Xiaomi is going to unveiled it’s Redmi S2 very soon, this phone is going to be entry level budget category phone, which will cost around 10,000 to 12,000 Indian rupees. Currently the global version of Redmi S2 has been listed on Ali Express, which is an international e-commerce website of China and very popular around the world. Current pricing of Redmi S2 on Ali Express is around 12,000 or $179. In the same price bracket, we can find Asus Zenfone Max Pro, which is currently ruling the market after the price hike of Redmi Note 5 Pro. So the best smartphone in this price bracket and perfect competitor of Redmi S2 is going to be Asus Zenfone Max Pro, so in this article, I will compare Redmi S2 Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro.
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Redmi S2 Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro
Talking about the specification, Redmi S2 has 5.99 inches 18:9 display with the resolution of 1440X720 pixels(269 PPI), it has dual rear camera of 12MP + 5MP sensor with LED Flash, Sony 486 Sensor, EIS (Main camera – 12MP ) and 16 MP Front camera for selfie With Soft-Toned Selfie-Light.
For the RAM and ROM, it’s coming with 3GB + 32 GB with dedicated micro SD slot, which can upgrade up to 128GB. For the high-end performance, the phone is equipped with Snapdragon 625 Octa Core processor and Android 8.1 oreo based on MiUi 9.0. It has the battery of 3000 mAh.
Extra features like – Fingerprint sensor, All the sensors, MiUi 9.0 which supports OTA update, 3.5 mm jack. Five Different colors of Red, Blue, Black, Silver, Gold.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro
Talking about the specification Asus Zenfone Max Pro has 5.99 inches 18:9 display with the resolution of 2160X1080 pixels(402 PPI), it has dual rear camera of 13MP + 5MP sensor with LED Flash, 2X Zoom and 8 MP Front camera for selfie With Soft-Toned Selfie-Light.
For the RAM and ROM, its coming with 3 different variant of 3GB + 32 GB / 4GB + 64GB / 6GB + 64GB, It has dedicated micro SD card slot also, which can upgrade up to 2 TB. The phone is equipped with 1.8 GHz Octa Core processor of Snapdragon 636, which is based on Android 8.1 stock android. The phone is best in performance and 1.5 times faster than Snapdragon 625. It has the battery of 5000 mAh.
Extra features like – Fingerprint sensor, All the typical Android sensors, Stock Android with guarantee updates up to 2 years, 3.5 mm jack, MaxBox gadget to upgrade your music experience, Two Different colors of Grey and Black.
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Now talking about detailed specification comparison of Redmi S2 Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro.
In terms of display, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro is better than Redmi S2 because Asus zenfone max pro has a full HD display with much better PPI density of 402 and thin bezels. In terms of Design, it’s totally a personal choice but for the design, I will go with Asus zenfone because it’s design is totally unique and not copied by any other device while Redmi S2 have the same design as Redmi Note 5Pro and Mi 6X but you will get better color options with Redmi S2.
The camera which is the most important part of any device and in terms of the camera between Redmi S2 Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro. Redmi S2 is going to be a clear winner over Asus Zenfone Max Pro here. Redmi S2 have nearly same camera as we are seeing in the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Even the camera features is equally same. The best thing about Xiaomi camera is there unbeatable Camera portrait, EIS and extra features.
Talking about the camera of Asus Zenfone Max, this camera is good at performance, it has all the functionality that we need and considering the price of 11,000 the camera is good. Its portrait mode is not that much great but some OTA updates can fix it. The selfie camera is also great in terms of taking good selfies, But Asus Zenfone Max could not defeat Redmi S2.
Processor and Performance
In terms of performance, Asus Zenfone Max Pro is far better than Redmi S2. The phone is equipped with Snapdragon 636, which is 1.5 times faster than Snapdragon 625. Also zenfone max pro have Stock Android Interface, which will give you the clean and smooth user experience.
Talking about the Operating system, both the phone will have Android Oreo out of the box, interestingly Asus has announced that, Max Pro will give regular update till 2020, which is a great thing and consumers need to know about this before buying any other phone at the same price point.
In terms of battery, Asus is again unbeatable with its huge 5000 mAh Battery, which can give you playback of two days very easily. The best part of its battery that the phone is not too much heavy (180 grams )and just 8.5mm thick with such a huge battery. By the way, Redmi S2 is 8.1mm thick and 170grams.
If I have to choose a device over Redmi S2 Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro, I will go with Asus Zenfone Max Pro because of it’s better Full HD+ Display which will give me best gaming and watching experience, the huge battery of 5000 mAh, better performance with Snapdragon 636 and the most important reason the stock android with 2 years guarantee updates. But if you are looking for a camera-centric device which can easily satisfy your wants meanwhile your first preference is the camera and you can survive with average performance, 3000 mAh battery and not any guarantee android updates then you should buy Redmi S2.