Recently, Asus has launched its new budget-oriented smartphone called, ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1, which has the dual camera setup on the back, and a massive high capacity battery which offers long-lasting talk time on the latest 4G network. On the other side, we have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone, which has a single rear camera sensor and also comes with a massive high-capacity battery.

But What’s the difference between in these two phones, So, if you are confused about which one is best to buy then don’t worry. Here, below we have mentioned the best comparison between of these two smartphones so that you can get an idea of that which smartphone is the best than other.

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As we have mentioned above, In April, Asus has launched its new budget-oriented Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone, along with a Dual Rear camera and high capacity battery. But, the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 smartphone was launched in February 2018, along with the full View IPS display and massive high capacity battery.

But the main questions is that can Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone beat the Redmi Note 5 smartphone. On paper, this is possible but, can really the Asus Zenfone Max M1 smartphone compete to the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 smartphone, If you are excited to see, then read this full guide, and after reading, also share your thoughts in the comment section below. So let’s get started.

ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Redmi Note 5 – Comparision

Design and Display

As we have mentioned above, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone is a budget-oriented Android-based smartphone and comes with a full metal body frame along with the rounded edges.

While the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphone also comes with a full metal body frame and featured rounded edges so that user can easily hold and use this smartphone for a long time without any issue. The Body design of both the smartphone is easy to hold and allows the user use for a long time.

The Back panel of both the smartphones are fully fingerprint magnet and catches your fingerprint instantly, whenever you use the device. So, if you want to rid of this, then we suggest you use a back case cover on your smartphone.

As you know that the Redmi Note 5 smartphone looks similar to the Redmi Note 4 smartphone, so the rear part of Redmi Note 5 smartphone looks similar to the Redmi Note 5 smartphone. On the back side of this device, you will find 12.0 megapixels Primary Autofocus camera along with the Dual-tone dual LED flash. And a fast and accurate fingerprint sensor.

While on the back of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone, you will find a Dual Vertical Rear Camera setup. In which, the first sensor is about 13.0 megapixels, and the other one is about 5.0 megapixels, along with the single LED flash. The rear middle side of the smartphone, you will also find an accurate fingerprint scanner.

In terms of display, Both the smartphones come with a bright and sharp IPS Display Panels, which offers bright and sharp graphics while watching movies or while playing high-end games.

But the display of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone looks more pretty than the Redmi Note 5 smartphone. And both the smartphones come with a “Read Mode” that allows it to tints your screen amber so that you can easily be able to look at your screen in dim light conditions.

Both the smartphones come with a large 6.0 (5.99) inches 18:9 aspect ratio display, and supports the pixel resolution of 1080 x 2160p. The 18:9 aspect ratio display of both smartphones makes them a full View Display smartphone. The navigation buttons on both the smartphone have on-screen. And each time they disappear when you are not using them.

Software and Performance

In terms of operating system, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone runs on MIUI v9.2.1, which is fully based on Google’s Android v7.1.2 Nougat operating system. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone runs on Google’s latest Stock Android v8.1.0 Oreo operating system, along with the all Google Apps such as Dialer, Message, Files, Calendar, etc.

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For the security, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone users will also get the Android Security Patch level of January 1, 2018 on their smartphone. But on the other hand, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone users will get the latest Android Security Patch level of April 1, 2018 on their device.

There is no much difference in these two security patch level on these smartphones. But, as the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone comes with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating, that’s the reason that Asus users will get the latest security patch level.

In terms of performance, you can find a difference in these two smartphones, because the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 64-bit 14nm FinFET based Kryo Processor.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 64-bit 14nm FinFET based Processor, which is an earlier version of the Snapdragon 636, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor has same features and built on a same 14nm manufacturing technology, but the difference in these two processors is only that, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor is optimized.

Except this, both the Soc processors are the based on Octa Core 64bit and offer faster performance while multitasking or gaming.

For the Graphics, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU and while the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone has Qualcomm Adreno 509 GPU. There is no much difference too in these two GPUs. And these both have the ability to render graphics up to FHD+ resolution.

Camera and Storage

In terms of camera and photography, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone comes with 12.0 megapixels Primary Autofocus camera along with the Dual-tone Dual LED flash. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone has Dual Rear Vertical Camera setup on the back. And in which, the first sensor is about 13.0 megapixels, and the other one is about 5.0 megapixels.

In the camera department, there are no mean to compare cameras of these two smartphones. Because the Xiaomi redmi Note 5 smartphone comes with an only 12.0 megapixels sensor and while the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone has dual camera setup. But there is still a chance to compare these both cameras.

