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ZenFone Max Plus (M1) Review

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:58:25, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 18:27:51

We've conducted a detailed review of the ZenFone Max Plus (M1), looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)'s size

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is 2.9inches (73mm) wide, 6.00787inches (152.6mm) tall, and 0.35inches (8.8mm) 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 Plus (M1), it weighs about 5.6oz (160g). 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 Plus (M1), 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 Plus (M1)

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) has an extremely high processing power of 1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) has 4GB 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 Plus (M1) 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 Plus (M1)'s storage capacity

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) 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 Plus (M1) 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 Plus (M1)'s screen

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) has a 5.7 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 screen of the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The camera function of ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) has a 16 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 Plus (M1) 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 Plus (M1)

The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) has a battery with a quite large capacity of 4130mAh. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) 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 Plus (M1)

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

The merits and demerits of ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

The merits of ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • Because of its large battery capacity, it is good for hours of watching videos and playing games.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.

The demerits of ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

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Specifications of ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)
ImageZenFone Max Plus (M1)
MakerASUS
BrandZenFone
Release date2/17, 2018
Color/ /
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9inches (73mm) x 6.00787inches (152.6mm) x 0.35inches (8.8mm)
Weight5.6oz (160g)
Display size5.7 inch
Display typeIPS
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2160
Pixel density423ppi
Battery capacity4130mAh
ChipsetMT6750T
CPU specs1.5GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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Comparing the specifications of ZenFone Max Plus (M1) against similar products

general rating

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

67.3-Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.00787inches (152.6mm) x 0.35inches (8.8mm), Weight:5.6oz (160g), Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:MT6750T, CPU specs:1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:4130mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 5Z

69.3Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g), Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401ppi, Display size:6.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Battery capacity:3300mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 5

68.2Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g), Display type:Super IPS+, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2246, Pixel density:401ppi, Display size:6.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:3300mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 5Q

68.5Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (160.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g), Display type:IPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:402ppi, Display size:6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:3300mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:20 MP

ZenFone Lite (L1) ZA551KL

55.9Color:Black/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71.8mm) x 5.8inches (147.3mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm), Weight:4.9oz (140g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:295ppi, Display size:5.45 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:1.4GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:16GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:5 MP

ZenFone Live (L1) ZA550KL

53.3Color:Space Blue/Rose Pink/Shimmer Gold/Midnight Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (71.8mm) x 5.8inches (147.3mm) x 0.32inches (8.2mm), Weight:4.9oz (140g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1440, Pixel density:292ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425, CPU specs:1.4GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:2GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:5 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M2) ZB631KL

72.2Color:Blue/Titanium, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.5mm) x 6.2inches (157.9mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.2oz (175g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2280, Pixel density:403ppi, Display size:6.26 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660, CPU specs:2.2GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:5000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:13 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

70.2Color:Meteor Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (159mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.3oz (180g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403ppi, Display size:5.99 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Battery capacity:5000mAh, Rear-camera resolution:16 MP, Front-camera resolution:16 MP

body size

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

54.5-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.00787inches (152.6mm) x 0.35inches (8.8mm)

ZenFone 5Z

53.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

ZenFone 5

53.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

ZenFone 5Q

51.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (160.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

50.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (159mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm)

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

52.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm)

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

50.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.3inches (160.6mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm)

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

53.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm)

body weight

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

66.4-Weight:5.6oz (160g)

ZenFone 5Z

64.4Weight:5.8oz (165g)

ZenFone 5

64.4Weight:5.8oz (165g)

ZenFone 5Q

63.2Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

58.4Weight:6.3oz (180g)

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

64.4Weight:5.8oz (165g)

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

63.2Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

64.4Weight:5.8oz (165g)

screen size

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

85.2-Display size:5.7 inch

ZenFone 5Z

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

ZenFone 5

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

ZenFone 5Q

90.0Display size:6 inch

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

89.8Display size:5.99 inch

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

90.0Display size:6 inch

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

90.3Display size:6.2 inch

screen resolution

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

72.7-

ZenFone 5Z

74.0

ZenFone 5

74.0

ZenFone 5Q

72.7

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

72.7

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

74.0

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

72.7

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

74.0

RAM capacity

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

70.0-RAM size:4GB

ZenFone 5Z

90.0RAM size:6GB

ZenFone 5

90.0RAM size:6GB

ZenFone 5Q

70.0RAM size:4GB

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

90.0RAM size:6GB

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

93.4RAM size:8GB

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

70.0RAM size:4GB

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

90.0RAM size:6GB

storage size

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

55.5-Storage size:32GB

ZenFone 5Z

90.0Storage size:128GB

ZenFone 5

67.0Storage size:64GB

ZenFone 5Q

67.0Storage size:64GB

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

90.0Storage size:128GB

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

91.5Storage size:256GB

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

67.0Storage size:64GB

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

67.0Storage size:64GB

battery

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

80.4-Battery capacity:4130mAh

ZenFone 5Z

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

ZenFone 5

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

ZenFone 5Q

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

83.0Battery capacity:5000mAh

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

rear-camera resolution

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

68.8-Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

ZenFone 5Z

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

ZenFone 5

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

ZenFone 5Q

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

68.8Rear-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

59.3Rear-camera resolution:12 MP

front-camera resolution

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

58.3-Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 5Z

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 5

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

ZenFone 5Q

81.0Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

75.4Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

81.0Front-camera resolution:20 MP

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

grip

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

60.5-Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 6.00787inches (152.6mm) x 0.35inches (8.8mm), Weight:5.6oz (160g)

ZenFone 5Z

58.7Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g)

ZenFone 5

58.7Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.6mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g)

ZenFone 5Q

57.1Color:/ /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (160.5mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

54.5Color:Meteor Silver/Deepsea Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (76mm) x 6.3inches (159mm) x 0.33inches (8.5mm), Weight:6.3oz (180g)

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

58.6Color:Midnight Blue/Meteor Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g)

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

57.0Color:Midnight Black/Moonlight White/Rouge Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.3inches (160.6mm) x 0.31inches (7.8mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

58.7Color:Midnight Blue/Meteor Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0inches (75.7mm) x 6.0236inches (153mm) x 0.3inches (7.7mm), Weight:5.8oz (165g)

screen cleanliness

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

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

ZenFone 5Z

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

ZenFone 5

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

ZenFone 5Q

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

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

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

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

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

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

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

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

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

performance

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

ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

82.1-OS:Android, Chipset:MT6750T, CPU specs:1.5GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

ZenFone 5Z

91.8OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 845 SDM845, CPU specs:2.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

ZenFone 5

91.2OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

ZenFone 5Q

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) ZB601KL/ZB602K

88.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Zenfone 5z ZS620KL

94.2OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB

Zenfone 5 Lite ZC600KL

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 ,Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Zenfone 5 ZE620KL

88.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636, CPU specs:1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

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