In our household, we follow Major League Baseball. While watching this sport, we would simultaneously use our phones to keep up with social media and maybe play a Smartphone game, only to pay attention to the TV when an important play is in progress. The average time it takes a full MLB game to finish is about three hours. About that time, if you are heavily using your smartphone, you may already be at only 20% battery capacity. The average smartphone has a battery rating of only 2300 mAh. In relation to baseball, we could say, six hours and you’re out!
Battery has always been the concern of the majority of Smartphone users. No matter how many steps we take to improve the battery life such as rooting, self discipline and employing the services of a powerbank being the best option, all of which are temporary. No one has enough self control to not use their devices before sleeping. The downside of rooting is that it would void your warranty claim, while powerbanks are more desirable on emergencies.
The permanent solution would be creating batteries with better capacity. A device could only showcase its capacities to be reliable when it can support its digital ecosystem of applications, shortcuts and hardware combinations. That means: it would not need your constant life support to be able to accomplish its functions. The permanent solution, or maybe a more practical alternative is to wait for September or October to get your very own Asus Zenfone 2 Max.
We love the Zenfone 2 for the 4 GB RAM. However, The Intel chipset requires more power. Thus, even at 3000 mAh, it still needs to be recharged every single day. That would soon change with the Zenfone 2 Max. This unit will have a battery rating of 5000 mAh. For better power efficiency, this model will be equipped with a less ‘power-hungry’ Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset.
Zenfone Max will feature the hardware combination of CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and an Adreno 306 for graphics. 2 GB RAM is more than enough to support the best mobile games and media-editing apps. The Zenfone Max will come in two models: one 8 GB and a 16 GB unit. Both will have an expandable memory of up to 128 GB.
Zenfone Max will also be using the combined access control and ease of use, provided by Android Lollipop OS and the ZEN User Interface. This unit has all the camera qualities of the beloved Zenfone 2, which is a 13 MP primary back camera and 5 MP for selfies. The pictures that can be edited and viewed in the 5.5 inch full capacitive screen display.
ASUS Zenfone Max price here in the Philippines is not yet released, as well as other physical features. For price, if Asus aims to be competitive, they have to look into the price of the Gionee Marathon M4 and Innos D6000, both of which have the same or more battery power rating. At present the Gionee Marathon M4 price here in the Philippines is at Php 12,000.00.