Asus Zenfone Max - A Power-packed Budget Smartphone

It’s interesting to see that everyone in extended family is using Smartphone these days. Most of these are Android phones and a few iPhones. I hardly see anyone using Tablet for a long time. I and few cousins have bought Android tablets, but hardly use these now. And if I look at the phones being used, many of them are in the range of 10k-20K Rs. But there is one common thing, which almost everyone complains about – these phones need better batteries, especially when 3G is being used most of the times. And issue is even bigger when you use camera very frequently.Recently Asus approached me review their new phone and during the call with Asus team, I got to know about it’s battery. 5000 mAh battery made curious to know more about the phone and try it out. Yesterday I unpacked the phone and sharing few details about the phone here and would try to write another post, when I use the phone for few more weeks.Most of the phone in this budget (10K) offer 3000-3500 mAh battery, and certainly 5000k is interesting number. But it would also depend how much battery this phone consumes, which is yet to be tried. Overall I find it a good deal in terms of battery offering because it’s simply 1.5 times what other phones offer.There is one thing unique about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another phone through this device :). Which means that I can help other co-traveller to keep the phone alive. The downside is it’s embedded battery, which is not user-replaceable.Asus Zenfone Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and comes with 2GB/3GB ram. It has got 32GB memory which is extendable to 64GB.Built of this phone is better than other Zenfone series devices. I liked the leather cover at the back. It’s claimed to be sleek, but it’s not that sleek unless you compare with others side-by-side and in my opinion that’s not the idea :).Supposedly, Zenfone Max camera has better performance while shooting indoor or in low lighting conditions. I am yet to try that out. Probably it’s because of f/2, but let’s see how it performs and how is depth-of-field at f/2. Check more specification and stay tuned to it’s detailed review, especially battery and camera performance.

It’s interesting to see that everyone in extended family is using Smartphone these days. Most of these are Android phones and a few iPhones. I hardly see anyone using Tablet for a long time. I and few cousins have bought Android tablets, but hardly use these now. And if I look at the phones being used, many of them are in the range of 10k-20K Rs. But there is one common thing, which almost everyone complains about – these phones need better batteries, especially when 3G is being used most of the times. And issue is even bigger when you use camera very frequently. 

It’s interesting to see that everyone in extended family is using Smartphone these days. Most of these are Android phones and a few iPhones. I hardly see anyone using Tablet for a long time. I and few cousins have bought Android tablets, but hardly use these now. And if I look at the phones being used, many of them are in the range of 10k-20K Rs. But there is one common thing, which almost everyone complains about – these phones need better batteries, especially when 3G is being used most of the times. And issue is even bigger when you use camera very frequently.Recently Asus approached me review their new phone and during the call with Asus team, I got to know about it’s battery. 5000 mAh battery made curious to know more about the phone and try it out. Yesterday I unpacked the phone and sharing few details about the phone here and would try to write another post, when I use the phone for few more weeks.Most of the phone in this budget (10K) offer 3000-3500 mAh battery, and certainly 5000k is interesting number. But it would also depend how much battery this phone consumes, which is yet to be tried. Overall I find it a good deal in terms of battery offering because it’s simply 1.5 times what other phones offer.There is one thing unique about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another phone through this device :). Which means that I can help other co-traveller to keep the phone alive. The downside is it’s embedded battery, which is not user-replaceable.Asus Zenfone Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and comes with 2GB/3GB ram. It has got 32GB memory which is extendable to 64GB.Built of this phone is better than other Zenfone series devices. I liked the leather cover at the back. It’s claimed to be sleek, but it’s not that sleek unless you compare with others side-by-side and in my opinion that’s not the idea :).Supposedly, Zenfone Max camera has better performance while shooting indoor or in low lighting conditions. I am yet to try that out. Probably it’s because of f/2, but let’s see how it performs and how is depth-of-field at f/2. Check more specification and stay tuned to it’s detailed review, especially battery and camera performance.

Recently Asus approached me review their new phone and during the call with Asus team, I got to know about it’s battery. 5000 mAh battery made curious to know more about the phone and try it out. Yesterday I unpacked the phone and sharing few details about the phone here and would try to write another post, when I use the phone for few more weeks. 

