Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus
Hello, Friends! Today, I’m going to take a look at Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus Review. Now, the phone cost around $170 so another cheapest phone out there. But the phone looks very similar to the OnePlus 5 so you have the same 5.5-inch screen on the front of the device and we have a metallic body with two cameras on the back panel. So, let’s discuss this phone in detailing –
Design & Build: –
The Zenfone 4 Max Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display but it has small bezels on top and bottom as well as a side for a budget phone. The phone’s frame is basically, a continuation of the metal back, therefore, it’s made out of metal.
On the right-hand side, we have the power key and the volume keys and top you’re gonna find a 3.5mm headphone jack. The sound coming out of that 3.5mm, it’s loud and crisp so no complaints about it. On the left-hand side, you’re gonna find a Slot for the Hybrid SIM Card. The bottom of the device, you’re gonna find a microphone, speakers grilles and a micro USB port and that was a bit strange to see a micro USB charging port instead of a USB Type-C port. So, this phone supports OTG and also supports fast charging.
The speaker gets very loud as well even have an outdoor mode that makes it even louder. However, if you are listening to music in that outdoor mode the speaker sounds a bit distorted. Now, the back of this phone it’s an absolute fingerprint magnet and it’s worse than other phones that I’ve seen in the past because it’s not as easy to clean. So, keep I mind the phone look some pretty bad if it’s dirty. On the back, we also have two cameras of this device and On the front, we have 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus has a 5.5-inch screen that has a resolution of 720p and I wasn’t expecting a 720p on this device. Now, the display looks very good. It gets bright enough so you can actually see it outside. The colours are very vibrant and the viewing angles are really great. Sensitivity wise the screen works great so no complaints about it but I wish we would get them the option to actually change navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen.
Fingerprint Scanner: –
The Max Plus also has a fingerprint scanner that can be used as a home button and you can also unlock the phone by pressing that fingerprint scanner. Now, the other devices in the past, you just touch the fingerprint scanner and the screen unlocks but this one you actually have to press on the fingerprint scanner to turn on the screen and then the phone will unlock.
The Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus has Dual Rear camera. it’s a 13-megapixel primary sensor and the second one it’s an 8-megapixel sensor. But the second one it’s a super wide-angle lens so exactly what we have seen on the LG G6 or the LG V30.
You can take some super wide shots of that second lens. Unfortunately, the second lens isn’t as good as the first one so all the pictures that you’re going to take with the second lens. Well, they don’t turn out great if you don’t have plenty of light. The pictures that I took with the wide lens aren’t that great looking.
The phone has an HDR mode as well but unfortunately, the mode doesn’t do that well and there is almost no difference in between the pictures taken to the HDR mode on and with the HDR mode off.
So, even though the idea of having a super wide-angle lens on the back of this phone it’s great and it sounds pretty good on paper but in reality, it’s not the great and the pictures were taken by this device are just average or just below average in my opinion.
We have a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Now, the picture quality from the front-facing camera it’s average If you have a lot of light the images that are not great but as soon as you don’t have enough light, the pictures become kind of blurry and grainy.
Performance & Memory: –
The Zenfone 4 Max Plus is powered by the MediaTek Mt6750T chipset which clocked at Octa-Core 1.5GHz processor. We have 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage. Out of that internal storage you only have about 24GB left but luckily the phone can take a microSD card slot. Unfortunately, the SD card cannot be formatted as internal storage so you are still gonna be able to save like pictures and music on the SD card but you won’t be able to install apps on it.
This MediaTek Mt6750T is definitely not a powerhouse but since you have Android 7.0 Nougat running on this device and Android 7 it’s very well optimized for that MediaTek MT6750T. The Phon performs well even though we don’t get the highest scores on the AnTuTu benchmark and the Geekbench 4. As well as I tried a whole bunch of apps on this device and the only difference that you’re gonna feel in between this and another phone that has a much more powerful CPU.
The loading time for apps is basically the same for every single budget-friendly phone out there. The phone does well for light gaming as well but if you’re gonna start downloading some heavier games, you are definitely gonna see some skipped frames.
Asus is using the skin on top of that Android 7.0 Nougat called ZenUI 4.0 and in my opinion, this is one of the okay types of skins that I’ve ever seen on any mobile device. Now, this one is not as bad as I’ve seen for other Asus devices in the past. However, it’s definitely not that great and it doesn’t have that much functionality either.
So, if you get this phone or any other Asus phone I do recommend that you install Nova Launcher on it right away and the phone is gonna feel like a totally different device.
This also comes with a flurry of extra features and customization options as well. As for a very dedicated power usage and easy mode for those of you who like a more simple design and since this is an Android Nougat phone, this also comes with split-screen multitasking feature and screen recording as well.
The Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus is interesting for a couple of reasons the first one will be the fact that we have a massive 5000 milliamp-hours battery inside it. Now, the phone, it’s not thick or heavy so it looks just like any other phone out there. But it gets great battery life so you’re gonna be able to make it run an entire day and 10 hours of screen time.
Of course, that’s not the best considering that we have a massive 5000 mAh battery but we have that MediaTek MT6750T CPU that’s not the most power efficient. It also supports fast charging so charging from 0 – 100% it takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Finally, The Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus is an average mid-range smartphone. This basically, paying for that brand you’re not paying actual device. You are mostly paying for the brand because for that price you can get better specs from other companies. But at the same time, you may not get the quality that you get from this device because the phone feels very premium but performance is just average or maybe just below average.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus||Coming Soon||Rs 11,000|
|Asus Zenfone 4 Max Plus||GEARBEST||$ 169.99|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|BODY||Dimensions||154.5 x 76.6 x 8.85mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1280 x 720p, 16:9 Ratio, (267 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual 13-MP + 5-MP, f/2.0, Autofocus, LED Flash, CMOS|
|Features||Geot-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.0 Nougat + Asus ZenUI 4.0|
|MEMORY||Internal||32GB, 3GB RAM|
|External||Up to 2TB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Ambient Light, Gravity|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.0 & GPS|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Po 5000 mAh|