Oppo Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Price in India, Features, Specifications Comparison

The Realme 1 has finally launched. But how does it perform when compared with the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1? Read on to find out.

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The Oppo Realme 1 has finally been unveiled in India, after creating a significant amount of buzz for the Diamond Pattern back. But the phone is more than its appearance, as it also packs in an octa-core processor, impressive hardware and software specs, as well as good camera offerings. So we decided to compare this brand new phone against its closest competitors. And we’re talking about two phones which have been fighting for the top spot: the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1. Now that Player 3 has entered the game, let’s see who the best among them is.

Oppo Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1: Price in India

The Oppo Realme 1 was unveiled today and is available in two variants: a 3GB +32GB model and a 6GB +128GB variant. The base variant carries a price tag of Rs. 8,990 while the 128GB version is priced at Rs. 13,990. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, which was launched in February this year, is priced at Rs. 14,999 for its base variant. The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a 3GB+32GB version as well as a 4GB+64GB version, with the latter priced at Rs. 12,999. For this comparison, we’re going to pick the models that are closest in pricing to each other.

Oppo Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1: Design, Display

The Oppo Realme 1 has a 6-inch FHD+ display, offering a resolution of 1080 x 2160, at an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a pixel density of 403ppi. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, too, offers the same resolution on its 5.99-inch display, which translates to the same aspect ratio as well. And the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1’s display is a clone of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, offering the same screen measurements, same resolution, and same pixel density. The only difference is that the Redmi Note 5 Pro has Corning Gorilla Glass which the other two don’t offer.

Oppo Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1: Performance, OS Updates

The Oppo Realme 1 is powered by an octa-core Helio P60 clocking 2.0GHz. It has a Mali-G72 MP3 graphics processing unit. Comparatively, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kryo 260) SoC with an Adreno 509 GPU. The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by the exact same chipset as the Redmi Note 5 Pro: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636.

The Realme 1 offers 6GB RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage, whereas the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Once again, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 has the same specs as the Redmi Note 5 Pro: 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

While the Realme 1 and ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 run Android 8.1 (Oreo), the Redmi Note 5 Pro is currently at Android 7.1 (Nougat). The M1 offers more of a stock Android experience whereas the Realme 1 comes with FunTouch 5.0. The Redmi phone, of course, runs on MIUI, which is at version 9.0.

Oppo Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1: Camera

The Oppo Realme 1 skips the dual camera trend and features a 13MP shooter on the rear. The Redmi Note 5 Pro and ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 both feature dual cameras — while the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 12MP+5MP combo, the M1 has a 13MP+2Mp configuration for its primary camera. Of the three, only the M1 lets you shoot 4K videos at 30 frames per second, as the other two only shoot 1080p videos at that frame rate.

On the front, the Realme 1 has an 8MP selfie shooter, which is exactly what the M1 offers as well. Comparatively, the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 20MP selfie camera, dwarfing the specs of the other two.

Oppo Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1: Verdict

From these three smartphones, we would choose the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 as the winner. Though the Oppo Realme 1 is still a great phone for the price, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and the M1 have a better processor and camera specs. And since the M1 is Rs. 2000 cheaper than the Redmi Note 5 Pro and offers Android Oreo, it makes sense to just go for the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1.