Asus Zenfone Max Pro Review ( Full Specifications and Price )

Asus Zenfone Max Pro

Asus is back with the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1). This is an affordable smartphone that aims to take on the competition from its very successful competitors.

Released some days ago at a press event in New Delhi , the Asus Zenfone Max Pro is a first-to-world device and aims to bring awesome 2018 features like taller display and dual cameras to a well-rounded budget smartphone.

This post unravels the awesomeness of this Asus Smartphone.

Design and Display

Asus Zenfone Max Pro

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro sports a reliable aluminum alloy body and has a taller display which combined with thin bezels allow for its 5.99-inch display. This phone is quite comfortable to hold and use, despite the large display size.

This device comes with a 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm (6.26 x 2.99 x 0.33 in) dimension. With a weight of about 180g.

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro has a 5.99-inch IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~402 ppi density).

Although the screen isn’t protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Material, the display is scratch-resistant and also comes with Oleophobic protection.

This Smartphone also supports Multitouch. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in two colors: Black, and Gray.

Hardware and Software

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The Asus ZenFone Max Pro smartphone comes with the Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android operating system.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro is powered by a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that has a clocking configuration of (1.8 GHz Kryo 260).

Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 509 GPU for graphics handling.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro comes in three memory variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4/6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.

ASUS has announced that the final firmware of the device will also support face unlock.

Other features of this device are: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, and ambient light sensor.

Camera and Battery

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro sports a dual camera at the back. There’s a rear 13MP camera with a 5MP depth sensing sensor. This device supports bokeh shots and portraits.

In front, there’s an 8MP camera with bokeh mode and softlight LED flash for crisp selfies even in low light conditions.Theres a Dual: 16 MP + 5 MP front camera with phase detection, autofocus, and LED flash in the 6 GB RAM model only.

There are different shooting modes, filters, beautification settings, and more.

Other features of this camera includes: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.

As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery. Also included is the Fast battery charging feature at 5V/2A 10W.


This beauty will sell for about N69,000 in Nigeria, although the price may vary.

Full Specifications

Finally, here are the full specifications of this Smartphone.

NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
LaunchAnnounced2018, April
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, May
BodyDimensions159 x 76 x 8.5 mm (6.26 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
Weight180 g (6.35 oz)
BuildFront glass, aluminum body
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DisplayTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.99 inches, 93.1 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
PlatformOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPUOcta-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPUAdreno 509
MemoryCard slotmicroSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CameraPrimaryDual: 13 MP (f/2.2, 1.12µm) + 5 MP (f/2.4, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Dual: 16 MP + 5 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash – 6 GB RAM model only
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, face unlock
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60fps
Secondary8 MP (f/2.2, 1.0µm), LED flash
16 MP, LED flash – 6 GB RAM model only
SoundAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, ambient light sensor
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
– Fast battery charging: 5V/2A 10W
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 840 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 42 h (3G)
Music playUp to 199 h
MiscColorsBlack, Gray
PriceAbout N69,000


Precious Okafor

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