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Friday, April 12, 2019

Asus Zenfone Max M2 | Performance on a Budget

An addition to the family of Asus' battery king series is the new Asus Zenfone Max M2 which was launched early this year. This smartphone is packed with an extensive battery power and a performance that will suit your everyday needs for a smartphone. Price starts at P 8,995.00 for a 3GB variant.
Quick specs guide : 
  • ASUS ZenFone Max M2 (ZB633KL) specs:
  • 6.3-inch HD+ IPS display @ 1520 x 720px
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 32GB storage
  • expandable up to 2TB via dedicated microSD card slot
  • 13MP + 2MP f/1.8 rear camera w/ PDAF, LED flash
  • 8MP f/2.0 front camera w/ soft light LED flash
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 4G VOLTE Cat5
  • 5-magnet speaker with NXP smart amplifier
  • FM Radio
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face Unlock
  • Stock Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 4,000mAh battery with fast charging


The Max M2 features a an aluminum unibody design with a matte finish which looks stylish and premium. The curved rear of the phone makes it easier to grip and caresses the hand - it smartly looks premium for its price.


Tagged as the #PowerhouseKing , this smartphone is indeed a good entry level phone with a decent performance to maximize your daily needs. The 3GB ram is sufficient for multitasking and switching through apps and social medias. The 4000mAh battery is pretty impressive as I used it and lasted for a day doing basic social media browsing , a bit of gaming and voice calls. With its mid range processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632. Zenfone Max M2 will bring you fine performance. I didn't experience any problem while multitasking, using social app. I've played games like mobile legends on it and i didn't experience any fps drop. 

Camera and Photos

As a traveler , its AI cameras is the feature that I like the most. It features 13 scenes for its AI Scene Detection. It can can concentrate on the subject, and get perfect shots every time you capture. This automatically detects the scene or subject and optimizes the photo settings, giving you a simpler, smarter way to capture and share every magical scenes you are having. Another plus is that , it can shoot videos up to 4K quality at 30fps which vloggers can use - though the stability is not that great so it is better to pair it up with a tripod. ♥ 

Images captured using the rear cam are pretty decent under good lighting condition. I noticed that shots under poor lighting is not that great but it shouldn't be a downer since this phone is still packed with different camera modes that will help enhance your photos depending on your preference. 

Sample Photos


Talking about the display of this phone is quite impressive. It features 6.3-inch screen HD+ display, which will help you to enjoy watching streams or play mobile games. As a traveler, I would love to bring this during my trips for it will help me kill my travel boredom by watching stream or play mobile games. One thing to consider is that, it can only watch 720p on Youtube, but with its given price it will bring you the satisfactory.

The verdict? For a budget phone , i will definitely own one of this! The camera is insanely good and I love it. ♥

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