1. Redmi Note 5 Pro
The latest Redmi Note 5 Pro – the elegantly designed smartphone that comes with a powerful Snapdragon 636 processor, which outperforms its predecessor by up to 40%. From capturing enchanting pictures with the dual rear-camera setup and an amazing 20 MP front camera, to watching videos and playing games on the FHD+ display, this smartphone ensures you never have a dull moment again.
The large pixel-size (1.25 micrometre) of the dual rear camera (12 MP + 5 MP) lets you take stunning images even in low-lighting conditions. Thanks to high-quality Sony and Samsung sensors, the Note 5 Pro’s camera stands out from the crowd by offering a depth of field that’s not available on conventional smartphone cameras. Redmi Note 5 Pro also features Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) on the dual rear camera setup to minimize blurring caused by hand jitters or other unsteady movements during video recording.
Take display-picture-worthy selfies effortlessly, thanks to the 20 MP front camera. The Sony sensor coupled with a 4500K Selfie-light provides bright colors, sharp images, and a naturally improved complexion, even in low-light conditions.
Comes with the high-capacity 4000 mAh battery. It offers up to 14 hours of video playback, 8.5 hours of gaming, or 19 days of standby time.
Powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor and the Adreno 509 GPU, this phone runs your apps and games seamlessly. This processor implements Kryo architecture which provides an improved performance and impressive power-efficiency.
With all this specification it is the clean winner in the list.
2. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (Grey, 64 GB) (4 GB RAM)
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has everything to keep you entertained and connected – it has a 15.21 cm (5.99) FHD+ Full-view Display that delivers stunning visuals, a dynamic 2nd generation NXP Amplifier and a 5-magnet Speaker that offer crystal-clear audio, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Kryo Octa-core processor for glitch-free multitasking, and a 5000 mAh Battery that keeps you going for up to 2 days.
Capture social-media-worthy pictures and 4K videos with incredible color and detail using its 13 MP PDAF camera and 5 MP Dedicated Depth Sensing camera.Capture gorgeous portraits and close-up shots of people around you using the 5 MP Dedicated Depth camera and create a bokeh effect which makes the subject stand out.
Its 8 MP Front Selfie Camera that has a Softlight LED Flash. lts Bokeh Mode gives your selfies a professional touch.
Packed with a massive 5000 mAh battery, this phone offers up to 199 hours of music playback, up to 12 hours of gaming and up to 28 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. That’s not all, this phone also comes with a 10 W adapter for fast charging.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Kryo Octa-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 promises great performance without compromising on the speed. You can insert two 4G SIM cards in the phone to keep your personal contacts separate from professional ones. Add a memory card in its dedicated slot to increase the storage space by to up to 2 TB.
It comes at 2nd position in this list. Performance of its camera is not up to the mark as compare to redmi note 5 pro.
3. Oppo RealMe 1 (6+128 GB)
In the sea of smartphones where almost every phone looks alike, Oppo had done something novel. The first-ever smartphone in its budget yet youth-centric sub-brand, Realme, has a unique diamond cut 3D design at the rear. Embedded within the real glass, it reflects light in the same way a diamond does and looks different from every angle.
Camera and Selfie Camera
It comes with the AI Shot, Vivid Mode and Bokeh Mode. Oppo has added a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera, which using software captures depth-of-field in images. While the camera managed to blur the background in the selfie image, there wasn’t any depth effect in the one captured using the rear camera. Oppo could have improved was the camera optics. The rear camera on the Redmi Note 5 and the dual camera setup on the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Asus Max Pro M1 are superb. And the one on the Realme 1 falls short.
Comes with 3410mAH lithium-ion AI battery providing talk-time of 30 hours and standby time of 380 hours.
The overall performance of the Realme 1 was just fine. Even with multiple apps running in the background, there wasn’t any lag. It comes with the Android v8.1 Oreo based ColorOS 5.0 Processor is clocked at 2GHz. It runs on Helio P60 AI processor with 8-cores CPU and 2-cores AI CPU.
Oppo’s Realme 1 is a great attempt in the budget phone category, but there is still a long way to go. Over the years, Xiaomi and recently Asus has raised the bar by offering the best in its price category. Realme seems to be on the right track but would need a few improvements going forward. You can consider the Realme 1 for its looks but if you are looking at the overall performer with a superb camera, than the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi and the Max Pro M1 from Asus are worth considering.