Summary: Asus finally announced that the Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB will go on sale from July 26 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 14,999. Now at the same price point, the biggest competition is the Redmi Note 5 Pro. To ease the confusion of consumers between this two devices, we have evaluated five points about the Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB version which will help you to decide whether to buy it or not.
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Main Article: Presently, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro holds the title of best smartphone in the 15k range. However, now it seems like the title will be challenged by the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB variant as it offers much more at the same price. On the contrary part, Redmi Note 5 Pro 6GB variant at Rs. 16,999 doesn’t justify the pricing at all. On the other hand Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 starting price is Rs. 10,999 and now with the launch of 6GB model the price is leveled with the 4GB variant of the Note 5 Pro which is available at Rs. 14,999. Now for the consumers, it will feel pretty confusing to choose between this two. So we are here to ease the confusion for you. Therefore, We have 5 reasons why you should consider Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM Variant at Rs. 14,999.
1. Display and Design
Firstly, let’s talk about the display as it features a similar display like the Note 5 Pro. However, the display on this device has got 1500:1 contrast ratio which means the display can produce really punchy colors. On the contrary, the display does not come with the gorilla glass protection but it is not a deal breaker at all. A simple tempered glass can fix this issue and it is highly recommended to buy one. The screen is the most interactive part of any smartphone and we are pretty sure you’ll not be disappointed.
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If we come to the design part, it is a simple generic design with no camera bump on the back and it is a good thing. These days everyone uses a back cover on their smartphones so it doesn’t really matter much how the device look inside the back cover. The dimensions of this device are very similar to the Note 5 pro but despite having a larger 5000mah battery, it weights at 180 grams. The Max Pro M1 also got a triple card slot which is a pretty small thing but a very important one as it will offer to insert two SIMs and a MicroSD seamlessly.
It is the most controversial part of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 as this is the one thing that kept it from becoming the best smartphone at sub 15k range. However, this time Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB Variant comes with the promise of the better cameras. Now it will feature a 16MP (f/2.0, PDAF) + 5MP (f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor) in this variant and 16MP front camera as well. We are hoping that this time Asus will not disappoint us in the camera department as on paper the camera specs are looking very promising to us.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 as the Redmi Note 5 Pro. So, there is no doubt it can perform any task at ease as SD 636’s processing power is pretty impressive. The new version also comes with the 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal thus multitasking on this device will be a breeze. In contrast, the Redmi Note 5 Pro only offers 4GB RAM at the same price. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 also comes with a massive 5000mah battery which gives it an edge over Note 5 Pro’s 4000mah battery. Both the device will give one day plus battery backup but Zenfone Max Pro M1’s extra 1000mah can last a bit longer. So when it comes to the performance Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB is the clear winner.
It is the one place where two devices differ a lot as Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with Stock Android but the Note 5 Pro comes with MIUI on top. However, both the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Though some users prefer the stock Android experience over any custom skin so this device will surely fulfill that need. On the other hand, Asus also promised two Android updates on Zenfone Max Pro M1 so we have the company will keep the promise.
Asus did the pricing of Zenfone Max Pro M1 very aggressively in the Indian market. As a result, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM Variant is priced at Rs. 14,999 which is offering much better price to performance ratio than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Keeping all these five points in mind we can surely conclude it is now the most value for money device at the 15k price point.
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