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[Share] Zenfone Max Pro M2 First Impressions

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Last edited by iamianthugsz on 2018/12/14 10:30


The year is about to end but ASUS Philippines has still one last trick up on their sleeves (asreferred by magicians, wizards, and the sorts). With the Christmas day is just a few days away, I guess the timing of the arrival of this device could never be better. Either a gift for yourself orfor your loved ones, this should better be in your list this holiday season. Welcoming the latest offering of Asus to its #BatteryKing lineup is the Zenfone Max ProM2.


ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) Specifications
·        Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
·        Adreno 512 GPU
·        6GB RAM
·        64GB of expandable storage
·        6.3-inch Full HD+IPS display; 19:9 aspect ratio
·        Corning Gorilla Glass 6
·        13-megapixel main rear camera and 5-megapixel secondary rear camera with PDAF, LED flash
·        5-megapixel front camera with LED flash
·        4G, LTE
·        Triple SIM
·        Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner, NXPSmart Amplifier, facial recognition
·        5000mAh battery with 10W fast charging

Full Specs:

            At first glance you may likely look like the Zenfone 5 at the back with a differences of the camera profile and the Zenfone 5’s signature concentric design.
Up front,it’s more of a crossover of Zenfone Max Pro M1’s UI and Zenfone 5’s full view display but with a smaller notch.

On top you can see the nose cancellation port.

The triple sim slot – 2 slots for sim card and 1 dedicated slot for microsd card, is located on the left side.


Opposite to it is the volume rocker and the power button.

And on the bottom part you can find the (from left to right) portfor the headphones, mic, USB charging port, and the speakers.

            TheZenfone Max Pro M2 boasts a more powerful chipset than its predecessor which has a processing power of 1.95 GHz or 100 MHz higher than the SD636. As for the graphics, the Adreno 512 makes the Zenfone Max Pro M2 able to perform with better graphic performance of up to 30% than its previous generation.

Being a member of the #BatteryKing family, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 also has a 5000 mAhof battery capacity. One feature that sets apart from others is that it is the only smartphone to date that has the Corning Gorilla Glass 6, aside from the ROG Phone, which claims to be more durable than the other generations of Corning Gorilla Glass.
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            The rear camera of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 uses the Sony IMX 486. Though the camera interface is much like than the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the output it gives is a great improvement to the Max Pro M1.

It also now has added features such as the Sports mode, Night mode, and the Pro mode in which you can tweak the camera settings such as the manual focus, ISO, shutter speed,white balance, and exposure value. While the shutter speed of the Zenfone MaxPro M2 only supports up to 1/4 as the slowest, I hope that Asus could somehow have it increased so we can enjoy taking long exposures on the M2.


One other feature of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is that is secondary lenses is intended for depth sensing. Perfect for those who are bokeh lovers.


It also includes some preinstalled filters you can choose from so you can directly upload your photo instantly without having more time on editing.

Check out the sample snaps that I have.






            The Zenfone Max Pro M2 supports up to 4K video resolution and has an image stabilization for that seamless and smooth videos.  

            Mobile gaming has become a norm to most of us.Your phone would never be complete without those gaming apps installed aside from the social media, productivity, and other apps on your device. Gaming in the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is as seamless as playing in my Zenfone 5. Games that I havetested so far were Kritika: The White Knights, Real Racing 3, Darkness Rises, Arena of Valor, Asphalt 8, Honkai Impact 3, Need For Speed No Limits, Hitman:Sniper, and Legacy of Discord.

Battery Life
            Having a bigger battery is one of the features that most consumers tend to look prior to purchasing. Since most of us are always dependent on mobile data connection, it is more likely to drain our smartphone faster than with Wi-Fi connection. Like me, I am a heavily dependent on mobile data to be able to connect to the internet, social media, and mobile gaming.The screenshot below shows my usual battery consumption and smartphone activities.



            And havinga large battery capacity comes a longer charging time. I am getting a 3hours ofcharging using the stock cable and wall socket adaptor though I haven’t stil ltested a higher output capacity charger that would lessen its charging time.



As a conclusion, Asus really did a great job with their latest offering just in timefor the holidays. As I’ve mentioned the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is a great gift youcould give to your loved ones or even to yourself if you are considering havinga smartphone upgrade. Availability of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 will be availableon December 15 nationwide at Php 14,995 for the 6GB variant while the 4GB variant is exclusively available on Lazada and Shopee starting December 11 at Php 12,995.


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Nice article sir. Very detail 😊
iamianthugsz PHL Dr.Zen | All posts
kimokarim199470 posted on 2018/12/13 16:38
Nice article sir. Very detail 😊

thank you for the compliment
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Sir Ian ang ganda. Pahavs mo na sa akin. Charot. Hahahaha Nice article po! 😄
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Am I the only one experiencing touch screen issue? It's very unresponsive after the latest update.
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MrShipadoo posted on 2019/1/21 14:33
Am I the only one experiencing touch screen issue? It's very unresponsive after the latest update.

Yeah. I agree. Same issue here after the Update.
hello i just bought my zenfone max pro m2 and i am having touch screen issues, sometimes not working other times touching on its own
MrShipadoo posted on 2019/1/21 14:33
Am I the only one experiencing touch screen issue? It's very unresponsive after the latest update.

same here, i just bought this and the touch screen is really annoying.
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here also.,I'm also experiencing that sometimes the touch screen don't respond.,
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Hi there. Is the unit installed with AudioWizard? How can I install the AudioWizard app?
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