Review – ASUS Zenfone 3S Max | Powerful Battery Backup & Average Performance


ASUS has recently launched it’s brand new smartphone ASUS Zenfone 3S max in its addition to Zenfone 3 Series; The Zenfone 3S Max was launched in Feb 2017 with all new design and feature to compete with other smartphones which also launched their smartphone in the year 2017 including Lenovo and Xiaomi. The ASUS Zenfone 3S Max (ZC521TL) comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM along with the 13 MP rear and 8MP front camera and a powerful 5000mah battery backup.

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max is priced at Rs 14999, We reviewed this phone for almost three weeks and here is our review:-

ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Front side pic

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max Design and Display Review-

The Zenfone 3S Max design is completely new unlike any ASUS Zenfone series smartphones, The 3S max comes in gold colour with the camera and flashlight at the left upside corner and we can see ASUS brand name in the middle. Whereas the front design is also very fine with fingerprint and ASUS is now focussed and understood that some users may need software buttons.

It has 5.2” HD (720p) IPS Panel display, The Zenfone 3S Max weighs only 175 grams and is 8.85mm thick at its sides, It crafted with a metal body.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Max Back side pic

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max Performance Review:-

ASUS zenfone 3S Max has 1.5GHz Octa-core 64-bit Mediatek processor with Mali T860, It has high capacity 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory which is enough for any budget smartphone as it also has up to 2TB expandable memory. After using this phone, the performance was average because while playing high-end games the graphics do not go well with the phone. we disappointed with the performance of the zenfone 3S Max as you can also see the antutu benchmark score of the device is also very low.

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max Performance Antutu

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max Camera Review:-

The zenfone 3S Max camera comes with the 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, This it doesn’t have any laser technology but it comes with dual flashlight. The camera of the device is average and not as good as we expected and, it has alll the features like 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

Here are the Camera Samples:-

Zenfone 3S Max Camera Sample

Zenfone 3S Max Camera

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max UI (User Interface) Review:-

The Zenfone 3S Max is loaded with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and ZenUI 3.0 for added personalization which makes it’s user interface very easy and more awesome. The Zen UI 3.0 is somehow changed and improved for the Zenfone 3S max and it works well with the new Android 7.0 Nougat update which is the best part of this smartphone along with the battery.

Users can easily switch to the apps and use multi windows feature to use the apps, while some users don’t like the Zen UI 3.0 which removes pure the feel of the Android 7.0 Nougat

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max Battery Review:-

ASUS always understood and realised very early that the users are more interested in getting more powerful battery backup and ASUS has done justice to this in it’s most of the budget smartphone. ASUS Zenfone 3S Max is equipped with long-lasting 5000 mAh battery, It gets charges within an hour and doesn’t take much time to charge, It can give you backup for more than a day by aggressive usage to gaming, watching videos, the internet over WiFi and cellular data or using camera.

No doubt that it has the powerful battery and it does justice to this.

ASUS Zenfone 3S Max Verdict:-

Coming to the verdict of the ASUS Zenfone 3S Max w e would suggest our readers that if you are really looking for the smartphone with good battery life and average performance or camera then just go for it, because it’s battery, and the Android 7.0 makes it go for, but if you’re not looking for these features then you may go for the other options like Lenovo, Moto, redmi etc in this range of smartphone.

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