Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (2GB RAM, 16GB)
Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615)
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Launch Date (India)May, 2016Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)IPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Processor1.5 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreHexa Core
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 615Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 510
VoLTEYes
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GBup to 32 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness10.55 mm8.65 mm
Weight202 gm164 gm
Battery Capacity5000 mAh4050 mAh
Battery Standby914 hrsN/A
Battery Standby (3G)N/A264 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)37.60 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersWeb Browsing Time: 32.5 hrs, Video Playback Time: 22.6 hrsMusic Playback Time: 60 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Rugged, and good looking design
  • The curved back fits well into the palm and due to the coarse plastic finish, it really feels good to hold
  • Decent display with accurate color reproduction, good brightness levels, adjustable color temperature and an in-built blue-light filter
  • Gorilla glass protection on the display
  • Smooth, effortless performance, including with resource intensive games
  • Excellent, super long lasting battery, that can deliver up to a 2-3 day backup!
  • Also includes a Power saver mode, which adjusts processor performance, screen brightness and restricts access to features that use up more battery
  • Unique reverse charging support - can be used to charge other devices
  • Decent loudspeaker, and audio quality
  • Premium metal design, with amazing attention to detail
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Brilliant in-hand feel, with edges that curve perfectly
  • Good display with vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight visibility
  • MIUI is one of the better interfaces built over Android, and has a lot of useful functionality, but is still simple to use
  • Top-level, power packed performance with best-in-class hardware
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Feels bulky, and tips the scales at over 200g
  • Visibility under bright light is average due to the reflective nature of the screen
  • The Zen UI is a bit cluttered and sometimes buggy (although highly customizable)
  • Average camera
  • Charging speed is on the slow side
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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