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Asus ZenFone Max Pro is a budget wonder

The $250-ish budget phone from Asus sports midrange specs, a pretty good camera and runs stock Android.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro was first launched in India back in April, and has since launched in other countries, such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Depending on where you get it from though, prices may vary. 

In India, the ZenFone Max Pro starts at around 10,999 Indian rupee (which converts to about $165, £115 and AU$215) for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, but for Singapore, the same phone will go for S$348, or about $255, £195 and AU$345. There's a special launch price of S$248 or about $180, £135 and AU$245) starting today that ends on July 30.

It sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (2,160x1,080 pixels) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, a 5,000mAh battery and runs stock Android 8.1.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

The ZenFone Max Pro's 5,000mAh battery ensures this phone will last a very long time even for a heavy user.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

The rear 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel camera takes pretty decent shots, and there's an HDR mode that lets you take great lowlight shots as well.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

The brushed metal of the phone gives it a very elegant finish.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

The ZenFone Max Pro features a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro-USB port.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

The front 8-megapixel camera also features an LED flash for taking the perfect selfie.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

The fingerprint scanner is located at the back of the phone.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro

There are no logos on the front of the phone, keeping Max's look clean.

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