/Review: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

Review: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

Literally a Pro in Specifications with Max value for Money

ASUS is bang on target! The Taiwanese-brand has unveiled its latest smartphone, the ZenFone Max Pro M1, last month, and has got plenty of reasons to smile this time. The most highlighting factor remains the pricing of the Max Pro M1, starting just Rs 10,999, to take on the resurgent Chinese vendor, Xiaomi, heads on. The smartphone comes bundled with Flipkart all round coverage, minus theft, with just Rs 49 a year, and that makes it a hot contender in the mid segment. We’ve got the ZenFone Max Pro M1 for review. Kindly go through it and know what all it has to offer.


ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

The new ZenFone Max Pro M1 has aluminium frame with plastic back panel and with these attributes the phone looks beautiful and light weight when held. The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro has comfortable weight and does not exert much pressure to tour hands but you have to stretch your fingers to reach all corners because of the size of the phone. The front side of the phone has impressive display and on top of the display lies the selfie camera and plus there is selfie flash to add to the benefits while capturing selfies. The left side of the phone has SIM tray with dedicated SD card slot capable of holding two SIM cards and one microSD card at the same time. The right side of the phone has power button and the volume rockers which are placed at the right position and within reach. At the back side there is dual camera placed vertically and below the camera sensors lies the LED flash. The rear side is also sporting the fingerprint sensor which is placed at the perfect position where your fingers will reach by default. The bottom of the device has 3.5mm headphone jack, micro USB port and the speaker grille.


The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 has impressive 6-inch FHD display. The display has an 18:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. The 18:9 aspect ratio almost gives you feel of a borderless screen but it is not the case as there are some edges visible. The screen offers good vibrant colors and has night modes as well as manual color temperature adjustment. The screen offers wide viewing angles and gives full satisfaction while performing any task.


ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

The new ZenFone Max Pro M1 has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 processor to power the processes of the phone. The processor is very good at handling any task assigned. The phone is sporting 3GB RAM and despite just being 3GB the phone does not disappoint at any occasion. The RAM works absolutely fine and it handles any task with much ease as it supports big games as and do not burden the processing. The RAM and processor together keep the device at normal state but there are occasions where the device do get heated up like playing games for a long time but this problem is resolved shortly due to the powerful processor and the efficient RAM. The internal storage of the device is decent as well which is of 32 GB and it can further be expanded further with the help of microSD card.

The operating system of ZenFone Max Pro M1 has Android 8.1 OS and it is witnessing the change from the company as the company has ditched its custom ZenUI.


ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 camera

The new ASUS ZenFone Pro Max M1 has 8 MP Selfie camera which offers great selfies and is capable of delivering clear selfies even in dark thanks to its front LED flash. The front LED flash might annoy you as you have to find the option to turn the flash on and off. The front camera has various modes attributed with it like beautification modes and various modes. The front camera also has various filters with it. The rear camera is very powerful as well as it has two sensors of 13MP and 5MP. To assist the rear cameras there is the LED flash which provides you the advantage to click pictures in any situations whether be its dark or dim lighting conditions. The images clicked by the rear camera are extremely clear and crisp and the images do not get distorted even when the flash comes into play. The rear camera can record videos upto 4K as well.


One of the most attractive features apart from price, of the new ZenFone Pro Max M1 includes its powerful battery which has an immense power of 5,000mAh and it is very rare to find such battery power in any smartphone of the present time. The battery undoubtedly can last throughout the day giving you long hours of non-stop fun and entertainment. When tested the battery lasted throughout the day even after playing games and using messaging apps open throughout the day. The charging of the phone includes charger of 10W which charges the device at a faster rate. The device does get warmed up when charging but it gets back to normal temperature after attaining a certain percentage of charge.


The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro is a complete package of price-justified specifications; be it a mammoth 5,000mAh battery, clean Android experience, crisp and immersive display with 18:9 body to screen ratio, and on top of it, an all-around protection from Flipkart at just Rs 49. As a reviewer, I am mighty impressed with ZenFone Max Pro M1. Starting at Rs 10,999, for the 3GB variant, it has all the necessities you might need and don’t forget those dual rear lenses as well.

Haider is an avid writer on technology who loves to try new innovations. He holds a degree in English Journalism from the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. Besides that, he likes to travel and explore new places.

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