Asus has surely made a name for itself by now with its Zenfone series of smartphones but its not a company that would sit back and relax on its laurels. They have very recently launched Zenfone Max, the 2nd version with a few upgrades from the first generation model. This is a budget offering from Asus and it is believed to erase all your battery woes with smartphone usage. Asus Zenfone Max is available for Rs. 9999 on Flipkart at the time of our writing this review. Lets see how this smartphone fares as we judge it on various aspects.
Battery: 5000 mAh, Non-removable
USB: microUSB 2.0, OTG compatible
Sensors: Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, Hall Sensor
The home screens are infinitely scrollable which means you do not need to come back to the first screen to go in a backward position. Bluelight Filter setting, Power & Boost setting, One hand operation, Hotspot etc. are all very handy one click settings serving various needs. The OS also has some inbuilt smart gestures which take you to the particular app without pressing the Power key, like if you draw 'C' on the display while the phone is in sleep mode, it would automatically take you to the camera.
Other than the amount of bloatware on Asus phones as always, we do have a liking for ZenUI.
Asus Zenfone Max has a very fast shutter and as you can see in the images above, it captures and reproduces images with natural color quality. We are pleased to say that the color reproduction is absolutely same what we see with the naked eye. Moreover, the details have been captured well too. The third image above was captured in a low light condition and even so, there is no noise or grain to be seen and also, the colors have come out quite well. Due to its closeness to reality in portrait, landscape or low light shots, we can easily say that this is a great smartphone camera for casual uses generally and for semi-professional uses intermittently. Even the front camera images maintain color and detail without too much grain. We are clearly very pleased with the camera quality on this phone which is without any doubt on our part, a great camera for its price.
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