Meet the ASUS ZenFone 3S Max (click for complete specs), which shares the same front-camera megapixel count, processor, amount of RAM and storage, and screen size as OPPO’s P10,990 (roughly $221) handset. Think 13-megapixel camera sensor; MediaTek MT6750 octa-core chipset; 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card; and 5.2-inch 720p display.
But the Taiwanese manufacturer takes things further by placing a huge, 5,000mAh battery; a front-mounted fingerprint sensor; and — get this — Android 7.0 Nougat on top of its own ZenUI 3.0. In fact, this is the first phone in the ZenFone 3 lineup that will ship with the latest Android version out of the box.
The ASUS ZenFone 3S Max is the first phone in the ZenFone 3 lineup that will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
The ASUS ZenFone 3S Max also features an 8-megapixel front camera. Compare that with the OPPO A39’s 5-megapixel selfie camera. Not that a higher megapixel count automatically translates to better-quality photos. That’s a myth. You’ll have to take into consideration factors like the image processor and the size and type of the camera sensor.
Anyhow, the smartphone will be launched in India on February 7 at a still-undisclosed price. But considering its higher-end, 5.5-inch ZenFone 3 Max brother costs P10,995, we’re guessing the ASUS ZenFone 3S Max will retail at P9,995 (approximately $201) if it will go on sale in the Philippines.
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