Asus introduced us to smartphones with massive batteries, now another Battery King smartphone will be unveiled scheduled tomorrow namely, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Before its official market release, we got our hands on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to test it out in a full review and some comparisons. But before that, here’s our unboxing and first impressions of this device.

SPECSZenfone Max Pro M1
Display5.99″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2160, 18:9 ratio, 402 ppi
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPUAdreno 509
Memory3GB RAM + 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
Rear CameraDual: 13 MP (f/2.2, 1.12µm) + 5 MP (f/2.4, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera8 MP (f/2.2, 1.0µm), LED flash
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
PricePhp 9,995


What’s inside the box?

The latest Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a regular rectangular box with the smartphone’s model written at the front with a holographic logo of their ‘We Love Photo” slogan which is also written on both sides of the box. And at the back are some information about the phone such as the specifications.

Opening the box, we’ll see the silicon case on the first layer with user guides inside the mini box. Next layer is the Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone and underneath are the phone’s essentials that include, ASUS earphones, USB 2.0 charging cable together with the adapter.


It’s built with aluminum mid-frame and a metal alloy back that is prone to fingerprint smudges that are difficult to wipe off. It also has a vertically aligned dual camera with an LED flash and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The volume rockers, power button, and sim tray that houses a dual sim card and a dedicated microSD card slot.

Above the display are the earpiece, notification light, front-facing camera shooter along with a flash and a proximity and an ambient light sensor. Lastly, at the bottom, we’ll see the headphone jack, USB 2.0 charging port, and speaker grille. It measures 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm weighing 180g.

Looking at the design, there are no major changes, it’s just like the other Zenfone smartphone. It seems that Asus wants to launch this phone imminently, so in this department, I’d say that there’s nothing to be excited about.


The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 and an aspect ratio of 18:9.

As I was browsing at the settings, I noticed the Night Light mode in the display. It tints your screen amber which makes it easier to look at the screen or read in dim light and may help you fall asleep easily.  This feature is helpful for those who like to browse so that these users won’t be having difficulties in falling asleep.

Honestly, when I laid my eyes on this phone, the first thing that caught my eye is the screen display. I just wished that Asus added a protection on the screen so that it will be scratch-free. Nonetheless, this phone gives a user a great visual experience which I think is an ideal device for binge-watching movies and series.


Going to the camera department, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 carries a camera variant with dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel to the front.


Other Features

Under the hood, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 along with Adreno 509 GPU and an octa-core processor clocked up to 1.8GHz. It comes with a RAM and storage variants of 3GB RAM + 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card) and is fueled with a massive 5000 mAh battery that runs the latest. Android 8.1 Oreo

(We’ll dive in further on the full review)

Price and Availability

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is available in colors black priced at PHP 9,995 available for pre-order in Lazada.


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