The ZenFone Max Pro M1 is one of the new mobile phones from Asus and it just arrived here in the Philippines. Based on its price, it can be easily categorized as a mid-range phone but don’t let it fool you, this phone has beefy specs which can make other phones in its price range bow down to it.
What’s in the Box?
This smartphone is packed in a very classy box and it somehow makes you excited to see the things inside of it. The box includes the warranty information, manual, wired headphones and cable for charging. It’s pretty much the standard accessories that you can get from any modern mobile devices.
The Build and Display
At first glance, you will immediately notice the clean and elegant design of this smartphone. It’s not too edgy for its price compared to other smartphones and it fits perfectly in our hands. It’s a bit thicker but it’s ok considering that it has a 5000 mAh battery inside of it. It feels solid and well built for its price range.
This smartphone has a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display and its screen is probably one of its edge from its competitors. Its vibrant and immersive screen would really make watching video contents and gaming fun again while you’re on the go. We’ve been using this for a week now and we haven’t noticed visible backlight bleed and the sharpness and contrast is just right so it didn’t really strain our eyes.
The ZenFone Max Pro has a 13MP rear camera and it has an additional 5MP depth-sensing camera for more accurate bokeh effect for portraits. Depending on the lighting, you can shoot really great photos but the camera at the back doesn’t have really anything special. There were times that the pictures look saturated but it’s pretty good for devices under this category. The front camera boasts an 8MP camera which is good for a selfie lover nation.
Now, this smartphone has one of the best battery that we have tested. It only takes less than 2 hours to charge but it lasts for more than 24 hours. It’s almost impossible to find a battery life that lasts longer than this. With that amount of time, you may binge watch your favorite series and play your favorite games without any worries that you will get disconnected from your game.
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 boasts a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 which is actually an octa-core and an Adreno 509 for GPU. This pair is good enough for gaming on the go and probably the best you can get in this category. However, it personally falls short on the RAM department which is 3GB because nowadays it’s pretty common to see 4GB RAM on mobile phones and having bigger RAM is good for multitasking. Also, it has 32GB for storage but you may increase that by using an external micro SD card.
Here’s the complete spec and features:
With an SRP of P9,995.00, there’s no mistaking that the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one of the best smartphones that you can get in this price range. With its vibrant display, good battery and beefy specs, you will surely enjoy having one of this as your daily mobile device. We’re hoping that the camera and the RAM will be improved in the near future though but all in all, we’re very satisfied with its performance.