Asus Zenfone 3S Max review: Enticing beauty with enough power

Asus Zenfone 3S Max review: Enticing beauty with enough power


5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery backup
4.5 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value for Money


4.6 out of 5


  • Release Date: February 08, 2017
  • Pros:

    Premium looks
    Faster fingerprint sensor
    Latest Android experience
    Intutitive UI
    Huge battery life
    Reverse charging option

  • Cons:

    Inferior display resolution
    No fast-charging option

  • Conclusion:

    The Asus Zenfone 3S Max is presently one of the best premium-looking affordable smartphones. It has a massive battery pack and premium design to affordably fulfill your requirements.


The Asus Zenfone 3S Max is designed as a superior version of the lately launched Zenfone Max. Being as an upgrade, the new offering comes with some advanced camera capabilities.

Asus has provided a 13-megapixel camera sensor on the rear side of the Zenfone 3S Max that includes an f/2.0 lens and dual-LED flash. An 8-megapixel camera sensor is available on the front to capture selfies and enable video chatting on the smartphone.

Asus Zenfone 3S Max camera

Asus Zenfone 3S Max with a 13-megapixel pixel rear camera sensor

To capture still shots and record videos, the Zenfone 3S Max comes preloaded with a proprietary camera app that has features such as HDR, manual, panorama and super resolution. The app is easy-to-use for novices and is similar to the one debuted on the second-generation Zenfone range in 2015.

Asus Zenfone 3S Max

Asus Zenfone 3S Max with proprietary camera app

We haven’t observed any major issues with the camera performance of the Zenfone 3S Max. Though you might notice some noise in low-light shots, it is still an area in the affordable segment that is yet to improved. The front camera sensor is also decent to capture your beautified and handsome selfies.

Asus Zenfone 3S Max camera samples

Asus Zenfone 3S Max camera samples

Apart from acceptable still shots, the Zenfone 3S Max has sufficient power to record 1080p videos at 30fps frame rate. The rear camera uses the preloaded software to enable electronic image stabilisation while recording videos.

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