I have created two videos wherein I have done a comparison of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Redmi Note 5 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with Redmi Note 5 Pro. The videos will give you a better idea which one is the best and what are the features that each of these handsets offer.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro was launched in India with a price starting from Rs. 10,999. This handset is competing with the Redmi Note 5 in fact Max Pro is using same hardware that is used on the Redmi Note 5 Pro and price is just Rs. 1000 extra compared to the Redmi Note 5, plus the Zenfone Max Pro comes with dual cameras, triple slots and 5000 mAh battery that makes it a better buy compared with the Note 5.

However when it comes to comparing with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, since both handsets are using the same hardware, there are certain things that need to be considered. Asus Zenfone Max Pro comes with triple slots and 5000 mAh battery, where as Note 5 Pro comes with IR blaster and Dual band Wi-Fi, in fact Zenfone Max Pro comes with single band 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Vs Redmi Note 5 pro

No doubt you will get a little better battery life on the Zenfone Max Pro, also with triple slots you can use 2 SIM and a micro SD card all together. Another thing to Note Asus is using Omnivision camera sensor whereas Redmi is using Sony Sensor.

Watch the videos below.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro

Asus Zenfone MAX pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

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  1. Gogi bhai
    Can you please comment on the brand, durability and quality of the hardware between the two

  2. Gogi bhai
    Can you please comment on the brand, durability and quality of the hardware between the two

  3. Gogi Sir, I want to buy one phone and am confused between this Asus zenphone max pro and Motorola G5s+ .. ? Which one should I buy..?

  4. Gogi Sir, I want to buy one phone and am confused between this Asus zenphone max pro and Motorola G5s+ .. ? Which one should I buy..?

  5. sir,
    Is there live photo obtion in asus max m1 or in redmi note 5 pro camera department.
    becoz in oppo Y71 has live photo obtion in cameraq like iphone .
    if possible please review oppo Y71 of 4GB/32 GB Model.
    thanks in advance

  6. sir,
    Is there live photo obtion in asus max m1 or in redmi note 5 pro camera department.
    becoz in oppo Y71 has live photo obtion in cameraq like iphone .
    if possible please review oppo Y71 of 4GB/32 GB Model.
    thanks in advance

    1. 3GB / 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, this is what is mentioned in the specs, but sure if 3GB is also DDR4.

    1. 3GB / 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, this is what is mentioned in the specs, but sure if 3GB is also DDR4.

  7. The price of Zenfone Zoom S has been reduced on Flipkart from 25,999 to 19,999. Can somebody provide information regarding its camera quality? It has a rear f-1.7 with 1.4 microns.

    1. What even if the camera is excellent. The software and the phone overall is outdated.

  8. The price of Zenfone Zoom S has been reduced on Flipkart from 25,999 to 19,999. Can somebody provide information regarding its camera quality? It has a rear f-1.7 with 1.4 microns.

    1. What even if the camera is excellent. The software and the phone overall is outdated.

  9. sir, it’s show pre order on asus m1 page in fk, what that mean and i don’t if i get time to exchange a phone. I’m looking to exchange my phone if anyone have any details or suggestions plzz reply

  10. Even though this is behind in camera compared to RN5P , but it’s 6GB model has better cam and might be priced at 15k.

  11. The 6 gb version which is going to be launched later will have the same Omnivision setup or Sony?

  12. sir, it’s show pre order on asus m1 page in fk, what that mean and i don’t if i get time to exchange a phone. I’m looking to exchange my phone if anyone have any details or suggestions plzz reply

  13. Even though this is behind in camera compared to RN5P , but it’s 6GB model has better cam and might be priced at 15k.

  14. The 6 gb version which is going to be launched later will have the same Omnivision setup or Sony?

  15. Was about to cancel redmi 5 pro Pre sale booking but after ur review of asus continuing with redmi 5 pro , though price was attractive but not the camera

  16. Gogi ji
    thanks for comparison video. Please compare audio quality through earphones also.

  17. Was about to cancel redmi 5 pro Pre sale booking but after ur review of asus continuing with redmi 5 pro , though price was attractive but not the camera

  18. Asus looks are better when compared to redmi pro, redmi pro chin of the phone is bigger than the top bezel which looks ugly for a 14k smartphone, asus display is also wider than redmi 5 pro.

  19. Gogi ji
    thanks for comparison video. Please compare audio quality through earphones also.

  20. Those who got Redmi Note Pro after so much struggle would only be repenting now. Look at Asus, C type charger, battery size, 3 slot , flat rear camera are adequate to throw Redmi Note 5 pro out of selection. Redmi took the design so light.

    1. I am not repenting. I am much happy for my Redmi Note 5 pro then Asus whose camera is nowhere near what MI gives.
      I have been using Note 5 Pro for past 1 week & with 4G/You tube videos/Twitter/Email app & other 20 other apps, I am getting full 2 day battery use.

      Really happy with the camera beast.

      1. Asus camera is not bad but the SONY sensor on Note 5 Pro is better, there is a lot of updates coming from Asus, and I just shot some comparison samples and now one more update, after update I check one shot to see if that issue was solved nope not yet. There are some edge detection issues you will get on Zenfone Max Pro, lets see if the same can be fixed via upcoming updates.

        And one more thing since I was using both the handsets, finger print unlock is instant on Note 5 Pro.

        1. So from your opinion it is safe to go with rn5 pro also mi a2 is on the cards so one should Wait for it.

  21. I have used zenfone max earlier with 5000 mah battery and i can say that redmi has somewhat similar sot and standby time with 4000 mah compared to 5000 mah of max.

    1. The Asus Max you had was with heavy Zen UI. Now it’s pure android. So, definitely it’ll have better SOT that RN5 Pro.

      1. Hope so, gadget360 review says video loop test lasted for 13 hours that is less than rn5oro ,although max pro review units are not fully optimized so will wait for retail unit reviews.

  22. Asus looks are better when compared to redmi pro, redmi pro chin of the phone is bigger than the top bezel which looks ugly for a 14k smartphone, asus display is also wider than redmi 5 pro.

  23. Those who got Redmi Note Pro after so much struggle would only be repenting now. Look at Asus, C type charger, battery size, 3 slot , flat rear camera are adequate to throw Redmi Note 5 pro out of selection. Redmi took the design so light.

    1. I am not repenting. I am much happy for my Redmi Note 5 pro then Asus whose camera is nowhere near what MI gives.
      I have been using Note 5 Pro for past 1 week & with 4G/You tube videos/Twitter/Email app & other 20 other apps, I am getting full 2 day battery use.

      Really happy with the camera beast.

      1. Asus camera is not bad but the SONY sensor on Note 5 Pro is better, there is a lot of updates coming from Asus, and I just shot some comparison samples and now one more update, after update I check one shot to see if that issue was solved nope not yet. There are some edge detection issues you will get on Zenfone Max Pro, lets see if the same can be fixed via upcoming updates.

        And one more thing since I was using both the handsets, finger print unlock is instant on Note 5 Pro.

        1. So from your opinion it is safe to go with rn5 pro also mi a2 is on the cards so one should Wait for it.

  24. I have used zenfone max earlier with 5000 mah battery and i can say that redmi has somewhat similar sot and standby time with 4000 mah compared to 5000 mah of max.

    1. The Asus Max you had was with heavy Zen UI. Now it’s pure android. So, definitely it’ll have better SOT that RN5 Pro.

      1. Hope so, gadget360 review says video loop test lasted for 13 hours that is less than rn5oro ,although max pro review units are not fully optimized so will wait for retail unit reviews.