Phone makers, Asus has come with yet another device, an impressive one, to be candid – the Asus Zenfone 3S Max. This device could pass as a successor to the Zenfone 3 Max which was launched last year. Let us just call this new one a fine tuned version of the predecessor.
Stay with me while we stroll through the specs of the Asus Zenfone 3S Max smartphone.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max boasts of a screen size of 5.2 inches. Well, I’d say ‘boast’ is the best word to use as it surely surpasses the unofficial set standard for likable smartphone screens which is pegged at 5.0 inches. This would be so dear to most game lovers – I can only imagine.
The display resolution is 1280 * 720 pixels (HD) with an IPS LCP capacitative touchscreen technology. This device was built with an all metal unibody design and comes in black and gold colors. The Asus Zenfone 3S Max weighs a whooping 175g – pretty heavy if you ask me.
As you would expect, the Asus Zenfone 3S Max supports the 4G network. Who wants to go out of business in some months time, no one, right? Also, it runs on an android operating system v7.0 Nougat.
HARDWARE, MEMORY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE ASUS ZENFONE 3S MAX
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max has an internal storage amounting to 32 GB and this can surely be expanded to the capacity of 2 TB with a micro SD card. I acknowledge here that phone makers, Asus decided to do something unconventional here and it is really remarkable.
This device possesses a RAM of 3 GB. I’d say its a fair one to the users. While it has an Octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6750 with a Processor Speed of 1.5GHz.
The sensors available include the Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyroscope and Compass. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in its physical home button which lies below the display at the front.
ASUS ZENFONE 3S MAX CAMERA
Given the above, I’m sure your hopes are high regarding this aspect of the Asus Zenfone 3S Max specifications. Well, Asus didn’t disappoint us as the rear camera of the Asus Zenfone 3S Max boasts of a 13 MP camera quality. It sure would serve photo lovers extremely well.
However, the front facing camera only amounts to 8 MP camera quality and like my tradition is here, I’all surely make mention of the supposed discrimination of selfie lovers and “snapchaters”. Its still on. Nevertheless, I must say that the Asus Zenfone 3S Max has a pretty appreciable camera quality.
MULTIMEDIA AND CONNECTIVITY OF THE ASUS ZENFONE 3S MAX
The Bluetooth in this case is of v4.0, while it has a micro-USB port v2.0. It possesses GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS and yes, it still has the 3.5 mm audio jack. Asus have not joined gang YET.
ASUS ZENFONE 3S MAX BATTERY
Since the advent of the Gionee M2017, I have not come across or reviewed a smartphone that nears the aforementioned Gionee’s battery capacity as this device does.
Impressively, the Asus Zenfone 3S Max packs a battery capacity of 5000 mAh. It comes very surprising as you would expect strong battery power from only brands like Gionee and Samsung. But here is Asus given us something to cheer about. It is a total thumbs up from me in this aspect.
The battery is non removable and does not support fast charge while its power management is by Nougat’s power saving mode.
ASUS ZENFONE 3S MAX PRICE
We have been talking for sometime now about its specifications and how we feel about them. Now let’s talk about how Asus feels about us. How much is the Asus Zenfone 3S Max?
The launch price of this device is pegged at Rs. 14,999 in India while its equivalent in naira is around N70,000.
FULL SPECIFICATION OF THE ASUS ZENFONE 3S MAX
2G: GSM 900/1800 MHz.
3G: HSDPA 850/2100 MHz.
HSPA – 42.2/5.76 Mbps.
LTE – Cat4 150/50 Mbps.
SIM Type: Hybrid Micro + Nano / microSD Slot.
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat.
DESIGN & DISPLAY
Display size: 5.2 inches.
Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
Build: Metal Unibody Design.
Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
Colours: Black & Gold.
Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit MediaTek MT6750.
Processor Speed: 1.5GHz.
Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core.
Graphics Processor: Mali T860.
Internal Storage: 32GB.
External Storage: microSD, up to 2TB.
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass.
Rear: 13MP with PDAF & f/2.0 aperture.
LED Flash: Yes, Dual-tone.
Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
Front-facing: 8MP with 85-degree wide-angle lens & f/2.2 aperture.
Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Audio Technology: 5-magnet speaker.
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
FM Radio: Yes.
Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, EDR.
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.
USB: micro-USB v2.0.
USB OTG: Yes.
3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
Battery Capacity: 5000mAh.
Battery Technology: Li-Po.
Charging: Fast Charge – No.
Power Management: Nougat’s Battery Saving mode.
Extra Features: –
Launch Date: February 7, 2017.
Availability: February 7, 2017.
Online: Flipkart, etc.
Offline: Retail stores across India.
India: Rs. 14,999.
I’d really love to hear your honest views and opinions on this device. YAY or NAY?