Asus launched two new budget smartphones in India today. The Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1 come with features like a full screen 18:9 display, Snapdragon 430 processor with up to 3GB RAM, single rear cameras, and Android 8.1 Oreo.

Both the phones are mostly similar in terms of specs and build quality. They only differ in terms of RAM, storage, front camera, and battery. The Zenfone Max M1 price in India is set at Rs. 8,999 and it will be available with a discount during Flipkart Festive Sale. Here are some frequently asked questions about the new budget phones from Asus.

Asus Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1 Full Specifications

Key Specifications Asus Zenfone Max M1 Asus Zenfone Lite L1
Display 5.45-inch IPS LCD 5.45-inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution HD+ 720×1440 pixels, 18:9 HD+ 720×1440 pixels, 18:9
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI
Processor Octa-core 1.4GHz Octa-core 1.4GHz
Chipset Snapdragon 430 Snapdragon 430
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 505
RAM 3GB 2GB
Internal Storage 32GB 16GB
Expandable Storage Yes, 256GB Yes, 256GB
Rear Camera 13MP, f/2.0 13MP, f/2.0, LED Flash
Front Camera 8MP, f/2.0, LED Flash 5MP, LED Flash
Video Recording 1080p 1080p
Battery 4,000mAh 3,000mAh
4G VoLTE Yes Yes
Dimensions 147.3 x 70.9 x 8.7mm 147.3 x 71.1 x 8.1mm
Weight 150g 140g
Sim Card Type Dual SIM Dual SIM
Price Rs. 8,999 Rs. 6,999

 

Design and Display

Question: How is the build quality of Asus Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1?

Answer: Both the Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1 have a simple design language with metallic finish back panel with the camera module and a full-screen display at the front. Only the Max M1 also has a fingerprint scanner at the back. The phones are lightweight and compact so they can be used by one hand very easily. Overall, the phones look good, but not that premium.

Question: How is the display of the Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1?

Answer: Both the phones sport a similar 5.45-inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Further, they sport 18:9 aspect ratio so there are fewer bezels on either side. The brightness of the display is good and colors are also well and sunlight visibility is also okay.

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of Zenfone Max M1?

Answer: The Zenfone Max M1 comes with a back-mounted fingerprint sensor which is fast.

Camera

Question: What are the camera features of Zenfone Max M1/Zenfone Lite L1?

Answer:  The Zenfone Max M1 comes with a single rear camera. It has a 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. There is an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Zenfone Lite L1 comes with a single rear camera. It has a 13 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. There is a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Question: What are the camera modes available in Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1?

Answer: The Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1 rear cameras support Portrait mode, HDR imaging, and Beauty mode. The front cameras also come with Portrait Mode and Beauty modes.

Question: What quality videos can be recorded on Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1?

Answer: You can record 1080p videos on both the Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1.

Hardware, Storage

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1?

Answer: Both the new Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1 are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. The Snapdragon 430 is a good processor in the budget segment.

Question: How many RAM and internal storage options are available for new Zenfone models?

Answer: The Zenfone Max M1 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, while Zenfone Lite L1 has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

Question: Can the internal storage in the new Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1 be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in both phones is expandable up to 256GB with the help of a dedicated microSD card slot.

Battery and Software

Question: What is the battery size on Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1? Do they support fast charging? 

Answer: The Zenfone Max M1 is powered by a 4,000 mAh non-removable battery, while Lite L1 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. They don’t support fast charging.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1?

Answer: Both the phones run Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box with Asus’ ZenUI on top.

Connectivity and Others

Question: Do Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, they support two Nano-SIM cards using dedicated SIM card slots.

Question: Do they support both LTE and VoLTE networks?

Answer: Yes, they support LTE and VoLTE networks.

Question: Do they have a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, they have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Do they support face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, both the phones support Face Unlock feature.

Question: How is the audio of new Zenfone models?

Answer: Both the phones are good in terms of audio with two bottom firing speakers. There are dedicated mics for noise cancellation.

Question: What sensors are there in Zenfone Max M1 and Zenfone Lite L1?

Answer: The sensors on the phones include an accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, and Gyroscope. The Max M1 also sports a fingerprint sensor.

Price and availability

Question: What are the prices of Zenfone Max M1 and Lite 1 in India?

Answer: The Zenfone Max M1 has been priced at Rs. 8,999 for the only 3GB/32GB variant but it will be available at Rs. 7,499 as an introductory offer. The price of Zenfone Lite L1 is Rs. 6,999 but it will be available for Rs. 5,999 only during the festive season.

Question: Where and when can I buy new Zenfone Max M1?

Answer: The Zenfone Max M1 will be available to purchase online exclusively via Flipkart starting Festive Dhamaka Days soon.

Question: What are the color options of Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1 available in India?

Answer: This Zenfone Max M1 and Lite L1 will be available in Black and Gold color options.

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