Last year, the original ZenFone Max by Asus got a fluctuating score of around 16 to 19 hours at PCMark's Work battery life test with its large 5,000 mAh of battery capacity. This year, the new ZenFone 3 Max was upgraded in terms of specs, but got a lower battery capacity of 4,130 mAh in favor of its sleek and slim design at 8.55 mm thin.
|13 hours and 20 mins of work battery life|
Anyway, we loaded the PCMark benchmark app with the ZenFone 3 Max last night and got a score of 13 hours and 20 mins of work battery life. It is lower by at least 3 hours compared with the original ZenFone Max due which is understandable due to its lower mAh of battery.
|Work battery life of the ZenFone 3 5.5 inch variant|
To our surprise, the regular ZenFone 3 5.5 inch variant even got a higher score a little over 14 hours using the same test. The logical reason behind that is the use of a more power efficient Snapdragon 625 chip built using the 14 nm process compared with the usual 28 nm process of MediaTek's MT6737T chip.
However, we're not disappointed
Why? Looking at the brighter side of things, the ZenFone 3 Max still managed to clock an over 13 hours score for a phone that looks this slim. Against its similarly priced competition that runs with either the Snapdragon 616 (or lower) and MT6753 with an average of around 8 hours, the ZenFone 3 Max is still better in terms of battery life.
What do you think guys?