Comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with ASUS Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi's latest launch the Redmi Note 4 has been a huge success. It brings great specs and performance to the table at a great price. But the Redmi isn't the only device to hit stores in the last 50 days. We've already compared the Redmi Note 4 with a ton of other new releases like the Honor 6X. Today, we take a look at a side by side comparison of the Note 4 with the ASUS Zenfone 3S Max to see how they stack up against each other. Here's a comparative look at  the Redmi Note 4 vs Zenfone 3S Max.



Redmi Note 4 vs Zenfone 3S Max – Tech Specs

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Zenphone 3S Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Black

Display

When it comes to the screen size, the Zenfone 3S Max sports a smaller screen compared to the Redmi Note 4. Its also disheartening to note that the resolution of the 3S Max is just half than of the Redmi. Advantage: Redmi Note 4

Display


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Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Screen Size

5.2 inches

5.5 inches

Resolution

1280x720 pixels

1080x1920 pixels

Hardware

The Xioami Redmi Note 4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core processor with the 4GB RAM. This simply translates into better processing power and performance whether you're gaming, working or multi tasking. The Zenfone is known to get warm on continuous usage and it also lags a bit when it comes to performance. Again, the clear Winner here : Redmi Note 4

Hardware

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Processor

1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC

2GHz octa-core/Snapdragon 625

RAM

3GB

4GB

Internal storage

32GB

64GB

Expandable storage

microSD/ Up To 2TB

microSD/ Up To 128GB

Camera

Despite the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offering a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera it doesn't deliver the best shots in low light situations. The images on the Zenfone 3S Max are far more refined with less noise. The camera app on the 3S Max also offers some very nice features that users will appreciate. The Winner here is: Zenfone 3S Max

Camera

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Rear Camera

13MP

13MP

Front Camera

8MP

5MP

Flash

Available

Available

Software

The 3S Max runs Android Nougat while the Redmi Note 4 comes with Marshmallow, that's quickly upgrade-able to Nougat. Both devices run their own skin, which aren't the greatest. The ZenUI sadly is a lot more clunky and convoluted thereby giving the edge here to the Redmi. Advantage: Redmi Note 4

Software

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

OS

Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Skin

ZenUI 3.0

MIUI 8

Android 7.0 Nougat

Yes

Upgradeable

Connectivity

Connectivity

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

WiFi

802.11ac

802.11 b/g/n

GPS

Available

Available

Bluetooth

v 4.0

v 4.1

NFC

Not Available

Not Available

Infrared

Not Available

Available

FM

Not Available

Available

SIM

SIM

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Number of SIMs

2

2

Type

Micro/Nano

Micro/Nano

4G LTE

Available

Available

Sensors

Sensors

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Fingerprint Sensor

Available

Available

Compass

Available

Not Available

Proximity sensor

Available

Available

Accelerometer

Available

Available

Ambient light sensor

Available

Available

Gyroscope

Available

Available

Barometer

Not Available

Not Available

Temperature sensor

Not Available

Not Available

Battery Capacity

When it comes to the battery, you'd expect the 3S Max to perform better than the Redmi Note 4 but surprisingly it performs just as good if not better. One charge will get you through a day's usage but thanks to the quick charge feature in the 3S Max, it is Advantage: Zenfone 3S Max

Battery

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Battery capacity

5000 mAh

4100 mAh

Removable Battery

No

No

Quick Charging

Not Available

No

Other Specs

The Redmi Note 4 has a premium look and feel to it compared to the Zenfone 3S Max. The former has better grip while the latter feels clunky thanks to the big battery that lies beneath. Advantage: Redmi Note 4

Other Specs

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Colors

Gold, Black

Gold, Grey, Silver, Matte Black

Dimensions

149.5 x 73.7 x 8.85 mm

151 x 76 x 8.30mm

Weight

175 gms

175 gms

Price

Rs.14,999

Rs.12,999

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Which Should You Buy? Redmi Note 4 vs Zenfone 3S Max

In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 outshines its competitors and the ASUS Zenfone 3S Max is no exception. In terms of price, the Note 4 is Rs. 2000 less than the 3S Max. The only place where the Redmi fails to shine is the camera department, especially low light conditions. Then there's the problem of getting your hands on the device as it is only sold through Flash Sales. I managed to get my hands on the Redmi after 3 weeks of trying. Buying via Flash sales is NO FUN. If you agree with me, out goes the Redmi!

Whatever device you finally choose to buy, be sure to check if good service centers are available in your area, just in case you need to fix some issue later.

Disclaimer

Zenfone 3S Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

ASUS Zenphone 3S Max
Redmi Note 4 vs Zenfone 3S Max

Flipkart Rating As On 20th Feb, 2017

Flipkart Rating As On 20th Feb, 2017

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 2TB
  • 5.2 inch HD Display
  • 13MP Rear Camera | 8MP Front
  • ?5000 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC
  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Rear Camera | 5MP Front
  • 4100 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor

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  • February 20, 2017
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Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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