Asus Zenfone
A visitor takes pictures with ASUS ZenFone Selfie during the 2015 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2015. Reuters/Pichi Chuang

Asus Zenfone 3S Max is all about power. It has a decent display, nice camera and good form factor. Asus is reportedly making some serious changes to its Zenfones. The device is another budget phone added to the company’s Max line-up. The smartphone comes with a mega 5,000 mAh battery that Asus claims can provide 34 days of standby time. The price is still unannounced but it seems the phone will have to tackle a lot of existing brands offering good smartphones at that price segment.

According to Tech Radar, the Asus Zenfone 3S Max is perfect for those who demand a huge batteries and battery life in their handsets. It may not be a top performer but it is surely a good phone at a budget price range. It comes with a 13MP primary camera and 8MP secondary camera. It supports video recording 1080p@30fps. The front camera is not as good as the primary camera and performs poorly in low light conditions. The primary camera takes superb images in adequate lighting conditions.

Autofocus speed, white balance adjustment and a variety of modes seal the deal for the Asus Zenfone 3S Max. While day-to-day performance is pretty okay, heavy users may face certain issues with speed. The smartphone uses an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor, clocked at 1.5GHz, and paired with 3GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. It has a Mali-T860 GPU. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and ZenUI on top. Users may face minor issues with app navigation and app crash.

Display-wise, the Asus Zenfone 3S Max has a 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720p) IPS display. The colours go subtle on eyes and the icons are pretty sharp. Sunlight legibility is impressive and viewing angles are above-average. The 2.5D curved glass gives the mobile a premium look and feel. It has a front-mounted fingerprint sensor.