Asus Zenfone Max Review - 5000 mAh Max Battery Life

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If I'll ask you simple question : What you want to improve in your smartphone ? 8 Out of 10 people we say they want long lasting battery life Right!! So Asus has answered to the question for their users and launched Asus Zenfone Max. Really speaking Asus Zenfone Max is revamped version of Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE500KL, With larger battery life. Just for quickliner note Asus Zenfone Max (ZC550KL) is available in 2 versions Black and White on Flipkart and Amazon for INR 9,999/-.


Unboxing Of Zenfone Max :

After opening the box user will first see 5.5 inches device with shining screen and premium looking Zenfone Max. Once you take out the device underneath you will find Power adapter, charging USB cable, along with OTG cable, warranty card and user manual.

Design Of Zenfone Max :

Device design is very much similar with earlier Zenfone device. As started earlier Zenfone Max is revamped model of Zenfone Laser, only difference is design is similar to earlier zenfone 5 and 6 series. This device has volume button placed in right side of device. Beside power button also placed along with volume buttons instead of placing it on top of the device.


The body of the device is made form durable and premium looking plastic. Aparat from that you can check on above pic golden strip surrounding the device making it look more premium and make your grip more firm on the device. Well taking about the back side, it's made of lather kind of material finish which make your device look royal.


As we can see camera is placed on top center of the device which have dual- tone flash light on it's left and laser sensor on the right side. Exactly below the camera there is Asus branding. Followed by speaker at the bottom of the device. Zenfone Max is having removable back cover, where power beast 5000 mAh battery reside along with 4G enabled dual Micro SIM slot with dedicated memory card slot. There is also LED notification light with accelerometer, light,proximity, and magnetic sneror are integrated with this device.


This device weights 200 grams with battery. But while holding device it feels sturdy and hard even though it's heavy. Device design is such way that it feel nice to hold the device and easy to have formal grip on device.

Display And Storage :

Asus Zenfone Max have 5.5 inches IPS touchscreen supporting HD display 1280 X 720 pixel resolution. Device comes wit Gorilla glass 4 protection having good viewing angles with responsive smooth touch. Device is very responsive and smooth to work with. 

On the other hand if we talk about, storage device comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. On the first boot you will get 11 GB of internal storage free and around 1 GB of RAM. If you still want to expand the storage then you have dedicated SD card slot support 64 GB capacity. All apps at first install in internal storage then you can move them to SD card. 

Performance, OS and Benchmarks :

Device is powered with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 quad core 64 Bit processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with Adreno 306. The device is very smooth in performance, lag free in normal usage. But while intense task will drain more power and device tend to heatup till 40-45 degree. But device heat will not be felt much outside.


Still device prfrome well under almost every condition. You can checkout AnTuTu benchmark above socring 25643 And NenaMark score is 53.9 FPS which is considered as average and good for average users. The only reason we can think of using this lower powered chip-set is because, Asus want to make this device more power efficient. 

Regarding OS it runs ZenUI on Android Lollipop 5.0.2 provide the more customization to users. 

If we talk about gaming it's an overall good experience considering the device pricing. We have tried Real Cricket and Real racing and most popular Asphalt 8 on normal config they are performing laglessly but as we increase graphic quality device tend to become little leggy. But overall it perform well on normal mode.

Camera And Battery :

As it's trendy all devices are equipped with 13 MP rear camera along with 5 MP front shooter. Rear 13 MP camera is assisted by Dual tone flash and laser senor to provide you with best quality images. Only problem so far, we have faced with this device areas where light is more bright are over exposed and almost become whitish ( but this can be get fixed in new update of Camera app by Asus ). Check the image below.

Note: Click on images to Check them in full Size.


In above image where sunlight appears to be more brighter that part has been over exposed. Other then that device performer well under low light conditions, indoor and artificial light condition. check the images below for more samples.

Indepth mode of the Asus Zenfone Max

Artificial Indoor mode of the Asus Zenfone Max

Low Light Using Dual Tone Flash of the Asus Zenfone Max

Low Light Mode Click of the Asus Zenfone Max

Low Light Wihtout Using Flash of the Asus Zenfone Max

On the battery part device provide good battery back up. Device comes with normal charging technology which point of disappointment since it will take very long time to charge. Using charger provided with Zenfone Max, it will take around 3 hour to get it charge. So make it faster you can chose suitable fast charger. But battery back of Zenfone Max is excellent. Continuous heavy usage of Zenfone Max allow you to use battery upto 16-17 Hours. Where as using device with heavy usage it last for 2 days and for moderate usage it can last upto 4 days. We are very happy with it's excellent battery backup. Not only 5000 mAh battery provide power to Zenfone Max it can also charge your other devices. Yes it can also work like power bank.

