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Asus pits the ZenFone Max against the iPhone 6s Plus to present its superior battery life


Announced back in August last year, the Asus ZenFone Max can be bought since January in select regions, being marketed as an affordable smartphone (around $200) with long-lasting battery. At the moment, the ZenFone Max is not officially available in the US, but we assume it's going to be launched soon. Until that happens, Asus wants us to know that the ZenFone Max is better than the iPhone 6s Plus when it comes to battery life, so it released a video to showcase that.

The video - embedded above - shows a ZenFone Max and an iPhone 6s Plus, both playing movies and TV shows next to each other until they run out of juice. Apple's handset (which has a 2750 mAh battery) lasts for 5 hours and 31 minutes, while Asus' smartphone (which packs a 5000 mAh battery) goes on and on for 12 hours and 45 minutes. What Asus doesn't mention is the fact that the ZenFone Max and the iPhone 6s Plus are very different smartphones: the former offers modest features like a 5.5-inch 720p display and a Snapdragon 410 processor, while the latter sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by Apple's high-end A9 processor - these things greatly matter when it comes to battery life.

Of course, the ZenFone Max does seem to be a nice choice for folks in need of a decent handset with long battery life. At the moment, the smartphone runs Android Lollipop, but it will soon be updated to Android Marshmallow alongside other Asus devices.

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posted on 08 Mar 2016, 21:21 8

1. submar (Posts: 415; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


1080p screen lasts 5 hours and 31 minutes. What a joke.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 00:13 1

10. Iodine (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Why ?

Shouldn't android users swear to explain how "much better hardware" like faster CPU, more pixels etc are worth any tradeoff in battery life/efficiency and how this test is unfair ?

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 03:48 4

14. insyt (Posts: 49; Member since: 16 Sep 2015)


They can always compare it to an Xperia 1080p or even the 1440p S7 and the 6S will still get thrashed. These phones even offer more features such as SD slotslot, waterproofing, fast charging and are customisable.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 03:39 1

13. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


The 6s plus battery life is amazing, It last more than all day, even with some heavy gaming.

If you aren't planning on watching TV for 5 hours then you're good.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 08:58

17. submar (Posts: 415; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


I can watch movie for over 6 hours on my great old Xperia Z(1080p) that has exceeded its charge limit.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 10:13

18. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2240; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Good for you. I wouldn't watch TV on my phone to begin with.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 21:21

2. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1206; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Would definitely buy a non-plus iPhone if it had a big battery, I can tolerate bezels on a phone with

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 22:18 3

4. ibend (Posts: 3862; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


both of them just like king and queen of bezels

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 23:05 1

6. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1206; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


What the heck happened to my comment? It suddenly became incomplete LOL.
New character limit?

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 21:54 1

3. EcoCare (Posts: 415; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)


I'll be real and just take the iPhone 6s Plus.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 22:39

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2259; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Meh.....

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 23:11

7. MaryPoopins (Posts: 136; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I wish companies would stop perpetuating this "iPhone is the best" myth by constantly comparing themselves to it in tests.

Sure the iPhones are great phones this is clear, but they stopped being the uber-pinnacle of technology about 3 or 4 years ago.

All these companies are doing now is creating a self fulfilling prophecy about Apple and their devices by essentially claiming they 'beat the best' in their testing vids. :/

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 23:55 2

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 5428; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


iPhone is the best for a certain group of mobile user. Personally, I am not one of them, its too uniform and dull for my taste.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 00:06 1

9. Awalker (Posts: 1431; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


And it's all for naught because they're not going to convert any iPhone users and Android users don't care for comparisons with the iPhone.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 02:08

12. ibend (Posts: 3862; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


comparing to overated popular phone and beat it on one aspect is the easiest thing they can do to gain more popularity :-/

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 01:55 1

11. VVayne (Posts: 82; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


And yet, you manage to do more tasks with iPhone, play more games, take nicer pictures.
At least they have the battery, how nice for them.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 04:03 1

15. Zack_2014 (Posts: 377; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


32.7 Hours web browsing? I don't understand how that's calculated.
Just the screen on itself idling at airplane wont reach any where near the video playback time.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 06:02 1

16. Moose (Posts: 246; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Asus can't get it right in my opinion. Their higher end phones had modest battery life so they come out with one that has great battery life but with feeble specs and weighing in at 202 grams - a brick in other words. So far, I haven't seen any Asus phone I am tempted to buy. They are rather large too, not at all as compact as better phones. It is only their price that is attractive.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 12:56

20. Vagabondjonez (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


Only 12 grams heavier than the iPhone 6s plus

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 10:17 1

19. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 477; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Asus could ship a phone sporting a 10,000mAh battery with solar charging and I still would not touch it. Anything having so much as one byte of code produced by their software department is at the top of my avoid list.

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