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Asus Zenfone 3s Max review: Extreme battery power with eye candy designRohit KVN/ IBTimes India

After weeks of teasing, Asus finally launched the much-awaited battery-oriented handset dubbed as Zenfone 3s Max in India on February 7.

As the name suggests, Asus Zenfone 3s Max comes packed with a massive 5,000mAh battery, which offers 28 hours of 3G talk-time and 25 hours of web browsing.

During our tests, it managed to lasts for two full days under mixed usage, which included web-browsing, video chatting, voice-calling, WhatsApp messaging and also a session of gaming.

If used shrewdly, it can run the phone for three days, as well. Under standby mode, Zenfone 3s Max can last 38 days (with 4G network).

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Zenfone 3s Max (ZC521TL) also flaunts visually appealing unibody design language with premium metal-based shell and sports a 5.2-inch HD (1280x720p) display with 2.5D curved glass.

Inside, the Asus phone houses a 64-bit class 1.5GHz MediaTek (MT6750) octa-core processor backed by 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 2TB via microSD) and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

It also boasts a 13MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture, 5P Largan lens, PDAF, and dual-LED real-tone flash, full HD (1080p) video recording (30fps). On the front, it packs an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 85 degree wide angle lens.

It comes in black and gold colour options for Rs 14,999 and is available for purchase in India starting on Tuesday, February 7.

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Asus Zenfone 3s Max will be up against ZTE Nubia N1, Lenovo K6 Power, Moto M, Moto G4 Plus, and recently-launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, among others.