ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro

ASUS has renewed the family of smartphones Zenfone 4 bringing on the Italian market also two products designed for selfie. This Zenfone 4 selfie is cheaper than the two but still has some interesting cards to play with regard to the photographic sector.

Zenfone 4 selfie Pro is made of metal and is a fairly “common” design. The back is made up of a metal part interrupted only by two plastic lines for the antennae. Detail of making the edge between the rear shell and the side sharper than usual. It is a particular solution, although this does not help to make it more manageable and indeed could make it even a little more slippery. The physical keys of ignition and volume are positioned on the right side and are pressed well. In front of the design is quite anonymous and aligns with other products of the company and not only.

The hardware of this smartphone is that of a medium range. We have a Snapdragon processor 625 octa Core 2.0 GHz, a GPU reno 506 and 4GB RAM. The internal memory is 64 GB and you can expand it using a microSD, which will prevent you to use it with two Sims as the slot is shared. Connectivity is sufficient: LTE up to 300 Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g/n Monoband and Bluetooth 4.2. The NFC is missing. Overall maybe we would have expected something more from this compartment. The notification LED, the FM radio and the precise and quick front fingerprint reader are still present.

The main camera of this smartphone is a 16 megapixel with LED flash that in the practical act was not exciting although still more than enough. But do not expect results enjoyable with little light where the photos are in the worst case completely dark and in the best with a lot of digital noise. But this is because the camera that we really should consider as main in this Zenfone 4 selfie Pro is the front one. It is a 12 megapixel ƒ/1.8 with Flash led capable of shooting with a good amount of detail is more than enough even with less light. It can also take 24 megapixels using Dual Pixel technology. The real problem seems to be a non-effective application of HDR in Auto mode. In fact often the outdoor photos appear in pictures with the sky burnt. You can then choose to use the 8 megapixel secondary camera with a 120 ° range. Optimal if you have to make a selfie to a large group of people.

There is also the Blur mode that allows you to create an artificial blur to the background behind the main subject. The mode is not however accurate and also goes a little ‘ in trouble with more people, failing to properly handle the various planes staggered. The videos are only discreetly recorded with 4k resolution, from both cameras. Even here the automatic HDR (in theory also present in the videos) fails to do much against the strong light.

Zenfone 4 selfie Pro comes with a 5.5-inch Amoled display with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). The fidelity of the colors is discrete but the maximum brightness is not very high and with the automatic adjustment, even at maximum, can not be as bright as we would have liked and in some cases is a little ‘ off. Present the mode of display always on that will show time, missed calls and SMS received, but unfortunately not notifications of all other applications.

The software is obviously based on the ZenUI 4.0 that was built around Android 7.1.1 and that allows you to have the advanced features and graphics that ASUS has studied for us. This is once again an interface a bit ‘ cartoony and that can be customized with the themes, although we have not found anything particularly cared to convince us fully. However, the system is very enjoyable, quite fast in everyday use and with a number of special and interesting features, such as Mobile Management to personalize app permissions and network access or child mode, as well as Easy.

You can finally duplicate the social and messaging applications, use some features of the old ASUS browser inside Chrome thanks to Page Marker and take advantage of the Game Genie as you play to achieve better performance and not be disturbed during Your sessions.

The 3000 mAh battery guarantees a discrete autonomy, but it drops faster if we activate the functionality of always on. However it is possible to arrive at the end of the day even with an intense use that is still a good result. ASUS Zenfone 4 selfie Pro has an official price of €399, a price in line with the medium range, but a little higher than other devices similar to the same specs.

Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL Review

Family zenPad Asus, solutions for everyone. Asus zenPad 8.0 is proposed as the ideal companion for daily life, ready to accompany us in the vision of a series on Netflix, ready to have fun with its full ZenUI. The circle is the delicious range of accessories.

Super unboxing! In addition to the Asus zenPad 8.0 sales box (which includes only the wall charger and microUSB cable) it has been a pleasure to unpack Cover for this tablet. In the Audio and Power Case Cover box you can find the small adapter to recharge the internal battery of cover.Asus zenPad 8.0 Z380KL is a very well balanced device. Interesting solution Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core, some doubt on the single GB of RAM.

Asus zenPad 8.0 has a classic design, a tablet for practical reasons can not depart from the canonical lines. Classic but never boring, Asus has clear curves, clean, elegant. The front is dominated by the massive 8-inch display, interesting faux aluminum profile that gives character.

