ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Top 5 Features: Price in India, Specifications, First Sale, Offers

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ASUS recently announced its new budget Android smartphone – the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1. This new handset was designed from the ground up as a competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 series models that includes the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the newest member of the Zenfone Max family that is known handsets with large battery capacities. The Zenfone Max Pro, therefore, is no exception. The handset ships with a large 5,000 mAh battery, and also supports fast charging. In this article, let us take a look at the five key features of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and see how ASUS’ latest offering manages to trump Xiaomi at its own game.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Top features: Display

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the first budget smartphone from ASUS to feature the tall 18:9 aspect ratio display. While most of its competitors do boast of a similar panel, ASUS claims that the display on the Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a much better contrast ratio figure of 1500:1 and a much higher brightness value of 450 nits. The panel also happens to boast of a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels which is on par with what the competition has to offer. The unit that we have with us for review right now is still on a beta firmware and has its display settings set to a warmer tone by default. The display should look and perform better once the final version of the software is released upon the official launch of the Zenfone Max Pro on May 3, 2018.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Top features: Large battery capacity

As mentioned earlier, being a part of the Zenfone Max family, it was obvious that the Zenfone Max Pro M1 would come with a high capacity battery. This handset gets a large 5,000 mAh battery. ASUS has also included a high capacity charger with the phone that charges the handset from 0 percent to 100 in around 2 hours and 30 minutes. The battery on the Zenfone Max Pro M1 will easily last you one and half days even if you happen to be a moderately heavy user. While we are yet to perform a full-fledged battery test on the device, we also expect the battery life to be much better than what it is now with newer software updates.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Top features: Stock Android experience

While ASUS is known for the excellent hardware it makes, the same was not the case as far as their software was concerned. While the company did improve their ZenUI Android interface tremendously last year, some people still yearned for a stock Android experience from ASUS’ handsets. The company it seems has listened to them and the Zenfone Max Pro M1 becomes the first phone from ASUS to offer a stock Android experience. The handset also runs Android 8.1 – currently the newest version of Android on offer. If that wasn’t all, ASUS has confirmed that the phone will be future proof for at least the next two years with confirmed updates to Android P and Android Q on the anvil.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Top features: Really loud speakers, comes with Max Box

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 while skipping a stereo speaker setup does come with an extremely loud single speaker system. According to ASUS, this speaker is based on five-magnet technology which claims to offer better audio performance when compared to traditional three magnet speaker systems. The handset also gets an NXM smart amplifier and ships with its own passive amplifier that ASUS calls the Max Box.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Top features: Triple SIM tray

One of the most significant feature additions on the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the fact that it ships with a triple slot SIM tray. This tray can hold two SIM cards and one single microSD card together without having to worry about losing the dual SIM capability.

ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1): Price in India, Specifications, First Sale, Offers

The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and will be offered in three versions – a base 3GB RAM + 32GB version, a 4GB RAM + 64GB version and a 6GB RAM + 64GB version. While the two base versions get a 13-megapixel + 8-megapixel camera setup at the rear, the 6GB RAM version gets an upgraded 16-megapixel camera at the rear. The handset can also record 4K videos in the highest settings.

As for the prices, the base version of the handset will be sold for Rs.10,999 while the 4GB RAM + 64GB version has been priced at Rs.12,999. The most expensive version of the handset – the 6GB RAM + 64GB version – has been priced at Rs.14,999.

The first sale of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is set to start on May 3, 2018.

You can read our first impressions of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 by clicking this link.