Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615)  Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime 
Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB) Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
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Excellence Score
24.2
25.7
Value for Money Score
68.6
68.6
Price Rs. 9,499 onwards Rs. 10,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0, Expected upgrade 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 1.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 505
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes 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 32 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]
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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 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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