Asus ZenFone Max M2 review

7.8/10 AVG.
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7.8/10
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The Asus ZenFone Max M2 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.26"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gizbot

The ZenFone Max M2 is a good entry-segment smartphone which not only carries a reasonable price tag but also offers some decent specifications. The device is a perfect deal if you are looking for stock Android, good design and a long-lasting battery backup.

- Sandeep Sarkar, Gizbot
The Mobile Indian

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 result is a mixed bag. The phone offers some good computing power and the battery is impressive. The user interface is smooth, though there is a need to adding some extra features. The display is average, though the cameras are a big let down.

- Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian
Beebom

Asus ZenFone Max M2 is not only a worthy upgrade over its predecessor, and is yet another ZenFone smartphone that brings the heat to the Redmi competition. The ZenFone Max M2 looks functional, has a modern notched display, brings a stock Android experience, as well a massive battery. All of these pl...

- Anmol Sachdeva, Beebom
NDTV

It has enough power to make sure that budget buyers don't have to struggle with a compromised usage experience. You can enjoy games and videos on the big screen, and you won't feel constrained when running most everyday apps. Battery life is definitely good, but this phone stumbles where many budget...

- Jamshed Avari, NDTV
India Today

Definitely, if all you prefer is a smartphone that offers a solid user experience with a clean Android interface, a reliable battery, a sturdy build and a big display, then the Max M2 is a good choice.

- Amritanshu Mukherjee, India Today


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Asus released the ZenFone Max M2 on December 20, 2018.


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Asus backs up the ZenFone Max M2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.26"

The Asus ZenFone Max M2's screen size is 6.26 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm) Octa-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery. Asus's performance ratings are 2100 minutes, 1320 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

ZenFone Max M2 Specs

Overview
Release date December 20, 2018
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/2100/800/850 /900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm) Octa-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.53 W/kg
Body: 1.08 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 1320 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 2100 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 33 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Midnight Black, Space Blue, Meteor Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.84 x 7.63 x 0.77 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density 269 pixels
Size 6.26 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (2MP second camera)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Panorama, f/2.0, LED flash, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ZB632KL

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Critic Reviews


Gizbot

Good battery life and stock Android but underwhelming cameras

from Gizbot

The ZenFone Max M2 is a good entry-segment smartphone which not only carries a reasonable price tag but also offers some decent specifications. The device is a perfect deal if you are looking for stock Android, good design and a long-lasting battery backup.

Read full review

The ZenFone Max M2 is a good entry-segment smartphone which not only carries a reasonable price tag but also offers some decent specifications. The device is a perfect deal if you are looking for stock Android, good design and a long-lasting battery backup.

Read full review

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The Mobile Indian

A decent option, if you are ready to compromise on the camera front

from The Mobile Indian

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 result is a mixed bag. The phone offers some good computing power and the battery is impressive. The user interface is smooth, though there is a need to adding some extra features. The display is average, though the cameras are a big let down.

Read full review

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 result is a mixed bag. The phone offers some good computing power and the battery is impressive. The user interface is smooth, though there is a need to adding some extra features. The display is average, though the cameras are a big let down.

Read full review

Less

Beebom

A reliable budget smartphone

from Beebom

Asus ZenFone Max M2 is not only a worthy upgrade over its predecessor, and is yet another ZenFone smartphone that brings the heat to the Redmi competition. The ZenFone Max M2 looks functional, has a modern notched display, brings a stock Android experience, as well a massive battery. All of these...More

Asus ZenFone Max M2 is not only a worthy upgrade over its predecessor, and is yet another ZenFone smartphone that brings the heat to the Redmi competition. The ZenFone Max M2 looks functional, has a modern notched display, brings a stock Android experience, as well a massive battery. All of these plus points and the awesome price, make this smartphone is a winner for Asus!

Read full review

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NDTV

A competent entry-level device

from NDTV

It has enough power to make sure that budget buyers don't have to struggle with a compromised usage experience. You can enjoy games and videos on the big screen, and you won't feel constrained when running most everyday apps. Battery life is definitely good, but this phone stumbles where many bud...More

It has enough power to make sure that budget buyers don't have to struggle with a compromised usage experience. You can enjoy games and videos on the big screen, and you won't feel constrained when running most everyday apps. Battery life is definitely good, but this phone stumbles where many budget models do – with its cameras. It also might be a bit too physically large for some buyers' liking.

Read full review

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India Today

Stock Android, coupled with a powerful Snapdragon 632 processor and modern notch design

from India Today

Definitely, if all you prefer is a smartphone that offers a solid user experience with a clean Android interface, a reliable battery, a sturdy build and a big display, then the Max M2 is a good choice.

Read full review

Definitely, if all you prefer is a smartphone that offers a solid user experience with a clean Android interface, a reliable battery, a sturdy build and a big display, then the Max M2 is a good choice.

Read full review

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