

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Asus Zenfone 8 is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 6400 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Quad channel.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 6 gigabytes.

The maximum capacity offered by the Asus Zenfone 8 is 16 gigabytes ,which is a 166.66% bigger than the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with 6 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Asus Zenfone 8 comes with or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Asus Zenfone 8 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The maximum storage capacity offered by the Asus Zenfone 8 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% less than the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max with 512 gigabytes

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Asus Zenfone 8 rear camera setup is composed by 2 lenses of 64/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:26.6 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX686 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Asus Zenfone 8 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
1080p @ 240 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
2160p @ 60 fps 10x digital zoom (#2)
2×1 On-chip-lens phase detection 2.5x optical zoom (#3)
4 cm macro shooting distance(#2) 5-element lens (#2)
720p @ 480 fps 5x optical zoom range (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) 6-element lens (#3)
Autofocus Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Exposure compensation Continuous autofocus
Face detection Continuous shooting
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 14.3 mm (#2) Digital zoom
Geotagging Dolby Vision HDR video recording
HDR Exposure compensation
ISO settings Face detection
Laser autofocus (LAF) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Macro mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3)
Optical zoom Geotagging
Panorama HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) ISO settings
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2) LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Macro mode
RAW Night Mode
Scene mode OIS (#3)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Optical image stabilization
Self-timer Optical zoom
Sensor edition – Sony IMX363 (#2) Panorama
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2) PDAF (#3)
Touch focus Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
White balance settings Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3)
RAW
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2)
Sensor-shift OIS
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Asus Zenfone 8 comes with a 12 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 12 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Asus Zenfone 8 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
12 MP 1080p @ 120 fps
Aperture:f/2.0 12 MP
Dual-pixel PDAF Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Cinematic video stabilization
HDR Deep Fusion
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm Digital image stabilization
Sensor model:Sony IMX663 Face detection
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Asus Zenfone 8 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
GPRS Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) GPRS
LTE Cat 20 HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Asus Zenfone 8 price is $700 and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price tag is $1300

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