In fact, the real Asus zenPad 8.0 character is all on the back, the back cover is made of polycarbonate (as the whole device) worked very well. Asus has decided to make a removable cover for two simple reasons. First, change your look in zenPad 8.0. Second, increase the zenPad 8.0 features.

If you are not aware of the possibility of removing the cover, this Asus zenPad 8.0 could be seen as a unibody tablet. The construction is surgical, solid, almost perfect. Use this tablet is a pleasure, every single physical button is placed where it is needed.

On the left is the small gap in order to remove the base cover. Asus has designed some covers of different color, always polycarbonate worked with a pleasant texture to the touch. Ok, aside from the good possibilities of customization, the extra gear is given by the ability to add functions to Asus zenPad 8.0.

Through the connector you can hook the Power Case, which will recharge the internal battery Asus zenPad 8.0 allowing the tablet to work for another 15 hours. Audio Cover is a pleasant surprise. It seems a simple cover to the book, actually hides a 5.1 surround system. After hearing music from this cover if they can not do without, will remain there, always snapped to Asus zenPad 8.0. The perfect solution to display a simple video from Youtube or follow your favorite series on Netflix, the sound quality is remarkable, perhaps it loses cleaning at maximum volume. It must admit that the maximum volume is almost ear-splitting.

Power Case and Cover Audio, are still, cover. They are aesthetically pleasing, especially the solution to the Audio Book Cover, there is a clear reference to the Zen lines Asus.Se Audio Cover lets you hear a high-quality audio, even the display is no exception. Asus zenPad 8.0 has an 8-inch display, IPS, resolution 1280 x 800. Although on paper someone might turn up their noses, this display is absolutely nice, true, there is a pixel density high but it is not the point. The color reproduction is excellent (can calibrate in Settings), every nuance is represented faithfully. A very natural color display but still loads, a point of very clean white (perfect for web browsing and reading documents). Some shade on black reproduction, is an IPS is normal. Asus zenPad 8.0 is the perfect companion if you love watching movies on the move.

Asus zenPad 8.0 comes with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop + Asus ZenUI. The manufacturer has worked very well with its interface, it is definitely rich in features and customizations. There is a large number of preinstalled apps, there’s also the classic bloatware that you can uninstall, fortunately.

The ZenUI offers everything there is all you need on a tablet, maybe too much. Each application is in strict material design and is able to make optimal use of all the space offered by an 8-inch display. The interface is flexible, there is the possibility to set each individual parameter depending on the various needs. Excellent Asus move, proprietary applications are on PlayStore, upgrades are fast and steady.

Aside from the known possibilities of ZenUI, this small tablet suffers from Asus customization, amazingly. The producer always manages to optimize good their devices limiting ever ZenUI, in this case, the mission is not accomplished.

It should be noted, Asus zenPad 8.0 does not go bad, it manages to be fast enough for most tasks, unfortunately, multitasking (important operation for a tablet) slowdowns are showy. As usual, Asus will solve with a little updating. All in all, Asus zenPad 8.0 is a tablet that aims more to the use of content that the production of content. Operate massively in web browser, manage multiple documents or applications are actions not just in the ropes of this tablet.

There 4G connectivity and, Asus zenPad 8.0 is capable of handling the phone part. The capsule quality is Scarsini, also the main microphone is poor. It is not a real drawback, is a tablet and let it do the tablet. Good instead the intensity of the signal, this is an important factor.

Hoping someone uses the camera of a tablet only in emergency situations, this Asus zenPad 8.0 has a rear camera of 5 megapixels. The software is the classic of ZenUI, complete and functional. What is missing is the hardware. Again, it’s not a real defect, is a tablet is not meant to take great photos. In any case, in conditions of full light images are still under the sufficiency but honest, just in just slightly the light, appears an intense video noise. In general, the shots are doughy and chewy, I repeat, is not a problem. Oh, the 2-megapixel front camera has a good wide-angle selfies saved.

Music playback is entrusted to each speaker placed on the front, positioning is right, absolutely right. The quality is good, the volume is not very high but in general we are dealing with a good single speaker. Use Audio Cover is always consigliato.Asus gives zenPad 8.0 a 4000 mAh battery, perhaps due to its size, it could do more. In any case, Asus zenPad 8.0 can withstand the impact of a busy day without any problem. With the classic use from home, make more than a single day is not a dream, especially if it is equipped with a Power Case that charges the battery of the tablet (for once).

