Sonakshi Sinha Unveiled the Asus Zenfone Max last month. The device boasts of a powerful battery that lasts for days so that you can live your #LiveUnplugged. I have been toying around with this phone for a couple of weeks now and here is what I feel about it. For those who like to Talk the Tech read my First Impressions and Technical specifications .
Today’s review will cover the basic criteria that a layman keeps in mind before purchasing a phone
Looks : With 5.5 inch HD display, sleek body, metal finish bezel and a textured back, this device looks trendy and sophisticated at the same time. The ASUS Zenfone Max come in three colours, the classic black, a fun tangerine, and sky blue for those who like to brighten things up a lil. The power on and the volume keys are on one side giving it a much neater appearance. I did like the volume button placed on the back panel of the ASUS Laser phone for convenience sake but all buttons on one side look better for sure.
Battery : The amazing 500 mAh battery is the USP of this device. It is so powerful that it can also be used as a power bank to charge other devices. Ask an iPhone user the pain of battery giving up on you before, end of the day. The battery takes about 4.5 hours to charge completely and I am not even kidding, it easily survives 2.5 days of extensive usage of running apps, social media, gaming, clicking, editing pictures and much more. With an average use, I saw it lasting up to 4 days which is really impressive. It comes with an OTG cable to convert your phone into a power bank. Smart!!!! Isn’t it?????
With a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera, the phone is capable of capturing some great images. The pictures clicked in bright light look stunning, The colours are crisp and bright, almost true to what you see. The pictures taken in low light have slight noise but look great nonetheless. You can also be creative with your pictures and have some fun with the various camera modes in the phone. The quality of moving images is also impressive.
The beautification feature lets you take selfies without worrying about the flaws on your face, they will always be bright and beautiful, what else does the selfie generation want?
Sharing a few pictures from my Swiss-Paris trip this month. Switzerland is picturesque, feels like walking into a painting and no pictures can do justice to the view. Anyhoo here are a few shots captured from my Asus Zenfone Max lens…..
Some Low Light Shots
The new ZenFone Max has a 13 Megapixel, f/2.0-aperture rear camera with the ASUS PixelMaster 2.0 technology and dual-LED flash for natural-looking photography. It also features Laser Auto Focus technology that helps photography enthusiasts focus on an object in as fast as 0.03 seconds. ZenFone Max’s front camera is a 5 Megapixel, f/2.0-aperture camera with 85̊ wide-viewing angle that helps in incorporating more information and details into the picture.
Memory & Price :
This phone comes with an unbelievable price tag.
Zenfone Max with 2GB RAM (16GB Storage/Snapdragon 410) is available for Rs. 8,999
Zenfone Max with 2GB RAM (32GB Storage/Snapdragon 615) is available for Rs. 9,999
Zenfone Max with 3GB RAM (32GB Storage/Snapdragon 615) is available for Rs. 12,999
“Info On A Silver Platter”
The ASUS Zenfone Max is an amazing phone, with stunning looks and an amazing camera. It is a great entry level smartphone and a good choice for those on a budget esp. college students. Those who use their phones extensively and don’t like to leave it for a minute will love the battery life. The user interface quite simple, so for those who are not tech savvy and prefer things to be as easy as 1-2-3 ….this one’s for you.