Final Words :

Pros :

  • 5000 mAh battery.
  • Camera is Good in outdoor and indoor as well as low light conditions
  • Good performance and software.
  • Dual SIM
  • Dedicated Memory card slot.
  • Work As power bank

Cons :

  • Lack of fast charging
  • while charging other device charging way too slower.
  • Non removable battery
  • Heavy to hold
  • Brightness can kill your image.
People who want longer battery life with social working but moderate users on gaming part then this device is your best bet under 10,000INR. As compared to Gionee and Lenovo, Asus has done excellent job providing large battery with good performance smartphone under 10000 mark. the device is bit heavy due to battery of weight and other components but it feels really premium and solid to hold. So if you are running short on the budget and don't want to charge the device once in a day then this device is your best bet.

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So here all about review of Zenfone Max. Any query or question then comment below. Thank you for reading.

Why We Are Loosing Pure Test Of Android ?

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Ever since the Android has become popular there has been lot of customization by individual developer. But as the time passes Google tend to incorporate the changes in Android OS itself. We are here to discuss why we are loosing Pure Android Or Vanilla Android experience. Only Nexus Android devices and Motorola are providing pure android experience to users.

Also Read : Asus ZenFone Zoom Full Review


Android is bing open source even after it has been taken over by Google. So developers are free to create an app and values added feature for they think fit. This make it easy for them to freely modify and make it more advance and customizable as per everyone comfort.
  • Creation Of Brand Image :
    On the other hand every company who are entering onto smartphone market has to cater something extra that can attract the buys. On the other hand every company want to make their brand image unique then others in the market. Hence they are developing their own UI or framework on top of Android. Every brand try and impose similar UI for their every device and provide enhanced features for their users to serve them better. Some example are like Samsung have TouchWiz UI, Xiaomi have MIUI framework, Asus have ZenUI, HTC have Sense UI, Huawei provide EMUI, OPPO have color OS, Meizu have Flyme and so on. Like this every major player on the market have their own patented UI for their users.
  • Political Influences Of China:
    China is also extremely large smartphone market like India. But in China is also major contributor for today's emerging custom UI concept. Since in China government has baned the direct use of Google and their  services. Hence to enter into China market companies are compulsorily have to modify Pure android OS. If you have noticed all Chines smartphone companies entering Indian market already have their custom framework running on top of Android OS like Meizu,Xiaomi and so on.
  • Other Developer Communities: 
    Third party developers or communities like Cyanogenmod, Packman, AOSP are some of mainstream communities that have explored android such an extend, that they are providing hell lot of customization that allow the user to modify everything from icons to app dewar and from SIM Signal indicator to entire look and feel of android. 
  • User Demand :
    It is obvious that no one can use the same thing for very long time. So users want change and very level of customization for device they have. Rooting was very famous solution but  not all users are tech savvy so company preventing user from rooting users. Not only that but also provide them with feature that tech savvy people get from root access. So they started to provide customization as part of their UI for user satisfaction and cater them as per their comfort.

So here are all reason why we are loosing Pure android or vanilla test of an Android OS. And this are the reason why devices like Nexus and Motorola are still very popular for their Android Experience. What are your thoughts on this do let us know in comments below. Thank you for reading.

Targus With Anti Radio Frequency Identification Features In Their Terminal T II Series

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Leading brand manufacturing laptop cases and accessories Targus has recently launched their traveling backpacks series called Terminal T II series in India. This series is design with different level of usage and users need.

When it comes to the long haul traveling we generally don't want to take large backpack or trailers with us. We tend to take maximum stuff in small backpack or trailer bags. But if we talk about different users have their own preferences according to their needs. Tech savvy person need more space for their gadgets like power bank, Laptop, Smartphone and so on. On the other hand when we talk about ladies they need more space for their Jewelery and cloths. 

