Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL 

price Rs. 9,995 onwards | launch Feb, 2017

24.6

excellence score

68.1

value for money score

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Phonecurry's 2-Minute Review

quick-read review written by the phonecurry editorial team, summarising opinion across 11 Expert Reviews

What we liked
  • Elegant, understated design
  • Relatively compact body
  • Decent audio quality via headphones
  • Brilliant battery life - has the biggest battery you can get in a device of this class currently - provides 2 days of battery life even with heavy use
What we didn't
  • Average display
  • The fingerprint sensor placed on the home button showed some lag at times
  • The ton of Asus bloatware in the phone spoils the experience a fair bit
  • Average overall performance, falling significantly behind its competitors
  • Tends to get heated up when used continuously for playing games
  • Rear and front cameras are average
  • Average speaker - loud, but not great quality
  • Considering the chunky battery, the company should have ideally provided a fast charging option as well
  • On the whole, the Zenfone 3S Max is a one-trick pony - and performs just about average in all parameters other than battery life

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Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0, Expected upgrade to 8.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Bluelight Filter
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6750
GPUMali-T860MP2
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 2 TB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)28.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Standby Time: upto 816 hrs
  • Internet Browsing Time (WiFi): upto 25 hrs
  • HD Video Playback: upto 18 hrs
Dimensions
Weight175 gm
Thickness8.85 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Dual-LED (Dual Tone) Flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Beautification Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Close-up Macro Photography
  • Zero Shutter Lag
  • Super Resolution Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Photo Effect Mode
  • Selfie Mode
  • Time Lapse Mode
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 85 degree Wide Angle Lens
  • Back Light (HDR) Mode
  • Low Light Mode
  • Real Time Beautification Mode
  • Night Mode Photo Effect Mode
  • Time Lapse Mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Power Bank Function
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go

About Asus

Motorola
Headquaters Taiwan
Brand Perception
Good
Service Quality
Very Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations