Tech review

First impression on ASUS Zenfone 4 Max Lite

It’s been a long time that I did a tech review. A little over two months ago, I tried out ASUS Zenfone 4 Max Lite.

 

 

Compared to Zenfone 4 Selfie which I did a review last year, Zenfone 4 Max Lite powered with 4100 mAh battery. Being a heavy user using social media apps for monitoring at work, I was amazed at the performance of its camera. What I love about this phone is that I can do multitasking by using Multi Window function.

It never fails me whenever I’m doing Facebook Live for my bosses (yes…I have 4 bosses!)’The battery life is LIT! The durability of the phone…I always rely on this phone even I do crosspost on social media while checking notifications.

 

Zenfone 4 Max Lite specs

Capacity

Internal storage

eMCP 16GB

MicroSD card

Supports up to 256GB

Google Drive

100GB free space (1 year)

Weight and Dimensions
150.5mm
(5.93 inches)
73.3mm
(2.89 inches)
8.73mm
(0.34 inches)

Weight: 156 grams (5.50 ounces)

Display

5.2-inch IPS display

Front 2.5D curved glass display

Bluelight filter for eye care

Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch

Processor

CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 Mobile Platform with 64-bit Quad-core Processor

GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 308

Memory

LPDDR3 2GB

Main Rear Camera

13 megapixels

F2.0 aperture

25mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

80° field of view

0.03 seconds phase detection auto-focus

LED flash

Instant cameras switching

PixelMaster camera modes:

Auto (with low light and HDR features)

Beauty

Pro

Super Resolution (52 megapixels)

GIF Animation

Panorama

Time Lapse (with power saving)

9 various filters

Second Rear
Camera

120° wide-angle camera

200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame

17.9mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

5 megapixels

Video Recording

1080p FHD video recording at 30 fps

Electronic image stabilization for rear camera’s shake-free videos

120˚ wide-angle video

Take still photo while recording video

Front Camera

8 megapixels

24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera

85° field of view

Softlight LED flash

PixelMaster camera modes:

Beauty

Auto (with HDR features)

Selfie Panorama

GIF Animation

Audio

Speaker

Loud speaker

Built In Power Management Integrated Circuit internal amplifier

Audio Output

Audio CODEC integrated into PMIC

Microphone

Dual internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology

FM Receiver

FM radio

Wireless Technology

WLAN 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.2

Wi-Fi direct

Navigation

GPS, AGPS, GLO

SIM Cards

Triple Slots: Dual SIM & one MicroSD card

Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card

Both SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE network band. But only one SIM card can connect to 4G LTE service at a time.

Slot 3: Supports up to 256GB MicroSD card

Network Standard

GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE, TD-LTE

Data rate

LTE Cat4: UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps

DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42 Mbps

WW version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)

TD-LTE (Band 40)

WCDMA (Bands 1, 5, 8)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

TW/JP/HK/BR/NA/SA version

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 28)

TD-LTE (Bands 38, 41 (2545-2655MHz))

WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 19)

EDGE/GPRS/GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)

ASUS phone 4G/LTE band compatibility varies by region, please check compatibility with local carriers.

Sensor

Front fingerprint sensor (0.3 seconds unlock, supports 5 fingerprints), Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Indicator light

External Buttons and Connectors
Fingerprint sensorOn/Off
Sleep/Wake
Volume up/down3.5mm audio jack
(1 Headphone / Mic-in)
Built-in speakerUSB connector
Battery

4100mAh capacity with fast charging

ASUS PowerMaster technology

2x longer battery lifespan

Power bank mode for 2x faster reverse charging (1A)

Up to 37 days 4G standby

Up to 31 hours 3G talk time

Up to 101 hours music playback

Up to 21 hours Wi-Fi web browsing

Power Adapter

Output: 5V 2A 10W

Operating System Android™ N with new ASUS ZenUI

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Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance social media manager and web developer. She also devoted her time managing her food blog, and music/concert blog. One of the Hootsuite Ambassador for the Philippines since 2014 and currently working as social media manager for the local band, The Itchyworms. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.