The mid-range market received a spec-bump in the form of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro earlier this year. The phone upped the ante in terms of the hardware offered at that price, and surely enough, became quite popular with the masses. But not long after, Asus came out with the Zenfone Max Pro M1 with similar hardware but with two trump cards — Stock Android 8.1 and a cheaper price.
That makes for an interesting choice for the buyer. Xiaomi definitely has the fan following and has developed somewhat of a legacy in India after becoming the numero uno in the country in terms of market share. The company now sells phones in millions and availability is always an issue. Asus, on the other hand, haven’t had the best of times recently. But with the Zenfone Max Pro, Asus may have just cracked a formula of making a successful mid-ranger. The Taiwanese company has enough firepower in its offering to take on the Chinese upstart.
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