Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review


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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 front and back display

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, however it seems to an outstanding model with its battery life, actually it is a delighted smart phone to use thanks to its environmental features. Besides from successful battery life, procuring enough performances for games and daily usages, enabling to get pure Android experience; its high resolution screen, 4K video record support, durable finger print scanner and face scanner sensors, coming with Bluetooth 5 support and other different kind of features which we’ll talk about them later included we think Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 became a really successful smart phone. Actually it is important to say that, this smart phone would be far better if it included with NFC support and more upgraded Camera interface.

So what is the price of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1? Actually you can find a brand new Zenfone Max Pro M1 for an affordable price. It is only 220.99 USD on the Amazon. Of course you can find it on various kind of places with guarantee support.

Who should buy Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1?

Users who are looking for good battery life with acceptable technical features and affordable price, may prefer Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 without worrying among the newer smart phones.

Is it make sense to buy Zenfone Max Pro M1 which lasts 2 days without re-charge? We’ve reviewed…

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Back display of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Coming as a member of Asus’s Zenfone 5 series, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is newest member of this family. Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes for users who prefer to have a smartphone with good battery life on high-end segment. Zenfone Max Pro M1, entered the market not a long time ago in U.S.A. In this way it is important to highlight that it’s a quite fresh model on the market.

Indigenizing the principle that uninterrupted usage conception, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is able to last 2 days without recharging it thanks to the 5000 mAh battery located in its case. Looking very trendy with its design aspects Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 becomes an attractive model with its pure Android 8.1 Oreo O.S. as well.

So let’s look closer to Zenfone Max Pro M1 and discuss in details of other features. Let’s start with its design aspects as always.

How about Zenfone Max Pro’s design aspects?

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Back and front display of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Actually, Zenfone Max Pro M1 looks very impressively with its design. This smart phone comes with two different color options, we have got the Meteor Silver colored model. On the other hand, you can always prefer the Deep Sea Black color.

Zenfone Max Pro M1  comes with exceedingly slim design aspects and case of the device made from metal materials. In this way, it becomes sturdier compared to phones made from glass on the back of the device and shows far greater viewpoint among the other models in its class. That means that, although it has same standard size with 5.5” sized screen phones in its category, Zenfone Max Pro  M1 comes with 6” screen. By the way it’s important to note that the screen of the phone comes with 2.5D curved shape. We will talk about the details of this screen later.

If we look to the frame of the Zenfone Max Pro M1, we are going to see that finger print sensor is located on the back of device. Location of the finger print sensor is acceptable fair enough. On the other hand, this sensor is easily distinguishable thanks to the frame made of bezel.

There are two cameras located on the back of this smart phone. Of course there is a LED flash light located as well.

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There are two different color options of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Power and sounds buttons are located side by side on the right side of the phone, you can also find SIM and microSD card drawers on the left of the phone. By the way, it’s important to note that Zenfone Max Pro M1  comes with Dual SIM support. You can also use your microSD card while using both of your SIM cards. In this way it is important to note that, Zenfone Max Pro M1 take one more step than its rivals which are using this newer hybrid systems nowadays.

Looking under the phone we see a USB port, 3.5 mm headphone jack and speakers located. Also an impressive headphone comes inside of the phone’s box. Let’s look closer to screen and operating system of Zenfone Max Pro.

6” sized FHD+ screen and pure Android O.S.

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          6″ sized screen of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

However most of us may have found them too large in the past, today 5” and 5.5” sized smartphone screens become a standard on smartphone market. But new trend is much bigger sized screens of smartphones. Because bigger sized screens means, larger display and much more context. In this point Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes through the being a trend phone.

Coming with 6” sized screen, Zenfone Max Pro M1 have got Full HD+ screen with 1080X2160 pixel resolution. We can easily say that, Zenfone Max Pro M1 offers crystal clear and impressive brightness experience. Thanks to these features you will enjoy a lot while playing games or watching movies.

Additional to these features, Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with 18:9 display ratio which is also presents an innovation to the smartphone market. As a panel of the screen, IPS LCD panels have been preferred for this phone. So it is also really satisfying for contrast of the screen, as we all know. As we liked its true color of the screen, the ratio of screen contrast is at 1500:1 level.

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                    Simple menu of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Let’s talk about Zenfone Max Pro’s operating system. As we said before, Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. In this way, you can get the contemporary Android experience. Especially Asus made a great work to avoiding from customized OS, in this way users can enjoy the pure Android experience. In this way we can understand that, it was aimed to get pure and understandable interface experience.

Let’s say that for users who wonder about this, there is no confusing applications in the Zenfone Max Pro. As we all know, we may face some disturbing applications which are pre-installed but most of these applications never used by any users and you may not delete some of them. These applications use extra storage for nothing. But there is no applications like these in Zenfone Max Pro. In addition to that, Zenfone Max Pro M1  offers to users a large amount of storage on Google Drive which is 100 GB.

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Finger Print Scanner of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Talking about the operating system lets talk about the face scanner system and sensor. Yes, there is another security on method Zenfone Max Pro M1 apart from finger print scanner sensor which is a face scanner sensor. You can reach it quickly on the security settings menu. After introducing your face to the system, you can unlock your phone just by looking to your phone. We notice that it works pretty fast. On the other hand, if you want to use finger print scanner system, you can quickly access to finger print sensor as fast as possible. Working very swiftly, Asus Zenfone Max Pro’s finger print sensor also does not show any problem when your finger is wet or moist.

