Asus Zenfone Max M2 (Powerful Budget Phone)
Another power packed Smartphone from Asus that raised a lot of praise in low budget segment, Asus Zenfone Max M2, the Powerful Spawn. Asus is lesser known for making budget Smartphone’s but this masterpiece has changed the wordings with so many features and such a basic price. Asus Zenfone M2 is the most capable smartphone of the segment. M2’s biggest competitor is Realme 1 (read complete review), and M2 is better than Realme 1 in some fields like battery backup and rear camera but Realme 1 is also better than Asus Zenfone Max M2 like SoC, the point where Realme 1 becomes better than M2 is value for money. Realme 1 has almost same features and come less than 9K where as Zenfone Max M2 has price tag of Rs 9,999.
The first attempt of Asus to break the mid range Smartphone’s and it worked out really well, not only the phone gained many limelights but there was good number of sales as well. Despite of the dominance by other brands like Xiaomi and Realme, Asus still stands out to be a great choice for the segment and this new brand in the segment is warmly welcomed by consumers too. Now the questions that every consumers gets in mind before purchasing any Smartphone, Is the price in worth it? Does the phone justifies its price? That we will be figuring out in this review. Also we will be finding out that what was the reason that phone has got that much of good reviews.
Ram and Storage- 3GB and 32GB
Display- 6.3 inch (720 x 1520 resolution)
Processor- 1.8GHz Octa core
Primary Camera- 12+5 Mega-pixel
Secondary Camera- 8 Mega-pixel
SoC- Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon
Design & Build quality:-
We will be starting with the most important criteria of buying any phone, Design and build quality. Asus Zenfone Max M2 has got some really good looks and we mean that, company has done some kind of fusion of metal and glass that turned out to be really good.
Design of M2 is far better than its previous model M1; we can say that company understands the requirements of middle range consumers and best part about Asus Zenfone Max M2 is that the phone is loaded with the improvements, the company learnt from their past mistakes and implied on that and that’s the best any manufacturer can do.
The camera at rear looks very comfortable and elegant, they doesn’t look like one that have been pushed force fully somewhere. Fingerprint sensor at the middle and just below it we will see Asus branding. The front side has also been improved as the arrival of notch looks like cheery on the cake as it adds up more stylish look to the screen.
Asus has been known for excellent build quality and durability, it’s like just buy a Asus product and you can use it for really long time, until and unless the society starts calling you outdated. Although the build quality of Asus Zenfone Max M2 is really good. Consumers will enjoy firm and durable quality.
The experiments with the camera really worked out for Asus, although the camera is neither that nor too bad, under this price tag the camera can be kept into satisfactory category. The one thing we liked about phone was the placing of it, when having dual cameras placing them on the right place is really important and this difficult task has been performed really well by Asus.
Consumers will be enjoying 12+5 Mega-pixel of Dual cameras followed by Sony IMX286 and depth effect with capability of 4K recording. We must say that camera doesn’t turned out to be that great as it should have been with dual capturing capabilities but it is manageable.
For shooting great and memorable selfies the company has provided, 8 Mega-pixel of front facing camera has been given which is not that good but actually good enough to capture the complete you. We will definitely say that camera could have been better but it is ok too as looking by the price tag.
The bigger screen, the better visuals and by minding that statement Asus has given big and vibrant display of 6.3 Inch which is actually big. By looking the screen no can say that is a budget phone unless one unlocks it and have an eye on features. The notch at the display seem very nice and suits the phone too, it is really tremendous work from Asus as it is not easy to provide that big screen on such a low price. So now consumers can easily enjoy all the T.V shows and matches on big and vibrant screen.
The resolution of Asus Zenfone Max M2 is 720 x 1520 pixels which is kind of good, no more expectations for resolution. There is a perfect balance of screen size and resolution and this balance gives stability to the configuration and features of the phone.
Hardware & Software:-
This power pact Smartphone is as hard as it looks like; it is actually hard as the company really focused on the durability of the phone. 1.8GHz Octa core processor adds up to the speed and helps the powerful machine to perform in the faster way. Although the phone is not that fast and so is the processor but the kind of configuration Asus Zenfone Max M2 is having can easily be managed by the capability of processor. The SoC and chipset turns out to be Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon which also provides stability and adds up to the speed too.
Talking about software, phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system which is not the latest but also not that outdated. There is a good fusion of hardware and software which gives Asus Zenfone Max M2 a big Thumbs Up.
Other Important Features:-
The most important feature is the battery backup, how long does the smartphone survives, this is one of most important criteria for the buying a smartphone and Asus knows it, Battery provided by Asus is 4000mAH and lasts long, like really long.
Other features like Bluetooth, GPS, FM and 3.5mm jack etc. has been provided.
The phone has been designed for the budget segment and hence the entire essential features has been given.
· Great 6.3 Inch Display
· Good battery backup
· Excellent and fast performance
· HD streaming is missing
· Rear design gets smudges and scratches
· Dual Camera interface needs to de improved
Now answering the question like the justification of price, Asus Zenfone Max M2 easily justifies the price and also get listed in the Best Smartphone’s under 10,000 list. The phone is a powerful and capable device with the very low price.
The phone is highly recommend as the design and look and look really a personality suiting that doesn’t look like a budget phone. Get this phone for screen size and battery backup.