Earlier Asus announced Asus Zenfone Max with huge 5,000mAh battery in August. At that time, the company did not revealed the price, however, today the smartphone has been launched in India.
The most unique point about the Asus Zenfone Max is its huge 5,000mAh battery. When fully charged, the smartphone can offer up to 37.6 hours of talk time on 3G, up to 32.5 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi, up to 72.9 hours of music playback or up to 22.6 hours of video playback, the company claims. Also, the Zenfone Max supports reverse charging, i.e. it can be used as a portable charger to charge other devices.
Asus Zenfone Max packs a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display covered with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of onboard storage and microSD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB.
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As far as camera is concerned, the ZenFone Max sports a 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera at the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Connectivity options such as dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE, USB-OTG, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth are also present. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI 2.0 out of the box.
The smartphone is priced at Rs 9,999, and is available exclusively via Amazon India. While the pre-bookings are now open,it will be available in late January. It will also be available at Asus exclusive stores. At this price range, the Zenfone Max competes with Lenovo Vibe P1.
Specifications of Asus Zenfone Max & Lenovo Vibe P1
Asus Zenfone Max
Lenovo Vibe P1
|Display||5.5 inches, HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS at 267 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection||5.5 inches, Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution at 401 ppi. with Corning® Gorilla Glass 3 protection|
|Camera||Rear – 13 MP, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Video – 1080p@30fps, Front- 5 MP||Rear – 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Video – 4K (2160p) @30fps, Front- 5 MP|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53||Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 processor, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Adreno 306 GPU||Adreno 405 GPU|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||16 GB, expandable via microSD, up to 128 GB||32 GB, expandable via microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Dimensions||75.6 x 4.6-9.9 x 152.9 mm Weight – 187 g||152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9 mm, Weight – 189 g|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Special Features||Accelerometer, proximity, compass, Bluetooth 4.0, 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage||Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, dual-band, Fast battery charging, Bluetooth 4.1, OTG Support|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI 2.0||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|Pricing||Rs. 9,900||Rs. 15,999|