Welcome to the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus Hands-on Review, my first impressions and what is the quality of this smartphone, is it really worth to buy it? Let's discuss it's specs and features.

Zenfone Max Plus Hands-on Review

ASUS is now adapting to the latest trends in smartphone display, the Zenfone Max Plus features 5.7-inch full-view display with ultrawide 18:9 aspect ratio and ultrathin bezels. We got a chance to get our hands on this latest Zenfone and here’s our unboxing and first impressions.

Zenfone Max Plus Accesories
complete package of Zenfone Max Plus

It comes in ASUS traditional box, with the big label Zenfone Max Plus on top of the box and basic specs information at the back.

Zenfone Max Plus Box

Inside the box includes the simple protective case, Zenfone max Plus, wall charger, earphones, USB cable, user guide and OTG cable.


The Zenfone Max Plus features a 5.7-inch full-view Full HD+ display with ultrawide 18:9 aspect ratio, ultrathin bezels, and 2.5D-curved glass but no mention if it is protected by Gorilla Glass.

Zenfone Max Plus Hands-on

It has a premium metal finish that is comfortable to hold, its available in Deepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, and Azure Silver colors.

Going to the side there is the power button and volume controls the SIM slot is on the other side, it supports 2x SIM nano SIM and 1 microSD card.

Zenfone Max Plus Front

At the back is the dual rear-camera sensor with 16-megapixel PixelMaster main camera with a wide, f/2.0 aperture lens and a phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) system. While the secondary 120° wide-angle camera has a 200%-wider field of view placed at the leftmost part together with the LED flash and the upper center is the fingerprint scanner with the company name at the bottom.
Zenfone Max Plus Rear Camera

The USB port is located at the bottom together with the speaker and microphone while at the top is the 3.5mm audio jack.

Zenfone Max Plus Headphone speaker

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus Specs

  • Android Nougat (7.0) with ZenUI 4.0
  • 5.7-inch 18:9 Full HD+ IPS Display (2160 x 1080 resolution), 424ppi
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T Octa-core processor
  • Mali-T860MP2 GPU
  • 4GB RAM / 32GB internal storage
  • Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 16MP f/2.0 PDAF + 8MP f/2.4 120° wide-angle dual rear cameras with LED flash
  • 8MP 85° f/2.0 front camera with screen flash, Face Unlock
  • Dual SIM Dual standby
  • 4G LTE
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 4,130mAh battery
  • Php11,995 Philippines Official Price

First Impressions

The Zenfone Max Plus comes in simple and a bit boring design and there’s nothing special about it. The 5.7-inch with 18:9 display aspect ratio looks nice with the Full HD+ resolution it looks really clear and crisp. Its running on latest ZenUI 4.0 and has more clean user interface compared to the previous version and its more responsive. It still comes with comes with a lot of pre-installed apps that are useful.

Zenfone Max Plus Back Cover

One of the main features of the Zenfone Max plus is the battery life and its dubbed as “The Battery King” smartphone. It packs 4,130mAh non-removable battery, based on our hands-on we’re able to get around 8 hours of use in one full charge which is not bad but for a device with the Full HD+ resolution display but we were expecting a longer battery life.

It has a dual rear camera with 16-megapixel PixelMaster + 8MP wide-angle camera lens. The PixelMaster camera comes with features such as Super Resolution, GIF Animation, Panorama and Selfie Panorama modes.

Starting price @ Php11,995 the Zenfone Max Plus is a good pick for an Android smartphone with good battery life, nice display, fingerprint scanner, reverse-charging capability, fast charging and dual rear cameras. Now that’s a lot of features for a smartphone at this price range.

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