Asus launched ZenFone Max Pro M1, its new mid-range smartphone in India on Monday. The smartphone will be available exclusively from Flipkart at a starting price of Rs 10,999. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 will go on its first flash sale on May 3 and will compete with offerings like Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 9 Lite.
With ZenFone Max Pro M1, Asus is offering premium design, a dual rear camera and a large battery at a price that does not cost a bomb. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and thinner bezels surrounding the display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. It also comes with dual rear camera system combining a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel image sensor.
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera and a dedicated LED flash. It also runs Android 8.1 Oreo with near stock Android experience making it the first Asus smartphone to ditch the custom UI. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and is priced at Rs 10,999 for the 32GB variant and Rs 12,999 for the 64GB variant. However, if you don’t want to wait until May 3 for the sale then here are five alternatives worth taking a look at:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the most direct competitor to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. It also features a 5.99-inch display, Snapdragon 636 chipset, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage. There is dual camera setup with 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors and a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at Rs 13,999 for the base variant while the 6GB RAM variant retails for Rs 16,999.
Honor 9 Lite is the one of the most unique smartphones in the market with dual camera setup at the front as well as rear. It features a combination of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual cameras on both the sides. It gets a 5.65-inch Full HD+ display, Kirin 659 CPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage. It also runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. The Honor 9 Lite is priced at Rs 10,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
Lenovo K8 Plus is a relatively old smartphone but it continues to offer value with metal unibody design and large 4,000mAh battery. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage. It also features dual cameras at the back with a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. There is also an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. Other features include rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Android Nougat and 4,000mAh battery.
Motorola Moto E4 Plus is another smartphone that can be counted as old in this list but it is also one of the easiest to buy right now. It features a 5.5-inch HD display with thick bezels around it. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage. There is a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. It runs Android Nougat and packs a 5,000mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is the last option in this price range that one can consider as alternative to ZenFone Max Pro M1. It features a 5.5-inch display, octa-core Exynos processor, 4GB RAM, 13-megapixel main camera and 13-megapixel secondary camera. It runs Android Nougat and is backed by a 3,300mAh battery.
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