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Asus Zenfone Max Pro m1(6gb) Review

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1(6GB) Review!-The Best Budget Phone?

This is a review of the Asus zenfone max pro m1 p 6gb variant, after all the fota updates that were released by asus till now.

Design

max pro m1 design

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is build of metal at the back and plastic at the top and bottom for better cellular reception. The smartphone feels elegant and sturdy when it is held. While many similarly priced smartphones have a prominent camera bulge but this one from Asus is free from it. The metal chassis looks premium and appealing. The rear panel has a vertical dual-camera arrangement at its top left corner and a fingerprint sensor at an easy-to-access position. The front of the device is dominated by the 2.5D curved glass layered on top of the FHD+ FullView display. There is a selfie camera, earpiece and flash above the display.The volume rockers and power button sit on the right edge of the smartphone, while the triple card slot is positioned at the left edge. The speaker unit, USB 2.0 port and a microphone sit at the bottom.

 

Display

The smartphone’s window to the world is a 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The contrast ratio of this screen stands at 1500:1, which lets it display deeper color tones.It is bright enough and is visible even in direct sunlightMoreover, the display has excellent viewing angles.It comes across as more vibrant than the display on its top competitor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro but it does not comes with a gorilla glass at the front unlike the redmi note 5 pro.

Performance

The performance is top bracket for this price range with the modern Snapdragon 636 chipset.It tackled everything we threw at it – from basic day-to-day use such as browsing the Web and using social media applications, to intensive workloads – without any problems. and with 6GB of RAM  the performance in games is better than the lower variants of the Max Pro M1   

 

I played PUBG and Asphalt 9 and found the device to give a decent performance without too much loading time and any noticeable lag.But the device does heat up even playing for 10 minutes.  

 

Battery

 

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 takes over its competitors in the battery department. The smartphone employs a juicy 5000mAh battery making it unique in its price point. Interestingly, the capacious battery doesn’t add to the weight or thickness of the smartphone. During my usage, the battery lasted over a day without any issues even after handling intense tasks such as gaming.

 

Camera

The handset features 16MP and 5MP sensors at the back, which takes vibrant and detailed shots in well-lit scenarios with decent bokeh effects too – it is significantly improved over the lower variants of the M1 Pro – images are sharper, brighter and even the colors look a bit more vibrant.Here are some of the sample shorts.

 

It features a 16MP front camera with a  soft LED flash which takes good images and it can also take portrait selfies which came out to be decent.

 

The phone has the usual stock camera UI which looks plain and lacks several features.I wish the company brought the camera app from Zen UI.

 

Software

Zenfone Max Pro M1 brings a transformation running on stock Android. The company has ditched the much-criticized Zen UI in favor of stock Android 8.1 Oreo. It will definitely please all the stock Android fans. The interface is clean and works without any glitches. The device also supports Face Unlock which works fine.

 

Pricing

Here is the pricing for all the variants of the zenfone max pro m1

Asus zenfone max pro m1 pricing

 

You can now avail ₹500 off on all the variants by following the link in the description below.

Final thoughts

The smartphone offers a great value for money. It comes with all the necessary goodies such as a vibrant display, a capable camera, a capacious battery and uncompromising connectivity all without a steep increase in the price.I would strongly recommend you to go with the 6gb variant if you are planning to get this phone.

 

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WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture (PiP) Mode For Android User’s

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ALL ABOUT THE LATEST UPDATE OF WHATSAPP FOR ANDROID USER’S 

WhatsApp has finally added Picture-in-Picture (PiP) with its latest update version 2.18.380 for all android user’s. This was one of the most awaited update which most of the android user’s were waiting. However this feature was available for iOS devices long time a year back. Here we are going to discuss few things about PiP and some more updates which WhatsApp is going to launch soon.

  

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Source: Android Authority
  • PiP allows user’s to view any third party video within WhatsApp without redirecting to that link.
  • The video appears in the chat box and cover some upper half portion of display screen and shows the video.
  • The video can be maximize and minimize accordingly and by clicking again you can visit the site too.
  •  Videos shared from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter can now be watched without leaving your chat box.
  • You can text and watch the video at the same time.
  • To avail this feature make sure to update the latest version of WhatsApp

These were some short listed points which explains the PiP. However there are few more interesting updates details which WhatsApp will try to bring in next update soon. 

  • WhatsApp is trying Night mode which is available on YouTube and Twitter.
  • WhatsApp Video Playback directly from notification panel
  • Share contact via QR code Feature
  • Improvising WhatsApp Group call and Video call

WhatsApp is trying to introduce Night mode which is also available in YouTube and Twitter which will make user’s more comfortable for using WhatsApp at Night. More over we need such update. Further more the new updates which we are expecting soon will improve the Group video calling feature, probably the new feature will be able to make group calls by adding more numbers of people’s. Even more voice calling and some other small improvements are expected. Also, WhatsApp is testing Share Contacts by generating QR Code by sharing this code contacts can be added easily by scanning it in another devices, this will be the same feature which is available on Instagram. Last but not the least the video playback feature by which we can see video in notification panel itself. This all seems bit interesting these were are some updates which we are expecting soon from WhatsApp. 

 

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Top 10 Applications You Must Have In Your Phone

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Top 10 Applications You Must Try Before 2018 Ends

TOP 10 APPLICATION YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR PHONE

There are millions of applications available on Google Play Store and App Store (IOS). It is very tedious job to find the perfect application according to your own need. That’s why we are here to help you out and select the perfect application. However all these applications have been used by us and after perfect satisfaction, we are recommending these applications to you.

