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

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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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Asus ZenFone Max specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow ASUS Zen UI
Apple iPhone 6s Plus specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
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