Asus Zenfone 3S Max Preview : Compact Smartphone With Powerful Performance And Stylish Look

After great success of Asus Zenfone 3 Max series Asus has lined up another of it's device termed as Asus Zenfone 3S Max. As we have seen Zenfone Max series as per name suggest know for long battery life. This device seems to be much promising. Since we have chance to use it for sometime we are sharing our reviews for this device here. 

This device is also follows the same design pattern as their predecessor followed but there are some changes this time. We discuss each aspect as one by one:

Asus Zenfone 3S Max

Zenfone 3S Max Design:

Zenfone 3S Max has visual stunning design same followed by Zenfone 3 Max. Device is made of full metallic body with 2.5D contoured Glass. The variant we received is of Golden colour. Front side of the device have 8MP front selfies shooter with light ambient sensor, and Asus logo placed in the center. Below that we have 5.2 inches screen and at the bottom of the device we have fingerprint sensor. This is the major change that Asus has incorporated in Asus Zenfone 3S Max. Besides, we used to have capacitive buttons blow the screen this time Asus has shifted these buttons as On Screen buttons.

On the other hand, we have 13MP shooter at the upper left corner of backside of the device and Asus logo in upper middle part of the device. Well this is the another change since Asus usually keep camera in middle and FPS sensor blow it. On the left of the device there is Hybrid SIM tray, while on right side of the device, we have Volume rocker button and power button. At the top of the device we have 3.5 mm audio jack and at the very bottom of the device we have one mic and speaker and Micro USB charging port.

Specification And Performance:

Asus Zenfone 3S Max have 5.2 inches HD display producing vivid and crisp display on the device. Zenfone 3S Max support hybrid SIM with 4G VoLET supported on both the SIM slot. So Jio users can use SIM card in any of the SIM If you use memory card you can expand external storage upto 2 TB. Zenfone 3S Max comes with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Zenfone 3S Max equipped with latest version Android 7 that is Nougat running Asus customized ZenUI 3 on top of it. We have also got the new Android 7 feature of multi window and lot many changes in UI in this device. You can now see bundled notification from same app. Beside you can directly answer the messages from notification itself and lot more feature incorporated in Android 7.

Multi Window Feature

We were expecting this device will be equipped with some good SOC like Snapdragon 615 or 625 but it actually packed with Mediatek MT6755 or MTK7650 with Mali-T860MP2 GPU. This same combination we have already seen in Asus Zenfone 3 Max comparison with Oppo F1S. Even this Mediatek processor is equivalent to entry level SOC of Snapdragon 430. Light games runs smoothly where games like Morden Combat and Asphalt struggles a little bit. The good thing is even after heavy gaming device get little worm rather not heatup issue at all. Asus Zenfone 3S Max will be available in Black and gold. This device also support reverse charging, so it can act as your secondary power bank in case you are running out of juice in some other device.

Fingerprint sensor this time is excellent and very quick. fingerprint sensor here also used as app minimize button. So while device is unlocked it can be used as minimize the app running at time. On connectivity end device provide Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, 4G with VoLTE on both SIM but no NFC this time.


On part of Camera it have 13MP shooter which takes as usual great pictures with good amount of details in it. Read camera is cable of recording HD and Full HD video flawlessly. 8MP selfie shooter produce good detailed images but suffer somehow in low and artificial light. Here are some camera samples from rear and front camera:


As Asus always promise they provide 5000mAh battery inside which is non removable. Battery makes device bit heavy but feel sturdy in the hand. But it take long time to charge the battery since Asus is still providing Micro USB charging slot rather than type C. This is little disappointed from Asus.

Price And Availability:

As of for now price at 14,999/-INR. It seems this device is one of the best buy for the this range. This device will be available across all retail outlet and E-commerce platform.

So this is all about Asus Zenfone 3S Max. If you have any question do post in comment below. Thank you for reading. Stay tuned for more.  

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