Under Php14k, the closest phone to the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, in terms of features, is the Huawei Y9 2019. Both feature massive battery packs down to the camera setup, but which between the two is a better buy?
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Huawei Y9 2019 Differences
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Advantages
- dedicated microSD up to 512GB
- up to 2160p @ 30fps video recording
- 5000mAh battery
Huawei Y9 2019 Advantages
- a very slightly smaller notch
- Kirin 710 (12nm)
- up to 6GB/128GB
- 13MP + 2 MP selfie camera
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Huawei Y9 2019 Similarities
- metal and glass build (reflective finish)
- IPS LCD panel
- FHD+ resolution
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- microSD slot support
- dual main camera setup
- Bluetooth 5.0
- audio jack
- micro USB 2.0
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Which is a better buy between the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Huawei Y9 2019?
For the design, we’re seeing metal and glass combo for both midrange devices with subtle differences on the back as the Zenfone Max Pro M2 goes for a deep, reflective finish while the Huawei Y9 2019 goes for the solid, glossy finish.
While there’s no difference in display, expect better performance efficiency from the Huawei device due to its Kirin 710 based on the 12nm process.
In terms of camera, it’s a close call with the Asus device featuring 12MP + 5MP main camera while the Huawei phone settles for 16MP + 2MP. However, Asus is capable of delivering up to 2160p video recording for a crisper output.
If you’re fond of bokeh effect, the 13MP + 2MP selfie camera of the Huawei Y9 2019 will probably provide more accurate results with its dual sensor setup as opposed to the single 13MP of the Max Pro M2.
When Huawei released the Y9 2019, it’s made to last longer than others with its 4000mAH capacity. But the release of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 makes the Huawei device a runner-up with its whopping 5000mAH battery.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will retail for Php13,995 in just a few days while the Huawei Y9 2019 is already available for Php12,990.
It’s a close call for these two respectable midrange devices given its similarities and differences. Whichever you get, both are capable of lasting you throughout the day for its offered balanced specs across the board.
|Specs||Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2||Huawei Y9 2019|
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6||6.5-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 396ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm, 170g||162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm, 173 g|
|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||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 400 GB|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF|
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Front Camera||13 MP||13 MP, f/1.8|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|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 5.0, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery (10W charging)||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery (10W charging)|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Zen UI||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2|
|Official Price||Php13,995||Php12,990 – 4GB/64GB|