Review of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL. Thorough explanation of the pros and cons of its functions and specifications/performances

Created date: 11/18/2018, 02:27:52, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 09:05:27

What are the strengths of the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL? We explain its advantages and disadvantages when compared to other smartphone. Even if you are not used to choosing between different smartphone, you'll learn to make the decision of whether or not the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL is right for you.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL's size

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL is 2.8 inches (70.9 mm) wide, 5.8 inches (147.3 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (8.7 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL, it weighs about 150 oz (150 g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

The CPU performance of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

The 1.4GHz×8(OctaCore) processing speed of the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL is on the higher side, so it should be able to run most apps with no problems. The performance of this phone is at a high level when compared to others released on the market so far. You can play a comparatively large amount of 3D games with next to no issues.

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL has 3GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL's storage capacity

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL has 32GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL's screen

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL has a 5.45 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The resolution of the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL's screen is pretty much standard. It shouldn't be a problem for normal use, but it might prove to be a bit dissatisfying for those who wish to better enjoy their photos, videos, or games.

The camera function of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL has a 13 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL comes with a 8 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL has a battery with a quite large capacity of 4000 mAh. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL is very good and will no doubt satisfy all your needs. You won't have to worry about the battery even when you use the phone to watch videos or play games for hours on end.

Overall assessment of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

The Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

 
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The merits and demerits of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

The merits of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

  • It feels comparably light.
  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Because of its large battery capacity, it is good for hours of watching videos and playing games.
  • The CPU specs are quite high and using ordinary apps is almost always stress-free.

The demerits of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

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Comparing the specifications of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL against similar products

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

59.2-Color:Deepsea Black/Sunlight Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295 ppi, Display size:5.45 inch, OS:Android

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

75.9Color:Midnight Blue/Meteor Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.7 mm) x 6.0 inches (153 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm), Weight:165 oz (165 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401 ppi, Display size:6.2 inch, OS:Android

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

70.0Color:Midnight Black/Moonlight White/Rouge Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3 inches (76.2 mm) x 6.3 inches (160.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm), Weight:168 oz (168 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402 ppi, Display size:6 inch, OS:Android

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

69.3Color:Midnight Blue/Meteor Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.7 mm) x 6.0 inches (153 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm), Weight:165 oz (165 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401 ppi, Display size:6.2 inch, OS:Android

Zenfone Max Plus (M1) ZB570TL

62.9Color:Sunlight Gold/Azure Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 6.0 inches (152.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:160 oz (160 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:423 ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB555KL

56.4Color:Deepsea Black/Sunlight Gold/Ruby Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:292 ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

70.1Color:Meteor Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.3 inches (159 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm), Weight:180 oz (180 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi, Display size:5.99 inch, OS:Android

Zenfone 6 ZS630KL

79.9Color:Midnight Black/Twilight Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.3 inches (159.1 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.2 mm), Weight:190 oz (190 g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:402 ppi, Display size:6.4 inch, OS:Android

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

57.7-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

54.5

ZenFone 5Z

53.1

ZenFone 5

53.1

ZenFone 5Q

51.1

ZenFone 4 Selfie

52.1

ZenFone 4 Max

54.8

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

50.7

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

70.3-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

66.4

ZenFone 5Z

64.4

ZenFone 5

64.4

ZenFone 5Q

63.2

ZenFone 4 Selfie

72.7

ZenFone 4 Max

68.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

58.4

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

81.2-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

85.2

ZenFone 5Z

90.3

ZenFone 5

90.3

ZenFone 5Q

90.0

ZenFone 4 Selfie

82.0

ZenFone 4 Max

77.2

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

89.8

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

45.6-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

72.7

ZenFone 5Z

74.0

ZenFone 5

74.0

ZenFone 5Q

72.7

ZenFone 4 Selfie

41.7

ZenFone 4 Max

41.7

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

72.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

60.0-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

70.0

ZenFone 5Z

90.0

ZenFone 5

90.0

ZenFone 5Q

70.0

ZenFone 4 Selfie

70.0

ZenFone 4 Max

60.0

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

90.0

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

55.5-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

55.5

ZenFone 5Z

90.0

ZenFone 5

67.0

ZenFone 5Q

67.0

ZenFone 4 Selfie

67.0

ZenFone 4 Max

55.5

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

90.0

downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twodownlink data communication speed

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

54.9-

ZenFone 4 Selfie

54.9

ZenFone 4 Max

54.9

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

54.9

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

87.1

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

70.1

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

70.1

Zenfone Max Plus (M1) ZB570TL

54.9

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

61.7-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

68.8

ZenFone 5Z

59.3

ZenFone 5

59.3

ZenFone 5Q

68.8

ZenFone 4 Selfie

68.8

ZenFone 4 Max

61.7

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

68.8

number of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twonumber of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

56.5-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

44.5

ZenFone 5Z

44.5

ZenFone 5

44.5

ZenFone 5Q

44.5

ZenFone 4 Max

32.8

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

56.5

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

54.5

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

58.3-

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

58.3

ZenFone 5Z

58.3

ZenFone 5

58.3

ZenFone 5Q

81.0

ZenFone 4 Selfie

81.0

ZenFone 4 Max

58.3

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

75.4

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

64.0-Color:Deepsea Black/Sunlight Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm), Weight:150 oz (150 g)

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

60.5Color:ー ー / ー / ー ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 6.0 inches (152.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.8 mm), Weight:160 oz (160 g)

ZenFone 5Z

58.7Color:ー ー/ ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.6 mm) x 6.0 inches (153 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm), Weight:165 oz (165 g)

ZenFone 5

58.7Color:ー ー/ ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.6 mm) x 6.0 inches (153 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm), Weight:165 oz (165 g)

ZenFone 5Q

57.1Color:ー / ー /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.3 inches (160.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm), Weight:168 oz (168 g)

ZenFone 4 Selfie

62.4Color:ー / ー / ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.9 mm) x 6.1 inches (155.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.9 mm), Weight:144 oz (144 g)

ZenFone 4 Max

61.4Color:ー / ー / ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.3 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm), Weight:156 oz (156 g)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

54.5Color:Meteor Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76 mm) x 6.3 inches (159 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm), Weight:180 oz (180 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

60.3-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295 ppi

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

85.5Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:423 ppi

ZenFone 5Z

84.9Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401 ppi

ZenFone 5

84.9Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401 ppi

ZenFone 5Q

84.9Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402 ppi

ZenFone 4 Selfie

53.7Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

ZenFone 4 Max

57.3Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282 ppi

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

74.3-Display size:5.45 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295 ppi

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

81.7Display size:5.7 inch, Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:423 ppi

ZenFone 5Z

84.7Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401 ppi

ZenFone 5

84.7Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401 ppi

ZenFone 5Q

83.3Display size:6 inch, Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402 ppi

ZenFone 4 Selfie

71.2Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

ZenFone 4 Max

71.0Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:282 ppi

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

72.0-OS:Android

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

82.1OS:Android

ZenFone 5Z

91.8OS:Android

ZenFone 5

91.2OS:Android

ZenFone 5Q

90.6OS:Android

ZenFone 4 Selfie

66.3OS:Android

ZenFone 4 Max

61.2OS:Android

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

88.5OS:Android

Specifications of Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL
ImageZenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL
MakerAsus
Release date10, 2018
ColorDeepsea Black/Sunlight Gold
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (70.9 mm) x 5.8 inches (147.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm)
Weight150 oz (150 g)
Display size5.45 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1440
Pixel density295 ppi
Battery capacity4000 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPU specs1.4GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size3GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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