Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Honor 7x: Detailed Comparison

Updated on 2018-04-29 by Shivam Setia

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Honor 7X Comparison

Honor 7x made a decent debut in the Indian budget smartphone segment. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with its Flipkart exclusive partnership looks to replicate the same with better sales number. It has taken care of most of the needs of an Indian user at a perfect price.

But will the audience give it a thumbs up to the features and specifications offered by Asus and how it stands among the recent best selling smartphone?In this article, we take a point to point look at the comparison between the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Honor 7X. Both the smartphone feature a dual camera and strong build quality. Let us find out where these smartphones differ and which one is better.

You can also check here the comparison of Asus Zenfone Max Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro

1. Design

Both Honor 7x and Zenfone Max Pro M1 have a metal unibody design and strong build quality.  Both the phones are durable and you feel strong in hand. The difference is in the camera placement on the back, where Asus holds the latest trend of vertical dual camera whereas the Honor 7X has a horizontal dual camera design. Both the smartphones look perfect and solid. This round is a tie.

2. SoC/Processor

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by a very powerful Snapdragon 636 that scores around 116000 on the Antutu and can very well handle the multitasking and offer smooth performance. While the Honor 7X is powered by Kirin 659 processor scoring only 79000, around 25% lower than the Zenfone Max Pro. Honor has been using the same processor in the budget range smartphones like Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i.

Zenfone Max is a clear winner here and will perform much better than the Honor 7X and offer a better experience and less app loading time.

3. Display

Both Zenfone Max Pro and Honor 7X have IPS LCD with Full HD Plus Resolution. The screen size is 5.99 inches and 5.93 inches respectively. Both the smartphone offer good clarity and have a bright screen with 2.5D glass that provides a premium look. Both the phones are same in this department.

4. RAM & Storage

Honor 7x has 2 variants with 4GB-32GB  and 4GB-64GB configuration. Zenfone Max Pro also has 2 variants with 3GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB configuration and a 6GB-64GB variant would be launched in few weeks. The option of 3GB-32GB gives Asus an upper hand to target low-end users with lower pricing. Also, Zenfone has a dedicated sd card slot while Honor 7x has a hybrid sim slot. Clearly, Asus has done a better job here.

5. Software

This is one of the most important points where Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with stock Android 8.0 and Honor 7X runs on EMUI based on Android 7.0. The stock Android offers a clean and fast software experience. Zenfone will receive two software updates to Android P and Android Q over the years so you would stay with the latest and improved Android version for around 2 years. Again, Zenfone Max Pro M1 has an upper hand than Honor 7x.

Honor 7X recently got a software update for face unlocking and Zenfone Max Pro also supports face unlocking.

6. Camera Comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera while Honor 7X has a 16MP + 2MP dual camera setup. On the front camera, both the smartphone have an 8MP sensor. Currently, the camera of Honor 7X scores better with better bokeh effects and better colour clarity. The Zenfone Max lags a little behind the image quality of Honor 7X but Asus has promised the updates in the camera department and we will update the review again as Asus rolls out the update. The stats might turn around.

7. Battery and Charging

Zenfone Max Pro comes with a massive battery of 5000 mAh and weighs only 180 gm. The battery can power the phone easily for 2-3 days. On the other hand, Honor 7x has a 3340 mAH battery that can power the phone for around 1.5 days. It takes around 2 hours for full charging.

Both the phones take about the same time(around 2 hours 45 minutes) for full charge despite Zenfone having a bigger battery. So Zenfone Max is better on both battery backup and charging time.The SD636 chipset in Zenfone Max supports fast charging and the company might enable it later with software updates which would further reduce the charging time.

8. Multitasking and Gaming

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a much powerful processor that Honor 7X as discussed above. Though both the phones offer super smooth multitasking and gaming experience but the performance of Zenfone is faster and can handle a higher number of apps together. The app load time and the gaming experience is certainly better on the Zenfone Max.

9. Price

Below is the pricing of Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Honor 7x for various variants.

Variant Price
Zenfone Max Pro in Rs.
3GB-32GB 10999
4GB-64GB 12999
6GB-64GB
(will be launched later)
14999
Honor 7X  
4GB-32GB 12999
4GB-64GB 15999

It can be seen that Asus Zenfone is priced lower by Rs 3000 when comparing the 4GB-64GB variant head to head.

 

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Features Comparison


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6" Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 10499

Honor 7X Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 5.9" 2160x1080p FHD+
  • Rear Camera: 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3340 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 14861

Pros Comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Pros

  • Phone looks decent and build quality is good.
  • The rear dual camera performs well and take nice portrait mode pictures.
  • The 6 inch display is sharp, bright and colorful with good viewing angles.
  • Snapdragon 636 is a powerful chipset and handles multitasking and gaming with ease.
  • The phone comes with stock android and Asus has promised provide updates till Android Q.

Honor 7X Pros

  • The dual camera setup on the back can take some nice portrait shots.
  • The build is premium and the blue color device looks stunning.
  • The full view display on the front looks beautiful.
  • Kirin 659 Processor with 4GB RAM can handle multitasking and games with ease.

Cons Comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Cons

  • A fast charger would have been great addition.

Honor 7X Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot is there which is something we do not like because you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD.

Ratings Comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Performance Rating of Zenfone Max Pro M1

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Design Rating of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Design

Battery Rating of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Battery

Camera Rating of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Camera

Software Rating of Zenfone Max Pro M1

Software

Value For Money Rating of Zenfone Max Pro M1

Value For Money

Honor 7X

Performance Rating of 7X

Performance

Design Rating of Honor 7X

Design

Battery Rating of Honor 7X

Battery

Camera Rating of Honor 7X

Camera

Software Rating of 7X

Software

Value For Money Rating of 7X

Value For Money

Specifications Comparison



Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Honor 7X
Operating System Android 8 Oreo Android 7.0 based EMUI 5.1
Chipset Snapdragon 636 Kirin 659 Octa Core Chipset
Memory(RAM) 4GB 4 GB
Intenal Storage 64GB 32 GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Hybrid MicroSD Upto 256GB
Primary Camera 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 8MP 8MP
Battery Capacity 5000mAh 3340 mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type IPS LCD IPS
Hybrid Sim Slot No Yes
Screen Size 5.99 5.93 inch Full View
Screen Resolution 18:9 Full HD+ 2160x1080 pixels Full HD+ 2160x1080p
NFC No No
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 180gm 166gm
Thickness 8mm 7.6mm

See full review of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

See full review of Honor 7X

Conclusion

So this was our comparison of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Honor 7x. We hope you would be able to make a choice regarding which phone to buy. Asus does a really great job in the departments of performance, multitasking, software experience and battery backup. While Honor 7X seems to have an upper hand in the camera domain, but wait for the software updates from Asus and the camera of Zenfone Max might perform better.


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