Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 launched in India at Rs10999/$165 to rival the likes of Redmi Note 5. Redmi series in India has always been the best seller in terms of best value for money device. Redmi note 4 was the top-selling smartphone in India last year and this year it seems to be the same story being no competition in this segment.
Asus very quietly entered the scene to give a tough competition to the Redmi Note series this year with a very aggressively priced device. The Redmi Note 5 is one of the most desired devices currently, however, it can change as the new Asus Zenfone seems a tough competitor.
Asus Zenfone Max M1 Pro Specs and Price
Price of the new Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 starts at Rs10,999/$165 which is similar to the base variant of Redmi Note 5. The former comes with a Snapdragon 636 Soc whereas the latter is powered by the older generation Snapdragon 625. Asus here takes an edge with the latest processor being at the same price point. In addition, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a dual camera compared to the single lens on Redmi Note 5.
Apart from the latest processor, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a 3GB/4GB RAM variant with a massive 5000 mAh battery. Asus has also moved to a cleaner and faster stock Android UI compared to the highly customizable and skinned MiUi of Xiaomi Redmi phones. It also supports a dual 4G sim slot along with a dedicated Micro SD Card slot. The display on the device is the new 18:9 thin bezel display.
Furthermore, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be available in India via the online seller Flipkart without any flash sale unlike the case with Redmi Note 5. It will be easier to get hold and less frustrating for the consumers looking to buy a new smartphone. Xiaomi’s flash sale model has received a lot of criticism for being less transparent and faulty. Asus with the open sale can be the choice for people who until now was waiting to buy a Redmi Note 5.
The new Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 looks a very impressive device with powerful specs and lot to offer at the price point. It can rightly be a worthy competitor for the Redmi Note 5 is not better than it in some areas especially the cameras, battery and open sale.