Asus Zenfone 3S Max was released in India at Rs 14,999. The pricing looks to be on the higher side considering what is being offered. Does this Asus smartphone indeed deserve such a huge price tag?
The Asus Zenfone 3S will be a new addition to the repertoire of Asus Zenfone Max series. It will target the mid-segment market of the smartphone, which is considerable. It will come with a 3GB RAM and an octa-core processor, among other things.
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max, the Zenfone 3 version of the smartphone, launched in India on February 7. It is priced at Rs. 14,999. Among other specifications, the Asus Zenfone 3S has a metal body made of aluminium and the design is unibody. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button which is at the front and can reportedly unlock the phone in under 0.5 seconds, as reported by Hindustan Times.
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max runs on ZenUI 3.0 which is based on the Android 7.0 Nougat. It has a multi-window mode, which is a helpful feature in any smartphone. The Bluelight Filter, ZenMotion Touch Gesture, Audio Wizard and GameGenie are among its other notable features. The 5.2-inch HD display screen has a 2.5D contoured edge. This last feature will definitely add to its look. It runs on a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor at 1.5GHz, which is commendable. It also has the Mali T860 GPU and a 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage capacity. This last can be expanded up to 2TB with the help of a microSD card. The rear camera of the Asus Zenfone 3S Max is 13MP with a real tone, dual-LED flash. It has a 5P Largen lens. The front camera is 8MP. Both cameras have a beautification mode.
The Asus Zenfone 3S Max is a dual SIM smartphone. It also has the capacity for reverse charging which means it can double up as a power bank for charging other smartphones. It also has a powerful, 5000mAh battery. It can function up to three days without being charged. It comes in two colors; black and sand gold. It remains to be seen whether the Asus Zenfone 3S Max is indeed an improvement on the Asus Zenfone 3 Max, as the Taiwanese handset maker claims.
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