Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company Asus has recently launched an addition to their zenfone 3 series new mid budget smartphone which has a huge battery of 5000 mAh.
Asus Zenfone 3s Max has 5.2 inch display with the resolution of 1280×720 . The Display looks decent. The viewing angles are perfect. Display is bright enough in sunlight. It has a 2.5D curved display which feels good while swiping from the one end of the display.
Built & Design :
This device looks pretty premium.
As you can see in images , This time Asus had made couple of changes in Zenfone 3s Max’s design. The fingerprint is front facing, which works pretty much great. We do get an option to add up to five fingers. The fingerprint sensor works very smooth and quick. The fingerprint sensor performs very well, you have to press the home button or power button to use the scanner. The front is covered with 2.5 D curved Corning Gorilla Glass. On the top we get 8MP Secondary Camera & Sensors. Overall, the Asus Zenfone 3S Max is just another candybar design smartphone, the compact display size will be loved by many. On the rear side, we have 13 MP Primary Camera , dual-tone LED Flash and underneath Asus branding branding.
On the right hand side you will find a volume rocker followed by power button. The buttons are very well placed and are easy to reach. Hybrid-sim tray on the left side. Here also we get Hybrid-sim slot. It means you can either use two sim cards or one sim and a microSD card. On the top we have 3.5 mm headphone jack. At the bottom, we get Mic ,Speaker grill and Micro USB.
Well 13 MP Primary camera with f/2.0 aperture takes quite decent shots in good light. As usual like any Asus smartphone, there are multiple modes available like the HDR Pro, Beautification, Low light, Manual, etc. Photos clicked with Zenfone 3s max are quite crisp, high detailing and with natural colors. The low light photographs are not good, and the camera does face issue in taking low light images. On this phone we can record 1080p video at 30fps with better quality.
The secondary ie. front camera is an 8 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture . Again images clicked by front camera are crisp and filled with natural colors which is really good for someone who loves taking selfies. So happy with the front camera as it has a wide-angle to manage more people in a single picture.
Asus Zenfone 3s has Mediatek chip, 8-cores of A53 clocked at 1.5 Ghz and 3GB of RAM. Asus also added 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. Zenfone 3s is the first zenfone 3 series smartphone which runs the latest Android os 7.0 we realized that gaming is very good on this phone. Games like NOVA 3, Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5 didn’t show any lag. We also tried to run Real Racing 3, but unfortunately, the game was force closing itself every time. There were no heat issues faced while charging or even in gaming. The phone was able to handle everything well. Call quality was excellent and we did not face any call drops in our entire review period with the Vodafone sim card.
User Interface :
This is the first zenfone with the Android Nougat on board. Thanks to new ZenUI & Android Nougat for best Android Customization. All the features introduced with the Android Nougat such as multi-window mode, quick switch between apps, rich notifications are present in the Zenfone 3S Max as well.
Asus Zenfone 3s max comes with the 5000mAh Battery which easily lasts for one and the half to two days with moderate usage. The Android Nougat based Zen UI plays an essential role as well with its Doze mode. With complete 4G turned on, With heavy usage phone will offer a complete day battery life. So, Asus has played well with battery in Asus Zenfone 3s max.
Price : ₹ 14,999
Well Asus zenfone 3s max is the rockstar when it comes to the battery life. If you daily travel much and carry a power bank with you to keep your phone charged for whole day then you should go for this and yes it wouldn’t burn hole in your pocket because Asus zenfone 3s max is a mid-budget phone with huge battery life. If you are someone tormented by a mediocre battery on your existing handset and are looking forward to buy a phone with a massive battery capacity, the Zenfone 3s Max is a reasonably priced option.