Asus seems to have taken a leaf out of Xiaomi’s book. There is no other way to describe the strategy Asus has adopted while launching its new smartphones. An aggressive approach with the price and specifications of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 helped Asus grab everyone’s attention in the budget segment at the beginning of this year. Now, for its successor, the company has taken the same formula but made it spicier. Asus has opted for the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, and with prices starting at Rs. 12,999, the new ZenFone Max Pro M2 does look like a very good deal. Has Asus managed to take out all of its competition with the ZenFone Max Pro M2? Read on to find out.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 design
Asus has given the ZenFone Max Pro M2 a flashy exterior, which makes it easy to distinguish from the phone it replaces. The smartphone is available in two colours, Blue and Titanium, and we had the former in for the review.
The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has a dual camera setup at the back with a single-LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is positioned at the centre and is easy to reach. At the front, this phone sports a 6.26-inch display with a notch at the top and a 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front, which Asus claims is a first in this price segment.
The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has thin bezels at the sides and the top, but the bottom is comparatively thicker. Asus has moved the earpiece outside the notch and towards the frame. This helps reduce the size of the notch while still having enough space for the selfie camera, a couple of sensors, and a selfie flash. The notification LED has been moved out of the notch and sits right next to the earpiece grille.