Asus launched 2 variants of Zenfone 3 Max in India. High-end variant features the 5.5-inch display, 16/8 MP camera and powered by octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor, while base variant features 5.2-inch display 13/5 MP camera, quad-core Snapdragon 430 processor. Other aspects of both phones are same. After the launch of these phones, users are getting confused and they have a lot of queries in mind. Here most of the topics are covered, if you still have a query then write it down in the comment section. So let us start with frequently asked questions.
How is Camera of Asus Zenfone 3 Max? What is picture quality, focus and shutter speed etc.?
The 5.5-inch variant features 16 MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash, while 5.2-inch variant features 13 MP camera to click you moments. This camera comes with laser autofocus, PDAF, and continuous autofocus. The phone is capable of clicking perfect images instantly as it comes with powerful focus. Picture quality with the camera is also very good. This camera has a lot of features and mods which make you picture perfect. Images clicked with this camera contains a lot of details.
The phone comes with manual mode, which helps you to click picture up to 32 seconds. The phone also comes with super-resolution mode. Which clicks 4 images and merges them to give much better images with a lot of details. The 5.5-inch variant comes with 8 MP front facing camera, while 5.2-inch variant comes with 5 MP camera, which is capable of clicking pretty detailed selfie for you under daylight. You will also get a lot of effects and modes to make your selfie better. Camera quality of both phone variant does not differ much.
How is the processor of Asus Zenfone 3 Max? How is gaming on these phones?
Zenfone 3 Max comes with QUALCOMM snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz clubbed with Adreno 505 GPU, which is quite good for multi-tasking. You can do high-end gaming on this phone. If you are a hardcore gamer than the phone is not for you. When playing high-end games, phone are smooth in the starting, but after some time, You will notice few frame lag while play games like Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5, NOVA 3 or others. The 5.2-inch variant is not for those, who love to play high-end games, as it has only 4 cores.
How is the display of Asus Zenfone 3 Max? Does it comes with Corning gorilla glass 3 or other protection?
The phone has 2 variants on the basis of display size, i.e. bigger variant is 5.5 inches and the smaller variant is 5.2 inches. Other aspects of the display are same on both variants. Display resolution is 1080×1920 pixels and features 2.5D glass on it. The display is quite vibrant and video looks really good. If you compare with other phones in the price segment, then Samsung has the much better display. Both variants do not feature any kind of protection on the display.
How is the design of this Zenfone 3 Max? What is weight and thickness of this phone?
The design of this phone is awesome, as comes with metal uni-body design with antenna bands at back. It has power and volume button placed at the right-hand side. The phone features 3.5 mm audio jack at the top and USB 2.0 slot at the bottom. The phone is about 8.3 mm thick and 175 grams in weight. At back panel, it features a Camera and fingerprint scanner.
Does it comes with a fingerprint scanner?
Yes, it comes with a fingerprint scanner placed at back just below the camera to unlock your phone with an ease. This fingerprint scanner is quite responsive as it unlocks your device in just 0.3 seconds.
Does Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes with IR blaster or Infrared sensor?
No, it does not come with IR sensor, hence you can’t use it as universal remote.
Does Zenfone 3 Max supports SD card to expand storage? Does it has dedicated slot or comes with Hybrid SIM slot?
Yes, you can expand storage as it supports micro SD card up to 128 GB. It does not have a dedicated slot, but Second SIM slot is hybrid, which is a disadvantage for users who want to use SD card and 2 SIM cards at the same time.
Does it support VR headset? Does it comes with Gyroscope?
Yes, it comes with gyroscope sensor, hence supports VR headset.
On which operating system Asus Zenfone 3 Max is running? Will it get OTA in future?
Zenfone 3 Max is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system along with ZenUI 3.0 on top of it. With ZenUI 3.0, you will get tons of optimizations. The phone comes with apps like themes, security and more. You can optimize permissions for the specific application. There is no official information about its further upgradations to Android Nougat.
Does Zenfone 3 Max comes with NFC, compass, barometer and temperature sensors?
The phone features compass and proximity sensor, but NFC, barometer and temperature sensor is absent.
How is cellular call quality of these phones? How is the loudspeaker with call and music?
Cellular call quality is very good on this phone as audio is clear. The phone also has secondary noise cancellation mic. The Loudspeaker is not that loud but the sound is quite clear.
What is battery capacity of On Zenfone 3 Max? How is battery backup on this phone?
It features a 4100 mAh non-removable battery and supports fast charging. Battery backup is very good on both variants. Small display phone will run for longer as compare to the bigger one. On an average, you will get about 15 hours talk time in 3G network. If you are a normal user you might get about 2 days of backup with this battery.
What is the pricing of Zenfone 3 Max? Is Asus Zenfone 3 Max worth buying?
The 5.5-inch version is priced ₹17999, while the 5.2-inch version is priced ₹12999. Pricing of any phone is most important as every user is capable of comparing specs with other phones in the same range. Features of the phone are really good, but I’m not happy with the pricing of this phone. If users will get Snapdragon 652, Snapdragon 650, Snapdragon 617 in very less price, than why they will go with Snapdragon 430.
If you are normal users, does not love to play a high-end game then you can go with it. If you want to get a camera focused phone with the pretty design then this could be an option. If you love to play high-end games then, Zenfone 3 Max is not for you. If you are looking for a better display than also a lot of options are available better than Zenfone 3 Max, like Oppo, Samsung and other, where you will get super AMOLED display.