This ‘max’imum style with ‘max’imum convenience smartphone is worth every rupee spent on it. The 5000 mAh battery smartphone comes with an OTG cable that acts as power bank for other devices!
Words: Ambica Gulati
After its exclusive digital launch on May 23, I have been using Asus Zenfone Max since eight days now. And my verdict—it’s truly value for money. Priced at Rs 9,999 onwards, it’s worth a buy for the battery life, the fast processor and 4G connectivity at most remote places, including the basement.
The 5000 mAh battery is a pleasant surprise, reminiscent of the erstwhile Nokia phones which never died on you. Since most phones need constant charging, they can be quite irritants while traveling. And this just acts as an additional power bank for all the other devices needed during travel assignments.
Another feature which makes it worth buying is the speed, the fast loading and browsing and the soft touch screen. The Octa-core processor, 2GB/ 3GB RAM variations and 32GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB make it a must have travel accessory. For a social media geek, getting the status and photograph up before the others, this is a boon.
The latest 4G LTE technology gives mobile data at high speed and in most places. While I am using the black one with a silver lining, the other two colours–orange and blue—might appeal to those wanting to flash it around more.
Other features I liked:
Has Android M 6.0.1 and ASUS ZenUI.
Five battery modes and two smart switches that users can configure to make their own battery optimisation settings and help the battery last even longer.
Has a 13 Megapixel, f/2.0-aperture rear camera with the ASUS PixelMaster 2.0 technology and dual-LED flash
Laser Auto Focus which helps focus in as fast as 0.03 seconds
The front camera is a 5 Megapixel, f/2.0-aperture camera with 85̊ wide-viewing angle.
The 5.5 inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display with full-screen lamination and ASUS TruVivid technology.
The Bluelight Filter protects the eyes from strain.
The security features for apps protects your work from prying eyes.
Price and where to buy
Zenfone Max with 2GB RAM is available for Rs. 9,999 and is available on Flipkart 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.