Over a week ago, Asus has brought in the ZenFone Max Plus in the Philippines, and it’s dubbed as the battery king phone and the company’s first 18:9 Full View FHD+ display smartphone.
Packs a whopping 4,130 mAh battery, the smartphone offers users up to 26 hours on standby, 26 hours of 3G talk time, up to 21 hours of web browsing on Wi-Fi, or up to 13 hours of video playback. The large battery capacity also allows it to be used as an extra power bank to charge other devices.
During its launch, Mr. George Su – Asus Philippines Country Manager for Systems Group, said that the launch is the beginning of all beginnings, and their excitement is at an all-time high with the opportunity to start the year anew. He thanked everyone who supported Asus in the past years and is inviting everyone again for another round of game-changing innovation in the mobile industry through the offering of Zenfone Max Plus.
With its expanded viewing area, compact size, dual rear cameras, convenient face- and fingerprint-recognition security, and a high battery capacity — the signature of the ZenFone Max Series — the ASUS ZenFone Max Plus offers a class-leading combination of features designed to encompass all life’s adventures. ZenFone Max Plus has the stamina to go the distance, and lets photo-lovers see the bigger picture with a wider range of creative options — all in a stylish metal design that’s ergonomic and comfortable to hold.
With slim and elegant size, the smartphone is crafted with premium metal finish and 2.5D-curved front edges. The up to Full HD+ 5.7-inch full-view display has an ultrawide 18:9 aspect ratio and ultrathin bezels that give it an 80% screen-to-body ratio. This allowed engineers to craft an amazingly compact and ergonomic body that’s no larger than most standard 5.2-inch smartphones.
As for the cameras, ZenFone Max Plus features an advanced dual rear-camera system. Its 16MP PixelMaster main camera is equipped with a wide, f/2.0 aperture lens to capture clearer photos, and a phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) system that can accurately focus on the subject in just 0.03 seconds even if the subject is moving. The secondary 120-degree wide-angle camera has a 200%-wider field of view than standard smartphone cameras, allowing more scenery or people to fit in the frame for dramatic landscape shots, better group photos, and a more convenient photography experience in confined indoor spaces.
Selling with an official price of Php11,995, ZenFone Max Plus is the first ZenFone to feature Face Unlock, which gives users a quick, secure and convenient alternative to the rear fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone.
Asus Zenfone Max PLus (M1) Official Specification:
|Model||ZenFone Max Plus (ZB5570TL)|
|Design||Metal body design with front 2.5D Arc Glass|
Full View Display with slim 2.47mm bezels
5.7-inch Full HD (2160 x 1080) display in a 5.2-inch body
|Dimension||Dimension: 73 x 152.6 x 8.8 mm|
|Display, Resolution||FHD: 5.65-inch 18:9 Aspect Ratio, FHD (2160 x 1080), IPS display|
High 400nits brightness
79.8% screen to body ratio. (FHD)
Capacitive touch panel with 5 points multi-touch (Supports Glove Touch)
|Processor||CPU||MediaTek MT6750T Octa-core processor 1.5GHz (FHD)|
|Memory||RAM / Storage||Up to 4GB RAM / Up to 32GB Storage|
|Dual Camera System||Front Camera||16 Megapixels / F2.0 aperture|
|Main Camera||16 Megapixels / F2.0 aperture with 0.03 sec PDAF|
|Wide Camera||8 Megapixels, 120 wide angle, 6 element lens|
|Camera feature||PixelMaster 4.0 camera modes:|
Auto mode with HDR / Pro mode / Beauty mode / Super Resolution / Panorama / GIF animation / Time Lapse
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
DC-HSPA+ (DL/UL): 42/5.76 Mbps; LTE-Cat 6 (2CA)
|Security||Rear fingerprint security sensor, supports 5 fingers 360 degree recognition, 0.5 second unlock|
0.3 second face unlock
|SIM card and SD slot||Triple slots, dual SIM dual standby (4G+3G)|
Slot1: nano SIM (2G / 3G / 4G)
Slot2: nano SIM (2G / 3G / 4G)
Slot3: micro SD card up to 256GB
|GPS||GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BDS|
|OS||Android 7.0 with Zen UI 4.0 with new features|
|Battery||4130mAh non removable large capacity battery|
Up to 26 days standby
Up to 26 hrs 3G talk time
Up to 21 hrs Wi-Fi web browsing
Up to 13 hrs video playback2X Lifespan option with PowerMaster