A new variant of the smartphone Asus Zenfone Max has been launched recently on 23rd May 2016. We got the opportunity to use it for a very long time indeed. So if you are looking for a smartphone at a budget of Rs.9,999 then you are reading the right review. You may expect amazing things from the analysis of this smartphone.
When we got to know about the know Zenfone “Max” then we get to know that this phone belongs to the Asus Zenfone series and the phone has some features which is MAX. Well to know what is Max in this device let us explore this smartphone.
The phone`s design is similar to that of most of the Zenfone smartphones with some changes for sure. The Screen to body ratio is certainly good in the Zenfone Max. The back cover made me felt good as the back cover seems to be more better and provides some grip indeed.
The physical buttons are placed on the right hand side of the device. The volume rocker buttons are on right hand side and there is a lock/ON/OFF button placed.
There is a 3.5mm jack for the headphones on the top of the device. In the front we can see the front camera and sensors of the device. In the bottom, there is a microphone and a microUSB slot. The phone`s back side we can see the rear camera, with the LED flash.
There is ASUS branding below it. The texture of the back panel is good and it does make the phone look a premium device. The weight of the smartphone is 202g which is a bit heavy as expected due to huge battery.
The display of the smartphone is of 5.5 inch. This is having a very crisp display. The display is easy to read even in bright sunlight. The display is bright and sharp. You can watch videos and play games with ease and enjoy the display of the smartphone. Playing games on this Full HD screen is enjoyment for sure.
This dual sim phone has 2 variants, these are having 2GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM. The phone with 2GB of RAM has a price of Rs.9,999 and the phone with 3GB of RAM has a price of Rs.12,999. Both the sim cards are microSIM. There is an improvement in this smartphone than its predecessor.
This phone is using the Snapdragon 615 processor. The phone has an Octa Core Processor. The device has a smooth Multi-Tasking experience indeed. The phone was used by us for a very long time.
We did`nt experienced any lags as such while switching between the apps. The phone has enough space for switching between normal apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, etc. The phone has an internal memory of 32GB and there can be usage of microSD card of upto 64GB.
The phone is having a 13MP rear camera. This phone is having a phone with LED flash. The device has a good camera with clear images as it is having a laser focus technology similar to that of the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser. We clicked a lot of pictures with this camera in various modes. The camera clicks the photos with ease and fastness as the phone has good focus calibrating capability.
This phone uses the latest Operating System which is Android Marshmallow. The phone has some unique battery optimization features. There are Google Now and App Permissions.
There are app permissions which ask a lot of queries before using anything. This gives a complete control of the app usage to the user. The Zen UI is used which is the same in all the Zenfone devices. So if you were an earlier Asus user you will get accustomed to it with ease.
This is like the show stopper feature of this smartphone. The phone has a battery capacity of 5000mAh. With moderate and normal usage I was able to use this smartphone for 2 days after full charge. It is very useful and an Android phone having the charging for minimum 2 days is just amazing.
Also the weight of the phone is not that heavy. So it is like a mini powerbank only. There is a procedure for reverse charging as well. So you can connect an OTG cable to this device and then connect a microUSB cable to this phone to any other device for charging that device.
So you can use this smartphone as a power bank. Though there is a a lack of Quick charge feature. To charge the smartphone of 5000mAh it does take a lot of time(upto 4 hours).
This is a nice smartphone with good battery, internal memory of 32GB, performance and camera. The phone`s price is also affordable indeed. One of the best phones in this budget. Will surely get added to our list of best phones under Rs.10,000. Buy it if you want the above features at the desired price.