Following are Special Features of Targus Terminal T II Series :

  • No Fear Of Identity theft :
    Due to technological advancement and wireless transmission there is risk of information theft from digital media like credit and debit cards without physical contact. With an Anti-Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) compartment, this meticulous design safeguards highly sensitive personal and banking information from being stolen. The advanced technology prevents the transfer of information which takes place without physical contact by blocking transmissions between 10MHz to 3GHz.
  • Ease of Accessibility Features :
    Traveling with document and keep  them smartly organized and sleep is much of challenge during the long traveling. Targus Backpacks are design in such a way that you can maintain your documents without worries and massing up with other stuff. Beside we also carry lot many gadgets this days like power bank smartphones laptops and so on. The dedicated design is allocated for power bank storage which allows convenient access during mobile charging. The compartment caters to both right- and left-handers, and it ensures gadgets are easily within reach when transiting.
  • Comfort for both daily and long haul travel :
    Slot the backpack on the luggage and set on a journey without a burden on the shoulders. Other than its Anti RFID Theft and built-in mobile charging abilities, all three styles offer heavy padding support for comfort. 
  • Protect Against External Elements: 
    While we are traveling with delicate fashion equipments like Sunglasses or some delicate things or DSLR which need to be handle with care need some sturdy extra protection from external jerks and pressure. The Terminal T-II series features a wear- and water-resistant bottom. Finished with a durable 1680D Twisted Polyester quality, the backpack is a good investment for places with wet weather conditions.Both the Terminal T-II Premium and Terminal T-II Advanced include expandable side pockets for extra storage without the added bulk.
The point is Targus new Terminal  T II series is being design for different need of users according to their preferences. Embedded with new and advanced features, the Terminal T-II series is multi-functional, providing protection for essential gadgets. The highly-compact backpack tailors to the needs of leisure and business travelers, allowing them to travel with ease and convenience.

Here are the pricing :
  • Terminal T-II 15.6" Backpack is available in Essential (TBB573) at MRP 4999, 
  • Advanced (TBB574) at MRP 5999,
  • Premium(TBB575) at MRP 6999.

Here is all about newly launched Targus Terminal T II series of backpacks. For any question or queries do comment below. Thank you for reading.

Upgrade Asus Zenwatch 2 (WI501Q & WI502Q) To Latest Software

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After little time Asus has finally announced update to their Android Wear - Asus Zenwatch 2. This software release bought lot of feature improvement that users are waiting for.

Android has done some amazing work for integrating Android OS with wearables. That has changed the entire scenario especially watch.

Get  Asus Zenwatch 2 For You :

Let's see what are the new features bought by Asus in Zenwatch 2 in this system upgrade.

  • Speaker Support :
    Many user asked the question earlier about even thought ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q) has inbuilt speaker but they are not working so what was the reason. But Google New version of Android wear has added support for it. Now Asus has provided speaker support for their ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q). So user can now make call, set alarm, listen to notification tone when connected with smartphone.
  • Gesture Support :
    By using gesture support you can do many things using one hand. Move back and forth in menu. Select option or just back to home screen. But to use that you need enable it from the setting. But obviously it will consume little more battery.
    Wrist gestures are turned on by default on most watches. To make sure they're turned on:
  1. Touch your watch face to wake it up.
  2. Swipe left ← .
  3. Scroll down to settings
  4. And Enable Wrist gesture.
  • Screen Dimming Gesture:
    Earlier in Asus Zenwatch 2 there was a functionality when you move your wrist clockwise such that it set into your viewing angles it will automatically light up. Now if you want to Dim it using gesture you just have move your wrist anticlockwise. This will dim the lock screen and save your battery life.  
  • Selection and De-selection of App; 
    If you want to navigate though various notification and functionalities you just need to move you hand orientation clockwise quickly. If you want to check previous notification then move your hand orientation anti clockwise. If you are in setting and wan to go into sub menu just wave your hand down it will take you to sub menu and when you want to cancel action or come of in main menu just wave up.
  • Audio Message:
    Apps that support audio messages. You can play they message from directly Asus Zenwatch 2. So your friend has send audio  message on whatsapp then directly play it from Android Wear no need to take out your smartphone from the pocket.

When you will get the update In Your Asus Zenwatch :

When an update to your Android Wear software is available, you'll get an automatic notification on your watch when your watch is connected to the charger, is within Bluetooth range of your phone, and your phone is on and connected to the Internet.

