Visually Mi 6X / Mi A2 Handset Redmi Note 5 Pro Matches pretty much. The funny thing is that considering the price, only these two handsets will clash. By the way, there are already many options in the budget and mid-range segment. Now Asus has recently launched a new affordable smartphone. Zenfone Max Pro M1 Was landed in India. At the same time, Redmi Note 5 Pro remains the most popular in the market due to its strong hardware and MIUI feature. The situation may change in the times to come, as the new Zenfone smartphone comes with a slew of enticing features. This phone is equipped with dual rear cameras, thin bezels, metal body, big battery and stock Android.
That’s why we compared Xiaomi Mi 6X / Mi A2 on the basis of price and specification to Redmi Note 5 Pro (read review) and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Mi 6X vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Price
Xiaomi Mi 6X There are three variants. The variant with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage will get 1,599 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 16,900). The price of 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant is 1,799 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 19,000). At the same time, the most expensive variant of Xiaomi Mi 6X will be sold for around Rs 21,000. This powerful variant will come with 128 GB storage with 6 GB RAM. It will come in Red, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue and Black colours. As of now, it is not clear when will Xiaomi start selling the Mi 6X/ Mi A2 smartphone in India and what will be its price?
At the same time, the price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999 in India. 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants will be available in this price. For Rs 16,999, you will get a variant with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Both variants of Redmi Note 5 Pro are sold through flash sales on Flipkart and Mi.com.
On the other hand, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will go on sale in India from May 3. Zenfone Max Pro M1 price starts from Rs.10,999. At this price, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variants will be available. 12,999 will cost for 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants. Users will be able to buy this phone on Flipkart in Midnight Black and Gray colors. The company had told that the 6 GB RAM variant of this handset will also be launched, which will cost Rs 14,999.
Mi 6X vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specifications
The new Xiaomi Mi 6X has a 5.99-inch display with 18: 9 aspect ratio. It is equipped with a thin border. It looks very much like Redmi Note 5 Pro in appearance. The dual sim smartphone will run on MIUI 9.5 software based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The variant coming to India will run on stock Android. The octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor has been used in the handset. The highest clock speed is 2.2 GHz. Based on RAM and storage, there are three variants of this handset – 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.
The most important feature of the smartphone is the cameras which come with AI integration for better photography. The selfie camera of Xiaomi Mi 6X / Xiaomi Mi A2 is equipped with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor. This is a sensor with F / 1.75 aperture. The handset has a dual rear camera setup. On the back side there is a 12-megapixel primary Sony IMX486 sensor with F / 1.75 aperture. The second is the 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor. The rear camera setup is equipped with phase detection autofocus and dual tone LED flash. AI Scene Recognition technology has been used in the rear and front cameras for better color in photo and portrait mode. The handset also has a face unlock feature along with a fingerprint sensor.
The battery of Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) is 3010 mAh and it supports QuickCharge 3.0. Connectivity features of the Mi 6X/ Mi A2 include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Bluetooth 5.0, IR emitter and USB Type-C port. This time 3.5mm headphone jack will not be available.
Dual SIM Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. It also has a 5.99-inch full-HD + (1080×2160 pixels) display. The screen is of 18: 9 aspect ratio. Speeding up the phone is the 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 636 processor. Adreno 509 GPU is integrated for graphics. There are two RAM options – 4 GB or 6 GB. The fingerprint sensor is also on the back of this handset.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a dual rear camera setup. On the back side there is a 12-megapixel primary camera with F / 2.2 aperture. With this, there is a 5-megapixel sensor with F / 2.0 aperture in Jugalbandi. The LED flash module is provided with the dual rear camera setup. There is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor on the front panel. Both the variants of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro have 64 GB of storage and it is also possible to use microSD card if needed.
Connectivity features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB. The battery is of 4000 mAh. It claims about up to 14 hours of continuous video playback. Its dimensions are 158.6×75.4×8.05mm and weighing 181 grams.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) full-view IPS display. Like the current trend, this handset is equipped with a screen with 18: 9 aspect ratio. This dual SIM smartphone with metal body comes with 2.5D curved glass panel. The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor has been used in the handset and Adreno 509 GPU is integrated for graphics. There are two variants of ZenFone Max Pro M1. One variant comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. At the same time, the Powerful variant has 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM. It is possible to use a microSD card of up to 2 TB in both the variants if needed. It comes with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has two cameras on the rear. The primary camera on the back is 13 megapixels. It is equipped with F2.2 aperture and phase detection auto focus. The second sensor is of 5 megapixels. This is a depth sensor that will help in achieving the bokeh effect. For selfie lovers, an 8-megapixel sensor with F / 2.0 aperture has been given. Another important feature of the handset is the battery. 5000 mAh battery will work to bring life to the phone. With this a 10 W charger has been given.
This Asus phone comes with face unlock and fingerprint sensor for security. Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity features are part of this handset. The dimensions of the smartphone are 159x76x8.61 millimeters and weighing 180 grams.