Moto E Plus Vs Redmi Note 5 Vs Zenfone Max Pro: Mighty on mAh!
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (left), Redmi Note 5 (middle) and Moto E Plus (right).
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (left), Redmi Note 5 (middle) and Moto E Plus (right).(Photo: The Quint/Canva)

Moto E Plus Vs Redmi Note 5 Vs Zenfone Max Pro: Mighty on mAh!

Smartphone companies today are fairly generous when it comes to giving the people what they want. When people wanted quick phones, companies bumped up the RAM, they wanted bigger screens, bezels were knocked off. But people always wanting more!

Now there is a huge demand for phones with big batteries. We have recently seen a flurry of them hit the market starting with the Redmi Note 5, followed by the Zenfone Max Pro and also the Moto E5 Plus.

Since all of these fall in the same price bracket, here’s a quick comparison between the Moto E5 Plus, Asus Zenfone Max Pro and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

A spec-to-spec comparison between the Redmi Note 5, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Moto E5 Plus.
A spec-to-spec comparison between the Redmi Note 5, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Moto E5 Plus.
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Design & Display

Both the Redmi Note 5 and the Zenfone Max M1 come with a 5.99-inch full HD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2160. There is hardly anything to tell these apart, besides the fact that the Redmi display looks a bit under lit than the Max Pro.

These are great displays to binge watch on any kind of video content you want to watch online! Just make sure you keep adaptive brightness on to save up on battery.

The Moto E5 Plus display falls short of impressing with just an HD+ display despite sporting a bezel-less 18:9 screen ratio. Though, I must confess that there is hardly any difference in quality of the content on the screen. So, not a deal breaker for me.

You can go with either of the three for a good display device.

Performance & Hardware

If you are looking for a work horse then both the Redmi Note 5 and the Zenfone Max Pro do the tag justice. When it comes to hardware, the Redmi Note 5 houses a Snapdragon 625 while the Zenfone Max comes with a Snapdragon 636. The slight upper edge the Max Pro holds here is the RAM as it comes with 6GB RAM while the Redmi Note 5 offers only 3GB and 4GB memory. Both these phones perform well and come well-equipped to handle multiple tasks.

All three phones come with expandable memory options so that department will never be a problem for you.

Where the Moto E5 Plus does come with 3GB RAM, the Snapdragon 425 is pretty underwhelming compared to its competitors, therefore my money is on the above two. The E5 Plus isn’t a performance heavy phone hence overloading it with multiple apps would be a mistake. Heavy users need to stay away from this Moto. Where I feel that Moto offers a bit of utility is with its user interface and stock Android is always welcomed by many.

Camera & Battery

It’s quite confusing why Motorola didn’t go with a dual camera setup on the Moto E5 Plus. It comes with a 12-megapixel on the rear and a 5-megapixel front snapper with flash. Not the specs to boast of, but the Moto camera does a decent job.

The Redmi Note 5 too comes with a single lens 12-megapixel rear sensor with a 5-megapixel snapper. Good, but not great.

The Zenfone Max Pro really steals the limelight here with its dual 13+5-megapixel camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter. A very good camera with multiple modes to experiment with, so if you are looking for a good camera phone in this price segment, the Max Pro can be considered.

The Moto E5 Plus and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 come with a whopping 5,000mAh battery inside, which can easily last you 2-3 days on average use. Even if you are a heavy user, the 5,000mAh battery juice will last you the entire day very easily.

The 4,000mAh battery on the Redmi Note 4 too is enough to last you long enough, but again the 1,000mAh extra on its competitors makes them a better bargain.

Which One to Buy?

Despite the fact that the Moto E5 Plus is low on specs compared to its competitors, it is the ideal device for people who are heavy media consumers. A 5,000mAh battery and a decent camera setup make the Moto E a good option at Rs 11,999.

The Redmi Note 5 has been a champion performer in the sub-15k category and continues to be a hot favorite among Indian consumers. It’s a good performer in every department, which is why it is one of the top-selling phones in India. A phone that you too should have on your buying list.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has the upper hand in the camera department and also houses a mammoth battery pack. It offers an almost stock Android experience and hence it is a complete smartphone at Rs 11,999. For people who want a good camera experience and a phone that doesn’t die easily, the Zenfone Max Pro is the way to go!

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