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Asus Zenfone Max – Redefines Big Battery Smartphone

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Recently the well know Chinese Manufacturer introduced the 2nd Gen. Asus Zenfone Max. We recieved the device and put it under heavy tests. Let’s have a look at what we found out about the new Zenfone Max.

Design & Display – Does it looks appealing?

Well while most companies are busy focusing on all metal design for the 10k priced Smartphone segment it seems like Asus had some other plans in mind. The Asus Zenfone Max (2016) has a Textured Leather back-panel with a metal frame running around the body which gives it a really good grip in hand along with a really premium feel.

The front of the device continues to feature the same 5.5 inch 720p HD display. The view angles are very crisp and clear. The device also has a Bluelight Filter Mode using which the user could save his eyes from taking extra strain while reading/using his smartphone in low-light/night conditions.

Processor – Is it Powerful?

Yes it is. The New Asus Zenfone Zoom has an upgrade on the processor side upgrading to the most famous Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core (i.e. a 64 bit Chipset). With this the Asus Zenfone Max has in total 3 variants :-

  • 2GB RAM and Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core Chipset – Rs. 8,999
  • 2GB RAM and Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core Chipset – Rs. 9,999
  • 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core Chipset – Rs. 12,999

Well that might seem a bit silly as you would have to pay Rs.3000 extra just for a 1GB RAM upgrade which seems totally unrealistic.

But yes for sure the Rs.9,999 variant with 2GB RAM and an Octa-core processor would give you a boost on performace and let you smoothly surf through most of the heavy apps and processing work.

Camera – Anything Special?

Yes the Zenfone Max has the 13 MP Rear camera with Laser Autofocus (i.e. identical to the Asus Zenfone Laser and Zenfone Selfie models). The Camera of the Asus Zenfone Max just like any other Zenfone device has many modes to choose from. Well those modes are listed below :-

  • HDR
  • Beautification
  • Super Resuolution
  • Low Loght
  • Night
  • Depth of Field
  • Effect
  • Selfie
  • GIF Animation
  • Miniature
  • Time Rewind
  • Time Lapse
  • Slow motion

The Front Snapper is no less and features an 8MP High resolution that lets you take clear and bright selfie which you can customize even more with various filters and editing tools.

Battery – Is it worth?

Absolutely worth it guys, the new variant of the Asus Zenfone Max just like the old one give an extra-ordinary battery performance with its humongus 5000 mAh battery. There’s no fast charger with the device so it will take around 3 hours for you to charge the device from 0-100%.

But once the device is fully charged you are just gonna keep wondering while doing heavy processing work (i.e. Heavy Games, Clicking HDR Photos, Watching HD videos) that why doesn’t the battery die. Once fully charged the Asus Zenfone Max with heavy processing of the Octa-core processor would last a minimum 2 days.

So now with this device you can say bye bye to all the heavy powerbanks that you guys had to keep carrying around in your bags to charge your fancy Android devices every now and then.

Let down’s – Every device has that…!!!

So now the Asus Zenfone Max also like every other device out there has some let down’s too.

  • No Fingerprint Sensor – Yes, you heard it right there’s no Fingerprint sensor on a 10k device that’s pretty common these days.
  • No Fast Charging – Having a 5000 mAh battery it will be really a pain to charge the device using the a normal 1A charger.

Video Review –

Conclusion – Coming to the point

Well coming to the conclusion the Asus Zenfone Max couldn’t be called a really worth buying device as it lacks two of the really important features available in the Rs.10k Smartphone range at present. However if you have made your mind considering the battery then the Rs.9,999 variant would be best option and the Battery Performance surely wouldn’t let you down.

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Thanks for Reading.

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Amit Kumar

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