ASUS is a well-known reputed brand in the global market and always comes with something new and unique. A few months back they launched Asus Zenfone Max pro M1 then another blockbuster Asus Zenfone 5z and finally another flagship ++ device which was Asus ROG phone. Now they are back with another device in the market which is Asus Zenfone Max M2 Pro.

The device comes with a top-notch specification that too in a budget segment. The device comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 with Stock android that too in the price segment of Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 14,999 for 3/32GB and 4/64GB variant respectively.

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NameAsus ZenFone Max Pro M2
Dimensions157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm
Weight175 g
Display6.26-inch IPS LCD (1080 x 2280 pixels)
ProcessorQualcomm SDM660
GPUAdreno 512
RAM3/4 GB
Storage32/64 GB
Primary
Camera
Dual camera setup – 12 MP + 5 MP
Secondary
Camera
13MP
Battery5000 mAh battery
Operating
System
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass
ConnectivityGSM/HSPA/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Box Content

  1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
  2. Manual
  3. USB Cable
  4. Charging Brick
  5. Cover
  6. SIM Ejector Pin

Design & Built

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Coming to the built part of the phone; here we get great built all over, with two camera and other sensors in the phone. The back panel is non-removable and has one of the best looking back we have ever seen in any other phone till now. This feel gives you premium feel all over as well make the device lighter. The device consists of 6.26″ FHD+ Display that feels so handy while using it in a single hand because of very less bezel and a notch display. It fits perfectly in your hand and the premiumness of the phone can be seen very easily.

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Starting with the design part; at the front top we get a 13-megapixel camera beside it whole has a whole lot of sensors and a LED notification light which is a multi-color notification LED and even a front flash on that small notch. Beside it, we also get earpiece and nothing much.

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Coming to the lower side we get a 6.26-inch FHD+ Display which is covered with 2.5D curved glass and also a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which makes is world’s first device to add Gorilla Glass 6 in a budget device. The curve glass gently melds in along with the curved sides, thus making it a joy to hold in the hands without any fatigue.

Coming little bit down we get on screen back keys which we can edit as per our usage by going into the setting panel.

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Turning the phone to the downside here we get a 3.5mm audio jack which is used to plug earphones and headphones and this is really appreciated they have not removed that precious jack. Besides that, we get a Primary Mic, Micro USB port which also supports OTG. We also get a speaker which is incredibly loud.

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Coming to the right side of the phone here we get Volume rockers and power lock key. Both the buttons are made up of lossy high-quality plastic.

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Turning to the other side here we get a Tripple SIM tray slot which supports Dual Nano Sim at the same time we can even insert a Micro SD card in it.

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Further moving to the top side of the phone here we get a single vent for secondary noise cancellation MIC, nothing else which we need to mention over here.

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Finally coming to the back side of the phone here we get a 12+5-megapixel camera with the support of single tone LED flash. Below that we get a Fingerprint sensor which works quite well not like the previous versions of Asus. Below that we get ASUS branding and nothing much.

Display

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Display of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a 6.26-inch FHD+ Display with a resolution of 1080 X 2280. The display gives you the ratio of 18:9, which means we get proper infinity display with a proper notch to watch movies or videos. With this price and features, I think this is going to be a great device to buy. The colors on the display are sharp and playing games look great. While watching a movie on to the phone give immense experience. The Sunlight legibility is also good because of its really great brightness. When we compare the brightness with some other phones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro this one works really well in sunlight legibility.

Viewing Angle is good, and blacks are decent enough. While watching movies from odd angle won’t affect you in any way. Overall no complaints with the display and this kind of display can be seen in high-end devices also.

Performance

The phone comes with the latest Snapdragon processor which is Snapdragon 660 processor which features a 3/4 GB Ram. This combo makes it a top Notch device in this price. This combo makes the device a good performer. Out of 64 GB of internal storage, you get about 57 GB free after that you can also expand it to up to 256GB as the phone support dedicated tray for Micro SD Card.

We get Antutu Score of 130378 and these scores on a budget device are insane. With this screen size and great dual camera at back, they have also given all the sensors which are required by any normal person. No sensor is being removed by the brand. We can use this smartphone with a VR headset and even while using GPS it will give you proper accuracy as it also has a magnetic and orientation sensor in it.

Coming to the gaming part, we can play almost all games. In my use, I have not seen any lag or frame drops even in Asphalt 9 high setting. Every game even in the high-end setting is working well. I tried playing PUBG the latest games with high-end specs and take my words it is working well with no lag and issue. I have tried playing most of the games like Asphalt 9, Shadow Fight 3, Batman, Bully and Adreno 512 GPU with the support of Snapdragon 636 processor work well. I have also not seen any heating issue while long gaming in DELHI, INDIA Temperature.

Camera

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Moving on to the cameras on the ZenFone Max Pro M2, the phone comes with a 12MP+5MP dual camera setup with a single LED flash. By the way is there anyone who uses flash for photos, it is mostly being used as a torch. The photos capture using Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is quite good when we compare the same with any other smartphone with that budget. The photos came out sharp and clear while captured in daylight. They have really improved from a lot from their previous model. I would say it is way better than any other phone coming in this budget.

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Portrait mode on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes up really good. You get proper focus and proper bokeh effect. In daylight, you will love the camera. Hope we can get google stock camera application in this phone to get the best output.

Now coming to the best part of the camera, it can record 4K videos. Now, this is insane this price and so many features which we are getting in it. We can even record two types of 4K videos which I think no one has mentioned till now. The video captures on 4K directly handheld arent that stable, which means we need a tripod or a 3-Asis gimble to get some professional shots out of it. The camera does have EIS which works at 1080p. Still, I would say in daily use it will work well for you.

Camera Samples

Battery

The battery on the smartphone is packed with a massive large 5000mAh allowing you to sail through an entire day even I would say more than 2 days very easily. You can use the device very aggressive usage still it is not going to affect your battery life. It will take me approx 2 Hours 45 minutes approximately to charge from 0 to 100% using its default charger. Battery usage of the device is good.
You will not find even a single complaint regarding the battery part of this phone.

Connectivity

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is the first phone in the budget which supports Dual Volte 4G support at the same time. The device comes with triple sim tray slot which supports dual 4g sim at the same time with the support of Micro SD card too. Overall in terms of connectivity, we get a 3.5mm audio jack a Micro USB port which also supports OTG, Wifi, and Bluetooth. So, nothing to worry about.

Verdict

Overall, if you want a device which is packed with everything that too at a very aggressive price then this one is surely going to be your dream.

Pros

  • Dedicated Micro SD Card Slot
  • Dual SIM is also supported that too Dual VOLTE 4G support
  • Very Light Weight compare with any other 5000mAh battery device
  • Dual Back Camera with great bokeh (Really improved)
  • Battery Optimization is well
  • Stock android with proper updates promised by brand.
  • Top notch in performance
  • Best part no Bloatware
  • New Design

Cons

  • No USB Type-C
  • Back panel protection can be improved by adding some extra layer

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