|Asus Zenfone Max|
After reviewing the upgraded version of the one I’m reviewing in this article, it’ll be kind of comparison between the upgraded and previous version of the same device. The one I’m reviewing in this article is actually launched in January, 2016 in India.
In this article, I won’t be doing in-depth review because I’ve published one of upgraded variant of this Smartphone. Talking about the design, design is same as the upgraded version. The design is good enough to hold in the hand and is definitely looks premium although the Smartphone is in budget range. Actually I’m impressed by the design. Coming to the display, It sports 5.5-inch 720p HD screen same as upgraded variant. In the outdoor conditions, the screen looks good at full brightness.
Talking about the hardware, this variant comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.2 GHz with Adreno 306 GPU and paired with 2GB of RAM. Internal Storage is 16GB which can be extended via MicroSD Card. In the software, this variant comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with ZenUI. No doubt the ZenUI provides lot of customization while also keeping user’s requirement and simplicity in the mind. Also comes with ZenMotion means that gestures like double to screen off, screen on, Draw C while in sleep mode to launch Camera, etc. The rear and front both the camera performs well while low-light mode is used to capture great photos at night. I’ve uploaded sample shots below.
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Talking about the performance, the phone performs well while multi-tasking and won’t disappoint you if you’re a normal user. No doubt the upgraded version definitely provides better performance then this variant. Because Octacore processor will be faster than Quadcore processor. Now, talking about the battery, believe me this won’t disappoint you at all. This and the upgraded variant both come with 5000 mAh battery, which at-least last for 2 – 2.5 days if you’re a normal user. Screen on time I got was almost near about 10.5 hours every time. Standby time was also good. Charging time from the provided charger is not good, takes near about 5 hours to fully charge from 10%.
After reviewing the upgraded version, I suggest you to go for the upgraded variant because it comes with Octacore processor, 32GB of Internal Storage while the price is Rs. 9999 which was of this version when it’s launched. While the Quadcore variant sold at Rs. 8999 but I suggest you to spend Rs. 1000 more for Octacore variant. In any way, I’m not saying that this isn’t a great device, but Octacore variant provides better performance while it also comes with 3GB Ram but at Rs. 12999. If you’re can only afford up to Rs. 9000 then you should go for this version of Zenfone Max.
Recommended read: Asus Zenfone Max (2016) Review