I put down the review of Asus Zenfone 3 Max early this year in January. Pretty impressed with its overall (esp. camera and battery) performance, subsequently I decided to use Zenfone 3 Max as my primary device. Almost 6 months with constant usage, Zenfone has treated me well and therefore making Asus Zenfone 3 Max long term usage great. And here’s my review for Zenfone 3 Max long term usage.

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Asus Zenfone 3 Max Long Term Usage

The looks of the phone are premium despite having a decent build quality. The Software and User experience is the most important thing that usually becomes painful in a device after getting few updates and long term usage. Asus Zenfone 3 Max is still running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and has received few updates meanwhile, to improve the camera and performance. Also, this phone offers smooth performance and handles multitasking decently.

The performance of the phone remains the same and it manages most of the tasks that it’s met with on regular basis. Most of the high-end game apps have no issues in the performance.
The camera has received few updates and now I think it works better. Considering the price, this camera is one of the best. It works well in good light and captures natural colors. In low-light, this camera gives excellent shots. The selfie experience is also awesome and works fine with the beauty mode.

Zenfone 3 Max can record up to Full HD videos and you have now phones with 4K video recording support at this price. This can be a slight disadvantage for few. When I published the review of this phone, it was not supporting VoLTE and I had to use Jio voice app. After the software update, now Jio is also working fine. So, you can also make voice calls on Jio natively.

The battery of this phone is still working fine and the updates haven’t affected the battery life rather gave it a boost. I still manage to get through an entire day.

 

The Power manager

The Power manager app of ZenUI works good and you get various options to optimize battery life. If you constantly try changing different things according to your usage, you will easily find the perfect optimization settings. The best thing is to use “Switch by schedule”. I tried this to schedule “super saving mode” during the time I go to bed. So, it almost stops consuming the battery at that time.

It also comes with reverse charging support but I hardly use that feature. It can be a good option for those who need it.

 

Verdict

When I received this phone earlier, it seemed as overpriced because of its chipset. And the case is still the same. If you can buy phones online, you have plenty of options to prefer over this phone. But for the one’s who cannot due to delivery restrictions, they have this phone available at nearby stores. This phone has become better in recent months and is still worth to consider.

This phone is known for: Longer battery life, good camera, and satisfactory performance. What else do you need from a phone? In the offline segment, we have various phones focusing on the camera, but battery life remains an issue. So, Asus Zenfone 3 Max Long term usage is worth considering when buying this device.