Saturday, March 9, 2019

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 sports a large 6.26-inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and features multiple RAM and storage options.


You get 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage along with 6GB RAM with 64GB of storage. 

The ZenFone Max Guru M2 is a dual SIM device with just two nano SIM slots and has a committed microSD card slot. Asus delivers a 5000mAh battery using this phone which helps it provide exceptional battery life.

a) Display and Design

The Asus Zenfone Max Guru M2 includes a glossy back in comparison to the metal panel found on the Zenfone Max Guru M1 and while it seems more superior, the glistening back is quite susceptible to smudges and fingerprints. 

On the other hand, the setting on the fingerprint scanner at the back panel and power button on the right is perfect, however, accessibility to quantity rockers is a small stretch since they are placed above the power button. 

At times, we did end up calling the emergency number (multiple strokes into the power button) while trying to restrain the voice in a call. But you do get used to the placement, eventually. The tactile sense of the button was decent.

b) Performance and Software

Just like the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 can also be a monster when it comes to performance qualifications within this section. The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip is clocked at 1.8GHz while it comes paired with Adreno 512 GPU

The apparatus further comes from 3GB RAM/32GB storage, 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/64GB storage options, which is further enlarged via the committed microSD card slot in the SIM tray. We got the 4GB RAM version for our review while it must also be noted that the Asus Zenfone Max Guru M2 runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

c) Camera

Concerning optics, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is also a substantial upgrade compared to its predecessor. In the front, there is a 13-megapixel camera using f/2.0 aperture and LED flash.

d) Battery

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is supported by a 5000mAh battery that was also found on the Zenfone Max Guru M1. While the smartphone requires approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to charge from zero to 100 percent, we could simply take out one and a half days worth of juice in the smartphone, even on heavy use.


The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 takes on the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro head-on. At the price point, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is indeed one of the best performing tablets in India, however, the camera needs some improvements, which we anticipate to be introduced shortly via an OTA upgrade.
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