Asus has been on a boom since last few years when it comes to the smartphone market. It has now brought forth the newer version of its Zenfone 3 Max. The smartphone is now revived and given the name – Zenfone 3s Max. It was launched in the Indian market in January 2017 and went to sale online in the month of February this year. It runs on Android 7.0 and comes with a monstrous battery of 5000mAh. Moreover, the 32GB in-built memory can be enhanced to 2000GB via microSD card slot. Isn’t it fantastic? It comes at an average price of 14,999 INR.
Asus Zenfone 3s Max Review
Asus has stunned everyone with the launch of Zenfone 3s Max with few upgraded features. Though, the smartphone comes under the price range of 15000INR, but you must go through this review to find out whether the device is worth buying at this price range or not.
Built and Design
Zenfone 3s Max looks really stunning with 2.5D glass on the front and a premium, sandblasted, well-rounded, matte finish back panel. The finger print scanner is located on the front. You can find the speaker grilles on the bottom edge along with USB 2.0. The 3.5mm audio jack is located on the top edge of Zenfone 3S Max. The camera has been moved from the top centre to the top-left alongside which sits the LED flash. It is little bulky because of its heavy battery. It gives a premium look and feel to the device.
The 5.2inches display screen has got the resolution of 1280×720 pixels that might disappoint you a bit. The screen is well protected with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. You can easily view the screen in sunlight as well without increasing the brightness.
Zenfone 3s Max comes with a 13MP rear PixelMaster camera come with f/2/0 aperture, autofocus and LED real-tone flash. You will be amazed with different photography modes provided by the rear camera. The 85-degrees wide angle 8MP front shooter camera is perfect for the selfie lovers. The color reproduction by the PiexlMaster camera will definitely impress you.
Software & UI
You will see the all new Android 7.0 Nougat on the Asus Zenfone 3s Max. The big deal here is that no one else is offering the same specs in the market. It comes with ZenUI 3.0 interface that is not very phenomenal, though the themes, icon sets, and the fonts haven’t been changed much from the previous version of its UI.
It is powered with 1.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor. The 3GB RAM ensures that the multi-tasking is done without any hassle on the smartphone. Mali T860 GPU is used to improve the graphic quality of the device. It lags when we talk about the clocking speed. This is one of the downfalls when we talk about the hardware.
Overall, the performance of the device is good. The bigger 3GB RAM makes sure that multitasking is handled well by the device. You can enjoy playing heavy games like Need for speed in this device without any lag. Moreover, the camera produces stunning colors while capturing the photo. The best part about this device is that it doesn’t overheat.
Storage & Connectivity
It comes with 32GB in-built storage that can be easily expanded to 2000GB (2TB ~ 2000GB approx.) via microSD card slot. This dual SIM device has a micro-SIM and a nano-SIM slot. It comes with Bluetooth 4.0, Accelerometer, Compass, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, GPS, and A-GPS as well.
Battery Life & Price
The monstrous Li-ion battery is 5000mAh large. It delivers a standby time of 34 days on 4G networks while offers 28 hours talktime on 3G networks. The device is moderately priced at INR 14999. You can avail it at discounted price while shopping online.
The Bottom Line
Asus Zenfone 3s Max comes up with a little smaller screen size and a bigger monstrous battery life of 5000mAh. The 3GB RAM is competent enough to provide a better performance. Android Nougat 7.0 comes pre-installed with the device which offers the latest Android version to its users. Investing your money on Zenfone 3s Max is worth every penny. Go for it!