Some users want the best design, while others want the best performance. Yet some others just want to get the most out of their smartphones on a single charge. For these latter folks, the Asus ZenFone Max seems to be the best option thanks to its 5000mAh battery.
Asus hasn’t released the exact numbers on how long the ZenFone Max can keep going with such a gargantuan battery capacity, but we can probably expect the phone to last more than a day (or even two) of normal usage. The ZenFone 2, with its 3000mAh battery that’s responsible for powering up its 5.5-inch display, reached over 10 hours of moderate use in our own battery test. Hopefully, the ZenFone Max fares better than that.
Note that the Asus ZenFone Max is a mid-range smartphone, and that means it has run-of-the-mill hardware specs. We’re looking at a 5.5-inch handset with Snapdragon 410 running under the hood. There’s 2GB of RAM, along with either 8 or 16GB of built-in storage. The main camera has a 13-megapixel resolution, laser autofocus, f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. Selfie aficionados will have to make do with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Asus ZenFone Max Specs
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~267ppi
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 8/16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 128GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and dual LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G HSPA, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Li-Po 5000mAh battery
Asus hasn’t revealed the pricing and availability of the ZenFone Max, but it would be nice if they set the price of the phone close to the likes of the Homtom HT6, Gionee Marathon M3 and other smartphones with high-capacity batteries.