Asus zenfone max pro M2 is a great budget smartphone launched in December 2018. This phone is all in one package contains almost all great required features. It comes with massive 5000MAH battery which attracts customers towards it.
It is a successor of its previous release Asus zenfone max pro M1 which was also the great budget smartphone but it has some problems which are solved in Asus zenfone max pro M2.
Despite being the great budget smartphone it also has some problems. So before buying it, you have to know all the cons. After knowing all the problems, you can decide whether it affects you or not so you can make a better purchase decision.
All cons of Asus Zenfone Max pro M2
Asus zenfone comes with a glass-like finishing on its back, but it is not an actual glass, actually, it is made of polycarbonate. Because of very smooth finishing, it is very scratch prone and within some days you will start getting visible scratches on its back site.
As its body is made of plastic it is not as durable as metal. As well as it is very slippery so you can feel a little uncomfortable to hold it and also a risk of damage. Motorola one power has a metal body which comes at a little higher price.
According to its price, Asus Zenfone max pro M2 has a very good camera and it also comes with flash for selfie camera. But it is not as good as its competitors like realme 2 pro and Redmi note 4 pro.
In low light conditions, its both front and back camera is not performing very well as well as its do not support portrait mode on selfie camera. Also, some less used features like slow motion and 4K recording are also not supported. Even though don’t think that it has a very bad camera because it captures very amazing photos according to its price and even better than it’s competitors in some areas. And
After sale service is very important for every customer that that is also the main reason why people choose known and popular brand. Asus is not so popular in India as other brands and Chinese brands like Xioami. So we can’t trust their after-sale service and support. Customer service actually depends on your area that how far their service center from your location.
Because it is a Chinese brand and not so popular we can’t find more service centers. Even some time back Xioami’s customer was also pathetic but after improved product sale, they have increased their customer service but still not very good. So before buying Asus zenfone max pro M2, you have to think twice that does matters to you or not, or you can also check is their service centers are available near you or not.
4. Charging time
As this phone comes with massive 5000MAH battery it takes about 4 to 4.5 hours of time to charge completely. Even after this big bettery they have not provided fast charging support which is quite disappointing. Because some budget smarphones also supports fast charging.
Even though it is also not a deal breaker because its battery provides about 2 days of backup which is very good and you can charge your phone at night.
5. Android version
This phone comes with stock android which is very good thing because i’m personally fan of stock android but this phone still comes with Android 8.1 Oreo not android Pie which is quite disappointing. Because some phones in this budget are running on android pie.
And because the android Oreo does not support notch in this phone while gaming and in other apps like youtube notch and the interface does not fit properly. But the company has also announced that this phone is getting android Pie update very soon in January or a little late.
This phone comes with Snapdragon 660 which a very good processor for mid-range smartphone but here the problem is that in Asus Zenfone max pro M2 processor is underclocked version of Snapdragon 660.
So for normal day to day tasks and even for multitasking, it performs very good and smooth but gaming, for a long time it drops frames. So it is unable to take full advantage of Snapdragon 660 as of now.
Even after these small cons Asus zenfone max pro M2 is a great budget or mid-range smartphone. I personally like this phone very much and also recommend it to buy over other phone in this price range. Here my intention is to just tell you about its minor problems which may affect some buyers. But overall this phone is a amazing package in budget.
Pros of Asus Zenfone max pro M2
- Very Affordable
- Massive 5000MAH battery
- Stock android and Pie update
- very stylish design
- Beautiful display
- Dual VoLTE
- Snapdragon 660 processor
- Lightweight with 5000MAH battery
- Flashlight for Selfie camera
- Gorilla Corning Glass 6 protection
- And many more…