2 in a day with ASUS?

Welcome to our second article today. Now the lets cut the small talk and answer your question. Why have we posted another one? That’s because Asus has been very active recently and we are sure you don’t want to miss out on all the action either, so without further wait here is the Asus Zenfone Max M2. And the question today is together with the mid-range segment today having more choices than ever, can the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 stay ahead of its competition and still deliver consumer satisfaction? Let’s see what happens.


The Zenfone Max Pro M2 appears far better than the vanilla metal bodied appearance of this earlier Zenfone Max Pro M1. The metallic body is equipped with a reflective, shiny casing which looks similar to a glass. Though the glass look-a-like body makes it a bit stronger, it isn’t quite scratch resistant since we have seen several people complain that the phone scraped very easily in the pocket.Other than this the phone is quite resistent in nature as it is equipped with the latest strong and tough gorrila glass 6. It is also the only phone at the below Rs 15,000 cost section to provide Gorilla Glass 6.

Max Pro M2 utilizes the resin-based exterior that is somewhat glossy and contains light-reflecting capabilities. The back camera along with the fingerprint detector are organized exactly like last time in the MAX PRO M2. Up front, there is a notch at the screen along with the bezels are much thinner than previously.

Aside from the new shiny outside, as well as the Gorilla Glass 6, there is nothing more to notice about Zenfone Max Pro M2’s design.But asus has repeatedly claimed that it is a machine that shuld not be judged by looks.


Among the main fears of the phone was the screen, that’s because Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 had a poor screen and critics expected Asus to repeat it’s mistake. Let’s see how that went down. While that is not a large gap, the panel backlight has noticeably improved.

The Max Pro M2 additionally brings the notch to the mid-century Zenfone lineup. It is not a broad one mercifully, however, all our hunches considring the notch for a design choice stays. The cut-out from the screen homes front camera, earpiece and a variety of detectors. The very same elements may also have been executed on a milder bezel in addition to the board, but Asus needed to keep up with changing times and embrace a notch to offer you a greater screen-to-body ratio.

A brand new feature is that the Smart Screen when retains the screen on if you are taking a look at the display or holding the phone upright. It’s been sugested that the phone uses the front camera to find out whether you’ve got your eyes on the screen or not while the camera is set to use to test if you are holding it vertical. There’s a small effects in battery life once the attribute is switched on, however.The Max Pro M2 implements a clearly greater screen which makes using the phone a much more pleasurable experience.


The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 matched almost evenly with the massively popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. At that moment, the Note 5 Pro was the apparatus to choose below Rs 15,000 price range. Within the course of this calendar year, Realme 2 Pro was given the award as it was which was able to provide the Snapdragon 660 SoC to the consumers at an astronomical low of Rs 15000. Thus Realme 2 is the star-studded phone that the Asus beast Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, must beat in order to be crowned as the supreme king this year, but as we have seen, both phones have an almost exact specification sheet with little to no difference. The Max Pro M2 is powered with the top-notch mid-range Snapdragon 660 chip and contains RAM versions around 6GB. On the other hand, the storage has been capped at 64GB however Asus does provide a slot for a micro-SD card that expands the capacity to an upward high of 512GB.

We needed to sideload the programs, and also then 3DMark and PCMark failed to operate. The main question to be asked here is whether the Max Pro M2 performs better compared to other Snapdragon 660 mobiles or does it join the ranks of other failed products.

To accomplish this, a recoerd score of 129379 on AnTuTu 7.0 has been bagged by Max Pro M2, which is way more than any other Snapdragon 660- mobiles till date. The highlight wasn’t just the fastest midsize chip at that moment, or a large 5,000mAh battery but the existence of stock Android. The phone is a major upgrade over its predecessor in addition to the layout and mesmerizing looks. The Max Pro M2 scored 1456 and 5362, equally somewhat greater compared to Realme 2 Pro along with the Mi A2. On the other hand, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 failed to conquer the Dominion 8X in operation benchmarks and Hernandez’s offering is still the best performing phone in that field

The existence of AOSP makes Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 feels really easy to use . This is the biggest feat as the AOSP edition of Android pue has recently released and is available with the latest handset of the phone(Insert the disappointed gif). The greatest reason to get an android phone is to get regular updates which help keep the phone experience way more fun and entertaining because in the age of technological enhancements it is very difficult to maintain a loyal customer. A problem arises here as Asus has earlier Asus used to give out monthly updates and fixes for the Max Pro1, But now Asus has stopped that beloved feature and the latest phone has that feature absent in it. This has encouraged negative criticism from both the fans and the critics.

