Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Market Killer Under Budget Phones

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: A smartphone launched by Asus to kill already established flagships in Budget-Phone segment has a lot of things to offer! Working on Stock android O-version, it has an impressive software and hardware making it an impressive buy.


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone was launched on April 2018. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs on stock Android Oreo, which provides a buttery smooth functioning of the device to give you a rich experience. Powered by Snapdragon 636-chipset and 4 GB ram, it gives no lag while playing games no matter which game it is. It houses 5000mAh battery to give you 48 hours usage time accompanied by fast charging (goes from 20% to 100% in just an hour). The device also promises Android-Q update and features rear dual- camera (13+5) and an 8-MP front camera with front flash.

Sneak Peek  

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a phone that offers 5.99-inch, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen of 16M colours and 1080×2160 pixels resolution with a 403ppi pixel density. It functions on the Android v8.1 OS (Oreo) and 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. The phone comes with two- variants (32 GB and 64 GB internal memory) and can be extended up to 2TB externally and has various connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth4.2, NFC, USB OTG etc. It boasts various sensors like Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
IPS Display With 1080X2160 Screen Resolution

Smart Configuration

Supports 2TB External Storage

Good Battery Life

Smooth Performance

Stock Android Oreo 8.1 And Upgradable Upto Android-Q

Low Camera Quality

Heavy Weight

Non Removable Battery

Generic Design




Well Construct Design

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a dual camera stacked by its side, which gives it a very primitive look. The finger-print sensor at the back is easily reachable and works very effectively. The top-notch has various sensors which gives it a ravishing look. The taller mobile phones are not something new at this time and the phone just follows the league. The width is somewhat more than comfortable for a good grip and makes it nearly impossible to use it by one- hand. The screen to body ratio is good and feels very cool inside the pocket.


Smoother Experience And Performance

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs on Android 8.1 stock android. The company has ditched its customized UI to remove the bloat wares, the phone has been redesigned with a cleaner and flatter look. The latest Snapdragon 636 provides high-speed and lag-free user experience.


High Resolution Cameras

The smartphone comes with rear dual camera 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera which offers amazing shots. The wide-angle sensor offers a special feature for added dual- pixel for quicker focusing. The Front 8-megapixel shooter Camera with F/2.0 aperture combined with a soft LED flash gives a detailed selfie experience and is quite clear.

Long Lasting Battery Life

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a battery of 5000mAh that makes sure that a user gets a long-lasting experience. The device comes with a 10W charger and is capable of quick- charging and goes from 0% to 15% in just 10 minutes. The battery lasts for 2 days and gives 14 hours of continuous watch time which is really appreciable.

Some Unique Features Of ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1

·The 8MP front camera with front flash for high defined selfies.
·The 5000 mAh Li-ion battery provides full-day power after one charge.
·Expandable memory up to 2TB. Dual Sim + Micro SD card support.

Tech Specs


Release date April 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 159.00 x 76.00 x 8.61
Weight (g) 180.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000
Colours Midnight Black, Grey


Screen size (inches) 5.99
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels


Processor octa-core
Processor make Snapdragon 636
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2


Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel
Front Flash Yes


Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes


Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a reasonable priced phone and has a potential to be bring down the already established flagships in the budget smartphone segment as it is providing great hardware specs. Not only is has a stunning display, big battery, cool sound system but is also upgradable to Android Q. The phone also boasts large storage to assist its users. The camera could be better but the company says the update will fix many issues. Overall, if you wish to buy a smartphone with great features and can ignore the camera, then you should consider buying it.


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"Gadgets For You" Belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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