Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 camera review with camera samples

Asus Zenfone MAx Pro M1
Asus Zenfone MAx Pro M1


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a good phone with aggressive pricing. At the time when people are struggling to get Redmi Note 5 Pro, this phone came with similar specs and performance at the lesser price. Most of the people give camera priority, so I usually post dedicated camera review to talk every aspect of the camera. Here is the camera review of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 camera review

Camera Hardware

  • Rear camera: Dual camera setup – 13 megapixels (f/2.2) + 5 megapixels with LED flash
  • Front camera: 8 megapixels camera with front LED flash

Camera Software

This time Asus used stock Android by ditching ZenUI. So, the camera app is also not the same that we used in previous Asus phones. The new camera app is also good in terms of response and experience, the Asus camera app is feature rich and that could make overall camera experience better. In Zenfone Max Pro M1, I personally miss the pro mode. The camera has several modes including HDR, Portrait, Landscape, Sports and more.

Camera Performance

The camera performs well in daylight and captures good photos. Sometimes I felt that colors are bit oversaturated and warm. But the overall experience is great. HDR also works good. Here are the samples you can check.

If I talk about portrait shots, the camera performs well and it is even good in low light. Not just in outdoors but indoors portrait shots are well in terms of bokeh and background blur.

Indoor performance depends on the light. If the light is good, shots turn out to be good. In low light, the phone’s camera performs average and there is nothing to worry at the price segment. Photo quality depends on light around and photos lack details.

The front camera performs well but it is not as good as in Redmi note 5 Pro or Zenfone 4 Selfie. In low-light, the front camera struggles. Even if we have front flash to help in low light, photos taken in low light come out to be average.

It can record up to 4K videos but videos are just fine. Lack of stabilization can ruin the experience. If you are recording 1080p videos, the camera does have EIS for that and 1080p videos are better than 4K in terms of quality. The front camera records 1080p videos and its performance is also fine. Very few people buy a smartphone for videos and expecting a good level of video stabilization at this price is also wrong.

Overall, the phone performs well in terms of photos and turn out to be a good camera phone at this price range.

Final Words

Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a good phone in everything. If you are looking for a good camera phone, this phone doesn’t disappoint and offers one of the best camera experience of this price segment. You already saw the camera samples. I am sure you know how well the camera of this phone performs.

If you have anything to say about the camera of Zenfone Max Pro M1, you can always leave it in the comment.