The entry level smartphone giving tough competition to budget smartphone due to their amazing specs, The mobile manufacturers started offering the great value of money paid by the customers. To keeps in mind the consumers’s budget and their requirement the mobile makers producing the great and advanced technology smartphone in cheap price. In India not only domestic players even global vendors has started investing in smartphone segment and gaining success by wining the trust of Indian users.
This time four entry level smartphone – Asus Zenphone 4.5, Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Motorola Moto E and Micromax Unite 2 are the most demand and competitive smartphones. Xiaomi Redmi 1S was launched in may 2014 and Asus Zenphone 4.5 in July 2014. Asus Zenphone 4.5 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S are the most strong contender in low budget smartphone segment, even both of these smartphones are out of stock due to the high demand and less supply. Flipkart is the only supplier of these smartphone in India. Asus Zenfone 4.5 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S both are priced similarly at Rs 6,999.
So here we have compare these two smartphone on the bases of their features, advantages and disadvantages. Lets have a look on the difference between Asus Zenfone 4.5 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S :
Display & Design
The Zenfone 4.5 features to a 4.5 inch display with a FWVGA screen resolution of 480×854 pixels, the display of the phone is protected by layers of scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. On the other hand Xiaomi Redmi 1S phone is packed by a 4.7 inch IPS display with full HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels like Zenfone 4.5, this is also protected by the layers of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which save the phone screen from scratches and damage. In short both smartphone have almost same display features but Redmi 1S in better in size and screen resolution than Zenphone 4.5.
OS and Processor
Zenfone 4.5 consist the latest Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) OS while Redmi 1S has run on the Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean). So the users of Zenphone 4.5 will get a more advanced operating which is helpful in saving battery in phone and using more android apps. Zenphone 4.5 is powered by a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 Processor, this processor the offer the fast performance like a quad core processor due to its hyper threading technology. However the Redmi 1S packed with a quad core 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8228. The RAM of both smartphone is equal which is 1GB.
Camera & Storage
Both smartphone comes with almost same Camera features like both packed with a 8 MP primary shooter with same resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels but Redmi 1S auto focus and video recording is look better than the Zenphone 4.5. On Front camera section Redmi1S features to a 1.6 MP front camera and Zenphone 4.5 has a Secondary VGA camera.
On Storage section both Asus and Xiaomi smartphones packed 8 GB of internal storage capacity which is very impressive in comparison to other entry level smartphone comes with 4Gb of inbuilt memory. The expandable storage of both devices is up to 64 GB.
battery and other features
The Zenfone 4.5 accompained by a 1,750 mAh battery however Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes with a more powerful battery of 2,000 mAh capacity. So in case of battery life Redmi 1S is look good than Zenphone 4.5 Other features of both smartphone includes FM radio, Bluetooth, 3G, wi Fi connectivity, USB OTG in Redmi 1S for fast and easy transfer of data between two devices.
At last we can say that Both smartphone are great in Entry level smartphone segment and having great features and specification. Both companies make full justice with the price paid by user for the smartphones. But as we see the features The Redmi 1S is better than Asus Zenphone 4.4 in term of Display size, screen resolution, battery life, camera features.
Asus Zenfone 4.5 VS Xiaomi Redmi 1S – Comparison table
|Asus Zenfone 4.5||Xiaomi Redmi 1S|
|Display||4.5 inch, FWVGA||4.7 inch, HD|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Primary camera||8 Mp||8 Mp|
|Front Camera||VGA||1.6 MP|
|Internal memory||8GB/ upto 64 GB expandable||8GB/ upto 64 GB expandable|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.2 GHz||Quad-core 1.6 GHz|
|Battery||1,750 mAh||2,000 mAh|
|Price||Rs 6,999||Rs 6,999|