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Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Vs Honor 7X Vs Moto G5s Plus: Price And Specifications Compared

The major highlights of ZenFone Max Pro are- dual rear camera, 18:9 ratio display, Android 8.1 Oreo, 8-megapixel selfie camera, 5,000mAh battery, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. Let’s take a look at the newly launched smartphone’s price and specifications and compare them with its competitors.

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Only a few years ago, Asus used to be a very popular smartphone brand among Indian consumers but with the advent of Xiaomi and Motorola, Asus’ charm faded. Last year, Asus launched only two handsets whereas other brands came with 5-6 devices on an average.

With impressive specifications, Asus ZenFone Max Pro is Asus’ weapon to revive its position in the Indian market.

The major highlights of ZenFone Max Pro are- dual rear camera, 18:9 ratio display, Android 8.1 Oreo, 8-megapixel selfie camera, 5,000mAh battery, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636.

In the mid-range smarphone segment Asus Zenfone Max Pro will face competition with the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro, Honor 7X, and Moto G5s Plus among others. Let’s take a look at the newly launched smartphone’s price and specifications and compare them with its competitors.

Software, Processor and Storage

Asus Zenfone Max Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM and Adreno 509 GPU. The new device has 32GB/64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB through a dedicated MicroSD card slot.

Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MIUI 9 which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM. It has 64GB of storage which is expandable up to 128GB through a MicroSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration where second SIM slot doubles as a MicroSD card holder.

Honor 7X runs on EMUI 5.1 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB through a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.

Moto G5s Plus runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and powered by 2.0 Ghz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB through MicroSD card.

Camera and Display

Asus ZenFone Max Pro features a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. For security, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and Face unlock feature. It sports a dual rear camera setup with two 13-megapixel+5-megapixel sensors with which users can click pictures in bokeh mode. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie snapper with Softlight LED.

Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. It sports a dual camera at the rear which is the combination of 12-MP and 5-MP sensors with f/2.2 and f/2.0 apertures, respectively.  The dual camera also have EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) and LED flash. The vertical placement of dual camera resembles iPhone X.

On the front of Note 5 Pro is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, AI-based Beautify 4.0 and LED selfie-light. Users can click Portrait mode with both rear and front camera.

The metal body Honor 7X features a 5.93-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Honor 7X sports a 16-megapixel+2-megapixel dual rear camera with Portrait mode, PDAF and LED flash. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Moto G5s Plus features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1920x1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It sports a dual camera setup at the rear with 13-MP+13-MP dual sensors with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. On the front is an 8-MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Front camera comes with Beautification mode, Pro mode and Panorama.

Battery and Connectivity 

The dual-SIM Max Pro is backed by a 5,000mAh battery which Asus claims can give 199 hours of music playback, 25.3 hours of 1080p Video playback, and up to 42 hours of 3G talktime.

The battery also supports fast charging, it gets charged to 100 percent in 2 hours and 42 minutes. The company also touted that Max Pro’s battery gets full charged 30 minutes earlier than Redmi Note 5 Pro. Connectivity options includes- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-USB, Location, 3.5mm audio-jack, and 4G VoLTE. It measures 159 x 69 x 8.6mm and weighs 180 grams.

The dual-SIM Redmi Note 5 Pro is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with fast charging. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor with which users can unlock the device. Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS. It measures 158.6 x 75.45 x 8.05mm and weighs 181 grams.

The dual-SIM Honor 7X smartphone is backed by a 3340mAh battery. There’s is also a rear mounted fingerprint sensor which unlocks the device in 0.25 seconds. Connectivity options are – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, 4G VoLTE, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS.

Moto G5s Plus is also backed by a 3000mAh battery which lasts for a day. With TurboPower charging, you can get 6 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the display which can unlock the device as well as used for navigating the screen. Connectivity options include - Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB, 3.5mm audio-jack, and GPS.

Price and Availability 

ZenFone Max Pro is available in two RAM+Storage configurations- 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB which are priced at Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,999, respectively. It will go on sale from May 3, exclusively through Flipkart.  Also, the metal body smartphone comes in two body shades- gray and black.

Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in two RAM+Storage variants of 4GB+64GB and 6GB+64GB which are priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively. It is available through Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home and will soon be available across offline stores. It comes in gold, black, lake blue and rose gold body shades.

Price in India of Honor 7X starts from Rs 12,999 for 32GB and Rs 15,999 for 64GB variant. It is available through Amazon.in. The handset is available in gold, blue and black colours.

Moto G5s Plus was launched in India at a price of Rs 15,999 but it is now available at a reduced price of Rs 13,999. The handset is available at Amazon and Moto Hubs across India. It comes in in lunar gray and blush gold colours.

 Specs

 Asus ZenFone Max Pro

 Redmi Note 5 Pro

 Honor 7X

 Moto G5s Plus

 Software

 Android 8.1 Oreo

 MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat


 EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat


 Android 7.1 Nougat


 Processor

 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636


 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636


 Octa-core Kirin 659


 Octa-core Snapdragon 625


 RAM

 3GB/4GB

 4GB/6GB

 4GB

 4GB

 Storage

 32GB/64GB, expandable up to  2TB

 64GB, expandable up to 128GB


 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB


 64GB, expandable up to 128GB


 Display

 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio

5.99-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) with 18:9 aspect ratio


 5.93-inch FHD+ (2160x1080) with 18:9 aspect ratio


 5.5-inch full-HD (1920x1080)


 Rear Camera

 13-MP+5-MP dual camera with LED flash

 12-MP+5-MP dual camera with EIS and LED flash


 16-MP+2-MP dual camera with LED flash


 13-MP+13-MP dual camera with LED flash


 Front Camera

 8-MP

 20-MP

 8-MP

 8-MP

 Battery

 5,000mAh

4,000mAh

3,080mAh

3,000mAh

 Colours

 Black and gray

 Gold, black, Lake blue and rose  gold


 Gold, black and blue


 Lunar gray and blush gold


 Price

 Rs 10,999 (3GB RAM)/Rs 12,999 (4GB RAM)

 Rs 13,999 (4GB RAM)/Rs 16,999 (6GB RAM)

 Rs 12,999 (32GB storage)/Rs 15,999 (64GB storage)

 Rs 13,999




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