ASUS Zenfone Max Tops Our PCMark Battery Test

We’ve been keeping tabs on smartphones that have the longest battery lives and so far we’ve got quite a list. A new contender in the form of the ASUS Zenfone Max recently joined in with its 5000mAh battery capacity. After running our standard PCMark Battery Test, it was able to surpass all the other devices in terms of how long it could last on a single charge.


 Battery CapacityPCMark Battery Test
ASUS Zenfone Max5,000mAh19 hours, 59 minutes
Starmobile UP Max5,000mAh15 hours, 26 minutes
Lenovo Vibe P15,000mAh13 hours, 41 minutes
Infinix Hot Note4,000mAh13 hours, 15 minutes
ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL3,000mAh12 hours, 31 minutes
O+ Ultra4,000mAh11 hours, 24 minutes
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact4,500mAh10 hours, 31 minutes
OPPO R7 Plus4,100mAh10 hours, 26 minutes
Motorola Moto E (2nd-Gen)2,390mAh10 hours, 24 minutes
Alcatel Flash Plus3,500mAh10 hours, 23 minutes
Lenovo P704,000mAh10 hours, 16 minutes
OnePlus 23,300mAh9 hours, 45 minutes
LG G4 Stylus3,000mAh9 hours, 34 minutes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+3,000mAh9 hours, 32 minutes
LG Google Nexus 5X2,700mAh9 hours, 28 minutes
ASUS Zenfone Selfie3,000mAh9 hours, 20 minutes
Lenovo PHAB Plus3,500mAh9 hours, 10 minutes
BlackBerry PRIV3,410mAh9 hours, 6 minutes
ZUK Z14,100mAh9 hours, 2 minutes
Samsung Galaxy S62,550mAh8 hours, 53 minutes
Xiaomi Mi4i3,120mAh8 hours, 51 minutes
Samsung Galaxy Tab A4,200mAh 8 hours, 35 minutes
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 32,910mAh8 hours, 34minutes
Samsung Galaxy Note 53,000mAh8 hours, 33 minutes
Meizu M22,500mAh8 hours, 21 minutes
Huawei Honor 4C2,550mAh8 hours, 16 minutes
Sony Xperia Z52,900mAh8 hours, 6 minutes
ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE550ML3,000mAh8 hours, 6 minutes
Samsung Galaxy A83,050mAh8 hours, 6 minutes
Sony Xperia Z33,100mAh8 hours, 0 minutes
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua2,400mAh7 hours, 49 minutes
Alcatel Flash 23,000mAh7 hours, 47 minutes
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact2,700mAh7 hours, 47 minutes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge2,600mAh7 hours, 46 minutes
Huawei G83,000mAh7 hours, 42 minutes
Huawei Mate S2,700mAh7 hours, 39 minutes
Lenovo K804,000mAh7 hours, 28 minutes
Huawei P82,680mAh7 hours, 21 minutes
ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe3,000mAh7 hours, 8 minutes
HTC One M82,600mAh7 hours, 8 minutes
ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 1.8GHz3,000mAh7 hours, 7 minutes
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra2,930mAh7 hours, 6 minutes
Lenovo A70002,900mAh7 hours, 6 minutes
ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML 2.3GHz3,000mAh6 hours, 56 minutes
Starmobile Knight Elite2,600mAh6 hours, 52 minutes
Lenovo Vibe Shot3,000mAh6 hours, 49 minutes
Cherry Mobile G12,500mAh6 hours, 38 minutes
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 4GB3,950mAh6 hours, 37 minutes
O+ XFinit2,000mAh6 hours, 37 minutes
LG G43,000mAh6 hours, 25 minutes
Lenovo K3 Note3,000mAh6 hours, 24 minutes
Cherry Mobile Flare X3,000mAh6 hours, 17 minutes
HTC One M72,300mAh6 hours, 11 minutes
Motorola Moto X2,300mAh6 hours, 2 minutes
OPPO N3 3,000mAh 6 hours, 2 minutes
Lenovo A7000 Plus2,900mAh6 hours, 1 minute
ZenFone 2 ZE500CL2,500mAh5 hours, 58 minutes
Torque Droidz Octave1,900mAh5 hours, 47 minutes
Acer Liquid Z5202,000mAh5 hours, 44 minutes
Huawei Mate 74,100mAh5 hours, 31 minutes
Prestigio 5508 Duo2,300mAh4 hours, 59 minutes
Asus ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG3,950mAh4 hours, 56 minutes
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 2GB3,950mAh4 hours, 49 minutes
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.44,900mAh4 hours, 43 minutes
Cherry Mobile MAIA Smart Tab3,800mAh4 hours, 43 minutes
Huawei Honor 6 Plus3,500mAh4 hours, 39 minutes
Starmobile Knight Vision2,450mAh4 hours, 35 minutes
O+ 360 HD2,000mAh4 hours, 20 minutes
Asus Zenfone C2,100mAh4 hours, 20 minutes
Google Nexus 52,300mAh4 hours, 13 minutes
Cherry Mobile Flare XL2,300mAh3 hours, 55 minutes
Ekotek Ekotab Encore 3G2,500mAh3 hours, 43 minutes

