We compared the features and capabilities of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. We reviewed them thoroughly to see which is best

Created date: 09/06/2019, 20:28:16, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 09:36:55

ROG Phone II ZS660KLZenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K
ROG Phone II ZS660KLZenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Are you having trouble comparing the differences in features and performance of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, or unsure about their differences in ease-of-use, and wondering which to buy? We did a deep-dive comparison of the features, specs, and capabilities of these two smartphone, and provided our rating of which one was a better buy.

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ROG Phone II ZS660KL

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General rating:

82.6/100

(The 13th of all smartphones)

78.2/100

(The - of all smartphones)

Holding comfort
55/100
59/100
Weight
44/100
58/100
Screen size
90/100
89/100
Display quality
82/100
84/100
Battery life
86/100
83/100
Processing power
98/100
88/100
Memory capacity
99/100
90/100
Storage capacity
99/100
90/100
Rear camera performance
97/100
68/100
Front camera performance
86/100
75/100

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, performance comparison

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K size comparison. Which to choose?

The size of the body has a big influence on the ease of carrying and one-handed operation. The narrower the width, the easier it is to firmly grasp and hold, but you also have to take into account the device's thickness. Also, if the width and height are smaller, its easier to operate one-handed since its easier to extend your fingers. On the contrary, if the width and height are large, it's difficult to fit in your pocket and is bulky even when put in a bag, and portability is impaired.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a width of 3.1 inches (77.6 mm), a length of 6.7 inches (171 mm), and a thickness of 0.4 inches (9.5 mm). Also, the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K has a width of 3.0 inches (76 mm), a length of 6.3 inches (159 mm), and a thickness of 0.3 inches (8.5 mm).

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, there isn't much difference between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K in terms of size. For that reason, the ease of gripping and carrying the devices in one hand is about the same for both. Therefore it's better to compare them in terms of performance and functionality.

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, there isn't a large difference in size between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. For that reason their one-handed operability, portability, and bulkiness when carried is about the same. That's why I think it's better to compare them in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

Comparing the overall size of the two devices, there isn't a big difference in size between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. For that reason the ease of carrying and use with one hand is about the same for both. That's why it is better to compare the two in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
ROG Phone II ZS660KL55/1003.1 inches (77.6 mm) x 6.7 inches (171 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K59/1003.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.3 inches (159 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm)

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, which is more comfortable to hold? Weight comparison

The weight of the device affects hand fatigue and the burden placed upon the wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you'll be able to operate the device without tiring. Also, if the burden placed on the wrist is lower, you'll be able to use the device more comfortably. However if the weight isn't right for you, it could place more of a burden on your body, causing you to feel stress.

The weight of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is about 240 oz (240 g), and the weight of the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is about 180 oz (180 g). Comparing the weight of the two devices, the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is a considerably lighter smart phone than the ROG Phone II ZS660KL, and there is a difference of about 180 oz (60 g). In terms of the burden placed upon your fingers and wrist, the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is superior to the ROG Phone II ZS660KL. If you are going for a smart phone that won't lead to hand fatigue even after extended use, and is less likely to place a burden on your fingers, we recommend purchasing the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K over the ROG Phone II ZS660KL.

ScoreWeight
ROG Phone II ZS660KL44/100240 oz (240 g)
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K58/100180 oz (180 g)

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, whose display is easier to use?

The size of the screen affects usability and screen visibility. A larger screen means larger letters and buttons on apps, so the user is less likely to tap adjacent buttons by mistake. In addition, the user can enjoy a more intense experience when playing games and watching videos.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a 6.59 inch display. Also, the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K has a 5.99 inch display. Comparing the screen size, there is a negligible difference in screen size between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. As a result, the app buttons on both are equally easy to press. We recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDisplay size
ROG Phone II ZS660KL90/1006.59 inch
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K89/1005.99 inch

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, which has a clearer display?

Pixel density affects picture quality, and the higher the pixel density, the better the picture quality, which means the user can gain more enjoyment from games and videos. In addition, higher picture quality decreases eyestrain, which means that the user will experience less eye fatigue after prolonged use.

The resolution on the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 1080 x 2340, and pixel density is 391 ppi. Also, the resolution on the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is 1080 x 2160, and pixel density is 403 ppi. Comparing the pixel count, the difference in pixel density between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is negligible. As a result, they are both evenly matched in terms of picture quality and easiness on the eyes. Therefore, we recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScorePixel density
ROG Phone II ZS660KL82/100391 ppi
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K84/100403 ppi

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, a summary of the differences in battery life

Battery performance greatly affects battery life, but greater battery capacity does not necessarily mean greater battery life, since battery efficiency should also be considered. Bigger screens and higher CPU performance will mean the batteries are depleted more quickly.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 6000 mAh, and the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is 5000 mAh. Regarding battery capacity, there is a negligible difference in battery capacity between the ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. Since both have roughly equal battery life, you are better off comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreBattery capacity
ROG Phone II ZS660KL86/1006000 mAh
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K83/1005000 mAh

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, which has better CPU?

CPU performance affects the ability to process programs, and the ability to process programs is determined by the product of the number of cores in the CPU and the CPU frequency. The higher this performance is, the more smoothly apps and games will run, and with low performance apps and games become heavy and stress is experienced.

The ROG Phone II ZS660KL's CPU is a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+, with performance measured at 2.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore). Also, the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K's CPU is a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636, with performance measured at 1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore). Comparing CPU performance, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL has considerably higher specs than the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. In terms of being able to comfortably play games and run apps smoothly, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is superior to the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. If you're going for a high spec smart phone that runs smoothly and comfortably handles games, we recommend purchasing the ROG Phone II ZS660KL over the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K.

