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Days before the local release of Zenfone Max Pro M2, Russia gets the first dibs by launching the battery-king device. Compared to the previous iteration — the Zenfone Max Pro M1, is it now a capable device for 2019?

Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Zenfone Max Pro M1 Differences

Advantages of Zenfone Max Pro M2

  1. glossy glass finish
  2. larger 6.3-inch display
  3. Snapdragon 660
  4. 13MP selfie camera
  5. starts at 4GB/64GB

Advantages of Zenfone Max Pro M1

  1. no notch
  2. aluminum backing

Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Zenfone Max Pro M2 Similarities

  1. IPS LCD panel
  2. FHD+ resolution
  3. Based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  4. microSD slot support
  5. dual main camera
  6. single selfie camera
  7. 5000mAh battery (10W charging)
  8. micro USB 2.0
  9. rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  10. audio jack
  11. Bluetooth 5.0

Which has a better value between the Zenfone Max Pro M2 and Zenfone Max Pro M1?

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1

The biggest difference between the two comes down to the design – from all-aluminum, the Max Pro M2 goes aluminum and glass as a design refresh complete with the notch. However, that paved the way for a larger 6.3-inches display.

While nothing has changed in terms of display quality, you might notice better performance on the new device thanks to its slightly better Snapdragon 660 paired with 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage.

For the cameras, we’re still seeing the same 13MP + 5MP dual main setup while the front camera gets upgraded from 8MP to 13MP.

We would love if only Asus bumped the battery capacity a little bit above 5000mAh for longer runtime. Another bummer is they continue to use a micro USB support here.

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 is priced at Php13,995 upon official release while the Max Pro M1 is now at Php8,995(originally Php9,995).

Despite the differences between the two, the Max Pro M1 still looks a decent buy especially when you’re in a budget and just looking to stay connected all day.

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SpecsAsus Zenfone Max Pro M2Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Display6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 65.99″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2160, 18:9 ratio, 402 ppi
Dimensions157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm, 170g159 x 76 x 8.5 mm, 180g
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (14nm)
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 512
Memory4GB RAM/64GB internal storage + microSD slot64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + dedicated microSD up to 512GB
Main Camera13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
13 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Front Camera13 MP8 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1.0µm
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, headphone jackWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo) with Zen UIAndroid 8.1 (Oreo) with Zen UI
Official PricePhp13,995Php8,995 – 3GB/32GB

Php10,995 – 4GB/63GB

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