Asus ZenFone Max manages to cram a 5000mAh battery in a 5.2mm frame


Among the multitude of devices that Asus launched at the ZenFestival today, the ZenFone Max deserves the most attention for it manages to pull off something commendable.

The ZenFone Max comes with a 5000mAh battery inside a 5.2mm thick frame. Now, imagine what you could do with phones as thick as 8-9mm (aka phones with ‘normal’ thickness)!

Like other ZenFone devices, the ZenFone Max hasn’t the most eye-catching design (it might be me), but a 5.2mm body plus a 5000mAh battery does sound promising. Other than that, the ZenFone Max has a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 processor with 2GB RAM and 8/16GB storage, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a 5 mega-pixel front facing camera.

Like the ZenFone Laser, this phone too offers laser autofocus.

What’s more, you can even charge other smartphones using this Android. Makes you wonder why in the world power banks are so thick and ugly!

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17 Comments

  1. Urke Zakelinho
    August 6, 2015

    If the pricing is right, why not. Oh and the weight …

  2. Rob
    August 6, 2015

    Nothing wrong with a nice thin device and huge battery, but what’s with the rubbish specs? With that much juice they could’ve fitted a FHD screen and decent CPU to make it desirable, but the sd400? No thanks.

    • balcobomber25
      August 7, 2015

      i agree with the SoC it’s incredibly underpowered but I have no problem with a 720p screen it just means that battery will last even longer. They should have used the MT6752.

      • Rob
        August 7, 2015

        I don’t have an issue with a HD screen on phones 5″ or less but once a phone reaches 5.5 I think it becomes inadequate.

        • balcobomber25
          August 7, 2015

          Yea I guess I can agree with you on that one. I have only two used 5.5 inch phones with 720p. One looked good, nowhere close to great, acceptable is probably a better word. The other was a disaster.

  3. GIJoe
    August 6, 2015

    MTK6753 would be better, and cheaper… 6753M is strong enough for 720P display with extra effiency

  4. intruda
    August 6, 2015

    Perfect battery for fhd or 2k res.

  5. Wesley
    August 6, 2015

    But why waste it in a phone with budget processor, ram and screen??? What is wrong with these Chinese and Taiwanese companies? The public want flagship smartphones to have these huge batteries, because they need them. Ludicrous to put in in a slow budget phone for the poor to buy.

    • balcobomber25
      August 7, 2015

      If anything it is the opposite of wasting it. With that combination of SoC and Screen the battery will last 2-3x as long. As far as RAM goes 2GB is more than enough for most people.

  6. Freeje
    August 6, 2015

    Crap! They should have done this with the Zenfone 2.

  7. Greenhill
    August 6, 2015

    Sell this under $200 and it will compete nicely with Lenovo’s battery beast range, and the likes of x550. Should have gone MTK tho’

  8. E8hffff
    August 6, 2015

    Last year’s specs.

  9. balcobomber25
    August 7, 2015

    I loved it until I saw the following: Snapdragon 410. But it is encouraging that Asus is finally realizing that thinner phones look good. With the MT6752 this would have been a much better option.

  10. Burs
    August 7, 2015

    Oh come on! Enough with these 4xx and 6xx snapdragons. Give us some true flagships with such a design and battery autonomy.

  11. Fred
    August 7, 2015

    I honestly don’t understand at all the strategy of Asus. Too many models and derivations .
    Why not just put on the market 5 models and make them great.

  12. Steven Fox
    August 7, 2015

    This is clearly meant as a work phone, not a leisure one. With those specs battery life should last 3-4 days at least, the S410 is really power efficient, and although performance is not the best, for browsing and general usage is more than adequate.
    Somehow I doubt Asus will price that under 180$.

  13. iKosh
    August 7, 2015

    It is interesting that they are quiet about other dimensions.