Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Review

2018 has seen a few smartphone players challenged Xiaomi’s dominance in the mobile industry’s affordable price arena. One of which is the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 which is currently selling at S$349 in Singapore. This time, Asus ensured that its mid-ranged ZenFone M-series would elevate the company’s value-for-money game to greater heights.

We were able to get our hands on the ZenFone Max Pro M2, and after just a few days of using it, we were immediately convinced that this phone has so much more to offer aside from its reasonable price.

The ZenFone Max Pro M2 features a high-definition 6.26-inches full display panel with an impressive 450 nits of brightness. This allows the display to remain legible and viewable even under sunlight. With its wide array of colors, the Max Pro M2’s panel also offers more vivid and clearer image display.

There is no doubt that Asus managed to create one of the finest IPS LCD panels within the budget-friendly range. You will notice that the whites on the screen are nearly neutral and you will have the option to adjust the color temperature based on your liking. The display of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is definitely better and has more edge over its predecessor.

Specifications and Performance

Let us take a quick look at the ZenFone Max Pro M2’s specs.

Display: 6.2-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2280 Pixels, 420 ~ppi); 19:9 Aspect Ratio; 2.5D Arc Glass; Rounded Corners and a Notch

Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

CPU: Octa Core CPU: 2.2GHz Quad-Core Kyro 260 + 1.8GHz Quad Core Kryo 260

GPU: Adreno 512

RAM/ Storage: 3GB/32GB; 4GB/64GB; 6GB/64GB

Rear Camera: Dual Camera System: 12 MP Main Camera (f/1.8 Aperture) + 5 MP Depth Camera (f/2.4); Autofocus and LED Flash; Sony IMX486 sensor + 1.25-micron pixel

Front-Facing Camera: 13 MP 1.12-micron pixel (f/2.0 aperture)

Sound: 3.5mm Audio Jack (NXP Smart Amplifier)

Battery: 5000 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable) with 5V/2A Charging

Body: Glass with Metal Frame – Scratch Resistant Glass

With these amazing specs, you will immediately know what to expect from the ZenFone Max Pro M2. Its Snapdragon 660 processor is guaranteed to offer powerful performance. Multitasking, video watching, and mobile gaming are smooth, and the phone’s face recognition feature makes it easier to unlock the device.