Last week Asus launched a new member in the Zenfone 3 smartphone series, its a new Max, known as Asus Zenfone 3S Max, which comes in a new avatar and improved features. We already posted our hands on with Asus Zenfone 3S Max video on our YouTube channel, you can go ahead and take a look at it, but do return as we're going to take a deeper look into the new smartphone today through this write up. We got an opportunity to get our hands on the new Asus Zenfone 3S Max a few days before the actual web-launch, and we took advantage of this opportunity to bring you our initial impressions of the smartphone. So let's begin.
Asus Zenfone 3S Max Smartphone
As the name suggests, Asus Zenfone 3S Max is a part of the Zenfone 3 Max series and of course, comes with a massive battery. Let's quickly take a look at the specifications of Asus Zenfone 3S Max. The new smartphone comes with a sturdy full metal body design and beautiful aesthetics. The phone is 8.9 mm in thickness and weighs 175 grams, the front panel is topped with a 2.5D contoured glass and the back has a slight curve, which really helps with the grip. The display on Zenfone 3S Max is a 5.2" Inch IPS HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 282 ppi pixel density. The smartphone supports Dual Sim and packs Mediatek MT6750 Octa-core 1.5 GHz 64-bit processor and Mali-T860MP2 GPU, along with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage. Asus Zenfone 3S Max comes with a Hybrid sim slot, which supports microSD card up to 2TB or 2000GB (Indian variant).
Asus Zenfone 3S Max comes with a Rear 13 Megapixel PixelMaster camera with f/2.0 aperture, Autofocus and Dual tone Dual LED Flash. The rear camera can shoot Full HD 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. The front camera is an 8 Megapixel shooter and clicks decent selfies. Asus Zenfone 3S Max runs Android Nougat 7.0 topped with ZenUI 3.0 out of the box. The ZenUI comes with a new interface with added intelligence and multi-window mode which will help you multi-task seamlessly. The smartphone comes with a 5-magnet speaker, which delivers crystal clear sound. Other features include, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP, EDR), GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS, FM Radio, MicroUSB v2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack and a front fingerprint sensor. And now last but not the least, a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery.
Initial Impressions with Asus Zenfone 3S Max
Asus Zenfone 3S Max comes with a fresh new design, which is quite different as compared to the Asus Zenfone 3 Max. The Zenfone 3S Max is a bit thicker at 8.9 mm but weighs same as the Zenfone 3 Max smartphone and comes with a bigger battery. The smartphone performs well in day-to-day life, the battery performance is excellent, the phone easily lasts a day & a half with moderate usage. The camera is decent, not the best one from Asus, but still good for casual clicks. The images clicked by Asus Zenfone 3S Max were decent in daylight, but not so good in low light conditions. The front camera was again average, I actually liked the Asus Zenfone 3 Max's camera better than the 3S Max camera. The new improved ZenUI looks great and comes with Multi-window mode which works well. This probably is the first Zenfone to come with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The Zenfone 3S Max is priced at Rs.14,999
I haven't tested it much yet, so I can't say much about it at the moment. I'll try to do a review on this smartphone in the near future, so till then I hope this quick post was helpful to you, please share it on your social channels, that'll help us reach out to more people.