ZenFone Max M1 and Lite L1 hands-on review


The ZenFone Lite L1 and the ZenFone Max M1 are two of Asus' most recent cell phones that likewise happen to be the least expensive the brand brings to the table. These are section level cell phones for the most part for first time purchasers, with the Lite L1 being the more reasonable of the two and the Max M1 being comparable yet with a couple of additional highlights and bling for the all the more recognizing client with somewhat more profound pockets.

The two telephones are very comparable, be that as it may. They both have the equivalent chipset, a similar presentation, and a similar camera on the back yet the Max comes with a couple of additional highlights, for example, a bigger battery, more memory, unique mark sensor and an enhanced camera on the front.

Asus Zenfone Max M1 ZB556KL specs:

  • Structure: Polycarbonate
  • Show: 5.45-inch, 1440x720 IPS LCD, 18:9 295 PPI, 2.5D glass
  • Raise Camera: 13MP, f2.0 PDAF, 1080p30 video, LED streak
  • Front Camera: 8MP f2.0, LED streak
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 1.4GHz octa-center Cortex-A53, Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3GB LPDDR3, 32GB eMCP, microSD bolster (up to 256GB)
  • Network: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS
  • Battery: 4000mAh, 10W charging
  • Misc: Fingerprint sensor, confront open, FM radio

Asus ZenFone Lite L1 ZA551KL specs:

  • Plan: Polycarbonate
  • Show: 5.45-inch, 1440x720 IPS LCD, 18:9 295 PPI
  • Raise Camera: 13MP, f2.0 PDAF, 1080p30 video, LED streak
  • Front Camera: 5MP f2.4, LED streak
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 1.4GHz octa-center Cortex-A53, Adreno 505
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3, 16GB eMCP, microSD bolster (up to 256GB)
  • Availability: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS
  • Battery: 3000mAh, 10W charging
  • Misc: Face open, FM radio

While nothing about the specs is intended to get your heartbeat hustling, these telephones are intended to offer a good cell phone involvement for those on a tight spending plan. They contend head-on with the Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Redmi 6, which at present standard the section.

We invested some energy with the telephones to check whether they merit your cash.


One of the significant contrasts between the Lite and the Max is the plan.

The Max is the fancier of the two. It has a more pleasant metallic paint complete with smooth bended corners. On the front, the bended glass mixes easily into the bended sides. The back camera is cunningly intended to seem as though it has a double camera framework, despite the fact that it doesn't. The power catch as an afterthought has a spun metal wrap up.

The Lite doesn't actually look awful however it certainly doesn't look as decent as the Max. The paint has a dull complete however the most detectable thing is the level glass on the front that neither looks nor feels pleasant.

The two telephones are fabricated sensibly well. They are totally made out of plastic however they don't feel modest. They are likewise light - especially the Lite - which could be a thought for a few.

By and large, these are genuinely all around structured and well-made telephones, yet you unquestionably show signs of improvement in general bundle with the Max.

The two telephones have an indistinguishable 5.45-inch, 1440x720, 18:9 IPS LCD. As referenced previously, the Max has a bended 2.5D glass while the Lite has a standard level glass however both are sensibly scratch safe and have an oleophobic covering.

Picture quality on both showcases is entirely useful at the cost. The hues look great and the sharpness is satisfactory. The presentations likewise get truly brilliant and have great perceivability and survey points.

In general, the presentation on these telephones is quite great and doesn't leave much space to whine. 


The two telephones have indistinguishable programming introduced. Both accompany the Asus ZenUI running over Android 8.0 Oreo.

The ZenUI encounter here is comparable in many approaches to that on more costly telephones. The general UI appears to be indistinguishable yet you don't exactly get all the applications and highlights. This, as it were, ends up being favorable position, as Asus has a propensity to run over the edge with highlights with its leader telephones.

The Max and Lite, be that as it may, do get more than satisfactory number of highlights and customization alternatives to keep most clients glad. As an or more side, the telephones accompany just three outsider applications out of the container (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp) and every one of the three applications could be uninstalled on our audit gadgets, which for the most part isn't the situation with Asus telephones. At the end of the day, we're happy how lean this telephone is.

The general programming background on these telephones was commonly great. Asus seemingly doesn't exactly have the most attractive UI out there yet as far as convenience and usefulness, you have essentially all that you require here and it functions admirably. It's not exactly as highlight rich as MIUI, where Xiaomi completes a ton of customization, including some neighborhood ones, however as referenced previously, this could end up being a component to some who favor a less complex UI encounter free of superfluous highlights and bloatware.




Both the ZenFone Max M1 and ZenFone Lite L1 accompany indistinguishable Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with 1.4GHz octa-center Cortex-A43 CPU and Adreno 505 GPU. They do contrast regarding memory, with the Max pressing 3GB RAM and 32GB stockpiling while the Lite having 2GB RAM and 16GB stockpiling. The two telephones have expandable capacity with a different, third space for the microSD that doesn't expect you to forfeit your second SIM.

Execution on the Max M1 is quite good. The power from the quad-center CPU kept things moving along at a fair pace and the telephone once in a while felt moderate or unusable. An incredible inverse, truth be told, the execution was very useful at the cost and those updating from an essential component telephone or purchasing a cell phone out of the blue ought to be splendidly content with it.

The Lite L1 isn't exactly as great. Despite the fact that the CPU execution is indistinguishable, the low RAM means the telephone much of the time comes up short on memory for performing multiple tasks and needs to continue flushing applications from memory. This tends to back things off, for example, opening and shutting applications.

Neither one of the phones is especially suited for gaming. We guess you could play a few diversions at their most minimal setting however we would suggest spending more if gaming execution is vital to you.

The sound execution is satisfactory on the two telephones however nor is outstanding. The speakers get bounty noisy however stable somewhat thin and tinny. The two telephones additionally have an earphone jack yet don't accompany any in the bundling.


Both the Max M1 and the Lite L1 have a similar camera, a 13MP single sensor with f/2.0 focal point and stage identification self-adjust. It can likewise do 1080p video recording.

The camera application is an extremely fundamental adaptation of what we find in more costly Asus telephones. There are not very many choices here, generally restricted to a HDR mode, magnificence mode, display and time slip by. Aside from that, you won't discover much here. A portion of the catches keep on being little and fiddly, something we saw on other ongoing Asus telephones also. These telephones have generally littler shows so these catches get littler and fiddlier to utilize. 


The fundamental opponents to the Max M1 and the Lite L1 are the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A, individually.

Contrasted with the ZenFones, the Xiaomi telephones improve cameras. Be that as it may, the ZenFones lead the pack with regards to execution, with the two gadgets offering decent execution while the Redmis, particularly the Redmi 6A, which is fringe unusable, being remarkably substandard.

In each other zone, nonetheless, it's a tossup between the four telephones and their separate rivals. It truly comes down to which things you esteem increasingly - execution or camera. 


Both the ZenFone Max M1 and the ZenFone Lite L1 are strong spending contributions from Asus. We valued the plan, the showcase and the execution that was on offer, particularly at these relentless costs.

What we didn't exactly like was the camera quality. That is a major drawback for these telephones yet separated from that, these are great telephones at the cost. 
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