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The ASUS Zenfone Max tops the list with just a minute shy from 20 hours of usage. With the distance of time compared to the second placer, the Starmobile UP Max, it seems like the Zenfone would be a tough champion to dethrone. Until then, you may read our hands-on and first impressions on the device by hitting this link.

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Xiaomi releases a new Redmi Note 3 w/ SD650 SoC

The Redmi Note 3 is relatively new  and widely welcomed with its capable Helio X10 chipset. Just a few months after it’s launched, Xiaomi already has a refreshed version of the smartphone.


Still named as the Redmi Note 3, the new version now has a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 hexa-core chipset w/ Adreno 510 GPU. With the new chipset is the integrated X8 LTE with Cat 7 speeds and support for VoLTE. The new smartphone will work on all mobile carriers in China and has 4G+ network support. Also, the rear camera is bumped up to 16-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. Aside from these, everything is identical to the original release.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specifications:
5.5-inch Full HD Sunlight display, 401ppi
1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor
Adreno 510 GPU
16GB / 32GB internal storage
16-megapixel rear camera w/ dual-tone flash, PDAF, f/2.0
5-megapixel front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Fingerprint sensor
4,000mAh battery
8.65mm thick

The new 2GB/16GB model is priced at RMB 999 or around Php7250. The pricing for the higher 3GB/32GB model is yet to be announced.


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Samsung to produce Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Samsung has just announced that it’s begun mass production of SoCs using the latest 2nd generation 14nm FinFET process technology.


This new technology will be used with its Sammy’s own and Exynos 8 Octa processor and the upcoming Snapdragon 820 from their major competitor — Qualcomm. This means that the upcoming high-end chip from Qualcomm will use Samsung’s new 14nm LPP process which “delivers up to 15 percent higher speed and 15 percent less power consumption over the previous 14nm LPE process through improvements in transistor structure and process optimization.”

We can expect to see the Snapdragon 820 in multiple flagship devices for 2016, including the Samsung Galaxy S7. Although, Samsung might still go with their own Exynos chipset. We just have to wait and see the official announcement soon.


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Acer Liquid X2 w/ Tri-SIM lands on Villman

If you’ve been wanting to have a smartphone with three (3) SIM card slots, then this Android device is just for you.


The Acer Liquid X2, first seen in New York last year, is a modern 5.5″ smartphone allowing you be connected to three networks at once. It’s powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM. It also has a generous 32GB expandable storage. Both the front and rear camera are 13-megapixel shooters with f/1.8 opening.

Acer Liquid X2 specifications:
5.5-inch IPS HD display
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 64-bit processor
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD (up to 32GB)
13-megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
13-megapixel front camera w/ LED flash
Triple SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
4000mAh battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop

The Acer Liquid X2 is listed on Villman for Php11,990 with a free Acer Flip case.

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Asus Live with 5″ display & DTV announced in Brazil

Asus has a new smartphone in the Brazilian market and it’s not a Zenfone. Dubbed as Live, the device is a remnant of the Zenfone Go.


The Asus Live is basically a repackaged Zenfone Go with the 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz and has the Mali-400MP in tow. Shooters at the same at 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel.

Dimensions stay at 144.5 x 71 x 9.98mm but it gained 5 grams more at 140g. The extra heft could be due to the included digital TV receiver like the ones we have with local brands.

Asus Live specifications:
5-inch IPS LCD (1280 x 720 pixels)
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor
Mali-400MP GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD (up to 64GB)
8-megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
2-megapixel front camera
Dual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
FM Radio
Digital TV receiver
2070mAh Li-Polymer battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop
144.5 x 71 x 9.98mm

The Asus Live is available in Blue, Pink, and Yellow for 849 BRL or about Php10,100. That’s more expensive than its cheaper Zenfone cousins.


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