It’s interesting to see that everyone in extended family is using Smartphone these days. Most of these are Android phones and a few iPhones. I hardly see anyone using Tablet for a long time. I and few cousins have bought Android tablets, but hardly use these now. And if I look at the phones being used, many of them are in the range of 10k-20K Rs. But there is one common thing, which almost everyone complains about – these phones need better batteries, especially when 3G is being used most of the times. And issue is even bigger when you use camera very frequently.Recently Asus approached me review their new phone and during the call with Asus team, I got to know about it’s battery. 5000 mAh battery made curious to know more about the phone and try it out. Yesterday I unpacked the phone and sharing few details about the phone here and would try to write another post, when I use the phone for few more weeks.Most of the phone in this budget (10K) offer 3000-3500 mAh battery, and certainly 5000k is interesting number. But it would also depend how much battery this phone consumes, which is yet to be tried. Overall I find it a good deal in terms of battery offering because it’s simply 1.5 times what other phones offer.There is one thing unique about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another phone through this device :). Which means that I can help other co-traveller to keep the phone alive. The downside is it’s embedded battery, which is not user-replaceable.Asus Zenfone Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and comes with 2GB/3GB ram. It has got 32GB memory which is extendable to 64GB.Built of this phone is better than other Zenfone series devices. I liked the leather cover at the back. It’s claimed to be sleek, but it’s not that sleek unless you compare with others side-by-side and in my opinion that’s not the idea :).Supposedly, Zenfone Max camera has better performance while shooting indoor or in low lighting conditions. I am yet to try that out. Probably it’s because of f/2, but let’s see how it performs and how is depth-of-field at f/2. Check more specification and stay tuned to it’s detailed review, especially battery and camera performance.

Most of the phone in this budget (10K) offer 3000-3500 mAh battery, and certainly 5000k is interesting number. But it would also depend how much battery this phone consumes, which is yet to be tried. Overall I find it a good deal in terms of battery offering because it’s simply 1.5 times what other phones offer. 

As a traveller, I am truly excited to see how much this battery would help me during my treks. Another Traveller friend shares about Asus Zenfone Max here

It’s interesting to see that everyone in extended family is using Smartphone these days. Most of these are Android phones and a few iPhones. I hardly see anyone using Tablet for a long time. I and few cousins have bought Android tablets, but hardly use these now. And if I look at the phones being used, many of them are in the range of 10k-20K Rs. But there is one common thing, which almost everyone complains about – these phones need better batteries, especially when 3G is being used most of the times. And issue is even bigger when you use camera very frequently.Recently Asus approached me review their new phone and during the call with Asus team, I got to know about it’s battery. 5000 mAh battery made curious to know more about the phone and try it out. Yesterday I unpacked the phone and sharing few details about the phone here and would try to write another post, when I use the phone for few more weeks.Most of the phone in this budget (10K) offer 3000-3500 mAh battery, and certainly 5000k is interesting number. But it would also depend how much battery this phone consumes, which is yet to be tried. Overall I find it a good deal in terms of battery offering because it’s simply 1.5 times what other phones offer.There is one thing unique about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another phone through this device :). Which means that I can help other co-traveller to keep the phone alive. The downside is it’s embedded battery, which is not user-replaceable.Asus Zenfone Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and comes with 2GB/3GB ram. It has got 32GB memory which is extendable to 64GB.Built of this phone is better than other Zenfone series devices. I liked the leather cover at the back. It’s claimed to be sleek, but it’s not that sleek unless you compare with others side-by-side and in my opinion that’s not the idea :).Supposedly, Zenfone Max camera has better performance while shooting indoor or in low lighting conditions. I am yet to try that out. Probably it’s because of f/2, but let’s see how it performs and how is depth-of-field at f/2. Check more specification and stay tuned to it’s detailed review, especially battery and camera performance.

There is one thing unique about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another phone through this device :). Which means that I can help other co-traveller to keep the phone alive. The downside is it’s embedded battery, which is not user-replaceable. 

Asus Zenfone Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and comes with 2GB/3GB ram. It has got 32GB memory which is extendable to 64GB.

It’s interesting to see that everyone in extended family is using Smartphone these days. Most of these are Android phones and a few iPhones. I hardly see anyone using Tablet for a long time. I and few cousins have bought Android tablets, but hardly use these now. And if I look at the phones being used, many of them are in the range of 10k-20K Rs. But there is one common thing, which almost everyone complains about – these phones need better batteries, especially when 3G is being used most of the times. And issue is even bigger when you use camera very frequently.Recently Asus approached me review their new phone and during the call with Asus team, I got to know about it’s battery. 5000 mAh battery made curious to know more about the phone and try it out. Yesterday I unpacked the phone and sharing few details about the phone here and would try to write another post, when I use the phone for few more weeks.Most of the phone in this budget (10K) offer 3000-3500 mAh battery, and certainly 5000k is interesting number. But it would also depend how much battery this phone consumes, which is yet to be tried. Overall I find it a good deal in terms of battery offering because it’s simply 1.5 times what other phones offer.There is one thing unique about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another phone through this device :). Which means that I can help other co-traveller to keep the phone alive. The downside is it’s embedded battery, which is not user-replaceable.Asus Zenfone Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and comes with 2GB/3GB ram. It has got 32GB memory which is extendable to 64GB.Built of this phone is better than other Zenfone series devices. I liked the leather cover at the back. It’s claimed to be sleek, but it’s not that sleek unless you compare with others side-by-side and in my opinion that’s not the idea :).Supposedly, Zenfone Max camera has better performance while shooting indoor or in low lighting conditions. I am yet to try that out. Probably it’s because of f/2, but let’s see how it performs and how is depth-of-field at f/2. Check more specification and stay tuned to it’s detailed review, especially battery and camera performance.

