Top 7 things to know about the Asus Zenfone Max 2016

Asus has gained a lot of success with their budget-oriented smartphones, their journey in this segment began with the Zenfone 5, after that we saw the entry of the Zenfone 2 Laser, which was a rebel in this price segment, moving forward, last year the company went ahead and launched the upgraded version of the Zenfone 2 Laser, the company named it the Zenfone Max, and last month, Asus launched the new Zenfone Max 2016 edition. The device packs an upgraded hardware used, which includes the powerful, but old Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 3 Gigs of RAM, a 13 MP  rear facing camera with dual tone-LED flash and a laser autofocus system, and a massive 5000 mAh battery, which was used in its predecessor. Now, if you are someone who is thinking of getting the device, then please do read this post, as we are going to share the top 7 things to know about the Zenfone Max.


So, here are top 7 things which you might want to know about the Asus Zenfone Max-


The new Zenfone Max 2016 features a 5.5 inch screen, so obviously, the device is pretty large but thanks to Asus for giving the device a curvier back which makes it easy to hold in hands, and they have also removed the awkward placed volume and power buttons from the back, and now both the buttons have been placed at the right-hand side, but the Zenfone Max is also one of the heaviest smartphone weighing at 202 grams.


The Zenfone Max features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display offering a resolution of (720×1280 p), the display also gets a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, which protects the display from getting any kind of scratches. Coming to the screen quality, the display looks vivid and bright, but it isn’t the best display you’ll find in this price segment, with other smartphones like Coolpad Note 3+, Redmi 3,etc offering a full HD display, however, you are going to enjoy the screen quality while playing games or even watching videos.


Under the hood, the Zenfone Max  2016 edition packs a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor coupled with 3 Gigs of RAM, when it comes to performance, in day-to-day usage, the device provides a fluent multi-tasking experience, without any kind of lags, courtesy of the extra gig of RAM.


Unlike the 2015 model, the Zenfone Max 2016 edition is quite good at gaming, you can easily play casual to moderate games like BB racing, Riptide GP2, Asphalt 8, etc on this device with some minor lags and frame drops, another good thing is even with extended gaming, the device doesn’t heat up.

5.Battery life

The Zenfone Max shines In the battery segment, at the back of the device there is a mammoth 5000 mAh non-removable battery, which also seems to the USP of the device, the sad part is that it nearly takes more than 5 hours to get fully charged, but once it gets charged, the device can easily give 2-3 days of usage. And not the least, it also provides more than 9 hours of SOT, which is very impressive.The Zenfone Max also comes with a USB OTG cable, which you can use to charge other devices as it can also work as a power bank.


Looking at the camera department, the Zenfone Max features a 13 MP rear facing camera, which is getting assisted by a dual-tone LED flash and a laser autofocus, at the front it gets a 5 MP camera, although, the camera focuses on objects very quickly, but the camera quality is not that good, especially the front camera, which fails to capture details.

7.Android 6.0(Marshmallow)
Another good thing about the new Zenfone Max is that, right about the box, you get the latest Android O.S i.e Android 6.0.1(Marshmallow). 


Device name Asus Zenfone Max
Company Asus
Release Date May 2016
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro
Weight 202 g
Dimension (6.14×3.04×0.42)inches
Colors available in Black,White
SAR value 0.45
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixel density ~ 267 ppi
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v6.0.1(Marshmallow)
Custom UI Zen UI
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa-core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 405
Internal memory 32 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 64 GB
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Compass Yes
Primary Camera 13 MP
Resolution 4128×3096 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features Dual-tone LED flash,panorama,auto-focus,
Laser autofocus HDR,face detection,Geo-tagging
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.0,A2Dp,LE
3G Yes
4G Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Capacity 5000 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No
Talk Time up to 36+ hrs (3G)
up to 43+ hrs (2G)
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