But still,There are not any visible lags or bugs, at least for the duration we used it. We set up the typical apps that the teens use nowadays like Dropbox Paper, Feedly, Netflix, etc. and the popular social networking programs, filling the storage up to about 50 percent. Even then there was barely any lag.

Games such as PubG Mobile ran fairly smooth, though at moderate images. There wasn’t any frame drops while playing ,also the sound of the speaker was pretty loud itself

Camera Specs

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 has greatly improved the camera quality this time around, both the back and front. The phone boasts upon a 12+5MP picture resolution which is pretty good for it’ budget. While this may feel like a drop from the 13+5MP installment on the predecessor, Asus has included a bigger Sony IMX 486 detector with 1.25um pixel pitch. The 5MP secondary detector, such as last time, is employed for depth-sensing. On the front is a 13MP detector that uses a f/2.0 aperture together with a good LED flash.

The updates probably did have an effect in making the pics appear better particularly in the daytime and while shooting portraits. The quality of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is way better in daylight. There is no AI functioning to recognise scenes however, and that is a fantastic thing really. The question appears more natural than just one shot by state the Honor 8X in many scenarios. The range appears to be greater than most other mobiles in that budget even though the quality is satisfactory.

The phone takes a while to process the photographs and you have to maintain the phone stable not move it constantly. The vulnerability is fairly much in place as well as the pictures come out fairly sharp with a great deal of details.

However the camers is not quite built for low light situatuon. The photographs have a great deal of grain and there is barely any sharpness. There is also considerable shutter lag and honestly, this is not the ideal cellphone for low-light photographs.

Portraits nevertheless, is that the USP of this camera. The phone was able to shoot natural-looking portrait shots while blurring the background perfectly. You are able to control the total amount of thickness you need in your photographs, and maintaining the slider someplace in the centre produces the best outcomes. Pictures of individuals, particularly in the day appear realistic and natural.

The front camera is awesome the time around and appears to be better also. The selfies aren’t exactly the very best in the section but are still good enough to satisfy your social networking dependence.

The only issue here was that the camera interface was almost identical to the Zenfone Max Pro M1. Asus is only employing the Qualcomm camera program the processor designer uses in its designs. In its second effort, Asus may have functioned on importing its ZenUI camera program which appears far better.


The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is based on a huge 5,000mAh battery for its functionality. While we could not conduct PCMark to try the battery, it is safe to say the battery lasts over a day, even under heavy use. Gaming does deplete the battery faster though, for the experiment, We played games like PUBG Mobile and it drained the battery quite a lot in just half an hour. But if you see an hour or even of Netflix, take multiple pictures and capture videos, and surf social websites, you won’t need to plug your phone for over a day. Actually, the main problem with the mobile is that it does not support rapid charging and is based on an insignificant 5W charger which takes ages to charge phone to complete capability. The significant battery on the phone is among the greatest reasons to purchase this phone, and also the best part is the battery does not actually produce the telephone all that heavy.


The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a great and much needed effort by Asus in producing a mid-range mobile. It has all of the proper ingredients, despite the fact that they are not necessarily the very best. The Max Pro M2 has quite a lot of features and can be deemed as very dependable, enough to be deemed one of the very best low-range phones readily available in India. Together with the next effort, Asus eventually broke off by the shadows of Xiaomi, at least when it comes to the spec-sheet. It has to conquer the Realme 2 Pro with regard to popularity, however, and there is a fantastic reason behind this phone to control the charts for the upcoming few weeks today. What we would wish to be enhanced is that the camera on the telephone, particularly the UI and much more compact version updates. But even with these, that is a good competitor to be the best mobile from the under-15k section.