Highlights

  • Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is a Flipkart exclusive product.
  • Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 price start from Rs. 12,999.
  • First mid-range smartphone to features Corning Gorilla Glass 6 to the front.
  • Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is powered by Snapdragon 660 AI processor.
  • Surreal and Dynamic Audio experience with 5-magnet speaker.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 open sale starts from today in India. Similar to it’s predecessor Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 also a Flipkart exclusive product. Being the success of Asus zenfone Max Pro M1, M2 has improved a lot in terms of battery capacity, protection, software, camera and giving users a overall package at a reasonable price.

Top Features and specifications

  • Dual rear camera setup
  • Selfie flash
  • 19:9 aspect ratio display
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Comes with 3GB, 4GB and 6GB RAM.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 specifications

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 supports dual-Nano SIM and has a dedicated micro-SD card slot. The expandable memory goes upto 2000GB via micro-SD card.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (Model no. ZB630KL) runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo. Asus claims that by this year end th3 device will get Android Pie .update.

SoC and performance

The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AI Engine. In terms of performance it’s almost similar to the  Xiaomi’s latest Mi A2, SD660 plus stock software (Android One). The chip on M2 is underclocked to bring down the performance peak level. Underclocking has it’s own advantage and disadvantages.

Underclocked SD660?

Underclocking menas modifying circuit’s timing settings to run at a lower clock rate than is specified. For example, Snapdragon 660 can able to run at the speed of 2.2GHz Asus decided to underclock its speed so M2 runs at the speed of 1.9GHz with the same Snapdragon 660.

The good thing about underclocking is it reduces heat and batter absorption will ultimately reduces. With the 500mAh battery its really a good news for the user.

Display and viewing angles

It sports 6.26-inch 19:9 aspect ratio display with full-HD+ resolution meaning that 1080×2280 pixels. The display is covered with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Asus is the first brand to give Corning Gorilla Glass 6 at this aggressive price point.

The display is not bright as you see on some Samsung galaxy phones but it’s gud for normal usage. The display can go all the way upto 45 nits.

The colour contrast on this device is awesome. It’s similar to something we saw on Xiaomi’s Mi A2 device. The display has support for 94 percent NTSC colour gamut.

Camera

Max Pro M2 comes with dual camera setup at the rear with 12 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel depth sensor. The primary camera is a Sony IMX 486 with 1.25 micron pixel size and  f /1.8 aperture, while the depth sensor helps to take shots with the bokeh effect.

At the front this phone has 13 megapixel sensor with the 1.12 micron pixel size and and f / 2.0 aperture. Different shooter also has led flash for low light selfies and also for face unlocking. Cool isn’t it?

As it is a stock Android you can able to shoot up to 4K @ 30 frames per second videos, slow motion and time lapse.

Asus promised to deliver a OTA update for this phone that will bring the missing HDR mode and electronic image stabilization.

Some of the camera samples are given below check them out.

Extras

Other than major features the device comes with 3.5 mm headphone jack. It has only micro USB for charging and data transferring not type C.

FACE UNLOCK – Phone comes with inbuilt face recognition software. Usually stock Android devices and Android One devices won’t come with face unlock feature but asus also wants to score this segment.

TRIPLE SLOT CONVENIENCE – 2 SIM AND 1 MICRO SD. DUAL SIM, DUAL STANDBY AND 4G VOLTE (across all leading operators).

GORGEOUS DESIGN Premium 3D Glass-like rear panel with Wave design. It’s durable, non removable back. Asus climes that the back of the phone also helps it cellular connectivity to. It’s a notch display phone. The notch on this phone is utilised properly as you can tell by seeing the pictures below.

FM RADIO – This may look invalid point but it’s good to see that features has included in this phone.

Is Asus zenfone Max Pro M2 the perfect competition for Mi A2? Mi A2 comes with higher speed SD660 chip nad runs on same Android One ( Stock Android ). But Xiaomi clearly promised to give 3 major OTA update. Already mi A2 got Android Pie. The only disappointed is lesser battery capacity. Mi A2 has 3010 mAh battery which can’t even last one single average day. What is your opinion? Tell us on comments.

Stay tuned for more updates on this smartphone.

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