Asus ZenFone Max M1

Full Specifications, Price, Pros & Cons, Competitors, Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.45 inches, HD+ FullView display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.4 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 430 Processor
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front camera with flash
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, ZenUI, 4000 mAh battery, 10W Charge
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
Asus ZenFone Max M1 Price in India:

Availability Details:
Flipkart Exclusive.
OS Updates?
May not get major Android updates


  • Good display with 18:9 ratio & rounded corners
  • Good looks, good build, compact & comfortable
  • Good rear camera quality in daylight
  • Decent front camera with bokeh & selfie flash
  • Decent performance
  • Big battery with very good backup
  • Latest Android with no bloatware
  • Fingerprint scanner & face unlock


  • Old processor, weaker than competitors
  • No Full HD+ display
  • Plastic body
  • No real fast charging
  • No protective glass for the display

Should You Buy?

Asus created quite a stir with its Zenfone Max Pro M1 & it is still one of the best phones for its price. The Asus Zenfone Max M1 has also got a quite similar name but unfortunately, it doesn’t stand close to its competitors. It has surely got a big battery with very good backup but it comes with an old processor, although it is not a bad one & can still handle games like PUBG at low settings, the competition offers a lot more here. It has got a decent display, looks good & is comfortable to hold but it has a plastic body. In the camera department also, it is decent but there is a lot better at this price. Our honest opinion is, you can buy it during its initial festive launch period discounted price of Rs. 7,499 but not at its original price of Rs. 8,999.

Our Score
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User Rating: 3.8 ( 1 votes)

Asus ZenFone Max M1 VS its Top 3 Competitors:
₹ 9,499
What's better compared to Asus ZenFone Max M1?
Performance, Rear camera, Display, Storage, Slimmer
What's weaker compared to Asus ZenFone Max M1?
Selfies, Smaller battery, Less features
₹ 8,999
What's better compared to Asus ZenFone Max M1?
Performance, Design, Bigger screen, Slimmer, More features
What's weaker compared to Asus ZenFone Max M1?
Rear camera, Selfies, Smaller battery
₹ 9,499
What's better compared to Asus ZenFone Max M1?
Performance, Selfies, Design, Bigger screen, Bigger battery, Slimmer
What's weaker compared to Asus ZenFone Max M1?
Rear camera

Asus ZenFone Max M1 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Asus ZenFone Max M1, Asus Zenfone Max M1 (ZB556KL)
Manufacturer Asus
Announced October 2018
Released October 2018
Build Plastic body
Deepsea Black
Sunlight Gold
Dimensions 147.3 x 70.9 x 8.7 mm
Weight 150 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Screen Size 5.45 inches
Display Type Narrow Bezels IPS LCD FullView display
Resolution HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels)
Pixel Density 245 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 18:9 aspect ratio
Display Area 82% screen-to-body ratio
Protection -
Glass Type 2.5D curved glass
Brightness 400 nits
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive panel with 5 points multi-touch
Processor 1.4 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor, 28nm
GPU Adreno 505
Internal 32 GB
External microSD up to 256 GB
Operating System
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
User Interface Asus ZenUI 5.0
Rear Camera 13 MP with LED flash
Details 5P Lens, f/2.0 aperture, 1/3", 1.12µm, 0.03 seconds PDAF, Auto, HDR, Panorama, Time-lapse, Beauty, Pro, Super Resolution, GIF Animation
Video Recording 1080p @30fps
Front Camera 8 MP with LED flash
Details f/2.0 aperture, 25mm, 1.12µm, Beauty mode, Portrait, Selfie Panorama, GIF Animation
Video Recording -
SIM Dual SIM (dedicated slots)
SIM Size Nano SIM
Capacity 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast Charging No, 5V/2A 10W Charging
Wireless Charging No
Removable Battery No
Stand-by Time up to 41 days (4G)
Talk Time up to 36 hrs (3G)
Video Playback up to 16 hrs
Wi-Fi Web Browsing up to 23 hrs
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Sensors Accelerometer, E-compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
USB Type microUSB 2.0
FM Radio Yes
Infrared No
Speakers Yes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Cellular Networks 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G Bands GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Bands HSDPA 800/ 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G Bands -
Speed LTE 150/50 Mbps
SAR Values
Head -
Body -
Other Features
Notification LED Yes
Water Resistance No
In Box Contents
What's in the box? Asus ZenFone Max M1, Micro-USB cable, SIM Ejector pin, USB power adapter, Documentation (user guide, warranty card)
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Asus ZenFone Max M1 Review:

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Asus ZenFone Max M1 Deepsea Black:

Asus ZenFone Max M1 Sunlight Gold:

Asus ZenFone Max M1 is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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