Are you interested in Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs Asus Zenfone M2 Comparison and review? Want to know which one of these is best? Here we have exposed everything. Read this post till the end to know everything and choose the best one for yourself.

Asus has become an established smartphone brand launching budget segment smartphones without compromising on quality. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro And Asus Zenfone Max M2 have yet again proved that these are good smartphones that can give fierce competition to Realme and Redmi smartphones.

Zenfone Max Pro Vs. Zenfone Max M2 (edited)

The Taiwanese Company “Asus” is is working with a new strategy and approach to beat the competition this year.

Asus has launched multiple budget segment smartphones in 2018 and got good user response and feedbacks in the Indian market. One of the best things ASUS is doing this year is undercutting its main competitors by a certain margin while providing users with similar specs and features. Asus Zenfone Max Pro And Asus Zenfone Max M2 devices are no exception to this new strategy from the Taiwanese based manufacturer.

Will these both devices offer a good value for your hard earned money? Can they be considered as two of the best options in ₹10K budget segment? Can they capture some beautiful images with details?

We will let you know the answers for all these questions in this review and comparison post today.

So, without doing any further ado, let’s start the Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs. Asus Zenfone Max M2 review and comparison

Design And Display| Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs. Asus Zenfone Max M2

Here we will be talking about both these models separately to give you the right exposure.

Starting with the Zenfone Max M2, this handset has got the metallic design that looks better and sturdy. However, it’s not an all-metal smartphone. You can quickly notice polycarbonate material used at its back portion.

This smartphone, Zenfone Max M2, comes with 6.3” 2.5D curved glass FHD display with 19:9 AR, and support for the 720×1520p resolution. Additionally, it has display notch that houses the receiver, LED flash, and front camera sensor. Moreover, the notification light in Zenfone Max M2 is placed similarly to Zenfone Max Pro M2 under the receiver.

At the rear panel of Zenfone Max M2, there are dual cameras aligned vertically with flash while the Fingerprint sensor is placed in the middle portion. The rest of the back panel is kept in super clean state. Furthermore, there are volume rockers on the right side placed right above the power key and SIM tray on the left side.

At its bottom, you will get micro-USB charging port and NXP Smart Amp in-built speakers with the mic on either side of the charging port. A 3.5mm audio jack is also there on its top to help you connect wired headset and earphones to it.

On the other hand, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with the latest glass design and dynamic optical finish to boost the appearance and beauty.

However, due to its glass design, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is prone to scratches. Overall, it offers the premium feel to the users and looks much better than Asus’s vanilla metal-made predecessors.

This smartphone has got a 6.3” FHD+ display packed with Corning Gorilla Glass v6 Protection. Also, please note that this one is the cheapest handset in the market that comes with the latest Gorilla Glass protection.

Furthermore, there is no big notch on its top and thinner blazers resulting in the higher screen to body ratio. Overall, the Zenfone Max Pro M2’s display is livelier and brighter with overall good viewing angle and super punchy colors. Sunlight visibility is another impressive fact associated with this Asus smartphone.

Overall, it can be said that Asus has played safe with its Max Pro M2 phone and there is nothing new to surprise the users and buyers. Also, the metal frame on Max M2 is quite better than the plastic frame available on Pro M2. Thanks to the metal like design, the Max M2 offers better grip and eliminates the smudge filled back panel issues.  Furthermore, both these phones are lightweight, and you won’t notice any significant difference.

The Performance And Software| Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs. Asus Zenfone Max M2

One of the best things about both these handsets is the processor upgrade. The Zenfone Max M2 features Snapdragon Octa-Core 632 SoC and the Zenfone Max Pro features Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with Adreno 506 and Adreno 512 GPU respectively. The Snapdragon is top of the line chipset for these budget price range smartphone.

Furthermore, there are two storage models available for the Zenfone Max M2, that’s 3gb ram with 32GB storage and 4 GB ram with 64 GB storage. Also, for Zenfone Max Pro M2, there are three Ram variants, that’s 3 GB, 4 GB, and 6 GB ram with 32 GB and 64 GB storage options. Both these handsets from Asus ships with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Also, Android 9.0 Pie update is expected to arrive soon.

When it comes to real life performance, these both devices are among one of the best smartphones that won’t disappoint you.

