Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Note Pro vs ASUS Zenfone 2

Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Note Pro vs ASUS Zenfone 2

Since Xiaomi is proud at offering flagship specs for cheaps, why not we also place it side-by-side a company that’s also on this same page? The ASUS Zenfone 2 has been making a lot of noise lately because of its heavy specs that will supposedly be light on the pocket. Let’s see how these two are similar but at the same time different by checking out their list of specs.

Xiaomi Mi Note ProASUS Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML)
5.7-inch Quad HD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution5.5 inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920×1080 resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 + Dual-glass with 2.5D front and 3D rear glassCorning Gorilla Glass 3
64-bit Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor (2.0GHz Cortex-A57 quad-core/1.5GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core)2.33GHz Intel Atom Z3580 64-bit quad-core processor
Adreno 430 GPUPowerVR G6430 GPU
64GB eMMC 5.0 Flash storage16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage, up to 64GB via microSD
13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX214 sensor, OIS, and dual-tone flash13-megapixel rear camera with Dual Color Real Tone Flash
4-megapixel front camera with 1/3-inch sensor5-megapixel front camera
LTE Cat9 up to 450MbpsLTE Cat4 up to 150Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi DirectWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.0
ESS ES9018K2M mobile Hi-Fi Edition sound processorPixelMaster camera, Rear Key
3,000mAh battery3,000mAh battery
Android 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI
155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95mm152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9mm
161 g170 g

In favor of Mi Note Pro:

  • Bigger display
  • Higher screen resolution
  • Higher pixel count
  • Powerful Snapdragon 810 processor
  • LTE has faster download speed
  • Hi-Fi sound processor
  • Thinner
  • Lighter

In favor of Zenfone 2:

  • Capable Intel quad-core processor
  • Choice of storage space
  • Expandable storage
  • Higher megapixel count in front camera
  • NFC
  • PixelMaster camera

Equal in:


  • Display reinforcement
  • 4GB RAM
  • Megapixel count of rear camera
  • 3000mAh battery capacity
  • Android version

Interestingly, there are more ways the specs are shared by both devices than we’ve first expected. Both also have their respective charms but the Zenfone 2 is expected to be more affordable than the Mi Note Pro (Zenfone 2 starts at $199 for the 2GB variant) so it’s understandable that Xiaomi’s phablet has more beef under its hood.

These are for the specs alone, but we’re yet to find out how they fare in real-life usage. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, here are more comparisons for Xiaomi Mi Note Pro:

Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Note Pro vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Note Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4

{Photos: Phone Arena}

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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21 Responses

  1. Butt Sniffer says:

    Forgot to mention info about their micro SD card slots

    • archie says:

      Wala talagang sd slot ang xiaomi except redmi at mipad kaya asus lang ang may indication ng sd slot.

  2. shutter says:

    magkano price ng zf2 na 64g?

  3. archie says:

    Sa mga naghihintay nito tandaan nyo yung sinabi ng Xiaomi sa pinas fb comment: Q2 daw ilalabas at lalagpasan na nila ang Mi4. Pag Q2 at hindi ito dumating or konti lang binenta ibig sabihin ginu good time lang kayo ng Xiaomi.

  4. pinoy says:

    wala kwenta difference sa lte speeds, super bagal naman dito e

  5. abuzalzal says:

    Xiaomi Philippines sucks.
    No physical stores and dedicated service center mean that they don’t give a damn about us Filipinos.

    Heck, they can’t even release their other models here.

    • dzandueta says:

      Maybe not their own service centers, but Xiaomi put up something here:


      I believe Xiaomi already explained why they couldn’t offer some of their models here (or are at least trying). One doesn’t have to like their answer, but…they answered.

      Checking before commenting helps. ;)

    • purggy says:

      Kahit sa ibang bansa e-commerce ang Xiaomi so wala talagang physical stores. Meron kayang exclusive service center ang Xiaomi sa greenhills and 2 hours guarantee repair. Ang Asus(Mobile) walang dedicated service center, third party service center ang may hawak wsi at aikontech, kaya minsan tumatagal ng months ang repair. Dapat mag labas na din sila ng dedicated service center for mobile phone since pumapatok naman ang mga Zenfone.. Come on ASUS!

