Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) vs Huawei Y9 (2019): Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

Xiaomi launched the new Redmi Note 6 Pro but no much is changed in terms of specifications if we compare it with its predecessor Redmi Note 5. The Chinese company decided to aim at the price by releasing a super cheap device, but is it able to compete with Huawei Y9 (2019) and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which are among the interesting devices in the same price range? Let’s see it together in this comparison.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) vs Huawei Y9 (2019)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Huawei Y9 2019
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.2 mm 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm, 180 grams  162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm, 173 grams
DISPLAY 6.26 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, IPS LCD 5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 404 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD  6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 396 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD dedicated slot  4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM , 128 GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWARE Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI Android 8.1 Oreo  Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERA Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.9 and f/2.0
Dual 20 + 2 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 13 + 5 MP f/2.2 and f/2.4
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 16 + 2 MP
Dual 13 + MP front camera
BATTERY 4000 mAh 5000 mAh  4000 mAh, Fast Charging 5V / 2A
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Hybrid Dual SIM slot Dual SIM slot  Hybrid Dual SIM slot

Design

If you decide to buy one of these devices, do not expect a flagship-class design. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 both come with a full metal unibody design, while Huawei Y9 (2019) is equipped with a more attractive multi-layer plastic back which seems glass. And it also has a higher screen-to-body ratio. That is why if you want the best design you should go for the Huawei Y9 (2019). But remember that it has bigger dimensions.

 

Display

With narrower bezels and a higher screen size, Huawei Y9 (2019) has the most comfortable display. But the quality is more or less the same as its opponents, more than sufficient but nothing spectacular. It offers a Full HD+ resolution just like Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, so it has more or less the same level of detail.

 

Specs & Software

Talking about hardware and performance, Huawei Y9 (2019) is the winner once again. Its chipset makes the difference as it is the new 12 nm Kirin 710, paired with up to 6 GB of RAM. On the other hand, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro offer a lower energy consumption with their Snapdragon 636.

 

Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has the most outstanding camera department, even though it is not a high-end camera phone. It has a total of four cameras: two on the front and two on the back, with bright apertures and high resolutions. It is very good to capture depth info but it is not recommended for shots in low light conditions.

 

Battery

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is an outsider when it comes to the battery life, and it is able to last much longer on a single charge thanks to its 5000 mAh unit. It is not only the winner in this trio but also one of the phones with the highest battery life. But its opponents are still excellent with their 4000 mAh batteries.

 

Price

I would personally pick Huawei Y9 (2019) because of its better aesthetics, bigger display, and great performance, but it costs a bit more. It was launched with a price tag of €220, while Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro cost €160 and €190, respectively.

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) vs Huawei Y9 (2019): PROs and CONS

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

PROs

  • Big battery
  • Better camera department
  • Good performance
  • Affordable price

CONS

  • Same old design

 

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

PROs

  • Biggest battery
  • Nice performance
  • Dedicated micro SD slot
  • Good price

CONS

  • Anonymous design

 

Huawei Y9 (2019)

PROs

  • Bigger display
  • Big battery
  • Great performance
  • Affordable price
  • Nice design

CONS

  • Nothing particular