zenfone max m1 first impressions


The Zenfone Max M1 came as a surprise announcement at the launch of the Zenfone 5 last month. And while the phone isn’t exactly a powerhouse on paper, it does have a few tricks up its sleeve, when you consider its PhP8,995 price tag. It’s got 18:9 display, dual rear cameras, and a large 4,000mAh battery that should give it outstanding longevity. Design and Build Quality The Zenfone Max M1’s design speaks a  number of references to its bigger brother, the Max Plus M1, and the Zenfone 3 Zoom. The back panel is made of plastic coated with a metallic finish that makes it easy to grip.  Add that to the phone’s compact form factor, and you have a device that can easily be used with one hand. All the buttons are located on the right side, while the left side houses the triple slot tray. Up top is the…