Asus is coming up with a new device called as the Asus ZenFone Max(ZC550KL) in India with a two memory options and also with increased inbuilt memory. The 2 GB variant of this device is priced at Rs. 9,999 and the 3 GB variant is priced at a higher Rs. 12,999. This is the sibling of the ZenFone Max that was released earlier with similar specifications. This handset will come with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with a clocking speed of 1.5 GHz. The device is exclusively available via Flipkart and will be available in Blue and Orange color variants.
Followed are the few tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful to its users.
Asus ZenFone Max is a dual SIM smartphone and supports 2G/3G/4G connectivity on it. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card and can be seen after removing the back cover of the handset. To insert an SIM card on your Zoom, power off your device and remove the back panel. Now insert the SIM card into the slot as per the marked direction and put back the cover. The device is now ready to be used with the SIM cards.
You can share the internet with others by enabling the tethering/ hotspot option on your device. To enable this on Asus ZenFone Max, open the settings, click on More In wireless and networks. Further, click on tethering & portable hotspot and enable the type of hotspot you want to use. In this, you can manually set the password and Network name of the device and also can select the type of security mode.
Screenshot can be captured by pressing the power button along with the volume down button at the same time on your device. The captured screenshot is thus saved on your gallery and can be quickly accessed from the notification panel on your device. If you find difficulty in capturing a screenshot by pressing two buttons, then you can use the alternate method which is quite easy when compared to the previous one. In this, you need to press and hold the recent menu or the overview menu for about 2-3 seconds to capture a screenshot on your device. The captured image may be a jpeg or a png file depending upon your selection. To customize this option open the settings and tap on Screenshot option in the personal section. In the new window, tap on screenshot file format and click on a type of selection that you want to use.
Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on your device thus help in enhancing the performance of your device. To check updates on your ZenFone Max, open the setting and click on about phone. Further, click on system updates and tap on check updates. The device checks for updates, and if there any new updates are available then it would be displayed on the screen. You can also update your device manually by clicking on System update in the Tools folder on your device.
To install an external app on any device, you need to enable the Unknown sources option on the device. In Asus ZenFone Max, open the settings, click on security. Now, scroll down to Unknown Sources option and tap on it. Click Ok in the pop-up window to enable this. Now you can install any number of external apps on your device without any interruption.
To customize quick settings in the notification panel, click on the Edit button in the notification panel and select that app that you to add your notification panel. At max, 12 options can be selected in the notification panel. After selecting the options tap on the save button. Selected options will appear in notification panel in 3 rows.
Asus ZenFone Max has got and inbuilt kids mode option on this device. It helps you secure your device when you give your device to children. All you need to do is activate the kids mode and select the apps that you want to appear in kids mode and save it. To enable, Tap on the kids mode app, set a password and select the apps and save. Once it is done, the rest of the screen won’t be accessed. If you want to come out from the kids mode, you need to tap on the exit button. Now enter the pin and click OK to exit.
Power saving mode is used to increase the battery life in case of low battery conditions. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Power Management in the device section and click on PowerSaver. The device comes with multiple battery modes, i.e., Performance, Normal, Power Saving, Super saving, and Customized. Now tap on any of those options and the respective power saving mode is applied on your device.
The device comes in two layouts One layer mode and Two layer mode. One layer mode, It does not include All apps button. So all the apps are available on the home screen and easy to use. Two layer mode, it includes the All app button and is same as that of original Android experience. To set this on your device, long-press on the home screen/ swipe from button manage home appears on the screen. Now, tap and preferences and in the new list tap on layouts. Further, tap on the home screen and click on layout and tap on the checkbox adjacent to the option and click on the OK button to apply that on your device.
Acceleration, Game Rotation Vector, Geomagnetic Rotation Vector.,Gravity, Gyroscope, Light, Linear Acceleration, Magnetic Field, Orientation, Proximity, Step Counter and Step Detector are sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, LED notification lights are present on your ZenFone Max. To use them on your device, open the Settings and tap on display in the device section. In the new window, tap on the checkbox adjacent to the LED Indicator to enable on your device.
Screen pinning option is available on every device with Android lollipop in it. Asus ZenFone Max comes with Android 5.0 on it. So, if you want to use screen pinning option you need to enable that on your device. To enable this feature on your device, open the setting, further, scroll down advanced and tap on the Screen pinning. Click on the off button to enable it. Now you can pin your screen from your recent menu by tapping on the pin option on the screen. To unpin the pinned screen, touch and hold back and overview at the same time.
