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Asus Zenfone Max Unboxing and First Impressions


Imagine when you put a large 5,000 mAh battery on a smartphone. That would be awesome, right? There are only three smartphones right now available in the local market and the Asus Zenfone Max is one of them. We have the Asus Zenfone Max right now so let unbox it!


Asus Zenfone Max:

  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • Adreno 306 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD 128GB
  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels) 267 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED (dual tone) flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI
  • SRP: P8,495


What’s inside the box?

  • Asus Zenfone Max smartphone
  • earphones
  • USB cable
  • wall charger


Before buying the Asus Zenfone Max, you should understand that you will be carrying quite some heft because of the huge 5,000 mAh battery. And indeed it is quite hefty. To our standards, it is not as heavy as you think but you’ll feel the weight and some bulge when putting it in your pockets.

That black Asus Zenfone Max looks very nice!!!
That black Asus Zenfone Max looks very nice!!!

Design-wise, we prefer the black one just like our friend Raffy Pedrajita of TechPatrl.com owns. The black variant looks and feels like leather making it more premium than the white one we have here. Anyway, the phone is well built and it looks it can survive a fall. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protects the display which means accidental scratches will not worry you. One big improvement we noticed it all buttons now are at the right side instead of the power button at the top and the volume rockers are at the back.

We will taking the Asus Zenfone Max for a spin. We will definitely test the battery’s endurance on different power saving modes. We will be testing its camera, software performance and gaming as well. Full review will be up in two weeks. 🙂