Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 are the two budget handsets available for the best price in the market currently. But, are you confused about choosing the best from these two smartphones? Which smartphone is best for the price range of Rs.11000 to Rs.12000?
Please find the detailed comparison on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Redmi Note 5.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Redmi Note 5 Comparison:
Design, Hardware and Display:
Both smartphones are similar in terms of the display as both of them comes with 18:9 Full view display.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with 15.22cm(5.99″) Full HD+ (2160×1080) IPS display with Front 2.5D curved glass. The contrast ratio is 1500:1 and with 450 nits brightness.
The Redmi Note 5 comes with 15.2cm (5.99″) Full HD+ (2160×1080) IPS display. The contrast ratio is 1000:1 and with 450 nits brightness.
Dimensions of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1:
Weight: 180 grams
Dimensions of Redmi Note 5:
Weight: 180 grams
On both devices, the fingerprint sensor is located on the backside.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a Rear fingerprint sensor, Accelerator, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor.
The Redmi Note 5 has a Rear fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Accelerometer, Electronic Compass, Ambient light sensor and Hall effect sensor.
These two smartphones are dual SIM and on both SIM slots supports 4G VoLTE functionality on both smartphones.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8 GHz max Mobile Platform with 14nm, 64-bit Kryo Octa-core Processor with Adreno 509 GPU, Where the Redmi Note 5 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz max Octa-core Processor with Adreno 506 GPU.
Asus has Bluetooth 5.0 Since the Snapdragon 636 supports it and the Note 5 has Bluetooth 4.2 only.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants. Sooner 64 GB variant is also expected.
The Redmi Note 5 has 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants.
We can expand the storage on both the smartphones via microSD card. But, Asus supports up to 2 TB expandable memory via microSD which is huge and Asus has the dedicated slot for microSD whereas the Xiaomi has 3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray, in which you can use two SIMs at a time or one SIM card and a microSD card.
The dedicated microSD slot and huge expandable memory add value to the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs on Pure Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box whereas the Redmi Note 5 runs on MIUI operating system based on Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box. If you don’t like the default MIUI operating system, then the Pure Android experience will definitely impress you. Also, we don’t have much bloatware on the Asus as Xiaomi.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 features a 13 MP + 5 MP with LED flash Dual Rear Camera Setup and an 8 MP Camera with Softlight LED flash on the front.
The Redmi Note 5 features a 12 MP with LED flash Rear Camera Setup and a 5 MP Front Facing Camera with LED Flash.
The overall camera experience is almost similar, as both the smartphones feature similar setups. While coming to the selfies, Asus top the list with 8 MP camera. The Selfie
Zenfone Max Pro M1’s selfies capture natural colours with more details.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 packs a huge 5000 mAh battery where the Redmi Note 5 packs a 4000 mAh. Obviously, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 dominates the Redmi Note 5 in the category. Also, for every user battery is one of the main concern while buying a new smartphone. Thumps’ up to Asus for packing a huge battery.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is available in two colours Grey, Black.
Redmi Note 5 is available in four colours Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold. But the Lake Blue and Rose Gold variants are limited and the Black, Gold variants are available mostly during the sale.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is Priced at Rs.10,999 for the base 3GB/32GB variant and the 4GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs.12,999. Asus also confirmed that they will launch a 6GB/64GB variant with a 16MP + 5MP rear camera and a 16MP front camera for Rs.14,999. But, no confirmation about the launch date yet.
Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs.9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and the 4GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs.11,999.
Both the phones are available exclusively on Flipkart and both companies are selling their smartphone in a flash sale. As you aware flash sales are being a nightmare these days, as many of us are not able to buy the smartphones. If Asus has huge stocks of their product, then it will be a tough competition to Xiaomi.
Whats in the Box?
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Box Package Includes,
- ZenFone Max Pro with Pure Android™ Oreo™ 8.1
- Micro-USB cable
- Ejector pin (SIM tray needle)
- USB power adapter
- Documentation (user guide, warranty card)
Redmi Note 5 Box Package Includes,
- Redmi Note 5
- Power adapter
- USB cable
- Warranty card
- User guide
- SIM insertion tool
- Ultra-slim case
Well, both phones are merely equal in terms of specifications for the budget price range. But, in the overall experience, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 tops the list in terms of Battery Capacity, Camera, Operating System, Higher expandable storage, etc., If you are planning to buy a smartphone in the price range of Rs.11000 to Rs.12000, then Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the better choice then the Redmi Note 5. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is worth every penny of your spend.
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