Here I’m gonna break down 5 reasons why the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is the best gaming smartphone for 2018.
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ resolutions display with 77% screen-to-body ratio. The side bezels are now minimum and have decent top and bottom chin. This made the device to have a smaller footprint and pocket-friendly.
Despite display with a notch is getting popular but having a right top and bottom bezel size help palm rejection. Thus you will have a more natural hand grip for gaming.
Not that all, the IPS display uses on the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is brighter (450 nits), higher color gamut (85% NTSC) and higher contrast ratio (1,500:1) compared it to the others budget mid-range smartphone.
Powerful Yet Power Efficient Processor
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is not a flagship mobile processor but it’s more than enough to handle most-played mobile games titles like Free Fire, PUGB Mobile, Need for Speed No Limits and etc. In facts, flagship processor like Kirin 970, Snapdragon 845 and also Exynos 8910 handle these games fairly the same.
The 14nm process processor is power efficient without compromising its performance.
Long Lasting Battery
The test is based on 100% WiFi connection and mid brightness levels. No power saving mode enabled
All the ZenFone Max-series focuses on the battery life and glad that ASUS have their gaming focus on this series. With thickness merely 9mm packed an enormous 5,000 mAh battery. If you are using this purely for gaming, I can assure you that it can assure you with 11 hours of gaming with just a single charge
Stock Android & Almost Bloatware Free
Minimalist and to receive updated Android version with security patches regularly is what most Android users would want. That’s why ASUS ditched its ZenUI and works with the stock Android OS with this particular device. Bloatware is almost zero and runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The company only mentioned, the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is ready for Android P and Android O when it’s available.
ASUS has set a new bar of the budget mid-range smartphone. With the price from RM 599 (flash sales), there are no devices powered by Snapdragon 600-series (2018) or MediaTek Helio P6X come near.
• ZenFone Max Pro (M1) 3GB/32GB – RM 699 (Flash Sales RM 599)
• ZenFone Max Pro (M1) 4GB/64GB – RM 849 (Flash Sales RM 749)
• ZenFone Max Pro (M1) 6GB/64GB – RM 999
Since last year, mobile gaming has been growing rapidly and released a lot of great graphics experience mobile games. The mid-range smartphones like the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) are the key to mobile gaming market growth.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is probably the best mid-range smartphone that favorable to current mobile gaming trend that checked all the boxes for a gaming smartphone.