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ASUS Officially Launches Zenfone Max in PH, Priced at Php 8495

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ASUS’s big batteried smartphone officially lands in the PH

After a long, long wait, ASUS has officially launched the Zenfone Max in our country. If you need a little refresher, the Zenfone Max is the company’s own interpretation of the big-battery phone concept, packing a large 5000mAh battery along with the company’s iconic Zen design along with a laser AF system.

ASUS Zenfone Max specs:

  • 1.2GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch HD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera f/2.0 aperture with laser AF, dual LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, Dual LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Android Lollipop with ZenUI

The Zenfone Max will officially be offered in PH stores at Php 8,495. You can read up on our hands-on of the Zenfone Max here.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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22 Comments

  1. Dios ko po, ang mahal ng extra 2000mah. Mahigit 1.2k ang dagdag sa normal zenfone laser. Bili ka nalang ng 10k mah powerbank. Mga sirang ulo na taga asus.

    1. Yung convenience na hindi ka na magdadala ng extra gadget ang binabayaran mo. Di rin naman buong 10k ng powerbank e magagamit. Sala sa init sala sa lamig ang mga tao. Pag maliit ang battery life ng phone nagrereklamo pag may option naman ng bigger battery para sa konting extra price tag reklamo pa rin. Pag wala kang pera lahat ng tinitinda sayo mahal.

  2. common sense wala ka naman pambili reklamo pa ng reklamo. Alam mo yung word na “convenient”. Yan ang purpose nyan. di mo na kelangan magbitbit pa ng Power Bank. Try mo kaya gumamt ng phone na may nakakabit na power bank. hahaha

    1. Php7k lang ito sa India = 10k Rupees
      Anyare dito ASUS? Sablay moment sa pricing><? Pinatungan ng pagka-laki laki?
      And don't get fooled with the big battery, yung charger nito 1.0Amp lang = 5+ Hours to fully charge from 0-100 percent , Yippeeeee, ang saya saya

      So guys if you're in a hunt for big battery phones, make sure na ''at least'' 1.5 A yung charger or else mapapaluha kayo sa sobrang bagot …Or get a Note 3 na lang sa used market since naglalaro na lang sa Php9k yun ngayon…i root niyo tapos lagyan niyo ng Cyanogenmod or kung ano mang custom ROM diyan

      FAIL

      ASUS

      FAIL

      1. Yup, nangangatwiran ang mga asus fans… zenfone laser at zenfone max sa india ay same price. dito lang saten lumobo ng ang presyo ng max ng sobra dahil sa mga bobong asus fanboys na mga toh.

      2. Iba iba ang priorities ng ibat ibang tao. Hindi ginawa ang Zenfone Max para sayo so manahimik ka pa fail fail ka pang nalalaman. Edi mag Note3 kang second hand. Pag nasira ipukpok mo din sa ulo mo at walang warranty LOL

  3. the specs shows better than the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser. I checked if Max is available on the malls, but no luck yet…

    if I will compare it with Asus Zenfone 2 Laser with 5.5 screen, 3000mah (+?) and 13 Megapixel rear cam, halos same lang naman. I saw that Asus Zenfone 2 Laser with 5.5 screen is still at Php.8,300+

    And the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser with 5.0 screen, and 8 Megapixel rear cam is at Php.7,200+

  4. From what I’ve read, wala daw fast charging to. At para netong Max, parang better option yung Lenovo Lemon3 kung magiging available dito sa pinas. Yung kakulangan sa battery ng Lemon 3, mareremedyuhan ng power bank kung hindi maarte ang gagamit. Pero yung difference ng SD410 vs SD616, kahit siguro iroot mo yung Max, hindi niya maaabot yung stock performance ng Lemon 3.

    Not to say that Max is bad, but for a few hard-earned bucks less, better option yung mga tipo ng Lemon 3, A7000+, at ZTE Blade A711.

    1. For my needs, I’d rather have a 3,000 mAh phone that can fast charge (2 hours tops) kesa dito, I was watching a review about this phone and yung primary complaint talaga ay yung super Laggy performance at yung charging time, 5+ hours, ni hindi nga mapatakbo ang GTA sa sobrang bagal tapos almost Php9k na yung price!

      I am saying this because I believe the price/performance ratio on the Zenfone Max ay bagsak, lugi ka dito

      ASUS Phil. has really miscalculated this one as far as pricing goes

      1. hindi naman ako heavy user/gamer pero kung laggy ito pass ako at antay ko na lang ang xiaomi redmi 3/note pro 3 kahit gray market or lenovo lemon 3/k note 4.

  5. Sa mga nagpipilit icompare ang indian rupee sa philippine peso, sisihin ninyo ang customs, ntc, at bir. Legal na business ang asus, may inaalagaan silang international credibility kaya sumusunod sila sa mga pinapataw na buwis ng gobyerno natin. Kung talagang gusto ninyong bumaba ang product pricing sa pinas, makialam kayo at suportahan ang mga bills para sa tax discounts. Ipressure at gipitin nyo ang mga senador at congressman na tatakbo sa eleksyon: walang tax deduction bill walang boto. Maswerte pa rin tayo dahil sa europe, +40% lagi ang tax sa latest gadgets. Yung $700 na iphone nagiging $980 to 1000 sa kanila.

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