1. Launcher – Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft Launcher

Source: Microsoft Launcher- Play store

This is a pretty good launcher as it has wide range of options for personalizing your own phone. There are lots of wallpapers , Theme colors , Icons packs and many more to match up a perfect style of your own taste. With a Microsoft account you can access this application and all the other features of this launcher.Besides you can connect your phone to PC, Laptop, Tablets, and  access other applications as well.

Microsoft Launcher personalise

Source: Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft Launcher- Wallpapers

Microsoft launcher also allows you to create a customizable feed where you can access your recent photos, videos, office documents, mails, social media posts and many more other things in one swipe.

Microsoft Launcher- Timeline

Source: Microsoft Launcher

Microsoft Launcher

Source: Microsoft Launcher

Furthermore it is very user friendly which make this app even better. This is free in both play store and as well as in app store. No ads plus no extra charges for pro versions like other launchers which are available. Certainly if you like launcher in your device, then this is a perfect application which you must try. You can install Microsoft Launcher here.

2. Video calling – Google duo

Google duo

Source: Google

Now- a -days video calling is an important feature from official  working point of view as well as for personal use. There are many video calling apps available but google duo is recommended  because it is more effective and satisfying video call app then others which are available. This is perfect app for face time and if you don’t believe in me then check out the ratings below. Similarly there are few more application worth trying like Skype,etc. You can install Duo here. For PC version visit here.

Google duo ratings

Source: Google

Google Duo gives you video call in 720p HD and perfectly works on low mobile network signal. It is optimized in the best way and  gives very satisfying results. In case you are looking for any video calling application then Google Duo is right answer.

3. News – Google News

Google news

Source: Google

In this fast paced world, we rarely have time to  sit down and watch T.V or go through news papers but while travelling news application in your device is much better and more useful. The best thing about this application is that you can subscribe the topics as per your interest.  Latest news are available within a fraction of second. There is no need of downloading any separate application for your favorite newsstand. You can read news in almost any language. Some sample screenshots are shared below which will give you better idea. You can visit Google news here. For android version visit here.

Google news sample 1 Google news sample 2 Google news sample 3Google news sample 4

4. Office –    WPS OFFICE + PDF

WPS Office + PDF

Source: Google Play Store

WPS is a free Office Suite application with all-in-one features. It supports  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, presentations, spreadsheets, memo, Google docs, and many other formats. In addition, the application also includes some other features like PDF converter, reader, editor, along with file sharing abilities. It  supports multi-window mode, data encryption etc. It is very easy to use and you can also connect to the Drive to get immediate backup of the documents. All these amazing features makes this application better than other applications. You can install here (android).

5. File manager – ES File manager

ES File Explorer File manager

Source: Play Store

ES File Explorer is one of the most popular Android file manager apps with all the necessary features. It has Sharing media feature in which other ES File Explorer users you can share files over WiFi thus makes sharing files easy. ES File Manager also comes with an Application Manager in which you can uninstall or take backup of applications. You can even uninstall system apps with root privileges. It’s “Root Explorer” feature unlocks a lot of functionalities for rooted devices. However, the only problem is that it shows ads which you can get rid of by buying premium version. You can install ES file manager here.

6. Browser – Google Chrome

Chrome

Source: Google

Chrome is a simple and one the most safest browser. It neither compromises with speed nor with the safety of site and your privacy. It is fast, safe, easy to access and reliable browser. You can customize chrome as per your type of usage. With collaboration of  add on features, Chrome transforms into even more better and friendly browser. All you need is Google account to get unlimited access for life time. Chrome is best application which you can add in your list. It doesn’t matter you use it in your device or system it is the best.You can download Chrome here. For android version visit here.

7. Video Player – MX Play

MX Player

Source. awok.com

After the latest update the MX Player is even more better than it used to be earlier. MX player has introduced online mode. Now you can watch Movies, Web series, Trailers and many other videos for free. All you need is to connect your account with Facebook. Subtitles are easy to download. It supports mostly all formats which make this application perfect. You can install MX player here.

MX PLAYER

8. Cleaner – Clean Master

Clean Master LOGO

Clean Master is the best Android mobile cleaner. It’s booster can optimize your device performance and keep your device clean and secure. It has lots of features which includes security, booster, junk cleaner, and the latest added Notification Cleaner feature can block and clean up junk notifications easily to save your time from cleaning them manually. It is easy to use and has all the features required to make it better. In addition you can install this in your PC or smartphone. However you can also try ccleaner it is also comparatively good.

features

Source: Clean Master

9. Cloud Storage App – Google Drive

logo of google drive

Source: Google

Firstly, Google Drive is a cloud storage service that gives you free space to store all your documents. It consists of images, videos, files, folders etc which you can access whenever you want  through your PC or Smartphone. All you need is Google account from which you can access the Google Drive Application. You can also share, delete, print any of your documents.

Secondly, every user can have an access of 15GB of free space across Google Drive,Google photos, and Gmail which you can expand by paying some amount. However 15GB is more than sufficient for personal use. This application is very essential to keep your valuable data safe. You can install Google Drive from here.

10. Instant Messaging App- WhatsApp

Whatsapp

Source: WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a free, instant messaging application where users can communicate. It is available for business and  personal messaging service  which makes it different from other instant messaging applications. This application is capable of sending text messages and voice messages, sharing links, images, videos, location, make voice calls and video calls  to any other user worldwide just with constant Internet connection. After that it one of the most secure messaging application. However with consistent updates the application has improved and therefore has impressed many users. You can install WhatsApp here.

Above all, these were some applications which you should have in your device. Every application is available in android and app store. Some of these application are also available in PC. Moreover, you can consume them as they are amazing applications and must have in your phone. Let us know if this piece was helpful or beneficial to you guys.

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