Asus Zenfone Max Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

For a long time, Xiaomi was the only company in the value-for-money budget price segment in smartphones.

One of the launch offers that come with the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is that it comes with Flipkart's "Complete Mobile Protection" which covers all possible damages - such as including screen breakage and liquid damage - at a cost of Rs 49 and is valid for a year.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was launched last week and its first sale in India is scheduled for May 3, exclusively on Flipkart.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a starting price of Rs 10,999 in India for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant, while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 12,999. If buyers are confused which smartphone they should buy then here's a comparison of both smartphones. This means that it is a direct competitor of the highly popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

If we have to pit it against the Zenfone Max Pro M1, there are some similarities.

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Coming to the specifications of the Asus Zenfone Live L1, the smartphone features a 5.5 inch 18:9 aspect ratio display with (1440 x 720) HD+ resolution. Asus claims that the response speed of the fingerprint sensor will also improve. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a power-packed and affordable smartphone by Asus, which takes on the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi. The new 6GB RAM variant will have a 16MP+5MP rear camera and 16MP front facing camera in comparison.

The single rear camera of the phone carries a 13 MP sensor with LED flash and PDAF.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has started receiving a software update which brings Face Recognition, April 2018 security patch and other improvements. The new device has 32GB/64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB through a dedicated MicroSD card slot. The handset runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9.

ZenFone Max Pro M1 will to be available for purchase in India again on May 10, the company has announced in a statement. Interestingly though, the 2GB variant of the phone comes with ZenUI 5.0 on top of its Android Oreo operating system while the 1GB model will feature Android Oreo Go Edition instead.

  • Delia Davidson