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ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) 4/64GB B28 $168.19 AUD Delivered @ Banggood

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Note that this deal requires VIP 1 on Banggood - this basically means as long as you have bought anything from Banggood somewhat recently you should be eligible. Someone please confirm if you can buy any cheap cable to immediately get to VIP 1?

Remove shipping insurance to get to $164.97.

Don't have personal experience with this phone but seems to be really good value for price.

CONS
No NFC
Cameras are not great
Micro-usb

SPECS
SIM Card Slots: Dual SIM Dual Standby (2 x Nano cards + 1 x TF card up to 2 TB)
OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)
CPU: Snapdragon 636 (14 nm), Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 509
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB
Display Size: 6.0 inch, 92.1 cm2 (~76.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, FHD+, 18:9 ratio (~404 ppi density)
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh Battery
Earphone Jack: 3.5mm
Model: ZB602KL Global Version

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  • +2

    Cheaper on Ali, no need VIP https://m.aliexpress.com/item/4001003159962.html

    Seems like a cheap choice if you want lineageos

    • Doesn't ship to Australia unfortunately :(

      EDIT: Initially works, but once colour is selected, can't select shipping options.

      • https://aliexpress.com/item/32903103317.html

        Try this instead. IMO though maybe spend a few dollars extra for 6gb version

        • +1

          please note there are a few version of this.
          the 6gb variant can come with b28; as far as i know the 4gb version did not.

          • +1

            @dasher86: The 4gb in my first post lists b28.

            • @Jenny Death: I believe there is a localised version (not Aus) with different bands but the one listed is the Global Version and looks like it has band 28 (also shown on the screenshot of the box in the BangGood ad).

        • Do you have a link for the 6GB version? I can't seem to find it.

    • disregard comment

  • what is the general consensus on these ASUS phones? reasonable bang for buck?

    • +3

      Excellent bang for buck IMO. Asus is a reputable hardware manufacturer, generally a premium brand for PC hardware.

      I bought 2 for business use, and one is still as good as the day it was bought. One was dropped from a great height - RIP. Best phones we ever had/have.

      Battery life is solid with the 5000maH battery/Snapdragon combo, and this one runs pure Android 9.0 so even better.

      No brainer if you're looking for a decent phone.

    • +2

      Asus is indeed a good hardware manufacturer as buffalo bill states - if any of the cons that I listed aren't a deal breaker for you, I would say it's very good for the price. Obviously different people have different requirements for phones.

      If you aren't familiar with some of the tech terms:
      Micro-USB is an older connector (cable type) than USB-C. May be an issue if you use lots of peripherals with your phone.
      NFC basically refers to 'tap and pay' technology - if you don't rely on your phone to make 'tap' payments, it's usually not a problem.

      I'm personally using a cheap Sharp Aquos S2 from an ozbargain deal 2 years ago ish which only has minor differences from this phone (has NFC, no B28, smaller battery, uses usb-c) - apart from having poor battery life (initially only had a 2700 mah battery), it's still going strong today.

      • What is confusing to me is that Asus used a USB type C in their series 3 (2016 release) Zenfones, but fast forward to this phone (series 5 / 2018), they're using micro-USB. Wouldn't be a deal breaker for many; you're unlikely to be caught short of battery life.

    • I have this phone and it's fantastic for the price. Micro SD, headphone jack, huge battery- all things that phones 5 times more expensive can lack :/

      Cons are the absolutely terrible camera, no USB C and low chance of any Android updates

      • +1

        Has official lineage 16 and unofficial 17 (q) support.

      • You can use another camera app or install Google Pixel for good results.

    • See my comments below.

  • +1

    Anybody know where to get the ZenFone 6 these days? Seems like they discontinued it 😭

    • Available here

      • Already checked on there. Only 2 links (Banggood and Amazon Spain) both sold out.

        • Could be worth keeping an eye on the Banggood stock levels.

          One is listed as 'Under restocking available soon.'

  • Make sure you get ASUS_X00TDB with 6GB RAM, as it comes with NFC and B28.

    Great phone. I've been using it since August 2018 and it's still almost as snappy as new. Battery is also very good.

    ASUS regularly update it.

    You can update the default camera to Google Pixel camera app and/or install the one you like to get really good results.

  • +1

    Oops wrong phone.

    Edit: Cheaper here.
    #Aliexpress AU $129.62 18%OFF | ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL 4G 64G 6 inch 18:9 FHD Snapdragon 636 Android 8.1 Dual 16MP 4G LTE Face ID Samrtphone
    https://a.aliexpress.com/_dSXkCba

    • Not sure why you got negged

    • I think that was for the 3GB/32GB model.

      • +1

        ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 ZB602KL 4G 64G 6 inch 18:9 FHD Snapdragon 636 Android 8.1 Dual 16MP 4G LTE Face ID Samrtphone

        $139AUD+GST at checkout.

  • Op, did you include GST in above price?

    • Yes, GST + Shipping + insurance was included in that price at time of posting.

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