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Asus Zenfone 3S Max (ZC521TL) Review: The Battery Smartphone

Asus which seems to be on a launching spree unveiled yet another smartphone in its Zenfone 3 Series.  The smartphone ‘Asus Zenfone 3S Max‘  is yet another big battery smartphone from the Taiwanese gadget maker. The gadget comes with the latest Android OS version i.e. Android Nougat.

Design & Features:

The device features a metal unibody design with a fingerprint scanner on the front. Zenfone 3S Max features a 5.2-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution ( a low resolution 🙁 ) with a 2.5 D glass protection. A shift from an earlier design of Zenfone 3 Series sports a fingerprint sensor on the front offering a five finger recognition (while other Zenfone 3 smartphones feature it on the rear). The rear camera is moved to top left from top centre. On the dimensions front, the device measures 73.7 mm * 149.5 mm * 8.85 mm and weighs 175 grammes.

The gadget features a 75% screen to body ratio with a 2.15mm slim bezel. Running on the latest Android OS it comes with a routine Zen UI 3.0 skin over it.  On the sound front, a 5-Magnet Speaker is placed below which offers Crystal Clear Loud Sound with low distortion. The latest Andriod version offers multi-tasking mode using which one can seamless use multiple application at once.

The Comparison:

FeaturesZenfone 3 MaxZenfone 3S Max
ChipsetMediatek MT6737M, Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T720MP2MediaTek MT6750 SoC, octa-core CPU 1.5GHz, Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow, ZenUI 3.0Android 7.0 Nougat, ZenUI 3.0
Fingerprint sensorOn the backOn the front
Front camera5-megapixel8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel rear camera with F/2.2 aperture13-megapixel rear camera with F/2.0 aperture
Battery4130 mAh5000 mAh

As it is with other Max smartphones, the highlight of this gadget is the massive 5000 mAh battery that can offer a 34 hours 4G standby and up to 25 hours of web browsing time. The battery life can be further extended by ‘Super Saving Mode’.

Also read: Zenfone 3 Laser Review

Zenfone 3S Max battery review

Final Verdict:

While we had been using this smartphone for a week, it was all smooth with no major hiccups. However, a 4GB RAM would have given it an edge over the competitors.  Zenfone 3S Max is the gadget you need if you look for a smartphone with a long life battery smartphone. The device is the most reasonably priced smartphone in Zenfone 3 series at INR 14,999/- among all the smartphones in Zenfone 3 Series. However, the device faces a stiff competition from the Honor 6X, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G4 Plus, and LeEco Le 2. While the competitors fail to score on battery capacity, they score better in other aspects.

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Zenfone 3S Max
INR 14,999
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