Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

About Asus :-

ASUSTeK Computer Inc., known as ASUS, is a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company was founded in 1989 in Taiwan. ASUS is one of the world’s largest computer hardware companies. Its products include desktops, PC peripherals, laptops, smartphones, tablets and hybrid devices. The company has made Android phones powered by Intel and Qualcomm SoCs.

Introduction :-

Asus ZenFone Max Pro is one of the best budget smartphones you can buy. If not for its below-par camera, bland design, and the absence of Gorilla Glass protection on its display, this smartphone would have been the best budget smartphone once can buy in its price segment.

Well, that was all about the ZenFone Max Pro. So, is it really the new budget king? Honestly, it’s not, but it definitely gets close. Look, the ZenFone Max Prohas a beautiful display, got great performance, brings stock Android Oreo with confirmed updates till Q, and has a massive 5,000 mAh battery. That’s a lot of positives but there are somethings that the phone gets wrong which stops us from crowning it the budget king. The cameras are ordinary, the design and build quality is a little below par, andwhat I hate the most is that there is no Gorilla Glass protection for the display.

 The latest Zenfone-series smartphone from Asus is the Zenfone Max Pro (M1). The device comes with a much-talked-about notch at the front which houses the frontal imaging sensor, earpiece and a microphone and also reflects a distinctive design. At the back, the smartphone hosts a fingerprint reader. To ensure a top-quality audio experience, the smartphone is bundled with five magnet speakers bundled with a smart amplifier as well.
On top, the device flaunts a big 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS display which offers an excellent visual experience. One can enjoy games or indulge themselves in watching videos on the big screen. Also, to keep the screen scratch-free, there is Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection.
At its heart, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC and 3GB RAM to deliver a smooth and seamless performance even under the most demanding conditions. One can also work on more than two apps at the same time without bringing the performance down as the chipset is well optimised to handle multitasking.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Price :-

Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Price starts at Rs. 10,999. The lowest price of Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is at Flipkart. Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is not available in other online stores. This phone is available in 32 GB, 64 GB storage variants.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Release Date :-

Announced 2018, April
Status Available. Released 2018, May

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Colours :-

The Smartphone will be available in two colours i.e Meteor Silver, Deepsea Black

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Design :-

Dimensions 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm (6.26 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Display:-

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.1 cm2 (~76.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~404 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 may look dull and subdued on first glance, but considering the size of the display and the package overall, it feels well built and snug in the hand. The buttons are well positioned and are slightly on the stiffer side but it feels fine given the price of the phone.

The no-frills design outlook is also followed by a very curvy build overall which is a breakaway from Asus’ general design language. It helps with the grip in many ways. It is not the lightest phone at 180 grams but the larger battery does justify the weight a fair bit. The back of the phone comes with the Asus branding in the middle and the fingerprint scanner on top of it. Kudos to Asus for leaving a camera bump out for a nice typing experience when left lying on the table.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Specifications :-
. General :-

Release date April 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 159.00 x 76.00 x 8.46
Weight (g) 180.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000

. Display :-

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.1 cm2 (~76.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~404 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes

The display is certainly one of the biggest plus points of the ZenFone Max Pro M1. It’s sharp, adequately bright even under direct sunlight and is just wonderful to watch videos on or play games. The 5.99-inch IPS LCD does not shift much colour when viewed at different angles and there are also no visible signs of backlight bleeding either. On paper, Asus says the display has a pixel density of 403 PPI but in my experience, it’s just as sharp as any other good LCD display that there is in the market. Reading long articles is not painful on the eyes either.

Contrast levels are just right, colours are vibrant and the saturation levels are also not too over the top. It’s certainly not comparable to an OLED panel but for the price, it’s certainly as good as it gets. Asus does throw in the ability to adjust the white balance if you like.

Compared to the Redmi Note 5 and even the Note 5 Pro, the ZenFone has a display that is at par, if not better, and I could go on to say that it certainly trumps every other display under the Rs 15,000 price bracket.

 

 . Camera :-
MAIN CAMERA Dual 13 MP, f/2.2, 25mm, 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
or
16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor (6 GB RAM model only)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1.0µm
16 MP (6 GB RAM model only)
Features LED flash
Video [email protected]

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

If there had to be one category where you really could pick faults with the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, then it has to be the camera. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 sports a dual-camera setup on the back with a 13 MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture, supported by a 5 MP camera with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, you get an 8 MP selfie camera.  Shots in daylight are decent when shot in adequate amount of light, but there is a tendency to oversaturate the colours which result in slightly darker shots than expected. The photographs are otherwise pleasant to look at and the sharpness levels are also quite comparable to those of the Redmi Note 5 Pro which still are best in class at the sub-Rs 15,000 price range.

The camera interface is otherwise easy to pick up on and start shooting. Asus has thrown in a number of dedicated shooting modes which include — HDR, portrait, landscape, sports, flowers, candlelight, sunset, beach and even a night mode. While most of these are modes you will not find yourself using, the HDR and night modes are the ones which still seem to work. While daylight shots are more or less comparable, it’s the low-light shots where the ZenFone really loses out to the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro. There is noticeable noise in most of the shots and a noticeable loss in clarity and colour. The night mode holds the shutter for a little longer but you would still struggle to get any decent shots.

