A lot of smartphone makers have understood the diverse demands of consumers in India and most of them are trying to make most out of these demands. A good battery life in smartphones is a very common demand of consumers. Keeping that in mind, Asus has launched the Asus Zenfone Max in India at INR 9,999. It comes with a 5000 mAh battery life and competes with the likes of Gionee Marathon M5 and Lenovo Vibe P1.

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We have been using this phone and we are pretty much impressed with the overall experience of this device, and specially the battery life. On demand of our readers, we have brought the answers to the most common queries about the new Asus Zenfone Max.

Asus Zenfone Max Pros

  • Powerful long lasting battery
  • Primary camera shoots good quality pictures
  • Can be used as a powerbank to charge other devices
  • Quad-core processor for multitasking
  • Great value for money
  • Big HD display
  • Gorilla glass 4 protection
  • Dual-SIM 4G support

Asus Zenfone Max Cons

  • Battery not user replaceable
  • Low pixel density
  • Bulky

Asus Zenfone Max Full Review, Features, Pros & Cons [Video]

 

Asus Zenfone Max Coverage

Asus Zenfone Max Unboxing, Quick Review, Gaming And Benchmarks

Asus Zenfone Max Camera Review, Photo, Video Samples

Asus Zenfone Max Quick Specifications

Key SpecsASUS Zenfone Max
Display5.5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 64 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM (Micro)
WaterproofYes
Weight202 gms
Price INR 9,999

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Asus Zenfone Max continues the uniformity of design which is seen in Asus Zenfone range phones. The chin of the phone has the same shiny plastic that can be seen in most of the Zenfone devices. The build quality of the buttons and the body is solid and it feels quite handy as well. The back cover is removable and has a faux leather finish which looks good and protects the phone from bumps and overheating.

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Question- Does the Asus Zenfone Max Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots with dual standby.

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Question- Does the Asus Zenfone Max Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Asus Zenfone Max has a separate slot for microSD expansion, it can support up to 64 GB microSD.

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Question- Does Asus Zenfone Max Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The Asus Zenfone Max comes with Gorilla Glass 4 display protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- It comes with a 5.5 inch IPS HD (720 x 1280) resolution with pixel density of 267 ppi. The display seems good for the price and looks pretty bright, even in outdoors. It is a big display, which is obviously good for watching videos and playing games. But due to the low pixel density, the amount of detail and sharpness is a bit low.

Question- Does Asus Zenfone Max Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

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Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the capacitive navigation buttons are but not backlit, they are marked with a shiny silver colour for better visibility in the dark.

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Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, this phone does not have a fingerprint sensor.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Asus Zenfone Max ?

Answer- No, it does not support fast charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- 10.38 GB is available out of 16 GB at user end.

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- No, apps cannot be moved to SD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- It comes with only a lot bloatware preinstalled; some of them are TripAdvisor, Puffin, NewsHunt and True caller etc. Around 900 MB of bloatware is found in this device which can be uninstalled.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 2 GB, 638 MB is used by system, 312 is cached and 888 MB of RAM was free on first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.

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Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Does Asus Zenfone Max offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, Zenfone Max offers a lot of online themes to choose. You can simply download and apply them in the theme app.

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Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The speakers are loud and clear it is good for a small room.

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Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- The rear has a 13 MP resolution camera with laser autofocus, with a dual-LED flash. Pictures are decent in indoor lights, and also in dark but the pictures tend to wash out in some of the well lit shots. Autofocus works perfect and we are really impressed with the speed and accuracy. Front camera also produces good quality and detailed images which is really good considering the price.

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Asus Zenfone Max Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- Can Asus Zenfone Max record slow motion & time-lapse videos?

Answer- Yes, it can record slow motion video as well as time lapse videos.

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Question- How is Battery Backup on Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- Battery is the main highlight feature of this device, it packs a 5000 mAh battery under the hood. It can easily survive for 2-3 days on a single charge. The battery efficient chipset and HD display does not drain a lot of battery during normal usage.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer– There are two colour variants available for this phone, black and white versions are available.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.

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Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- Yes, it has 5 different power saving modes including a customizable power saver mode.

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Question- Which Sensors are available on Asus Zenfone Max?

Answer- It has Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor, and magnetic field sensor, orientation sensor, Proximity and rotation sensor.

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Question- What is the Weight of Asus Zenfone Max ?

Answer- It weighs 203 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Asus Zenfone Max ?

Answer- The SAR Value is 0.58 W/Kg at the head and 0.407 W/Kg at the body

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- Yes, it supports double tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- What are the benchmark scores?

Answer- 

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)25299
Quadrant Standard 13508
Geekbench3Single-Core- 469
Multi-Core- 1400
Nenamark54.1 fps

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Question- Does Asus Zenfone Max Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not notice the device getting too hot in any case, it was well under control and got unbearably hot at any point of time.

Question- Can Asus Zenfone Max be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

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

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- Zenfone Max is not bad at gaming, looking at the price and specs, it handles graphic greedy games quite effortlessly. Games like Asphalt 8 can be played in medium graphic detail settings.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

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

Conclusion

At INR 9,999, this is a good phone in terms of camera, battery and software. It does not boast of a very powerful spec sheet in terms of processor and GPU but it manages to perform good for basic tasks like watching videos,movies or browsing the web. Gaming is not going to be the best but it is fair for medium graphic games.