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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB601KL

Specifications

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB601KL
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB601KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
5.99 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 159 x 76 ( = 0.33 x 6.26 x 2.99 in)
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 82.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 93%, performance: 86%, features: - %, display: 83% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB601KL

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Review: The New Mid-range King?
Source: Unbox English
If you’re the sort that values a non-bloated UI, pure performance and battery life above image quality, we say go for it. The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is a pretty capable phone, though its cameras struggle a little bit with low-light, as do most phones in its price range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 review: Doesn’t outclass Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 despite 5,000mAh battery
Source: The Indian Express English
Clearly, the highlights of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 are big 5,000mAh battery and stock Android experience. But it has own demerits and grapples with some major issues. If you just want to buy a phone for a high battery life, Zenfone Max Pro M1 is worth considering. But if you’re looking for a well-packaged phone, Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro are worth considering. Only thing you will miss out on is a bigger battery, but Redmi Note 5 phones aren’t slouch in terms of battery life either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2018
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Unboxing, First Impressions: The Comeback Continues
Source: Unbox English
At Php 9,995, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is certainly an interesting proposition. It’s priced lower than the Redmi Note 5, though take note that only the 4GB/64GB version of that particular smartphone is being sold (officially) in stores. Will the battery king reign supreme over its competition? We’ll find out in our full review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2018
90% ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 review: Outclassing the master
Source: Android Central English
The ZenFone Max Pro M1 absolutely nails the basics, and does so without compromising in any key areas. Honestly, there isn't much more you can ask from a budget phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review – Offers solid performance and will appeal to the purists
Source: Gadget Diary English
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is priced at Rs. 10,999 for the base 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and Rs. 12,999 INR for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage option. The 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage option with improved cameras will be available later for Rs. 14,999. At these prices, it is a solid phone for anyone looking for Redmi Note 5 or Redmi Note 5 Pro alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/21/2018
87% Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) review: A well-rounded budget smartphone
Source: Android Authority English
The Zenfone Max Pro could definitely improve in the camera and battery departments, which is actually a great position to be in since a lot can be done there with future software updates. That said, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is a top-notch value-for-money device that can take on the best in the market with ease.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 93% display: 90% mobility: 84% workmanship: 82%
ASUS ZenFone Max M1 Review – Battery King?
Source: Manila Shaker English
Unfortunately, this new ASUS ZenFone Max M1 did not meet our expectations, especially in the battery department. ASUS claims it to be a battery king but didn’t deliver its promise of long battery life. On the bright side, it was able to take great selfies even in low lighting conditions. It also has decent display despite its low resolution, and can play games smoothly. With its PHP 8,995 price tag, is this smartphone worth it? If you ask us, it could’ve been better if they toned-down the price a little bit more since numerous smartphones from other brands offers greater performance in this price range..But it’s till up for you to decide. Will you get yourself a new Asus ZenFone Max M1? Or if you already have one, did you encounter the same difficulties like we did? Comment down below!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2018
80% Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 review: A new challenger has arrived
Source: India Today English
So here's the thing. If you're planning to buy the Redmi Note 5, you should drop that plan, and get yourself a ZenFone Max Pro M1 instead. If you're planning to buy the Redmi Note 5 Pro, you should go buy it, but make sure you check out Asus' new phone too, just in case. For now, even Asus is selling the ZenFone Max Pro M1 through weekly sales on Flipkart. Like Xiaomi with its Redmi Note 5 Pro. To say that the ZenFone is more readily available than the Redmi won't exactly be fair for now. Both the phones have their own merit, and while I still like the Redmi Note 5 Pro more, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is the most formidable opponent it can get at this point of time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review: A value for money budget smartphone that can take the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro head-on
Source: Tech2 English
In the end, the choice is quite simple, if you are looking for a Redmi Note 5 Pro alternative for whatever reason, the ZenFone Pro Max M1 definitely does come recommended. If you still want a phone with the best looks under Rs 15,000, the Honor 9 Lite is still your pick. If you're looking for a good performer and a phone with long-lasting battery, the Pro Max M1 is the one to go for under Rs 15,000.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZenFone Max M1 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Zenfone Max M1 is yet another device that seems to fall short in delivering on its promises. The phone could’ve easily been a strong contender in the budget segment if not for its disappointing battery. Thankfully, it has some redeeming qualities such as a respectable screen, a good performance, and an acceptable set of cameras. Add that to the fact that even though it is supposed to be a toned-down version of the Max Plus M1, it has better overall performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2018
82% ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review
Source: Techniqued English
Priced at Rs 10,999 for the base 3GB RAM variant, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 beats the competition with Stock Android, 2 major promised updates, better battery life and great performance. Probably the only downside is the camera performance which could be improved with future updates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 85% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review
Source: Fone Arena English
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is a very aggressively positioned device. With the device, Asus has taken practically every step possible to counter the competition. The price is lower, the specs match and exceed the best in the business and the execution is indeed very good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2018
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
In the end, we can only conclude the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro should be your top consideration if you're in the market for a budget Android smartphone today. We hope to review it more in-depth in the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2018
70% Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review: Is it actually a Redmi Note 5 Pro killer?
Source: The Indian Express English
