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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2, ZenFone Max M2 Launched in India

Price in India, Specifications and Author's Opinion

Story Highlights

  • Asus launched two new mid-range smartphones in India
  • Zenfone Max Pro M2 price in India starts at Rs. 12,999
  • Zenfone Max M2 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999

On Tuesday, Asus launched two new smartphones, ‘Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Asus Zenfone Max M2’ in India. Both smartphones are the successor of popular Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Asus Zenfone Max M1.

The similarities between both new smartphones are bezel-less notch displays, dual rear cameras and massive battery capacity.

The difference between both new smartphones is the processor — the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC and Zenfone Max M2 is powered by Snapdragon 632 SoC.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, Zenfone Max M2
Zenfone Max Pro M2 (Left) | Zenfone Max M2 (Right)

Top Highlights of Smartphone:

The main highlights of both smartphones are 19:9 Notch Display and 5000 mAh Battery.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Asus Zenfone Max M2: Price in India, Sale Date and Launch Offers

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2:

  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 price in India starts at Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant, Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant.
  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will be exclusively available for purchase via Flipkart starting December 18. The smartphone will come in Blue and Titanium colours.
  • Launch offer includes No-cost EMI and discounts on Flipkart’s Complete Mobile Protection Plan only at Rs. 99.

Asus Zenfone Max M2:

  • Asus Zenfone Max M2 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant.
  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 will be exclusively available for purchase via Flipkart starting December 20. The smartphone will come in Blue and Black colours.
  • Launch offer includes No-cost EMI and discounts on Flipkart’s Complete Mobile Protection Plan only at Rs. 99.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Asus Zenfone Max M2: Specifications and Features

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2:

Now coming to the specifications, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 sports a 6.26-inch Notch Display with 19:9 aspect ratio and full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) resolution. It has calculated 81.64 percent screen-to-body ratio along with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Based on Android 8.1 Oreo on the top of Stock Android, the phone runs on the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM options. The smartphone has the support of dual-SIM (nano+nano+microSD).

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

In optics, there is a dual rear camera setup, the first camera includes a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the second camera includes a 5MP depth sensor. The phone supports EIS. On the front, there is a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The phone has LED flash on the back as well as on the front.

When it comes to storage, the smartphone comes with 32GB/64GB of internal storage and it is expandable upto 2TB with microSD. Connectivity suite of the smartphone includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack and micro-USB port. The sensors on board the handset are accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, digital compass and rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 battery capacity is 5,000mAh. The handset measures 157.9×75.5×8.5mm and weighs 175 grams.

The smartphones pack a lot of features which are listed below:

  1. The smartphone comes 2.5 curved Corning Gorilla Glass 6, a peak brightness of 450 nits, and support for a 94 percent NTSC colour gamut.
  2. It has a glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
  3. It will get Android 9.0 Pie update in January 2019.
  4. Camera feature includes 1.25-micron pixels, EIS, 4K video recording support.
  5. Front Camera will get AI features and EIS for the front camera with an update soon.
  6. Audio feature includes NXP Smart Amp, a 5-magnet speaker.

Asus Zenfone Max M2:

Now coming to the specifications, Asus Zenfone Max M2 sports a 6.26-inch Notch Display with 19:9 aspect ratio and HD+ (720×1520 pixels) resolution. It has 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. Based on Android 8.1 Oreo on the top of Stock Android, the phone runs on the 1.8GHz Snapdragon 632 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 3GB/4GB RAM options. The smartphone has the support of dual-SIM (nano+nano+microSD).

Asus Zenfone Max M2
Asus Zenfone Max M2

In optics, there is a dual rear camera setup, the first camera includes a 13MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the second camera includes a 2MP depth sensor. The phone supports EIS. On the front, there is an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The phone has LED flash on the back as well as on the front.

When it comes to storage, the smartphone comes with 32GB/64GB of internal storage and it is expandable upto 2TB with microSD. Connectivity suite of the smartphone includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5, GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack and micro-USB port. The sensors on board the handset are accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, digital compass and rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 battery capacity is 4,000mAh. The handset measures 158.41×76.28×7.7mm and weighs 160 grams.

The smartphones pack a lot of features which are listed below:

  1. The smartphone comes 2.5 curved glass, a peak brightness of 430 nits.
  2. It has a metal back with plastic finish on the top and the bottom.
  3. It will get Android 9.0 Pie update in January 2019.
  4. Camera feature includes 1.12-micron pixels, EIS, 4K video recording support.
  5. Front Camera will get AI features and EIS for the front camera with an update soon.
  6. Audio feature includes NXP Smart Amp, a 5-magnet speaker.

Author’s Opinion

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2:

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a mid-range smartphone which is loaded with powerful features. The key attraction of the device is its premium looks, Gorilla Glass 6 protection, dual rear camera setup. The smartphone also features a massive battery.

Talking about the competition in this price range of around 12K-17K, the real competitors of this smartphone are Realme U1, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Realme 2 Pro, Honor 8X, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Mi A2. So, the competition in this price range is most heated up with every week a new phone launch.

If compared with the competition, the smartphone is offering similar specifications like Snapdragon 660, Notch Display and more.

Overall, We recommend Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 to buy in this price range. However, at the time of writing this article, our first recommendation is Realme 2 Pro (Flash Review).

Note: These are my initial impressions of the smartphone. For Full Flash Review, Stay tuned with our Instagram Page.

Asus Zenfone Max M2:

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 comes in just below mid-range segment. The plus point of the device is the big battery backup. Other features are decent except for the display which does not support Full HD.

Talking about the competition in this price range of around 10K-12K, the real competitors of this smartphone are Honor 8C, Realme U1, Redmi 6 Pro, Nokia 5.1 Plus and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. So, the competition in this price range is also high.

If compared with the competition, the smartphone is just offering Snapdragon 632 whereas others are offering processor MediaTek Helio P70 (Realme U1), Snapdragon 636 (Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1) and MediaTek Helio P60 (Nokia 5.1 Plus). Except, Redmi 6 Pro which is offering 2-year-old Snapdragon 625. Other specifications look promising.

Overall, We recommend only 3GB RAM variant of Asus Zenfone Max M2  to buy in this price range. However, at the time of writing this article, our first recommendation will be Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Note: These are my initial impressions of the smartphone. For Full Flash Review, Stay tuned with our Instagram Page.

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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