Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Hands-On Review: Mid-Range Smartphone On Steroids

Find out what we discovered while using the brand new Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2!

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Hands-On Review
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Hands-On Review

Taiwanese company Asus has been popular in the Indian market for a long time for various products from laptops and tablets to computers and mobile phones. Now, let’s see what change the launch of Zenfone Max Pro M2 brings about.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 stands in line with Redmi Note 6 Pro, Nokia 6.1+, Realme U1, Realme 2 Pro, but the price of this phone, Rs. 14,999 for a 4 GB-64 GB model is on par.


Physical Characteristics

The first impression of Zenfone Max Pro M2 is that it is stylish and classy. The display is a bright 6.26 inches with FHD+ screen, and the icons and apps are clearly visible during harsh sunlight as well. The bezels and notch on the screen of this phone are pretty average with a somewhat broad chin.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Hands-On Review
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Hands-On Review

The Highlight Of The Phone

The feature worth mentioning in Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is that the display is made of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6. This gives the phone maximum durability and protects that phone display even if dropped multiple times.

The phone has a micro USB charging slot, 3.5 mm jack, microphone and speaker grill on the bottom panel, while the top panel holds a noise cancellation mic. The volume and power toggles are on the right and a dedicated SD card slot on the left.


The Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a good 5000 mAh battery which is undoubtedly an added advantage for this phone. Despite the batter, the phone is quite lightweight, not too heavy.

The phone functions on a stock android Oreo 8.1.0 with bloatware totally absent. The processor for the 4 GB – 64 GB is the well-liked Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. This processor has made gaming easier as you can play your favorite games without a hitch.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Hands-On Review
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Hands-On Review

There is a good amount of sensors available in this smartphone including accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, step counter amongst others. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor as a security feature which works well, albeit not very fast.


The rear camera is a Sony IMX 486 dual 12 MP + 5 MP camera and front camera of 13 MP: the selfies are good enough! The front and back camera comes with EIS mode that is optimum for photos and videos in less lighting.

Sound and Visual Characteristics

The audio of this phone is quite ok, nothing very remarkable about it, whereas, the video quality is substantial; it shows off natural colors and is easy on the eye.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is launched with three variants:

  1. 3 GB, 32 GB – Rs. 12,999
  2. 4 GB, 64 GB – Rs. 14,999
  3. 6 GB, 64 GB – Rs. 16,999

Conclusively, the 4 GB, 64 GB model is moderately priced as compared to the other smartphones available in this price range.

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