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REVIEW: Live Unplugged with Asus Zenfone Max



Question- How to torture a blogger?
Answer- Give her a package but don't allow her to open it and share it on social media.



This is how I got the Asus Zenfone Max. I was forced to just stare at a box with a lock for 3 days before I was given the code to unlock it.

I am sure you must have read the First Impressions post that I published a few days ago giving you all the specs of the Asus Zenfone Max. And for those lazy people who didn't see that, well, here, read the review.

As a blogger, I am always on my phone. A typical day in my life starts with me checking out Snapchat and Instagram as I have my morning lemon and honey drink. Then of course I check my emails, sometimes respond to them, something just mark them as needed to be responded to. Whatsapp is something that I am pretty much connected via throughout the day. I get calls from my tuition kids who have some doubt or the other and of course I get calls about events and collaborations.

Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged

Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged


Then come the days I have events, I have to book a cab,use Twitter, Snapchat and Instagam during the entire event. And of course let us not forget the dime a dozen selfies that I take. Most events are in the evening, so this means I have been using my phone from morning and then usually just rush out of the door in the evening to the event. That usually translates to me not having time to charge the phone. Sometimes I remember to carry my big bulky power bank, and sometimes I don't. A blogger's worst nightmare is not being able to Snapchat or Tweet from an event because of no battery or bad network. While the latter is something that is of a debatable topic, the former issue has been addressed by Asus.


Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged



The Asus Zenfone Max has a 5000mAh battery which means it can last longer without charging. Upto 3 days on a single charge. Like whaaat!! So of course I decided to put this to test. I charged my phone and started it using one evening at 3.30pm. I used it on the maximum power mode to see how long it could last on that. It also comes with a Performance mode, Power Saving, and Super Saving mode. What is more is that you can preset timings to switch into a Super Saving mode which will switch off all your networks to preserve the battery.


(Screenshots to show the battery life)


On the Normal mode, the phone lasted for close to 38-40 hours without charging and even then it still had 10% left. Now I am using it on Power saving mode and it has not been charged in 48 hours. So yes I am starting to believe that this battery can actually last for 3 days or more on a single charge.

Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged

Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged

The Asus Zenfone Max can also function as a power bank as it comes with an on-the-go cable which can be connected between 2 phones. A phone and a power bank in one? What a combination. Now to this add an Octacore processor, a 2GB-3GB ram and a 38 day standby option, what you have is not just a smart phone. An uber smart phone it is. A lifeline for most if you will. All this priced between 8,999INR to 12,999INR.

Oh wait did I mention that it has a 13mp camera, a rubberised back for easy grip and comes in some funky colours? Asus, you have hit the jackpot. I cannot get enough of flaunting this beauty. Though it may not be the sleekest slimmest lightest phone ever, I think the fact that it is a very practical phone outweighs everything else.

Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged

Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged

Asus Zenfone Max- LiveUnplugged

I am absolutely in love with this phone and I think it is perfect for anyone who is constantly on the move and looking for an affordable phone.

miss kays

:)

*product sent by the brand. My opinions are honest.