Few months back Asus Launched their budget segment device in India that is Asus Zenfone Max M2 . Which turned out to be the competitor of Redmi Note 6 Pro , Motorola One Power under 15,000 INR segment which houses Qualcomm SnapDragon 632 SoC .
We are thankful to Asus India for providing us with the Review unit of Asus Zenfone Max M2 for Review and Hands-on .
In this post we will be sharing the whole Review on Asus Zenfone Max M2 . If it’s worth to buy , How’s the camera , How long the Battery last , How’s the performance , Which Android version it have , How’s the User interface ? . All these questions will be answered here in this post .
Asus Zenfone Max M2 – Review
What’s inside the Box ?
The inbox elements of Asus Zenfone Max M2 are –
The Device itself
A silicone Case
Sim ejector Tool
A Data syncing and charging cable
The fact we like about Asus is that they are offering so much inside the box content for which the user have to pay a little extra from his pocket namely – a a silicone case but sadly no earphones are included . ( we guess it’s because the one which we received was a review unit )
Physical Overview of Asus Zenfone Max M2 –
At the Front we have a massive 6.26 inches 18:9 ratio Display which have a Corning Gorilla Glass Protection and at the top of the screen which have a 8 Mega pixels selfie Camera coupled with a LED flash and a Speaker grill .
At the Left we have a sim card slot and a dedicated SD card Slot where the user can use a dual sim and a SD card at the same time.
At the Right we have the volume rockers and the power button .
At the bottom we have the Speaker grills coupled with Charging port and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the top side .
At the back we have the Dual rear cameras 13 Mega pixels main camera and the 2 Mega pixels secondary Camera with LED flash and beneath that there is a Finger Print Scanner under which there is a Asus Branding .
How’s the Performance ?
Asus Zenfone Max M2 is a Budget Segment device under 15,000 INR segment device . The Asus Zenfone Max M2 Boast a 8 Mega pixels front camera and Dual rear cameras setup where the main camera is 13 Mega pixels main camera and the 2 Mega pixels . Along with that the Asus Zenfone Max M2 also has 64 GB of internal storage from which the user gets around 52 GB ( approx ) and it supports OTG too. TheAsus Zenfone Max M2 is also available in 3GB+32GB , 4GB+64GB Variant .
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 is Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC which is a 64 bit processor which is coupled 4GB of RAM which does it’s work very well . The Ram management in Asus Zenfone Max M2 was on point as when we opened the app let it be in the memory for a while and even after 24 hours the App didn’t relaunch itself.
Well we tried quite few games and it worked quite well . We did tried heavy games and it worked like a charm without a lag .
PubG the most demanding game this time which worked without even a single lag
some other games like Dead Trigger 2 , Unkilled Zombie and Modern Strike also worked fine .
What’s Powering it up ?
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 has a massive 4000 mAh non-removable battery which is key highlight of this device and which also makes it fall in the category of a budget device under 15,000 INR . At first use we charged the device to 100 percent then we checked the standby time it lasted for 5 days with WiFi on , no background application running ( recent applications ) , auto brightness and sometimes Data services enabled .
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 also lasted for a day of battery with minimal usage like – 4G data services on , normal web surfing with switching from one social media application to another , WiFi on , auto brightness on and yes with normal gaming too. It still had 20 percent of battery left after a day of usage .
How’s the camera ?
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 has Dual rear cameras 13 Mega pixels main camera and the 2 Mega pixels secondary Camera which support Bokeh . The Stock camera application quite boring and in HDR settings the images took quite a long time to process and some times the images didn’t showed up . The images got over exposed and sometimes the images got over HDR . The Potrait mode is also okayish not that good the blur and the edge detection wasn’t that good . The camera application got crash fewer times and the pictures we took at the normal mode too sometimes came out to be Blurred sometimes*.
The camera does it’s best in the day light and the colors comes out to be great with both the front and the back cameras .The low light performance was nice but not great .
Is it Latest ?
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Stock Interface which makes the User Interface of this Device quite Clean and zero bloatwares means good Ram Management .
Is it worth to Buy ?
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 is worth to money if you are looking for a full package of a Budget Device under 15,000 INR . The Device has a decent processor and a massive battery of 4000mAh which gives a great battery backup with 5 days of stand by time. It’s a decent device to get as having a good Specifications sheet which is a direct competitor of Redmi note 6 Pro , Motorola One Power .