The Xiaomi Redmi Note has few competitors in the Indian market if you consider its tempting price of Rs 9999 and the features it packs in. Its launch is due on December 2, if our reckoning is right, but here’s to all you impatient folks who want to know whether the Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG is a good option.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note is the company’s attempt at pleasing lovers of big handsets with a larger screen phone than what it has previously let loose on these shores. The device carries a 5.5-inch touchscreen of 1280 x 720p resolution and an octa core processor from MediaTek.
If you compare the specifications of the Redmi Note to those of the Asus device, you’ll see that the former comes with a slightly bigger panel, albeit of the same 720p resolution. Flipkart notes that the latter has 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, in addition to 64GB microSD card support. The Xiaomi phone only has 32GB of expandable storage.
On the other side, the 5.5-inch handset has a bigger 3100mAh battery as pitted against the 2110mAh one found in its smaller rival. It also sports a 13MP camera on its rear side and a 5MP lens above its display. The Zenfone settles for an 8MP snapper on its back and a basic 2MP one for clicking selfies or making video calls.
Xiaomi Redmi Note specs at a glance:
– 1.7GHz octa core processor
– Android 4.2 Jelly Bean w/ MIUI V5
– 5.5-inch 720p HD IPS screen
– 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM
– 32GB expandability
– 5MP front camera, 13MP main lens
– Dual SIM support
– 3100mAh battery
Asus Zenfone 5 key features list:
– Intel Atom Z2560 dual core chip
– Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS
– 5-inch 720p IPS display
– 1GB/2GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB ROM
– 64GB microSD card support
– 8MP and 2MP cameras
– Dual SIM card slots
– 2110mAh power house
We think you’d be better off waiting until December 2. But if you want it, the ZenFone 5 is available on Flipkart as well as other retailers online. As we’ve already said, the Xiaomi Redmi Note is yet to be launched in India.