Zhoey Chen, 18 Feb 2018Originally i wanted the normal zenfone max; no finger print & dual camera based on my budg... morehow much is the original message occupy the memory? since is only available 32GB internal storage in Malaysia
I'm currently using this device as my daily drive. The battery is very good even i dont use power saving mode, it has 7-8 hours of SOT with almost 17 hours intensify use, in Indonesia, max plus has HD res, i feel disappointed knowing that asus decrease it resolution, but it acceptable, even the quality of screen is average.
The main question is why asus put mediatek chipset here, even it has MT6750T as oppo f3 and vivo v5 had ever used, asus can put helio p23.
Performance is not so great, its just average, online game like Mobile Legend and Vain glory has a no lag but fpsdrop is appear somewhere, netmarble evil bane is fully playable too.
Surprisingly, there is no heat or even overheat issue while this device is being used in intensivve gaming, even it use mediatek.
Maybe, mali TP860mp2 in asus max plus is similar like in helio p10. Or, reducing screen from fulhd to hd is a nice decision.
I dont know why everyone seems have heat and battery drain issue, maybe it because they have fullHD version.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2018may i ask you about nova 2i?Nova 2i is way better than this. No heat problems.may have smaller mah battery but lasts longer than this phone. Had asus for a week and sold it to buy nova 2i. Best decision!
Kabudelz, 19 Feb 2018Dissapointed on the battery life, and overheating issuesI have been using Asus phones for years. And have now changed to Huawei. Wisest decision I've made ever. Asus phones have heat and battery issues. The reason they made big mah for batteries is that the phone's processor of the phone itself consumes too much battery.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2018Huawei Nova 2i vs Xiomi mi m1 vs Asus max m1 which one should i buy? Please help meHuawei Nova2i has better camera than this.
Huawei Nova 2i vs Xiomi mi m1 vs Asus max m1 which one should i buy? Please help me
Sadz, 07 Jan 2018Yeah bro i agree , max 3 is the vise versa version. . LolHi Guys,
I just bought last Sunday, the poor camera performance may due to poor asus camera apks, that may improve by install the Camera MX, I have tried this morning and works fine.
ASUS you need to take an action on this! as no good feedback comes from users using this model.
Originally i wanted the normal zenfone max; no finger print & dual camera based on my budget. I have 2 choice; zenfone max or samsung j7 pro. Yet, i chose max since j7 pro's android only 6.0 which is older. But the seller suggest i take max plus since if differs myr100 only so i take it. I used asus zenfone go zc500tg previously, but it's so laggy and always stopped app for like everytime. Which disturb my work if i use it urgently.
Camera - 8.5/10 (wide angle is nice for group photo, but only up to 8mp, kinda downline for me. front camera just ok. They have selfie master which similar with other beauty app)
screen - 8/10 (they have this one hand operation view, which quite handy for a multitasking person like me. plus glove mode, i havent test yet but will do in the future. Im not sure whether it is Youtube new feature or this phone, u can watch it in 2 types of full screen, 1 which utilized the whole screen, 1 is normal view full screen. No corning gorilla like max pro, from what i know it protect your screen from minor scratch & crack. Thats make me to handle it with extra super duper care & alert. I drop my zenfone go hundred times, no injury until the ultimate fall from motorbike. Yeah, one big scar across the screen)
battery - 7/10 (so far, as a new phone no problem. Full charged on 6am, use it the whole day without having a panic attack in finding my powerbank which is my everyday routine. Depends on what i do on that day, if i watch video it'll drain faster yet not so fast like my zenfone go. Bare in mind i use it with 4g internet 24hours & active streaming-fb, youtube, google, whatsapp, wechat, some on9 game, joox & instagram. Charging it to full took time & somehow annoyed me without a reason. Asus are well known for their hot battery, my zenfone go even have personal fan to cool it down when it is too hot. So far max plus never get that hot level that i got, only warm when i use youtube continuosly )
unlock - 9.5/10 (finger print is like a must in 2018. So, i love it. I havent tried face recognition yet thus 9.5 score)
mobile manager - 10/10 (i thought it was file manager but im wrong. Similar to clean master, u dont need to install clean app. I love it because no ads for sure. Save your phone memory tho)
zen.ui 4.0 interface - 10/10 (prrobably what makes me like asus is i dont need to install lock app theme & phone theme. Plus asus keyboard can customize theme & can put picture in it! Again i dont need to install unless u want more updated emoji)
android 7.0 nougat - 8/10 (u cant complain if u have 7.0 in 2018 unless u got 5.1 lolipop. Probably because that im aware that 8.0 version is already available on certain phone since it is the latest one. But 7.0 quite ok, u cant complain yet)
reverse charge - 4/10 (the lowest one, why? It is not fuctional. I test it with my zenfone go for this feature, but unfortunately nothing happen. I dont know whether i need to set up first or what, thus 4 since it is bad number in chinese. Ha. Ha.)
overall - 7.5/10 (because google apps took my storage the most out of all the apps, & u cant uninstall it. I mean i dont use google play music & tv and google photo app. I hate it cuz its sit there like parasite. The one that makes me mad as hell is that i have to use google music or joox to listen my music. Thats -2 points. The box comes with usual usb charger, pin to access the simcard & sd card, earphone with extra sets of buds, usb for reverse charging, & silicone case. No screen protecter, depends on the shop whether foc or upgrade to tempered glass-a must. Affordable price, the only differs max plus & max pro is dual camera, finger print & ram. If u have more budget, go for max pro or nova 2i. But if lesser budget yet wanted hi-tech feature, this one is ok since it is one of the latest.)
My review based on my own experience. So, it might differs with others experience with max plus. My suggestion, go for lots of survey and asked the expert. I took half an hour just for arguing & discussing the specs with my tech geek friend on the phone b4 finally bought it. Dont ask girls, they just bought phone bcuz it is trendy & celebrity endorsement. Differs from me altho im a girl, i go for specs first b4 else. I dont bought asus because of gong yoo, thats for sure.
My zenfone max plus m1 is 5 days old anditcan only last 4 hours or less. it has the sw version... 20180124. Battery drains super fast. When i checked the Battery usage the '' standby'' mode is consuming most of the power. Its so disappointing. I already customized the settings, brightness, kill apps, blah blah but no change. I have 7 day replacement period i just hope the store replace it fast.
Ayeka, 08 Feb 2018Ja its good for gaming but the second update its drain so easy... 100% but after 5hr not usi... moreWhat do u expect from mediatek its their specialty easily increase temp and drain/damage your unit,