Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review: A Budget Smartphone with Solid Dual Camera

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review, Release Date, Price & Specifications

Asus has made its presence quite stronger in the highly competitive AU$300 to AU$400 price with the recent launch of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 in Australia. The phone is designed to compete against flagship devices such as Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. It comes with much-improved features as compared to its predecessor in terms of display, design and overall performance.

To get to know a little more, we come up with Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review including its release date, price, and specifications. So, let’s start off the proceedings by talking about its release date and price.

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Release Date

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 release date in Australia was April 23, 2018, with an on-sale date of May 3, 2018. The phone is now available not only in Australia but other markets also, such as US, UK, France, Germany and Asian countries.

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price

As far as Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price in Australia is concerned, you buy its 64GB variant by spending AU$310-AU$325. Whereas the 32GB variant costs AU$250 – slightly higher as compared to Nokia 1 (costs AU$149).

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specifications

Here is a quick rundown of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specifications and features. Have a look!

  • Dimensions: 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm (6.26 x 2.99 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 180 g
  • Build: Front Glass, Aluminum Body
  • Display Size: 5.9—inches IPS LCD
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2160 Pixels (402 PPI)
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • RAM: 3GB/4GB
  • ROM: 32GB/64GB (Expandable Up to 2TB via microSD Card)
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Camera Features: Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama and Face Unlock
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, USB
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope
  • Battery: 5000mAh Non-Removable (Fast Battery Charging 2A/10W)

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A Brief Description of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Features

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with aluminum alloy body and boasts a biggest bezel-less 5.99-inches display in what is usually a 5.5-inches chassis. Despite its large display, the Max Pro M1 is comfortable to hold thanks to its rounded edges and corners.

The phone sports a 5.99-inches Full HD+ IPS display (just like Oppo R11S) with 18:9 aspect ratios. The display is pretty sharp with good colour reproduction and with a contrast ratio of up to 1500:1. Also, the brightness is quite high allows for good sunlight accuracy.

The Max Pro M1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 636 is more powerful as compared to Snapdragon 625 (almost 50% faster). The phone runs smoothly without showing a sign of lag whether you play heavy games or work on multiple tasks.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 lands with two massive storage tiers – 32GB and 64GB. Most interestingly, the onboard memory is expandable further up to 2TB via microSD card.

Moving towards its camera, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a dual 13MP + 5MP camera with additional features including Bokeh Shots and Portraits.

On the front, you will see an 8MP sensor with Bokeh mode and soft-light LED flash for perfect images even in low-light conditions. The other camera features are Phase Detection Autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-Tagging, HDR, and Panorama.

The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which is the latest version with no Bloatware. It’s available in two sensational colours – Meteor Silver and Deepsea Black.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 packs a 5000mAh non-removable battery which gives you the power to stay online all day long under both causal and heavy usage. There is a bundled 2A/10W charger that charges the phone quick enough – in less than three hours.

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7.8There you have it – The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1itself is gorgeous. If you are looking for a smartphone having the solid camera as well as strong battery life, we bet the Max Pro M1 is an ultimate choice you should get your hand on. Moreover, it’s indeed a pocket-friendly offering which can put its money where its mouth is.

the authorStaphanie Kyle
Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.
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