Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

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₹ 11,999   •  Score: 83
Key Specs:
  • 5.99 inches, Full HD+ FullView display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8 GHz Kyro Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 2 TB
  • 13 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras, 8 MP Front camera with flash
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Stock Android, 5000 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB) Price in India:

Availability Details:
Flipkart Exclusive.
OS Updates?
Promised updates to Android P and Android Q


  • Huge battery with great backup
  • Beautiful, premium narrow bezel design
  • Very good quality 18:9 display
  • Excellent performance
  • Good dual rear cameras with bokeh
  • Stock Android with promised updates
  • Facial unlock + Fingerprint scanner
  • Great value for money


  • No real fast charging
  • Bit slow fingerprint scanner
  • Low presence of Asus in Indian market

Should You Buy?

Overall, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a very well balanced, great budget smartphone. It packs in a very good quality 18:9 display with beautiful and well-built design, great performance, good dual cameras, stock Android with future updates and powering all that is a huge battery. Although it is not better than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, it comes at an unbelievable price point. An almost perfect full paisa wasool phone!

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User Rating: 3.83 ( 10 votes)

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB) VS its Top 3 Competitors:
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What's better compared to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB)?
Performance, Rear camera, Selfies, Bigger screen, Display
What's weaker compared to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB)?
Smaller battery, Thicker, Less features
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What's better compared to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB)?
Rear camera, Design
What's weaker compared to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB)?
Performance, Smaller screen, Smaller battery, Thicker, Less features
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What's better compared to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB)?
Rear camera, Selfies, Design, Slimmer, More features
What's weaker compared to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB)?
Performance, Less RAM, Smaller screen, Storage, Smaller battery

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Manufacturer Asus
Announced April 2018
Released May 2018
Build Slim bezel, Metal unibody design
Titanium Grey
Dimensions 159 x 76 x 8.46 mm
Weight 180 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Screen Size 5.99 inches
Display Type IPS LCD FullView display
Resolution Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density 402 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 18:9 aspect ratio
Display Area 77% screen-to-body ratio
Protection 2.5D curved glass
Contrast Ratio 1500:1 contrast ratio
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Processor 1.8 GHz Kyro Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPU Adreno 509
Internal 64 GB
External microSD up to 2 TB
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
User Interface ZenUI with almost Stock Android
Features Promised updates to Android P and Android Q when released
Rear Camera 13 MP + 5 MP Dual Cameras with LED flash
Details Primary sensor: f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 μm pixel size, PDAF, Auto, HDR, Portrait mode, Scene mode, Panorama, Time-lapse, Beauty
Secondary sensor: f/2.4 aperture, 1.12 μm pixel size, Bokeh effect
Video Recording 2160p @30fps, 1080p @30fps
Front Camera 8 MP camera with LED flash
Details f/2.2 aperture, 1.0 μm pixel size, Bokeh mode, HDR, Beauty shot
Video Recording 1080p @30fps
SIM Dual SIM (dedicated slots)
SIM Size Nano SIM
Capacity 5000 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast Charging No, 5V/2A 10W Charging
Wireless Charging No
Removable Battery No
Stand-by Time up to 35 days (4G)
Talk Time up to 42 hrs (3G)
Audio Playback up to 199 hrs
Gaming up to 12 hrs
Wi-Fi Web Browsing up to 28 hrs
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock
Sensors Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
USB Type microUSB 2.0
FM Radio Yes
Infrared No
Speakers Yes, 5-magnet loudspeaker with NXP Smart AMP
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 FDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 7(2600)/ 8(900)/ 20(800) TDD LTE 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 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 Pro M1, Micro-USB cable, Max-Box, 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 Pro M1 Review:

Asus, after its popular Zenfone 2 series, has produced some good phones over the past couple of years but, they have rarely seen the success they would have loved to. After a very long time, they have launched a phone which is heavily loaded with specs and features and nails the pricing, and can bring back the good old times for the company! We are talking about the newly launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, let’s get into the details.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a modern narrow bezel design with a tall display. It looks very beautiful and comes with a premium metallic body but, has plastic on the top and bottom of the back to hide antenna lines. It also packs in a huge 5,000 mAh battery and despite that, manages to restrict the weight to 180 grams, which is excellent (the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with 4000 mAh battery weighs 181 grams). Although with 8.46 mm thickness, it is not very slim. It sports a 5.99 inches Full View FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, 402 ppi density & 450 nits brightness. The display quality is very good with good colors & good viewing angles.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with the new 1.8 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 636 processor, which made its debut with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The processor comes with Kyro CPUs which are usually used in the high-end Snapdragon 8xx series flagship processors and are used for the first time in a Snapdragon 6xx series processor. It comes with 3 GB or 4 GB RAM variants and embeds an Adreno 509 GPU for handling graphics. It delivers a truly great performance and handles all the heavy, graphics intensive games very well, and also handles heavy multitasking with ease.

One of the biggest highlights of the smartphone is its massive 5000 mAh Li-Po battery, which delivers exceptional battery backup and will last for around 2 days for most users, hardly few phones provide this kind of battery backup these days. Sadly, it comes with a 5V/2A 10W charger, which is not a true fast charger and takes more than 2 hrs 30 minutes to charge the phone. Another good move by Asus with the new Zenfone Max Pro M1 is ditching out its highly customized ZenUI in favor of an almost Stock Android interface, with just a few utilities added by Asus to enhance the user experience. Asus has also promised future Android updates for the next two major Android versions, Android P and Android Q.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 features dual rear cameras with a 13 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary sensor for depth and bokeh effects. It clicks very good images in day-light conditions with good colors, saturation and adds beautiful bokeh effects. It also does an acceptable job in the night and low light conditions. On the front, there is an 8 MP selfie shooter accompanied by LED flash. The picture quality cannot be called great, it is not bad either but there are better selfie shooters around this price, take the Redmi Note 5 Pro for example.

It packs in a fingerprint scanner on the back, which is good but is a bit slower and takes around 1 second to unlock the phone, however, the company says to improve the speed with a software upgrade. The phone also comes with Facial unlock, to let you unlock the phone just by looking at it. The phone comes with dedicated slots for the two sim cards and a microSD card. It comes with 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 2 TB.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Titanium Grey):

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Black):

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (4 GB) 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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