Asus churns out a balanced product, observed individually. Expand horizons and evaluate the impact of good cover, it is the key to reading this tablet. Overall Asus zenPad 8.0 is a good product to consume content, especially video thanks to Audio Cover and his 8-inch display. The ZenUI and its huge application package, also push the production of content, unfortunately zenPad 8.0 can not keep up with Asus will. After all, work in a professional manner with an Android tablet is difficult, if not impossible, for everyone. If this judgment is valid, Asus zenPad 8.0 manages to be a very good travel companion.

Ok, what touches to shell out for this machine and its accessories? It starts from the price list of a single tablet, about 199 euros, a decent price, a price that online has already dropped to around 169 Euro. Unfortunately there is no kind of bundle, promotion or other that allows to take home a few covers. The Power Case is priced at 39 euros while Audio Cover touches the threshold of 79 euros. Better to focus on a good audio quality, if you intend to spend more money in addition to the individual price of the Asus zenPad 8.0.

New Asus Transformer 3 Variants

The number “3” today for Asus reserves other surprises. In addition to the new line of smartphones / tablet ZenFone 3 (composed of three variants), the Taiwanese manufacturer has presented the new range of laptops / 2-in-1 tablet Asus Transformer 3, coincidentally also composed this by three different models: Asus Transformer 3 Transformer 3 Transformer 3 Pro and Mini. The offer is targeted to cover a fairly wide range of budgets, although still were not branched prices of the various products. Let’s examine them one by one, starting this time from the more expensive product.

Asus Transformer 3 Pro

The Transformer 3 Pro is the most expensive (from $ 999) of the three devices introduced today by Asus, and uses a 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels well, for a pixel density of 275 ppi. Under the shell there is a powerful Intel Core i7 processor (which we imagine will vary depending on configuration), while for storage you opt for a 1TB PCIe SSD segment, complemented by 16GB of RAM to 2133MHz.

It amazes the decision to mount even a 13mp camera on the back of the computer – usually reserved for solution of smartphone-class devices. The Transformer 3 Pro, as is normal for a business product, incorporates a biometric sensor for fingerprint recognition. Of all respect the design, which leads to a thickness of 8:35 mm, including the removable stand which allows to adjust the angle up to 170 degrees.

As for connectivity, we find on board the Transformer 3 Pro a Type-C USB port convertible, a Thunderbolt port, a USB 3.0 and HDMI. Audio is handled by the Harman Kardon speakers.

Asus Transformer 3

The Transformer 3 display is the same as the Transformer 3 Pro, while with regard to connectivity are excluded Thunderbolt port and HDMI port. They lead to changes in performance, although the presence of the Intel Core i5 processor seventh generation, supported by 8GB of RAM (maximum – the standard is 4GB) and 256GB of SSD PCIe storage (512GB max) passes far from unnoticed.

The advantage is the reduced thickness – 6.9 mm compared to the Pro model; the weight is 695 grams, while the battery is 38.5 Whr. Asus Transformer 3 will be priced at $ 799 to start.

Asus Transformer 3 Mini

The Transformer 3 Mini is mini in everything: in fact the processor is an Intel Atom X5, which though less powerful than the Intel Core counterparts are able to offer a greater autonomy, while the screen is composed of a smaller panel than the Transformer 3 solutions and Transformer 3 Pro with 10.1-inch diagonal and resolution not yet specified.

The weight of the product is equal to 530 grams without the keyboard, and 790 grams with the annexation of the keyboard. Both the keyboards of the other two models of the Transformer 3 Mini are backlit LED; fits even a biometric fingerprint sensor is this model on the back. Asus has not yet issued the price of this model, as well as the rest of the specifications.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser Review

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser is the new medium to low end smartphone of the taiwanese manufacturer, available in two different versions, with 5 or 5.5 inches. The data sheet is balanced, as well as the official price: 199 euros for the “small” version (the subject of this test) and 249 for one on the diagonal. As the name suggests, Asus is focusing on the presence of a camera with auto focus at laser to differentiate this Terminal compared to the competition.

