Asus introduced Zenfone 3s Max with 5.2-inch Display and 5000mAh Battery in India priced at Rs 14,999 which is a lower model of Zenfone 3, Max. Asus has already launched Two model of Zenfone 3 Max in India. Is it worth the price tag lets find in Our Full Review
On Display Asus Zenfone 3s Max comes with a 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) Display with 2.5D Curved glass on top of it. The display produces Good viewing angles, colors in sunlight as well as indoor conditions Asus Zenfone 3s Max is Powered by a 1.5 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 64-bit processor with Mali T860 GPU coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage out of which 23GB is available for user device also supports MicroSD card up to 2TB. Zenfone 3s Max performance is fast we didn't face any issue while normal use or while playing games. While Playing high-end games, we notice frame drops, some heating, and lag. Device performance was way better while on regular tasks like using the Internet, Apps or playing games. Asus Zenfone 3s Max performed well in our Benchmark test On AnTuTu Benchmark phone Score 37015 points, Geekbench 3 scores 584 on a single core and 2423on Multicore
Fingerprint Scanner Working
Zenfone 3s Max comes with a Fingerprint Scanner on a front which is first from the company. Other Zenfone 3 series has fingerprint Scanner on Rear The fingerprint scanner can be used to Answer Incoming calls, Unlock device. Snap call, Capture images Fingerprint Scanner on ZenFone 3s Max is fast and responsive. Check out how to setup fingerprint Scanner on 3s Max in Above video.
Coming to Camera Zenfone 3s Max has a 13MP rear camera with Dual LED Flash f/2.0aperturer and 8MP front camera. The phone also comes with camera modes such as Auto, Manual, HDR Pro, Beautification, Super Resolution.Low Light, QR code, Night, Effect, Selfie, Panorama, Time Lapse and more modes. Both Front and the Rear camera produces good images in Outdoor and indoor condition but struggles in a low light condition.Overall camera performance is good.
Asus Zenfone 3s Max (ZC521TL) runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Asus own ZenUI 3.0 on top of it. It comes with a lot of pre-loaded apps similar to marshmallow build which can be uninstalled.Asus has include power & Boost app which clears the memory of apps which are not in use. Asus has included nougat features like Multiwindow and more modes in Nougat update. Some of the apps preinstalled are ZenFone Care, ZenFit; Mobile Manager; Themes; Gallery; MyAsus Service; PhotoCollage; MiniMovie; Quick Memo; Do It Later; and Asus Webstorage. Third-party apps include Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Go2Pay.Also, there is One Hand mode, Photo College App, Double Tap to wake up, App lock and more. Users can enable Multiwindow mode which is available for selected Apps.The overall software is fast, and we didn't face any lag.
Connectivity & Battery
On Connectivity device include 4G VoLTE Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, ,GPS/A-GPS, and Glonass. Dual SIM device supports Hybrid SIM and MicroSD card up to 2TB. Speaker output on Zenfone 3s Max is clear and loud improved compared to Zenfone 3 Max, on calls, here was no issue device supports VoLTE which works fine with Reliance Jio without any issue both SIM support 4G SIM. Coming to Battery Asus Zenfone 3s Max is packed with 5000mAh Battery we got close to 2 days of battery life on heavy use.If you are not a heavy user, it can last for more than two days. Battery performance of the device is improved compared to Zenfone 3 Max which has 4000mAh Battery.
Asus Zenfone 3s Max (ZC521TL) is priced at Rs 14,999 and will be available online and retail Stores. If you are in the offline market looking for smaller size phone with bigger battery above average camera than this could be a good buy, but at this price point, there are other Phones available online like Redmi Note 4, Cool 1, Zenfone 3 Max with full HD Display and above 4000mAh Battery.