Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Why Note 5 Pro is still a king

redmi note 5 pro vs asus zefone max pro m1

Last time around we gave you a couple of reasons that put the new comerĀ Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 above the well known and loved Redmi Note 5 Pro. Yes, the new prince is capable, but that doesn’t mean the Note 5 Pro is called the king of budget for naught.

The Note 5 Pro has enough capabilities to stand a worthy competitor to the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. If you’re trying to decide between the two phones, the below arguments might help you understand why the Note 5 Pro cannot be taken lightly.


Both the Redmi Note 5 Pro and theĀ Zenfone Max Pro M1 come equipped with 4GB RAM/64GB memory options, similar display with the same resolution, an identical processor. Surprisingly, they both weight the same as well (180g). But that’s where it ends.


Three reasons to consider the Redmi Note 5 Pro over the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1:

1. After sales network

Asus isn’t exactly a new player in the Indian market and perhaps, has been longer here than Xiaomi. But the speed at which the latter has expanded its network in the last few years is even giving market leaders like Samsung a run for their money.

Xioami arguably has a better sales and support network across India and this should make it easier for you to repair your phone if something goes wrong.


2. Brand value

Here’s how having a better brand value helps. One, it ensures you get more value out your phone when you trade it in for a new phone in the future. And second, it ensures you get your phone’s accessories easily and at a reasonable price in the local market.

Xiaomi beats Asus hands down when it comes to brand recall and availability of accessories.


3. Front camera

While real-life performance can’t be commented upon merely by a gaze on the specs, the Note 5 Pro’s 20MP front camera looks promising and far better than the Asus’ 8MP unit.

Don’t get us wrong. 8 megapixels on the front camera is great and maybe 20MP can be called a overkill. But hey, we commoners expect more out of everything and the Note 5 Pro might just do that in the selfies department.


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