ScoreCPU specs
ROG Phone II ZS660KL98/1002.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K88/1001.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore)

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, what's the difference in memory capacity?

RAM affects multitasking ability and the stability of apps. The larger the amount of RAM is, the more stability there will be even in situations where multiple apps are running simultaneously, allowing for comfortable use. In addition, animation will be more smooth, and apps will be less likely to freeze or crash. Also, without sufficient RAM, there are games you won't be able to run, so it is necessary to be careful.

The weight of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 12GB and the weight of the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is 6GB. Comparing the devices in terms of RAM, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL has more RAM than the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, with a difference of about 6GB. For that reason the ROG Phone II ZS660KL allows for smoother multitasking than the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, and apps are less likely to crash. In addition the ROG Phone II ZS660KL allows for smoother enjoyment of 3D games and VR. For this reason, we recommend the ROG Phone II ZS660KL.

ScoreRAM size
ROG Phone II ZS660KL99/10012GB
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K90/1006GB

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, which has more data storage?

Storage capacity affects the amount of data that is capable of being stored. The larger the storage capacity, the more pictures you can take and the more applications you can install. In addition, if your smartphone accepts SD cards, then you can increase its storage capacity. However, there are performance related drawbacks, including a slower data transfer rate than the primary memory, and you cannot transfer all your data on the card, so be warned.

The data storage capacity of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is 1024GB. Also the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K is 128GB. Regarding storage capacity, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a greater storage capacity compared to the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, with a roughly 896GB difference. As a result, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL can take more pictures and videos, and have more applications installed, than the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. Therefore, we recommend the ROG Phone II ZS660KL.

ScoreStorage size
ROG Phone II ZS660KL99/1001024GB
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K90/100128GB

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K rear camera performance comparison. Which has a higher resolution?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the back of the device (the rear/back camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a 48 MP main camera. Also, Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K has a 16 MP main camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a much higher pixel count compared to the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, with a roughly 32 MP difference. In terms of taking or shooting high resolution pictures or videos that will look clean when printed, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is superior to the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K. If you are looking for a smartphone that is suited for shooting videos and taking pictures, we recommend the ROG Phone II ZS660KL over the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
ROG Phone II ZS660KL97/10048 MP
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K68/10016 MP

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, whose front camera has a better picture quality?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the front of the device (the in/front camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

ROG Phone II ZS660KL has an 24 MP front camera and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K has an 16 MP front camera. Comparing rear camera performance, the front camera of the ROG Phone II ZS660KL has a much higher pixel count compared to the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, with a roughly 8 MP difference. As a result, the ROG Phone II ZS660KL is more suited than the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K for shooting videos and taking pictures. If you are looking for a smartphone that is suited for shooting high resolution selfies which will look clean when printed, we recommend the ROG Phone II ZS660KL over the Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
ROG Phone II ZS660KL86/10024 MP
Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K75/10016 MP

Detailed comparison of ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Comparison for body size

ImageProduct nameReviewbody size

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

45.6

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

50.7

Comparison for body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewbody weight

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

44.2

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

58.4

Comparison for screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen size

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

91.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

89.8

Comparison for screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen resolution

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

75.3

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

72.7

Comparison for GPU performance

ImageProduct nameReviewGPU performance

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

92.5

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

58.5

Comparison for RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewRAM capacity

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

99.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

90.0

Comparison for storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewstorage size

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

99.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

90.0

Comparison for process integration

ImageProduct nameReviewprocess integration

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

98.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

53.1

Comparison for battery

ImageProduct nameReviewbattery

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

86.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

83.0

Comparison for downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewdownlink data communication speed

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

87.1

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

54.9

Comparison for rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewrear-camera resolution

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

97.8

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

68.8

Comparison for number of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ImageProduct nameReviewnumber of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

89.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

56.5

Comparison for front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewfront-camera resolution

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

86.6

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

75.4

Comparison for grip

ImageProduct nameReviewgrip

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

44.9Color:Matte Black/Glossy Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (77.6 mm) x 6.7 inches (171 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm), Weight:240 oz (240 g)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

54.5Color:Meteor Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.3 inches (159 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm), Weight:180 oz (180 g)

Comparison for screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen cleanliness

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

82.9Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:391 ppi

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Comparison for screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen quality

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

87.2Display size:6.59 inch, Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:391 ppi

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Comparison for performance

ImageProduct nameReviewperformance

ROG Phone II ZS660KL

Score

98.9OS:Android

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

Score

88.5OS:Android

ROG Phone II ZS660KL and Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K, performance comparison by specification sheet

ROG Phone II ZS660KLZenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K
ImageROG Phone II ZS660KLZenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K
MakerAsusAsus
Release date9, 20195, 2018
ColorMatte Black/Glossy BlackMeteor Silver/Deepsea Black
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.1 inches (77.6 mm) x 6.7 inches (171 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)3.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.3 inches (159 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm)
Weight240 oz (240 g)180 oz (180 g)
Display size6.59 inch5.99 inch
Display typeAMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 23401080 x 2160
Pixel density391 ppi403 ppi
Battery capacity6000 mAh5000 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU specs2.96GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size12GB6GB
Storage size1024GB128GB
Rear-camera resolution48 MP16 MP
Front-camera resolution24 MP16 MP

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