Oppo sub-brand Realme launched its entry-level Realme 1 in India on 15th May 2018. This move shows that the company is looking at the budget smartphone sector in India. Currently, this segment is dominated by Xiaomi, and recently Asus too. So in this article, we are going to do a comparison on Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1.
Realme 1 VS Redmi Note 5 VS Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Realme 1 Specs:
The dual-SIM Realme 1 runs ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The device is built with a 6-inch Full HD+ display at 1080×2160 pixels. It also has an 84.75% screen-to-body-ratio. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, clocked up to 2GHz. The device is backed with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM based on the variant. It also has a dual-core AI-specific chip.
In the camera department, the phone sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. It also has an 8MP front camera. The camera uses Oppo’s AI Beauty 2.0 feature, which offers 296-point facial recognition. It also provides Face Unlock. It doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner. The smartphone will come with 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of inbuilt storage based on variants. It is expandable by a microSD slot. The phone supports 4G VoLTE and is powered by a 3,410mAh battery.
Redmi Note 5 Specs:
Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99-inch display with Full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor (it was rumored to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC or Snapdragon 636 SoC). The internal storage can be further expanded via micro SD card (up to 128GB).
On the camera front, the Redmi Note 5 features a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.25um pixel size and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both cameras come with LED flash. It is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Specs:
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is built with a 5.99-inch FHD+ display. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9. The company claims that it has a contrast of 1,500:1 with a brightness of 450 nits. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC. It includes an Adreno 509 GPU. The device will run Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone is available in three variants– 3GB RAM + 32GB storage for Rs. 10,999, 4GB RAM + 64Gb storage for Rs.12,999 and 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage for Rs. 14,999.
In the optics department, the smartphone has a dual-camera setup. The setup includes a 13-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor. The front camera is an 8-megapixel sensor. In the battery category, it is powered by a humongous 5,000 mAh battery pack.
Prices Of The Smartphones:
Realme 1 starts at Rs. 8,990 for the 3GB RAM variant. It goes till Rs. 10,990 for the 4GB RAM variant. The 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 13,990. It is available on Amazon India here.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB internal storage variant. The 4GB/ 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 11,999. It is available on Flipkart here.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is priced at Rs. 10,999 for 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage variant. Its 4GB RAM+64GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. A 6GB RAM variant will be launched later priced at Rs. 14,999. It is available on Flipkart here.
So if you really need to select between Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, then it is really hard to find a winner. As each handset has its own advantages and disadvantages. Honestly, we ourselves haven’t found any outright winner in Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, all three are great value for money!