The courage to make decisions come from the ability to deducy the differences. If the above words are apt to the choice of choosing mid-range smartphones, the current battle will be among hold Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 5. Let us find out who is best in ability, standards and durability with the detailed review
Look & Feel
If seduction is an art of choosing , then without doubt we can say that Xiaomi smartphone is the best artist. We are witnessing the Note 5 Pro also from the Xiaomi seducts the market with its sleek and curved looks and nailed in creating a beautiful smartphone with speakers, camera and even the logo has right place. On other hand Asus also stands with it ; very handy and thin. Moreover both phones look identical to certain extent in terms of size and curved display and plastic- metal finish. Both the phones weigh about 180g and have an 18:9 ratio display but in this category, xiaomi wins with its better show up.
Display and Software
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 has 5.99″ inch massive screen with Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display. Colour reproduction in the device is quite amazing with 85% NISC colour gamats and 450 nits of brightness. In the software side, ASUS has a pure and void OREO 8.1 which gives the pure android experience capable of linking with the hardware flawlessly and its a merit which you can rely upon.
While the Redmi Note 5 also features a vibrant display with 18:9 aspect ratio with 5.99″ large , curved edge and capable of full screen. 2.5D front glass pixel of the device enables extra protection and looks to the machine. We have noted that the two devices Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 5 are reflecting different contrasts ; Warm and Cool. In this point ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is far more satisfying than Redmi Note 5
The clear cut difference making of the two gimmics can be measured right here on the huge difference in Camera. The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 packs a dual camera setup 13 Mega pixel PDAF camera + 5 Mega Pixel dedicated depth camera capable of high quality 4K video recording. Clearly, this is a huge plus in the smartphone segment and the camera really impressed us with perfect portraits and original chroma vibrances with superb bokeh mode
The Redmi Note 5 has 12MP HD camera with 1.25MM large pixel density for stunning lowlight photography and portraits. Redmi offers its preloaded modes and light adjustments but lack of dual setup camera seen in Zenfone Max Pro M1. Sadly we miss Depth mode feature in Redmi Note 5 while Zenfone Max Pro M1 marked it as key usp. As its run on stock android there lacks some modes in Zenfone camera. Although it offers light adjustments, ISO etc. So it doesn’t affect Zenny camera.
Flipping into front camera Zenfone Max Pro M1 features an 8MP selfie camera with softlight LED flash and miniature bokeh mode and clearly, it can boost off for perfect selfies. Xiaomi Note 5 has a 5MP front camera with beautify 40 which can create awesome selfies wherever you are but ASUS clearly takes this segment by pure awesomeness in cameras.
Here are some camera samples :
ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1
Redmi Note 5
The strength of warrior can clearly denoted by its performance on warface and the brains of perfect hardware can outmatch all other flaws. Redmi Note 5 comes with Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz matches adreno 506. The device available in different variants ; 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB RAM and Storage. We got 3GB variant for comparison with Zenfone Max Pro M1 3GB variant. The peformance of Redmi Note 5 is quite satisfying. The device is capable of performing high end gaming ; runs Modern Combat, NFS etc and the experience was good enough. Runs lag free and smooth. With multi tasking doesn’t feel any blinks or restart of apps to extent. Redmi Note 5 runs on MIUI 9.0 with Nougat version of Android
While coming to Zenfone Max Pro M1, The device built with Snapdragon 636 Kyro Octa- Core processor which is immensily faster than Redmi Note 5 and provied Adreno 509 GPU. The Zenfone Max Pro available in certain variants same as Redmi Note 5. We got 3GB version for reviewing.
As we previously mentioned, The first device from ASUS to Runs on pure android is Zenfone Max Pro M1 and also comes under first device in Partnership of ASUS with Flipkart aimed to hit market at its bull’s eye and it striked to a very extent. It could beat other mid range with topnotch and stock android combo plus hardware specs. The pure android may seems to a bit missing for some users but its also favour making difference from other ZenUI versions and Ofcourse zenny fans welcomes it. It could limit unwanted/preloaded apps and UI comications, thats adding plus points.
Passed Highend games and multi tasking ; runs easily on screen. Running with several benchmark tests ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 scored a higher rank beating Redmi Note 5 .
Antuntu and Geek Benchmark Scores
Redmi Note 5 provides 4000 mAH battery while Zenfone Max Pro M1 packs a powerful long lasting 5000 mAH battery. Its too powerful comparing to Redmi Note 5. Zenfone MAX PRO M1 offers a dedicated slot for memory card; we can insert both dual sims and memory card at same time while the Redmi Note 5 follows old setup of hybrid slot which works only one sim and SD card or two sims only at a time. Fingerprint sensor is faster in Redmi Note 5 than in Zenfone Max Pro M1.
In this information age filled with chaos, mixed with digital entertainment, our nearest partner is smartphone and opting a right one is as tough as finding a life partner. ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note are on nearly same pricing and features. Its not too difficult to choose your perfect buddy. If you need a simple smartphone with impressive camera and unbeatable performance, go for Zenfone Max Pro M1 and if you can compromise on some pro features for Rs.1000 you may choose for Redmi Note 5 with top notch features at a less price.
Review by Aldon Baby,Youth Page
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