Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 16GB, Snapdragon 410)  Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime 
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Excellence Score
19.9
25.4
Value for Money Score
66.1
68.5
Price Rs. 7,599 onwards Rs. 10,390 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 505
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Wide View, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster, Dual-color Real Tone flash, Zero Shutter Lag, Back Light (HDR) mode, Low Light mode, Manual Mode, Real Time Beautification, Night mode, Depth of field. Selfie mode, Photo Effects, Panorama mode, Miniature, Time Rewind, Smart Remove, All Smiles, Time Lapse, HDR mode, GIF animation Phase-Detection Auto-Focus, 12 Real-time Filters, Countdown Timer, Manual Mode, 5-piece Lens, F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Wide View, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster, Zero Shutter Lag, Back Light (HDR) mode, Low Light mode, Real Time Beautification, Night mode, Selfie mode, Photo Effects, Time Lapse, Wide-angle 88 degree, Selfie Panorama (up to 140 degree), HDR mode, GIF animation F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Beautify, 36 Smart Beautify Profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 10.55 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 202 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 914 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 37.60 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters Web Browsing Time: 32.5 hrs, Video Playback Time: 22.6 hrs Gaming: up to 15 hrs, Music Playback Time: up to 121 hrs, Reading Time: up to 39 hrs, Video Playback Time: up to 17 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Creative Studio; What's Next; ZenLink; ZenMotion; ASUS Splendid; Kids Mode; SnapView; One Hand Mode; Trend Micro Security; Power Saving Mode; MiniMovie; Google Apps; ASUS Sync; File Manager; Quick Memo; Themes; ZenCircle; PhotoCollage; PhotoEffects WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, aesthetic design - like the rest of the Zenfone range
  • Nice grip, and feel
  • Asus ZenUI is one of the better skins on top of Android
  • Decent speed/performance in daily use
  • Decent camera performance, with a nifty laser auto-focus system
  • Decent audio quality
  • Decent call quality
  • Amazing battery life - the phone can last a full 3-4 days on full charge, with moderate use!
  • Compact, smart looking, premium design with a metal build - very similar to the Redmi Note 3, but more easy to handle (because of the smaller size)
  • Excellent ergonomics, with the curves on the back making the phone very comfortable to hold
  • Light-weight with an excellent weight distribution, despite the large battery it holds inside
  • Nice, vibrant, and bright display, with excellent touch-responsiveness, and good viewing angles
  • MIUI is a one of the better Android skins around
  • Very good speed/performance - one of the best in this price range
  • Decent camera
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Good audio quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit heavy - because of the large battery
  • Display is decent, but has a resolution on the low side
  • Takes over 5 hours to charge fully with the included 1A/5V charger
  • Plenty of bloatware comes pre-installed
  • Camera is decent, and almost at par with the more expensive Redmi Note 3, but still could have been better, especially with low light performance
  • Loudspeaker volume could have been better
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