We also want to talk about another system called Zen Motion which comes with O.S. of the Zenfone Max Pro. You can awake or shut down the screen by double tapping or you can access the applications by typing a letter on the screen with Zen Motion which you can find on the motion settings.

Features and performance details of Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a smart phone classified on mid-range segment. Powered by Snapdragon 636 processor with 8 cores, shows much greater performance compared to other models especially powered with Snapdragon 625 processor.

Powered by Kyro 260 chipset with 1.8 GHz frequency, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1  uses Adreno 512 for a graphic processor. Before talking about results of performance of the device, it is important to say that Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM on the device. By the way, you can theoretically increase the ROM of the device up to 2 TB with a microSD card.

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                 Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 powered with                   SnapDragon 636 processor

We tested and got the several scores about Zenfone Max Pro M1 from both AnTuTu Benchmark and Geek Bench. We got 114.536 points from AnTuTu Benchmark. On the other hand, we got 4629 points from Geek Bench results with multi core test. In this way we can easily say that it shows great performance for its own category. So what are the effects of these results to daily usages?

Showing really enjoyable experience during the daily usages, Zenfone Max Pro M1 becomes very swiftly device on Android O.S. We did not face to any problems while using applications or swiping between applications. Of course it may change time to time during the longer usages but we will  also talk about these experience with Zenfone Max Pro M1 in the future.

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You can play PUBG Mobile fluently on your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Let’s talk about the games but there is one question asked from you needs to be answered. Can we play PUBG Mobile on Zenfone Max Pro? The answer is clearly yes. We had a chance to play PUBG Mobile while we have been examining the Zenfone Max Pro. You can play PUBG really fluidly with mediocre settings on Max Pro. In this way it’s important to tell that Zenfone Max Pro’s battery level made a really great work. Because as we all know, battery life may take a great role and become really problem for users which plays mobile games for longer time durations. Fortunately, there is no such a problem with Zenfone Max Pro, because there is a 5000 mAh battery inside the phone. So, what is the performance of this battery? Let’s talk about the battery life of Zenfone Max Pro.

How about Zenfone Max Pro M1’s battery life?

Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with really powerful battery as like previous Asus Max models. So Zenfone Max Pro M1 is ready for longer and intensive usages, which means you can go out freely without a charge adaptor or power bank. So can you use this phone up to 2 days without recharging it? The answer of this question is YES! Let’s talk about the results of the battery with number in order to get a clear picture in your mind.

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Asus Zenfone Pro Max M1 comes with 5000 mAh battery which lasts at least 2 days

If you put your Zenfone Max Pro M1 to somewhere with fully charged condition you are going to see that your phone will still usable after 35 days. At least Asus has given this information to us. Of course none of us would try this scenario, because these are just scenarios are designed to overhaul these devices.

In this point, you will get approximately 12 hours game performance without recharging the phone.  On the other hand we can say that you can watch videos on YouTube up to 20 hours, make phone calls up to 42 hours and you can surf on the internet connected to WI-FI up to 28 hours with Asus Zenfone Max Pro.  So what are the results of daily usages?

In our scenario while we tested Zenfone Max Pro M1, we used both Wi-Fi and LTE, played lots of games, using social media intensively included with texting, e-mail and phone conversations this phone lasted nearly 48 hour. Actually this is really satisfying time though.

So how much time needed to recharge Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 completely? Actually it is really quick to recharge Zenfone Max Pro M1 completely.  You can recharge the 3000 mAh of the battery approximately at one hour, less than 3 hours you can completely recharge the 5000 mAh battery.

Zenfone Max Pro M1 and its cameras

Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with two cameras on the back side. So you can capture photos with depth of field sensor and Bokeh effect. One of the cameras is 13 MP which are located back of the device and other one is 5 MP.  One of them comes with f/2.2 diaphragm ratio and other one comes with f/2.4 diaphragm ratio. Of course 5 MP camera was designed to have depth of field sensor.

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There are 2 cameras located on back of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

It is possible to capture HDR and Panoramic photographs on back camera with phase detection auto focus system. By the way here is an important feature; you can record 4K videos with Zenfone Max Pro.

Talking about the front camera, we see a selfie camera which is 8 MP with f/2.2 diaphragm ratio.  In addition to that you can record Full HD videos with front camera. Another important feature is that there is a LED flashlight beside to front camera.



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You can use Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1’s front LED flash under low light conditions

So you can use the flash light in order to make better video calls or more lighted selfies. Of course there is a LED flash designed for back cameras.Talking about the camera performances, Zenfone Max Pro M1 makes a really good work capturing good photos under appropriate light conditions, you can capture impressive photographs for social media sharing’s.  Of course camera effected negatively under low light conditions. But in this scenarios like these LED flash always ready to help Zenfone Max Pro.




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Overall Score



  • Android 8.1
  • Clear FHD+ display
  • Good Battery Life
  • Front Camera Flash
  • 4K and HDR support


  • No NFC support
  • Bad Quality of Camera performance with little light
  • Bad Camere interface