Big Battery smartphones comparison: Lenovo Vibe P1 vs ASUS Zenfone Max vs Oukitel K10000


Are you a fan of phones with big batteries but have trouble deciding which one to choose? Welcome back to another round of comparison and this time around the Lenovo Vibe P1 is up against the ASUS Zenfone Max and Oukitel K10000. We are pitting these smartphones against each other because of their enormous battery power of 5000 mAh while the biggest one of them all, the Oukitel K10000 packs in a 10000 mAh battery, but being the biggest doesn’t always mean it’s better. So who won? Read below to find out.

Design and Features - Vibe P1 for the win

Clearly, the Vibe P1 and ZenFone Max both offer better designs than the thicker brick like K10000, but the Vibe P1 stands out more due to its metallic build and curved design. The ZenFone Max is no slouch either with a metallic full frame and premium ZenFone looks. The K10000 could appeal perhaps if it was introduced last year when angular designs were more the trend, but the bulky look does not help it win in the design aspect.

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Continuing from the subject above, although the k10000 has a 10000 mAh battery, the cameras (8MP + 2MP for the rear and front) lose out to both the Vibe P1 and Zenfone Max which have the same 13MP rear camera + 5MP front camera combo. The Vibe P1 has phase detection autofocus but the ZenFone Max has laser autofocus while both carry a dual-tone LED flash. But at least the screen display levels with the Zenfone Max, which carries a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 resolution; while the Vibe P1 also shares the same 5.5-inch display, its 1080 x 1920 resolution is superior.

What’s more, the k10000 is also lacking some features like a fingerprint sensor from the Vibe P1. The Zenfone Max doesn’t have one either, however it makes up for that by offering a free 5GB space with the app ASUS Storage for a lifetime which is nice. Also, both the Zenfone Max and Vibe P1 have Corning Gorilla Glass protection; while the Vibe P1 and k10000 have dual SIM slots.

Tech Specs + Performance - A massive battery and not much else

Ok, so what about the specifications? Unfortunately the k10000 has to sit this one out for the most part as well, as its processor is just a MediaTek MTK6735 + quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53, just barely losing out to both the Zenfone Max (Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 + quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53)  and Vibe P1 (Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 + quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53).

The Snapdragon 410 in the ZenFone Max is definitely more energy efficient than the Snapdragon 615 in the Vibe P1, but the P1 wins out again in terms of performance. However, since this comparison is more about the batteries, as both the ZenFone Max and Vibe P1 pack in 5000 mAh batteries, the ZenFone Max clearly offers better and longer-lasting battery life. While the MediaTek MTK6735 processor on the K1 isn't as energy efficient, the 10000 mAh battery on the K10000 means it can still outlast both the ZenFone Max and the Vibe P1.

Also, if we take these into considerations for graphic and video, the Vibe P1 should be the one performing the best with the resolutions and hardware given. In terms of memory storage, the Vibe P1 takes the cake with a 32GB memory. The latter two aren’t that bad as well with 16GB storage and all three have the same Android Lollipop OS and 2GB RAM. 

Price and Conclusion - Greater design and performance over Battery Life

The price of each smartphone is a tricky one because both the Zenfone Max and k10000 don’t have an official local price tag yet, if we were to convert the numbers, both devices are roughly around the same with RM850 more or less with the Vibe P1 being the most expensive among the three, coming up with RM1061 - RM1161.

After much consideration, we think it’s clear that the Vibe P1 is the winner out of these three mostly because of its superior tech specs and features. We would actually choose that device too based on the same reason even though the battery is not 10000 mAh, but if that’s not in your budget then I guess you can always go for the Zenfone Max or k10000 (if you don’t mind the 8MP + 2MP camera).

Those looking for a smartphone that can last more than a week should probably take a closer look at the K10000 if or when it comes to Malaysia but the ZenFone Max provides some middle ground if you're looking for a 5000 mAh phone with good features. That’s it for the battery war, would you also choose the Vibe P1? Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more from Technave!