Asus launched the Zenfone Max Pro M1 last month. We already brought you the unboxing and benchmarks of the smartphone, here we have the camera samples from the smartphone. The phone packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera to capture the depth information for portrait shots. It has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with soft LED flash and f/2.2 aperture. The company already said that it is using OmniVision sensors.
The camera UI is has shutter button on the right, option to switch to video camera and preview window. On the left here is a settings menu, option to switch to dual-camera portrait mode, Beautify, toggle between front and rear cameras, different scene modes (Mono, Sepia, Negative, Solarize, Poserize, Aqua, Emoss, Sketch and Neon) and option to select several modes (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Flowers, Backlight, Candlelight, Sunset, Night, Beach and Snow).
Flash toggle, Timer, option to adjust ISO, Exposure, White Balance, Redeye reduction and more options are available in the settings. Beautify mode lets you choose High, Mid, Low or turn it Off. There is also custom option to choose whiten and soften intensity.
Coming to the image quality, the daylight shots are good, and macro shots are decent, but it is hard to focus small objects at times. HDR shots were pretty good with improved contrast and saturation. Dual camera portraits are good in good lighting, but no when there is not enough light. Also the portrait shots are not sharp and the edges are not detected perfectly. Low-light shots had noise but images were not that bad. Images with flash were good as well, and flash was not overpowering. The front camera is decent for selfies and video chats, but the soft LED is mild so it is not that useful in dark environment.
Check out the camera samples below (click the image to view full resolution sample).
The phone is capable of recording videos at 4K UHD resolution at 30 fps. There is also 4K DCI recording option at 24 fps in our review unit, but the company said that it is not available in retail unit. The video quality is just decent and the phone doesn’t have EIS. Audio is crisp since is has a secondary microphone. It doesn’t have slow-motion video recording. Check out the video samples.
Check out the complete review of the smartphone here.