Asus ZenFone Max M2 launched together Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Asus ROG Phone. ZenFone Max M2 itself is the successor of the Asus ZenFone Max M1, which was launched in February 2018. Just like the other two Asus models, the ZenFone Max M2 also targets novice or middle-class gamers. Affordable prices with high specifications so this HP mainstay.
Asus ZenFone Max M2 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 are 2 models of cellphones that are equally targeted at lower middle class consumers. In terms of specifications, you could say ZenFone Max M2 is the version lite from Max Pro M2. In addition, in terms of the price of Max M2 sold at lower prices. What are the specifications of the Asus ZenFone Max M2? What is the difference between Asus ZenFone Max M2 vs Max Pro M2? How much it costs ? Let's see the full review below.
Asus ZenFone Max M2 Specifications
Asus ZenFone Max M2 is the successor of ZenFone Max M1. As the latest generation of Asus mobile phones and targeted at novice gamers, what are the specifications?
|Main Specifications Asus ZenFone Max M2|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632|
|The CPU||Octa-Core Kryo 250 (4 x 1.8 GHz Core Gold + 4 x 1.8 GHz Core Silver)|
|The GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 506|
|RAM||3GB / 4GB LPDDR4X|
|ROM||32GB / 64GB|
|External Memory||Micro SD up to 2 TB|
|Front camera||8 MP, F2.0|
|Rear Camera||13 MP, F1.8, EIS + 2 MP, Depth Sensor|
|Camera Features||EIS for video recording, Portrait, Softlight LED Flash, Beautification|
|Video Format||4K UHD, 1080p 30fps, 720p 30fps|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen Area||6.26 inches|
|Screen Resolution||HD + (1520 x 720 pixels)|
|Screen Features||Screen to body ratio 88%, 19: 9, 450 nits, 2.5D Curved Glass|
|Dimension||158.41 x 76.28 x 7.7 mm|
|Color Options||Black, Blue, Gray|
|SIM||Dual SIM 4G|
|Network||LTE / HSPA + / WCDMA / EDGE / GPRS / GSM|
|Wireless LAN||WLAN 802.11b / g / n|
|GPS||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS|
|Audio Jack||Yes, 3.5 mm Audio Jack Standard|
The advantages of Asus ZenFone Max M2
What are the advantages of Asus ZenFone Max M2 compared to its ZenFone Max M1 predecessor? Next, the Sultan summarizes 5 advantages the latest Asus mobile ZenFone Max M second generation from the first generation. What is that?
1. Wider Screen
Compared to its predecessor, the Asus ZenFone Max M2 screen is wider. This is because the screen is made with bangs, not rectangular as in the Max M1. Max M2 screen size is 6.3 inches wide, wider than the Max M1 which is only 5.45 inches. Because the size is wider plus carrying the concept of bangs screen design, screen resolution automatically also increases. But unfortunately, the screen resolution still counts HD + 1520 x 720 pixels, less than ideal for a screen size of 5.5 inches and above.
2. Fast Performance, Large Battery
Performance factors become an important concern to improve. Asus ZenFone Max M2 is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 632 octa core processor. This latest processor has 40% faster performance than the previous generation (Snapdragon 626). Compared to Asus ZenFone Max M1, the performance of the ZenFone Max M2 is 1.75 times faster.
In addition, Asus also includes 2 storage options for ZenFone Max M2 namely 3GB RAM / 32GB RAM and 4GB RAM / 64GB RAM. If the ROM capacity is not enough, you can add a micro SD with a capacity of up to 2 TB. Besides being supported by the latest processor which is faster and large storage options, Asus ZenFone Max M2 is also equipped with a large capacity 4000 mAh li-polymer battery.
3. Two Rear Cameras, Wide Aperture
Different from its predecessor, now Asus ZenFone Max M2 is equipped with 2 rear cameras. The 2 rear cameras consist of one 13 MP lens and one 2 MP lens. The 13 MP main camera has an aperture as wide as F1.8, or wider than the ZenFone Max M1 aperture of F2.0. A wide aperture allows more light to enter the sensor so there is no need to worry when shooting under any lighting conditions.
Then, the function of the second camera with 2 MP resolution functions as a depth sensor. This depth sensor camera functions to separate objects from the background. Thanks to the second camera, you can get photos with bokeh effects. Asus ZenFone Max M2 is also equipped with Phase Detection Auto Focus feature that can lock focus quickly. The back camera of the ZenFone Max M2 can record videos up to 4K UHD resolution. In addition, there is also an EIS (Electronic Image Stabilizer) to reduce shocks when recording video.
4. Android Stock Operating System (Pure Android)
Just like the ZenFone Max Pro M2, the Asus ZenFone Max M2 works with Android stock operating system or pure Android. This Android operating system is different from the UI operating system made by the manufacturer. Pure Android has many advantages. The first, pure Android is lighter because of the lack of default applications. The smaller number of default applications can save RAM and ROM capacity.
Secondly, pure Android gets OS and security updates faster. This way, you can sample the latest operating system version of Android faster than other mobiles. In addition, device security is always guaranteed because bug fixes can be obtained faster.
5. The price is affordable
Because it is a lite version of the Max Pro M2, the Asus ZenFone Max M2 is automatically sold at a cheaper price. How much it costs ? As explained above, ZenFone Max M2 is available in 2 storage options, namely 3GB / 32GB and 4GB / 64GB. 3GB / 32GB storage models are sold at a price IDR 2,299,000. Meanwhile, the 4GB / 64GB storage model is sold at a price IDR 2,699,000. In terms of price and specifications offered are quite tempting.
Conclusion: How good is the Asus ZenFone Max M2?
If you see a review of the advantages of the Asus ZenFone Max M2 above, this latest Asus phone is worth having. The biggest shortcoming on this cellphone is on the screen because it is still HD + resolution even though the screen size is above 6 inches. Even though it's still okay, it's not satisfying because the image looks less sharp. But to be used to play games, it is still fairly reliable because it already uses the latest Snapdragon processor. HP's biggest competitor is Realme 2 or Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Which one do you want to choose? The choice is yours.