Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL Price in Dubai, UAE  

Asus Zenfone 3s Max ZC521TL

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INTRODUCTION

Asus has been manufacturing smartphones for a long time and they have been able to produce some amazing flagships too. They also seem to have captured a significant market share. Asus has launched ASUS ZenFone 3s Max (ZC521TL) as an upgrade to its earlier versions. This time the phone comes with a huge battery life and has some minor design changes. So, let’s see how this smartphone turns out to be in real life.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The phone sports a full metal unibody design. We can’t say that the design is somewhat unique, but then again it’s not traditional too. The device does radiate a distinct vibe of premium-ness, as it boasts its well-built aluminum chassis. The phone doesn’t features with capacitive buttons. Instead, this time Asus has introduces on-screen buttons. The fingerprint scanner has also been provided in the front of the phone, just below the display. One of the best parts about this phone is its screen-to-body-ratio that is kept at 75%. The phone is 8.85mm thick, which again is not that bad. Weighing 175 grams, the phone is not that heavy if you factor in the fact that it packs a huge battery. The phone is available in two color variant i.e. Black and Gold. Talking about the display of the phone, the phone features a 5.2 inches IPS LCD that provides a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and corresponds to a pixel density of roughly 282 ppi. The 2.5D curved display turns out to be rather bright, and so provides a fantastic sunlight legibility. The viewing angles are fairly excellent too. Considering the fact that the phone offers only an HD display is rather disappointing, as now one can easily find FHD display even in low budget smartphones.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

This phone features with a 1.5 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor that is backed by a Mediatek MT6750 chipset. The processor is capable of providing a decent Android experience. One may not be able to play few heavy apps or games on this phone that smoothly and they might have to go for maximum performance mode to get the desired result. The phone also comes with Mali-T860MP2 GPU that makes sure graphics remain top notch. The phone works on Android version 7.0 i.e. Nougat with the help of Asus’s ZenUI 3.0. A 3GB of RAM is provided in the phone, which we think is decent. The internal memory provided in the phone is 32GB and could be expanded up to 256GB using the hybrid SIM card slot. The phone offers dual SIM support and also supports 4G/LTE networks.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

The phone features with a 13 MP primary camera that is supported by a dual-LED (dual-tone) flashlight and autofocus. An 8.0MP front camera has been provided in the front. The images captured by the rear camera are decent, however, the color reproduction seems to be messed up and the images seem to be a little washed out. The images seem to be not that sharp. However, the images are decent enough to be shared on social media. The rear camera failed to take decent images in low light conditions. The front shooter was able to take decent selfies. Overall, the camera of Asus Zenfone 3S Max is plain average. The phone features a loudspeaker which gets loud enough and a 3.5 mm audio jack has also been provided in the phone.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Now talking about the most touted part about the phone i.e. the battery. The phone features with a huge 5000 mAh Li-Po battery. The battery is non-removable and promises stand-by time up to 816 hours on 3G networks and talk time up to 28 hours on 3G networks. When the battery was tested in real time, we found that the battery lasted for a two whole days with moderate to heavy usage. The connectivity options include WiFi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, dual-band, Bluetooth version 4.0, Hotspot, A2DP, EDR, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM radio, microUSB v2.0 and USB On-The-Go. The phone comes with sensors such as Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Offers Dual SIM support and also provides support for 4G networks.
  • Offers a huge battery backup.
  • The phone offers a range of connectivity and multimedia options.
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Users have to wait a little for this phone to be launched in the markets.
  • Uses a hybrid SIM card slot.

ONLINE STORES

  • img-ques What kind of performance does the battery of the Asus Zenfone 3S Max promise to its users?
  • img-ans The battery promises a standby time up to 816 hours on 3G networks and talk time up to 28 hours on 3G networks.
  • img-ques What kind of display has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone features a 5.2 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and corresponds to a pixel density of approximately 282 ppi.
  • img-ques Does the Asus Zenfone 3S Max offer a fingerprint scanner, if yes where is it located?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone comes with a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is provided on the front panel of the phone.
  • img-ques Does the primary camera of the phone support optical Image stabilization?
  • img-ans No, the primary camera of this phone does not support optical image stabilization.
  • img-ques How much does the phone weigh?
  • img-ans The phone weighs 148 grams, which is easily manageable.
  • img-ques What are the various color options available for this phone?
  • img-ans The phone is available in two color variants i.e. black and gold.
  • img-ques What kind of cameras have been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The primary camera features a 13MP camera that is supported by autofocus and LED flash. The front shooter sports a 8 MP camera.
  • img-ques How much internal storage has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 256GB by using microSD card.
  • img-ques What kind of battery is provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with a Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery. The battery can easily run for two days with mixed usage.
  • img-ques What are the external dimensions of this phone?
  • img-ans The phone has external dimensions as 145 x 71.2 x 8.8 mm (5.71 x 2.80 x 0.35 in).
  • img-ques What kind of performance can be expected from the battery provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The battery promises Audio Playback at full Loudness in earphone mode at 54 hours 41 minutes and Audio Playback at full Loudness in Speaker mode at 20 hours.
  • img-ques What is the thickness of the Asus Zenfone 3S Max?
  • img-ans The phone is 8.9mm thick.
  • img-ques How many SIM cards does the phone support?
  • img-ans The phone supports two SIMs.
  • img-ques How much RAM has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with 3GB of RAM.
  • img-ques Does the Asus Zenfone 3S Max provide NFC support?
  • img-ans No, the phone doesn’t provide NFC support.
  • img-ques Does the phone come with an IR blaster?
  • img-ans No, the phone doesn’t come with any IR blasters.
  • img-ques Does the phone provide support for LTE networks?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone supports 4G/LTE networks.
  • img-ques What are the various connectivity options that the phone provides?
  • img-ans The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.0, A2DP, EDR, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM radio, microUSB v2.0 and USB On-The-Go.