Xiaomi Redmi Note is a smartphone for which many people are waiting. It is an Android smartphone which will get available online in India at the price of Rs 9,999. Asus Zenfone 5 8GB version is also available at the same price. In this post I’ll do the comparison of Xiaomi Redmi Note and Asus Zenfone 5 8GB version. This comparison is important as you’ll be able to know that which smartphone is a better choice in your budget of Rs 10,000. After the announcement of Xiaomi Redmi Note, competition has really increased when it comes to Android smartphones in the budget of Rs 10,000, and it may increase more in future.
Zenfone 5’s 8GB version is priced Rs 9,999 only, but 16GB is priced much higher at Rs 12,999. Now I’ll try to compare the features of both the smartphones.
Asus Zenfone 5
Display Screen Comparison
Resolution of display screen of Xiaomi Redmi Note and Asus Zenfone 5 is 1280 x 720 pixels. You may prefer Xiaomi Redmi Note over Asus Zenfone 5 as it has got 5.5 inch display screen in comparison to Zenfone 5’s display screen of 5 inch. Larger display screen of Xiaomi Redmi Note may give you better experience. Many people may go for Xiaomi Redmi Note as they may get attracted to the larger screen size.
Processor and RAM
Zenfone 5 comes with 1.6GHz Dual Core Intel Atom processor. In comparison to the Dual Core Intel Atom processor of Zenfone 5, Xiaomi Redmi Note comes with more powerful processor. Redmi Note has got 1.7GHz Octa Core MediaTek processor. You should definitely realized that more Cores means that Xiaomi Redmi Note’s processor shall work much faster than Zenfone 5. The difference in performance may not be very big.
Both Asus Zenfone 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note have got 2GB RAM.
Zenfone 5 works on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and you can easily upgrade this smartphone to Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system. Xiaomi Redmi Note works on customized version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, while there is no info that whether we’ll be able to upgrade Redmi Note to Android 4.4 version or not.
Xiaomi Redmi Note
Xiaomi Redmi Note has better camera features than Asus Zenfone 5. Rear facing camera of Zenfone 5 is of 8 megapixels, while Xiaomi Redmi Note’s rear facing camera is of 13 megapixel. Front facing camera of Zenfone 5 is of 2 megapixels, while Redmi Note has got better front facing camera which is of 5 megapixels.
Xiaomi Redmi Note has got internal memory of 8GB. Zenfone 5 has also got 8GB internal memory, but you shouldn’t forget that 16GB version of Zenfone 5 is also available.
With Xiaomi Redmi Note you can get external memory up to 32GB, but with Asus Zenfone 5 you can get external memory up to 64GB. People who want to get more space may definitely prefer Zenfone 5 over Xiaomi’s Redmi Note.
When it comes to buying a smartphone with less weight, then you may definitely prefer Asus Zenfone 5 over Redmi Note. In comparison to Redmi Note’s weight of 199 grams, Zenfone 5 weighs 145 grams only.
In comparison to Asus Zenfone 5’s battery which is of 2110 mAh, Xiaomi Redmi Note has got 3100 mAh battery. I hope that powerful battery of Xiaomi Redmi Note will provide good hours of talktime.
Buy Asus Zenfone 5 8GB version
Buy Asus Zenfone 5 16GB version
Xiaomi Redmi Note is not available in India. Once its get available, I’ll update about it in this post.
Xiaomi Redmi Note and Asus Zenfone 5 both are superb Android smartphones at the price of Rs 9,999. This comparison of Zenfone 5 with Redmi Note which is going to get available soon in India should have provided you a good idea about how some features of both the smartphones are different from each other. I’m hoping that Motorola and Samsung may also launch a competitor to these smartphones at the same price. Is the price of Rs 9,999 reasonable? Will you buy Xiaomi Redmi Note or Asus Zenfone 5?