ASUS ZenMax Pro 2018 Philippines Review
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is the new medium range of the Taiwanese company. A model that on paper looks really complete and able to meet the needs of that user who does not necessarily want the best, but at the same time wants "everything", and above all does not like the chargers. But basically we are not all of us?
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1): Technical Features
Screen: 5.99 "full HD + (1.080 x 2.160 pixels 18: 9), contrast 1500: 1, 85% NTSC color gamut, 450 nit
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 GPU Adreno 509
RAM: 3/4/6 GB LPDDR4X
Internal memory: 32/64 GB eMCP 5.1 expandable (with microSD up to 2 TB)
Rear camera: 13 or 16 megapixels with 1.12 μm pixels, f / 2.0, PDAF + 5 megapixels, LED flash
Front camera: 8 or 16 megapixels with soft LED flash
Connectivity: dual sim (nano + nano), LTE Cat.5, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, audio jack, micro USB
Dimensions: 159 x 76 x 8.45 mm
Weight: 180 grams
Battery: 5,000 mAh with fast charging
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) will not be a top-of-the-range, but focuses hard on it. Autonomy first of all, thanks to the large 5,000 mAh battery that promises 48 hours of non-stop use (30% calls, 20% web browsing, 40% music playback, 10% video playback): even if we did not get that much, we do not doubt that autonomy is really superior to the classical average of a single day. But there is no quick charge: 0-100 in 2 hours and 42 minutes.
Performance is guaranteed by the Snapdragon 636, while on the back there are two cameras, with the second that serves for bokeh effects in portrait mode. Not even the face unlock is missing, even if no particular emphasis is placed on it. There is also an NXP audio amplifier coupled to a powerful 5-magnitude speaker, which promises more power, lower and less distortion. Note also that the memory expansion does not compromise the use of the two SIM slots, both LTE up to 150Mbps: good ASUS!
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is made with metal body, fingerprint reader on the back, and frames quite visible around the display, especially at the top and bottom, in fact the size is not very small, but then we did not expect too much from a model of this range, also because the price is very inviting.
In the release, however, there is no mention to Android One, as instead assumed in recent days: it is possible that the forecast is a simple mistake or that the smartphone is launched internationally with Android One; we do not know yet.
The price of ASUS ZenMax Pro 2018 range from 8,499 Philippine Pesos the cheapest to 11,599 Philippine Pesos for the top tier.