ASUS made a popular name in the smartphone business by introducing the ZenFone series devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The company’s first-gen and 2nd-gen ZenFones have been a massive success for Taiwanese manufacturers in emerging markets like India.
To target the budget buyers in India, the company launched the first-gen ASUS ZenFone Max phablet. The first-gen ASUS ZenFone features the Intel Atom series processors and runs Android OS with ASUS ZenUI.
The second-gen ZenFone Max sports much better specifications than the first-gen offering. It has a more powerful processor, higher internal storage, and an extended battery like the first-gen ZenFone.
The ZenFone Max 3GB RAM model is for those looking for an Android phablet at budget prices.
ASUS ZenFone Max 3GB RAM – features of the all-rounder Android phone
Like the first-gen ASUS ZenFone, this Max model offers a budget-friendly plastic design.
The ZenFone Max 3GB RAM is quite slim with a 10.5mm waistline, even while featuring a large battery. The phone is pretty light with its 202 grams weight, even a phablet.
Overall, the ZenFone Max 3GB RAM edition sports a premium design for its price range.
The ASUS ZenFone Max 3GB RAM sports an impressive 5.5-inch HD display. Furthermore, the phone gets a decent pixel density of 267 pixels per inch to deliver an average media viewing experience.
It also gets a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 on top of the screen to prevent it from daily scratches. The screen-to-body ratio of the handset is 68.82 percent.
Overall, the phone could have been fitted with a full HD resolution screen and came pre-loaded with less bloatware from the brand.
While the first-gen ASUS ZenFone Max model sports a quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC, this variant of the device is fuelled by a more powerful octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, an Adreno 405 GPU, and 3GB of RAM; also, the ASUS ZenFone Max sports 32-gigs of internal memory, which can be further increased up to 64GB by inserting a microSD card.
Hence it can run games available on the play store smoothly.
Moving on to the camera specs, the ASUS ZenFone Max 3GB sports a 13-megapixel rear snapper, aided by a laser autofocus system, full HD video recording, and a dual-tone LED flash. The handset gets a 5-megapixel secondary shooter on the front for selfies and video calling purposes.
Overall, the phone delivers decent camera specs for its price range. It offers the same camera specs as the first-gen ZenFone Max and the ZenFone Laser smartphone.
Connectivity and battery
As far as the connectivity features are concerned, the ASUS ZenFone Max variant sports most of the features available on the market. It has dual-SIM slots for personal and professional numbers, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
As for the battery, the handset is fuelled by a massive 5,000mAh battery. Hence it delivers up to 37 hours of talk time on networks and 18 hours of video playback. You can use the handset as a power bank and charge other micro-USB-powered devices.
The first-gen ASUS ZenFone Max is an excellent offering with decent features at budget prices.
Overall, the ASUS ZenFone Max 3GB RAM is a perfect upgrade over its predecessor with a more powerful processor, higher amount of internal memory, decent camera specs with laser autofocus, and a massive battery.