The 8 MP front camera improved a fair bit after the last software update, but it still fails to click impressive selfies. The pictures are average, at best, even under bright lighting conditions. The portrait mode does a good job in separating the subject when shooting through the rear as well as the front camera, so you do get decent shots there. But again, when compared to photos taken with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 just falls flat. The images are comparable to that of the Honor 9 Lite in most cases, but if you are a shutterbug then definitely try out the Note 5 Pro before making a decision.

. Connectivity :-

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Connectivity options that you get along with the Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) include 4G with support for VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, along with dual SIM support, and a USB Type-C port.
On the storage front, the device ships with an internal storage space of 32GB which can be expanded further up to 200GB (2TB) using a microSD card.

. Technical :-

OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 509

Performance on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is absolutely a breeze. The phone sports the same chipset that we saw ease through tasks on the Note 5 Pro and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 does the same here. Asus’ choice to go with a clean, stock-like UI also helps with that as the phone did not display any hiccups even when I pushed the phone to its limits.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

. Battery :-

Capacity
5000 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable
no No
TalkTime
Up to 42 Hours(3G)
Standby time
Up to 840 Hours(4G)

It is quite amazing that Asus managed to cram in a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery into the phone. With a 14 nm chipset inside it, the ZenFone Max Pro lasted me two days with at least 35 percent juice left. This was with the brightness set to auto and performing daily tasks such as email, WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, Instagram and roughly two hours of gaming and video consumption.

The battery also lasted us an impressive 11 hours and 13 minutes on our standard PC Mark Work 2.0 Battery Life test. With the supplied charger, it took me a little under 1 hour and 50 minutes hours to charge the phone up completely from 4 percent. That too is quite impressive considering you would typically need to charge the phone not more than thrice a week.

. Processor :-

Chipset Snapdragon 636
Architecture Cortex A53
No of Cores 8 (Octa Core)
Frequency 1.8 GHz
Make Qualcomm
GPU Adreno 509

. Features :-

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, ambient light sensor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 5V/2A 10W
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor

. Hardware And Software :-

HARDWARE

Processor octa-core
Processor make Snapdragon 636
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000

Performance on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is absolutely a breeze. The phone sports the same chipset that we saw ease through tasks on the Note 5 Pro and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 does the same here. Asus’ choice to go with a clean, stock-like UI also helps with that as the phone did not display any hiccups even when I pushed the phone to its limits.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

 

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

After years of indecision and continuous experimenting, Asus has possibly made its biggest departure from a feature-heavy, animation laden, bloat-heavy Zen UI to a clean, almost stock-like experience. What has changed you may ask? Well, almost everything from the last we saw of Zen UI on the ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro.

At first glance, you would almost think its running on Android One. The home screen, lock screen, animations, icons, settings menu, the app drawer to even the notification shade is identical to that on any phone running on Android One or stock Android.

Asus has also kept all of Android One’s stock animations making everything feel as smooth as it gets. There’s is also very little pre-installed bloatware, though I did have Messenger, Facebook, Instagram and a wallet service named Go2Pay pre-installed.

The best part, however, is the fact that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 runs on Android Oreo 8.1 running the April security patch. The software would generally be an issue why most users would refrain from buying Asus phones, but it definitely is not the case this time. For those worried about updates, I received as many as four software updates in less than a week of using this phone. So if Asus is really this prompt with its software updates then it’s definitely great news for those who’d be looking for an update to Android P as and when it arrives.

. Sound :-

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

The audio experience was also decent with good audio output through the 3.5 mm earphone jack and an adequately loud single bottom-facing speaker. The speaker does get covered while playing games or watching videos in landscape mode but that’s the case with most phones in the price range anyway. Call quality was excellent as well.

Special Features :-

Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

. Expert Review :-

4.2 /5

Good Stuff

  • Currently the best phone under 15K
  • Value for money
  • Stock Android
  • Timely updates

 Bad Stuff

  • Camera could have been better

. Verdict:-

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro is a sheer delight for the users looking for an excellent set of cameras. Besides the camera, the smartphone has a powerful battery that lends a great backup. Keeping the camera and battery backup aside, the storage capacity is also quite good, thanks to the humongous external storage support. However, the hybrid memory card slot may cause slight concerns to the users, as they either have to sacrifice an extra SIM for external SD card or vice versa. Apart from this, there seems to be no other point where the smartphone lacks the punch.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

NOT A DEAL BREAKER

 

As its a budget phone asus really compromised with phones quality like *build quality- we can see miss alignment of camera and other sensor . * using small finger print sensor, *using small single tone flash at both rear and front . *cheap quality and small length usb cable. *not using gorilla glass insted they use finger print magnet glass. *AND THE MOST HATED THING ITS FRONT CAMERA- asus have used really really bad front cam which not even usefull (even my zenfone 2 laser can perform 100times than this crapy front cam) and non usefull flash .

Buy For
  • 18:9 display
  • Good cameras
  • Decent storage capacity
  • Excellent battery backup

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 5000mah Battery,Specifications,Launch Date,Unseen Features

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