Asus India recently sent me a locked mystery box which stated "To be opened on 23rd May, 2016." The code to which would be revealed on the 23rd of May at 12.30 p.m. on their official website. The mystery box arrived at my residence on the 20th of May and I just couldn't help but enter different coded numbers so that the suspense would finally break. Well, I had to give up and just wait till the 23rd May.
When the Day arrived, I got the code and quickly opened the mystery box to find an Asus India Mobile in it - The NEW Asus Zenfone Max. Asus launched the advanced version of it's best selling smartphone - The Asus Zenfone Max.
Here are a few fun facts about the New Asus ZenFone Max :
The New Asus Zenfone Max features a 5.5 inch HD display with the option of choosing between two different variations in their device featuring a 2 GB ram and a 3 GB ram model respectively. The device is available in a standard black color, cyan and citrusy orange color backcover.
When the phone arrived, it came along with a letter. The letter stated that when I open the box, the phone would be in the Power On Mode. The phone was on since 3 whole days and the battery was at 40%. The device boasts of its monster 5000 Mah battery that can last upto 3 or more days depending on the usage. The stand-by battery life is of 38 whole days.
A feature that I was a fan of was the transformation of the device into a powerbank. Yes, you read that right! You can use the phone as a power bank and transfer all the device's battery into another phone just with a cord.
They relaunched the advanced version with a few changes : They upgraded the internal storage space from 16 GB to 32 GB, the Quad-core processor to Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core Processor and the Android Version to Marshmallow. The 2 GB RAM variant is priced at INR 9,999/- and the 3 GB RAM variant at INR 12,999/-
Also, the brand's first ever ambassador will be Sonakshi Sinha!