ASUS Zenfone Max Review

ASUS Zenfone Max Review
ASUS Zenfone Max Review

Between all the devices Zenfone definitely the variant Max was one of the less talking, but no less interesting. Inside lies a large capacity battery. Let’s find out. The packaging of Zenfone Max contains a pair of in-ear headphones with adapters (of 3 measurements in all), a USB cable-microUSB, USB-OTG adapter and a 5.2 V/1A (and thus not particularly high charging speeds).

ASUS Zenfone Max is not a product of course, compact, considering the size of the display and the battery, but it’s still nice to hold in your hand, thanks to a rough coating of the back cover (with skin effect) and with a good mix of materials is different forms. The sloping back cover on the outside (and maybe even the dark coloring) help then to conceal significant thickness (10.55 mm) and weight of 202 grams do you notice especially in everyday use.

The back cover is extremely tight on the body of the smartphone and despite being a good plastic touch feedback. Overall Zenfone Max, among all smartphones from batteries, is one of those that has convinced us more dimensionally and constructive.

ASUS chose a modest but very reliable, 410 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon for this smartphone. We therefore also dowry a GPU Adreno 306, supported by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, expandable using microSD sold separately. Great being able to extend memory without sacrificing features dual SIM smartphone. Is LTE connectivity up to 150 Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Missing the NFC chip.

This front a notification led, while the audio is guaranteed by a speaker on the back. Luckily deadens sound especially when rests Zenfone Max on a desk, but overall is not particularly high, despite the decent quality audio.

The main camera is from well 13 megapixels and features a laser focus, in addition to a double led flash at double beep. The front camera is 5 megapixels. The software, like ASUS, style is extremely rich in features such as low light mode (shooting at 3 megapixels), HDR, animated gif or a manual mode that can be activated from the main screen.

Very convenient that the brightness of the display stand up automatically at the start of the camera. Unfortunately the software becomes slow when light diminishes and the shutter speeds are rising considerably, making it difficult to take pictures. Better with good light, but still there are other minor issues with the balance of the lights. Overall you can take pictures, but nothing that can stand out in this price range. The same considerations also for videos at resolutions up to 1080 p-+

The screen has a diagonal of 5.5 inches with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This despite not being certain significant resolution, “defends” still on this device. The technology used is IPS and this guarantees a remarkable brightness, suffering though some problem Auto scale (often remains too high in low light).

It is very difficult to tell all the features offered by the ZenUI interface of ASUS, evolving and particularly rife with possibilities. Always present the gesture screen is off, use a hand (triggers with a double tap on the home button) and the great possibilities of system tuning, which also allows you to disable the entire drawer, how to organize apps into folders or simply to change to block the theme of launcher. If you prefer, you can instead go to modify every detail of the home from the preferences.

We then find a refurbished ASUS Mobile Manager that collects many of the security features of the phone and a new laser measuring devices to measure distances (with pinpoint accuracy!) up to 50 cm away. Overall the software has proved very fast, despite not being very light. Discrete browser performance that offers some comfort not just (among all the “tab” to drag the pages).

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