Redmi Note 5 Pro Vs Asus zenphone max pro M1- Which is better and why

Redmi note 5 Pro:

Redmi note 5 pro is exceptionally one of the best mid range device and it literally dint have a worthy competitor till now. As we comoared here Nokia 6 2018 tried to compete but it fails in a small margin. But Now note 5 pro has a competitor which offers better specs with lesser price. Looks like Asus has learned it’s mistakes and instead of it’s customized OS, the company went with the stock version.

How good is Asus Zenphone Max Pro. Let us see.

Asus ZenPhone Max Pro:

Asus has made a comeback and it is grand.Flipkart announced it’s long-term partnership with the Taiwanese tech giant ASUS. As part of the collaboration, the companies have launched the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphone in India which will be a flipkart exclusive.

We’ve seen the detailed specification here. We feel as Asus has done the homework and brought as one of the best packed mid range smart phone.  Has it surpassed Redmi Note 5 pro. Let’s see.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Vs Asus zenphone max pro M1:

Please see the compairion chart below and we’ll see the verdict at the end

Asus Pro M1Redmi note 5 pro
OSPure Android Oreo 8.1MIUI
Display Size5.99 inch5.99 inch
Resolution2160 x 1080 Pixels2160 x 1080 Pixels
18:9 aspect ratio18:9 aspect ratio
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPUAdreno 509Adreno 509
Internal Storage32 GB/ 64 GB32 GB/ 64 GB
RAM3 GB / 4GB4 GB / 6 GB
Primary13MP + 5MP with Bokeh12MP + 5 MP with portrat mode
Secondary8MP20 MP selfie cam
FlashRear and Front flashRear and Front flash
SIM TypeDual SimDual Sim
SD CardUpto 2 TBUpto 128 GB
SD card slotDedicated slotHybrid slot
Sensorsrear Fingerprint sensorrear Fingerprint sensor
Face unlockFace unlock
Battery5000 mAh4000 mAh
PriceRs. 10,999 & Rs.12,999Rs. 13,999 & Rs. 16,999

Which is better in Asus Zenphone Max Pro M1:

  • Battery: 5000 mAh battery is really huge Vs. Redmi’s 4000 mAh Batter
  • OS- Asus provides pure version of Android 8.1 hence we may expect faster android updates compated to the highly customized MIUI.
  • Asus provides a dedicated memory card slot that supports upto 2 TB whereas Redmi provides hybrid slot.
  • Price: For the first time i see Redmi lose in the price category.  Asus’s Zenphone price range starts from Rs.10,999.

What’s better in Redmi Note 5 Pro:

Though Asus did it best to beat Redmi note 5 pro, only one thing which redmi did better is selfie camera. Redmi note 5 pro sports with 20MP front facing camera and Asus ZenPhone comes with 8 MP front camera.



From the specs sheet, we can clear see that Zenphone provides better at a lesser price. Except the front camera, Zenphone Max Pro P1 stands tall in battery, price and variants.

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