Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Yet Another Battle of Mid-rangers

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Yet Another Battle of Mid-rangers

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Yet Another Battle of Mid-rangers

by September 28, 2018

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1Lenovo owned Motorola recently launched its Motorola One Power smartphone India. The highlights of the device are its massive 5,000mAh battery capacity and it is an Android One smartphone. It will be among the first devices to get Google’s Android 9 Pie update. Overall the phone seems like a good mid-range phone, but is it good enough to combat the competition by market leader Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro? There is another good handset in the similar price range i.e. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. Let us compare the Motorola One Power, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 in terms of features and specifications to see which one is a better buy out of the three.

We will compare the three phones on below key parameters,

  • Design and Display
  • Processor, RAM and Storage
  • OS & Battery
  • Camera Configuration
  • Price and Availability in India

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Design and Display

Unfortunately, there is nothing unique in terms of design in any of the three phones. The Motorola One Power is made of polycarbonate back with a glass-like finish while the Redmi Note 5 Pro and ZenFone Max Pro M1 have a metal body. The Motorola one power has iPhone X like display notch at the top. Thankfully the other two devices come without the notch.

The Motorola One Power sports a 6.2-inch display with full-HD+ screen resolution of 1080×2246 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro bears a 5.99-inch display with 1080×2160 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ IPS FullView LCD panel with 1080×2160 pixel resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Motorola One Power features slightly larger display as compared to the other two. It needs to be noted though that the phone features the controversial iPhone X like display notch which may not be liked by some of you. However, the notch also helps to achieve a slightly better screen-to-body ratio as compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

In terms of dimensions, the Motorola One Power measures 156x76x8.4 mm and weighs about 198 grams. The Redmi Note 5 pro measures 158.6×75.4×8.05 mm and weighs in at 181 grams. While, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 measures 159x76x8.64 and weighs about 180 grams. So, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a slimmer and lighter handset as compared to the other two.

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Processor, RAM and Storage

The Motorola One Power is powered by 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with Adreno 509 GPU and up to 6GB of RAM. While the ZenFone Max Pro M1 draws power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC along with Adreno 509 GPU paired with 3GB or 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB inbuilt storage which is expandable in nature up to 2TB.

All three smartphones feature same processor, but the Motorola One Power features a smaller 4GB RAM as against 6GB RAM option found in both Redmi Note 5 Pro and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1.

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: OS and Batter

All three smartphones run Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box, however the Redmi Note 5 Pro is shipped with the custom MIUI 9 skin (has started receiving MIUI 10 update), while the other two have stock Android software and a promise of timely software updates.

In terms of battery, all three phones score well. The Motorola One Power and ZenFone Max Pro M1 pack an impressive 5,000mAh battery while the Redmi Note 5 Pro is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery. The Motorola One power wins the battle in this department as it promises two days of battery life and also has an advantage of company’s own TurboPower technology which promises up to six hours of talk time in just 15 minutes of charging.

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Camera

The Motorola One Power features a dual rear camera set up which consists of a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The front hosts a 12-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro also bears a dual camera set up on the rear comprising of 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture + a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. For selfies and video calls, there’s a 20-megapixel sensor with a selfie LED flash support.

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM variant comes with a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensing sensor placed on the rear. The front hosts a 16MP shooter. While, the 4GB RAM variant comes with 13MP + 5MP rear facing snappers and an 8MP front facing snapper for selfies and video calls.

Motorola One Power vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Price and Availability in India

The Motorola One Power will be available exclusively on Flipkart at a price tag of Rs. 15,999. The pre-orders have already started and the actual sale will start from October 5.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in India at starting price of Rs. 13,999 but the price was then revised to Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM variant, while the top variant with 6GB RAM is priced at Rs. 16,999. There are four colour options available for the buyers – Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold.

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 base variant i.e. 3GB RAM + 32GB storage is priced at Rs. 10,999 and the middle variant i.e. 4GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 12,999. While, the top variant i.e. 6GB RAM + 64GB storage comes with a price tag of Rs. 14,999. The phone is sold exclusively via eCommerce giant Flipkart.com and comes in three colour options- Deepsea Black, Grey, and Blue.

CompareRaja’s Verdict:

It is very difficult to pick a winner here as all three phones come with a good set of features and specifications. However, we feel that the Motorola One power has a slight upper hand as it is an Android One smartphone and promises to get timely software updates. That being said, if you are a price sensitive buyer then Redmi Note 5 Pro will be a good option as Xiaomi rules the sub-15k market by offering power packed phones at aggressive price tags.

Don’t forget to refer to our quick specs comparison between Motorola One Power, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 which can simplify your decision making further…

  Motorola One Power Redmi Note 5 Pro ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
Display Size 6.2-inch 5.99-inch 5.99-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels 1080 x 2160 pixels 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel Density 402 ppi 403 ppi 403 ppi
Aspect Ratio 19:9 18:9 18:9
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Protection NA NA NA
Dimensions 156x76x8.4 mm 158.6×75.4×8.05 mm 159x76x8.64 mm
Weight 198 grams 181 grams 180 grams
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Graphics Adreno 509 Adreno 509 Adreno 509
RAM 4 GB 4 GB or 6 GB 3 GB or 4 GB or 6 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB 32 GB or 64 GB 3 2GB or 64 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 2 TB
Primary Camera 16 MP + 5 MP 12 MP + 5 MP 16 MP + 5 MP or 13 MP + 5 MP
Secondary Camera 12 MP 20 MP 16 MP or 8 MP
Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, LED Flash
OS Version Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI Android One MIUI Stock Android
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 mAh 5000 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes (rear mounted) Yes (rear mounted) Yes (rear mounted)
Fast Charge Support Yes No No
Wireless Charging No No No
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes Yes