The Zenfone Laser, 2 from 5 sec (ZE500KL), integrates a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset 410, therefore a 1.2 GHZ quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and graphics card Adreno 306. 8/16 GB storage is integrated, expandable via microSD slot, while the screen is an LCD Panel 1280 × 720 pixel HD resolution.

The phone supports dual SIM (micro), with LTE data networks. Antennas Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, but not the NFC. The ambient light sensor, as well as the electronic compass.
The rear camera is from 8 Megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, laser, while the front is from 5 Megapixels. The battery is from 2070 mAh and can be replaced.

The build quality of the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is remarkable for a smartphone of this cost. The phone is surrounded by a thin but strong metal frame, it features a front reasonably clean and back housing made of plastic with a textured rubberized, favoring grip and makes it pleasant to the feel.

From a design perspective, Asus has made some special options: the power button is on the top of the phone, while the volume rocker is on the back. Both keys are quite accessible, but perhaps less convenient than traditional saddle.

The three keys are capacitive screen bottom of Android, firm and not back-lit. Are 10.5 mm x 71.5 x 143.7 measurements, weight 140 g: not the smallest ever seen in a phone from 5 inches but still adequate.

Android OS 5.0 is installed with a customized quite invasive and not completely finished by ASUS. The phone is provided with an abundance of pre-installed applications (between managers of energy saving, file manager and various calibration software) and additional commands, which are likely to weigh down the user experience, especially for the less expert public.

With one swipe down performed on screen, for example, you open the quest: an interesting function, but often it ends up turn it on when you want to open the notification bar and controls. The interface isn’t perfect, between texts and references unlikely. Overall, there is more to ripen.

From the point of view of overall performance, the Asus Zenfone Laser 2 leaves no wishes unfulfilled. All operations are very smooth (for a terminal of this band), launching applications is quick enough and even Web browsing in Chrome is agreeable. The gaming power is modest, but large enough to handle the most common 2D games. Of course, those who wish to do 3D gaming pushed on their smartphones will have to look elsewhere.

The real surprise of this phone is its screen: while counting on a 1280 × 720 pixel resolution only, is really quite pleasant. The brightness, color, contrast and viewing angle are very good, better than average category. The lack of 1080 p is not felt practically never, since all images are defined and very legible.

Unfortunately, the audio is diametrically opposed: the single speaker connector on the rear of the device is in fact really anemic, with a maximum volume too low. Media usage is unpleasant, but especially the risk is to not hear alarms and alarms, or do not understand the directions of the Navigator in your car.

Improved also the autonomy: moderate usage reaches the end of the day without much trouble, but given the low consumption of the chipset, 720 screen and large physical size, it would be possible to do much better.
Camera

The camera is the appearance of this smartphone that Asus has advertised more, but unfortunately proves disappointing. Laser af is fast for the price range, but not surprising, and sometimes tends to cheat, emitting a beep for confirmation before you have actually produced a sharp image.

The camera app is very deep (even too much for the audience of the laity) and allows you to manually set a lot of options. What is missing, though, is the actual photo quality. The shots are indeed inadequate under more or less all points of view: detail, color and especially contrasts leave much to be desired. In General, pictures are overly full and saturated, very unrealistic, with shadows nerissime and skies burnt, even in backlit situations. Even videos 1080 p are plagued by the same problems.

It’s a shame because Asus pointed definitely much on this aspect, to the point where even some nice photographic accessories like an external flash very powerful (for the average smartphone) or a nice circular design spotlight.

The Asus Zenfone 2 5 inch in its Laser version is a smartphone with great strengths and great weaknesses. The build quality, design and the pleasantness of the screen are great, better than what is generally offered in this price range. Even the baseline performance are balanced and pleasing.

The experience of everyday use, though, is burdened by a rather invasive software customization and not excellently finished. Even the low volume of the speaker can be problematic, for example, making it difficult to use as a Navigator in the car. The real surprise is negative the camera: the shots captured are unpleasant, even for a budget phone.

The price of 199 euros overall is not excessive, but the advice is to carefully evaluate strengths and weaknesses before launching in purchase.

ASUS Zenfone Zoom S Review

Asus had already placed on the market a year ago Zenfone Zoom, a smartphone equipped with optical zoom. With a different technology the company decides to replicate the whole also within the new, and more compact, Zenfone Zoom S, arrived recently also on the Italian territory.

Within the Zenfone Zoom s package you will find a 5v/2a power supply, discrete in-ear stereo headphones with various adapters, a USB-USB type-C cable and a soft silicone case. Welcome gift If you are afraid that your smartphone can slip out of your hand.

Zenfone Zoom S is a well-built and pleasantly designed smartphone, although somewhat similar to what has already been seen elsewhere and therefore not particularly original. The body is metal, pleasant to the touch, even if it tends to hold the fingerprints a bit. Instead, they are plastic the two darker bands at the ends of the phone to allow the antennas to connect seamlessly. In hand the smartphone is neither too thick (8mm) nor too heavy, despite the 170 grams of weight. Only the fingerprint reader is perhaps a bit too high, but if you have long enough fingers you will have no problem getting it.

The ASUS Zenfone Zoom S comes with a Snapdragon 625 octa core processor up to 2 GHz with Adreno 506 graphics processor. We then have 4GB of RAM and even 128GB of internal memory eMMC, expandable using a microSD that will however occupy the second SIM slot, forcing you to make a choice. Discrete but not perfect connectivity. Good LTE up to 300 Mbps, while Wi-Fi b / g / n unfortunately does not support 5 GHz networks. Bluetooth 4.2 is present, but not NFC. Precise and quick fingerprint reader and FM radio present. It’s a shame for the very fast and unobtrusive notification LED and for the front buttons not backlit. Pretty good the lower speaker. We therefore have a lot of power, but experience of imperfect use due to choices not quite understandable.

The ASUS Zenfone Zoom S comes with two cameras, both 12 megapixels. The first is a fee of 25 millimeters (so similar to almost all other smartphones) with aperture ƒ / 1.7 and optical image stabilizer. The other has a ƒ / 2.2 aperture and is the equivalent of a 59mm telescopic lens and in this case is used as if it were a 2.3x zoom. Let’s start by talking about this second camera that allows you to shoot good photos with a 2.3x optical zoom when the light conditions are favorable: with little light the optical zoom is “disabled” in automatic mode, but with a lot of light You have to be careful about the strong lights because they might burn the image. It is therefore a welcome addition though with its limits.

It is definitely better for the “main” camera, which also thanks to optical stabilization allows you to take good photos in multiple light conditions. Even with little light you will be able to make good photos, though without getting closer to the big ones with regard to the top smart Android smartphones. Discreet video in 4K resolution, which also has optical stabilization. Both for photos and video, you can force the “zoom” mode by activating the manual shutter. Also selfie with the 13 megapixel ƒ / 2.0 front camera. Even with little light you will still be able to resume sufficiently sharply you and your friends.

Also interesting are the various shooting modes including a more aggressive HDR, slow motion, timelapse, animated gifs, or photo retouching to always look younger in their photos.

The display of this Zenfone Zoom S is 5.5 inches and has Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It is made with AMOLED technology and this allows it to be brilliant and well visible in most contexts of use. The display colors appear a bit saturated but you can still partially correct this defect through your smartphone software settings. The brightness is then discrete and adjusts well automatically.

ASUS launched this Zenfone Zoom S with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a software version that can now be safely considered dated, however good, stable, and good performance. However, the fact that launching with such an old version of the software will probably result in less up-to-date updates in the future. However, as mentioned above, the software is fluid and has not shown any uncertainty during use, as well as giving us, as always with regard to ASUS smartphones, a great opportunity to customize everything with different icons, different fonts, themes that overwhelm the entire Look at the phone or even change the density of the icons and much more. The interface, as already mentioned on other occasions, seems to be dated and we hope that an upgrade to Nougat can also give a “full” to the ASUS full interface.

Among other features we have one-handed mode, gesture support, Mobile Manager to manage permissions, notifications, and more, and Game Genie to stream your game sessions or record a gameplay. App like apps like PhotoCollage to join multiple photos, MiniMovie to create short movies from photos and a reminder software.

