Asus Zenfone Max (2GB RAM, 16GB, Snapdragon 410)

price Rs. 8,945 onwards | launch Jan, 2016
magic score ?
61.3
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#51
of 491 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 5 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • 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!

What We Didn't

  • 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

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0, Upgradeable to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerator
  • E-Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
GPUAdreno 306
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Standby914 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)37.60 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Web Browsing Time: 32.5 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 22.6 hrs
Dimensions
Weight202 gm
Thickness10.55 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera5.0 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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • 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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.13/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Very Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys