Following the success of the ZenFone Max Pro M1, Asus is back with the ZenFone Max Pro M2 in India to take on the Redmi Note 6 Pro. On paper, the ZenFone Max Pro M2 definitely looks the more impressive of the lot with its powerful internals and a great set of features.
If you are planning on buying the ZenFone Max Pro M2, check out our detailed FAQ regarding the device below which will answer all your questions about it.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 FAQ
Q) What are the full specifications of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2?
A) The full specs of the handset are as follows:
- Dimensions: 157.96 x 75.51 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 175g
- Display: 6.26-inch 19:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 6
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at 1.95GHz
- GPU: Adreno 512
- RAM: 3/4/6GB
- Storage: 32/64GB, Dedicated microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 12MP PDAF, f/1.8 aperture, 1.25um large pixels; Secondary: 5MP depth sensor
LED flash, 4K video recording
- Front camera: 13MP, f/2.0, 1.12um, LED flash
- Sensors: Accelerometer Sensor, E-Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Rear Fingerprint Sensor, Gyroscope
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM with dual VoLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB
- Battery: 5000mAh non-removable
- Others: Face unlock, Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, since the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 features a unibody plastic build, the battery and back cover is not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The ZenFone Max Pro M2 features a dedicated microSD and two nanoSIM card slots. This means you can use 2 SIM cards and a microSD card on the phone at the same time.
Q) How is the camera performance of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 compared to Redmi Note 6 Pro?
A) There’s definitely a room for improvement. The ZenFone Max Pro M2’s rear camera is simply not as good as the Redmi Note 6 Pro. This is because the latter comes with a bigger sensor and larger pixels which help it in low-light scenarios. The image processing of the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is also not up to the mark.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the ZenFone Max Pro M2?
A) No, there’s no IR blaster on the ZenFone Max Pro M2.
Q) Do you get face unlock on the handset?
A) Yes, Asus offers face unlock on the ZenFone Max Pro M2.
Q) Can one record calls on the handset?
A) Not natively. You will have to download and make use of a third-party application from Google Play for this.
Q) Does the ZenFone Max Pro M2 feature FM radio?
A) Yes, it has FM radio.
Q) Is the display on the ZenFone Max Pro M2 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) Yes. The ZenFone Max Pro M2’s display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6.
Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the ZenFone Max Pro M2?
A) Yes, you can. But you will have to download a third-party application from the Play Store for this.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the handset?
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the handset?
A) No. But the ZenFone can record 4K videos.
Q) Is there a notification LED on the handset?
A) Yes, there is a small notification LED on the ZenFone Max Pro M2.
Q) Can one make native video calls on ZenFone Max Pro M2 without using a third-party app?
A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the handset without using an app like Google Duo or Skype.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) It runs on almost stock build of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Q) Does the ZenFone Max Pro M2 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box.
Q) Is there dual VoLTE support?
A) Yes, you can use two VoLTE SIM cards at the same time on the ZenFone Max Pro M2.
Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?
A) There’s no mention about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network but that should be added to the handset with a future software update.
Q) Does the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 support fast charging?
A) Yes. It has 5V/2A fast charging support. However, Asus bundles a 10W (5V/2A) charger with the device.
Q) Is there Camera2API support on the ZenFone Max Pro M2?
A) No, the device lacks Camera 2 API support.
Q) What about Project Treble and Seamless updates?
A) The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has Project Treble support but Seamless updates feature is missing.
Q) How much free storage space does one get on the ZenFone Max out of the box?
A) Almost 23GB out of the box, while the 64GB variant has 54GB of free space
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) The ZenFone Max Pro M2 hardly comes with bloatware pre-installed. Nonetheless, you can uninstall a few preloaded system apps.
Q) What colors are the ZenFone Max Pro M2 going to be available in?
A) For now, the Max Pro M2 is only available in blue color.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the ZenFone Max Pro M2?
A) You get the phone, a 5V/2A charger, a USB cable, a clear soft bumper, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, it has USB On-The-Go support. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) How many variants of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is Asus selling in India and what’s their price?
A) The prices of the different variants of the handset are as follows:
ZenFone Max Pro M2 Price:
- 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – Rs 12,999
- 4GB RAM + 64GB storage – Rs 14,999
- 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – Rs 16,999
Q) When does the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 go on sale and where?
A) The handset goes on sale in India from December 18. It will be available for purchase on Flipkart. Buy here.
If you have any other questions about the ZenFone Max Pro M2, drop a comment and we will answer them for you.