The battery of this ASUS Zenfone Zoom S is from 5000 mAh, a truly remarkable result if we think that the smartphone reaches just 8mm thick. The results we have obtained are very good. You will always arrive at the end of the day even with the most intense use, or you can also complete 2 full days with a single charge, thanks to particularly low power consumption when the phone is in standby mode. Charging is fast enough, albeit not as lightning as other top (more expensive) tops. The Zusammenon ZUS Zoom S is sold at 499 €, a price in line with that of the mid range smartphone with peculiarities (in this case camera and battery). A launch price so high however could still push many to consider other alternatives as well.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max Review

You work all day and then you like to enjoy your free time. Is your smartphone be able keep you up? Impressive ZenFone 3 Max 4100 mAh battery is able to resist a whole day of work and follow with load so you can enjoy your free time. With ZenFone 3 Max you can work hard and enjoy your leisure time butt. ZenFone 3 Max is a smartphone of 5.2 inches that you despreocuparás the battery, since it has enough charge so that you use it for a day or even more. With its 4100 mAh battery is capable of reaching up to 30 days of autonomy. We all need more time to talk, interact, play and view content without running out of battery. We all need ZenFone 3 Max.

ZenFone 3 Max 4100 mAh battery is so powerful that it can be used as external battery to charge other devices. You don’t have to worry if your gadgets run out of charge: connect to ZenFone 3 Max and load them wherever you are! You never have enough battery capacity, and why ZenFone 3 Max includes two brilliant technologies that increase their ability to squeeze even more its 4100 mAh lithium polymer cell. Superahorro mode is configured for squeezing every milliampere and, when enabled, can add 36 hours at the time of waiting for the ZenFone 3 Max, until has only a 10% load.

ZenFone 3 Max is the personification of the essential values of the industrial design, that combines a spectacular aesthetics with uncompromising construction quality to create an exceptional user experience. Touchscreen with contoured glass (2, 5 d) of the ZenFone 3 Max features a cover that describes a smooth curve, and offers a natural touch as your grip. Therefore, we have taken care all aspects of design of ZenFone 3 Max to the millimeter, from the balanced position of the screen to the precise alignment of the set screws on the bottom. Design premium ZenFone 3 Max is bursting with style on all four sides, and you can choose it in three spectacular colors: Gold sand, Titanium Grey and silver ice.

ZenFone 3 Max has a fabulous IPS high definition screen of 5.2 inches, offering a level of excellent detail and intense 400 nits brightness so you can see it even in situations of maximum illumination, both indoors as outdoors. ZenFone 3 you will see everything with maximum clarity, and with its ultra-thin bezel 2.25 mm and its considerable relationship between screen and 75%, will enjoy more screen in less space.

We have just the analysis with the price of this device. Asus ZenFone 3 Max can find about £ 199 a relatively affordable price. It is worth to spend€ 200 per ZenFone 3 Max?

There are a few options that are on the market with as much battery. Away from the Chinese smartphones, which even include warranty. Asus ZenFone 3 Max not only offer a great drummer, but it also incorporates a good camera, one more than decent performance and a very complete software. Like all smartphones, it has negative points. The camera application is too simple and little intuitive. Coating incorporates too many applications and it is clear that the processor is not the most powerful in the market. Even so. It is a perfect Smartphone for every day. For users who want a Smartphone with the right and necessary and above all, with battery.

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).

Asus Zenpad 3s 10 Review

ASUS knows what to feed to the market. He guesses, guess all aspects where a tablet must necessarily give the best. The tablet market is not passing a good time. In any case, Asus always manages to put a winning device. The trump card manufacturer is called Zenpad 3s 10, an Android device that claims to impose itself as a premium solution.

Premium experience from the first contact. Asus has thought a sale with extreme care, slightly rubberized texture. Opening with magnetic recall and then there’s him, Zenpad 10 3s in all its beauty. Removed the tablet, you can find the wall charger, usb cable type-c and the small pin for expandable memory slot. Ubiquitous manuals … those who read it? ASUS Zenpad 3s 10 is proposed as a solution that can work on multiple levels. Interesting solution, Mediatek Hexa-Core 64 GB expandable well equipment.

Just out of the box, the first thing you notice about Asus Zenpad 3s 10 is the weight. A tablet with 9.7 inch light, very light, only 430 g. Lets observe, study. Just focus on the lateral profiles to discover that it is not only very slight, even subtle. 5.8 mm thick featuring a diamond cut running up each section of this tablet.

Diamond cut anywhere thanks to its aluminium construction. A single solid block of metal wraps around the back and embraces the entire device, except a small portion Ergonomic upper zone where there are antennas. The curves are soft, simple but pleasing lines. All the elegance of the metal ends in a totally flat front glass. Single item of rupture is the physical key with fingerprint readers.

