Honor 7C Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Vs Redmi Note 5 – Which One’s The Best?

Honor 7C is going on sale today, and the smartphone will go against some of the top smartphones in the segment.

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Honor 7C Vs Asus M1 Vs Redmi Note 5

The Rs 10,000-subcategory currently features a slew of new faces after a bunch of new smartphones were launched in India in the few recent weeks. Huawei branded Honor 7C, Honor 7A and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 are a few of them. The category is led by Xiaomi best-seller Redmi Note 5, which itself was launched a few months back.

Asus is re-entering the mid-range category after a long time and Honor recently entered the ‘top five smartphone brands’ list in the country. The Huawei brand has done exceptionally well in the country and has overthrown some big smartphone companies to enter the list.

Honor 7C Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Vs Redmi Note 5 – Detailed Comparison

Honor 7C is going on sale today, and the smartphone will go against some of the top smartphones in the segment.

Design

All the smartphones have a sturdy unibody build. The corners are curved on the sides for a better grip and usability. The fingerprint sensor on each of the phone is situated on the rear panel.

Winner – Tie

The Honor 7C
The Honor 7C

Display

Honor 7C sports a 5.99 inch HD+ 18:9 widescreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and a 2.5D curved glass on top. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 5 feature a 5.99 inch Full HD+ 18:9 widescreen display with a screen resolution of 1080 × 2160 pixels and a 2.5D curved glass on top.

Winner – Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 5.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Hardware

Honor 7C is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Redmi Note 5 comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, whereas Zenfone Max Pro sports a Snapdragon 636 processor paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Asus will launch a 6GB variant later.

Winner – Zenfone Max Pro M1

The Redmi Note 5
The Redmi Note 5

Storage

All the three smartphones come with two storage options of 32GB and 64GB internal storage, where both the variants are expandable via an external microSD card.

Winner – Tie

Software

Honor 7C runs Android Oreo out of with EMUI 8.0 on top. Redmi Note 5 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9.1 on top. Asus has ditched its Zenfone UI ecosystem and the Max Pro M1 will run the latest Android 8.1 Oreo in stock version.

Winner – Zenfone Max Pro M1

Rear Camera

Honor 7C comes with a dual camera setup with a 13 megapixel primary CMOS sensor coupled with a 2 megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Redmi Note 5 comes  with a single 12 megapixel rear sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. Zenfone Max Pro also comes with a rear dual setup in a pair of a 13 megapixel primary sensor and a 5 megapixel secondary depth sensor.

Winner – Honor 7C & Zenfone Max Pro M1

Front Camera

Honor 7C features an 8 megapixel sensor coupled with a soft LED flash an f/2.0 aperture. Redmi Note 5 features a 5 megapixel camera an f/2.0 aperture and Zenfone Max Pro M1 features a 8 megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and front LED flash.

Winner – Honor 7C & Zenfone Max Pro M1

Connectivity

In terms of connectivity, all the three smartphones will come with dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11, GPS and all the requisite sensors.

Winner – Tie

Battey

The Honor 7C packs in a 3000mAh battery, Redmi Note 5 has a 4000mAh battery and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a 5000mAh battery.

Winner – Zenfone Max Pro M1

Variants & Pricing

Honor 7C is available in Blue, Black and Gold colour options, priced at at Rs 9,999 (3GB) and Rs 11,999 (4GB). Redmi Note 5 comes in Black, Lake Blue, Gold and Rose Gold colour options costing Rs 9,999 (3GB) and Rs 11,999 (4GB). ZenFone Max Pro M1 has two color options of Meteor Silver and Deepsea Black, costing Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM variant.

Availability

Honor 7C is an an Amazon-exclusive and will be available from today. Redmi Note 5 is available on Flipkart, Mi Home Stores and Mi Preferred Stores and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is Flipkart-exclusive.

Full Comparison – Honor 7C Vs Redmi Note 5 Vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Honor 7C Redmi Note 5 Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Display 5.99 inch HD+ widescreen 18:9 display 5.99 inch Full HD+ widescreen 18:9 display 5.99 inch Full HD+ widescreen 18:9 display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Front Camera 8MP 5MP 8MP
Rear Camera 13MP+2MP 12MP 13MP+5MP
Software Android 8.0 Oreo (with EMUI 8.0) Android 7.1.1 Nougat (with MIUI 9) Android 8.1 Oreo (stock version)
Storage 32GB/64GB 32GB/64GB 32GB/64GB
RAM 3GB/4GB 3GB/4GB 3GB/4GB/6GB
Battery 3,000 mAh 4,000 mAh 5,000 mAh
Color Variants Three (Black, Gold and Blue) Four (Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue) Two (Meteor Silver and Deepsea Black)
Price Rs. 9,999 (3GB/32GB)

Rs. 11,999 (4GB/64GB)

Rs. 9,999 (3GB/32GB)

Rs. 11,999 (4GB/64GB)

Rs. 10,999 (3GB/32GB)

Rs. 12,999 (4GB/64GB)

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