The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is an excellent smartphone for its asking price of Rs 10,999 (you can get it now for Rs 9,999 during Flipkart Big Billion Days). The phone offers outstanding performance owing to the Snapdragon 636 chipset it has underneath, but to achieve the price tag, the Taiwanese company used mediocre cameras. The base variants with 3GB/4GB of RAM features 13MP+5MP cameras on the rear sides, while the 6GB RAM version comes with 16MP+5MP cameras. Asus also made a big decision and did not add Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) feature to the smartphone. Recently, the company confirmed the EIS would be added to Zenfone Max Pro M1 very soon. What if we tell you there’s a workaround with which you can enable the feature right away on your Max Pro M1? Well, you can credit the Snapdragon camera app which comes pre-installed inside the smartphone for this little tweak. Read on to know how to enable EIS on your Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Enabling EIS on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
The EIS settings on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 have been located in the camera app. For the unaware, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with Snapdragon camera application. To enable EIS, open the Camera app and then go to Settings. Navigate to the tab which reads “Redeye Reductions”, tap on the button again and again until you get a notification saying that the additional settings have been enabled. In the Camera app now, switch to 1080p Full HD or lower settings while in the video mode. The “Image Stabilisation” will now be visible in the settings and you will be able to toggle it on. With the “Image Stabilisation” toggled on on the ZenFone Max Pro M1, you will be able to record comparatively less shaky videos. The Image stabilisation isn’t the only hack in the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 since Asus has overlooked a hidden fastboot command that allows for enabling the Camera2API without a need to modify system files. Using this backdoor, the phone users will also be able to install the Google Camera application on their device.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specifications
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD which offers a resolution of 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ on an 18:9 aspect ratio screen. Asus has said that the screen offers a brightness of 450 nits. Under the hood, the phone runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset which clocks 1.8 GHz and comes paired with Adreno 509 GPU. The variants of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 include a 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. In case you need more storage, the phone also offers a microSD card slot. The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and along with that also offers Face Unlock capability.
The camera setup on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 also differs according to the variants. The 3GB and the 4GB RAM variant of the smartphone feature a 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup, whereas the 6GB RAM variant features a much better 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup. The phone also allows for shooting videos in 4K Ultra HD resolution. On the front, the 3GB and 4GB RAM version of the device comes with an 8MP snapper, on the other hand, the 6GB RAM option comes with a 16MP snapper.
Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and Dual 4G VoLTE. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 also packs massive 5000mAh battery, and it also comes with NXP Smart Amp powered by a 5-magnet speaker. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Pricing
The entry-level version of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 which comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage retails for Rs 10,999. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option bears a price tag of Rs 12,999, while the top-end 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is available for Rs14,999. The colour options for the phone include Black, Grey, and Blue and the phone is available for buying on Flipkart. As part of the Flipkart Big Billion Days, the phone will be available at a starting price of Rs 9,999 (3GB+32GB), Rs 10,999 (4GB+64GB) and Rs 12,999 (6GB+64GB).
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