Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix Up to 26mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 hits all the right boxes if you're a mobile gamer predominantly. The phone works as a phone and works great as a gaming device, offering you the best value in terms of gaming experience amongst the rest in the market today.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 97% performance: 92% workmanship: 90%
Source: Smartphone Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 85%
Source: Smartphone Italia IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; metal case; beautiful design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2018
Source: Top for Phone FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; high autonomy; good price. Negative: Poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2018
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Model: The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL is under the most popular series of smartphones ASUS has ever produced, and for very good reasons. They are mid-range smartphones with good performance and an incredible battery life. Featuring a massive 5000 mAh battery, the latest midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, pure or stock Android and more, this new disruptive device could shake the foundations of the value market. Going for a metal body much like the previous ZenFone Max Plus M1, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display. Because the bezels are very slim, this results in a tall and slim device that fits quite comfortably one handed. The matte back is a bit slippery though, so a user might want to slap on the extra value bundled casing. Turning on the device, a user is introduced with the super crisp 5.99″ display with FHD+ resolution. The display is very beautiful. In fact, it doesn’t look like this device even belongs in the tier it says it is. The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is the only device in its class with a 1,500:1 contrast ratio. 450 nits brightness and 404 PPI pixel density do additional justice in delivering the vivid finishing. On the front of the screen, there are no more physical capacitive buttons, instead, the navigation keys swipe up. Also on the front is an 8 MP front camera while a rear fingerprint sensor is on the back, with no stretch required. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 still packs in a 3.5 mm audio jack but still offers a micro-USB port on the bottom.
On the back in the top left corner, there is a slightly raised dual rear camera hump, 13 MP for this version (16 MP for the higher-end versions) with the second 5 MP camera sensor taking the depth effect or Bokeh (a blurry background effect) data. There are no gaps in the build and the smartphone feels solidly built. It's a nice design, but it probably won’t turn heads a second time though. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 clocked at 1.8 GHz bears 4 performance cores and 4 power saving cores constructed around 14 nm lithography which used to be something that was once hogged by the high-end smartphone devices. If a user is just a couple of generations behind, this will be a massive upgrade without burning user’s pockets, that’s for sure. Overall, Asus has done a very good job with the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, offering an affordable yet midrange device dedicated to long-lasting performance and gaming. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 won’t turn heads or take excellent photos but the big battery and price tag make it a great new entry-level device for the new Asus ZenFones, setting the bar high for other entry-level devices.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamQualcomm 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.
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.
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).
83.75%: 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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