ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2: Five Amazing Camera Features of the Latest ASUS Smartphone You Need to Know


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the successor to the immensely popular Max Pro M1. The Max series from Asus brings affordable mid-range and entry-level smartphones to the masses. The phones usually included decent specifications and are a great value for money. Similarly, the new Max Pro M2 does not disappoint in this case.

The phone has a 6.26-inch FHD+ display, a large 5000mAh battery, Snapdragon 660 chipset, stock Android, new 5-magnet speaker and good cameras on both sides. In this post, we are going to focus on the camera setup on the Max Pro 2 and tell you some of its features.

12MP Sony IMX486 Primary Sensor

First and foremost, the mid-range Asus smartphone has a dual-rear camera setup, which is fairly common these days. However, the phone uses a newer 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor for its primary camera. This sensor is better than the sensors found on similarly priced devices such as the Realme 2 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and so on. The Sony IMX486 sensor has an f/1.8 aperture and a large 1.25 micrometer pixel size. This means that the camera can capture more light and provide better low-light shots than other phones in the segment. The phone’s camera app also feature a Pro Mode that allows you to control the shutter speed, ISO and more. This way, you can also take long exposure shots in the dark and get great pictures.

Bokeh/Portrait Mode

This is a common feature found in most smartphones and the Max Pro M2 has it too. The phone uses a secondary 5MP dedicated depth sensor at the back to take portrait shots. While most phones in this segment only provide a lower resolution 2MP depth sensor, the Max Pro M2 has a better 5MP unit. You can expect clearer portrait photos from this phone when compared to the competition.

AI Scene Recognition

Asus has included several AI features for the camera app on this phone. Thanks to the Snapdragon 660 chipset, which supports AI, the phone can provide great shots in Auto mode. With AI Scene Recognition, the phone can recognize up to 13 different scenes and adjust the settings accordingly to click perfect images.

4K UHD Video Recording and EIS

The rear 12MP sensor on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 also supports shooting 4K videos at 30fps with Electronic Image Stabilization. Other phones, which cost the same, do not have EIS and some cannot even shoot 4K videos. Therefore, if you like shooting 4K videos, the Max Pro M2 will be the best bet. The phone can also shoot 1080p videos at 60fps, which is also not available on other competing devices.

Selfie Camera Portrait Mode and EIS

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 has a 13MP selfie camera with an LED flash light. You can take selfies in extreme low-light, thanks to the flash. The phone also features front portrait mode and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS), which is nice. However, these two features will be available via software update at a later time. The EIS can be helpful when you are recording videos using the front camera.

Asus has done a great job with the new Zenfone Max Pro M2 and we are sure that customers are going to love this phone. If you are on the lookout for a new budget mid-range device, you should definitely consider this phone.