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Taiwanese consumer electronics major Asus has ushered in the New Year 2019 with a pleasant surprise for smartphone buyers in India by slashing prices of all three Zenfone Max Pro M1 models.

Previously, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 variants—3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM+ 64GB storage—for Rs 10,999, Rs 12,999 and Rs 14,999, respectively. Now, they have received Rs 1000 price cut, bringing the costs to Rs 9,999, Rs 11,999 and Rs 13,999, respectively. All three are available exclusively on Flipkart.

Considering the product specifications, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 makes up a compelling device to buy right now. I have reviewed two models-- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM+ 64GB storage – and have to say, they impressed me a lot.

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with sound amplifier in the packageKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

The battery life is the highlight of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 series. With a massive 5,000mAh cell, it can serve you for more than a day easily under normal usage.

Most importantly, the company is offering the phone with pure Android experience. It runs clean interface and has only three third-party apps onboard leaving extra space in the inbuilt storage and even if that isn't enough; you can expand it through microSD card.

Also, another aspect of Zenfone Max Pro M1, which I loved, is that it is one of the very rare phones in the market to have dedicated three slots to accommodate two SIMs and memory card.

It has to be noted that the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (6GB RAM) model is equipped with advanced camera hardware: 16 MP + 5 MP dual camera on the back and a 16 MP front snapper. In comparison, generic models come with 13 MP + 5 MP rear sensors and an 8 MP front shooter.

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (6GB RAM) is one of the best cost-effective phone in the mid-range segment.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

On the other hand, Zenfone Max Pro M1 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage) series come with a dual 13MP+ 5MP camera on the back and an 8MP selfie snapper.

Rest of the features including the design language and internal specifications remains the same for all three models. It comes with a 5.99-inch full HD+ screen and a metal-clad shell on the back with a fingerprint sensor in the middle.

Inside, the Asus phone comes with pure Android Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB storage. It is expected to get Android Pie soon.

Key specifications of Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1):

Models Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1)
Display 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) IPS screen with 2.5D (front) curved glass
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 85% NTSC colour gamut
  • Brightness: 450 nits
  • Aspect ratio: 18:8 full view
OS Android Oreo 8.1 OS
Processor 64-bit class 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core
GPU Adreno 509
Storage 32GB/64GB (eMCP) + expandable up to 1TB via microSD card
  • Main: 13MP (1.12µm, F2.2 aperture)+ 5MP dedicated Bokeh camera (1.12µm, F2.4 aperture), phase detection autofocus, LED flash, HDR, 9 filters, 9 scenes, beauty, portrait mode, Bokeh mode, 4K video recording, full HD video recording (30/60 fps), HD (30 fps)
  • Front: 8MP (1.0µm/ F2.2 aperture) with softlight LED flash, Bokeh mode, HDR, 9 filters, 9 scenes, beauty, portrait mode
Battery 5,000mAh with fast charging capability
  • Up to 35 days of 4G standby
  • Up to 42 hours of 3G talk time
  • Up to 12 hours of gaming
  • Up to 199 hours of music playback
  • Up to 28 hours Wi-Fi web browsing
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 4)
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots + dedicated microSD card, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), micro USB port, 5-magnet loudspeaker, dual microphones, 2nd gen NXP SMART amplifier, A-GPS, GLONASS,
Dimensions 159.0 x 76.0 x 8.46 mm
Weight 180g
Colors Black/ Gray
New Price
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 9,999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 11,999
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 13,999

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