Asus Zenfone Max Review – The battery beast
The only thing every smartphone almost suffer is a good or say amazing battery life, no matter at what budget you buy. Well, we got to check out the Asus Zenfone Max. As the name, it has a massive 5000mAh battery which has many capabilities. So wanted to check out how well this phone is actual.
Build of Asus Zenfone Max
The Asus zenfone line-up exactly look alike, if we watch each one of them they exactly look alike and hardly noticeable difference until they are watched from the backside. The leather or plastic over leather which feels good. I think for a 5000mAh the Asus Zenfone Max was much lighter. The Headphone jack at top and MicroUSB at the bottom makes it as perfect as we seen in other Asus phone like Asus Zenfone 2. The side of the phone had power button with Volume rocker which is completely normal and tactile. The other side had clean metal like a band which ain’t metal. The overall feel of the phone was ok not the best in my opinion. I mean I saw smartphones at the similar budget with much more refined design than this one. I think Asus only focused on battery on this phone rather than all the other aspects of the phone.
So the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 inside which is coupled with only 1GB ram. I mean seriously that’s the downside. In today’s world, we hardly see the phone with 1GB RAM. We use multiple apps and I found a bit issue while multi-tasking , I mean to say the phone wasn’t slow or lag but it still faces issue for multi-tasking as some apps started from the start rather resuming from a particular point. Due to which it did scoreless while benchmark compares to its competitor at the same price. I would say the score of Antutu was 25,000 approx which is Ok I would say but its far much less to its competitor. I mean it could be made better with extra ram it will affect much. The Geekbench single core score was 423 while that of multi-core was 1339. The one thing which was different at this phone was it didn’t show heating issue even after hardcore gaming. I played games like Asphalt 8 , Xenon work still the phone didn’t heat to the extreme.
It does have a 13MP rear camera as seen on the specs sheet, but we ain’t impressed with the camera of the Asus Zenfone max. We were much disappointed with results which were generated. The image captured which was a bit underexposed , and unsaturated. I wasn’t happy with the overall result of the camera. I think Asus should focus on RAM and camera because these are the key things with respect to the battery.
The only well-focused part and the best advantage of the phone is its massive 5000mAh battery which lasts the best of all smartphone. No doubt it can even beat the flagships with such large battery life. With one 100% charging without DATA only over Wi-Fi, It lasted me for 4 whole Days ! That was pretty impressive for me. I didn’t know a smartphone could last such long. That’s seriously great work what Asus has put into with its battery. The extra part with the USB OTG connect a different phone via USB cable then It would charge the other phone. It does support Reverse charging which is extraordinary for this phone.
Overall I would say, If you are the one which handles many calls , email, and some social media, then this is the phone for you. This phone isn’t for hardcore gaming or playing AAA standard games, and not even for camera lovers. I would say if it checks in both gaming and camera then it would be a extraordinary phone.