As you may know, ASUS and Xiamoi have launched their one of the smartphone product called ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. ZenFone Max Pro M1 offers the same Snapdragon 636 chipset, but ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes with pure Android 8.1 (Oreo) while Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro use MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat).

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs:

DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 93.1 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio) 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– MIUI 9

 

CAMERA Primary Dual: 13 MP (f/2.2+ 5 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Dual: 16 MP + 5 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash – 6 GB RAM model only
Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25µm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,HDR, panorama Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,panorama, HDR
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Secondary 8 MP (f/2.2)LED flash
16 MP, LED flash – 6 GB RAM model only
20 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1µm), LED flash, 1080p

 

PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 509 Adreno 509

 

MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM

So, Which Better?

In my opinion, ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes better. With a 5000mAh battery under the hood, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 could just turn out to be the battery champion in this category. For one thing, the M1 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, whereas Xiaomi hasn’t detailed a timeline yet for when the Redmi Note 5 Pro will be updated to Oreo.