ZenFone Max Pro M1 is ready to hit the midrange market in India. Recently ASUS has launched its latest smartphone in the Indian market, named ZenFone Max Pro M1. The exclusive sale of smartphone will go on Flipkart from 3 May 2018.

Specifications of ZenFone Max Pro M1

Let’s talk about the specifications of the device as the Max Pro M1 will come with a 5.99-inch FHD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. According to claim of ASUS, device will come with 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 450 nits of brightness level.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, Max Pro M1 will be come with an Adreno 509 GPU.

There are three variants of the device which has launched by ASUS

  1. 3/32 GB for Rs. 10,999
  2. 4/64 GB for Rs. 12,999
  3. 6/64 GB for Rs. 14,999

On the other hand, Apart from two nano-SIM slots, users have a choice of expanding the storage with up to 2 TB with the help of the dedicated microSD card slot. The device will feature Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box on the software side of things.

The Pro M1 also comes with an 8 MP camera sensor on the front of the device .Talking about rear cameras, a dual camera setup on the back of the device with a 13 MP and 5 MP camera sensor has been placed. It has Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro-like hardware which is powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery along with support for fast charging.

Getting into competition with Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Honor 9 Lite vs Redmi Note 5 vs Moto X4, what to choose?

The timing of launch seems to be perfect as it’s the right time to discover how it stacks up against the competition of current market. Will it be able to target the mid-range segment? Let’s find out. For this review, we’re going to compare it with the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Honor 9 Lite and Moto X4.

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All above mentioned devices have somewhat similar hardware on paper, that’s why we are doing a comparison among them. So, you can select the one smartphone which suits you best.

Now, if we talk about pure specifications, Max Pro M1 comes with similar specifications that Xiaomi packs in its Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, ASUS is offering more RAM variants with the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage option with reasonable price at Rs 10,999 in contrast to the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage variant that Xiaomi is providing at Rs 13,999.

The top end variant by ASUS features 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage for Rs 14, 999, that is Rs 2,000 cheaper than Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

In terms of pricing storage variants in the market, ASUS will be competing with Huawei’s Honor 9 Lite. Honor has capacity to match ASUS in pricing with a stellar offering.

While talking about camera section, Max Pro M1 comes with a 13 MP and 5MP dual camera setup. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 Pro packs 12 MP and 5 MP and Honor 9 Lite features 13 MP and 2MP camera setup. The Redmi Note 5 Pro takes the lead in the competition with its 20 MP front camera offering which clicks impressive pictures.

Asus will offer an almost stockpile Android experience with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box running with a 5,000 mAh battery. Its competitor Note 5 Pro is offering 4,000 mAh battery. Here, we are going to see a fierce battle good between ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Note 5 Pro in a price sensitive market such as India and Pakistan.

Here, we’re currently comparing them only by their specifications on paper but later we may do their testing and a long review in detail. So, stay in touch with NetMag.


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