First Impression: Asus Zenfone Max Won’t Let Your Battery Down
The 4G phone comes equipped with a 5000mAh battery that promises to last for more than a day.
Phones with big batteries were a feature we came across very often in 2015 and the pattern may continue this year. Asus has filled up its Zenfone coffers with multiple models, including the Zenfone 2 Laser and the Zenfone 2 Deluxe among others.
Asus’s new offering is affordable and comes with a huge built-in battery. It’s called the Zenfone (yes, another one) Max and you can buy it for under Rs 10,000.
At the first look, Zenfone Max may resemble last year’s Zenfone 2 models. But when you compare the thickness, you understand the difference, namely the additional power of 2000mAh that the Zenfone Max offers.
With a 5000mAh battery, we expect the Zenfone Max to last for well over a day or maybe even more. The size of the phone has been compromised to fit in the battery, but still we would say that Asus has managed the size-to-functionality factor quite well.
The phone gets a 5-inch 720 pixels display that is reminiscent of the quality of other Zenfone models, launched previously. It is high on brightness but fails when put to test outdoors. It has been powered by the 4G-compatible Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM that guarantees stable performance much akin to the Moto G (2015).
We can probably say the same for the 13MP camera on the Zenfone Max. We’ll use the device extensively to point out the difference and similarities between the Zenfone Max and its competition.
We’ve put the Zenfone Max into battery testing mode to ascertain if Max is really the powerhouse that Asus claims it to be. We ran HD-quality videos on WiFi at full brightness and managed to get the phone’s battery down from 89 percent to 75 percent which makes for an impressive reading.
For Rs 9,999 Zenfone Max is playing in a field all on its own with promise to last you longer than any other phone at this price point right now. And it will be fair to say that it’s just another Zenfone 2 with a big-ass battery.
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