The Zenfone Max Pro (M1) features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, 450 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio and 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor along with Adreno 509 GPU. The phone comes in two memory options: one with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, while other features 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
The update to Android 9 Pie for the Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes just a month after the device was rolled out a beta update to Google’s latest mobile OS. The update shifts the build number of the software to v16.2017.1903.050 and weighs in at 1,552.1MB. Asus has also started seeding Android 9 update to the Zenfone Max M2.
Asus is hosting the Asus OMG Days sale on Flipkart between March 11 and March 14. There will also be no-cost EMI options for a duration of 3 and 6 months with the purchase of all the Zenfone phones through Bajaj Finserv or other Credit cards.
Of the devices getting permanent price cuts, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 now starts at Rs 8,499 for the 3GB + 32GB version. The 4GB and 6GB RAM models of the device also receive price cuts and are now available for Rs 10,499 and Rs 12,499 respectively. The Zenfone 5Z now starts at Rs 24,999 instead of Rs 29,999.
Asus has now started beta testing Android Pie for its Zenfone Max Pro M1 users in India ahead of a stable release. Asus is currently accepting applications from users willing to test Asus’s beta build toward Android 9 Pie and users can submit forms by registering their IMEI number.
Android 9 Pie update will come to ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone Live, ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone Max Plus (M1), ZenFone 5Q, ZenFone Live (L1), ZenFone Max Pro(M1), ZenFone Max (M1), ZenFone 5, ZenFone 5Z, ASUS ROG Phone, ZenFone Max Pro (M2) and ZenFone Max (M2).
The latest update shifts the firmware of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 to FOTA version - OPM1.WW_Phone-15.2016.1811.338-20181206 and packs in the latest November 2018 Android Security updates from Google. Asus says the update will further improve the compatibility issues with the WiFi hotspot and with third-party apps.
What this means is the Zenfone Max Pro M1, Max M1, Lite L1 and Zenfone 5Z will all be available for the same price as before. This also makes Zenfone Max Pro M1 the cheapest phone with a Snapdragon 636 chipset, starting at a price of Rs 10,999. The Zenfone 5Z maintains its budget flagship price tag at Rs 29,999.
Flipkart has partnered with HDFC Bank to offers users no-cost EMI on all smartphones that are purchased with HDFC Debit and Credit cards. Users will thus be able to buy a smartphone for as low as Rs 499 per month when purchased during the four-day sale and also avail cheaper deals on older smartphones.
The update weighs in at precisely 82.74MB and shifts the build number of the device to 15.2016.1810.337. EIS allows users to shoot videos with minimal shaking which can be corrected through software optimisations. Additionally, the update solves the ringtone issue via Bluetooth and adds Live Wallpapers support.
Asus claims that the Zenfone Max Pro M1 has been one of the leading options for users interested in buying a phone for under Rs 15,000 and is the cheapest option to offer a Snapdragon 636 processor on board at just Rs 10,990. It has thus managed to sell one million units of its Zenfone Max Pro M1 since its launch.
The new Blue colour variant will go on sale starting August 30 exclusively via Flipkart. It will be priced at Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and Rs 14,999 for 6GB RAM + 64GB.
The latest Honor 9N is priced to compete in the same segment as Asus and Oppo , with their offerings the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Realme 1 respectively. With Asus and Oppo entrenched players in the sub Rs 15,000 market in India, does the Honor 9N pack in enough firepower to challenge, let along topple them?
While compiling the list we have selected most renowned phones at this point of time. All the smartphones considered here are available on Flipkart and Amazon. So without further ado, let's check out the list of best phones under 15000 in India.
Samsung has worked on improving its entry-level smartphones, it remains to be seen how the latest Galaxy J8 holds up in the sub-Rs 20,000 market and how it matches up to the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Zenfone Max Pro M1, both of which come at prices lesser than what Samsung demands for its Galaxy J8.
The latest budget offerings from Samsung and Asus provide high-end specifications and elongated displays with lesser bezels all around, all of which can be bought at affordable prices of under Rs 14,000 in India. Let's see which one holds up to provide the best bang for the buck.
The Zenfone Max Pro (M1) features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, 450 nits brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio and 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor along with Adreno 509 GPU.