[VIDEO] ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) GPS test — in tunnels, panic, we must not
An issue that is often mentioned by ex-users of ASUS ZenFone devices is the lackluster GPS performance. While we never had any issues with any of the recent ASUS ZenFone devices, we decided to be minor MythBusters ourselves and test the GPS on the latest ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1). We did it in the only way we can test GPS: take it out for a drive. Here’s our little video test, along with some wise words from our SuperDaddy about how GPS positioning actually works:
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) we tested had no issues with GPS, locking on to the satellites in less than 5 seconds as soon as we got clear view of the sky upon exiting the SMART tunnel. In case you didn’t know, the SMART tunnel is rather long and no smartphone can offer you GPS navigation in it. The result we got from the ZenFone Max Pro (M1) well in line with any other device in the market, so we can assure you that the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is indeed capable of guiding you to wherever you need to go with its excellent GPS performance.
Here is what you need to know:
- You can calibrate your GPS for optimal performance before embarking on your journey to the West.
- GPS will not work in covered areas like basement carparks or tunnels as your device has to communicate with satellites in the sky to locate you.
- Do not panic like the driver. No one likes a panicky driver.