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is undoubtedly good value-for-money, starting at Rs 10,999 for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and going all the way up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs 12,999. Asus has also announced an upcoming 6GB RAM variant that’s going to cost Rs 14,999. Asus has got a lot of things right this time around. It has got a good-quality display, better processor, bigger battery and stock Android experience. But it also has its shortcomings such as lack of Corning Glass Protection and oleophobic coating to the display, below par camera and battery experience, which makes us feel that Asus seems to have missed a great opportunity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro – A Step Ahead
Source: The Techy English
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro was a perfect move by Asus to strengthen their hold in Indian market and give tough competition to its rival companies like Xiaomi and Oppo in the Indian Market. The Max Pro is almost close to perfection considering the specification it provides in the budget segment. Moreover even the highest variant is priced at Rs,12.999/- which is cheaper than the Redmi Note pro has successfully captured the attention of all the buyers. Considering the tight competition in the market this is a very good time for consumers, as we are close to acquiring the best of the technology in a budget that could be easily purchased by all.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/10/2018
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
ASUS has almost made its way to acquire the budget segment leaving the well-known budget devices like Xiaomi Remdi Note 5 behind in performance. If we talk about its internals, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 sports a Snapdragon 636 SoC which is faster than that of several phones including the Motorola Moto X4, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Honor 7X, and Honor 9 Lite.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2018
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Review: A winning prospect
Source: The Mobile Indian English
For final thoughts, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one promising device as it comes loaded with some impressive specs sheet and the performance is up to the mark. The same processor is available in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, but it cost you Rs 14,999 for the 4GB of RAM. The significant change is in the software and the stock Android experience could be a gamechanger for Asus only if it delivers timely updates, which it has promised incidentally. All in all, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro makes a compelling pitch to try the brand if you haven't done it before.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2018
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (ZB601KL) – Everything You Need To Know!
Source: Tech ARP English
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (ZB601KL) is the latest ZenFone Max model to be released by ASUS. It follows up on the success of the ZenFone Max Plus M1 (ZB570TL) we saw just a few months ago, and directly challenges the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2018
80% Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 review: A star is born
Source: Gadget Show English
The strengths of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 lie with its massive 5000mAh battery and stock Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. With a little better design and camera performance, the handset would truly have been a complete package to break the monopoly of the Xiaomi Redmi Note series in the budget segment. Stopping the Xiaomi juggernaut will require more than this from Asus. Having said that, the handset will pose a serious threat to the Note 5 series and surely gets our stamp of approval.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
The sides offer a power button and volume buttons on the right, a dual SIM tray on the left that hooks up a separate microSD card slot. The bottom offers loudspeakers, a micro USB, 3.5 mm headphones jack, and a microphone. On top, there’s a second microphone with no other ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2018
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) First Impressions: A phone that seeks to excite, and succeeds
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) certainly looks a device that could change Asus' faith as it bears some really impressive specs for the price point coupled with some premium looking design and near stock Android experience. The device will surely face a fierce competition with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and from other Chinese players like Infinix, Tecno and more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2018
ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1) hands-on: A well-rounded budget smartphone
Source: Android Authority English
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is a well-rounded smartphone where the sum of parts is greater than the whole. It’s a very capable phone, but we need to dive deeper and use it for a longer period with extensive testing before sharing a final verdict on the same. That said, the initial impressions are mostly positive, considering the pretty good pricing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
86% Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 review, is this the Redmi Note 5 killer?
Source: Gogi.in English
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is an impressive handset that actually competes with the Redmi Note 5, in fact it is much better in almost every area and the price is just Rs. 1000 extra, makes sense to go with the Max Pro M1.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
90% Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Asus is going to get a lot of attention because of the pricing of the Zenfone Max Pro M1, and it's positioning itself squarely as a Xiaomi killer. The specifications match those of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but there are a few extra perks such as the bigger battery, dedicated microSD slot, and front flash. However, the prices are more in line with those of the Redmi Note 5, which is one rung lower in Xiaomi's lineup. We also now know what the Moto G6 lineup will be like, and it seems that there won't be any challenge from that corner in terms of specifications, at least.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
78% Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 64GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro can take on the best in the market with ease. Like most Asus phones, the spec-sheet is maxed out with the best mid-range hardware. That includes latest stock Android and a 5,000mAh battery, two features which solve the biggest pain points people tend to have when making a purchase at that price range. The phone even manages to take on the formidable Redmi Note 5 Pro, save for the imaging prowess, but the pros easily outweigh the cons. In all, it’s always good to have a choice of clean stock UI without compromising on the performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1: First Look
Source: PC Quest English
Also, the reasonable price of the Zenfone Max Pro makes it a favorite in the mid-range smartphone section. You will have to pay Rs.10,999 for a 3GB / 32GB phone and Rs. 12,999 for 4GB / 64GB phone. It would be exclusively available on Flipkart from May 3, 2018.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2018

Foreign Reviews

Review ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Large battery capacity; powerful processor; nice display; triple SIM slots; fast fingerprint sensor; nice main cameras. Negative: No quick charging; mediocre design; poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2018
Review Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 – Smartphone Gaming Terjangkau Punya Baterai Jumbo
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2018

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 509: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 636 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. Most likely featuring a slightly higher core clock compared to the Adreno 508. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
636: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight Kryo 260 cpu cores at up to 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 509 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.99":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.18 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


82.3%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-05-31 (Update: 2018-05-31)