For midrange phones priced at $200, it’s a highly-competitive market out there due to the sheer number of devices. At this price point, you’ll be wondering whether it’s better to get the Honor 10 Lite or the upcoming Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Honor 10 Lite Differences
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Advantages
- 13MP + 5MP main camera
- 5000mAh battery
- Bluetooth 5.0
Honor 10 Lite Advantages
- smaller notch
- Android 9.0 Pie
- up to 6GB/128GB
- 24MP selfie camera
- Kirin 710 (12nm)
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Honor 10 Lite Similarities
- metal + glass build (glossy finish)
- IPS LCD panel
- 1080p+ resolution
- microSD support
- dual main camera
- audio jack
- micro USB 2.0
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Which is a better buy between the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Honor 10 Lite?
Thanks to the updated design of the Zenfone Max Pro M2, it’s able to go neck and neck against the Honor 10 Lite. Where it could matter for a consumer is the notch size with the latter having a smaller, teardrop style notch.
While Asus managed to use an improved Snapdragon 660 (14nm) here, Honor gets the advantage in efficiency with the Kirin 710 based on the 12nm process with an option to pair with 6GB/128GB. But do take note that it’s possible for the latest Asus midrange device to release its own higher variant in the near future.
Camera-wise, we’re seeing a slightly better 13MP + 5MP combo for the Zenfone Max Pro M2 as opposed to the 13MP + 2MP of the Honor 10 Lite — this, of course, will be decided upon testing. Where it really creates a huge difference is the whopping 24MP selfie camera of the Honor contender.
That huge gap can also be found in the battery department, but this time, favoring the Asus contender with its generous 5000mAh capacity. Both, though, make use of micro USB port.
Honor 10 Lite is estimated to be priced at Php11,990 while the Asus Zenfone Max Pro is expected at Php13,995.
Yes, Asus is a tad pricier here and holds not so many advantages but the fact that you won’t have to charge your phone in the next day or two is rare on a smartphone. On the flip side, the Honor 10 Lite also offers good value for the money, especially with its selfie camera.
|Specs||Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2||Honor 10 Lite|
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6||6.2-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 396ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm, 170g||154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 162g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Mali-G51 MP4|
|Memory||4GB RAM/64GB internal storage + microSD slot||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD slot|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|13MP + 2MP dual lens, 4K video|
|Front Camera||13 MP||24MP|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Zen UI||Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0|
|Official Price||Php13,995||Php11,990 – 4GB/64GB|