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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB) specs comparison

Two Snapdragon 636-powered smartphones are put side-by-side in this specs comparison. Will it be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro or the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1? Read more to find out!

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro recently surfaced online which features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 636 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 20MP + 2MP dual front, and 4,000mAh battery.

 ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is the company’s contender for a budget mid-range smartphone capable of rivaling Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5. It comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 636 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 8MP front, and 5,000mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecificationXiaomi redmi Note 6 ProASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
Display6.26-inch 19:9 FHD+ display @ 2280 x 1080px6-inch FHD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 424ppi
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 509Adreno 509
ROM32GB internal storage32GB internal storage
Storageexpandable via microSD card slotmicroSD card slot (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras13MP + 5MP PDAF rear camera, LED flash
Front Camera20MP + 2MP dual front cameras8MP front camera, LED flash
SIMDual-SIM (Nano, Hybrid)Dual-SIM (nano)
Connectivity4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-FiWiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothBluetoothBluetooth 4.2
USBmicro USBmicro USB
Sensor-Fingerprint scanner-Fingerprint scanner
-Face Unlock
OSMIUI 9 (Android 8 Oreo)Pure Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery4,000mAh battery with Fast Charging (5V 2A adapter)5,000mAh battery with flash charge

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

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  • Larger screen size
  • Higher screen aspect ratio
  • Higher horizontal resolution
  • Higher main front camera resolution

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Slightly higher main rear camera resolution
  • Pure Android OS
  • Larger battery capacity

The Redmi Note 6 Pro’s display setup is better in terms of increased size, aspect ratio, and resolution as compared with the Max Pro M1. In terms of viewing experience, users will enjoy watching videos more with the former.

In previous leaks, the Redmi Note 6 Pro was said to have a Snapdragon 660 processor but based on its release, it only came with Snapdragon 636. Compared with the Max Pro M1, both of them should achieve similar performance in terms of benchmark scores.

It would seem that the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a selfie-centric smartphone. Its 20MP front shooter topples the 8MP of the Max Pro M1 in terms of resolution. We’ll know more about its camera quality once we have the unit on hand for review. In the meantime, check our sample photos of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 here.

Battery capacity is always one of the selling points of the Redmi Note and ZenFone Max series. In this case, the Max Pro M1 has a higher mAh than the Redmi Note 6 Pro. Battery performances are usually determined by the display, processor, and OS. We’ll know more which one has the longest battery life once we have the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

To summarize, users who like watching videos should pick the Redmi Note 6 Pro because of its better display setup. The ZenFone Max Pro M1, on the other hand, is better suited for users who like an almost stock Android experience and more storage.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is priced at USD193.99 (~PHP 10,498) while the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB) is priced at Php9,995. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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