Comparison between:
- TCL Plex
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3
- Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

TCL PlexXiaomi Mi Max 3Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra
TCL PlexXiaomi Mi Max 3
Prices
Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra
Model alias-Mi Max3ZU680KL

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width76.56 mm
7.656 cm
0.251 ft
3.014 in
87.4 mm
8.74 cm
0.287 ft
3.441 in
93.9 mm
9.39 cm
0.308 ft
3.697 in
Height162.2 mm
16.22 cm
0.532 ft
6.386 in
176.15 mm
17.615 cm
0.578 ft
6.935 in
186.4 mm
18.64 cm
0.612 ft
7.339 in
Thickness8.06 mm
0.806 cm
0.026 ft
0.317 in
7.99 mm
0.799 cm
0.026 ft
0.315 in
6.8 mm
0.68 cm
0.022 ft
0.268 in
Weight192 g
0.42 lbs
6.77 oz
221 g
0.49 lbs
7.8 oz
233 g
0.51 lbs
8.22 oz
Volume100.09 cm³
6.08 in³
123.01 cm³
7.47 in³
119.02 cm³
7.23 in³
ColorsOpal White
Obsidian Black
Black
Gold
Blue
Gray
Silver
Pink
Body materialsGlass
Plastic
Aluminium alloyAluminium alloy

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM
Micro-SIM / microSD
Number of SIM cards222
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)--
--SIM1 - 2G; 3G; 4G
SIM2 - 2G; 3G; 4G

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMA-CDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHz
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz (B5)
W-CDMA 900 MHz (B8)
W-CDMA 1900 MHz (B2)
W-CDMA 2100 MHz (B1)
W-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
UMTS--UMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz (B6)
LTELTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 850 MHz (B26)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
TD-SCDMA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 9.0 Pie
Android 10
MIUI V9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V10.2 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
User interface (UI)TCL UI-ZenUI 3.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 675Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Process technology11 nm14 nm28 nm
CPU2x 2.0 GHz Kryo 460, 6x 1.7 GHz Kryo 4604x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.6 GHz Kryo 2604x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A72, 4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8ARMv8
CPU cores888
CPU frequency2000 MHz1800 MHz1800 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 612Qualcomm Adreno 509Qualcomm Adreno 510
GPU frequency--550 MHz
RAM capacity6 GB4 GB
6 GB
3 GB
4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR3
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz1333 MHz933 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage128 GB64 GB
128 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
UFS 2.1eMMC 5.1eMMC

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPSIPS
Diagonal size6.53 in
165.86 mm
16.59 cm
6.9 in
175.26 mm
17.53 cm
6.8 in
172.72 mm
17.27 cm
Width2.74 in
69.51 mm
6.95 cm
3.09 in
78.38 mm
7.84 cm
3.33 in
84.68 mm
8.47 cm
Height5.93 in
150.6 mm
15.06 cm
6.17 in
156.76 mm
15.68 cm
5.93 in
150.54 mm
15.05 cm
Aspect ratio2.167:12:1
2:1 (18:9)
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density395 ppi
155 ppcm
350 ppi
137 ppcm
324 ppi
127 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area84.56 %80.06 %73.06 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Dotch (punch-hole) display
2.5D curved glass screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
6-axis color enhancement
2D edge enhancement
NXTVISION technology
Pixelworks Visual Processor
82% NTSC
1500:1
450 cd/m²
2.5D curved glass screen
1500:1 contrast ratio
84% NTSC
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.5D curved glass screen
Full Lamination Technology
Bluelight Filter
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
95% NTSC
Viewing angle - 178°

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
--Fingerprint sensor model - Synaptics

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX582 Exmor RSSamsung S5K2L7Sony IMX318 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS BSIISOCELLCMOS
Sensor size--5.49 x 4.11 mm
0.27 in
Sensor format1/3.1"1/2.56"-
Pixel size1 µm
0.001000 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
1 µm
0.001000 mm
Crop factor--6.31
ISO100 - 3200--
Aperturef/1.8f/1.9f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-3.94 mm4 mm
25.24 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Number of lenses6-6
Flash typeDual LEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution8000 x 6000 pixels
48 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
5488 x 4112 pixels
22.57 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF)
Night Mode
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Laser autofocus (LAF)
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Angle of view - 79˚
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary rear camera - 16MP (ultra-wide)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3P9SP (#2)
Sensor type - ISOCELL (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Angle of view - 123° (#2)
Third rear camera - 2MP (depth-sensing)
Sensor model - OmniVision OV02K (#3)
Sensor type - PureCel Plus (#3)
Sensor size - 1/2.8" (#3)
Pixel size - 2.9 μm (#3)
Aperture size - f/1.8 (#3)
Angle of view - 77° (#3)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
720p @ 120 fps
Secondary rear camera - 5 MP
Sensor model - Samsung S5K5E8 (#2)
Sensor size - 1/5" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.12 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.0 (#2)
Largan lens
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelOmniVision OV24B1QSamsung S5K4H7-
Sensor typePureCelISOCELL-
Sensor format1/2.83"1/4"-
Pixel size0.9 µm
0.000900 mm
1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
-
Aperturef/2f/2f/2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-2.99 mm3 mm
Field of view--85 °
Number of lenses5--
Image resolution5664 x 4248 pixels
24.06 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution-1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS-30 fps30 fps
Features-Face unlock-
Sensor type - PureCel Plus-S
Angle of view - 78.2˚
Screen flash
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
-Panorama

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
HD Voice
Active noise cancellation with dual microphones
NXP TFA9890
-Hi-Res Audio
192 kHz / 24-bit

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11ac
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
--MU-MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
EDR
LE
A2DP
EDR
HID
LE
A2DP
EDR
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
VoWifi
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC+
AMR-WB
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
enhanced AAC+
AAC LC
AMR-NB
Vorbis
PCM/WAVE
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
QuickTime
MP4
VC-1
WebM
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3820 mAh5500 mAh4600 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time12 h
720 min
0.5 days
--
3G talk time25 h
1500 min
1 days
-34 h
2040 min
1.4 days
3G stand-by time396 h
23760 min
16.5 days
--
4G talk time16 h 30 min
16.5 h
990 min
0.7 days
--
4G stand-by time396 h
23760 min
16.5 days
--
Charger output power9 V / 2 A5 V / 2 A
9 V / 2 A
5 V / 2 A
9 V / 2 A
Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Features-Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Charging time - 1 hour 45 minutes--

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-1.584 W/kg0.302 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.417 W/kg1.18 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresCustomizable smart key--
 TCL PlexXiaomi Mi Max 3Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra