Asus has expanded its Zenfone series of smartphones with the launch of Asus Zenfone 3s Max, in India. It is an upgraded variant of the Zenfone Max that was launched in 2016. Read on to find out Asus Zenfone 3s Max review with details on design, specifications, features, camera, battery, performance, price, availability and more.
The Zenfone 3s Max flaunts its metal unibody design with rounded edges. It is curved towards the edges on the back and offers a very comfortable grip.
On the front, there is a 5.2-inch HD display 72% screen-to-body ratio. Above the display, there is earpiece along with front camera, ambient light sensor and Asus branding.
Below the display, there is home button which doubles up as a fingerprint sensor. There are three on-screen navigation buttons.
Left edge houses hybrid SIM card tray. You can either put two SIM cards (micro+nano) or one SIM card (micro) and one microSD card.
On the right edge, you get volume rockers and power button.
3.5mm audio jack sits on the top edge.
USB charging port, mic and speakers are placed on the bottom edge.
On the rear, there is a 13 mega pixel camera with dual LED flash and Asus branding.
It features features a 5.2-inch HD 2.5D curved display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. It lacks full HD display, which is offered by some other smartphone in the same price range, yet it does not look dull. The screen is sharp and bright with good viewing angles.
In the photography department, the device sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with dual LED flash. For selfie lovers, it offers an 8 mega pixel front facing camera. The camera app lets users set white balance, ISO and Exposure. Both front and rear cameras of the handset support HDR. It takes decent images with both rear and front camera. The images come out to be crisp and have good detailing and clarity. Overall camera quality of the phone is good for the price.
Under the hood, it has a 64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. It does not pack the best processor in the segment, yet it performs pretty well. We tested the phone on AnTuTu benchmarks and it scored around 39600 points. It handles multitasking and gaming with ease. The device houses 32GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card) and runs Android 7.0 Nougat wrapped under Asus’s Zen UI.
Battery & Connectivity
The Zenfone 3s Max packs a humongous 5000mAh battery which the company claims to deliver up to 34 days of battery life. During our time with the phone, it lasted for long on a single charge. It supports reverse charging and works as a power bank to charge other devices. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Asus Zenfone 3s Max: Specifications & Features
- Processor: 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with ZEN UI 3.0
- Display: 5.2-inch HD IPS (1280×720 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass)
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 32GB (expandable via microSD card)
- Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with dual LED flash PixelMaster
- Front Camera: 8 mega pixel
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
- Dual SIM
- Fingerprint sensor
Price & Availability
The Asus Zenfone 3s Max is priced at Rs. 14,999 and is available to buy in India from offline as well as online stores.
The Asus Zenfone 3s Max is a decent smartphone in the sub-Rs. 15,000 price range. If you are looking for a smartphone with elegant metallic design, long lasting battery, decent performance and a good camera combination, then you should opt for the Zenfone 3s Max.