One hand mode operation helps you reduce the screen size of your device so that you can operate the device with ease. To enable this feature on your device, Open settings, in the device list click on Zen motion. Click on One hand mode and tap on the check box beside quick trigger. One Hand mode is enabled on your device. To use operation on your device, you need to double tap the home key.
Asus ZenFone comes with Apps4U(clean master, Dr.Safety, Zinio, Amazon Kindle), Google Apps. Personalization (Asus cover, Themes), photography (photo collage, Camera). Social(Zen circle, Zen Talk), kids mode, a mini movie, MyASUS, Weather, UP, ZenFlash pre-installed on it. All the apps are available in respective folders.
Yes, there is an option in Asus ZenFone Max where you can move apps from internal storage to external storage. All you need to do is open the settings, click on Apps, in the new list of apps, click on the app that you want to move. Further, Tap on move to SD card. The app is moved from internal storage to SD card.
Manage Home is window appears on the screen when you tap and press the blank space on the home screen for a few seconds. The options available on this screen are Apps & widgets, Home Edit, Wallpapers, Icon packs, ZenUI Theme, Lock Apps, Preferences, System Settings
The device comes with 32 GB as its internal Storage and out of which around 28 GB of free space is available for the user and rest of the space is occupied by pre-installed Apps and OS.
The device comes with 2GB as well as 3GB RAM variants as the user has the choice to select accordingly.
Touch gestures help you to access your device by launching the apps with some gestures. These gestures are used in two different modes wakeup mode and suspend mode. To access these gestures on your Asus ZenFone Max, Open the settings, click on ZenMotion and Tap on touch gesture. Further, click on Off button to enable this on your device. The different screen on gestures available on this device is you can double tap to suspend/lock the device. To wake up your device, you can again double tap on the screen. Screen Off gesture include W- to launch the browser app, S- to launch the messaging app. The other gestures used in suspended mode are, e- to launch email app, C- to launch the camera app, Z- to launch Asus Boost, and V- to launch the phone.
Shake shake and Hands up are the motion gesture present on this device. To use this feature on your device, open the Settings, Click on ZenMotion and then tap on Motion gesture. Further, click on the off button to enable. Once it is enabled, tap on the shake shake to enable the motion feature. This motion gesture helps you to take the screen shot of the device when you shake it twice and creates a new task to Do it later.
ASUS customization settings help you to customize few option on your device like recent key functions. In this, you can select any function for your recent key, i.e. if you enable tap and hold to capture, it captures the screen shot. It opens the Manage home menu if you select tap and to show menu else it will show the recent apps. Screenshot format, the file can be saved either in JPEG or else PNG format. Glove mode helps you to increase the touch sensitivity when you wear gloves to your hands. App installation settings help you to install app either in internal storage or external storage. To use all these functions you need to enable or disable them in ASUS customization settings in the settings menu.
The easy mode provides you a friendly interface experience with simple layout and core functions. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, head over to personal, and tap on Easy mode. Now, click on the Off button to enable it. The mode of your device now changed from normal mode to the easy mode where you can add apps on your screen by tapping the Add button and selecting the apps. You can also access the apps from More Apps button on the home screen in this mode.
Yes, the device does support the USB OTG drive and helps in easy transferring of the data from the device to drive and vice-versa.
The device comes with the latest Android 6.0.1 out of the box. You can check the list of the devices that may receive Android M Update soon by the end of first quarter.
Always remember to factory reset your device before you change or upgrade to a new smartphone. To factory reset your ZenFone Max, open the settings and tap on Backup & reset. In the new window, tap on Factory data reset and click on reset phone at the bottom of the screen and enter the password if you set any to your device. It will ask for a final confirmation, now click on erase everything. The device reboots and all the data is erased from your device.
The device comes with a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with an Isocell sensor, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and dual-tone LED flash and is accompanied with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies.
The device comes with non-removable 5000 mAh battery on the back.
Themes on your ZenFone Max can be changed using the Cool show application on your device. To change the theme, open the Cool show application from the app drawer, you will find of list of themes on your device. Now click on the theme that you want to apply and tap the Use button that is at the bottom of the screen. The theme is successfully changed on your device.
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