- Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 mobile phone has 6.3 inches display size.
- Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 has 2 rare came Camera one is 13MP & another is 12MP and front camera is 5MP.
- Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC processor.
- It has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the display.
- ZenFone Max Pro M2 price in India starts fron Rs. 12999 and goes up to Rs. 16999.
- Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 battery come with 5000mAh.
- RAM & Internal varies from 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, and 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. External storage upto 2TB.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 design:
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a flashy exterior, which makes it easy to distinguish from the phone it replaces. The smartphone is available in two colours, Blue and Titanium.
Asus has chosen a laminated back for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 which gives it a glossy finish. This picks up smudge quite easily compared to the metal backplate on the ZenFone Max Pro M1.
Max Pro M2 has dual camera setup at the back with a single-LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is positioned at the centre and is easy to reach.It has 6.26 inches display with a notch at the top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. ZenFone Max Pro M2 has thin bezels at the sides and the top, but the bottom is comparatively thicker. Asus has moved the earpiece outside the notch and towards the frame. This helps reduce the size of the notch while still having enough space for the selfie camera, a couple of sensors, and a selfie flash.The notification LED has been moved out of the notch and sits right next to the earpiece grille.
The power and volume buttons are on the right while the SIM tray sits on the left. We found the power button to be well positioned but the volume buttons require a bit of a stretch to reach.
At the bottom, you’ll find the Micro-USB port, primary microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a loudspeaker. A secondary microphone is at the top. While the majority of smartphones in this price range still have Micro-USB ports, a USB Type-C port would have been welcome.
Asus has curved the sides of the ZenFone Max Pro M2, which makes it comfortable to hold. What is surprising is that the phone does not feel heavy or bulky in spite of its big battery.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications and software
There are multiple RAM and storage variants of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. You can choose between 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, and 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. We had the middle variant for our review. Storage is expandable by up to 2TB thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot.
Connectivity options on the ZenFone Max Pro M2 include Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, five navigation systems, and FM Radio. This is a dual-SIM smartphone and has two Nano-SIM slots. There is support for 4G as well as VoLTE on both SIM slots.
The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has a full-HD display with 450 nits of brightness, which makes it legible under sunlight. Asus has also thrown in the option to adjust the colour temperature of the display to your liking. The display has good viewing angles and can reproduce 94 percent of the NTSC colour gamut.
One of the highlights of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is the big battery. Asus ships a 10W charger in the box, but there is no support for quick charging, so you can expect long charging times.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 performance, battery life, and cameras
It offers snappy performance thanks to the fast processor and stock Android. We did not encounter any lag or stuttering on our unit when scrolling through the UI or while multitasking.
You can use the fingerprint scanner at the back to unlock this phone, but we found it a bit slow. Face recognition is also supported. Also, unlike on most phones with a notch, we couldn’t find a setting to run apps in fullscreen mode. As a result, supported apps including Google Maps ran full screen, while others ran with the areas to the sides of the notch blacked out.
A few of our benchmarks tests did not work on our review unit which could be because of Asus’ attempt to keep performance scores from leaking prior to the device’s official launch. While AnTuTu failed to run, we managed to run Geekbench 4, which returned 1,438 and 5,180 points in the single-core and multi-core tests respectively. GFXBench also ran fine, returning 42fps in the T-Rex test, 12fps in Manhattan 3.1, and 7.6fps in Car Chase.
We enjoyed watching videos and gaming on the ZenFone Max Pro M2, and the bottom-firing speaker was quite loud.
Battery life is excellent thanks to the big 5000mAh battery on board. In our HD video loop test, the phone went on for 17 hours and 58 minutes. With our usage consisting of running a few benchmarks, taking some photos, an hour and a half of navigation using Google Maps, 25 minutes of PUBG Mobile, and an active WhatsApp account, we still ended our day with 55 percent in the tank.
When we did plug this phone in, the supplied charger was able to charge it from zero to 52 percent in an hour.
Asus has upgraded the cameras on the ZenFone Max Pro M2. You get a dual-camera setup on the rear with a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The primary sensor is a Sony IMX486 with a 1.25 micron pixel size and an f/1.8 aperture, while the depth sensor helps take shots with a Bokeh effect.At the front, this phone has a 13-megapixel sensor with a 1.12 micron pixel size and an f/2.0 aperture.
Low-light camera performance was average, and the phone did not switch to night mode automatically. When taking landscape shots, there was a slight lag as each shot was saved. The output is acceptable, but you will notice a drop in details when you zoom in to each image.
Selfies were also good, and the face detection helps the ZenFone Max Pro M2 lock focus accurately when taking a group selfie. You can select the level of beautification required.
Video recording maxes out at 4K for the primary camera and 1080p for the selfie shooter. Video stabilization is available at 1080p, and the phone does a good job of reducing shakes.
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 has some big shoes to fill, as it predecessor, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 has been a strong presence in this segment. Asus has definitely got our attention by giving this phone a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and a big 5000mAh battery.
Performance and battery life are both very good, but if cameras are a priority for you, the Realme 2 Prohas the edge here. If you’re choosing between these two phones, you also have to consider the advantages of stock Android as opposed to the custom ColorOS UI on the Realme. You can buy this Zenfone Max Pro M2 after reviewing all its good feature with reasonable price rate.