Xiaomi has changed the budget segment completely even you can call Xiaomi as the budget king. But till when? Asus has launched its awesome budget smartphone that may kill Xiaomi’s budget smartphones. Let’s check the ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Redmi Note 5 comparison, who wins the battle?
Let me show you the Zenfone Max Pro M1 VS Redmi Note 5 Specifications:
Let’s see which one you should buy?
Zenfone Max Pro M1 gives you more battery, a big 18:9 display, better chipset, decent cameras and a stock OS. On the other hand, we have Redmi Note 5 which gives you standard 2017 chipset, single camera, very impressive design and slightly less battery.
The vote here is clear to ZenFone Max Pro M1 and we will tell you why. Even though you are getting a bigger battery, a big 18:9 display than the Redmi Note 5.
What we like about Redmi Note 5 is, It is compact and easy to hold than the Max Pro M1. But at the end of the day design is not everything. You obviously need everything better for bucks.
Whose design is better?
You know the Redmi Note 5 is much better than the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in terms of design and the reason is a lesser battery. We are getting a huge 5,000mAh battery which makes it a worthy smartphone.
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 has a more balanced rear camera design it looks more compact than the Redmi Note 5 and Pro. There is a fingerprint on the back and we found it as the same in speed, it is slightly different which is not a big deal.
Where both of the smartphones feature a premium metal-plastic combo build. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 surpasses the Redmi Note 5 by a minor margin whereas Note 5 still feels more compact and slimmer.
Let’s talk in the real-world scene:
Now, if we go through the devices what we find is Max Pro M1 has its own benefits and Note 5 has its own even though the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is faster than the Redmi Note 5. If you go with the Max Pro M1 you will get the stock Android UI with some quick optimizations.
Xiaomi is known for their budget smartphones but Zenfone has done an amazing job this time with the Max Pro M1. As per of daily usage, we did not find the selfie camera that great in low lights but the rear one worked well.
Zenfone Max Pro M1 Vs Redmi Note 5 Camera Comparision:
The Redmi Note 5 comes with a single 12MP with f/2.2 aperture camera. It has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash. Redmi Note 5 takes quite good selfies even in low lights. You can check the image below, we took these images in indoor low lights.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 features a 13MP + 5MP dual camera setup and we are now aware of sensors in it. We are quite impressed from the rear Zenfone Max Pro M1 camera. YOu can actually see the samples in this article.
If we see the images there you can see the saturation and more but we did not see the deep detailing in the pictures. In Note 5 you can see the background clearly, that is something good.
If you see the selfies, M1 takes good outdoor or sufficient light selfies and the amazing thing is it process the images well. It can shoot bokeh selfies without any burden.
After comparing these photographs and using both phones for a week, we can say the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is a better camera smartphone than the Redmi Note 5. The Max Pro M1 lacks in sharpness but the exposure management is good in it. The Max Pro M1 takes more natural colours with more details which is good for some as vice versa.
Can they last decent SOT for a day?
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 dominates here with a massive 5000mAh. It can keep the phone alive for 48 hours with a normal usage with 4G connectivity. The good thing is Redmi Note 5 is also known as a good battery phone.
What is good with saved bucks?
The Redmi Note 5 comes with the price of Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 for the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variant respectively.
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes at Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,999 for the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variant respectively.
Which smartphone is better in ZenFone Max Pro M1 VS Redmi Note 5 ?
Now, the conclusion of this comparison is the better phone. We find the Zenfone Max Pro M1 as the better smartphone with a longer battery, same price, dual cameras and stock android. Still, if you want to dig down it’s your choice.