Asus ZenFone Max (M1) offers generous battery and dual camera for just $169

Asus ZenFone Max (M1) offers generous battery and dual camera for just $169
Are you looking for a new smartphone that doesn't cost more than $200 unlocked? Asus may have just what you need in the ZenFone Max (M1), an Android 8 Oreo handset that's coming soon to the US.

Sporting a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1440 pixels and a modern 18:9 aspect ratio, the Asus ZenFone Max (M1) packs a large 4,000 mAh battery that can provide up to 16 hours of video playback, up to 23 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing, up to 36 hours of talk time, or up to 41 days of standby time. With normal usage, the phone likely lasts about two days on a single charge (speaking of that, fast charging is supported).

On the back, the new Asus phone has a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera (13 MP + wide-angle 8 MP), while the front hosts an 8 MP selfie camera. Other features include face unlock, dual SIM support, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space.

The ZenFone Max (M1) is priced at $169 and can be pre-ordered via B&H (see the first source link below) in three color variants: black, rose gold, and red. While the smartphone does not have a proper release date, it will start shipping "soon." 

This is the second ZenFone Max model that Asus is releasing in the US in 2018, after the larger and slightly more expensive ZenFone Max Plus (M1). Mind, you both handsets are fully compatible only with GSM/LTE carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T.

 
sources: B&H, Asus

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5 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

SD 425...?? No way

2. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Well, ASUS give you another option, Zenfone Max Pro (M1) which I find it better option than this one.

4. boucha26

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the best option for 188$ .... Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 2 TB 13MP + 5MP Dual Rear Camera | 8MP Front Camera 5.99 inch Full HD+ Display 5000 mAh Battery (fast charging support) Stock Android (Update upto android Q) (Promising android patch and security update once in every two monthz) (3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 2 TB - Just 160$)

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This one is meh, M1 Max Pro is the real deal, FHD+, SD636 and 5000mAh battery and for ~$200

5. boucha26

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the best option for 188$ .... Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 2 TB 13MP + 5MP Dual Rear Camera | 8MP Front Camera 5.99 inch Full HD+ Display 5000 mAh Battery (fast charging support) Stock Android (Update upto android Q) (Promising android patch and security update once in every two monthz) (3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 2 TB - Just 160$)

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