Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL)

Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL)
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Key Specs
  • Display 5.45-inch (720x1440)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 13MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 4000mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateOctober 2018

Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) Review

By Aditya Shenoy (Oct 23, 2018)
Aditya Shenoy
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good battery life
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Bad
  • Outdated processor
  • Below average low-light camera

Asus' smartphone division seems like it has been charged with new energy this year and the strategy seems to be capturing one segment at a time. We saw the first attempt at this with the ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Review), a power-packed phone on a budget. It was aimed squarely at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review) and has made a place for itself in the market. The second attempt was the ZenFone 5Z (Review) which was equipped to take on the OnePlus 6 (Review), mangling to undercut it to quite an extent. Asus is now planning to try the same strategy again with the Zenfone Max M1, and has Xiaomi's Redmi 6 series in its crosshairs. With prices starting at Rs. 8,999, can the ZenFone Max M1 be the go-to phone in the segment? We put it to the test to find out.

Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) Summary

The ZenFone Max M1 has a 5.45-inch HD+ display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB. The Max M1 is a dual SIM device and has two Nano SIM slots. There is support for 4G as well as VoLTE on both slots but only one can latch onto a 4G network. The Max M1 runs on Android Oreo with ZenUI on top and has a 4000mAh battery. It has a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. There is a fingerprint scanner as well as face recognition to unlock the smartphone.

Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) (Gold, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 6,499
Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) (Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 7,220

Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) price in India starts from ₹ 6,499. The lowest price of Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) is ₹ 6,499 at Flipkart.

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Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) Full Specifications

General
Brand Asus
Model ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL)
Release date October 2018
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 147.30 x 70.90 x 8.70
Weight (g) 150.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Gold
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.45
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1440 pixels
Hardware
Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Dedicated microSD slot Yes
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Rear flash LED
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)
Front flash LED
Software
Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin ZenUI 5.0
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Sensors
Face unlock Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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Asus ZenFone Max M1 (ZB556KL) User Review and Ratings

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    anant dixit (Jan 15, 2019) on Gadgets 360
    Bhut bakwass phone hai , after system updation ke baad phone ka front camera blur ho jata hai.... Paise naa waste kare iss phone me wahiyaaat phone hai very very poor ...
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  • Worst battery & Network
    mahesh n (Nov 14, 2018) on Gadgets 360
    I was a fan of Asus Mobile now a days asus providing worst quality things. purchased laptop build quality worst but performance good. purchased Asus M1 mobile battery dead in half day network capability worst when compare to other mobile with same subscriber.
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  • A budget beast for 5399Rs.
    Arun (Jun 16, 2019) on Amazon
    Best budget phone at cheap price. An awesome deal. Worth the money paid. Price is nominal as compared with other brands.
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    Sukumar Chowdary (Jun 16, 2019) on Amazon
    phone superb please buy it hurry up nice piece
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    Sulochana kalshetty (Jun 16, 2019) on Amazon
    ✌️
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    Flipkart Customer (Jun 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    khub valo nice.
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    Pardeep saini (Jun 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    good prodect good delivery
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    ARGHYADIP DEY (Jun 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    super
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    Abhijit mondal (Jun 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    not bad
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  • Super!
    Ajay Kumar Sharma (Jun 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    nice product in this range
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