ASUS Zenfone 4 Max has a 5000 mAh battery and dual rear cameras – normal and wide angle

A large 5000 mAh battery and dual rear cameras – that’s what the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max is all about. The Max is the first member of the Zenfone 4 line up that ASUS Philippines has revealed. Unlike the Zenfone 3 Zoom, which follows the dual normal field of view (FOV) and zoom camera of the iPhone 7 Plus, the dual camera Zenfone 4 Max follows the dual normal FOV and secondary 120-degree wide angle camera on the LG G5 and G6. No official pricing yet on the Max, but the full specs are below. The ASUS Zenfone 4 Series will launch on August 19.

ASUS Zenfone 4 Max Full Specs

5.5-inch HD IPS display with 400 nits of brightness
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor | Adreno 505 GPU
3GB RAM | 32GB ROM up to 256GB via microSD
5000 mAh non-removable large capacity battery, Reverse Charging
Rear 13MP Main Camera plus 120º wide-angle secondary lens
Front 8MP Camera with Soft LED Flash
Dual Microphone with Noise Cancellation Technology
Built-in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) Speakers
Android 7.1.1 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
Dual Nano SIM | Dedicated Tray for micro SD
Price to be announced


Just a few more things:

  • The dual mic with good noise cancellation found on the Zenfone Live finds its way into the Zenfone 4 Max. (Check out our review of the Zenfone Live here.)
  • This is the first midrange phone from ASUS to feature dual cameras. The dual camera approach follows that of the LG G5 and G6.
  • When you Google up “ASUS Zenfone 4”, you may still see the 4-inch screen budget phone of the same name that ASUS launched in 2014. It’s highly likely the same will happen next year when ASUS launches the Zenfone 5, which has the same name as a phone the same company launched years ago. Naming convention matters, it seems.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for