Asus Zenfone Max (M2) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Motorola One Power

by Michele Ingelido 0

The battery life is the only specification for which midrange smartphones can be more advantageous than flagships and, besides the more affordable price, it is the only reason why people can prefer them to flagships. The new Asus Zenfone Max (M2) alongside Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Motorola One Power are among the best smartphones in terms of battery life, and this comparison will help you find out which is better to choose for your needs.

Asus Zenfone Max (M2) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Motorola One Power

Asus Zenfone Max M2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Motorola One Power
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 158.4 x 76.3 x 7.7 mm 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.2 mm  156 x 76 x 8.4 mm, 205 grams
DISPLAY 6.3 inches, 720 x 1520p (HD+), 267 ppi, IPS LCD 6.26 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, IPS LCD  6.2 inches, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 403 ppi, 18.7:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa-core 1.8 GHz  Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz
MEMORY 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD dedicated slot 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
SOFTWARE Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI  Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERA Dual 13 +2 MP
8 MP front camera
Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.9 and f/2.0
Dual 20 + 2 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 16 + 5 MP f/1.8 and f/2.2
12 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 4000 mAh 4000 mAh  5000 mAh, Fast Charging 15W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot  Dual SIM slot

Design

Asus Zenfone Max M2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, and Motorola One Power do not represent anything special when it comes to the aesthetics. They have a full metal unibody design which is a classic on midrange devices. But they come with narrow bezels thanks to their notches. The one I would pick is the Motorola One Power because it is splash resistant, but some might prefer Asus Zenfone Max M2 because it has a higher screen-to-body ratio and it is also the thinnest and most lightweight phone.

 

Display

Average IPS screens in each case, with a classic Full HD+ resolution except for the Asus Zenfone Max M2 which is only HD+. Asus decided to equip this device with a low-resolution panel in order to save more battery. So if you are looking for the best display quality, Motorola One Power is the most suitable device for you because it features the LTPS technology and a Full HD+ resolution, while Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sits in the middle.

 

Specs & Software

Thanks to the Snapdragon 636 chipset, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Motorola One Power provide almost the same level of performance, but I would prefer Motorola One Power because it has Android One and a micro SD dedicated slot allowing to use more than a SIM while you are using the expansion slot too. Asus Zenfone Max M2 has inferior performance because it features the lower-end Snapdragon 632 chipset and just 3 GB of RAM, while its opponents come with up to 6 GB of RAM depending on the market.

 

Camera

When it comes to photo and videos, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro wins because of its overall camera performance. I like both its dual rear camera and its dual front camera setups, even though the rear one remains a midrange-class setup and it loses a lot of detail in low-light conditions. Motorola One Power is at the second place with a brighter aperture than Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro for the rear camera and a pretty nice front camera. We still did not test Asus Zenfone Max M2, but on the paper it is disappointing.

 

Battery

As said in the first paragraph, the battery is the strongest point of these smartphones which come with huge lithium units. Motorola One Power wins the battery challenge because of a bigger 5000 mAh battery allowing it to last even more than two days with a stressed use. But its opponents still provide a very long battery life, so you should not worry in any case if you are looking for a phone with an excellent battery life.

 

Price

I would personally choose Motorola One Power because of its bigger battery, Android One and its faster updates, good performances, and decent cameras. But it costs more than its opponents: about €270/$307, while Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is easy to find at less than €200/$227 and Asus Zenfone Max M2 costs about €171/$195. Anyways, I would definitely spend up to €100 more for a better phone like Motorola One Power. And I hope Lenovo keeps releasing phones with a great quality price-ratio such as Motorola One Power and Lenovo S5 Pro as they are great rivals for the best-selling Chinese phones.

 

Asus Zenfone Max (M2) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Motorola One Power: PROs and CONS

Asus Zenfone Max M2

PROs

  • Great battery life
  • Micro SD dedicated slot
  • Thin design
  • Affordable price

CONS

  • HD display

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

PROs

  • Good battery life
  • Great performance
  • Good price
  • Nice cameras

CONS

  • Nothing particular

 

Motorola One Power

PROs

  • Splash resistant
  • Android One
  • Bigger battery
  • Nice cameras

CONS

  • Higher price