Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs. MI Note 5 - An in-depth Comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, a cell phone that just recently released in partnership with the e-commerce portal Flipkart is now officially on the verge of launch. The Taiwanese electronics mammoth has propelled the cell phone solely on Flipkart for a beginning cost 10,999 rupees. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 went on its first major deal on 3rd May and accompanies an early on offer called ‘Flipkart Complete Protection’ for a fair of price of Rs 49. This likewise accompanies offers that go up till Rs 3,200 from Vodafone India, offering data benefits.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has two stockpiling variations – 32GB RAM model with 3GB capacity and 64GB RAM model with 4GB capacity. The 3GB variant comes at 10,999 rupees and the 4GB variant comes at 12,999 rupees. Asus additionally plans to present a variation with 6GB RAM along with a refreshed camera at Rs 14,999 in its later stage. Amid the occasion, Asus influenced various comparison reviews with Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus’s immediate rival as it has been a standout amongst the most popular smart phone in the 15,000 value section. Along these lines, right away, we should look at the two phones and perceive how they compete against one another.

Display and Design

Both Redmi Note 5 Pro  and Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch display screen, a Full HD+ resolution (2160×1080 pixels) and supports taller aspect ratio of 18:9. Both the gadgets include a metal uni-body packaging, yet Asus has its camera that resides at the level of the phone itself as opposed to that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Overall, the exterior look and feel does not have any grave difference at one look.

Both the cell phones highlight double back camera setup, yet Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has the flush of the camera with its body. It weighs 180 grams, while the Note 5 weighs 181 grams notwithstanding a battery smaller than Zenfone. The Zenfone Max Pro has two shading choices, namely Midnight Black or Gray and the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in rose gold, blue, black and gold hues.


The place the distinction between the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the most intriguing. Redmi Note 5 Pro has two variations – 4GB RAM variation with 64GB capacity and a 6GB RAM with 64GB of capacity. The Zenfone Max Pro M1, then again, accompanies 4GB or 3GB of capacity and 64GB or 32GB of inner storage capacities. Be that as it may, they are both controlled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, the octa-center CPU and Kryo 260 bunch and power-proficient 14nm design.

At the occasion, Asus asserted that Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a capability 1.54 times more than Redmi Note 5 Pro, in spite of utilizing similar chipset and having a lesser internal memory. Obviously, we cannot take Asus as it is without doing unbiased testing; however Android stock supporting the phone may help boost its overall performance. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the principal cell phone from Asus to use the Android 8.1 version and the organization is promising software updates the fastest. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, then again, uses MIUI 9 of the Android Nougat that is not the most recent however offers numerous customization which Xiaomi clients inevitably wind up loving.

Another real difference between these two gadgets is the reality the Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a bigger 5,000mAh battery and Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery. The stock Android support, control productive processor and extensive battery should imply that Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a better overall performance than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Asus is likewise intending to dispatch a variation with 6GB RAM that is expected to pit an aggressive competition against what Xiaomi's has to offer, at least for now.


Now, the opinions on camera and picture quality depend on how the user utilizes the features. Asus’s Zenfone Max Pro M1 includes a double back camera with an amalgamation of 13 mp and 5 mp picture sensors. Redmi’s Note 5 Pro is practically identical in this category with a mix of 12 mp and 5 mp sensors. Xiaomi utilizes refreshed Sony IMX picture sensors and it the same on Asus’s part is still under speculation for the Zenfone Max Pro M1.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has awed with its imaging capacity, particularly keeping in mind its cost. For the front camera, in any case, Redmi’s Note 5 Pro may score a little higher with its high-resolution 20-mp camera against Zenfone Max Pro M1’s 8 mp shooter.


The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is valued at 10,999 rupees for its 3GB RAM variation and the 4GB RAM variation is kept at 12,999 rupees. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is evaluated at 13,999 rupees for the 4GB RAM variation with 64GB capacity and 16,999 rupees for the 6GB RAM variation with 64GB of capacity. Asus unquestionably undermines Redmi Note 5 Pro in estimating; however, Asus still have a long way to go to make their space bigger in the Indian electronics market and as an obvious choice for smartphone users to invest in.


Up until now, the evaluations are useful for these two specific models, particularly in light of the value run. With the camera quality and battery life a still under hot speculations regarding which is better, the accomplishment really is a stand out for both Redmi Note 5 and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The reasonable pricing and the features and the highlights are in close vicinity to each other.

In this overall heads-on competition and as an unbiased reviewer, both phones are almost at the same place in ranking. However, the only concern hangs around the fact that Asus still has a long way to develop its customer base as opposed to Redmi’s already steady circle of thousands of trusted buyers. The run is close and only time will render its true winner.