Asus ZenFone Max Plus
If you are looking for a new budget-friendly cell phone, a phone for your teen or something to hold you over until you can afford your desired phone, the Asus ZenFone Max Plus is worth checking out. It has an improved design compared to its predecessor the Asus ZenFone 4 Max and is an interim phone before Asus rolls out its ZenFone 5 line between the spring and summer. Read on to learn more about the Asus ZenFone Max Plus.
At $229, this phone can fit into most budgets. At this price, the phone comes unlocked for GSM networks meaning that you can take it to any GSM service provider. GSM stands for Global System for Mobile and is the most popular cell standard; therefore, it is not hard to find a carrier for this phone. GSM network providers include those such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, and Metro PCS. Additionally, the $229 cost includes 3 GB of am and 32 GB of storage. The storage space can be expanded by inserting a micro SD card.
The Asus ZenFone Max Plus comes equipped with a 6-inch LCD screen, providing a 5.7 inch, 18:9 display. It offers HD+ resolution on this large-sized screen, making videos and movies a more enjoyable experience than on some other smaller budget phones. There is both a rear and front camera- the rear coming in at 16 MP and the front at 8 MP. It operates on the well-known Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The battery size is 4,130 mAh and tested to last about 11.5 hours. The testing involved heavy, constant video streaming. This model includes a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone and has an attractive, curved design. It also includes a headphone jack for your listening pleasure.
There are a couple of downsides to the Asus ZenFone Max Plus. Though the HD+ resolution is a major plus, viewing may be affected by a fairly dim screen, making the video viewing process a bit more difficult than on some phones. Additionally, the camera is said to take darker pictures than one might like along with having blurry backgrounds. Testing shows that the focal point of the picture will be pretty clear, though. Deciding between this phone and other budget-friendly phones will come down to personal choice. It offers pretty good specs at its low price. If video streaming and picture quality are important, you may want to consider other phones. Also, the Android 7.0 Nougat system is an older OS and its performance may be altered due to the fact that it is filtered through the ZenUI interface.
At such a low price, the Asus ZenFone Max Plus is a very good option. It rates fairly high compared to other budget phones and offers a great deal. Before choosing any cell phone, you should check it out for yourself. Visit your local Best Buy to see the phone in person, and to test the camera and OS, along with the other features. It can also be purchased at multiple online stores such as Amazon, eBay, and Gearbest, as well as through Asus itself. Some of these websites offer discounted prices. For instance, eBay prices start at $159.99, and both Gearbest and Amazon prices range from $149.99 to $199.99.