Asus zenfone max pro m1 (Honest Review 2019)

Asus zenfone max pro m1 review

Hey there, this post is about my honest experience and review with Asus zenfone max pro m1 (Android Oreo and Pie Beta). I purchased this mobile in September 2018. It’s been 7 months and I’m still using it. There are many pros and cons which I noticed with the usage.

Asus zenfone max pro m1

Experience with Asus zenfone max pro m1

When I first Received my mobile in my hands, I was super excited because of the features it claimed on the website and reviews on youtube. It was better than all the other mobiles competing at that time.

I purchased a 4gb RAM variant so that the performance stays smooth. And it is really smooth up to now. I liked every feature of the phone. I was glad that I purchased a good phone after all.

And this day arrives “Festive Offers” on Flipkart.
I was disappointed to see that the price of the mobile was dropped up to Rs 3000 and it was a discount for the new buyers.
It felt like Asus stabbed me at the back. I guess, a lot of people felt the same as me.

Well, it’s okay but unacceptable.


Overall the features are many but sometimes the camera app crashes. Even the stock camera quality is not so good. But there’s a way to fix this issue: You need to download Gcam(Google Camera) so that the camera can utilize its unlimited power.

unlimited power

In Android Oreo, Everything was perfect and cool, I had no problem.
PUBG graphics settings were available till HIGH and the frame rate too.

To sum up everything with Android Oreo on this device, i loved every bit of it except the camera crashing

But in Android Pie Beta,

PUBG graphic settings are now available till MEDIUM and the frame rate became less compared to the previous version.
Sound quality got decreased compared to the previous android version (Oreo).
In the display settings, the night light feature is missing.
Also, the battery drains faster. I tried factory reset but still, I saw no change.

After the Pie Beta update, this device lost its charm.

I hope Android Pie stable update may fix all the issues and problems of the users.

Physical Appearance

It doesn’t has screen protection i.e, Gorilla Glass. And I’m angry about this thing because,
I broke my phone within 3 months. The screen is broken at the right side but I’m still using it.
Asus zenfone max pro m1 manufacturers should have thought about screen protection.

I used tempered glass but still it broke the screen. Because the glass didn’t cover at the edges of the phone so it broke. You can say this is a bad luck for me.

I have no other issues in the physical appearance except the screen protection.

Should you purchase Asus zenfone max pro m1 or not?

My answer will be Yes, but now there are a lot of better options of mobiles compared to this. So, it’s a free real estate of your mind to choose what you prefer.

In the coming future, it looks like Realme Mobile is going to win people’s heart with budget range prices.
Because it gives the coolest features similar to the ones available for the high-end mobiles.

I hope Android Pie stable update brings joy and happiness to everyone.

You might be interested in: Speeding up your android device? or Speeding up your PC? or Meeting new friends online?

As per the official sources of Asus, Android Pie update (stable) for Asus max pro m1 and Asus max pro m2 will be received to the users on 15th April 2019 by OTA update.

Maybe security updates will be included with this or maybe it will come later. Asus provided with security updates every month since the sale of the device in the online market (e-commerce). It is doing a great job but it is slow in updates.

Final word

Is it worth buying? Well, of course.

With all the discounts, you get a good performance phone under 10k. It is better to compare mobiles and check the specifications for a better understanding and to purchase the best performance phone. Hard earned money should be invested correctly.

Whenever you purchase a mobile you should be aware of the latest specifications of the mobile. Research before you buy a phone, Money should not be wasted.

Even if you sell your phone after 2-3 months of usage, you won’t get the full amount. You’ll get half of the amount or slightly more. Because technology is improving every day and the mobile manufacturers are implementing it as soon as new technology is released in the market.

So, be updated with the latest specifications such as what as the Processor, CPU, GPU, RAM. Because these are the main specs and the speed of device depends on it mainly.

If you are a gamer you have to purchase 4GB RAM or higher. Whereas if you’re a normal user (Social media apps and browsing) you should consider buying 3GB RAM or higher. It all depends on your budget. Higher the price = Higher the qualities and performance.

If you’re an Asus zenfone max pro m1 user, comment down the difficulties and problems you faced and since how many months are you using this device?
Don’t hesitate to comment.

And if you know any secret tricks and tips about this device, please let me know in the comment section below.

Have a good day, take care.

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1 comment on “Asus zenfone max pro m1 (Honest Review 2019)

  1. Jules

    I bought this phone..not even a month and like u said..doesn’t have screen protection though it has tempered glass..very very disappointed..the tempered glass didnt break but the screen of the phone broke..who wants to use a new phone with broken screen..


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