How to Manually Update Asus ZenWatch 2 :

If in case you are not getting update notification follow the steps below to perform manually :
  1. Pair ASUS ZenWatch 2 with a phone running Android 4.3 or iOS 8.2 or higher
  2. On ASUS ZenWatch 2, swipe left on the watch face
  3. Select Setting>About>System Update 
  4. Follow instruction shown on screen to update your watch
  5. Do not disconnect your device from charger and smartphone unless your Android Wear is update completed.

Still if you want to be on safer side you can go to nearby service center of Asus that will help you to update your device safely. So that's all about Android Wear Asus Zenwatch 2. If you have any question or any query do comment below. Thank you for reading. 

Asus ROG GL552 : Best Asus Gaming Laptop With NVIDIA GTX 950M And Intel i7

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We are reviewing little old but still excellent performing gaming laptop Asus ROG GL552JX. We bought this review for Asus ROG series fans who are still looking for best device for their gaming at competitively less cost. As we all know ROG series of Asus are specially design for gamers. Where Asus ROG GL552 has been design for gamers. But there are thies who cannot afford their high end devices like Asus ROG 751.

Also Read : Asus ROG G751 Gaming Laptop : Compact Gaming PC

Asus ROG GL552JX : Best Asus Gaming Laptop With NVIDIA GTX 950M And Intel i7


This is the box we have received from Asus. From outer appearance box was of good quality including, Asus ROG GL552 comes in two variants one that comes with metal body and another with plastic built body. We have got plastic body device which seems ok and have poor build quality. At the end we will conclude the verdict about this faming beast.Let's begin with Review.

Design :

Asus ROG GL552 is very portable with weight of 2.57 Kg allow you to take it anywhere you want. This laptop is fairly compact since plastic durable material is used for making of this laptop, hence reduce the weight to the good extent. As per screen flap design is classic with Lid Log of Asus ROG in the middle as you can see below image.


Even material used is not that impressive but design look very decent and premium. Well talking about screen of the device colors are vivid and well saturated. There is also VGA camera on the top of the screen for video chatting and recoding. But screen lid is week and flexible. If you have habit to put anything on laptop while it's flap is close then change that habit. You need to be extra careful that laptop do not get much pressure from flap or screen side or it may prove fatal. Even need to be extra careful while taking it with back pack. Beside while carrying it in hand grab it from middle not from edges.

As we talk about keyboard part the material is durable and not flexible. It can take much pressure and solid to use. Design is also elegant. Look and feel is also very solid while using it. Check the image below.


If we start from top we can see below th Asus Logo on screen bad Republic Of Gamers written in Red latters. Below that we have large speakers that produce Excellent sound but it depends again on your setting. But sometimes treble is more in sound produce. Below speakers there is keyboard comprises of standard keyboard and numeric keypad. As usual we have red lid keyboard which assist for working in dark environment.  But as this is specially for gamers WASD keys have been specially emphasized.

The trackpad is cool enough to work with and much sensitive for touches. But it much more smoother for working with two finger touch scrolling like increasing volume in VLC will take wother sound to 200% or down to 0. Beside performing some activity where you need to do right and left click simultaneously or together there is no way you can do it. So I'll suggest you can use mouse on alternative way for it.


As we can  see in above image this side of laptop contain (from left to right) first comes the charging port followed by air-vent from where heat is thrown out to keep processor and device cool. One thing I like about Intel processor they are powerful as well as they perform their job silently. Unlike AMD they does not make much noise. Followed by air vent there VGA poet that are used to connect OLD monitor or projectors for presentation purpose. Moving further we have HDMI port that allow advance connectivity with other devices and much faster in performance. So you can have backward compatibility with almost all devices. Moving further there is LAN port for connecting wired Internet to your device. At the last it have 2 USB 3.0 at the end.


On the other side of the device moving left to right we have 2 audio ports for attaching headphones or home threater or woofer system to you Asus ROG GL552. Moving further we have USB 2.0 port which cna be used for data transfer connecting mouse and much more. at last we have DVD reader and writer for back up your data or transferring data from DVD to your Asus ROG GL552. Asus ROG GL552 also have card reader and light indicator which shows status of Wi-Fi, CAPS lock on or off and NUM lock. 

