Asus pits the ZenFone Max against the iPhone 6s Plus to present its superior battery life
posted by Florin T. / Mar 08, 2016, 9:17 PM
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.
- 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)
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1080p screen lasts 5 hours and 31 minutes. What a joke.
posted on Mar 08, 2016, 9:21 PM 8
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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 Mar 09, 2016, 12:13 AM 1
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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 Mar 09, 2016, 3:48 AM 4
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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 Mar 09, 2016, 3:39 AM 1
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Would definitely buy a non-plus iPhone if it had a big battery, I can tolerate bezels on a phone with
posted on Mar 08, 2016, 9:21 PM 0
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both of them just like king and queen of bezels
posted on Mar 08, 2016, 10:18 PM 3
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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 Mar 08, 2016, 11:11 PM 0
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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 Mar 09, 2016, 6:02 AM 1
Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 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.
posted on Mar 09, 2016, 10:17 AM 1
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