The smartphone market in India is full of a variety of options. There are smartphones that look good, have a decent camera or offer a good battery life. However, it is difficult to come across a smartphone that packages all these features and more in one sleek unit. This is where ASUS’ latest addition to the hugely successful Zenfone 3 family, Zenfone 3 Max comes into the picture.
Given below are 10 reasons that show the superior capabilities of Zenfone 3 Max:
Design and Construction
Design has become an intrinsic part of a smartphone’s features. It is imperative for a smartphone to have an aesthetic appearance besides offering advanced features. Furthermore, a smartphone needs to be made out of superior quality material in order to look and feel luxurious.
Zenfone 3 Max sports a sophisticated glass touchscreen in a finely sandblasted full-metal, aluminium alloy-body. Its brilliant diamond cut chamfered edges, anodized to give it an attractive, shiny metallic finish, are matched around the back by a gently curving rear cover that feels natural to hold, giving the phone a sleek and elegant look.
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Smartphones are used for a multitude of tasks such as accessing e-mails, social media accounts, playing games, watching videos and movies and listening to songs. They are no longer the simple gadget meant to make calls and send text messages. As such, it is important for them to sport a battery that can support the user’s requirements without making them look for an alternate source of power to charge their phones.
Equipped with an extremely long-lasting, high capacity 4100mAh lithium-polymer battery,Zenfone 3 Max allowsconsumers to use the phone for a full working day and beyond. In fact, it also doubles up as a fast-charge power bank for charging other devices and is one of the lightest and most compact smartphones with a battery that is more than 4000 mAh in capacity.
Intelligent Power Modes
While a powerful battery helps in ensuring a smooth functioning of the smartphone and its various features, having different power modes to suit the user’s needs can help in increasing the longevity of the battery even further. This is particularly useful on days when a user anticipates higher than normal mobile usage and needs to conserve the available battery life for important tasks.
To optimize performance, Zenfone 3 Max offers five selectable power modes that enable users to regulate their usage according to their needs – Performance mode, Normal mode, Power saving mode, Super Saving mode and Customized mode.
A good camera is one of the most basic requirements from a smartphone. Being companion devices, they help the users capture their special moments. Hence, it is important for the smartphone to be able to click flawless pictures that can help the users treasure and cherish these memories forever.
Designed specifically for photography enthusiasts, the two versions of Zenfone 3 Max (5.5 inch & 5.2 inch) feature extraordinary 16 MP and 13 MP cameras respectively that deliver crystal clear images. The PixelMaster cameras capture beautiful, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag. The smartphones also sport 8 MP (5.5 inch) and 5 MP (5.2 inch) front cameras for flawless selfies.
Camera Modes and Features
Besides providing a good camera specifications, the smartphone should also provide software enhancements to elevate the user’s camera experience. Such features enable the users to click better pictures and even work on the pictures and improve their quality, after they have been captured!
Zenfone 3 Max is packed with powerful camera modes to capture every precious mode. The industry-leading Backlight (Super HDR) mode lets users see clearly through daytime shadow, Super Resolution captures multiple shots simultaneously for a single photograph with stunning 64MP(5.5 inch)/ 52MP(5.2 inch) detail and Low Light mode takes clear and bright photos, even in poor lighting. The 16MP camera of the Zenfone 3 Max (5.5 inch) features an advanced triple technology autofocus system which ensures a superfast focus time of 0.03 seconds.— laser, phase detection and conventional contrast detection for continuous auto-focus. This harmonious system automatically selects the best one depending on the subject, lighting and range. For capturing stunning handheld videos with the 5.5 inch, an electronic image stabilization (EIS) system counteracts hand movements to ensure the resulting videos are stable and shake-free.
Privacy and Security
Since smartphones have become the primary device for most users, they tend to contain a plethora of personal and professional information, making it extremely important to ensure proper security of the device. An accurate fingerprint sensor comes in handy in such cases. At the same time, it is important for the sensor to be blazing fast in order to allow speedy access to the smartphone.
To ensure the user’s security, Zenfone 3 Max has a fingerprint sensor that is conveniently positioned near the top of the rear panel. The fingerprint sensor allows rapid locking or unlocking of the phone, and can also be used for authentication by other apps.It also registers up to five separate fingerprints, and accurately detects fingerprints regardless of the orientation of the finger on the sensor in as swiftly as 0.03 seconds.
Smartphones have also become the device of choice for entertainment on-the-go. Busy lifestyles combined with the availability of multiple apps that offer free movies, videos and songs have made the users utilize their phone screens for more than just simple communication, making it mandatory for them to have HD displays. Additionally, it is important for the display to be safe for the user’s eyes and provide adequate blue light filter.
Zenfone 3 Max has a high-definition 5.2/5.5 inch LCD backlit display with a built-in Bluelight filter. The smartphone also features a ‘2.5D’ contoured glass that helps the display fuse seamlessly into the diamond cut metallic chamfered edges, and adds to the premium comfort of holding the phone.
A smartphone should be able to provide superior performance and support the user’s daily needs. It needs to have good hardware specifications that can aid the users complete their tasks smoothly and without any lags.
Equipped with a powerful processor, Zenfone 3 Max delivers outstanding performance. Together with a 3GB RAM, the smartphone provides a greater responsiveness and ability to run graphically demanding games. While the internal memory of both variants is 32 GB, the 5.5 inch is further expandable to 128GB and the 5.2 inch to 32GB, allowing more than sufficient storage for your images, videos, games, etc.
The user interface of a smartphone should be intuitive and easy-to-use. It should not slow down the smartphone and in fact, act in complete synchronization with the various features of the phone. The UI should be light, simple and make the smartphone experience of the user enjoyable.
Zenfone 3 Max runs on the latest version of Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), and features the latest ZenUI 3.0 interface. ZenMotion Touch Gesture allows the quick launch of apps from standby simply by writing a letter on the smartphone’s blank screen; GamGenie is a new game supporting app that automatically starts when a game launch is detected which allows users to stream live game screens to social media platforms, and provides an in-game browser useful for finding tips, walkthroughs, guide videos and cheats.