Asus Malaysia, unveiled their new lineup of Zenfone Max device. This is a lineup by its own which does not tóm tắt any sort of relation with the Flagship series we are familiar about. From their previous Max device, we know it for it’s ridiculously amazing battery life. But adding the Plus lớn it’s name makes a difference. Because the package just got a whole lot better. Introducing the asus Zenfone Max Plus M1. Is this the device that’s going to lớn set a new benchmark khổng lồ the Mid range device? Find out in this Full Review.

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Design và Build Quality






In terms of design, The asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 resembles their Zenfone 4 Max Pro. For instance, the design of the body on the back of the design, the camera layout as well. There’s two noticeable change with the design. That is the fingerprint sensor, which is now on the back of the device. The reason why there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back is because of the fact that it features an 18:9 aspect ratio, which is the second change. The màu sắc finishing on my device is a dark blue finish that adds some premium look to it. On the front, the display has a curved 2.5 chiều glass.

As for the build quality, the device feels good. The curved back makes the device easier to lớn hold and operate with one hand. The buttons on the Max Plus M1 is super clicky và responsive. It’s very satisfying. The capacitive cảm biến buttons are gone as well, so there’s none lớn be found. Overall, it’s surprisingly good and the build quality is great.

Specification & Benchmark

The Zenfone Max Plus M1 packs a Mediatek MT6750T Octa-core processor that’s clocked in at 1.5GHz with 4GB of RAM. As for the storage, we have 32GB Internal & that can be expanded with the help of an Micro SD Card. Below here you can see the benchmark score of the Zenfone Max Plus M1. Vì take lưu ý that, bench mark scores does not địa chỉ cửa hàng up lớn everyday performance.



Asus has opted in for a 720p display with the new 18:9 aspect ratio display. In fact, this is the company’s first device to opt in for a display with such ratio. It’s a 5.7″ display in a 5.5″ body. I’ve seen so many 720p displays in the market, they either have the poorest viewing angle or the ppi is too low that you can even see the pixels. But that’s not the case with the Max Plus M1.

The display has a beautiful color profile that pops & has details to lớn the nội dung that I watch or use. It’s more towards the cooler tone but you can change it in the setting. Watching series lượt thích Goblin on iflix or Altered Carbon from Netflix, it was still alright. The only place where the display was not really visible, is when I was spending my time outdoor. The display is a bit dim under bright sunlight. Inside a room or a hall, it’s good enough. In fact, the lowest brightness is pleasing to lớn the eye when using it at night.

Kudos Asus, that’s a good 720p display right there.



In terms of performance, the device handles daily tasks really well. For instance, listening to lớn Spotify, watching series và movies on iflix, scrolling through my feed… you know what I mean. Now playing games on the Max Plus M1 is another story. Playing titles lượt thích Monument Valley, Limbo và Leo’s Fortune was totally alright.

Playing heavy titles lượt thích Tekken for instance, which requires powerful processor to lớn handle the GPU counterpart, took a bit longer than usual to setup but after the setup, the game worked fine. There was certain delay when fighting, và skipping frames. Still I was able to lớn play the game without no other hiccups. Good thing it didn’t crash. Overall, I can say you can play some decent title & it’s good when it comes to daily usage.

Battery Life và Charging


The Zenfone Max Plus M1 packs a 4130 mAh under the hood. For a device this small, it packs a really huge battery. Under heavy usage, the device lasted longer than I expected. I was binge racing Netflix, scroll through my social network and gamed a little while, I still had 29% battery in the middle of the night. Under the light usage, I was able to lớn get about 46% battery left, which is ridiculously amazing.

I also tested how does it handle if I were to lớn leave it unplugged. Following the 46%, I didn’t connect to lớn the charger. The next day morning, I saw the phone had 39% battery left. Now this is amazing. I can strongly say that the Zenfone Max Plus M1 has an amazing battery life and also can last up to 2 days. Which also means less time spent finding a wall outlet.


Front Facing Camera


On the Front, the asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 packs a whooping 16MP Sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. I am not really a huge selfie person but considering the fact that it has a huge 16MP sensor on the front let’s you step your selfie game to the next level. You can use it to lớn snap really good pictures with your friends. During my time using it, I snapped 3-4 selfies, & under certain lighting, it was overexposed which was a bummer.

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Rear Facing Camera

On the back, the Zenfone Max Plus M1 features a dual camera setup. The primary sensor is a 16MP with an aperture of f/2.0 whereas the secondary sensor is an 8MP 120 degree wide-angle lens. This is very interesting implementation, considering the fact that the secondary sensor isn’t a gimmick.

The unique of the image with the primary 16MP sensor is decent. The colors looks neutral but the exposure overall is good, considering the fact that the sky isn’t overblown or missing details. The 120 degree wide-angle lens also does a good job overall but has some blurred out corners / sides in certain pictures. The color on the sign is captured just the way I saw và the details was picked up really good as well. There were times where the colors popped and looked vibrant than ever. Under low light, the camera refuses lớn focus at first, but after an update, the problem was fixed.

The only weird thing about the Max Plus M1 camera is the fact that it doesn’t have HDR support. We think that this might be the processor’s limitation. Overall, it’s a decent camera that takes good shots.

UI và OS


The hãng asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 runs game android Nougat on vị trí cao nhất of their custom skin, ZenUI 4.0. Unlike the previous Zen UI, the new ZenUI feels cleaner và a lot more mature. Previously, ZenUI feels a lot cluttered up và is filled with a lot of bloatware. But that stopped after Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro made it’s debut last year and ever since then the UI works really good. The clean trang chủ screen with simplified toggles in the notification bar. The settings menu, dialer & other built in essential application is a lot cleaner than the previous iteration of Zen UI.



The Zenfone Max Plus M1 packs a Fingerprint Sensor on the back of the device. It’s at an ideal position where our index finger usually falls in place. It unlocks in about a second và gets to lớn the trang chủ screen right away. Good thing about the fingerprint sensor is that you don’t have khổng lồ wake up your phone with the nguồn button và unlock it. You can even vì it with the screen turned off.


It also has another security trick up it’s sleeves. The phone also supports Facial Recognition, so you can unlock the phone with your face. It’s as simple as that. But vì take note, it does not work in the dark because it uses the camera to lớn unlock your face.


Ever since last year, I’ve been using the hãng asus Zenfone Max Plus M1. It has been a fun ride và didn’t turn my busy world upside down. There might be certain compromises like the HD display & a entry/mid-tier MediaTek Processor, but for the price tag of RM899, it offer more than you could ever imagine. It’s a wonderful all-rounder for a mid-tier điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh and definitely gets the job done.

The asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 is the all-rounder điện thoại that offers more for less. For that, the Zenfone Max Plus M1 deserves the Vesper Choice Award for being a damn good phone for the money you pay. No regrets. Highly Recommended.

Jaya Prithivi Raj, also known as Vesper, is the Founder of The Adventures of Vesper. The Rainmaker. I tend khổng lồ try too many new things because I get bored quickly. But two things I am not bored of: Tech và Healthcare.


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