ASUS Zenpad 3s 10 is a device extremely accurate in every single detail, nothing is left to chance. The tablet you let use also for sessions without any discomfort, Asus has designed each shape so that it fits perfectly to the hand grip. The soul of Asus Zenpad 3s 10 is all here, audio and video. The display is a pure entertainment, since the first ignition is a treat for the eyes. Colors loads, never distorted and virtually no viewing angles. Maximum brightness good, not extreme, but when used in a dark room to maximum value might tire life. No problem, Asus has included an optional filter blue light, perfect for not strain your eyes. A top of the range. Almost forgot to mention the specific, seem almost useless by looking at the quality of the Panel. 9.7 inch IPS display with VisualMaster technology and the absurd resolution 2 k. What do you want? The handy application Splendid to calibrate the colors of this Panel.

Never underestimate the importance of good audio. A panel like that deserves a sound quality up to par, Asus is well aware. The lower profile are two amazing stereo speaker, absolutely amazing! The volume is very high but it is not the brute force that affects but cleaning the sound and quality of each tone. Superior audio SonicMaster technology 3.0. Not only, on top is the 3.5 mm audio jack (now a feature of note!). ASUS puts support for hi-res formats 24 bit and thanks to the magic of DTS 7.1 surround sound Headphone you can hear in the headphones.

Hexa-Core processor Mediatek MT8176 can you move the huge amount of services proposed by ZenUi without problems. Android Asus interface is hidden from Marshmallow 6.0 which includes an endless amount of preinstalled apps and settings. Not a bad thing, the tablet travel shipped, it’s not even a fine.

True, there is a small app for everything, really everything. ZenUI definitely cured, functional and character but there is too much. Pass the all utilities for users less savvy but applications such as Puffin browser (?), Need for speed and SimCity is not the best to be found. Fortunately, many applications can be uninstalled. Fortunately.

Leaving aside the bloatware on Asus Zenpad 3s 10, things to make compliments to Asus for optimization that has managed to achieve over the years. Zenpad 3s 10 is a higher-performance, reliable tablet that convincing. Everything opens without any slightest delay, there is never a lag or crash. The credit is also amongst RAM from well 4 GB. The most extreme gaming sessions are not bad, thanks to that wonderful display accompanied by a fine sound quality matches will be more engaging than usual. The hardware can do something more classic operations, unfortunately the big limit is Android that doesn’t allow a productivity boost. In any case, web browsing is very satisfactory with Chrome, daring a bluetooth keyboard and operate through a web browser might be a solution.

Asus has built a physical button on the front glass. Its pressure is great, there’s a good solid feel. The fingerprint sensor is quick and pretty accurate. To unlock the tablet goes first made a physical button and only later will be reading the finger. Lightning fast read, slightly less precision for one simple reason, the sensor is able to detect fingerprints at 360°. A reading in each location is convinient for an Asus tablet, good choice.

I will be brief, a camera on a tablet with almost 10 inches probably isn’t necessary. Better to focus on a thick front and actually Asus has operated in this way. Although the software of ZenUI is extremely rich, the 8 Megapixel rear camera is poor, no ifs, or buts. On a 10 inch doesn’t feel in any way the absence of a good rear camera. Definitely better the 5 Megapixel front-facing camera that supports video calls.

5900 mAh for Zenpad 3s 10, given the size you could dare more, Asus has preferred to keep the weight down. The factor that much greater effect on the battery’s that display beautiful and damned. Zenpad 3s 10 manages to hold a day of continuous usage without too much trouble. With the classic working from home, sofa, you can do 2 or 3 days without loading Asus Zenpad 3s 10 supporting, where necessary, rapid charging. ASUS knows what to feed to the market. He guesses, guess all aspects where a tablet must necessarily give the best, design, audio and video. ASUS Zenpad 3s 10 do not stick in any scope. Simple yet effective design in daily life due to feeling returned from noble materials. 9.7-inch IPS display 2 k in a tablet can impress every well studied. vision, sound attention to even the smallest detail. ASUS Zenpad 3s 10 is a premium device for multimedia, almost a must have if you search for pure entertainment. Less premium in other respects, however, synthesis, returns a winning choice. ASUS Zenpad 3s 10 is one of the best Android tablets out there.