Affordable Asus ZenFone 3 Max now available in the US, 4100 mAh battery in tow

Affordable Asus ZenFone 3 Max now available in the US, 4100 mAh battery in tow
If you want a cheap smartphone that packs a generous battery, you may want to check out the Asus ZenFone 3 Max. Amazon just started selling the ZenFone Max for $149, US warranty and free shipping included. This is an unlocked handset that will work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not on Verizon and Sprint.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow customized with Asus' Zen UI 3.0, the ZenFone 3 Max comes with a 4100 mAh battery that provides up to 20 hours of talk time, or up to 18 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing. You can even use this battery as a power bank to charge other devices via microUSB.

Large battery aside, the Asus ZenFone 3 Max is not exactly an impressive smartphone. However, it does have LTE, as well as a fingerprint scanner on the back, next to a 13 MP camera. Other features include a 5.2-inch 720p display, dual SIM support, a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Max also shows up at B&H, but this retailer does not have it in stock yet, instead taking pre-orders for it (asking the same price as Amazon).

Is anyone here tempted to buy the ZenFone 3 Max?

sources: Amazon, B&H

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ZenFone 3 Max
  • Display 5.2" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4130 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. Papa.Ji unregistered

Redmi mi 4...

2. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

we don't want a cheap phone we want value for money phone this ain't

3. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

4100 mAh battery and ONLY provides up to 20 hours of talk time? Poor power management...


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

That's current Asus (past phones in the SD800 era had awesome battery) paired with mediatek. I will never buy a mediatek SoC!

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Most Asus phone also don't have NFC, mean no Android Pay.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

RN3pro... FHD and SD650...

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