The Taiwanese mobile manufacturing company, Asus has finally launched its much awaited Asus Zenfone 3S Max in the budget segment. After receiving great response for Asus Zenfone 3, the Zenfone 3S Max has all the improvements over the Zenfone 3.
Asus Zenfone 3S Max
Display & Design
Asus Zenfone 3S Max sports a 5.2″ 1280×720 resolution IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass to give it a premium look & feel. The 3S Max’s premium crafted metal, aluminum-alloy body has a sandblasted matte finish. The display is surrounded by a slim bezel that gives the phone a high 75% screen to body ratio for maximized viewing area in a slim and compact body.
Zenfone 3S Max weighs only 175 grams and is 8.85mm thick at its sides, making it one of the lightest and most compact smartphones that sport a battery of 5000 mAh.
The device comes with a huge 5,000 mAh battery which Asus claims to provide 3 days of battery life on normal usage & 34 days of 4G Standby time. Well, that’s sounds something cool from a smartphone. On a full charge, the lithium-polymer battery provides up to 34 days of standby time on 4G, 28 hours of talk time on 3G, 18 hours of video playback and 25 hours of Wi-Fi Web browsing.
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max comes with a 13MP Pixel master rear camera which comes with a F2.0 aperture to allow you to capture better low light photos. Along with the camera, the rear packs a dual LED Real tone flash to produce realistic photos in low light condition. The camera of the device comes with 12 modes of photography to make it a perfect photography device. At the front, the device sports an 8MP selfie shooter with beautification mode.
ASUS’s PixelMaster 3.0 app provides following multiple modes
- Super Resolution mode: Allows users to shoot deluxe 52MP images by capturing multiple shots simultaneously to create a single one with exceptional clarity
- Low-light mode: Increases the light sensitivity by 400%, enabling photography even in darker environments
- Panoramic mode: Allows users to capture a wide landscape perfectly
- Backlight (Super HDR) mode: Lets users see clearly through daytime shadow, producing well-exposed photos
- Beautification mode: Assists users in taking the perfect selfies
Sound & Speakers
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max comes with a 5 Magnet speaker for better sound. Zenfone 3S Max features an ICEpower enhanced mono 5-magnet loudspeaker which produces high-quality loud sound. The dual microphone ensures noise cancellation, while the in-built AudioWizard app allows customizations to create an audio experience specifically tailored to the user.
Talking about the performance, the device houses a 64-bit MT6750 Octa core Processor clocked at (4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1GHz) and Mali T- 860 GPU. The device packs 3GB of RAM & 32GB ROM which expandable upto 2TB. The device runs latest Android Nougat 7.0 with Asus ZenUI 3.0 and supports VoLTE out of the box.
It is also packed with a slew of features like GPS, AGPS and Compass for accurate navigation, and Gyroscope and Accelerometer for a seamless game and system orientation. Zenfone 3S Max also has WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0 for seamless connectivity.
With this specifications & price tag, Asus is surely going after the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Huawei Honor 6X, Motorola G5 & G5 Plus & the ZTE Blade A2 Plus. Zenfone 3S Max will be available on 7th February 2017, in two sophisticated colors – Black and Gold on every retailer & eCommerce websites from today.
Asus Zenfone 3S Max Specifications:
|Construction||Premium-crafted metal body with 2.5D contoured Glass
Slim bezel with 75% Screen-to-body ratio
|Display||5.2” High Definition (720p) IPS Panel
Built-in Bluelight filter
|Processor||CPU||Octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.5GHz|
|Memory||RAM / ROM/
2TB Expandable (Micro-SD)
|Front Camera||85° FOV 8MP PixelMaster Camera
HDR, Lowlight, and Beautification Modes
|Rear Camera||ƒ/2.0 13MP PixelMaster Camera, PDAF, 5p Largan lens
– Dual LED Real-tone Flash
|Camera features||52MP Super Resolution
Backlight HDR mode, QR reader mode, Low Light mode, Night mode, Selfie mode, Panorama mode, Beautification, and Time Lapse effect modes
Full-HD video recording
|Wireless||Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n, hotspot
CAT.4. 150/50Mbps (download/upload)
|Connectivity & Security||Bluetooth v4.0
Front-facing fingerprint sensor for security
|SIM card and SD slot||Slot 1: Micro SIM (3G/4G)
Slot 2: Nano SIM (3G/4G) or Micro SD
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 3.0|
Super Saving mode
|Audio||– ICEpower enhanced 5-magnet Mono Loudspeaker
– Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation
– Audio Wizard for enhanced audio experience