Asus about Apple's Smart Battery Case: "you don't need that extra pack" if you get a ZenFone Max

Asus about Apple's Smart Battery Case:
Not long after Apple released its Smart Battery Case (for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6), Asus took to Twitter to suggest that it's got a worthy alternative to this phone + extra case setup. The alternative is the Asus ZenFone Max, a new, yet to be released handset that packs a 5,000 mAh battery by itself - no extras needed.

Asus compares the battery power of the ZenFone Max with the combined battery power of an iPhone and a Smart Battery Case, while saying: "You don’t need that extra pack when you have the maximum power in one." It looks like Asus' 5,000 mAh battery has an advantage, at least on paper, being able to provide 37 hours of talk time, 22 hours of internet use, and 22 hours of video playback (versus 25 hours, 18 hours, and 20 hours that you can get from the iPhone + case duo).

Of course, the ZenFone Max is quite different from an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, as it runs Android, it's larger, thicker, and features a processor that's usually found inside lower-end devices (Snapdragon 410). The ZenFone Max will also certainly be cheaper than an iPhone, not to mention an iPhone plus a Smart Battery Case (the accessory costs $99).

All in all, this is a comparison that not many will make in real life, but it's (somewhat) fun to see Asus taking this chance to promote the ZenFone Max - which, by the way, should be released soon.

source: Asus (Twitter)

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ZenFone Max
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(37.63h talk time)



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Let's be real here tho: nobody gonna get a $99 case like that

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Ye of too much faith.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Clearly you've never Best Buy associates con buyers into expensive accessories.

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I think more would buy it if was uniform sized (without the bulge).

10. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

You mean the iHump?

11. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

and it's ugly as hell, Apple has some beautiful phone designs like the iPhone 5, then they come up with this crap. They could have designed a much nicer case. Hell they could have added a little more battery, I'm sure iPhone user wouldnt mind a few millimirers more of thinckness

3. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I don't need either with my Anker 5400 portable pack.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I got a Aukey 20,000mAh battery pack for $30 last month. Worth every penny.

7. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Something that big is like carrying around a wall outlet (and part of the wall LOL). But glad it works for you, and various capacities to satisfy everyone.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Now that's wassup.

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

i got a free wireless charging pad and 15 mins gets be 38% ontop of what i have hell go take a s**t boom dunk wash and phones 38% more rich s**t in peace

8. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Apple always find the best ways to charge you iSheeps. Wake up!

12. dimas

Posts: 3418; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Yo asus, your phone's battery management stinks. I don't know if it's your UI or intel processors but both you and apple need extra battery packs.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but this one use SD410 not intel's :-/ maybe because that bloated zenUI

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

intel processors are little more punishing to the battery than ARM achitecture

32. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

I was thinking the same thing. With that huge battery and the difference isn't that much bigger.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Asus can forget abut stealing Apple users, it's just not gonna happen. It's more than just battery life, Apple has the whole kit and kaboodle, and too many businesses cater to its products.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Same thing said about HTC, look how that turned out. Some people will change, most wont. Why don't you let it be their decision since it's their money and their choice?

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

HTC is not at the same league. HTC customer base in are primarily geeks that like large screen phone, flexible storage and battery solution, remember Desire HD, Sensation XL. HTC don't even understand its customer base and decided to go after Apple customer base with Android. LOL! Therefore the first Android brand to remove microSD, removable battery feature with its unibody design HTC One. That's piss off HTC original fan base and the Apple fan would never ever switch to Android. Other business should realize that it take a lot of marketing prowess to indoctrinates apple fans and a vertical integration of hardware, software and services. Most don't have that ability, only Samsung could but their marketing and software are no where near Apple's borg perfection. Apple marketing and vertical integration is so perfect that no body would make money out of Apple fan base without going thru Apple. A SanDisk Flash Drive with Lightning connector For iPhones cost about $70 for the 64GB while an android version with micro usb only cost $20. Apple pocket more than the cost of the flash drive itself. Ingenious from every business perspectives.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bro, and thanx for understanding my point. As usual trolls wanna make it into an argument, but you and I both know where Apple sits, vs where HTC sits.....not even in the same room. +1

36. keekai05

Posts: 116; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

"Why don't you let it be their decision since it's their money and their choice?" Are you sure you're TechieXP1969? The last time I checked you're against iFans buying Apple products because you believe we spend "our" hard-earned money to a sh*tty phone.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Straight crushed his trolling ass with that comment. +1

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

? what do you mean to many businesses cater to apple products everything in the world works on android

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Did I not say LG? I didn't know android is spelled LG, my bad.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops Asus lol

14. Flyingbird

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 07, 2015


16. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

lilgbmbbbbbb non duck go

17. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013 Cool, I didn't know the ZenFone Max has a feature to shoot lasers. Nice flagship feature to stop smartphone thefts.

24. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

That's Star Wars edition.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple sucks, but iFans will buy the batterypack because it's innovation from Apple what no other company has.......LMAO!

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