Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 – Review

Whenever it comes to buying a smartphone under Rs.15000 in India. There are quite a lot of options that are available in the market. Since most of the companies like Xiaomi, Asus, Realme and other ones are targeting this segment to sell their products. As a result, we always see a huge competition between brands. And in recent times one of the phones that popped up is the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2.

There is no doubt that this is one of the best smartphones under the price range of Rs.15000. But the question, it is really the best one? Well, we will figure it out in this Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 review.

So let’s just head into the topic without wasting much of the time:

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Review

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 design

Talking about the design at first, well in one single line I would say, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 by design looks as awesome as it could be. It comes with two attractive colors which are blue and Titanium. And trust me on this the blue model looks super amazing.

The phone comes with a laminated back and has a glossy finish which can attract anyone’s attraction pretty easily. Also, on the back panel, you get to see a dual camera setup with a single LED Flash. Under that, you get to see the fingerprint scanner located at the center. Also, it is easy to reach the scanner.

Now talking about the front panel, on the front side you get to see a 6.26-inch display with a notch at the top. The screen offers you 19:9 aspect ratio. Also, you get to see the support of Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front. Also, you will get to see thin bezels at the side of the design. However, the bottom chin is a bit thin.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications and software

Now coming to the specification part. Well, the main reason why Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 has gained huge popularity is because of the groundbreaking specifications at an affordable price. The device comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 1.95GHz processor under the hood. This all-new chip is more powerful compared to the Snapdragon 636. Even there are a few other models in the market exists which uses the same processor. But they cost a bit extra compared to this one.

Talking about the RAM and Storage, the phone comes into three variants. These variants are the 3GB of Ram and 32GB of storage. 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. And the 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Also, you can expand the storage up to 2TB using a microSD card slot.

The phone also comes with a full HD display with 450 nits of brightness. As a result, you will not face any viewing issues under the sunlight. Moreover, the display has good viewing angles and can reproduce 94 percent of the NTSC color gamut. Also, the big advantage or you can say the highlight of the phone is the battery capacity. It comes with a battery of 5000 mAh. Also, it comes with a 10W charger in the box. However, the sad part is that the phone does not offer you the option of quick charging. So you have to wait a lot to charge up your device.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 also runs on stock android so it should not be an issue. And the best part is that the company has promised to offer frequent updates. The device right now runs on Android 8.1 Oreo but the phone will get the Android Pie update pretty soon. Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 also comes with face ID, you can unlock the phone with your face.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Performance

Now coming to the performance, well the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 comes with lots of internal updates and lots of changes apart from the M1. Also, as the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and paired with an Adreno 512 GPU. You are going to get the best performance and there is no doubt in it.

In everyday usage, the phone performed really well even while doing multitasking there was no lag. The apps launched pretty quickly and the entire experience was pretty smooth. However, games like PUBG took some time to start. But when it comes to the gaming experience, well at the medium graphics settings, the game ran pretty smooth.

The phone also offers you a day and a half battery backup with moderate usage. Thanks to the large 5,000 mAh of battery. Also, the battery life is pretty great. But the only thing that I did not like is the lack of fast charging. To fill that huge battery you have to spend quite a lot of time.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Camera

The camera is one of the favorite things of any smartphone. So how well Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2’s camera performs?

It comes with the rear dual camera setup. Also, it sports the 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.8 aperture combined with a 5MP depth sensor. Also, Asus is using a larger sensor with this phone. It comes with a 1.25micron pixel size. You also get to see the support of EIS. Also, the phone is capable of 4K video recording. Along with that, you get to see the AI scene detection feature.

During the daylight outdoors, the phone did take some good shots. And the overall image quality was amazing. Although, if you want out of the box quality. Then Google camera is your friend.

Talking about the camera details, the phone comes with the 12MP Sony IMX 486 along with a secondary rear camera with a dedicated depth sensor for excellent portrait shots. Also, on the front panel, you get to see an F2.0, 13MP front camera with a flash which will surely offer you great selfies.

Bottom Line:

Overall, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is a bang for the budget. It offers you a lot of features along with a great battery and performance. So yes, it is surely something that you must check out.

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