I am pretty sure that you people know that Asus has been launching quite a great phones at the moment like Asus Zenfone Zoom, Asus Zenfone Max, and many more. But this phone which i am about to review is same phone as max with improved specifications and Huge Battery, Yea you heard it right huge battery. Ill come back to that later. Now in this article i am doing a full review of Asus Zenfone Max 2016.

This Asus Zenfone Max has a humongous battery of 5000mAh with a new powerful 615 octa-core processor. One extra specialty of the phone is that it can function as a built -in power bank to charge other electronic devices. Additionally with an increased internal memory of 32GB, RAM combinations of 2GB or 3GB, an IPS display and a 13MP camera with laser auto focus technology for a nearly-instant focusing time of just 0.03 seconds.

The new Asus Zenfone Max 2016 variant, house 5.5 inch 720 IPS HD screen. The viewing angles, colours accuracy, sunlight legibility are decent. It would have been great if it had a full HD panel and bezels are little narrow.  The signal reception and call quality are excellant. When it comes to noise cancellation, it did perform as expected.


One of the let downs on this device is the lack of a FullHD display, something that has been seen in even the mid-pricing phones and has become a standard. This device still sports a 720p HD panel with a pixel density count of 401ppi. The display is decent and gives good viewing angles even outdoors. The 5.5 inch panel makes it a good device for your gaming and video needs and coupled with the battery it becomes one of the undying devices among the group.


As stated previously, the spec upgrade has not resulted in improvement on the camera front. The upgraded Asus ZenFone Max has the same 13-megapixels unit that was sported by its predecessor with a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The 13MP rear camera just manages to impress us with the laser autofocus that does an incredible job when taking those macro shots. But it too sometimes manages to have a life of its own and changes focus at will. The images are more than satisfactory when it comes to the price range and the low light images surprise with Smart Brightness option which is available in the setting. The camera has a number of modes whose range includes manual, beautification, GIF, slow motion, tilt-shift and more. The images give out a bit of dull colour and warmer tone even after a lot of adjustments. The videos turn out good and don’t suffer the same fate as images.

Pros of Asus Zenfone Max 2016

  • Crazy Battery Life
  • Reverse Charing
  • Good performance.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • Decent camera performance.
  • Good price to performance ratio.

Cons of Asus Zenfone Max 2016

  • Usually Design.
  • No Fingerprint scanner.

Summary from the Author About the Phone

Pretty good phone for the budget people and for those who wanted great battery life. It is surely a great upgrade from it predecessor. The phone packs all the important specification which a 9,999 rs phone should and this phone over delivers it.