REVIEW | Asus ZenFone 3 Max: 4100 mAh and a lot of substance!

Asus Zenfone 3 Max

L'Asus Zenfone 3 Max is the company's proposal to satisfy all users who consider theautonomy of your smartphone as one absolute priority. Clearly, however, in addition to the battery from 4100 mAh there is much more to hide in this medium range of the Taiwanese house. Let's find out all the details in this new one Full review.

REVIEW | Asus ZenFone 3 Max: 4100 mAh and a lot of substance!

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Unboxing

La package of smartphone sales is of white hardcover very simple. Inside there are:

  • Asus ZenFone 3 Max;
  • loader with exit 2A;
  • cable micro-USB for recharging;
  • in-ear headphones with spare tires.
    Asus Zenfone 3 Max packaging

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Design and construction quality

Zenfone 3 Max is built with excellent materials. The front is made of glass while the rear is characterized by a shell in aluminum. The assembly of the various parts is perfect, with no bending or crunching.

On the right side we find the volume rocker and the power button, both knurled to give more grip. The housing is on the left side SIMs. e micro SD (or alternatively Nano SIM e Micro SIM), while on the upper side there is the door for the audio jack from 3,5 mm. The connector Micro USB for charging it is placed in the lower part of the device.

The back sees the presence of two plastic bands to improve connectivity, the camera from 13 mega-pixels, perfectly flush with the body, and the fingerprint sensor very quick in recognition and with good accuracy, which works around 7 times on 10. Unfortunately, even the grid ofspeaker it is placed on the back of the device, causing problems that we will analyze later.

Frontally there are the front camera from 5 mega-pixels, proximity and brightness sensors and the LED notification RGB.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Display

The phone has a 5,2 inches IPS with resolution HD (1280 * 720 pixels). Despite the density of 282 ppi it is not very high, the panel is of excellent quality. The colors are faithful and well reproduced and the brightness è eccellente (400 nits), allowing use even in direct sunlight. Present on blue light filter, very useful in the evening hours so as not to strain your eyes. The oil repellent treatment really effective moltoThe only criticism concerns the viewing angles, a bit' lacking for the price range of the device.

Also worth noting are the sporadic inaccuracies of the touch screen which sometimes loses touches, especially using the keyboard.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Hardware

The processor on board this ZenFone 3 Max is a quad-core MediaTek MT67351,44 GHz, assisted by 3 GB of RAM LPDDR3 e 32 GB internal memory (expandable via micro SD from maximum 32 GB). Although they are not top-of-the-range specifications, they are more than enough to allow one general fluidity System high, also in the management of multitasking.

There are no lag or slowdowns, even when the device is under stress and, moreover, the phone never heats up particularly, even in prolonged gaming sessions. The application is very useful Asus Mobile Manager, which allows you to go to finish any unnecessary processes and delete cache files to speed up the device. There are also features concerning the optimization of battery consumption and the use of mobile data.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Software


The software installed on board ZenFone 3 Max is Android version 6.0 Marshmallow (note however that the security patches are firm to those of 5 August 2016) with proprietary interface ZenUI. The latter, perhaps, is the aspect that convinced me less than the phone. In fact, the graphics are very different from that of Android stock, with very colorful icons and many customization options, from animations to the size of the characters, the effects, the graphics of the folders. Present, then, a store owner where you can download themes and backgrounds.

Also the notification curtain has a graphic that is very similar to oriental tastes, but it is nevertheless of great immediacy.

Despite these small criticisms to the design, it must be said that the whole interface shows one excellent fluidity, certainly worth one good optimization from Asus.

Il web browser default is Google Chrome. Internet surfing is excellent, even the heaviest sites are managed without any problem. Very fluid il pinch-to-zoom he scroll of the page, even if they do not always faithfully follow the commands given.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Gaming & Benchmark

Excellent impressions about the gaming part: Real Racing 3 turns with high details without obvious drop frames or lag. No problem of course with lighter titles like Crossy Road or Stack. The presence of the function is very interesting Game Genie, which allows an increase in gaming performance, going to free up a significant amount of RAM memory. It is also possible to record the gameplay.

In terms of pure power, ZenFone 3 Max definitely does not excel. Geekbench returns values ​​in line with other devices of middle band, obtaining a score of 656 points in Single-core e 1604 points in multi-core. Similar speech regarding Antutu BenchMark, where they reach about 40.000 points.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Camera

La rear camera and from 13 megapixel, with focal opening f / 2.2, equipped with a single LED flash. The quality of the images is good and in favorable light conditions, manages to return more than acceptable shots. Excellent macro and good even the management of lights in difficult conditions, thanks to the presence ofHDR.

Less well in low-light, where the sensor focuses with great difficulty and the noise è high. The flash does its duty and the lighting is quite uniform.

The shots from front camera, from 5 mega-pixels, they are more than discrete, especially for social use.

Videos are shot at the maximum resolution Full HD but giving up the digital stabilization, which can be obtained instead by going down to resolution HD.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Telephone part

La telephone part it is in line with the competition and I have no particular problems to report. The audio in the capsule is more than discrete and the quality is also average. There reception è excellent even if, on some occasions, I had sudden signal leaks. Excellent management is also complete Dual SIM.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Audio

As for the audio sector, thespeaker of system is placed on the Retro, and this is a problem when placed on a flat surface, because the sound comes muffled and distortedIl volume, however, it is very high, and the quality good, with a prevalence of higher frequencies.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Autonomy

The workhorse of this smartphone is its battery, the enormous capacity of 4100 mAh. THEautonomy returned is definitely very good, arriving at the end of the day with heavy use with the 20% residual, but I would have expected something more, given the presence of a display only HD and the particularly high amperage.

La full recharge of the battery, with the charger from 2A, is about 2 hours.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max - Conclusions

Asus ZenFone 3 Max is offered at the official price of 199 € which, in my opinion, are perfectly in line with the quality of the product offered.

Among the strengths we find the general fluidity, which is always excellent, and the 'autonomy which, although it is not at the top, allows to obtain very satisfactory results.

Too bad for it speaker positioned at the back and for one camera which is only average. If you are looking for a solid product under the Euro 200, you have to take this Asus into consideration, because it is a valid alternative to devices of much more noble brands.

This ASUS ZENFONE 3 MAX is available on Amazon, on offer for the price of 169,33 €.

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