Asus unveils ZenFone Max Pro smartphone in India

Asus unveils ZenFone Max Pro smartphone in India

Asus unveils ZenFone Max Pro smartphone in India

The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs a pure version of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, and will get Android P and Android Q upgrades.

Asus had already revealed that the phone will be powered by an octa-core processor and the other key specs of the phone are 18:9 FHD+ display, stock Android Oreo, dual rear cameras and a 5,000mAh battery.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be offered in two color options, Midnight Black and Grey.

For memory & storage, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes with a 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage base variant and a 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage variant.

The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 features a tall-boy design thanks to its long 18:9 aspect ratio display. That being said, while both the smartphones look nearly similar in respect to the design, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a triple slot tray which can house two SIM cards along with a micro SD card slot at the same time, something which its Xiaomi counterpart can't boast about. ZenFone Max Pro offers users up to 20 hours of YouTube video playback, up to 42 hours 3G talk time, and up to 28 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. The Zenfone Max Pro has been priced at Rs 10,999 for the 3GB + 32 GB variant. However, Max Pro has a few commonly used apps. "We are proud to be working with Qualcomm Technologies to make ZenFone Max Pro one of the most powerful yet battery-efficient smartphones for all Indian consumers to enjoy".


In terms of imaging, the Zenfone Max Pro employs a 13-megapixel (f/2.2) camera with OmniVision sensor that allows for PDAF, which is coupled with a secondary camera which is a depth-sensing 5MP camera for bringing focus to subjects.

Taiwanese tech giant Asus has come back in action after a while. The front of the device houses an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. On papers, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 looks much stronger. It has been constantly compared with the Redmi Note 5 and its Pro variant and is a similar mid-range phone packing the same Snapdragon 636. Sensors onboard the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 include Face Unlock sensor, fingerprint sensor, and the likes. Moreover, for folks frustrated with Xiaomi's flash sales, this Asus mid-ranger will be readily available on Flipkart starting from May 3. It's helped along by a Snapdragon 636 processor, which attempts to strike a balance between power and battery life.

Users will also get an all things covered warranty for the device at Rs 49. And at the same time, it puts the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in some serious trouble. This variant will be released "soon" and will be priced at Rs. 14,999. In addition to this, if you exchange an eligible device, you will be able to avail Rs 1,000 extra off over regular exchange value on select models.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is not your typical Asus phone. But, considering my experience in doing smartphone reviews, battery life depends on the user.

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