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Asus Zenfone Max M2 hands-on review



The ZenFone Max M2 is the most recent mid-extend Android cell phone from ASUS. It is the successor to a year ago’s Max M1 and the more youthful kin of the current year’s Max M2 Pro, which we previously investigated a different audit.

The Max M2 pursues pretty much in the strides of its antecedent. It’s a basic, straightforward gadget that is intended to concentrate on a bunch of key things, for example, execution, camera, and battery life, instead of something lavish. All things considered, as extreme as one can be in this value extend.

Indeed, even the product is simply stock Android, something additionally found on its antecedent. This makes it only simple to get and begin utilizing as opposed to becoming accustomed to any strange characteristics of a custom programming layer over Android.

ASUS ZenFone Max M2 key specs

Body: 2.5D bent glass front, plastic sides, metal back

Show: 6.26-inch, 1520×720 goals (269PPI), IPS LCD, scored

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (4x 1.8GHz Kryo 250 Gold + 1.8GHz Kryo 250 Silver, Adreno 506)

Memory: 32GB/64GB eMCP, 3GB/4GB LPDDR3X

Programming: Android 8.1.0 Oreo

Back camera: 13MP f1.8, 2MP profundity sensor, 4K 30 videos, LED glimmer

Front camera: 8MP f2.0, 1080p 30 video, LED blaze

Battery: 4000mAh, 10W charging

Availability: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, 802.11n single-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS, micro USB, earphone jack

Misc: a Fingerprint sensor, face acknowledgment, FM radio

Contrasted with a year ago’s model, the new model has a quicker processor and a superior camera framework. The plan has additionally been refreshed somewhat. Be that as it may, contrasted with the more costly Max Pro M1, the M2 has a marginally slower processor and a little battery. This is critical in light of the fact that the new Max M2 costs generally equivalent to a year ago’s Max Pro M1, so it doesn’t simply need to be superior to the Max M1 yet additionally the Max Pro M1.

Disclaimer: You may see that this survey is shorter than expected and does exclude a portion of our standard tests. The reason is it has been arranged and composed far from our office and test lab. All things considered, we think we’ve caught the quintessence of the telephone in the equivalent exact, useful and definite way that is turned into our trademark. Appreciate the great read!



The plan of the Max M2 is not the same as the Max M1, in spite of the fact that not surprisingly so.

The primary contrast is on the front, where the new Max M2 has a lot of littler bezels, including a more slender jaw and an indent at the best. This makes it look more current yet whether it looks better or not is completely abstract.

From each opposite side, the two telephones are about indistinguishable. A couple of minor contrasts that exist incorporate a somewhat upgraded speaker grille at the base.

Stylishly, the Max M2 looks okay. It’s downplayed and straightforward with no of the extravagant glass back or two-tone completion of its adversaries. Some may consider this to be an advantage while others may discover it somewhat exhausting.

In spite of the spending estimating, be that as it may, the telephone is constructed great, with no flex or squeaking in the body and a firm, uniform feels all through. It’s likewise genuinely thin and light.

Ergonomically, the telephone is good. The power catch as an afterthought falls inside simple reach in spite of the fact that the volume catches are somewhat of a stretch. Thus, the unique finger impression sensor on the back is set only a slight bit excessively high so you need to move your hold between utilizing the sensor and afterward utilizing the telephone. It’s likewise a genuinely expansive and tall telephone, so not for the individuals who like something progressively minimized and sensible.

In general, the ZenFone Max M2 is a sensibly all around planned and well-manufactured telephone, in spite of the fact that the structure feels somewhat stale contrasted with its opponents or even the more costly Max Pro M2.


The ZenFone Max M2’s 6.26-inch, 1520×720 goals IPS LCD is better than average. It has sensibly precise hues, when you set the manual white parity control the whole distance to its hottest setting and furthermore gets incredibly splendid at around 482 nits. It’s additionally genuinely vast, which is extraordinary for watching recordings or playing diversions.

Lamentably, it’s solitary 720p goals, which shouldn’t generally be a thing in 2019, particularly on a telephone that isn’t actually section level. While the telephone gets by as a rule by having a somewhat extensive default text dimension, little content and symbols are less lenient.

There are likewise no indent settings on this telephone, much like on the more costly Max Pro M2. You can’t set individual applications to utilize the full tallness of the showcase, which implies content gets cut underneath the score when the applications go fullscreen.

The presentation additionally has a darkening component that diminishes the showcase when appearing substance to enhance the complexity. Sadly, it’s somewhat forceful and can be diverting now and again, particularly since it’s on constantly and outside of video applications it’s to a great extent pointless.

Generally speaking, the presentation on the Max M2 isn’t excessively terrible yet isn’t sufficiently high goals for a board this huge.




The ZenFone Max M2 has a 13MP f1.8 back camera with a 2MP profundity sensor and an 8MP f2.0 front camera. The cameras are distinctively contrasted with both the Max M1 models just as the Max Pro M2 show.

Beginning with the camera application, the Max M2 accompanies an essential form of the application that you jump on different ASUS telephones. It’s like the one on the Max Pro M2 and superior to anything what we had on the Max M1 yet these stock Android gadgets from ASUS dependably get these unique, more regrettable camera applications despite the fact that there’s nothing preventing ASUS from putting their standard ZenUI application on these gadgets, or possibly putting some exertion into these applications.

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It isn’t so much that this camera application is deficient with regards to some significant element, however, it’s the manner in which it’s structured is the thing that makes it resemble an Android camera application from five years prior. That being said a few telephones had a superior structured application. What’s more, if the dated menus and iconography wasn’t an issue, there are some glaring issues like the self-adjust marker showing up in the focal point of the screen. Be that as it may, the viewfinder isn’t in the focal point of the screen, which implies the AF marker shows up on the correct side of the edge, which looks entertainingly terrible.

The greatest analysis of the camera application by a long shot is that it is so moderate to respond to everything. Tap any catch to change something and there’s a half second deferral before the telephone acknowledges you accomplished something and responds to it. For some time, it feels as though the telephone didn’t respond to your touch by any stretch of the imagination, and that, as well, happens sometimes, yet different occasions it just feels that route as the telephone, in the end, comes around and does what you asked it to.

The primary concern with this application is that it is in desperate need of an overhaul or if nothing else execution improvement.

As far as picture quality, the back camera on the Max M2 is better than expected. The shading exactness is great, with characteristic looking hues and a decent white parity. The self-adjust is quick and works dependably well. What’s more, the pictures shot inside turn out consummately usable.

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