ASUS announced their ZenFone 3 line of smartphones earlier this year, and they seem to have every base covered. With a model that has top-of-the-line everything (256GB of storage and 6GB of RAM), to a model with laser autofocus and now a model with a huge battery that should last you all day long. That is the ASUS ZenFone 3 Max. This is a perhaps their cheapest ZenFone 3 model, and it's starts at just $149, it's also GSM unlocked so it'll work with both AT&T and T-Mobile as well as their MVNO networks like Straight Talk, MetroPCS and Cricket.
ASUS has three different variants of the ZenFone 3 Max. The lowest end is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Next up is the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage model that is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. Finally, we have the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage model that is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. All three models are powered by the same 4100mAh battery, which should keep the ZenFone 3 Max going for a few days before needing to be charged again, especially considering it has a 5.2-inch 720p resolution display. Camera-wise, there is a 13-megapixel sensor on the backside with a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. One of the disadvantages to the ZenFone 3 Max is the fact that it does not have NFC, which means no Android Pay support. It does also use micro USB instead of USB Type-C for charging.
The ASUS ZenFone 3 Max comes in at $149 for the 2GB/16GB model, the price jumps to $199 for the 3GB/32GB model and maxes out at $399 for the 4GB/64GB model. Which is still fairly cheap, considering you're getting a massive battery in the ZenFone 3 Max. This battery is larger than most smartphones these days, with the Galaxy S7 Edge featuring a 3600mAh battery, the Huawei Mate 9 even features a smaller 4000mAh battery despite being a much larger smartphone. You can pick up the ASUS ZenFone 3 Max from Amazon right now. It is completely SIM unlocked and does support all of the 3G and 4G bands in the US – that is for GSM carriers, unfortunately Sprint and Verizon users won't be able to use this device on their networks. Amazon is only offering it in Glacial Silver.