Asus New Zenfone Max 2016 Tips Tricks and FAQ

Today Asus has launched new variants of popular Zenfone Max. The Asus Zenfone Max 2016 runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. All the good features of earlier Zenfone Max such as 5.5 inch IPS HD display, 5000 mAh battery, 13MP pixelmaster camera with dual LED flash and laser auto focus, 5MP wide angle front facing camera, design philosophy etc are  retained in the new device as well. However, now it comes with more powerful SoC and more storage options. Here is the some of the frequently asked questions along with some of the tips and trick of new Zenfone Max.

New Zenfone Max

Asus Zenfone Max 2016 Tips Tricks and FAQ

What are the new variants of Zenfone Max? How it is different from previous Zenfone Max which was launched on January 2016?

Asus has launched 2 new variants of Zenfone Max in India today . Both variants are powered by  Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor which has 64 bit  8 ARM Cortex A53 cores  clocked at 1.5GHz along with Adreno 405 GPU. Whereas older variant was powered by 4 ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. So idealistically, the new device is 2 times more powerful than the older variant. Apart from this, new Zenfone Max comes with 32GB internal storage where as its predecessor had only 16GB of internal storage. Also now user has the option to choose between 2GB or 3GB RAM variants which was not available earlier.

What is the price of new Zenfone Max in India? Where this device is available for purchase?

  • Zenfone Max  2GB RAM/ 32GB Storage/ Snapdragon 615 price is Rs.9,999.
  • Zenfone Max 3GB RAM/ 32GB Storage/ Snapdragon 615 price is Rs.12,999.

You can buy this smartphone from the flipkart by clicking here.

What are the different colour variants available?

The new Zenfone Max will be available in Black, Orange and Blue colours variants.


What type of SIM cards new Zenfone Max accepts? Does it has separate slot for microSD card?

The new Zenfone Max accepts 2 micro sim cards along with microSD card.

What is the capacity of battery? Does it support fast charging? What is the capacity of charger which is bundled in the box?

New Zenfone max comes with 5000 mAh battery which is rated to provide upto 37.6 hours of talk time or 32.5 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing or 22.6 hours video playback. Asus claims that, the device can hold charge for upto 38 days. The output of the charger which comes within box is 1A 5.2 V. Unfortunately, Zenfone Max do not support fast charging.

How long does it takes to fully charge the battery from 0% using the bundled charger?

It takes around 5 to 5 and half hours.

Is it possible to use Zenfone Max as power bank? Does it supports USB OTG for data sharing?

Yes. You can use this device as power bank. USB OTG is supported on this device.

How to take screenshot on new Zenfone Max?

There are 3 different methods through which you can take screenshot on these devices. I have already made a detailed post on the same. You can refer it here.


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  • vishwaravi Jan 18, 2017, 7:36 pm

    am unable to transfer apps/ files from internal memory to my strontium nitro 32 gb microsd card I class 10 , UHS-1 . Even when i click an app , i dont get an option for move to and so am stuck with internal memory full . Please help me . just bought the phone oct 2016 only .

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