Over the last 3 years, Xiaomi went from an unknown Chinese brand and corporation to be India’s largest smartphone manufacturer. It did so by introducing budget phones that offered nice price and specification. For example, one in each of the areas Xiaomi targeted on last year was battery life — it started rolling out phones with larger batteries and providing optimizations among MIUI to take out the maximum battery life.

Xiaomi’s phones consistently lead the charts once it involves battery life. The mixture of two-day battery life and tight specs allowed the Redmi Note 4 to become the popular phone in Asian nation last year, and also the Redmi Note 5 Pro builds on by providing beefier hardware and a more robust camera — whereas retentive a similar nice battery life.

Xiaomi’s ability to undercut its rivals is unmatched within the business. Not only in the phone segment but also with its lifestyle products. That is why the launch of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is such a big occasion — ASUS is effectively beating Xiaomi at its own game, which ought to be worrisome to India’s leading smartphone whole.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 offers Snapdragon 636 chipset as same as Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, it comes with a pure Android One and retails at a lower cost purpose. it is time to search out if ASUS’ latest budget phone has what it takes to disinvest on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Specs


Category ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Display 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+
(2160×1080) IPS LCD panel
403ppi pixel density
450 nits brightness
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+
(2160×1080) IPS LCD panel
403ppi pixel density
Gorilla Glass
SoC Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Eight Kryo 260 cores up to 1.8GHz
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Eight Kryo 260 cores up to 1.8GHz
GPU Adreno 509 Adreno 509
Storage 32GB/64GB/64GB
microSD slot up to 2TB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Rear camera 13MP Omnivision 16880 f/2.2 lens + 5MP f/2.4 lens
PDAF, LED flash
4K video recording
12MP f/2.2 lens + 5MP f/2.0 lens
PDAF, LED flash
1080p video recording
Front shooter 8MP f/2.0
1080p video recording
20MP f/2.2 lens
LED Selfie light
1080p video recording
Beautify 4.0
Connectivity LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 with AptX
Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack
LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0
Micro-USB, 3.5mm jack, IR blaster
Networks LTE: 1/3/5/7/8/20/40 LTE: 1/3/5/40/41
Battery 5000mAh battery
Fast charging (5V/2A)
4000mAh battery
5V/2A over MicroUSB
Fingerprint Rear fingerprint sensor Rear fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 159 x 76 x 8.46mm 158.6 × 75.4 × 8.05mm
Weight 180g 181g
Colors Meteor Silver, Deepsea Black Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black

Where they’re both equal

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June 1, 2018

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