Asus ZenFone Max (M1)

Asus ZenFone Max (M1)
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 5.45 inches 720 x 1440 pixels Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa Core Processor
  • Non removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

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Asus ZenFone Max (M1): Price

Asus ZenFone Max (M1): Review

  • Great performance
  • Good quality display
  • Excellent battery backup
  • Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Poor camera app
  • Nondescript design

The Asus Zenfone Max(M1) is launched in India. In addition to the front f/2.2 selfie camera with LED flash1, the device features an advanced dual rear-camera system designed to take mobile photography to new heights. The 5.5-inch full-view HD+ (720 x 1440) display has an ultrawide 18:9 aspect ratio and ultrathin bezels that give the phone a high screen-to-body ratio. The hallmark of the smartphone is its huge battery capacity of 4000 mah, for maximum endurance. The smartphone also features face unlock, which gives very quick access to the users while unlocking. The Asus Zenfone is available in Black and Gold colors.


It comes with a 5.5 inches HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1440*720 pixels and display type of IPS LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass). The display also features 83% screen to body ratio and a gorgeous 2.5D curved glass, featuring 18:9 aspect ratio.


The handset is powered by the latest 64 bit quad core Qualcomm MSM8917, or 64 bit octa core Qualcomm MSM8937 processor. The device is coupled with Adreno 509 or Adreno 308 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB default storage. This storage can be expanded up to another 256GB.


The front camera features 8MP / f/2.2 aperture, with main camera as 13MP / f/2.0 aperture with 0.03s PDAF. The Wide-view camera is equipped with 8MP / 120 degree wide-angle 6-element lens. The camera features include PixelMaster 4.0 camera modes including: auto mode with HDR / pro mode / beauty mode / super resolution / panorama / GIF animation / time lapse.


The connectivity aspects include 802.11b/g/n dual-band wi-fi, wi-fi direct, DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76Mbps, LTE-Cat 4 (2CA), bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB and dual sim. It also feature GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and BDS.


It packs a high capacity 4000 mah battery, featuring twice lifespan feature with ASUS PowerMaster.


The handset runs Android 8.0(Oreo) with Zen UI 5.0, out of the box.


The rear fingerprint security sensor comes with five-finger, 360° recognition, unlocking in just 0.3 seconds. In addition, there is Face unlock for added convenience and security.


The Asus price in India may start from Rs. 7,499 for 3GB and 32GB variant.

Asus ZenFone Max (M1): Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v8.0 (Oreo)
Custom UI ZenUI 5.0
Device type Smartphone
Sim Dual Sim (Nano + Nano)
Colours Black, Gold
Status Available in India
Indian Release Date 17 October, 2018
Dimensions 147.3 x 70.9 x 8.7 mm
Weight 150 g
Screen size 5.45 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
CPU Octa Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Adreno 505
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 13 MP (f/2.0) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, GIF, Slow motion, Time Lapse, Panorama
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Stand by Up to 41 Days
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR
USB microUSB v2.0
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed Yes
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G UMTS 2100 MHz
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Other Features Face Unlock

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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