ASUS today launched the advanced version of one of its best-selling smartphones in the country – Zenfone Max. The new Zenfone Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and provides the users an option to opt for a 2GB or 3GB RAM. The internal memory of the phone has now been increased to 32GB, in addition to an expandable memory of up to 64GB. Zenfone Max with 2GB RAM is available for Rs. 9,999 and can be pre-ordered on Flipkart while Zenfone Max with 3GB RAM is available for Rs. 12,999 and can be purchased from Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart. The 3GB RAM variant will also be available at ASUS Exclusive stores and all other retail stores across India, at a later date.
The Zenfone Max USP is its 5000mAh lithium-polymer battery, that offers a good 2-3 days of usage and has a standby time of 38 days, which is pretty impressive. The phone also works like a power bank if you want to charge any other phones with this. You can simply connect the second device with a USB OTG (on-the-go) cable provided with the phone in the box.
The phone has a 5.5 TFT LED backlit screen offering a 720p (1280 x 720) display. Backed by Android M 6.0.1 and ASUS ZenUI, the new Zenfone Max includes advanced features to satisfy power users. The Power Saver mode helps users manage and extend the battery life even more. With five battery modes and two smart switches that users can configure to make their own battery optimization settings and help the battery last even longer.
We have a 13MP PixelMaster f 2.0 Main camera with laser autofocus on the rear and a wide view 5MP F 2.0 lens in the front. The phones has a good luxurious leather pattern rear cover and a metal-effect bezel around.
Lets look at a detailed review in few days.