Asus ZenFone 4 Max officially launches in US and Canada, large battery included


Asus just announced that one of its newest smartphones, the
ZenFone 4 Max, is now officially available to buy in the US and Canada. The handset is sold
unlocked (1-year North American warranty included), costing $199 in the US, and $299 CAD in Canada.

 

Far from being a high-end smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max
is made for customers in need of an affordable handset with long battery life.
The device packs a very generous 5,000 mAh battery – according to Asus, this
can provide up to 22 hours of video playback, or up to 26 hours of Wi-Fi web
browsing. With these figures in mind, we’re …


ZTE intros the Blade Z Max: an affordable 6-incher with dual cameras and impressive battery

ZTE has recently gained a lot of popularity for offering some of the best budget handsets on the market right now. And while last year’ Axon 7 flagship did a lot to strengthen that image, ZTE has been consistently putting out a lot of other, lower-profile devices. And this is exactly what we’re witnessing today: the launch of the company’s latest ultra cheap device, known as the ZTE Blade Z Max.

Just like its predecessor, last year’s ZTE Zmax Pro, the Blade Z Max will be offered as a timed exclusive to MetroPCS, and will come at a pretty competitive price …

Opera Max for Android gets discontinued and removed from the Google Play

Sad news for Opera fans, as the Norwegian developer announced one of its popular Android applications will be discontinued, Opera Max. Originally launched back in 2014, the application was meant to allow users to manage and reduce data usage on Android smartphones.

For whatever reasons, Opera has decided to discontinue the Android app and remove from the Google Play effective immediately. Apparently, the developer wants to focus on other services and stop pouring any resources into Opera Max’s development.

Opera has now decided to discontinue Opera Max. The …

Recently introduced Samsung Galaxy J7 Max renamed the Galaxy On Max for Flipkart in India

Last month, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max was unveiled in India. Today, the very same phone was introduced again in the same country, but with a different name. As the Samsung Galaxy On Max, the handset becomes a Flipkart exclusive in India. The online retailer has the phone priced at Rs 16,900. With the current exchange rate, that works out to a price of $261 USD for the model, which will go on sale Monday, July 10th. Pay for the phone using a Standard Chartered credit or debit card, and you can take $31 off of the price.

The highlight of the phone is what Sammy is calling a “flagship camera.” …

Xiaomi Mi Max finally receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

It’s been more than a year since Chinese company Xiaomi came out with the Mi Max, an evolutionary device that started a trend in the smartphone industry, that of bezel-less handsets.

Unfortunately, the Mi Max was a Chinese affair, as the large phone was hardly available through official channels in other countries. On top of that, it took Xiaomi more than a year to provide those who purchased the Mi Max with an Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Well, it appears that Xiaomi has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Mi Max, which is based on …

ZTE's super-affordable Max XL now available at Sprint alongside other ZTE goodies

A bit more than a month ago, ZTE launched the sales of the Max XL over at Boost Mobile stores — an affordable smartphone with hardware that matches its sub-$200 price tag. The phone rocks a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Its cameras have a 13 MP sensor on the back and a 5 MP one for selfies, while the battery in the trunk is quite large at 3,990 mAh. Despite being a lower tier device, it still rocks a fingerprint scanner on its back and comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The company …

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

The Mi Max 2 is boasting the very same run-of-the-mill design that makes up most of Xiaomi’s affordable portfolio. Metal body, three capacitive navigation keys in the front, a round fingerprint scanner at the back and rounded edges. Carrying a huge 6.44″ display at the front and a hefty 5,300mAh battery at the back, the Mi Max 2 is powered by one of Qualcomm’s best recent chipsets – the Snapdragon 625.

Battery champ: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is official with a 5,300mAh battery, 6.44" display, Snapdragon 625

Leave it to Chinese superstar Xiaomi to come up with an intriguing smartphone that’s pushing the boundaries as far as specs go. One of The Red Dragon’s leading smartphone makers has definitely perfected its “powerful things come in big and often cheap packages” mantra with time, and it’s Mi Max from 2016 was proof that Xiaomi is not afraid to go all the way in.And now, the second iteration of the Mi Max—not to be confused with the bezel-less Mi Mix—is now official, and rest assured it has what it takes to carry the torch onward.
As far as design goes, the …

Xiaomi will unveil a new monster 6.4" Mi Max 2 phone with a 5,000mAh battery

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi builds some great phones that offer excellent value for the money. Take its latest Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship, a stylish glass-and-metal phone with the Snapdargon 835 system chip of the Galaxy S8 and a dual camera with a telephoto lens similar to the one on the iPhone 7 Plus that sells for just $360 (2,500 yuan) in China. Unfortunately, it’s only sold in Asian markets.
Now, Xiaomi is ready to announce a new phone that will be a true joy for lovers of big, phablet phones: the new Mi Max 2. The phone will come equipped with …

Asus ZenFone 3 Max starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

Hopefully, this isn’t some mistake and the ZenFone 3 Max is indeed getting the highly-anticipated Android Nougat update. Asus announced today that a major OS update is now available for one of its ZenFone models.

However, while the name of the thread clearly states that the update is meant for the ZenFone 3 Max (model ZC553KL), the release notes mention another model: Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL).

According to Asus, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update should take about one week to propagate to all smartphones, so those who do not receive the update right away …