ASUS Zenfone Max M1 Pro is an inexpensive but worthy

In a time when smartphone manufacturers are competing to see who will offer the more expensive the unit, the developers of the devices of an average price segment have started to offer a very decent smartphone for relatively little money. One of these smartphones can be called the ASUS Zenfone Max M1 Pro, which was at us in edition and was pleasantly surprised by some of its parameters.

The basic version of this smartphone can be purchased for less than 14000 rubles on the website of the manufacturer, and if you look at the other stores, the price may be even for a couple of thousand below.

The thickness of the body small not only for the middle price segment, but in General for smartphones. It is only of 8.45 mm. Partly it became possible due to application in metal design. Plastic too, but the metal allows the body to become more solid tactile sensations and create a feeling that the hand is a more expensive machine than it is actually. In addition, it is disposable, which eliminates the appearance of unwanted squeaks and crackle of the housing.

All the controls are on the right side of the case, the tray SIM-cards is located on the left and the charger, speaker and headphone Jack is on the bottom. In this case, slot in the enclosure has a very stylish shape that immediately catches the eye. At the rear is a double camera, flash and fingerprint scanner, and on the top side — only the microphone.


The screen resolution is 2160 x 1080 pixels when the aspect ratio is 2:1, diagonal 6 inches and a pixel density of 404 dpi. Without cut-outs that many will appreciate.

Screen corners are rounded, and the frame is very symmetrical and not striking. All of this only complements the smartphone completeness and harmony.

Color reproduction of the screen is good, the detail with high resolution for the height, but brightness is sometimes a bit lacking. It is at the level of 450 CD/m2. Weather is not permitting to test it in bright sunlight, but there are suspicions that some of the difficulties with reading the image may occur during the test. In room light and in cloudy weather on the street to the brightness there are no issues.

Small color distortion and brightness at an angle, but they are not beyond the norm for devices of this price category. Color gamut is 85 percent NTSC.


Camera ASUS Zenfone Max M1 Pro is capable of doing a good and detailed pictures, but if they significantly increase, on the border of objects may appear noise, especially noticeable on small contrast details.

Resolution main module is 13 MP and 5 MP, and frontalka capable of delivering a resolution of 8 megapixels. You can shoot videos even in 4K, but it is better to stay at 1080p.

Those who trust in automation, snapshots, can improve the quality of your photos by yourself due to the wide range of settings in manual mode. Besides it will also be available mode the depth of field, panorama and night mode. For complex scenes you can also use the HDR mode, expanded dynamic range.

Shot on the main camera ASUS Bad MAX M1 Pro:

The front camera also has a large number of settings and can take a great selfie. It matters even less than to the main camera. Even shooting modes there are slightly less and all major.

Filmed on the front camera ASUS Bad MAX M1 Pro:


About ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 do not think that he will be able to run most modern games at max speed at 60 frames per second. However, it is more than enough for comfortable use with most games.

If you compare with other smartphones in this price range, the performance will be at least no worse. And some more expensive smartphones even lose ASUS Zenfone Max M1 Pro work with games such as Asphalt, Modern Combat, and even tanks. I think that is not worth talking about more than simple logical games.

Responsible for the performance Snapdragon processor with a frequency of 636 of the productive cores of 1.8 GHz. At the same time, supported by intelligent acceleration, and the processor is made for 14-nm process technology.

As a graphics chip Adreno acts 509. Memory available 3 GB or 4 GB, and built-in for these options, respectively, 32 GB or 64 GB. If this is not enough, it is possible to extend at the expense of memory cards with a capacity up to 2 TB. In addition, all buyers are offered 100 GB of space in Google Drive for a year absolutely free.

Average performance in benchmark test Antutu is around 115000 points. If you compare with smartphones, the cost of which is approximately at the same level, the result will be above average.

Additional contributions to performance makes the operating system with a minimum number of proprietary add-ons. Naked Android 8.1 it is difficult to call, but it is maximum close to that.

Other features

For the autonomy of the smartphone can be relaxed thanks to the battery capacity of 5000 mAh. It provides up to two days use, which can be described as moderately active. This is a very decent result for such a lightweight and thin smartphone.

Wireless networks operate very efficiently and no complaints about the work with wireless headphones or quality signal strength no. Also no complaints to the quality of sound. Sometimes the melody seems quiet, but if you choose something more mellow then the call will skip the already much more complicated. Special thanks to the manufacturer for the fact that the speaker did not carry on the back wall, as is often the case with “schoolmates”.

It is worth noting the presence of NFC, which, though found among the “classmates”, but not as often as I would like. One of the most enjoyable advantages that it gives, will be able to pay for purchases without reaching for your wallet.

The results

Summing up and generalising the experience that produces the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1, we can say that the device has turned a worthy representative of its price range. Cons it has, like all modern smartphones, but they completely overlap pros and cost of the smartphone.

The main advantages are: high resolution screen, not overloaded operating system, great battery and performance that is above average in this price category.

If the pros are more significant than the small cons, most of which are difficult to get in a budget smartphone, ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 may well be appropriate and you should pay attention to it. We in the editorial he left a very pleasant aftertaste.

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