Great combination of style and power
As smartphones are getting powerful and smarter day by day the demand for battery life keep on increasing with every upgraded specs and features in a smartphone.
In recent times, we have seen many smartphone manufacturers are trying to address this issues and launched smartphones with big mAh backed devices. Recently ASUS launched ZenFone Max which is meant for users who are always on the move and demand superior performance along with an elegant style.
Features & Looks:
The new ZenFone Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and provides the users an option to opt for a 2GB or 3GB RAM. The internal memory of the phone has now been increased to 32GB, in addition to an expandable memory of up to 64GB. Equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, the ZenFone Max can last longer without charging and is also capable of being a power bank for other gadgets. Backed by Android M 6.0.1 and ASUS ZenUI, the new ZenFone Max has a 13 Megapixel, f/2.0-aperture rear camera with the ASUS PixelMaster 2.0 technology and dual-LED flash for natural-looking photography. It also features Laser Auto Focus technology that helps photography enthusiasts focus on an object in as fast as 0.03 seconds. ZenFone Max’s front camera is a 5 Megapixel, f/2.0-aperture camera with 85̊ wide-viewing angle that helps in incorporating more information and details into the picture. Featuring a 5.5 inch HD (1280×720) IPS display with full-screen lamination and ASUS TruVivid technology, the battery centric smartphone is not only loaded with mammoth 5000 mAh battery but it also looks sleek that measures only 5.2 mm at its thinnest edge. Its surrounding metal-like edge makes it durable while the back with the look and feel of embossed leather makes the phone look chic and fashionable for every occasion.
As this is more a battery centric smartphone let’s talk about its battery performance. This smartphone is easily a good choice for a power user and people who always stay web connected. The phone boasts a standby time of over 30 days and up to 37 hours of talk-time on 3G or 32 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. The ZenFone Max can even be used to charge other compatible devices. ZenFone Max includes advanced features to satisfy power users. The Power Saver mode helps users manage and extend the battery life even more. With five battery modes and two smart switches that users can configure to make their own battery optimization settings and help the battery last even longer. Look-wise ZenFone Max looks attractive, may be it feels bulky for some but overall it looks nice in your hand and easy for one hand operations. The new ZenUI has more than 1000 features and additions to the Android interface, runs the latest 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) version of the Android OS, so you have new features such as the Now on Tap. The camera performance is decent but bit inconsistent. Overall, it’s a great package in this price bracket.
In this competitive price segment, ASUS succeeded to bring in a quality device which is good looking, powered by great specs and big battery. Good buying option for all power users.
Pros: great design, built quality, battery life
Cons: Audio, UI