Asus is announcing that it will be challenging the mid range smartphone market with the introduction of ZenFone Max Pro M1. In fact with the roll out of Max Pro M1, Asus' intent to conquer a saturated market which is primarily dominated by Xiaomi seems to be holding water. Asus is giving ZenFone Max Pro M1 the flagship treatment, arming it with best specifications available to be a powerhouse mid-ranger. So can it surpass the likes of Redmi Note 5 to be the King of the mid-range right? Let's find out.
So Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is a gaming phone?
First thing foremost instead, of following the trend to slap a glass back cover, ZenFone Max Pro M1 actually reverted to full-metal back plate which I honestly believe is more durable and will give you more piece of mind. Holding the device in your hand, you will be greeted by the gorgeously huge 6-inch FullView FHD+ 2.5D curved bezel-less display. The 18:9 FullView FHD+ resolution is capable of pumping 450 nits and 85% NTSC colour gamut which translate to crisp, vivid colours reproduction for your videos and gaming. Visual indulgence at its best I would say (at least for this price range)
The 6-inch FullView Display and awesome sound provide immersive gaming and video watching experience.
When it comes to audio capabilities of this device, you will be shocked. I am surprised that Asus actually throws in a 5-Magnet Loudspeaker which is complemented by an NXP Smart Amp. What does that his mean? The audiophile in you can feast on high-quality sound with almost no distortion at all. Now you can indulge yourself while watching videos, listening to music or playing games with that sensational eargasmic feeling. Boom! You get a multimedia wonder in the form of Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1.
All metal, less bulk at only 180g.
Being a powerhouse, ZenFone Max Pro M1 delivers top-notch performance with best in class specifications. Under the hood, Max Pro M1 is powered by the new Qualcomm 64-bit Octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor and Adreno 509 GPU to let you enjoy buttery smooth experience. Throw in either 3/4/6GB of RAM and it will churn unparalleled performance that few can match in its class. If the 32GB or 64GB of internal storage is not enough for you, you can always add more storage via the MicroSD slot which is expandable up to 2GB of storage.
Capture your precious moments vividly the way you see it.
This metal-encased ZenFone Max Pro M1 can also shoot beautiful photos with its cameras. The rear main shooter sports advanced 16MP+5MP f/2.0 dual-camera system will allow you to capture clearer and vivid photos all the time. The PDAF of LED flash of the rear cameras enables you to take great shots even in poorly lit places. Flip it to the front and you can take the most flawless selfies with the 16MP front selfie camera with live beautification. One of the amazing features of ZenFone Max Pro M1 that is worth mentioning is its ability to shoot videos at 4K UHD format at 60fps. Not many mid-range smartphones boast such high-quality video shooting.
Your battery can last you even longer now with 5,000mAh. *drooling*
ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be juiced by a enormous 5,000mAh battery pack which Asus claims to offer 35 days of 4G standby, 12 hours of continuous gaming or 20 hours of Youtube playback just to name a few. Certainly having a huge battery does make it stand out even brighter than its competitors. With Asus Flash Charge technology, you can quickly recharge your device. In terms of security, there is fast face unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor. More stunningly, Asus claims you can unlock Max Pro M1 even with your fingers are damp (wet). Wow...
Watch how limitless ZenFone Max Pro M1 can be...
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 will be available in 3 variants in Malaysia:
- [3GB/32GB] 13 + 5MP dual back camera, 8MP front-facing camera for RM699
- [4GB/64GB] 16 + 5MP dual rear camera, 16MP front camera for RM849
- [6GB/64GB] 16 + 5MP dual rear camera, 16MP front camera for RM999
Running on the latest Android 8.1 for snappier and purer Android experience, ZenFone Max Pro M1 supports 4G LTE that allows you to scorch the Internet in blistering pace. This awesome mid-ranger with powerful specs is available in 2 different colours: Meteor Silver and Deepsea Black. So does it live up to its billing as a real challenger for mid-range market. The answer is a definite yes. In fact, it has a valid claim to the thrown with its low price tag of RM699, which means not many can be mentioned in the same breath as ZenFone Max Pro M1. Period.