Asus Zenfone 3 Max Review: A Balanced Size Phone Backed By Good Hardware And Massive Battery

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Price: ₹ 17999

Key Specs

    5.5-inch (1080x1920p) Full HD display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core 64-bit processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB, 16MP PixelMaster Camera with 5p Largan lens, f/2.0, 8MP Front Camera, Android M v6.0.1 with ZenUI 3.0, 4100 mAh battery

Pros: Great battery, lightweight, design, good performance

Cons: A bit expensive

Bottomline: If you’re looking for a great battery phone but don’t want to carry weight, then this is the right device with good overall performance, but a bit expensive. So, if you are ready to spend 18k then it’s a perfect choice.

Asus Zenfone phones have got new design with its 3rd series. With this, Max also gets an upgrade and now it’s lightweight and stylish. You may ask about the massive 5000mAh battery which was carried by the previous device. The 3 Max phone has 4100mAh, though smaller than previous one, but it gives good performance.

Looks similar yet different from its siblings

The front doesn’t look much different from other Zenfone devices, though its back has metallic finish giving it a rich feel. The front is entirely covered with 2.5D curved glass, so you can see lines on it sometimes but on the rear, you won’t find any smudges, thanks to its metal finish. The phone is available in four different colours viz., Sand Gold, Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver and Rose Pink. And we recieved Asus Zenfone 3 Max review unit in Glacier Silver colour. 

Large 5.5-inch vibrant screen

It’s not a bulky phone having a huge screen and giant battery, thanks to its design team who managed everything. The 5.5-inch full high-definition IPS display offers good detail and intense 450nits brightness enabling you to use the device without any trouble even in bright light conditions. The thin 2.25 mm bezel and 77.5% screen-to-body ratio makes the device comfortable to hold even in one hand. And though it is powered by a huge battery, it weighs only 175 grams, so is lightweight for your pocket as well.

The PixelMaster camera

The PixelMaster rear camera captures beautiful images in high-resolution. Just like previous Asus smartphones, this one also has various options to shoot images in different conditions. It captures image with good amount of detail and rich colours. The front camera also shoots sharp selfies and clear video chats.

HDR Mode

HDR Mode

Super Resolution Mode

Super Resolution Mode

Lag free performance

Packed with powerful hardware, the device can handle various games and apps easily. We played games like Mortal Combat X, NFS and Asphalt 8 etc. There was no visible lag in the performance. Even while switching between apps, we didn’t notice any lag. The phone runs smooth and its UI is also cool.

For security, it has fingerprint sensor at the back that works perfectly as well as offers different functions including swipe down across the sensor to activate the selfie camera and then allows you to tap with your tip to take a picture.

The large battery is the best and main USP of the phone. With the moderate usage, it was able to last for more than 2 days. In our video test, it lasted for more than 12 hours and 58 minutes playing video with full brightness and volume over Wi-Fi.

As like previous Max phone, the new device also offers your reverse charging feature. Though the capacity is a bit lower this time, yet you can charge a smartphone using Zenfone 3 Max in an emergency.

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