Should you be looking for a phone in 2019 that has a 5000mAh battery, both the Samsung Galaxy M20 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 are good options. However, picking one over the other might be a bit complicated given there differences in price and features.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Galaxy M20 Differences
Advantages of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
- glossy glass-like finish
- IPS LCD panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Snapdragon 660
- 13MP selfie camera
- up to 4k @ 30fps video recording (rear)
- 10W charging
Advantages of Galaxy M20
- USB Type-C
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Galaxy M20 Similarities
- polycarbonate build
- 1080p+ resolution
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB
- dual main camera
- single selfie camera
- BT 5.0
- 5000mAh battery
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Which is a better buy between the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Galaxy M20?
If you’re going for looks over form, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 takes the cake here in spite of using a polycarbonate back. But should you wish for a smaller notch, the Galaxy M20 is the choice. Both are sporting 1080p+ displays but expect the Asus phone to come out better looking with its IPS LCD panel.
Playing games and everything will render better performance out of the Snapdragon 660 of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 but the Galaxy M20 trails just a little bit with its Exynos 7904.
At an affordable price, you’re getting a decent dual main camera setup on each with the Zenfone Max Pro M2 having a larger 13MP selfie camera compared to the 8MP of the Galaxy M20.
Everything seems to be 2019-ready for both with Bluetooth 5.0, audio jack, and fingerprint scanner in tow except for the micro USB of the Asus variant. However, you won’t take forever filling up its 5000mAh battery with its 10W charger.
And now for the price. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is already available for Php13,995 while the Samsung Galaxy M20 is estimated around Php8,200. In all honesty, Samsung’s phone is actually competitive despite the inferior display and lackluster design. It actually offers better value for the money and is a solid choice for budget-conscious consumers.
|Specs||Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2||Samsung Galaxy M20|
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6||6.3-inch PLS TFT, 1080 x 2280, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm, 170g||156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm, 186g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)||Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Mali-G71 MP2|
|Memory||4GB RAM/64GB internal storage + dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB|
|Main Camera||12 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|13 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.8″, 1.12μm, PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/6″, 1.12μm, depth sensor
|Front Camera||13 MP||8 MP, f/2.0|
|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 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Zen UI||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung UX 9.5|
|Official Price||Php13,995||INR 11,000 (P8,200)|