ASUS ZenFone Max with 5,000mAh battery lands in India

by: Robert TriggsJanuary 15, 2016


Back in August last year, ASUS announced its mid-range Zenfone Max which boasts a huge 5,000mAh battery. Today, the smartphone has finally gone on sale in India through both online and physical retailers.

ASUS claims that the Max’s 5,000mAh battery packs enough juice for 914 hours of standby time, which works out to 38 days, or 38 hours of talk time on a single charge. This isn’t the first smartphone that we’ve seen with a massive battery capacity though. The Lenovo Vibe P1 features the same 5,000mAh cell size, while the Gionee Marathon M5 has already hit India with a huge 6,020mAh capacity.

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The ZenFone Max’s other hardware components look like quite familiar mid-range specifications. The 5.5-inch IPS display features a modest 1280×720 resolution. The handset is powered by a 1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410, which probably helps to keep the power consumption down, and is paired up with 2GB of RAM.

The internal memory comes in at 16GB with the option to expand with 64GB more via a microSD card slot. The ZenFone Max also comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, a 5 megapixel front facing camera, and 4G LTE support.

The ASUS ZenFone Max is priced at Rs. 9,999, which is very competitive. The handset can be purchased from Amazon India, Flipkart and Snapdeal today, to name just a few retailers.

  • Daniel Cho

    I’d rather a device with a more efficient battery than a huge one, but that’s just me…

    • Domagoj Pribanic

      It’s not that battery manufactures don’t want to make a better battery, nor that smartphone makers are reluctant or unable to put more efficient batteries in their products. The battery technologies have been stagnant or evolutionary or incremental for a long time now, with very little potential in the short term (as of now) for major improvements. Energy storage overall is a major engineering challenge to be overcome today.