ASUS Zen­fone 3 MAX

HWM (Philippines) - - Test -

The ASUS Zen­fone 3 Max stands out in the lot be­cause of its sil­ver color scheme. Its seem­ingly metal­lic chas­sis has the most rounded edges among the en­tries that we re­ceived. On the front, the hand­set bran­dishes a 5.5-inch IPS LCD touch­screen, which is the most com­mon dis­play size in this shootout. The dis­play has a Full HD (1920 x 1080p) res­o­lu­tion and it looks bril­liant whether you are just nav­i­gat­ing through the apps, view­ing photos, or watch­ing a video on the phone. The Zen­fone 3 Max is among the three phones that come with a Full HD screen in this batch.

Speak­ing of video, the phone’s graph­ics is backed by an Adreno 505 GPU along with a Qual­comm Snap­dragon 430 pro­ces­sor clocked at 1.4GHZ. It is not the fastest clocked hand­set in the group, but we can as­sure you thatat it is s snappy enough to sup­port a va­ri­ety ty of mo­bile ac­tiv ac­tiv­i­ties. Soft­ware-wise, the Zen­fone 3 Max runs on An­droid 6.0 Marsh­mal­low with with ASUS ZENUI 3.0.

The Zen­fone 3 Max is also among the phones with a rear cam­era that has the high­est me­gapixel count in this lot: 16 megapix­els. This is com­ple­mented with an 8-me­gapixel cam­era on the front, which is the most com­mon among the hand­sets in this shootout. The phone’s cam­era UI is abun­dant with dif­fer­ent modes and these are easy to ac­cess. The man­ual mode re­veals that the phone has an ISO range be­tween 100 to 1600. When tak­ing a selfie in beau­ti­fi­ca­tion mode, users are no longer re­quired to go to a sub­menu just to ad­just the timer of the cam­era. They just have to drag the shut­ter but­ton of the cam­era to ac­ti­vate the timer. Op­tions in beau­ti­fi­ca­tion mode for smoothen­ing the skin, ad­just­ing the skin tone, and eye en­large­ment are also avail­able and these can be easily ad­justed.

The most over­whelm­ing fea­ture of the Zen­fone 3 Max is its built-in bat­tery with a rat­ing of 4100mah. It is the phone with long­est bat­tery life in this lot. Aus­pi­ciously, it is also the most af­ford­able, hav­ing a launch price of PHP 10,995.

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the most af­ford­able phone with the long­est stamina in this test. Needs im­prove­ment in low light sce­nar­ios.

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