Asus Zenfone 3 Max – FAQ, Pros, Cons

Last Updated On : Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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Asus India has launched the new smartphones to its Zenfone 3 family. Asus Zenfone 3 Max variants are launched today [9-Nov-16] at an event held in New Delhi. Check out the overview of the phone here. Before you plan to buy the device check out the frequently asked questions, pros, cons about the phone, which will give a brief idea of the features, technical specifications, user queries, price and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Zenfone 3 Max:

What are the variants available in Zenfone 3 Max?

It comes in two different variants Zenfone 3 Max with 5.2 inches and Zenfone 3 Max with 5.5 inches display.

How does Zenfone 3 Max look, design, and its dimensions?

Both phones feature 2.5 D contoured display glass and it comes with the aluminum alloy body.

5.2 Inch Variant:

On the front, we have 5 MP camera, sensors, earpiece. On the right, we have volume and power buttons. On the back, we have 13 MP rear camera and fingerprint scanner just below the camera. Speaker grill is also present at the back. On the top, we have 3.5 mm audio jack and secondary noise-cancelling microphone. Bottom we have the mic, micro USB port.

5.5 Inch Variant:

On the front, we have 8 MP camera, sensors, earpiece. On the right, we have volume and power buttons. We have the SIM card and microSD card slot on the left. On the back, we have 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and fingerprint scanner just below the camera. On the top, we have 3.5 mm audio jack and secondary noise-canceling microphone. Bottom we have the mic, speaker grill, and micro USB port.

What is the weight of Zenfone 3 Max?

The weight of the smartphone is

5.2 inch – 148 grams
5.5 inch – 175 grams

What is the dimension of the device?

5.2 inch : 149.5 x 73.7 x 8.55 mm (LxWxH)
5.5 inch : 151.4 x 76.24 x 8.3 mm (LxWxH)

What processor is used in Zenfone 3 Max?

Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 inch variant is equipped with MediaTek Quad Core 64-bit processor whereas the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 inch variant is equipped with Qualcomm 64-bit Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core processor.

What is the GPU used in this device?

Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 inch variant has Mali T720 GPU and the 5.5-inch variant has Adreno 505 GPU.

What is the Screen size and display of Zenfone 3 Max smartphone?

5.2 inch – The base variant comes with 5.2-inch 720p display with 400nits brightness and 75% screen-to-body ratio.

5.5 inch – This variant comes with 5.5 inches Full HD display with 450nits brightness, Bluelight Filter for Eye Care and 73% screen-to-body ratio.

Does Zenfone 3 Max have any screen Protection?

Both variants come with 2.5 D contoured display glass. No other information about the protection on screen.

Does the Zenfone 3 Max Have Dual SIM Slots?

Yes, both variants have dual hybrid SIM slots.

What type of SIM supported in Zenfone 3 Max?

In both variants, the first SIM slot supports micro SIM card and the second slot supports nano-SIM card/microSD.

Both SIM supports 4G data?

Yes both SIM slots support 4G, but you can use any one SIM with 4G at a time. While using 4G on one SIM, the other SIM will support only 3G/2G.

What are the other connectivity options in Zenfone 3 Max?

5.2 inch – Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, GPS

5.5 inch – Bluetooth V 4.1 +A2DP +EDR, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, GPS

Does Zenfone 3 Max has 3.5 mm audio jack?

Yes, it has 3.5 mm audio jack and it is present at the top on both variants.

What is the inbuilt memory in Zenfone 3 Max and whether it has micro SD Card support?

5.2 inch : It has 32GB in-built memory and the memory can be expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card.

5.5 inch : It has 32GB in-built memory and the memory can be expandable up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

In addition to the above, both variants have 5 GB ASUS WebStorage valid for lifetime and 100GB Google Drive space for 2 years.

Does it have separate microSD slot?

No, the both variant has hybrid SIM Card/microSD slots.

How much RAM does Zenfone 3 Max have?

Both variants have 3 GB RAM.

What is the battery capacity of Zenfone 3 Max?

Both variants have 4100 mAh high battery.

Does it support Reverse Charging?

Yes, you can charge other devices using this phone.

Can we remove the battery?

No, the battery is non-removable on both variants.

What is the Camera feature in Zenfone 3 Max?

The Camera feature on both the variants remains the same.

5.2 inch :

Rear Camera: On the rear, we have a 13 MP camera, 5 P largen lens with LED flash.

Camera Modes available on the rear camera with PixelMaster Camera App:
Back Light (HDR) Mode
Low Light Mode
Real Time Beautification Mode
Night Mode
Photo Effect Mode
Selfie Mode
Time Lapse Mode

Front Camera: On the front, we have 5 MP camera.

Camera Modes available on the rear camera with PixelMaster Camera App:
Back Light (HDR) Mode
Low Light Mode
Real Time Beautification Mode
Night Mode
Photo Effect Mode
Time Lapse Mode

5.5 inch :

Rear Camera: On the rear, we have a 16 MP camera, 5 P largen lens with LED flash, f 2.0 aperture, dual LED real tone flash, Blue Glass IR Filter.

Camera Modes available on the rear camera with PixelMaster Camera App:
Back Light (HDR) Mode
Low Light Mode
Manual Mode (for DSLR-like camera detail settings)
Night Mode
Photo Effect Mode
Selfie Mode
Panorama Selfie Mode

Front Camera: On the front, we have 8 MP camera with f 2.2 aperture and 4 P largen lens

Camera Modes available on the rear camera with PixelMaster Camera App:

Back Light (HDR) Mode
Low Light Mode
Manual Mode (for DSLR-like camera detail settings)
Night Mode
Photo Effect Mode

Does Zenfone 3 Max support OTG?

Yes, both variant supports OTG.

Does Zenfone 3 Max has the fingerprint sensor?

Yes, the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back side and it is available on both variants.

How many fingers can be recognized?

You can add up to 5 fingers.

Whether Zenfone 3 Max has button tap on the screen to wake up feature?

Yes

Does it have physical navigation buttons on Zenfone 3 Max?

On 5.2 inch model we have on-screen buttons for navigation and on 5.5-inch model, we have physical navigation buttons at the bottom.

Does it have NFC feature?

No.

Does Zenfone 3 Max has LED Notification light?

Yes

What are the sensors available in Zenfone 3 Max?

5.2 inch :

Accelerometer sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
E-Compass Sensor

5.5 inch :

Accelerometer sensor
Gyroscope sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
E-Compass Sensor
Hall Sensor
IR sensor (Laser Focus)

What Operating System is loaded in Zenfone 3 Max?

Both variants run on Android MarshMallow 6.0.1 with the brand-new ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on top.

Does it offer theme options?

Yes.

What are the color variants available?

Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 inch – Available in Glacier Silver, Sand Gold and Titanium Gray

Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 inch – Available in Glacier Silver, Sand Gold, Titanium Gray and Rose Pink

What is the price of Zenfone 3 Max?

Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 inch is priced at Rs.12,999 and the 5.5-inch variant is priced at Rs. 17999

Pros:

  • Two Variants
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Expandable Memory
  • Battery Backup
  • RAM

Cons:

  • Hybrid SIM Slot
  • No Gyroscope Sensor on 5.2-inch variant
  • 720p display on 5.2-inch variant

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