After Redmi Note 7 India Launch, Asus Reduces the Price of Zenfone Max Pro M2 to Rs 9,999

Some of the most popular offerings by Asus like the Zenfone Max Pro M2, Max M2, Zenfone 5Z and more are getting permanent price cut

Highlights
  • The new prices will be effective on March 2, 2019, onwards
  • Interested buyers can get the phones from Flipkart or Asus website

Asus, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, made some big releases in India last year. The company launched the much-hyped Asus Zenfone Max Pro series which was undoubtedly a hit in the country. Its flagship phone, the Asus Zenfone 5Z also competed with some of the most impressive phones since it comes with a Snapdragon 845 SoC. Now, the brand has announced that it will be slashing the prices of a bunch of its smartphones permanently. The phones which will receive the price cut will include the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Zenfone Max Pro M2, Zenfone Max M2, and Zenfone 5Z and the slashed prices will be effective March 2nd onwards. Here are the details of the price cuts on Asus phones. These price cuts from Asus right after the launch of Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 7 series. The Zenfone Max Pro M2 now takes on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 which also offers Snapdragon 660 SoC like the former.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Price Slashed

It is worth noting that the price cuts for the Asus phone range anywhere from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 for specific models and interested buyers can buy these phones on Flipkart or the Asus website. The first phone to get the price slash is the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The 3GB/32GB variant of the phone whose previous price was Rs 9,999 will now retail for Rs 8,499. Similarly, the 4GB/64GB option which previously had the price tag of Rs 11,999 and the 6GB/64GB variant which used to be available for Rs 13,999 will retail from Rs 10,499 and Rs 12,499 respectively.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Price Slashed

The second device in the list of price cuts is the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 which is available in three variants. The first of the three options with 3GB/32GB specification used to be available for Rs 12,999, but now it will retail for Rs 9,999. Similarly, the price of the 4GB/64GB variant of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is down from Rs 14,999 to Rs 11,999. Lastly, the highest variant of the phone with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is down from Rs 16,999 to Rs 13,999.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Price Slashed

The Asus Zenfone 5Z, which was a major offering from Asus started with a price tag of Rs 29,999 for the 6GB/64GB variant, but it will now be available for Rs 24,999. The 6GB/128GB variant of the device will be available for Rs 27,999 down from Rs 32,999. Lastly, the 8GB/256GB variant of the Asus Zenfone 5Z will be available for Rs 31,999 as opposed to Rs 36,999 which was the price earlier.

Asus Zenfone Max M2 Price Slashed

The last device to receive a price cut in Asus’ line-up is an affordable offering which has gone even cheaper – the Asus Zenfone Max M2. The first of the two variants of the phone with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage will retail for Rs 8,499 down from its previous price of Rs 9,999 whereas the other option with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will retail for Rs 10,499 down from its original price of Rs 11,999.

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Jio lover

Off topic
Is idea taking port request from Vodafone??
As integration not yet happened in Delhi

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

They have to maintain RMS and Subscirbers per circle as well. That might be the case.

Krrish
Krrish

Except stock android option nothing seems to be good with Asus Max Pro series

Battery life
Speaker issues
No Carrier aggregation
Pathetic camera

Chakri Kudikala

Cameras are good on the Max Pro M2, but agreed, software is half-baked and that 5000mAh battery does feel like a 3000mAh unit.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Once they do software optimization,it will be better. It might come with Android Pie. You never know. I still feel Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was underrated phone of the last year. Even though Redmi Note 5 Pro has better camera and performance than it, Asus got better with updates and as usual there were better custom Tom’s available for same so you really don’t need Asusto roll out updates. Two three roms we’re incredible for Asus.

Krishna
Krishna

I have max pro m1, many people complain about software and other things , but i dont face any lissues like that , battery backup is good , it doesn’t feel like 3000mah, i have couple of 3000mah battery phones, max pro m1 is much better than them , i agree that further software optimisation can be done, but at present state(build 340) i don’t have any complaints except for that launcher which crashes every time i use split-screen or change wallpaper so i have been using third party launchers like nova or poco launcher(earlier it used to drain battery… Read more »

Krishna
Krishna

And its sensors work good , its automatic brightness works very good.
I have streamed entire innings and half cricket match from hotstar and browsing while travelling using jio(i am surprised how networks improved, in 6 hours of traveling it only buffered couple of times ,even then it resumed very quickly). After all that i still have more than 50% battery left

Chakri Kudikala

Nice to hear that. When I last used it, it was a hot mess.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Lot of updates has been rolled out for Pro M1.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Maybe it will be fixed via Pie update.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Battery life is great on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. Its not as good as M20 and Moto One Power but its still better than Redmi Notes.