Built of this phone is better than other Zenfone series devices. I liked the leather cover at the back. It’s claimed to be sleek, but it’s not that sleek unless you compare with others side-by-side and in my opinion that’s not the idea :).

It’s interesting to see that everyone in extended family is using Smartphone these days. Most of these are Android phones and a few iPhones. I hardly see anyone using Tablet for a long time. I and few cousins have bought Android tablets, but hardly use these now. And if I look at the phones being used, many of them are in the range of 10k-20K Rs. But there is one common thing, which almost everyone complains about – these phones need better batteries, especially when 3G is being used most of the times. And issue is even bigger when you use camera very frequently.Recently Asus approached me review their new phone and during the call with Asus team, I got to know about it’s battery. 5000 mAh battery made curious to know more about the phone and try it out. Yesterday I unpacked the phone and sharing few details about the phone here and would try to write another post, when I use the phone for few more weeks.Most of the phone in this budget (10K) offer 3000-3500 mAh battery, and certainly 5000k is interesting number. But it would also depend how much battery this phone consumes, which is yet to be tried. Overall I find it a good deal in terms of battery offering because it’s simply 1.5 times what other phones offer.There is one thing unique about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another phone through this device :). Which means that I can help other co-traveller to keep the phone alive. The downside is it’s embedded battery, which is not user-replaceable.Asus Zenfone Max has Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and comes with 2GB/3GB ram. It has got 32GB memory which is extendable to 64GB.Built of this phone is better than other Zenfone series devices. I liked the leather cover at the back. It’s claimed to be sleek, but it’s not that sleek unless you compare with others side-by-side and in my opinion that’s not the idea :).Supposedly, Zenfone Max camera has better performance while shooting indoor or in low lighting conditions. I am yet to try that out. Probably it’s because of f/2, but let’s see how it performs and how is depth-of-field at f/2. Check more specification and stay tuned to it’s detailed review, especially battery and camera performance.

Supposedly, Zenfone Max camera has better performance while shooting indoor or in low lighting conditions. I am yet to try that out. Probably it’s because of f/2, but let’s see how it performs and how is depth-of-field at f/2.


Check more specification and stay tuned to it’s detailed review, especially battery and camera performance. 

Zenfone Max ZC550KL
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5 GHz, Octa-Core
Modem
GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+; FDD-LTE, DSDS
Peak Data Rate
DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps; LTE CAT4 (DL/UL): 150/50 Mbps
RF Band Support
IN
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 1/2/5/8 ; TDD-SCDMA: 34/39                                                                          
FDD-LTE Band: B1, B3, B5
TD-LTE:  38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz only)
OS
Android M 6.0.1
Display
5.5" TFT LED Backlight (Typ 450 nits ) ; 1280 x 720 HD IPS
16:9 , Wide active matrix; Glare type
GFF Touch panel (Directly Bonding): Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch with 60ms response time
Dimensions
156*77.5*10.55
Weight
202g
Battery Pack & Life
Typ:5000mAh, non-removable polymer battery
Memory
LPDDR3 2GB/3GB
Storage
eMMC 32GB
Micro SD Card Support (Up to 64GB)
Sensor
1. Accelerator
2. E-Compass
3. Proximity
4. Hall sensor
5. Ambient light sensor
WLAN
Integrated 802.11b/g/n; WiFi-Direct
Bluetooth
Bluetooth V 4.0 (EDR + A2DP)
Bluetooth Profile: A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
FM Radio
Support
GPS
Support GPS, aGPS, Gloness
Interface
Micro USB
Front Camera
5M wide view F2.0 / 85 degree
Main Camera
13M auto focus F2.0/ 75 degree,
Flash LED
Dual Flash Real Tone LED & laser focus(40cm)
Vibrator
Yes
Audio
Codec integrated into PMIC
Microphone
Microphone*2 (one for de-noise)
SIM
Micro SIM*2
Button
Power and Volume Up/Down
Accessories
Standard USB Cable , Adaptor, User Manual, Warranty Card, OTG cable
Color
Black/ Orange/Blue
Adaptor
5W
Features 
Support  Power Bank,  ASUS Zenflash, USB flash disk, USB Keyboard, USB mouse.
OTG

4 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice review :)#AsusZenfoneMax

jainchandresh said...

With Flood of Smartphones launching every day , its getting really really difficult to seperate one from another .

VJ Sharma said...

That's absolutely right JainChandresh !

And specifically the specifications mentioned can't be purely compared because the way hardware and software is designed for each model can perform differently with different specifications. So the only reliable way is to try out yourself and see how it suites to individual needs. But there is nothing like trial for consumers of phones as of now :) .

Lokesh Jangid said...

Good information about the Asus ZenFone Max. There is one thing one of a kind about Asus Zenfone Max that you can charge another telephone through this gadget. Which implies that I can help other co-explorers to keep the telephone alive. The drawback is its inserted battery, which is not client replaceable.

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