Asus, Zenfone Max Pro M1, launch, review,specs
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a sound amplifier in the packageKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

After launching the generic Zenfone Max Pro M1 models, Asus has released a top-end model with 6 GB RAM in India on Thursday, July 26.

The phone will be made available exclusively for Rs 14,999 on Flipkart, making it one of the most cost-effective mid-range Android phone in the market. It flaunts a 5.99-inch full HD+ screen and a metal-clad shell on the back with fingerprint sensor in the middle.

The Asus device comes with Qualcomm's efficient Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor backed by pure Android Oreo software and an expandable 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.

The USP of the Asus device is its battery. It comes packed with a massive 5,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last two days under regular usage.

It can also be noted that the new Zenfone Max Pro boasts of advanced camera hardware as compared to the low-end variants. The former comes with 16 MP + 5 MP dual camera on the back and an equally impressive 16 MP front snapper while the latter comes with 13 MP + 5 MP rear sensors and an 8 MP front shooter.

Asus, Zenfone Max Pro M1, launch, live, flipkart
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is one of the best smartphones in the mid-range category.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

I had the opportunity to review the Zenfone Max Pro (6 GB RAM) for a week and the improved camera hardware lives up to the expectations. The phone's other aspects such as the build quality, pure Android OS experience, performance and battery are quite praiseworthy. I will be posting the full review on Friday (27 July). Stay tuned.

Asus, Zenfone Max Pro M1, launch, live, flipkart
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processorKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs competition:

Asus has a winner with Zenfone Max Pro and we believe that the new phone will give its rival Redmi Note 5 Pro and the recently launched Moto G6 series and Honor 9N, a run for their money.

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
Camera Main
  • Generic models : 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)
  • Top-end model with 6GB RAM: 16MP+5MP


  • Generic models: 8MP (1.0µm/ F2.2 aperture) with soft light LED flash, Bokeh mode, HDR, 9 filters, 9 scenes, beauty, portrait mode
  • Top-end model with 6GB RAM: 16MP with F2.0 aperture, a dedicated soft LED flash for superior selfies in any lighting condition
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 of 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
Price Generic models:
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB storage: Rs 10,999
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 12,999

Top-end model:

  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage: Rs 14,999

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