    • abuzalzal says:

      And that’s one thing that really worried me – why the hell are they outsourcing their aftersales service? If they really want to succeed in territories they’re venturing to, they should consider setting up a physical presence. Just setting your product up on sale in an online store (Lazada in Philippines, Flipkart in India) won’t get you anywhere. Xiaomi really needs to be aggressive if they want to be the so-called “Apple Inc. of the East”.

      And their excuse of not releasing their products in other countries is just lame. They said they want to be successful and yet they lack the aggressiveness that every successful company has.

      Xiaomi is downright stupid if you ask me.

    • dzandueta says:


      Purggy posted a link to Xiaomi’s own service center in Greenhills. Just took a while for Purggy’s comment to be approved, I guess, due to including a link.

      Xiaomi’s so-called excuse re: dealing with gov’t authorities may be lame, yet can anyone really blame them? (Well, sure you can, hehe.) I suppose Xiaomi’s weighing the benefits and costs of selling a product here, opening an office there, etc., which is their right anyway.

      Besides, Xiaomi set expectations from the start as to how they do business (which seems to work given they became the #3 smartphone maker in the world last year). Not to mention there are plenty of options to choose from.

      We’ll all be fine. No big.

    • abuzalzal says:

      If Xiaomi REALLY is the number 3 smartphone maker in the world, then why in the blue hell that their products are still out of stock in most territories? I believe that Xiaomi is afraid of making risks. In business, you can’t attain success if you don’t know how to take risks. If Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun really is a fan of Steve Jobs, then he should learn how to take risks.

      You know what, I don’t believe Xiaomi is the number 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world. Any information company out there (like Nielsen) could easily say that brand XYZ is the largest ABC manufacturer in the world and people will easily believe it like nuts.

      The dedicated ASUS service centers located at Gilmore and SM Megamall don’t just fix Computers; they also fix Smartphones and other products too, just to let you know. My friend had his Zenfone’s broken screen fixed there. A bit expensive but it just took under an hour to fix it (compared to the crappy local smartphone brand’s service centers where you have to wait for aeons, lol).

    • purggy says:

      Sa gilmore? Duon namin dinala yung zenfone 6 ng father ko last week at sinabi sa amin na sa Aikontech daw namin dalhin. Yun kasi ang alam kong Asus Service center so logic dun kami pumunta… My mistake is I didn’t call them first… And na basa ko sa group na months ang tinatagal bago magawa so hindi na nalang namin dinala since medyo minor problem lang sya but annoying ;Yellow tint spot; They should really put up an exclusive Service service center for mobile… I hope someone in Asus is reading this!

    • Michael says:

      While all of you are pointing(and complaining) about the same things, even going as far as calling them stupid lol, let me ask you what makes xiaomi phones so good well above the rest? It’s price, and no business can achieve the pricing that xiaomi does without making compromises, if youre willing to pay twice as more then thats what you should tell them. Instead of complaining about service and distribution centers, tell them youd pay for them to set it up, then theyd just cost as much as any other brand, woopdidoo congratulations.

    • dzandueta says:

      @abuzalzal – no big deal, anyway, whether or not you believe or think anything about Xiaomi. You have lots of options, Xiaomi has lots of happy (and some unhappy) customers, life goes on. Meanwhile, I look forward to the Zenfone 2.

  6. Xyzeee says:

    different po yung ddr3 at ddr4 ram kahit parehas 4gb

  7. edard says:

    i-release na yan dito nang magkaalaman na

  8. jenie says:

    I think you should also mention that it’ll be a MIUI 6 Android 5.0 Lollipop based OS for the Mi Note Pro since you mentioned a Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI for the Zenfone 2

  9. Gab says:

    Zenfone na lang kayo. They will ensure that Zenfone2 will arrive as soon as they officially release it to the market. Paasa lang Xiaomi. Ilang months na yung Mi4 out sa market hanggang ngayon wala pa rin. Hindi rin nila name-meet yung demand ng consumers. Siguro pagdating nang Mi4 dito may rumors na for Mi5. *** niyo xiaomi.

  10. Jim says:

    Its a marketing strategy for xiaomi. Kung limited ang supply at mataas ang demand, Hindi nila kailangan magbaba ng presyo agad-agad (unlike Samsung na oversupplied at BB na kulang sa demand). They want to hype their phones and build a brand. Whether it’s a good thing or bad, it doesn’t matter. They get to make people talk about their phones and its good for their business.

  11. jayrwafu says:

    Xiaomi = marami dev suppport.. Asus = kamot ulo na lang…

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