Asus ZenFone Max Review
The Asus Zenfone Max the phone which comes in banging your door with a huge battery, and also doubles up as your power bank. And we get you the In-Detail Review of the ZenFone Max and weather is it worth taking out your hard earned cash and spending it on this phone, so let us get on with the review.
Introduction To The Asus ZenFone Max
The ZenFone Max is riding on the same ZenFone 2 wagon and gives us the great new unique look to what the next generation of the Zenfone might be like, with a huge 5,000 mAh battery, leather textured back which took total form of leather in the Zenfone Zoom. and the spec sheet worthy of a budget device on steroids.
So let's not waste any more time and get into the review of the ZenFone Max.
Look And Feel
The look is still a little bit reminiscent to the Zenfone 2 though they went with the more conventional look of placing the volume buttons on the side rather than the back of the device. The Feel of the device though is more premium than that of what i thought it would have been with the leather textured back the Metallic painted side grill and the metal buttons with the lovable rings design on the bottom of such a lovely 5.5" FHD screen is great.
Asus goes on with the tried and tested design and takes feedback seriously from their customers, making tweaks that the customers like and providing a overall great experience to the people that go in for the phone.
|Brand Model||Zenfone Max ZC550KL|
|Display||(5.5) 1280 X 720 HD resolution, with ASUS TrueVivid Full Screen Lamination technology, 10-finger capacitive Touch screen with Anti-fingerprint technology|
|Processor||Qualcomm 64-bit Quad Core Processor Snapdragon 410|
|GPU||Adreno 306 GPU|
|Storage||16GB, Google drive 100GB free space (2year), Micro SD card support, up to 64GB|
|Main Camera||13 MegaPixel Camera
Laser auto-focus and dual-colour Real Tone flash
|Front Camera||5MP Camera with f/2.0-aperture|
|Network||4G LTE Cat4, 4G Download Speed up to 150Mbps|
|Sim Card||Dual SIM, Dual Stand by (SIM1 Support 2G/3G/4G, SIM2 Support 2G)|
|Connectivity||802.11b/g/n; WiFi-Direct; Bluetooth V 4.0 (EDR + A2DP)|
|GPS||Support GPS, aGPS, Gloness, BDS|
|Battery||5000mAh, non-removable li-polymer battery|
|Sensor||Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor|
|OS||Brand-new ASUS ZenUI with Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|User Interface||ASUS ZenUI 2.0 with over 1000+ software enhancements like What’s Next, ZenLink, ZenMotion, Quick Access, ASUS Splendid, Kids Mode, Snap View, One Hand Mode, Trend Micro™ Security, Themes ( customize your zenfone 2 theme from many different templates), etc|
|Colours||Osmium Black / Pure White|
The battery here is the main attraction thus the name Zenfone Max, the phone here is rocking a massive battery of 5,000 mAh which is a very bold move from Asus which is bringing a budget device in the market that contains a massive battery and also gives the high end devices like the Droid Maxx a run for their money.
The battery life is great, as we tested the battery heavily and got around 2 days of usage time from this device which mostly took us back to the days when we had Nokia's in our pockets which would go on for days on just a single charge.
This is what happened to me when i used the device normally(not on gaming and stuff, etc. just daily usage like emails, calls, etc.) i did not charge the phone for 3-4 days and went on with the usage when i thought that the device needs a charge i had lost the charger.
The device also comes in bundled with a Usb OTG Cable. On seeing the OTG Cable we thought what the hell is this for, they could not bundle in earphones but they bundled a OTG, though after digging a bit i got to know that the OTG Cable is for charging other phones via the battery of the Zenfone Max, which is a very nifty feature.
The Performance of the device was great it did stutter sometimes during heavy usage, but while normal usage it was as smooth as butter. The battery was the thing that had me very excited as it had been a lot of time since i had to not charge my phone daily at night. The performance was seamless and provided me with a great experience.
- Great battery life
- Good indoor and low light shots
- Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- Good camera hardware with laser Focus
- Battery sealed inside
- Supplied charger is weak (would have loved a fast charger with this)
- A bit on the heavy side
Final Verdict -
This phone though being intended for a niche market originally, made it's way into the market being a solution for a more general problem than the usual and though being a watered down version of the Zenfone 2, is still great and surely will be useful to everyone. Keeping everything in mind even the bit heavy Asus Skin the 5,000 mAh battery still wins us over as it being a solution to a long overdue problem. Thus all being said we surely would tell you to go and buy this phone without delay.