V vinayak pai
V vinayak pai

I was under the impression that this max pro me supports carrier aggregation. On gsmarena it shows that it supports 3CA Cat 9.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

It supports intraband CA and 3+40

Pallab-WB
Pallab-WB

@Nikhil do u used Max Pro M2?
If yes then can u write a quick review about camera(with Gcam),display,battery, CA support etc.
Actually Xiaomi not disclosed the camera sensor used in Note 7.
But Zenfone have Sony IMX486 sensor.
And except USB type c, dot notch all the specs r identical.
Which one is better value?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Yes I have used Pro M2 for quiet bit of time. Serious improvement through GCam. Though it depends upon which you use. It’s serious upgrade over Pro M1 in terms of camera. Low light performance still sucks. Video has great image stabilization. Performance wise I feel it’s same as snapdragon 660 is underclocked. I have used Xiaomi Mi A2 and Chinese Redmi Note 7 which has regular snapdragon 660 @2.2Ghz. Even with MIUI it was performing better. MiA2 was on another level. Software on Pro M2 is not optimized well(Regular M2 gives sometimes better battery life than Pro M2 due… Read more »

Pallab-WB
Pallab-WB

Ok… Thanks for ur opinion.
Waiting for Note 7 sale.
Then order either M2 or Note 7 next week.

V vinayak pai
V vinayak pai

What does this mean? I tried a lot to get knowledge about CA but it seemed too confusing. What is the difference between intra band and inter brand? How to buy a good phone with CA support?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Right now Jio and Airtel has 30Mhz each in band 40. Band 40 is generally deployed in 20Mhz of carrier block. So 20Mhz and 10Mhz carrier blocks are aggregated to give better speeds. This is intraband CA. This will even get better once Jio acquires remaining 40Mhz available in upcoming auction. I wish Jio bits everything. So in just band 40 you can get 70Mhz and 4CA. But 2CA(in cass of band 40 and 40Mhz in total with 20Mhz each carrier block) device will get 120-130Mbps speeds. All this is intraband CA. There is another form of CA. That is… Read more »

V vinayak pai
V vinayak pai

Thanks a ton for the detailed explanation. Grateful

vinayak
vinayak

But when reading the specs of a phone no phone writes whether it is intra band or inter band etc. How do i make sure the ca i am buying is of a superior technology and not a marketing gimmick? Now in that way i was under the impression that asus 3ca was inter band i. E. 850, 1800 and 2300. Your article was an eyeopener. Even gsmarena does not list specifications in this detail

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

I have tested five phones under 20000. All support intraband CA and 3+40 CA(Redmi Note 6 Pro,Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2,Moto One Power,Moto G5S plus,Poco F1). This is the most sought CA in India right now as there is most spectrum available in this band. Once Jio acquires more band 40 spectrum there wont be even need of 3+40 CA. I sincerely hope that Jio acquires same in upcoming auction. Other forms of CA will be available by mid 2020. I am right now testing fajita and Vodafone/Idea so keep tuned for the same. Asus Zenfone 5Z supports 3CA for… Read more »

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Midrange devices under 20000 will never ever support 3CA for next two years atleast. You will have to wait till 2021 arises.

4G is not stabilized yet on any front. Airtel lacks indoor coverage. Jio lacks capacity. Vodafone-Idea is tranforming/integrating their network. It will take six to eight months before everyone will be happy about 4G(I still don’t think prices will rise before IUC drops to zero next year).

man
man

In LKO Airtel’s band 3 nd band 40 carrier aggregation is working but speed on band 40 is much better than when using CA

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Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Band 40 and 41 should be deployed in the form of 20Mhz carrier block to get maximum out of it.

Band 3 and Band 1 should be deployed in the form of 10Mhz to get maximum performance out of it.

Don’t know about sub-Ghz. As Airtel deployed just 3Mhz from 10Mhz in 900Mhz in Punjab. Generally it should be deployed in the form of 1.4,3,5Mhz block.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

India got ZB630KL and Europe for ZB631KL. There is difference. Don’t trust gsmarena for Indian models.

V vinayak pai
V vinayak pai

Is there any website like gsmarena which shows detailed specifications about Indian models?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

No…..you just have to root the phone and download network signal guru and see for yourself what’s exactly there……

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

And you can’t do that with costly models…..

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