Performance And Quality: 

We will first discuss about gaming front of this device in term of performance. Here are hardware configuration :

  • Intel Core i7-4720HQ Processor, 2.6 GHz (up to 3.6 GHz) 8 core processor
  • Mobile Intel HM86 Express Chipset
  • 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM Memory
  • SATA 1TB Hard Disk
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M + Intel HD Graphics 4600 = DDR3 2GB
Above configuration seems awesome isn't it ? The core i7 really performance it's job silently and effectively. Here are out hardware and other components of Asus ROG GL552 components and their comparison with other components in the market.


We have tried playing following games and all works well on this year old Asus gaming laptop. 

  • Tomb Raider The Rise of Tomb
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • The Witcher 3
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 3
All of the game stated above was working like a charm. Device was not getting that much hot. Most intense gaming of Batman Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 which eat lot more resources, sometime result into lag and make device little worm. The highest temperature we have reported is 40-44 degree. But as far as game execution is concern device working like charm. i7 + NVIDIA GTX 950M perfrom their job much battery way then expected.

Asus ROG GL552 have all high and excellent quality hardware which can perform heavy task very efficiently. 

You will get charging adapter with Gaming mouse along with Laptop bag-pack from Asus.

Pricing : 

This laptop is priced online at

Note  : Online price subject to change as per company policy and market demand.

Final Words  :

Just keeping aside little compromise on build side. Performance and quality of performance of Asus ROG GL552 is very excellent. As compared to other device in the same class all other devices are price above 80000 and above. this device is even compatible with more resources demanding games. Perform all heavy task efficiently. I will say it is best buy for you.

If you have nay query or any question do let us know in comment section below. Thank you for reading. Stay tuned for more.

Redmi Note 3 Launched Full Metal Body Having 4050 mAh With Fingerprint Sensor Priced At INR 9999

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Today Xiaomi has finally announced their most awaited upgraded version of Note series Redmi Note 3. Today in Delhi Hugo Barra was hosting launch of Redmi Note 3. There is also live streaming broadcast of event along side.

Redmi Note 3 was launched in 3 color variants Gold, Silver and Gray. Well starting with processor Redmi Note 3 is powered with Snapdragon 650 which is launched First in India and all over the world. According to Hugo Barra Snapdragon 650 (having Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72) is most powerful processor taking AnTuTu score above 77000. Which is best score in this range of devices. Not only this but this Snapdragon 650 also addresses the heating up issue that we have seen with most Mi devices since long. It is not only providing high performance but also have good GPU which we know as Adreno 510.

Device is powered by Android Lollipop 5.1.1 running MIUI 7 on top providing lot of customization and tuning performance of the device. This device comes in 2 variants at different price point.
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM(Internal Memory)
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM(Internal Memory)
All other aspect of device remains the same except this RAM and ROM and not to forget the price. Both variant also support external memory card support upto 32GB, While on screen size MI Note series comes with standard 5.5 inches IPS LCD panel having FULL HD display taking 403 ppi pixel density. Redmi Note 3 comes with Dual SIM standby option providing One Micro SIM and another Nano SIM options. This phone also support all Indian band and VoLTE for batter call quality and reducing call drops.

On camera Front Redmi Note 3 provide 16 MP camera having all features. But for this device Xiaomi announced they have integrated f/2.0 rear camera with dual ISP and PDAF autofocus which enhance the image quality automatically and they are extremely fast for processing it. On the other hand it provide 5MP shooter as regular. 

For security Xiomi have their Redmi Note 3 as first device quipped with Fingerprint sensor that allow you to store upto 5 finger for various other usage. This sensor can unlock this device in 0.3 sec. It will also act as shutter button for both front and rear camera. On connecitvity end this ddevice have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM radio and Infrared.

Xiaomi always provide good battery life with their all devices. In Redmi Note 3 they have implemented 4050 mAh battery that will allow you to have full day battery life for your device. It will also support fast charging allow you to charge device in couple of hours.

Now main point of interest is price :
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM(Internal Memory) is priced at INR 9,999
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM(Internal Memory) is priced at INR 11,999
So for these price range I would say this are the best devices. With Luanch of this device Hugo Barra also announced MI Bluetooth Speakers priced at INR 2000 and 20000 mah MI Power Bank which will soon released in India. 

This is all about Redmi Note 3. If you have any qurstions or query do comment below. Thank you for reading. Stay Tuned for more.