The Asus ZenFone 3 Max smartphone was launched this year in July and it is soon going to make its way to Indian market as well. The Zenfone 3 series lineup include premium materials in their build and design and Zenfone 3 Max is no exception here. Unlike its predecessors, now it comes in a metal body with 2.5D curved glass and also features a Fingerprint sensor. Like all Zenfone Max series, this one also features a massive battery which is also the main highlight of this phone. Although the screen size has gone down this time but that’s just minor.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max Pros

  • 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP Primary Camera
  • 4130 mAh Battery
  • 2.5D Curved Glass

Asus Zenfone 3 Max Cons

  • HD (720p) Display
  • No Gyroscope Sensor
  • Hybrid SIM Slot

Asus Zenfone 3 Max Specifications

Key SpecsAsus Zenfone 3 Max
Display5.2 inch IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionHD, 1280 x 720
Full HD, 1920 x 1080
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Quad-core 1.25 GHz
Octa-core 1.4 GHz
ChipsetMediatek MT6737M
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Memory3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
microSD cardYes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP with f/2.0 aperture
Battery 4100 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
Weight 148 g
175 g
SIM card typeDual SIM
Price 5.2 inch : Rs. 12,999
5.5 inch : Rs. 17,999

Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Max have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has hybrid dual SIM slots. One slot accepts a micro SIM card and other slot accepts either a nano SIM card or a micro-SD card.

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Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Max have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 32 GB via hybris SIM slot.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, Sand Gold, Rose Gold color options.

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Question: How does Asus Zenfone 3 Max look and feel?

Answer: Asus Zenfone 3 Max is made out of metal and sports a 2.5D curved glass. Overall the phone look and feels good in hand with all those curves all over the body. The metallic construction made it to look premium and solid. Top and bottom part are made out of plastic for the antenna reception. Actually it looks more like Redmi Note 3 from the back.

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Question: What are the box contents?

Answer: The box contains the Phone itself, a travel charger, a USB cable, an in-ear type earphone, a USB OTG cable, a SIM ejector pin, user manual and couples of ear buds.

Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Max have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

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Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes with accelerometer, e-Compass, hall sensor, ambient light sensor, and a fingerprint sensor.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 149.5 x 73.7 x 8.6 mm.

Question: What are the connectivity options?

Answer: Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, A-GPS, USB OTG, micro-USB.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Asus Zenfone 3 Max?

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes in two variants.

The 5.2 inch Zenfone 3 Max will be powered by a Mediatek MT6737M processor.

The 5.5 inch Zenfone 3 Max will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.

Question: How much RAM is free out of 3GB ?

Answer: Approx 1.5GB of RAM is free out of the 3GB.

Question: How much internal memory is free out of 32GB ?

Answer: Approx 24GB of memory is free out of the 32GB.

Question: How is the display of the Asus Zenfone 3 Max?

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes in two variants. The first variant comes with a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass and HD (720p) resolution. It has a pixel density of ~282 PPI.

The second variant comes with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass and HD (720p) resolution. It has a pixel density of ~267 PPI.

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Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3 Max support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0 on top.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with on-screen buttons.

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Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on Asus Zenfone 3 Max?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to HD (720 x 1280 pixels ) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the Asus Zenfone 3 Max?

Answer: No.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No, the device lacks a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: No, the device does not support NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Asus Zenfone 3 Max?

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes with a 13 MP PixelMaster primary cameras with f/2.2 aperture, 5P Largan lens and LED flash. On the front, the device features a 5 MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture. Camera performs pretty good in natural light although nothing exceptional but lacks details with quite a bit of noise when taken to low light. Front camera also performs pretty decent.

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Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Asus Zenfone 3 Max?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the Asus Zenfone 3 Max?

Answer: The device weighs 148 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: The loudspeaker is loud and you won’t face any issue while listening to the music via speakers.

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Question: Can the Asus Zenfone 3 Max be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The Asus Zenfone 3 Max packs a very good overall package with a decent display, decent camera, metallic body and a massive battery. Although it misses out on some of the fields like a full-HD display, a more powerful CPU, a gyroscope sensor, a fast charger. It’s main competition is going to be with Xiaomi 3s prime and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which are already very popular in Indian market. Asus is soon going to launch this device in India and the pricing of this phone is going to determine its value for money.