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Redmi Note 7 vs ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2: Specs Comparison

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The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is definitely a device that’s too good for its price. But the thing is, not a lot of people were actually surprised by its feat as it came from a line of bang-for-the-buck smartphones.

Unlike most popular midrange devices today, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 belongs in the much cheaper segment. Clearly, there are a lot of smartphones out there that offers identical hardware, but not a lot of them was able to beat this device’s price tag.

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Well, not until now. Just recently, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was announced which is the first ever release from the standalone sub-brand Redmi. And just like the former, this thing brags a specs sheet that’s just unbelievable for the price.

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With that, here in our ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 versus Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 specifications and features comparison, we’re about to see which between these two impressive devices actually deliver the best value for your money.

 ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8 Oreo
MIUI 9
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display
2280 x 1080 pixel resolution
~400ppi
19:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
6.3-inch FHD+ IPS
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution,
~409ppi
19:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core
RAM4GB/6GB3GB/4GB/6GB
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 512
Storage64GB
expandable via microSD up to 2TB
32GB/64GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera13-megapixel
f/2.0
13-megapixel
AI Portrait Mode
Rear Camera12-megapixel (Sony IMX486, f/1.8)
5-megapixel
PDAF
AI scene detection
LED flash
48-megapixel +
5-megapixel
PDAF
f/1.8
AI scene detection
LED flash
Audio5-magnet loudspeaker
NCP 9874 amp
Headphone Jack
Single loudspeaker
Headphone Jack
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS
microUSB
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
IR Blaster
USB Type-C
Dimensions157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5mm159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1mm
Weight170g186g
ColorsMidnight BlueRed
Blue
Black
Battery5,000mAh
non-removable
Fast charging
4,000mAh
non-removable
Quick Charge 4.0
Price4GB/64GB: Php12,995
6GB/64GB: Php14,995
3GB/32GB: CNY999 (~Php7,700)
4GB/64GB: CNY1,199 (~Php9,200)
6GB/64GB: CNY1,399 (~Php10,800)

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The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a great device on its own. However, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7’s killer camera and cheaper price tag allowed it to easily outshine the former.

This handset has a 48-megapixel primary camera with a 5-megapixel depth-sensor, which means that it can take a more detailed photo and a decent digital zoom capability. It also allows the device to take better low-light photos, as adjacent sensors merge to form a bigger pixel that allows more light in.

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On the other hand, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 only has a 12-megapixel camera partnered with a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. This is actually a decent camera system for midrange devices, but Xiaomi really just changed the game with their new release.

There’s also some subtle, but significant things like the USB Type-C and the IR Blaster. ASUS’ bet doesn’t have both and it still relies on the old micro USB standard.

See also: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 vs Huawei Nova 3i: Specs Comparison

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And of course, there’s the price. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 starts at CNY999 for the base model, around Php7,700 when directly converted to Philippine peso.

On the other hand, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is available for Php12,995 for the 4GB model, while the 6GB RAM version costs Php14,995.

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The Redmi Note 7 is also available in this configuration but is still expected to arrive in the country at a cheaper price. It retails in China for CNY1,199 (~Php9,200) and CNY1,399 (~Php10,800), respectively.

But to the Zenfone Max Pro M2’s credit, it did upstage the Redmi Note 7 in other departments. There’s the Corning Gorilla Glass 6, versus the Redmi Note 7’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

It also runs on a cleaner, stock-Android UI, and a more advanced speaker drive. The Redmi Note 7 might have Quick Charge 4.0 support, but the Zenfone Max Pro M2 will not require you to recharge faster as it has a bigger 5,000mAh battery good enough for up to two days of usage.

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So if camera quality is not a top priority, then spending more on the Zenfone Max Pro M2 might not be such a bad idea. After all, it also has the same 6.3-inch FHD+ screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, and an Adreno 512 GPU.

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