Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X or ASUS ZenFone 4 Max?

Alvin Bacquian asks, “Which is better: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X or ASUS ZenFone 4 Max?

This match is between two smartphones under the 10k price range and has always been the talk of the Yugatech community. Let’s start.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is one of the leading contenders on the low-to-mid range smartphones with its good performance and affordable price. It has a 5.5 Full HD IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, a 64GB internal storage, a 4GB RAM, a 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 5MP front camera, and a 4100mAh battery to power up the device.

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Max, on the other hand, is starting to build up its reputation after its release last month. It has a 5.5 HD IPS display @1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 13MP + 5MP (main + wide-angle) Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) PDAF rear camera with LED flash, and a 5000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.

Here are their detailed specs.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X ASUS ZenFone 4 Max
Display 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 5.5-inch HD IPS display @1280 x 720
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 505
Memory -32GB internal storage
-3GB RAM
-32GB internal storage
-3GB RAM
Camera -13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash
-5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
-13MP Omnivision rear main, f/2.0, EIS, PDAF, LED Flash + 5MP OmniVision rear wide-angle, f/2.0
-8MP OmniVision 8856 front, 1.12um pixel f/2.2, w/ LED flash
Battery 4100mAh battery with fast-charging 5,000mAh non-removable battery
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ MIUI Global 8.0 Android 7.1.1 Nougat w/ ZenUI

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max

+ Dual cameras with wide-angle lens

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ Larger Battery

+ Android 7.1.1 out of the box

There is a Helio X20 chipset/4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant of the Redmi Note 4X which we have done a comparison on this link. However, we will proceed with the comparison with its Snapdragon 625 variant.

Here are their benchmark scores:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
Antutu 61824 43,967
PCMark 5888 (Work 1.0) 4,895 (Work 1.0)
3DMark 454 (Sling Shot Extreme) 297 (Sling Shot Extreme)
Vellamo 2929 (Chrome), 2289 (Multicore), 1217 (Metal) 2,394 (Chrome), 1,586 (Multicore), 1,173 (Metal)
Geekbench 4 844 (Single), 2804 (Multi) 659 (Single-Core), 2,412 (Multi-Core)
Battery Life 11 Hours and 6 Minutes (For Helios X20 variant) 16 hours and 30 minutes

As you can see, the Redmi Note 4X beats the Zenfone 4 Max in all benchmarks except for the battery life score.

The Redmi Note 4X has a better performing CPU and GPU which automatically receives a win for the overall performance department. Its Snapdragon 625 chipset and Adreno 506 GPU provides good day-to-day task and gaming experience for the users. On top of it, it has a higher screen resolution which gives users better viewing experience when using their smartphones.

The ZenFone 4 Max, on the other hand, focuses on its battery life performance. Even though it lacks the processing and gaming capabilities compared to the Redmi Note 4X, it still provides a good user experience and can handle day-to-day tasks well. Its power efficiency also comes from its lower screen resolution which consumes less power.

For the camera quality, the Zenfone 4 Max makes up with its dual camera for having a wide angle lens in which the Redmi Note4X does not have. Aside from its rear camera, the ZenFone 4 Max also has a higher camera resolution on its front camera. To check which image quality is better, you can check out our reviews for both smartphones that have been linked above.

Moreover, both of these smartphones’ battery life have slight difference since the Redmi Note 4X has 4100mAh while the Zenfone 4 Max has 5000mAh. On this department, the Zenfone 4 Max wins.

Both smartphones are power efficient with their Snapdragon chipsets, however, in terms of overall performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X wins. But in terms of battery life performance, ASUS Zenfone 4 Max wins. One disadvantage of the Redmi Note 4X is that Xiaomi has yet to open their physical stores in the country that can provide warranties for their smartphones.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is priced at Php7,199 (see price listing here) while the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is priced at Php9,990 (see price listing here)

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1 Response

  1. James says:

    What about Redmi 4X and Zenfone 4 Max?

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