Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB) Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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Excellence Score
24.2
24.0
Value for Money Score
68.6
66.1
Price Rs. 9,499 onwards Rs. 10,599 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Hexa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 510
RAM 2 GB 2 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 16.0 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 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, 78 degree wide-angle, Two-tone Flash, Auto Detects Room Color Temperature, Panorama, Straighten, Manual Mode, Scene Mode, Timer, HDR
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 Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 32 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 8.65 mm
Weight 202 gm 164 gm
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4050 mAh
Battery Standby 914 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 264 hrs
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 Music Playback Time: 60 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 Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; FM Recording; 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
  • 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
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 pretty decent, but could have been better
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