TECH REVIEW: ASUS put an incredibly large battery in the ZenFone Max

Review ASUS Zenfone Max

When it comes to buying a smartphone there is no denying that different buyers consider different aspects. And with the various models available on the market, the choice becomes even more difficult. However, if you were to take a good look at what the ASUS Zenfone Max can offer, you are bound to look at it quite favourably and possibly even go for it.

TECH REVIEW: ASUS put an incredibly large battery in the ZenFone Max

Apart from a 1.2GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor and a 2GB RAM, the ASUS Zenfone Max comes with 16GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD. Moreover, it comes with Android Lollipop with ZenUI. Some of the main highlights of the ASUS Zenfone Max include a 5.5inch HD display, a resolution of 1280×720, and a 500mAh battery.

TECH REVIEW: ASUS put an incredibly large battery in the ZenFone Max

The battery is one of the main positive features since it delivers an incredible battery life, which is something that many smartphone users place a great deal of importance upon. The ASUS Zenfone Max comes with a rear camera of 13 megapixels with 2.0 aperture with laser AF and a dual LED flash. The front camera is a 5 megapixel one with f/2.0 aperture. It is dual-sim, with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, 3G and Dual LTE.

The design of the ASUS Zenfone Max is quite similar to previous models that came out ever since the introduction of the Zenfone 2. The main difference is that the volume key has been placed back on the right side of the phone rather than on the rear. This has made the phone much flatter at the back, so as to make up for the overall thickness. Moreover, the 3.5mm jack and the USB port have been located on the top and the bottom respectively.

The frame of the ASUS Zenfone Max looks metallic but in reality it is plastic. The rear cover is textured and even though it looks like leather it has a rubbery feeling. The back is removable so as to reveal the microSD slot and the two SIM slots. The 500mAh however is non-removable.

TECH REVIEW: ASUS put an incredibly large battery in the ZenFone Max

The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection which enables the panel to be scratch proof. The traditional Android navigation keys are at the bottom. The display has a relatively low resolution, which despite having the drawback of revealing pixels individually, at least it does not consume much energy, thus increasing the longevity of the phone. The Snapdragon 410 is an economical processor which is another positive aspect for the battery life. Graphically intense games played on this phone are likely to lag. Other commonly mentioned drawbacks of this smartphone are that it takes long to charge, and that when recording a video or snapping a photo it is important not to shake it even slightly as it will be evident in the shot or recording.

But other than that if you are going to use it for traditional uses, the ASUS Zenfone Max is a good buy. With a long battery life, good photo quality and relatively good video quality, the ASUS Zenfone Max can prove to be a good smartphone for many.

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