Asus Zenfone 3S Max review: Impresses with greater battery life, but falls short in camera

The design of 3s Max looks premium with a 2.5D glass on the front and a well-rounded, sandblasted, matte finished metal black

Asus Zenfone 3S Max review: Impresses with greater battery life, but falls short in camera

With the launch of the new Asus Zenfone 3s Max the competition in the market for budget phones with maximum features turns to a new level. The phone is the new one in the Zenfone 3 series and is considered as the contender for Zenfone 3 Max which was announced last year. With some hardcore changes in the hardware, let's find out how much does it worth for the Rs 14,999 price tag?

The design of 3s Max looks premium with a 2.5D glass on the front and a well-rounded, sandblasted, matte finished metal black. With the 5,000 mAh battery at the back, the phone looks heavy and solid which adds to the premium feel.


The phone has a 2.5D contoured glass gives the metallic finished bezel a premium look and lets your finger slide onto the smartphone when you swipe in from the edges.

The top plastic cap is not visible due to the nice finish of the body and maintains the rounded look and feel of the device, without looking out of place.

While the camera has been changed from top centre to top left, the plastic antenna cap at the top moved to the very top edge of the device. This move helps Asus to use a whole chunk of metal for about 90 percent of the back instead of the 70 percent like on the Redmi Note 4. The finish of the camera and the LED cut-outs are polished and are blessings for this price range.

The speaker is moved from the back to the bottom right which lets you hear the output no matter what the use case.