Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 12,999 onwards

launchMay, 2018

48.3

excellence score

89.4

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Design

  • Well built, with a good looking, ergonomic design - the minimalist body makes the display the center of attraction

Display

  • Modern, tall 18:9 display, with a great contrast ratio - comes across as more vibrant than the display on its top competitor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • The display lacks scratch protection, so you will need to use a screen guard

Software

  • Runs clean and simple stock Android UI - there’s hardly any bloatware save for a third-party payment app and Asus promises version updates less than two months after Google pushes it out (till Android Q)

Performance

  • The performance is top bracket for this price range with the modern Snapdragon 636 chipset - the one that was introduced by Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro in the mid-range segment and effectively blew the competition away

Camera

  • Decent dual camera setup on the rear, with decent bokeh effects too
  • Good front camera - the selfies actually come out well-detailed with the right amount exposure and minimal beauty effects - it can also take portrait selfies and unlike other selfie-centric phones like the Oppo F7, the background isn’t overexposed to make the portrait stand out
  • The dual rear cameras are decent overall for this price bracket, but not quite up to the high standard now set for the mid range with the Redmi Note 5 Pro - there is no wow factor in the images - the highlights get clipped often and details in the textures aren't as prominent
  • The camera app UI is also not the most elegant

Audio

  • The mono speaker on the phone is quite loud as well, thanks to a built-in NXP amplifier and a 5-magnet speaker (though its positioning could have been better)

Battery

  • Brilliant 5, 000mAh battery, which can give you up to 2 days with moderate use
  • Asus also bundles a fast charger with the device that can charge the phone to its full capacity in around 2 hours 30 minutes

More

  • Dedicated microSD slot and dual SIM slots
  • Comes (for a limited time) with Flipkart's Complete Mobile Protection offer for just Rs. 49, that add the cherry on the cake
  • On the whole, the Max Pro M1 is a brilliant comeback from Asus, and matches the best in the market, the Redmi Note 5 Pro, feature for feature - in fact, it actually beats the Note 5 Pro in terms of having a hassle-free stock UI, dedicated SD card slot, and longer battery life - although it falls behind it in terms of camera - so, what you finally chose will depend on what you value more, but this is nevertheless a competition between 2 top notch phones

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  1. If a smartphone's battery is your top priority, then you're going to be hard pressed to find a cheaper phone with better battery life
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  2. Asus has managed to pull off a massive achievement...It is sending a clear message that it intends to do whatever it takes to be successful in India, and once again, buyers win
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  3. Asus has a winner in its hands...It performs neck-to-neck with the Redmi Note 5 Pro
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  4. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is definitely worth your attention if you’re looking for a new smartphone at under Rs 15,000 right now
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.99 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPUAdreno 509
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 199 hrs
  • Gaming Time: upto 12 hrs
  • WiFi Web Browsing: 28 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight180 gm
Thickness8.46 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13MP + 5MP)
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Bokeh
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Time Lapse
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Selfie Panorama
  • Time Lapse
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Face unlock
  • NXP Smart Amp

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