The processor upgrade in both these smartphone models ensures that you won’t face any frame drop or sort of lags when playing massive graphics games like PubG or Asphalt 9. However, of course, the Zenfone Max Pro M2 performs better than the Zenfone Max M2. This is because the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa Core is the overclocked version of Zenfone Max M2’s Octa-Core 632 SoC with better GPU. Also, to play massive graphics games on Zenfone Max M2, you might have to keep the graphics settings at the lowest level.

Also, the choice of USB mini ports instead of USB-C on both these devices is disappointing. The reason is, its competitors have already made the switch in the market at similar price points.

Furthermore, both devices come with a 3-in-1 tray with two dedicated slots for nano-SIM cards and one slot for the memory card to extend storage up to 2 terabytes.

The Camera Performance| Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs. Asus Zenfone Max M2

When it comes to the camera, these both Asus smartphones perform better for this price segment. Additionally, both these smartphones have received significant upgrades over its predecessor in the form of dual rear cameras. Well, the front sensor of Zenfone Max M2 is the same as in Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro comes with 12 megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor having f/1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.

Well, buyers may say it’s a downgrade from setup on predecessors, but Asus has come up with a larger sensor having 1.25-micron pixel this time. Upfront, you get a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture with LED flash. Furthermore, selfies are quite good and Face detection feature also work well when clicking group selfies. In addition to all these features, Zenfone Max Pro comes with EIS (Electronic image stabilization),  4K video recording support and  AI scene detection.

On the other hand, the Zenfone Max M2 comes with a primary 13MP rear camera having an f/1.8 aperture, Electronic image stabilization, and LED flashlight. Additionally, there is a 2 megapixels secondary camera too. At the front, this smartphone has an 8MP camera having f/2.0 aperture and front led flash too.

The Zenfone Max M2’s primary rear camera captures beautiful images with good details, sharpness and color accuracy.

However, the landscape mode is not that great, and some grains or contrast issues can be found. Also, as we said earlier, there is EIS (Electronic image stabilization) support available, and that helps in preventing shaky and blurring issues really well. Furthermore, the best thing about Max M2’s rear camera is its perfect 4K UHD recording ability.

To sum it up, yes- there are some quality and feature differences between the cameras of both these smartphones. But, they both perform really well with their cameras for the price, and Zenfone Max Pro has a superior camera than the Zenfone Max M2.

The Battery Capacity And Life

It’s awe-inspiring that Asus has packed the Zenfone Max Pro M2, that weighs only 175gm, with a huge 5000 mAh battery. In addition to this powerful battery, Max Pro M2 feels compact, and thanks to the even weight distribution, this smartphone is quite comfortable to hold as well. Also, with the powerful 500 mAh battery and stock Android experience, this phone lasts easily for more than 30 hours with moderate to heavy usage. Overall, the battery life is great and satisfying. However, it lacks the fast charging ability, and that means it may take long hours to full charge the big 5000mAh battery.

On the hand, the Zenfone Max M2 features a 4000 mAh battery.

The battery life is impressive here as well with Max M2. It may last for up to 25-30 hrs with 2-3 hours of gaming, and the same amount of time spent on video streaming, social media browsing, Whatsapp, and video calling. Furthermore, it takes around 2 to 2.5 hours to charge the battery fully from 0 to 100%. However, there is no fast charging support available. And, that’s the only disappointing factor associated with its power and charging department.

To sum it up, Zenfone Max Pro M2 is definitely offering a good battery life as compared to Zenfone Max M2. However, they both don’t support the fast charging and also there is no C-port available. Furthermore, Asus has tried it’s best to offer you high performance concerning the battery life for the price you pay for these smartphones. So, that’s the truth behind Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs. Asus Zenfone Max M2 battery life.


Both Zenfone Max M2 and Zenfone Max Pro M2 are one of the best smartphones available in the market. They both come with great hardware, software, camera, and battery combinations. However, these both smartphones have their own good and bad point that we have exposed in the above sections. So, it’s all up to you that which one you choose. So, that’s all about Asus Zenfone Max Pro Vs. Asus Zenfone Max M2. Also, we hope this review post has helped you make a better decision on buying between these two smartphones. Which one of these has impressed you with its specs and features? Which one of these do you want to buy? Let us know your views in the comment section. Also, to read more such reviews and comparison articles, do follow us. Thank for reading this post here at

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