Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 launched in India: Price, specifications, and features

24 April, 2018, 04:37 | Author: Grady King
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As expected, ASUS has launched their latest smartphone Zenfone Max Pro M1 in India.

On paper, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro packs excellent specifications which are completely in-line with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and in some aspects, the device masters the latter. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. This aggressive pricing that betters even the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 paired with the stock Android promise and powerful hardware makes this phone an absolute value-for-money offering, one that could, in the coming days, become a major hit with buyers. The display offers large viewing angles and looks good. The display is placed under a layer of 2.5D arc glass. It comes in Midnight Black and Grey colour options.

Asus has released a number of devices already this year. There's also a rear fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone in an instant.

Asus, with the Zenfone Max Pro, is taking a different approach towards to the budget segment of the Indian smartphone market. The panel happens to be an IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. With a thinner lip at the bottom and only some space left on top for the camera and the earpiece, the display on the Zenfone Max Pro is as immersive as any high-end phones present in the market with a screen-to-body ratio of 83 percent.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, in all honesty, is the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro killer that many of us didn't expect to see this year.

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The smartphone will come with Snapdragon 636 processor. Additionally, the Snapdragon 636 also crams in a bumped up Adreno 509 GPU that gives it a 10 per cent performance boost over the Adreno 508 inside the Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm adds. The ZenFone also offers a 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage configuration, but at 12,999 rupee (about $200) it's still slightly cheaper. Its convenient triple-slot tray lets users install two SIMs and a microSD card in one easy step.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 (with aptX), GPS/ A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

For photography, the newly launched Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 smartphone comes with dual rear camera setup with low light photography. This battery can easily last you well over a day.

Another interesting feature of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro is its OS. Under the hood, Android 8.1.0 Oreo runs out of the box with mostly a stock experience.

The prices of the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro in India are as follows. As far as video recording is concerned, the primary camera can take 4K videos at 30fps. The images are well lit, crisp and yet beautifully smooth. The camera specifications aren't particularly impressive. Will it be a worthy challenger to the Redmi Note Series?

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The entire setup is powered by a massive 5,000 mAh battery, which supports fast charging.

Asus has announced 3 versions of the Zenfone Max Pro M1.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is not your typical Asus phone. It will be a direct competitor to the Redmi Note 5 Pro 6GB variant. Talking about battery, the phone definitely doesn't slack in this department with its mammoth 5,000mAh battery unit. On the front there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, an 85.5-degree wide-angle lens, and a 5P lens.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 will cost Rs 10,999/- for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 12,999/- for the 4GB RAM variant. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at Rs. 13,999 and Rs. 16,999 for the 4GB/64GB version and 6GB/64GB variant, respectively.

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