Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 16GB, Snapdragon 410)  Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 32GB, Snapdragon 615) 
Asus Zenfone Max Asus Zenfone Max
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Excellence Score
18.7
22.5
Value for Money Score
64.8
69.6
Price Rs. 7,199 onwards Rs. 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2016 May, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.0 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) IPS, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 306 Adreno 405
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Wide View, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster, Dual-color Real Tone flash, Zero Shutter Lag, Back Light (HDR) mode, Low Light mode, Manual Mode, Real Time Beautification, Night mode, Depth of field. Selfie mode, Photo Effects, Panorama mode, Miniature, Time Rewind, Smart Remove, All Smiles, Time Lapse, HDR mode, GIF animation Wide View, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster, Dual-color Real Tone flash, Zero Shutter Lag, Back Light (HDR) mode, Low Light mode, Manual Mode, Real Time Beautification, Night mode, Depth of field. Selfie mode, Photo Effects, Panorama mode, Miniature, Time Rewind, Smart Remove, All Smiles, Time Lapse, HDR mode, GIF animation
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Wide View, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster, Zero Shutter Lag, Back Light (HDR) mode, Low Light mode, Real Time Beautification, Night mode, Selfie mode, Photo Effects, Time Lapse, Wide-angle 88 degree, Selfie Panorama (up to 140 degree), HDR mode, GIF animation Wide View, F2.0 Aperture, PixelMaster, Zero Shutter Lag, Back Light (HDR) mode, Low Light mode, Real Time Beautification, Night mode, Selfie mode, Photo Effects, Time Lapse, Wide-angle 88 degree, Selfie Panorama (up to 140 degree), HDR mode, GIF animation
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 64 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 10.55 mm 10.55 mm
Weight 202 gm 202 gm
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby 914 hrs 914 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 37.60 hrs 37.60 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Web Browsing Time: 32.5 hrs, Video Playback Time: 22.6 hrs Web Browsing Time: 32.5 hrs, Video Playback Time: 22.6 hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Creative Studio; What's Next; ZenLink; ZenMotion; ASUS Splendid; Kids Mode; SnapView; One Hand Mode; Trend Micro Security; Power Saving Mode; MiniMovie; Google Apps; ASUS Sync; File Manager; Quick Memo; Themes; ZenCircle; PhotoCollage; PhotoEffects 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Creative Studio; What's Next; ZenLink; ZenMotion; ASUS Splendid; Kids Mode; SnapView; One Hand Mode; Trend Micro Security; Power Saving Mode; MiniMovie; Google Apps; ASUS Sync; File Manager; Quick Memo; Themes; ZenCircle; PhotoCollage; PhotoEffects
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, aesthetic design - like the rest of the Zenfone range
  • Nice grip, and feel
  • Asus ZenUI is one of the better skins on top of Android
  • Decent speed/performance in daily use
  • Decent camera performance, with a nifty laser auto-focus system
  • Decent audio quality
  • Decent call quality
  • Amazing battery life - the phone can last a full 3-4 days on full charge, with moderate use!
  • Rugged, and good looking design
  • The curved back fits well into the palm and due to the coarse plastic finish, it really feels good to hold
  • Decent display with accurate color reproduction, good brightness levels, adjustable color temperature and an in-built blue-light filter
  • Gorilla glass protection on the display
  • Smooth, effortless performance, including with resource intensive games
  • Excellent, super long lasting battery, that can deliver up to a 2-3 day backup!
  • Also includes a Power saver mode, which adjusts processor performance, screen brightness and restricts access to features that use up more battery
  • Unique reverse charging support - can be used to charge other devices
  • Decent loudspeaker, and audio quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit heavy - because of the large battery
  • Display is decent, but has a resolution on the low side
  • Takes over 5 hours to charge fully with the included 1A/5V charger
  • Plenty of bloatware comes pre-installed
  • Feels bulky, and tips the scales at over 200g
  • Visibility under bright light is average due to the reflective nature of the screen
  • The Zen UI is a bit cluttered and sometimes buggy (although highly customizable)
  • Average camera
  • Charging speed is on the slow side
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