Asus ZenFone Max vs Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1 Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?

Asus has launched its ZenFone Max smartphone in India for Rs. 9,999. Highlight of this device is its 5000mAh battery which is claimed to deliver up to 37.6 hours of talk time on 3G networks and up to 914 hours of standby time. It can also be used as a power bank to charge other devices.

It will compete with the likes of Gionee Marathon M5 and Lenovo Vibe P1 which also boast of their monstrous batteries. In this post, thus, we have pitted Asus ZenFone Max vs Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1 against each other to give you a fair idea about which smartphone is better in terms of specifications, features and price.

Asus Zenfone Max vs Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1

Asus ZenFone Max vs Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1: Comparison

Device/Features Asus ZenFone Max Gionee Marathon M5 Lenovo Vibe P1
Price Rs. 9,999 Rs. 17,999 Rs. 15,999
Display 5.5-inch HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.5-inch full HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Resolution 1280×720 pixels resolution 1280×720 pixels resolution 1920×1080 pixels resolution
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MediaTek MT6735 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU Quad-core Quad-core Octa-core
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 405
Memory 16GB 32GB 32GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 64GB Yes – up to 128GB Yes – up to 128GB
Battery 5000mAh 6020mAh 5000mAh with 24 watt super fast charging
Primary Camera 13 mega pixel, Laser Auto Focus with dual LED flash 13 mega pixel, Auto Focus with LED flash 13 mega pixel with ISO Cell sensor, PDAF, dual-color LED flash
Front Camera 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB OTG 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB OTG 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, OTG and NFC
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI 2.0 Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Amigo UI 3.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions/ Weight 156×77.5×10.55 mm/202 grams 152x76x8.5mm/214 grams 152.9×75.6×9.9 mm/189 grams
Fingerprint Sensor No No Yes

Processor & RAM

The Asus ZenFone Max and Lenovo Vibe P1 are powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processors coupled with 2GB of RAM. The Gionee Marathon M5 draws power from a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor clubbed with 3GB of RAM.


While display sizes of all three smartphones are same, there is a difference in screen resolution. The ZenFone Max and Marathon M5 feature a 5.5-inch HD display with resolution of 1280×720 pixels while the Vibe P1 flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.


The Gionee Marathon M5 and Lenovo Vibe P1 house 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The Asus ZenFone Max has 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.


This round is a tie. All the three smartphones sport a 13 mega pixel rear camera and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The rear cameras of ZenFone Max and Vibe P1 are accompanied with dual LED flash while Gionee Marathon M5 features single LED flash.


Battery department is highlight of all the three smartphones. The Asus ZenFone Max and Lenovo Vibe P1 are fueled by a 5000mAh battery whereas the Marathon M5 is backed up by a 6020mAh battery.


The Lenovo Vibe P1 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. Asus ZenFone Max and Gionee Marathon M5 run Android Lollipop operating system wrapped under their respective UI’s.

Additional Features

The Lenovo Vibe P1 features fingerprint sensor for additional security. Other two smartphones miss out on fingerprint scanner.


Asus ZenFone Max carries the lowest price tag of Rs. 9,999 followed by Lenovo Vibe P1 for Rs. 15,999 and Gionee Marathon M5 for Rs. 17,999.

You can buy these smartphones from following best buy links:

Asus ZenFone Max


Gionee Marathon M5


Lenovo Vibe P1



If you are looking for a massive battery smartphone in sub-Rs. 10,000 price range, then you should go for Asus ZenFone Max. The Gionee Marathon M5 offers monstrous 6020mAh battery and seamless performance with 3GB of RAM. If apart from battery, your priority is display and strict security, then Lenovo Vibe P1 with full HD display and fingerprint scanner is the smartphone you are looking for.

Which smartphone among Asus ZenFone Max vs Gionee Marathon M5 vs Lenovo Vibe P1 do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

Also Read: Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 With 1GB RAM Launched For Rs. 5,299

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