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The Asus ZenFone Max (M1) currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
13+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Deccan Chronicle

The ASUS ZenFone Max M1 is a powerhouse. With the ageing Snapdragon SoC, large battery and decent camera spec sheet, the smartphone manages to deliver an overall above average performance. 

- Ankita Garg, Deccan Chronicle
Gadgets Now

The Asus Zenfone Max M1 is a reasonably good smartphone at the price tag that it comes with. Only disappointments are the old processor and the average camera performance. But with a good battery life and a well functioning security feature, it is a good companion for those looking for a smartphone ...

- Neha Saini, Gadgets Now

Asus Zenfone Max M1 is an impressive budget smartphone. with the handset offers decent specifications and good overall performance at an affordable price point. If you can ignore the performance of the rear camera and the fingerprint scanner, then this is one of the best smartphones in this price se...

- Karan Sharma, Gizbot

The design, build, internal hardware and performance of the device range from the spectrum of good to okay. But, the problem here is that the competition offers better. Asus needs to work on the software and camera experience to give us something that is at least on par, if not better than its rival...

- Rehan Hooda, BGR

What the Max M1 does having going for it though is its battery life. The big 4000mAh battery helps it run for a day and a half without needing to be plugged in. If battery life is a high priority for you, the ZenFone Max M1 is a good pick.

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV

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Common Questions

Asus released the ZenFone Max (M1) on May 5, 2018.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Asus ZenFone Max (M1) user manual here.

Asus backs up the ZenFone Max (M1) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your ZenFone Max (M1) has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Asus support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Asus's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Asus ZenFone Max (M1)'s screen size is 5.5 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

1.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Quad core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie) operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Asus's performance ratings are 2160 minutes, 1380 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

ZenFone Max (M1) Specs

Release date May 5, 2018
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/900/1800/2600 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie)

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Quad core 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.61 W/kg
Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 960 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 1380 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 2160 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 41 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, Ruby Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.7 x 7.9 x 0.9 cm (5.8 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 150 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 293 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
ƒ/ 2.0
13+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (8 MP 2nd camera), HDR, Time lapse
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
13+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ZB555KL

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