Asus Zenfone 3 Max, a smartphone that was launched in December last year at a price of Rs 17,999 has received its second price-cut in less than a year and is now available at Rs 12,999 on all major e-commerce sites such as Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal as well as leading retail chains including Asus Exclusive Stores in India.
The biggest USP of Asus Zenfone 3 Max is the 4,100mAh battery which also comes with super saving mode as well as reverse charging support. While the reverse charging feature allows Asus Zenfone 3 Max to be used as a power bank for charging other devices, the battery itself is rated to offer 38 days of standby time, 17 hours of talk time as well as up to 19 hours of web browsing.
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Coming to what’s great about the Asus Zenfone 3 Max other than the battery is the sturdy yet simple built, vibrant display, a good performance package for moderate usage and multitasking, and a rear camera worth appreciating.
Asus Zenfone 3 Max Specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved glass display offering 450nits brightness and 401 ppi
- 1.4 GHz 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 430 Soc coupled with Adreno 505 GPU
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI 3.0 on top
- Hybrid Dual SIM (Micro + nano/microSD)
- 16MP rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash and f/2.0 aperture
- 8MP front-facing fixed-focus camera with f/2.2 aperture and 84-degree field of view
- Fingerprint sensor at the rear panel.
- 4100mAh (non-removable) battery with quick charge support.
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, and ICEpower enhanced speaker
- 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and microUSB 2.0
- Asus Zenfone 3 Max measures 151.4×76.24×8.3mm and weighs 175 grams.
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max, at the time of its launch, was aimed to offer a well-rounded package to aspiring smartphone buyers with new aesthetics, improved display as well as cameras, and a solid battery life.
However, since it was priced at Rs 17,999 it failed to compete with the later launches of Redmi Note 4 and Moto G5 but after receiving multiple price-cuts, Asus Zenfone 3 Max now seems to be a great contender for entry-level buyers, if not the best.
If you are looking for a better camera than that of Redmi Note 4 and dependable body with enough performance credentials for moderate usage, Asus Zenfone 3 Max is definitely a device to consider. That being said, we also have better VFM smartphones than Asus Zenfone 3 Max in the market, as well.