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Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL Specs+ Pros and Cons Reviews

Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL Specs

Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL Specs

Date Released: 2018, October

DisplayTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.45 inches, 86.5 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1440 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~247 ppi density
Protection-
UIASUS ZenUI 5.0
BodyDimensions147.3 x 70.9 x 8.7 mm (5.80 x 2.79 x 0.34 in)
Weight150 g (5.29 oz)
BuildFront glass, aluminum body
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
CameraPrimary13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3", 1.12µm, PDAF, LED Flash
Secondary8 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1.12µm, LED Flash
FeaturesTouch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
MemoryExternal SlotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal32 GB, 3 GB RAM
NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Available ColorDeepsea Black, Sunlight Gold
PlatformOSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
CPUOcta-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505
SoundAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm JackYes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
NFC-
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5

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Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL Review

Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL Specs designed to accompany on all life’s adventures where brings you to a bigger picture. It has specs and features that can compete to the other smartphone brands under its category. The device was introduced and officially announced to the public last October 2018 and released to the market before the month end. It offers a large screen display, large memory storage, large battery, and more advanced technology features. It considered being one of the affordable smartphones of Asus where it has competitive key features.

Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL is a Dual Nano SIM card with dual standby mode feature. It is supported up to 4G LTE as the network technology band for data connection. It is built by a front glass and an aluminum body cover material. The Zenfone Max (M1) has a 5.45 inches screen where it has an 82.8% screen-to-body ratio. It has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors feature. The display resolution has the spec of 720 x 1440 pixels, 16:10 ratio and 247 ppi density.

Zenfone Max (M1) has the dimension of 147.3 x 70.9 x 8.7 mm (5.80 x 2.79 x 0.34 in) and weighing 150g. It runs on the UI of ASUS ZenUI 5.0 based on the OS of Android 8.0 Oreo version powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor along with Adreno 505 as GPU. It has 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal memory as the built-in storage. It can be expanded via microSD card up to 256 GB capacity storage and has a dedicated slot allotted for it.

The main camera of Zenfone Max (M1) has a single lens of 13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″, 1.12µm, PDAF with LED Flash. It has camera settings and mode features including HDR and Panorama option. While the front camera has an 8 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1.12µm with LED Flash for taking selfies and video recording. The video resolution using the main camera has the spec of 1080@30fps (gyro-EIS) for recording. The device has a loudspeaker feature and supported by a 3.5mm jack for a headphone adapter. It also has active noise cancellation with dedicated mic feature.

Asus Zenfone Max (M1) ZB556KL Price and Battery Capacity

The connectivity packs with Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP, LE). GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), Fm Radio, and micro USB 2.0 with OTG ready feature. It has fingerprint scanner rear-mounted as one of the securities unlock of the device. The other sensor features are the accelerometer, proximity, and compass. The colors available of the device are the Deepsea Black and Sunlight Gold. It has a non-removable battery of Li-Po 4000 mAh with charging feature of 2A/5V 10W. The official market price is about 120 EUR or 7,197.60 PHP or 137.36 USD if converted into the Philippines and US currency respectively.

Pros

  • 5.45 inches with IPS LCD display
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 1.4 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor
  • 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal memory
  • External memory up to 256 GB with a dedicated slot
  • Main Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″, 1.12µm, PDAF with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1.12µm with LED Flash
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • OTG ready
  • Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Charging 2A/5V 10W
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No Corning Gorilla Glass protected
  • Non-removable battery

Review Overview

Design - 87%
Performance - 85%
Specs - 86%
Camera - 85%

86%

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