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35-Day Standby, 45-Hour Talktime: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) Announced

At SGD 349, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) pits itself against a whole field of entry-level smartphones like the Honor 8X (SGD 348), the Huawei Nova 3i (SGD 398) and the Samsung A7 (SGD 383). With such strong contenders, the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) pushes its edge in battery life, processing performance and durability.

The front of the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2), which shows off its impressive 90% screen-to-body ratio. Image: ASUS

Powered by the mid-tier 64-bit, octa-core, AI-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 CPU and the Adreno 512 GPU, the ZenFone Max (M2) can be specced up to 6GB RAM (with 3GB and 4GB options) and 32, 64 and 128GB of storage. It runs stock Android Oreo.

With a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh, the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) has amongst the largest batteries in the market. ASUS claims 35 days of 4G standby time, 45 hours of 3G talk time, 19 hours of YouTube streaming, 23 hours of web browsing, or 10 hours of gaming!

The ZenFone Max Pro (M2) has a 2290 x 1080p 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, notched to bump the screen-to-body ratio up to 90%. It features 94% NTSC colour gamut, and is clad in Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for added durability.

The rear of the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) in Midnight Blue, showing its Wave Finish. Image: ASUS

The phone features dual SIM card slots with an additional MicroSD card slot that accepts up to 2TB in external storage, meaning greater flexibility especially for frequent travellers. Security is provided with its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, along with Face Unlock using the front-facing cameras.

Its dual rear cameras boast 4K UHD video recording, blazing-fast phase-detect autofocus, an f/1.8 aperture with AI scene detection. Its primary shooter is a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 unit, while the secondary unit is 5-megapixel and is used for depth-sensing in portrait mode. For selfies, the 13-megapixel front-facing camera has a f/2.0 aperture, and features a dedicated soft LED flash for fill.

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) comes in Midnight Blue and Cosmic Titanium, and features the ZenFone lines’ first luxurious and comfortable Wave finish, which uses 16-layers of coating to achieve. It available at all ASUS Stores on Lazada, Qoo10 and Shopee.


Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

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