Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review – Pure Android Experience with High Performance

Taiwan smartphone manufacturer Asus recently released a new smartphone named Zenfone Max Pro M1 in the global market. The budget smartphone however got a wide attraction in the Indian Market because of its low price compared to the other smartphones in the same specification such as Redmi Note and RealMe 1. In the beginning company launched the 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB variant and later the new 6GB/64GB variant also added to the fleet.

Main Highlights of the Mobile

Even though there are other mobile available in the market with similar features and functionality with almost similar price, there are some factors which makes the mobile different from other handset.

The first thing is its stock android feature, the mobile comes with stock android without any customization and bloatware which makes the handset superfast.
With its stock android feature and large ram option, especially the 6GB variant, which is now above average for a mid-range phone, which makes the handset premium. You can play any mobile games smoothly with it as like playing online games using a pc.

Another important fact is that, the mobile comes with 3 dedicated card support, in which 2 sim cards and a memory card can be used at the same time. It is now seen missing in most mobile, as they are using hybrid sim slots.

(Also see: Asus ZenFone 5Z with 6.20-inch Display and 6GB RAM Launched in India with Price Starting at Rs. 29,999)

The mobile comes with dual 4G VoLTE standby support, which is one rare seen feature available in the most recent phones. There are only few handset available in the market with this feature. You can use two 4G connections at the same time in this mobile. Usually, all the mobile phones have only one 4G standby support. You can select any SIM card to access the data, that SIM will get the 4G network and automatically other SIM will change to 2G network. But this is not the case in Max Pro. You will get true 4G VoLTE standby all the time.

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Some other highlights of the smartphone is its premium features, specification and the low price. Lets look in to the details of the smartphone.


The design of the smartphone is pretty premium, the display of the handset comes with 5.99-inch full view IPS HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and with a resolution of 1080×2160. The back side is provided with a metal finish body. The handset come in two colour variant, black and grey.


Talking about the specification of the smartphone, its comes with 3 different variants, 3GB ram with 32GB internal storage, 4GB with 64GB storage and 6GB with 64GB storage. The handset also comes with a dedicated memory card slot which we found missing in most of the new handsets. The memory can be expanded up to 2TB. The mobile is runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. One another cool thing about the handset is its stock android feature. The Zenfone Max pro m1 is not running on the customized version of android as seen in other Asus mobile. The ZenUI is not at all used in this mobile which gives the users the best android experience with better performance.

(Also see: Asus ZenFone Ares With 5.70-Inch Display and 8GB RAM Launched)

The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with an Adreno 509 GPU with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM. In the case of camera, the handset features a dual rear camera setup with a primary 13-megapixel Omnivision sensor, with f/2.2 aperture, and a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensing sensor, both with LED flash. On the front side the mobile comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera that offers a 5P lens, an 85.5-degree lens, and an aperture of f/2.0. The camera specification mentioned above is for 3GB and 4GB variant and in the 6GB RAM variant however has a 16-megapixel (f2/.0) + 5-megapixel rear camera combination and a 16-megapixel selfie camera (f/2.0).

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The handset comes with a 5000mAh battery and in connectivity the ZenFone Max Pro M1 includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a fingerprint sensor and a Face Unlock sensor on the smartphone.


The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes with 3 price range in India. The 3GB/32GB variant is priced at Rs. 10,999, 4GB/64GB at price of Rs. 12,999 and the final 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs Rs. 14,999.

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