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Review: ASUS ZenFone Max M1: Designed more to go the distance
Review: ASUS ZenFone Max M1: Designed more to go the distance

Review: ASUS ZenFone Max M1: Designed more to go the distance

Text and photos by: Blessie Marie Sto. Tomas

The latest addition to ASUS’ ZenFone series is the swanky ASUS ZenFone Max M1 that boasts of features you’ll surely want for your next smartphone.

Opening the package you get the following items:

  • 1 unit ASUS Zenfone Max M1
  • Protective Jellycase
  • Earphones
  • SIM Ejector Tool
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Charging Adaptor
  • Manuals and Intruction Guides


It has a 5.5-inch full-view display in a compact 5-inch body, maximizing its size for a full-view screen experience. This is a whopping 82% screen-to-body ratio and use of 2.5D glass that just takes up the viewing experience a notch higher. You really just have more screen for a relatively smaller case. This will surely make you enjoy your photos, videos and other contents like you have never enjoyed them before. On top of that, it is ergonomically-designed giving just the right level of grip, making it highly handy and easy to bring. Holding it feels like it’s just an extension of my hand and already part of me!


The Zenfone Max M1 also prides itself with an advanced dual-camera system designed to take your mobile photography game to the new level. Its 13MP main camera is equipped with the wide, F2.0 aperture lens to capture clearer photos. And it gets better. Its 120 wide-angle camera lets you fit more scenery and people in the frame for dramatic landscape shots, more fun group photos. Admit it – we all just want better photos of ourselves, friends and families, and our moments together with them. This is the phone will do just that for you.


But the best feature for me is the high-capacity 4000mAh battery with advanced power management. In this era of phones whose batteries drain in just a couple of hours, this phone is such a relief and a breath of fresh air! It lets you enjoy your phone for hours at end without ever worrying that it will die out on you soon.

Doesn’t that make you want to take the ZenFone Max (M1) as your new phone? It’s only too affordable too. SRP is at Php 8,995. I’m sure this is what people mean when they talk about value for money! Take my word for it, try it out for yourself!


  • Display: 5.5 inch HD (1440 x 720) IPS display 
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Octa-Core Processor Snapdragon™ 430
  • OS: Android OreoTM
  • User Interface: ASUS ZenUI 4.0
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB (MicroSD up to 2TB)
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh (Non-removable)
  • Audio: ASUS SonicMaster 3.0
  • Video: Full HD @ 1080p 30fps
  • Camera: Front Dual Camera (13MP Camera , F2.2 aperture 85? wide-viewing angle, LED flash)
  • Rear: Dual Camera (8MP Camera, F2.0 aperture, 13MP Camera)
  • Weight: 150g
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Our Verdict for the ASUS Zenfone Max M1

Design 95%
Camera 96%
Software 94%
Performance 94%
Battery 96%
Display 97%
Value for Money 98%
96% Affordable phone with more power
The ASUS Zenfone Max M1 is a very affordable smartphone that comes with a number of great features: Dual Camera, 5.5-inch Full View Display, Dual Sim, and a high-capacity 4000 mAh battery with advanced power management. Perfect for an upgrade or a secondary phone that you can count on!

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About The Author

Raymund Ravanera is an accomplished and experienced graphic designer with almost 20 years of creative expertise working in the graphic design industry. He loves the latest gadgets, food and movies. Currently, he owns and manages megabites.com.ph, an online technology and lifestyle blog since 2015.

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