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Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL) vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus Zenfone Max (M1) vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 8A XAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)08Points
Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)
5.45"
IPS

720x1440

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
15PointsXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Compare Asus Zenfone Max (M1) X
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

12
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)8 Advantages Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)vsRedmi 8A (32GB/2GB)15 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+150 grams (5.25 ounces)25%
Lighter
vs188 grams (6.58 ounces)
+8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)8%
Thinner
vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+295 PPI9%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs271 PPI
+(back) 13MP7%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
1.4Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core52%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
eMCPvs+eMMC 5.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
720x1440 pixelsvs+720x1520 pixels6%
Higher resolution screen
5.45"vs+6.2"14%
Larger screen
1/3" inchesvs+1/2.55" inches18%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Android 8.0 Oreovs+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
10Wvs+18W80%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

30 Common items in both devices
32GB (21GB available)
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
+23 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
ModelZenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Other model namesAsus Zenfone Max M1 ZB556KL A001Xiaomi Redmi 8A M1908C3KG, MZB8457IN, MZB8458IN, MZB8459IN
Country or region availableIndia
India
(Global, International)India
(Global, International), India
BrandAsusXiaomi
Release dateOctober, 2018September, 2019
Depth8.7 millimeters (0.34 inches)9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)70.9 x 147.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.8 in)75.4 x 156.3 millimeters (2.97 x 6.15 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
System (OS)Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 505 450MhzQualcomm Adreno 505 650Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMCP
32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.45" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1440 pixels720x1520 pixels (19:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 5-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)295 PPI271 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz, 400 nits
Mobile networksAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800 (China), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/2100Global, India version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Band 40)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4
VoLTE

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

India version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)

China version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold
- ZenUI 5
- 2.5D curved glass display
- LED notification
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- MIUI 11
- Sony IMX363 back camera sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts10W (5V/2A) Standard charging18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered2520 minutes | 42 hours | 1.8 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateAsus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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