For the budget-savvy: 4 Max features of the new ASUS ZenFone Max M2

Not long after the launch of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 last December, ASUS Philippines once again listened to their fans and announced the arrival of its younger, more affordable sibling, the ZenFone Max M2. The latest addition to ASUS’ Battery Kings is a value-packed successor to the M1 model, offering faster performance, bigger display, and improved audio systems. This value-packed, high-performance smartphone has been fully upgraded with a 6.3″ All-Screen display and high-capacity 4,000 mAh battery!

Its 6.3-inch All-Screen display is bigger, its Qualcomm® Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform is faster in comparison to its ZenFone Max (M1) predecessor, and its signature high-capacity 4,000 mAh battery frees users to enjoy life to the max.

ZenFone Max M2 also has an all-new slim and compact design, with a premium metal body finish. It also includes a convenient triple-slot tray that combines dual SIM slots with a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 2TB – something that only the ZenFone Max (M2), and no other smartphone in its price range, can offer. This is especially useful for users who have work and personal lines, or those who travel frequently and need the second SIM for a data connection but still want the convenience of a microSD card slot for more photos, movies, and music on the go.

1.Max Performance

At the heart of ZenFone Max (M2) is the latest 14nm Qualcomm® Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform – a first for any ZenFone – for a smooth and a fluid performance. This is also coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. This powerhouse processor delivers up to 40% higher CPU performance and 10% higher graphics performance than the previous SD 626 Mobile Platform. It is also incredibly power efficient, enabling a hassle-free and responsive experience without much impact on battery life.

2.Max Battery

Battery performance is a key part of the DNA of the ZenFone Max series. The new ZenFone Max (M2) uses a high-capacity, custom-crafted 4,000 mAh lithium-polymer battery that delivers up to 33 days of 4G standby, up to 21 hours of video playback, up to 22 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing, 8 hours of gaming, and up to 35 hours of 3G talk time. With this much power at their disposal, users can browse more, talk more, or stream their favorite videos all day without having to worry about looking for a power outlet.

ASUS’ ultra-dense battery technology also allows the ZenFone Max (M2) to have a slim 7.7mm profile, a noticeable improvement over the previous 8.7mm-thin M1 model. Even though it is instantly recognizable with the same iconic metal design and large battery size as the older Battery Kings, ZenFone Max (M2) is remarkably more compact and comfortable to hold.

3.Max Display

The new ZenFone Max (M2) features a large 6.3-inch All-Screen 19:9 HD+ (1520 x 720) display. Its 88% screen-to-body ratio lets users see more at once, taking the viewing experience to the next level. Whether streaming videos, playing their favorite mobile games, or browsing the web, users will find themselves fully immersed in this new visual enjoyment.

4.Max Audio

For a superb audio experience, ZenFone Max (M2) now uses a five-magnet speaker with a metal voice coil — a major upgrade over the single-magnet speaker of the previous generation — that’s driven by a powerful NXP low-distortion smart amplifier for crystal-clear sound that’s more powerful and more detailed than ever before.


Design Metal body design with front 2.5D-curved glass
Dimensions / Weight 158 x 76 x 7.7mm 160g
Display 6.3″ HD+ (1520 x 720) IPS display 19:9 aspect ratio 88% screen-to-body ratio Capacitive touch panel with 10-point multi-touch
CPU Qualcomm® Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform with 14nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor
GPU Qualcomm® Adreno 506
RAM/ROM 3GB RAM 32GB storage
Main rear camera 13MP f/1.8 aperture 26mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera Phase-detection autofocus LED flash
Second rear camera 2MP Depth sensing
Front camera 8MP f/2.0 aperture 26mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera Softlight LED flash Face Recognition
Video recording 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video recording for main rear camera 1080p FHD video recording at 30fps 720p HD video recording at 30fps 3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear camera Take still photo while recording video
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Supports Wi-Fi Direct DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 Mbps / DL 42 Mbps LTE Cat5 UL 75Mbps / Cat6 DL 300Mbps
Connectivity Bluetooth® V 4.2 Micro-USB Rear fingerprint security sensor with five-finger, 360° recognition, 0.3s unlock
SIM card and SD slot Triple slots with dual SIM, dual 4G + 4G standby Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card Slot 3: supports up to 2TB microSD card   Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only one SIM card can connect to 4G LTE service at a time.  
Operating system Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
Battery 4000mAh high capacity battery Up to 33 days 4G standby Up to 21 hours video playback Up to 22 hours Wi-Fi web browsing Up to 35 hours 3G talk time Up to 8 hours gaming
Colors Midnight Black, Space Blue


For the affordable price of P8,995, fans canenjoy more non-stop performance and battery, as the ZenFone Max (M2) becomes available beginning this month of January in ASUS Stores and Kiosks, ZenFone Stores and Kiosks, as well as accredited multibrand shops!

Is this worth buying? Let us know your thoughts by commenting on our posts on  FacebookTwitter, and Instagram! For more details and hassle-free purchasing of ASUS products, visit:

Facebook: ASUS Philippines

Twitter: @ASUSph

Instagram: @asusph

#ZenfoneMaxM2 #PowerhouseKing


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *