Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1: Budget smartphones under $200. Oppo now has their first smartphone under the sub-brand called Realme 1. The device was officially launched to the Indian market. The Oppo Realme 1 directly challenges the Xiaomi’s Redmi series, especially the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which is currently doing well in the Indian market. And we can’t help but think it could be a marketing move by Oppo to named the phone “Realme”.

Oppo won’t be the first OEM company to challenge Xiaomi in the market. Asus also released the Zenfone Max Pro earlier this year to the market. The Indian market is currently a gold mine for most companies with budget smartphones. In this article, we won’t be discussing Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Instead, we will be comparing the Asus Zenfone Max Pro with the Oppo Realme 1.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Design

Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1
Asus Zenfone Max Pro
Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1
Oppo Realme 1

The Oppo Realme 1 features a front glass and a complicated back. The back is complicated because it’s an aluminum body with a glass fiber feeling and glossy crystal/diamond shape design. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro comes in a simple front glass with an aluminum unibody. At the back of the Zenfone Max Pro is a tiny antenna line at the top and also at the bottom. The Oppo Realme 1 comes in three different body colors option; Solar Red, Diamond Black, and Moonlight Silver. While the Zenfone Max Pro comes in just Black and Gray body colors.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and below it is the Asus brand name. While the Oppo Realme 1 has no fingerprint sensor and at the center is the Realme brand name. At the top left corner of both smartphones is their rear camera. The Oppo Realme 1 features a single rear camera with LED flash. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro features a dual rear camera in a vertical direction with the LED flash below it. The Zenfone Max Pro weighs 180 grams, maybe due to its large battery capacity. While the Oppo Realme 1 weighs just 155 grams.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Display

As usual, there is an IPS LCD touchscreen on both phones. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro features a 6-inch full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 77% screen-to-body ratio. While the Oppo Realme 1 features a 5.99-inch full HD+ display, an 18:9 aspect ratio and 78.9% screen-to-body ratio. The display of the Oppo Realme 1 and Zenfone Max Pro has a 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution with 402 pixels per inch. Sadly, there’s no Corning gorilla glass protection for both smartphones.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Camera

The rear camera of the Oppo Realme 1 sports a 13MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. While the front camera sports an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The front camera of the Realme 1 features portrait mode, AI beauty mode 2.0 and face recognition technology. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro comes with a dual rear camera, consisting of a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture, Bokeh effect, beauty modes, panorama and LED flash. In the front camera, you get an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The 6GB memory model of the Zenfone Max Pro comes with a 16MP sensor.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1 – Hardware and Software

The Oppo Realme 1 is powered by Mediatek Helio P60 chipset, Octa-core 2.0GHz processor, and Mali-G72 MP3 graphics processing unit. While powering the Asus Zenfone Max Pro is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, Octa-core 1.8GHz processor, and Adreno 509 graphics processing unit. According to MediaTek, the Helio P60 is on the same par with Snapdragon 660 chipset. And we know the Snapdragon 660 chipset is Snapdragon’s best mid-range chipset.

The Oppo Realme 1 runs on ColorOS 5.0 skin, which is overlaid on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro runs on pure stock Android 8.1 Oreo. Oppo offers up to three memory models for the Realme 1; the 3GB memory with 32GB storage, 4GB memory with 64GB storage and 6GB memory with 128GB storage. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro comes in a 3GB memory with 32GB storage and 64GB storage with either 4GB or 6GB memory.

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Battery

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro has a bigger battery capacity than the Oppo Realme 1. You get a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery while on the Realme 1 is a non-removable Li-lon 3410 mAh battery. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro supports fast battery charging 2.0 while the Realme 1 doesn’t.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1 – The Price

The Oppo Realme is available for about $154 (N53,900), which is cheaper than the Zenfone Max Pro. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro will cost you around $187 (N65,450). The Oppo Realme has better design and hardware, but with no fingerprint sensor and dual rear camera set-up. While the Asus Zenfone Max Pro features a fingerprint sensor, dual rear camera set-up, and bigger battery capacity.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro VS Oppo Realme 1 Full Specs Comparison

Asus Zenfone Max Pro Oppo Realme 1
Dimensions and Weight 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 180 g 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 155 g
Display 5.99 inch (77.0% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 6.0 inch (78.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB OR RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot) RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB OR RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB OR RAM: 6GB. ROM: 128GB microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.0)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor Mediatek Helio P60 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.0GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0GHz Cortex-A53) processor
Camera 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + Dual: 13MP f/2.2 aperture and 5MP f/2.4 aperture LED flash 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + 13MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-lon 3410 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging: 5V/2A 10W

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