Asus Zenfone Max Review - 5000 mAh Max Battery Life

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.

Get One For Your Self :
So here all about review of Zenfone Max. Any query or question then comment below. Thank you for reading.

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