ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB variant First Impressions

Looking just three months back, ASUS was struggling with their mobile business in India. Cut to today’s situation, with the Max Pro M1, ASUS managed to pull a 360. At the time of the launch, three variants were announced but only two of them went on sale. After months of waiting, Max Pro M1 6GB variant is finally going on sale starting today.

We managed to get our hands on the 6GB variant, so let’s dive in and explore the new stuff that this variant packs in.

ASUS Max Pro M1(6GB) Specifications

  • Display: 99-inch IPS LCD display, (1080 x 2160 pixels)
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core processor
  • GPU: Adreno 809
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB internal, microSD support
  • Main Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0) + 5MP (f/2.4), dual-tone LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: 16MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Connectivity: USB, 3.5 mm, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Cellular: 4G LTE, Dual SIM
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh, Li-ion Polymer, non-removable
  • Price: 14,999

Box Contents

There is no change in the box design, it’s the same one that ASUS has been using for other models as well. The box can be opened with a slide out sleeve, revealing the documentation and the Max-Box. This variant also has a silicon case bundled. Underneath lies the smartphone followed by accessories.

A complete list of items you get inside the box:

  • Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
  • Sim Ejector Tool
  • Charging Brick
  • USB-A to micro USB Cable
  • Silicon Case
  • Max-box amplifier
  • Warranty and User Guide

What’s new with the Zenfone Max Pro M1 6GB Variant?

Now this is where things change a little bit, the 6GB not only has a bump in the RAM but also gets a new pair of cameras. The front selfie shooter is now 16MP sensor unlike the 8MP sensor found of the 3GB and 4GB variant. The main sensor on the back is also a 16MP shooter replacing the 13MP on the lower RAM variants. Apart from this there is now change in the design, battery capacity or software.

Early Impressions

We are indeed seeing a slightly fluidic experience on the Max Pro M1 6GB variant, thanks to the extra RAM. Switching between apps is a breeze. Coming to the cameras, there a noticeable bump in the quality when comparing the lower end variants, images taken with this variant tend to have a little more detail. Now we’ve only used the smartphone for 2 days, so stay tuned for our in-depth camera review dropping really soon.

Pricing And Availability

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage will go on sale in India via Flipkart on 26th July (today) starting from 12 PM. The Max Pro M1 will go head to head with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which is little bit pricier than this.

Feel free to check out our review of Zenfone Max Pro M1 3GB RAM & 32GB storage variant.

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