News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 03, 2015.
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Asus has beefed up its smartphone portfolio with a couple of new ZenFone products, including this, the ZenFone Max. This week we have seen Lenovo reveal the Vibe P1 with a massive 5000mAh battery, and now Asus has followed suit with the Max, a handset that also packs a 5000mAh juicer.However, the Taiwanese company is boasting two day battery life, which is not that much of a boast at all considering Sony already manages that with the Xperia Z3+ and its sub 3000mAh battery. So, we can only hope that Asus is being modest on this front, otherwise the ZenPhone Mas become just another edition in an increasing range the company is pushing out. On paper the Max is an all-round good phone, something we have come to expect from Asus' successful series of handsets. The new ZenFone looks good, but it is massive and wide to accommodate that battery. Asus has opted for a 5.5-inch 720p screen, which is hardly cutting edge but further lends to the fact this device is meant to last a long time on one charge. The rest of the specs reflect that too, for example a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 is hardly going to drain battery life in an aggressive way. That chipset is helped by 2GB of RAM, while there is also a 13 megapixel rear camera on board that gets such goodies as a 5-element f/2.0 aperture lens, and a dual-color Real Tone LED flash. Around the front there is a 5 megapixel lens for selfies.
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