Asus today announced the Zenfone 3s Max for the Indian market. The latest phone from Asus is an upgrade to the Zenfone 3 Max launched last year, with upgrades in the battery department. It comes with a 5.2 inch HD display and runs on the latest version of Android – Android 7.0 Nougat. It also comes with a big 5000 mAh battery and a decent pair of cameras.

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Asus Zenfone 3s Max Pros

  • Big 5000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat installed out of the box
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, microSD card support
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
  • Decent cameras – 13 MP rear, 8 MP front

Asus Zenfone 3s Max Cons

  • 5.2 inch HD resolution display
  • Mediatek MT6750 SoC

Asus Zenfone 3s Max Specifications

Key SpecsAsus Zenfone 3s Max
Display5.2 inches IPS LCD
Screen ResolutionHD, 1280 x 720 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ChipsetMediatek MT6750
Processor Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T860
Memory3 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
microSD cardYes, upto 32 GB, hybrid slot
Primary Camera13 MP, Phase Detection Autofocus, dual tone dual LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera8 MP, f/2.0
Fingerprint SensorYes, front mounted
Dual SIMYes, micro+nano
4G VoLTEYes
Battery 5000 mAh
Dimensions149.5 x 73.7 x 8.55 mm
Weight175 grams
Price -

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

Answer: Yes, Asus Zenfone 3s Max has dual SIM slots. It accepts one micro SIM and one nano SIM.

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

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD card expansion.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: For now, Asus has brought Asus Zenfone 3s Max in Black and Gold colour options.

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

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

Question: What all sensors does it have?

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3s Max comes with Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, and Fingerprint scanner.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 149.5 x 73.7 x 8.55 mm.

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

Answer: The Asus Zenfone 3s Max comes with Mediatek MT6750 octa-core chip-set.

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

Asus Zenfone 3s Max

Answer: It comes with 5.2 inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It has 2.5D curved glass on top.

 

Question: Does the Asus Zenfone 3s 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 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 3.0 on top.

Question: Does it has physical buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: It has on-screen navigation buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a front mounted fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the device?

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

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?

Answer: No, the phone does not support fast charging.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, it is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: No.

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

Answer: The Zenfone 3s Max comes with a 13 MP camera on the back along with dual tone dual LED flash for assistance in low light. It can record up to 1080p videos at 30 FPS. On the front, you get an 8 MP camera for selfies and video calling.

In our testing, we found the device to be slightly slow when it comes to focusing. However, the image quality was quite good in both natural and artificial light. Low light images did struggle a bit, but overall, image quality is decent.

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

Answer: No, it doesn’t have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

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

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

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

Answer: The device weighs 175 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: The loudspeaker quality of the phone is very good.

Question: Can the Asus Zenfone 3s 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 Zenfone 3s Max is a fairly decent upgrade from the Zenfone 3 Max launched in November last year. Big batteries are the latest trend these days. In our testing, we found the Zenfone 3s Max last throughout the day without any issues. The camera quality is very good as well. However, the HD display and the processor choice may not be liked by some.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.