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Unboxing Asus Zenfone Max M1


Asus Zenfone Max M1 review

They say when you want something so bad, the universe conspires to make it happen. True enough, just a week before my big trip to Taiwan - something came that I never expected. A brand new phone! I have been really thinking of saying goodbye to my bulky DSLR unit because it is a burden to me because it is heavy whenever I'm on a trip. Also, I am slowly incorporating videos to capture real feelings and memories so I needed a phone that has a bigger storage as well.


Of course, for every new gadget received the unboxing comes next. Before I do that, let me tell you that I am a travel blogger by heart so please do not expect that kind of a flashy review  from a good-looking host with perfect English you'll see on GadgetMatch. I'm no tech blogger too so what I will tell you is an honest feeling of someone who simply wants to get a mobile phone that will help my life easier in many aspects specifically about photos, videos and getting connected online.

Introduction to Asus Zenfone Max M1 
Asus Zenfone Max M1 is a newly-released unit targetting techy users who are on a budget. It is super handy, light and like other Asus Zenfone units, it's a battery beast - perfect for those who cannot live without checking their phones a thousand times a day.  I am an Android user all my life until recently I got this Apple phone brand but you'll always find yourself looking for things you've used for so long. 

It's been only a few days since I received this unit so I am still trying to get to know it better.  So far, it's impressing me day by day. It's very easy to navigate and you can learn all the 

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What's inside Asus Zenfone Max M1
  • mobile phone
  • travel adapter
  • earphone
  • USB to micro USB cable
  • a phone cover
  • Asus warranty information form


Specifications of Asus Zenfone Max M1
  • ZenUI 5.0
  • Android Oreo 8.0 
  • 32 gig storage (expandable up to 256 gig via microSD)
  • 3g wifi 
  • LTE dual sim
  • 5.5 inches HD+ display (1440 x 720 resolution)
  • Dual 13 mp rear F 2.0 aperture & 8 mp 120 degrees wide angle rear camera  plus a LEAD flash
  • 8MP front camera w/ softlight LED flash
  • 2.5D glass
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/430 CPU
  • Adreno 308/505 GPU
  • 150 grams weight
  • 4000 mAh battery
Verdict about Asus Zenfone Max M1
To tell you the truth, the looks didn't impress me that much. I got the Deepsea black which is very ordinary in color and shape. Glossy, pastel-like and gold colors are the ones that would please my eyes when it comes to  phone colors but then again it's the unit's performance inside that I think Asus Zenfone Max M1 is the real deal.  

I know Asus Zenfones are notorious as battery beasts - I can't emphasize that enough. This unit has been open for 3 days already for moderate use since I have a phone that I use prior to receiving this package but as early as now I am surprised that it is at 53% only! I think I still have two more days to enjoy this unit without recharging it.

Here are my top reasons why this unit seemed like a gift from above:
  • It has 2 sims. my current phone has only one sim holder. Friends and family belong to different networks. I can't convince them to transfer to one data network so this is the answer!
  • Camera has wide angle capability and beauty features. I am a self-confessed photo addict and forever hunting for the best Instagrammable places. Using the wide angle lens, Asus Zenfone Max M1 captures 200% more of the background of the photo. How cool is that?  The beauty feature on the camera app also let's me post more close to flawless photos of myself.  Love it!
  • It is my first time to learn of an Android phone having a fingerprint sensor for added security. I use my phone so much for a lot of business transactions that involve money and I care a lot about privacy in terms of my personal space.

How much is the price of Asus Zenfone Max M1?
I intentionally put this question at the bottom of this page to give you guys a bit of surprise. Well, you'll be glad to know that Asus Zenfone Max M1 is very affordabl.! It only costs Php 8, 995!

Where to buy Asus Zenfone Max M1
 Here is the list of stores: Abenson, PC Express, Ayala Feliz Mall, Cellboy, SM branches, Electroworld, AccessOne, Asus Concept store & kiosks, Automatic, Ambassador, Octagon, Silicon Valley, Aerophone, Infonec, Intogadget, Molavecom/ASUS/Huawei, Asianic, Automatic, ePhone, MegaCellular, MegaPixel, JEJ Mobilizer, Memoexpress and  PKS Phone. Click HERE to view the complete list including the address of these stores.

Sample photos taken by Asus Zenfone Max M1


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Overall, I think Asus Zenfone Max M1 and I will have a long, long way to go. Cannot wait for my trip to Taiwan to share to you photos and videos taken by this unit alone.  I will be posting another through review of how Asus Zenfone Max M1 soon. 

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