Introduction

It’s the grand launch of the brand new ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) right here at Jakarta today, and we have the golden opportunity to witness it for ourselves – courtesy of ASUS Malaysia. The ZenFone Max Pro (M2) is the successor of the original ZenFone Max Pro (M1) that we reviewed here.

Speaking of which, ASUS broke off the ZenFone Max series from its ZenFone (number) series so that both series can refresh at different rates – which is great since the mid-range section of smartphones changes so rapidly.

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The big question is this – how much has changed and improved over the course of 6 months? Let’s find out in this in-depth review of the new ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2).

Unboxing

Yes, we know we teased all of you with the box only – because we have an embargo with ASUS. But with the embargo lifted, we can now show you everything.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2)

ASUS opted for a very different box design this time around. It has this ⚡ lookalike at the front with a few simple texts that makes out “ZenFone Max Pro (M2)”.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2)

At the back we can see the list of specs alongside with the color shown at the bottom right corner. Keep in mind that the unit we have here is from Indonesia, not the Malaysian unit.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2)

Sliding off the sleeve reveals an even more brightly-colored accessories box. In my opinion, it seems al ittle out of touch since most of the box is in black and white with some color accents.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2)

Under the accessories box we can find the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) itself.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2)

Digging out all of the contents in the box, we found an included TPU case, a micro USB cable, a charger, and the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) itself. From what I was told, the Malaysian unit will have earphones included as well.


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