Redmi Note 7 vs Asus Max Pro M2 vs Realme 2 Pro: Design, Hardware, Camera, Price & More!

All three smartphones are powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor!

Redmi Note 7 vs Asus Max Pro M2 vs Realme 2 Pro
Redmi Note 7 vs Asus Max Pro M2 vs Realme 2 Pro

After a long time, Xiaomi was again seen in it’s old avatar, top smartphones with great features and cut-throat pricing. While the Indian market already has some awesome budget phones, the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 sits a notch above the competition.

Asus launched its Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 in December.

The other budget bestseller Realme 2 Pro is another awesome phone under 15,000 rupees. So, let’s find out who’s the new budget smartphone king in India?

Redmi Note 7 vs Max Pro M2 vs Realme 2 Pro: In-Depth Comparison

Redmi Note 7 will take on some of the heavyweights in the budget category.

Design & Build

Realme 2 Pro has a polycarbonate body with a glass-like finish and is more durable compared to metal. In comparison, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will have a metal finish like its own Zenfone 5Z flagship.

Redmi Note 7 has a glass sandwich body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has the toughest screen protection on top backed by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Display

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display in a 19:9 aspect ratio. Realme 2 Pro and Note 7 both have small notches in comparison. Realme 2 Pro has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD notched display, but in an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Redmi Note 7 has a circular dot notch in a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio

The water drop and dot notch offer an added advantage over the standard notch on Max Pro M2 in terms of screen space.

All the smartphones have thin bezels on the sides with a chin down under. The dot notch and water drop notch helps Redmi Note 7 and Realme 2 Pro offers higher screen-to-body ratio.

Hardware

All the three smartphones: Redmi Note 7, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Realme 2 Pro are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. In terms of performance, all three smartphones will perform day to days tasks with ease.

The stock Android on Zenfone Max Pro M2 will help the hardware run smoothly in comparison to the other two.

Snapdragon 660 offers impressive performance in terms of multitasking, moderately heavy games, and memory extensive apps.

Storage

Three Realme 2 Pro models available in India: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 also has three storage models: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 6GB/64GB. In comparison, Redmi Note 7 has been launched in two models: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB.

The storage on all three handsets can be expanded with the help of an external memory card.

Software

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 runs on stock Android based on Android Oreo 8.1 OS. Realme 2 Pro has Color OS 5.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1 UI. Lastly, Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI based on Android Pie.

In terms of overall user experience, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will offer a better UI with bloat-free Android experience.

Rear Camera

Redmi Note 7 comes with a dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary camera and a secondary 2-megapixel lens with an f/1.8 aperture. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a rear dual camera system comprising of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary depth sensor.

Realme 2 Pro also has a rear dual camera setup featuring a 16-megapixel primary f/1.7 sensor paired with a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor.

All three smartphones produce clearer pictures with great details and color accuracy, with great low light performance. The 4X processing power on Redmi Note 7 will offer an added edge over the other two.

Front Camera

Up front, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a 5-megapixel sensor and Realme 2 Pro comes has a 16-megapixel selfie snapper. Redmi Note 7 has a 13-megapixel camera sensor.

Again, all three smartphones perform well in good lighting.

Connectivity

Note 7 has Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.5-mm audio socket, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, infrared sensor and an FM Radio, USB Type-C port, and dual VoLTE nano-SIM slots.

Realme 2 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 offer a similar set of standard connectivity features like fingerprint sensor, face unlocking, the infrared sensor, dual 4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS and other added features.

Battery

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a top edge here. It houses a 5,000mAh battery. In comparison, Realme 2 Pro has a lower 3,500 mAh battery backing the complete package. Finally, Redmi Note 7 is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 can easily run for up to two days with moderate usage.

All the smartphones support fast charging but do not ship with any fast charging adapters.

Pricing & Availability

The base model of Redmi Note 7 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage starts at Rs 9,999. The Redmi Note 7 top model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will sell at Rs 11,999. Realme 2 Pro start at Rs 12,990 for the base model with 64GB storage. Similarly, Zenfone Max Pro M2 starts at Rs 12,999.

All the smartphones are exclusive to Flipkart online, with its respective company online stores.

CONCLUSION: Redmi Note 7 vs Max Pro M2 vs Realme 2 Pro

Redmi Note 7, Reame 2 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 all will end on the same line if put against each other. Realme 2 Pro and Redmi Note 7 has larger screen space while Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a bigger battery in comparison and a smoother bloat-free UI with stock Android.

You can pick Asus Max Pro M2 has a bigger battery and stock Android UI while Redmi Note 7 has a slightly better camera. Input in the same line, all of them will similar performance and user experience.

But again, Redmi Note 7 starting at Rs 9,999 is a deal breaker. The smartphone packs in better features, great looks, awesome specs, all at a very competitive price. Redmi Note 7 is definitely the best smartphone to buy under 10,000 rupees currently.

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