Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM Review, Full Specifications :
We already know that Zenfone Series has always been a hit in the market. ASUS is now back with the third variant of ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1. The phone is packed with 6GB of RAM, wooping 5000mAh battery and expandable storage upto 2TB; which are the highlighting features of the phone. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB Variant, not only on paper, but in actual has top-notch specifications and that too at a very less and affordable price. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is priced at Rs.14,999. The phone comes with a Full Stock Android UI inspite of not being an Android One device. Let’s see how Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is, in detail. After using it for some time, here is my take on the device.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Box Contents:
Asus Zenfone Max Pro contains the following things in box:
- USB Cable
- User Guide
- SIM Ejector Tool
- Transparent Cover
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Design:
Nothing new with the design. It’s just that ordinary design which smartphones have these days. The camera placement is almost same as the iPhone X’s camera placement. There is no notch in the front. The phone comes with the metallic unibody design and the matte finished back. There is nothing like a unique design to it, but the design hardly matters if the phone is good overall. There is a dual camera at the back and a flashlight below it. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the centre of the back and has an ASUS branding below it. I used the phone for like 15 days and noticed that the back is a fingerprint magnet. All your fingerprint marks get marked on the device. In short, the back is prone to fingerprints and smudges, which was the thing I didn’t like. But anyway you will be using a cover for the phone, so it won’t really matter and is something that can be neglected. All and all the design is good but isn’t anything unique. The in-hand feel of the phone is really good and feels good to hold in hand.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Display:
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch screen with a FullHD+ resolution of 2160x1080p. It has got options to change the display size, font size and tone of the screen. I really liked the Display Quality of the phone. I had no complaints regarding the display of the phone. The quality and the sharpness of the images on the screen are quite good and are very clear. The problem which few phones face is that the screen doesn’t look clear even after full brightness in the sunlight. But, that is not the case over here. Screen is quite smooth but is fingerprint magnet.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Performance:
I’m sort of impressed with the performance and the speed of this 6GB variant. The phone comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor which is quietly efficient and fast. It has the Kyro Technology based chipset which is claimed to be seen in the Snapdragon 800 Series chipset. I played few games on the phone, and the performance was really good. It did lag sometimes but if you go with the 4GB or 6GB RAM variant, it won’t. Even on extensive gaming, it didn’t even heat which happens with many phones in the market. For a person who has a normal usage, it will really work very fast without any lag. The phone has good audio & call quality too. I wasn’t very impressed with the speakers on the phone. The phone has a pure stock Android UI, which is my favourite. I’m more of a Stock Android Lover. It comes with the Android 8.1 straight out of the box. Some of the ZenUI lovers might get disheartened because of the Stock Android, but trust me this feels really good to use. It has regular Software upgrades. Another feature which it comes is Face Unlock which is very rare in these budget phones. The Face Unlock gives problem when in low ligh conditions and will be fixed with future updates.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Camera:
I feel the camera is really good and is capable of capturing tha bokeh effect images. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, it comes with a dual rear camera that is 13MP+5MP. 5MP is for capturing all the Bokeh images. Talking about the front camera, it has a 8MP camera which clicks good images in the day light. The phone has the Snapdragon camera app interface which is quite easy to use and user friendly. It has a variety of different filters and settings. It has the beautification mode as well. Images captured by the rear camera were good in the day light condition, but the camera really struggled in the shady/dark lighting condition as the images lacked sharpness and were grainy. The bokeh effect did it’s job in the daylight nicely and gave that backgroud blur effect properly. The colours that were produced in the final image felt a bit artificial during my testing of the phone. Following are few of the samples.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Battery Life:
I literally didn’t had to charge my phone for 2 days with moderate usage. If you are someone who wants a long battery lasting phone, then look no further and buy Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 because it comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery. It has the largest battery backup as compared to the other phones in this price segment. Battery is really a plus point when you are travelling and have no access to power supply for a long time. If battery is your top most priority, this is the best phone in this price range. +1 for the battery.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price:
Inspite of all these amazing features, the price of the phone is Rs.14,999 only for this variant. Althought the base variant with 3GB RAM starts with Rs.10,999
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Sale:
The Phone is exclusively sold on Flipkart. It is up on an open sale so just go and grab yours!
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Full Specifications:
|Phone Model||ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Display||5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+
(2160×1080) IPS LCD panel
403ppi pixel density
450 nits brightness
|SoC||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Eight Kryo 260 cores up to 1.8GHz
microSD slot up to 2TB
|Rear camera||13MP Omnivision 16880 f/2.2 lens + 5MP f/2.4 lens
PDAF, LED flash
4K video recording
|Front shooter||8MP f/2.0
1080p video recording
|Connectivity||LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 with AptX
Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack
Fast charging (5V/2A)
|Fingerprint||Rear fingerprint sensor|
|Dimensions||159 x 76 x 8.46mm|
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Conclusion:
One sentence, Just Go For It! If you are looking for a budget smartphone, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is your choice. If you club it with other banks offers and all, you’ll end up getting this device for a quite cheap price. Asus has done a great job by offering 18:9 panel, a decent camera, stock android like UI, 5000mAh battery, Snapdragon 636, etc. The phone feels really good and smooth while using it. If your budget is somewhere around Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 , this is the phone to consider. There are some few other phones in the market within the same range but I being a Pure Stock Android user would definitely choose this phone over the others. The performance is top-notch as well. The phone itself is spectacular. Moreover I got so addicted to the performance that I always felt like using it.