ASUS Zenfone Max is the best budget smartphone from ASUS after their launch of Zenfone 2 Laser. Asus is giving out so many mid-range and entry-level smartphones starting from Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6 to Zenfone Zoom smartphone. Zenfone Max upgraded version’s price is also same as of their Zenfone 2 laser smartphone. Price for zenfone max upgraded version is Rs. 9,999 in India and that was launched on 23rd May 2016 in India. After launching this Zenfone max device, a company has also dropped the price for an older version of zenfone max. Check out more details and review about ASUS zenfone max smartphone below.

ASUS Zenfone Max

We have received a black colour variant of this smartphone with Model No. ASUS Z010D ( ZC550KL) in Black colour. However, zenfone Max is available in four different colour option, Black, orange, white and blue colour.

Asus Zenfone Max Camera

This Zenfone max smartphone comes with 13 Megapixel camera that is equipped with dual LED flash. The secondary camera has 5 megapixel with very good quality for taking selfie pictures and video calling. Video Resolution for primary camera & selfie camera is 1920 x 1080 pixel. You can even record slow-motion videos using this, but we can not able to record 4K videos using this smartphone.

Zenfone Max Camera Modes

We have tried capturing some images with their front and back side camera, but camera result is not as good as we expected. But according to it’s price range and battery capacity we can not expect it to be 20k to 25k price range smartphone’s camera quality. However, there are lots of camera options you can play with like Low light mode, Super resolution, night mode, Effect, selfie, GIF animation, panorama, miniature, time rewind, smart remove, all smiles, slow motions & time lapse.

Zenfone Max Design & Display

ASUS has not made major changes in this device as of previous zenfone Max smartphone. This smartphone is having 5.2mm thing body, which surrounding metal like edge make it durable. On the back side, look and feel of embossed leather make it fashionable and comfortable to hold.

ASUS Zenfone Max Front Side

On the back side, there is the primary camera with 13MP PixelMaster autofocus camera to capture high-quality photos. Above camera, there is a secondary mic, and below the camera, there is ASUS logo. Speaker is located at the bottom with zenfone branding.

Zenfone Max Back Side

As discussed, ASUS has not made any significant changes in this device. Look and feel are same as their previous zenfone max device. Zenfone Max Volume Button

Display of this device is 5.5 inch TFT with LED Backlight and having a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 HD IPS display. Zenfone Max ReviewNew Zenfone Max is having Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and RAM of this device is available in 2GB as well as 3GB. The internal memory of this device has increased to 32GB, and you can expand it’s memory up to 64GB using the external micro sd card.


The new Zenfone Max provides lag-free experience, just because of upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor with a 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 RAM. This processor works fast as we expected, make phone lag free. This smartphone is packed with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS.

ASUS Zenfone Max

4G LTE technology allows users to make use of high-speed mobile data transfer and browsing internet experience exquisite. You can also enjoy multi-tasking feature and faster performance with this device.


If we talk about connectivity option, this smartphone comes dual nano SIM card with 4G LTE on one SIM while the other SIM tray supports a 2G SIM.

ASUS Zenfone Max Micro SD Card Sloth & SIM

Back panel of zenfone max is removable, but battery is not. There is two difference SIM card slot on side and micro sd card slot below camera underneath back cover.

Long Lasting Battery

This is the feature of zenfone max, that is having biggest battery capacity. Their long-lasting 5,000mAh non-removable battery allows you to use it two to three days without charging.

The phone’s biggest highlight is the 5,000mAh battery which delivers two to three days of backup comfortably. However, Gionee Marathon M5 has an even greater battery that is 6050mAh but if your budget is under Rs.10,000 zenfone Max would be the best for you. ASUS has also added power saving mode, which helps you to adjust it’s processor’s performance, restrict brightness and network during specific timing. This way, you can even customise battery usage of your device and optimise it for long lasting battery life than any other smartphones.

ASUS Power Saving Mode

ASUS power saving mode allows you to optimise your battery life according to battery life as well as a switch by schedule. Power saver mode is split into multiple categories like standard, power saving, super saving and performance.

ASUS 5000 mAh powerbank

A very useful feature of this device is power bank. Yes, you can charge a battery of any other smartphone and use zenfone max as 5000 mAh powerbank. All you need to do us need an OTG cable & USB cable to charge another device using zenfone max.

When you buy ASUS zenfone max, you will get a handset unit, Warranty card, OTG connector cable, USB cable and Charger out of the box. Do let us know which features you are looking for your next smartphones in the comment section below.

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