ZenFone Max Pro M1: The New Battery King

The New Battery King has arrived

The ZenFone Max Pro M1, dubbed as the new battery king, was released in India about 2 weeks ago and it took them by storm with 39,700 units being sold in just 6.30 minutes! Is the phone really worth the name of the new “Battery King”?

Here, we unbox the ZenFone Max Pro

 

The box comes with a free silicon case, a pair of headphones, a fast charger and finally a USB cable.

First Impressions

“A phone that’s undoubtedly powerful for its price,” was the first thought that came into my mind. Another 5,000mAh phone but this time with the power of their also recently released, ZenFone 5.

ASUS did a great job of sticking with an aluminum build but be careful of the top and bottom as they are made out of plastic. On the rear are the dual-cameras, consisting of a 13MP and a secondary 5MP, and finally, the fingerprint sensor.

Unlike other phones, ASUS managed to follow the trend of the ZenFone 4 Max which has the triple tray slot, so you wouldn’t have to sacrifice the 2nd SIM slot should you require additional storage.

Another nice touch is that this phone is actually 5.5″ but has a 6″ FHD+ IPS display without the notch. Aside from its physique, the ZenFone Max Pro is definitely worth the price it was given because of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor built in its core. Although ASUS has only released a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, we still hope they would be following it up with the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Moving forward to the software, what makes this phone really smooth and light is that ASUS decided to make it run a pure Android 8.1, which would be a point of argument for some, others like to tinker with their devices and try out the developer’s mode.

This phone would definitely be going up against the RedMi Note 5 in this price segment but that discussion is for a later time.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) specifications

  • 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 424ppi
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 509 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GBGB internal storage
  • expandable via microSD (dedicated slot)
  • 13MP + 5MP PDAF rear camera, LED flash
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G VoLTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Micro-USB
  • Pure Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 159 x 76 x 8.61 mm
  • 180 grams
  • Meteor Silver, Deepsea Black

Officially released in Lazada on June 07, 2018 for PHP 9,995.

Pre-order yours now by clicking this link.

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