Because the First sensor of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphones rear camera is about 13.0 megapixels. And in our test, we have seen that the pictures on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone looks dull than Redmi Note 5 smartphone’s pictures.

So, as we have also mentioned in our review of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone that the captured pictures on this device are not sharp and bright.

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For the selfie, you will find 8.0 megapixels of fixed focus secondary camera on the front side of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone comes with 5.0 megapixels of fixed focus selfie camera along with the bright LED flash, which allows you to capture bright and sharp photos and videos in low light conditions.

The front camera of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone allows you to shoot in Bokeh Mode, and Portrait Mode. But, with the front-facing selfie camera of Redmi Note 5 smartphone, you can only shoot photos in beauty mode. Both the front camera of both smartphones are able to shoot videos in FHD 1080p resolution.

In terms of storage, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone comes in a two different 32GB and 64GB storage variants, while the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone also come in a two different 32GB and 64GB storage variants.

But for the expandable storage option, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone has a separate MicroSD card slot and allows you to expand your device storage up to 2TB via MicroSD card. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone a hybrid sim slot and has the expandable storage option, which allows you to expand your device storage up to 128GB via MicroSD card.

Connectivity and Battery

In term of connectivity, both smartphones come with a latest 4G VoLTE cellular connectivity feature including the backward compatibility. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone also comes with the other connectivity features such as WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.5Ghz, Bluetooth v4.2 (A2DP, LE), WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, IR Blaster, GPS (GLONASS, BDS), USB OTG, FM Radio, and 3.5mm audio jack.

On the other hand, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone also comes with other connectivity features such as WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.5Ghz, Bluetooth v5.0, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Cast, USB OTG, MicroUSB, and 3.5mm audio jack.

Sensors on both smartphones include Accelerator, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, E-Compass, etc. But the additionally, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone has Hall effect sensor and Ambient light sensor. In terms of battery, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone has massive 4000mAh high-capacity Li-Po non-removable battery, which can offer up to 9 to 11 hours non-stop usage.

While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone has massive 5000mAh high-capacity Li-ion non-removable battery, which can offer up to 6 to 11 hours non-stop usage. And the battery of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone can last for a day on moderate usage.

The Battery of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone takes about less than 3 hours to get fully charged from 0% to 100% using the provided power adaptor. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone takes about 2 and a half hour to get fully charged from 0% to 100% using the provided power adaptor.

Pricing and Color

In terms of pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone has priced at the INR 9,999 for the 3GB – 32GB storage variant, and INR 11,999 for the 4GB – 64GB storage variant. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone has priced at the INR 10,999 for the 3GB – 32GB storage variant and INR 12,999 for the 4GB – 64GB storage variant.

In terms of color, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone is available in four different Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold color variant. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone is available in two Black and Grey color variants.

The Finale Thoughts

In terms of 18:9 aspect ratio full-view display, performance, massive battery, both the smartphones are best option to buy.

If you want to any of these two smartphones, then we recommend you to buy Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone with a dual rear camera and massive battery capacity. Because, Asus Zenfone has more battery capacity, latest Android operating system, Dual rear camera, and much more, when compared to Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone.

If you want to buy a dual rear camera smartphone along with the best-in-class features, then the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro is the best smartphone when compared to Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone. If you have any suggestion on this comparison, then please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Specifications ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Manufacturer Asus Xiaomi
Operating System Pure Android 8.1 Oreo MiUI 9.2.0 (Android 7.1.2 Nougat)
Display 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ IPS LCD panel 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ IPS LCD panel
Rear Camera 13MP f/2.2 lens + 5MP f/2.4 lens, LED flash 12MP f/2.2 lens PDAF, Dual LED flash
Front Camera 8.0 Megapixel 5.0 Megapixel
Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-Core, 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core, 14nm
Graphics Adreno 509 GPU Adreno 506 GPU
Memory & Storage 3GB & 32GB /4GB & 64GB (upto 2TB) 3GB & 32GB /4GB & 64GB (upto 128GB)
Dimensions (mm) 159.00 x 76.00 x 8.46 158.50 x 75.45 x 8.05
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP), FM, GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 (OTG) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.20 (A2DP), FM, GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 (OTG)
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Sensors Fingerprint, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass Fingerprint, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Ports Dual Nano SIM slot/MicroSD slot/3.5mm Audio Jack Dual Nano SIM slot/3.5mm Audio Jack
Colour Black, Gray Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold
Release Date 2018, April 2018, February