Asus has launched the successor Zenfone Max Pro M2 to their popular Zenfone Max pro M1 and has come with some decent upgrades in comparison to its earlier variant. The Zenfone Max Pro M2 directly competes with Redmi Note 6 Pro in the price segment. So if you are in the market for a smartphone in the Rs. 13,000 to 15,000 price range these are one of the two most value for money smartphones in the market. We will be comparing both the devices in the detail feature by feature separately to give you a clear picture on which device suites your needs the best.
Display: Both devices are similar in terms of display size and Resolution – the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 6.26-inch FHD+ display with 2280×1080 pixels resolution while the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with 6.3-inch FHD+ display with similar resolution. The Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with Gorilla Glass 6 protection which we usually see in Flagship smartphones and it gives it an advantage over the Redmi Note 6 Pro.
Performance: It is decided based on the processor and the RAM and Storage which is available, here the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the better one as it comes with Snapdragon 660 processor in comparison to the Snapdragon 636 in the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The performance of the Max Pro M2 is slightly better than the Redmi Note 6 Pro if you are a heavy user, in case you are a mild user there will not be much of a difference between the two. In the performance segment the Max Pro M2 is the sure winner with the latest and the better processor of the two.
RAM and Storage: Both devices come with similar RAM and Storage options, but the base variant of the Max Pro M2 is 3GB RAM with 32GB storage which is priced Rs. 1000 lower than the base variant of the Redmi Note 6 Pro. Both devices come with 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage options. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is available in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB variants as well.
Does Zenfone Max Pro M2 have separate Expandable storage?
Yes, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a separate slot for microSD card and two slots for nano SIM cards, whereas the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with hybrid SIM card tray.
Camera: It is a split between the two devices in the camera department, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a Dual front camera set up – 20MP + 2MP in comparison to the 5MP front facing camera in the Zenfone Max Pro M2. The Rear camera set up is similar in performance with 12MP+5MP sensors in Redmi Note 6 Pro while the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with 13MP + 12MP sensors on the back. If you are a selfie lover, Redmi Note Pro is the one for you.
Battery: The Zenfone Max Pro M2 with its 5000mAh battery beats the Redmi Note 6 Pro with 4000mAh battery capacity in terms of battery life. Both devices do not come with Fast Charging.
Redmi Note 6 Pro:
- 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage – Rs. 13,999
- 6GB RAM and 64GB Storage – Rs. 15,999
Zenfone Max Pro M2:
- 3GB RAM with 32GB storage – Rs. 12,999
- 4GB RAM with 64GB storage – Rs. 14,999
- 6GB RAM with 64GB storage – Rs. 16,999
Conclusion – Which is better – Zenfone Max Pro M2 or Redmi Note 6 Pro?
It is a tough battle between the two devices, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a refreshed design with Glossy back panel resembling Glass and the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 protection which we usually see in Flagship devices, it is good that Asus has included it in a mid range device which is a first. In the performance segment, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the winner once again with better Snapdragon 660 SoC compared to the 636 SoC in Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Camera is one segment where the Redmi Note 6 Pro wins with Dual front facing cameras. The battery capacity is higher in the Zenfone Max Pro M2 with 5000mAh battery. Overall the clear winner seems to be the Zenfone Max Pro M2.