Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.99 inches, Full HD+ FullView display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8 GHz Kyro Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 Processor
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 2 TB
  • 13 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras, 8 MP Front camera with flash
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Stock Android, 5000 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3 GB) Price in India:

 10,999
on
Availability Details:
Flipkart Exclusive.
OS Updates?
Promised updates to Android P and Android Q


Strength

  • Huge battery with great backup
  • Beautiful, premium narrow bezel design
  • Very good quality 18:9 display
  • Excellent performance
  • Good dual rear cameras with bokeh
  • Stock Android with promised updates
  • Facial unlock + Fingerprint scanner
  • Great value for money

Weakness

  • No real fast charging
  • Bit slow fingerprint scanner
  • Low presence of Asus in Indian market


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a very well balanced, great budget smartphone. It packs in a very good quality 18:9 display with beautiful and well-built design, great performance, good dual cameras, stock Android with future updates and powering all that is a huge battery. Although it is not better than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, it comes at an unbelievable price point. An almost perfect full paisa wasool phone!

Our Score
78
Out of 100
Performance:
46%
Rear Camera:
65%
Front Camera:
60%
Battery:
100%
Value for Money:
88%
User Experience:
60%

0%

User Rating: 4.24 ( 4 votes)


Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3 GB) VS its Top 3 Competitors:
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Manufacturer Asus
AnnouncedApril 2018
ReleasedMay 2018
Body
BuildSlim bezel, Metal unibody design
Colors
Titanium Grey
Black
Dimensions159 x 76 x 8.46 mm
Weight180 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size5.99 inches
Display TypeIPS LCD Full View display
ResolutionFull HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density402 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio18:9 aspect ratio
Display Area77% screen-to-body ratio
Protection2.5D curved glass
Contrast Ratio1500:1 contrast ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor1.8 GHz Kyro Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM3 GB
GPUAdreno 509
Storage
Internal32 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 2 TB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
User InterfaceZenUI with almost Stock Android
FeaturesPromised updates to Android P and Android Q when released
Cameras
Rear Camera13 MP + 5 MP Dual Cameras with LED flash
DetailsPrimary sensor: f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 μm pixel size, PDAF, Auto, HDR, Portrait mode, Scene mode, Panorama, Time-lapse, Beauty
Secondary sensor: f/2.4 aperture, 1.12 μm pixel size, Bokeh effect
Video Recording2160p @30fps, 1080p @30fps
Front Camera8 MP camera with LED flash
Detailsf/2.2 aperture, 1.0 μm pixel size, Bokeh mode, HDR, Beauty shot
Video Recording1080p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (dedicated slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity5000 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingNo, 5V/2A 10W Charging
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable Battery No
Stand-by Timeup to 35 days (4G)
Talk Timeup to 42 hrs (3G)
Audio Playbackup to 199 hrs
Gamingup to 12 hrs
Wi-Fi Web Browsingup to 28 hrs
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock
SensorsAccelerator, E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB TypemicroUSB 2.0
FM RadioYes
NFC No
Infrared No
Sound
SpeakersYes, 5-magnet loudspeaker with NXP Smart AMP
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 800/ 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 7(2600)/ 8(900)/ 20(800) TDD LTE 40(2300)
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDYes
Water ResistanceNo
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Micro-USB cable, Max-Box, SIM Ejector pin, USB power adapter, Documentation (user guide, warranty card)
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review:

Asus, after its popular Zenfone 2 series, has produced some good phones over the past couple of years but, they have rarely seen the success they would have loved to. After a very long time, they have launched a phone which is heavily loaded with specs and features and nails the pricing, and can bring back the good old times for the company! We are talking about the newly launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, let’s get into the details.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a modern narrow bezel design with a tall display. It looks very beautiful and comes with a premium metallic body but, has plastic on the top and bottom of the back to hide antenna lines. It also packs in a huge 5,000 mAh battery and despite that, manages to restrict the weight to 180 grams, which is excellent (the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 4000 mAh battery weighs 181 grams). Although with 8.46 mm thickness, it is not very slim. It sports a 5.99 inches Full View FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi density & 450 nits brightness. The display quality is very good with good colors & good viewing angles.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with the new 1.8 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 636 processor, which made its debut with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The processor comes with Kyro CPUs which are usually used in the high-end Snapdragon 8xx series flagship processors and are used for the first time in a Snapdragon 6xx series processor. It comes with 3 GB or 4 GB RAM variants and embeds an Adreno 509 GPU for handling graphics. It delivers a truly great performance and handles all the heavy, graphics intensive games very well, and also handles heavy multitasking with ease.

One of the biggest highlights of the smartphone is its massive 5000 mAh Li-Po battery, which delivers exceptional battery backup and will last for around 2 days for most users, hardly few phones provide this kind of battery backup these days. Sadly, it comes with a 5V/2A 10W charger, which is not a true fast charger and takes more than 2 hrs 30 minutes to charge the phone. Another good move by Asus with the new Zenfone Max Pro M1 is ditching out its highly customized ZenUI in favor of an almost Stock Android interface, with just a few utilities added by Asus to enhance the user experience. Asus has also promised future Android updates for the next two major Android versions, Android P and Android Q.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 features dual rear cameras with a 13 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary sensor for depth and bokeh effects. It clicks very good images in day-light conditions with good colors, saturation and adds beautiful bokeh effects. It also does an acceptable job in the night and low light conditions. On the front, there is an 8 MP selfie shooter accompanied by LED flash. The picture quality cannot be called great, it is not bad either but there are better selfie shooters around this price, take the Redmi Note 5 Pro for example.

It packs in a fingerprint scanner on the back, which is good but is a bit slower and takes around 1 second to unlock the phone, however, the company says to improve the speed with a software upgrade. The phone also comes with Facial unlock, to let you unlock the phone just by looking at it. The phone comes with dedicated slots for the two sim cards and a microSD card. It comes with 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 2 TB.

 

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Titanium Grey):

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Black):


Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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