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Asus ZenFone Max M2 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 – Review

Asus has finally launched the Asus ZenFone Max M2 and the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 smartphones in India. The pricing of these two phones is fairly aggressive. One might consider them to give tough competition to other entry-level and entry-to-mid level phones in the market. The Asus ZenFone Max M2 and the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 phones are a little bit different in terms of design as well as specifications.

The Asus ZenFone Max M2 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant, going up to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 variant, which starts at Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant, going up to Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2

The Asus ZenFone Max M2 and the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 both run on stock Android 8.1 Oreo, with dual-SIM slots, and a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion. Both the devices sport 6.26-inch displays with 19: 9 aspect ratio, but resolutions of the Pro variant are at 1080 x 2280 pixels, while the ZenFone Max M2 variant sports a 720 x 1520 pixel resolution.

Coming onto cameras, I must say they are pretty good. Asus ZenFone Max M2 packs a 13-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.12-micron) primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. On the other hand, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 sports a dual rear camera setup. With a 12-megapixel primary sensor (Sony IMX486 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, and 1.25-micron pixels) integrated with a 5-megapixel dedicated depth sensor. The rear setup features EIS, 4K video recording support, and an LED flash module. On the front, the ZenFone Max Pro M2 gives a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels, and an LED flash module.

The Asus ZenFone Max M2 is powered by the Snapdragon 632 processor. While, powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor is The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. Both the phones are offered in 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage options, but the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is also offered in 6GB RAM + 64GB storage options.

The Asus ZenFone Max M2 packs a 4,000mAh battery, while the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 packs a 5,000mAh battery. The cheaper priced variant is lighter at 160 grams, while the Pro variant weighs 175 grams. It is also thinner at 7.70mm, while the latter is 8.50mm thick. The Asus ZenFone Max M2 offers Bluetooth v4.2, while the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 offers Bluetooth v5.0. Both the phones support Face Unlock, and come with a rear fingerprint sensor as well. However, the Face Unlock seems to not work in very low-light, but it is better than the previous version of the series, the Zenfone Max Pro M1

 

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