Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Honor 7x: Detailed Comparison
Updated on 2018-04-29 by Shivam Setia
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Below is the pricing of Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Honor 7x for various variants.
|Zenfone Max Pro||in Rs.|
(will be launched later)
It can be seen that Asus Zenfone is priced lower by Rs 3000 when comparing the 4GB-64GB variant head to head.
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. 15999