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
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
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.
Finally, here are the full specifications of this Smartphone.
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, May|
|Body||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)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.99 inches, 93.1 cm2 (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|Platform||OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual: 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
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, face unlock|
|Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps|
|Secondary||8 MP (f/2.2, 1.0µm), LED flash|
16 MP, LED flash – 6 GB RAM model only
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, ambient light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS(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
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 840 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 42 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 199 h|