Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: A Review

Zenfone Max Pro M1 by the popular Asus brand is an awesome mid to high-level smartphone that was launched in May of last year. This phone is quite popular in the markets worldwide, and it gives the customers great value for an affordable and attractive price. In this article, we will go over all of the specifications regarding this great phone, so make sure to read it in its entirety.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Body

This smartphone has the following dimensions: 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm, or 6.26 x 2.99 x 0.33 in. It weighs 180 grams or 6.35 oz, and it has an aluminum body with front glass. It is capable of handling two Nano Sim cards. Two-color schemes are available, Meteor Silver and Deepsea Black.

Display

The display type on this Asus phone is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with 16 million colors. The size is 5.99 inches, and the screen to body ratio is 76.2%. The resolution you get is 1080 x 2160, the aspect ratio is 18:9, and there are 404 pixels per inch.

Platform

The operating system that comes pre-installed on this device is Android 8.1 Oreo, and it is upgradable to 9.0, also known as Pie.

The processor that powers the phone is a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm), an Octa-core working at 1.8 GHz with Kryo 260. The GPU it pairs with is an Adreno 509.

Great performance is to be expected thanks to these powerful components.

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Memory and Storage

When RAM is concerned, variations with 3 GB, 4 GB, and 6 GB are available.

Storage-wise, 32 GB or 64 GB can be purchased, and this limited space can be expanded up to 1 TB through a dedicated micro SD card slot.

Cameras

The main rear camera on this device is dual, and it either has 13 MP and 5 MP, or 16 MP and 5 MP. LED flash, panorama, and HDR options are available, and the videos are recorded in 2160p at 30 fps, or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps.

The front, the selfie camera is single, either with 8 MP or 16 MP. There is also an LED front flash, while the videos are recorded in 1080p at 30 fps.

Connectivity

When connectivity options are available, the phone has it all. First of all, it has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Next, it is equipped with Wi-Fi along with Direct and hotspot options, Bluetooth version 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio, and micro USB 2.0.

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Sensors

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, as well as an accelerometer, a compass, a proximity sensor, a gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor.

Battery Features

When the battery of this phone is in question, it has a lot to offer. It is powered by a non-removable Li-Po battery with 5000 mAh. It has a fat charging option which has become a standard feature. On standby, it will last up to 840 hours on 3G. On the other hand, it will last up to 42 hours of 3G talking, and a maximum of 199 hours of music.

Price

At the moment, the average price of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is around 160 euros.

Direct Competitors

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has several smartphones it compares with directly for dominance on the markets. Other than the two other Asus models in Zenfone Max M2, Zenfone Max Pro M2, and Zenfone 5Q, other companies have their own products to rival it. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is perhaps its biggest target, after which we have Xiaomi Mi A2 and Motorola Moto G7 Power. All of these have similar features, and you will need to do some research in order to find the one you need. It is worth mentioning however that you definitely cannot go wrong with the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.