ASUS made a sub-$200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India

ASUS made a sub-$200 smartphone to fight Xiaomi in India

Asus has launched their latest smartphone Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) in India.

Question: How is the display of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1? Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro also has similar features that was launched in India a few months back. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 will cost around 12000-15000 price range. We are certain that this Asus phone will finally fill the void left due to the limited availability of the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The phone packs 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 with 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Their mid-range flagship is also way cheaper than its competition with the 6GB variant of the Zenfone Max Pro available for an asking price of Rs 14,999. There's a triple slot to accommodate a second SIM and a microSD card at the same time. The graphics are taken care of by the Adreno 509 GPU.

For everything else or even more, Asus seems to have found the right means to disrupt Xiaomi's market hold as it launches the Zenfone Max Pro.

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro is quite different in terms of its design to its predecessor. While the handset lacks stereo speakers, what it does boast of are five magnet speakers that ASUS claims to offer much better performance when compared to normal speakers. Although the sound output is pretty loud for a small room, Asus has also added a compact accessory in the box, that can further amplify the sound output. Coming to the display, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro are nearly similar in this aspect as well, as they both sport a 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080p) Full HD+ 18:9 display with 2.5D curved glass, 450 nits Brightness, 1500: 1 Contrast Ratio and 83% NTSC Color Gamut.

Answer: The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by a massive 5,000 mAh non-removable battery which is said to offer 2 days backup. It can charge 100 percent of battery in 2 hrs 42 mins.

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The new Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 450 nits brightness.

In the photography department, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 sports a dual-camera setup at the rear which is a combination of 13-megapixel plus 5-megapixel sensors. It has a neat display, and dual cameras with potential. For snapping selfies, it is fitted with a Softlight LED enabled 8-megapixel front camera that has been optimized to capture selfie shots with bokeh effect. Both the rear and front camera get soft-light LED flash. On the front, there's a powerful 20-megapixel snapper with a flash as well which can also record videos at 1080p. We will be running Zenfone Max Pro through its paces to check its performance, battery life, photo quality and more in the coming week.

Moving on, Asus is joining the all screen and no bezel bandwagon with the ZenFone Max Pro M1. All in all, the device gets juice from a big 5000mAh battery. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 uses metal and plastic in equal measure in its construction. However, you should pay Rs. 12999 for the 4GB RAM model.

It will go on sale from May 3, exclusively through Flipkart.

As for the pricing, the phone starts from Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB variant. Additionally, it is bringing incredible prepaid and postpaid offers. The usage of Snapdragon 636 SoC allowed Asus to enable dual 4G and VoLTE functionality on the Zenfone Max Pro, something Indian consumers have been asking for a while now.

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