Asus Zenfone 3 Max, a phone priced at sub-INR 20000 range with a 5.5-inch screen and Snapdragon 430 SoC. Zenfone 3 Max camera is impressive on paper with a 16MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera and also has some noteworthy features such as PDAF, EIS, and dual tone flash.
I'm sure you would be interested in knowing how the customized modes perform in real and I'm not going to disappoint you. With an inbuilt editor which uses low-light mode, HDR, and beautification, the pictures turn out average-to-good. You can check them out for yourself.
Asus Zenfone 3 Max Camera Samples:
The colors are reproduced fairly well if not accurate. Here are few pictures were taken in Auto mode.
You could see a stark difference with the auto-focus and manual focusing.
There are multiple modes that you can play with such as low-light, night mode, HDR, etc. before you shoot a photo. Zenfone 3 Max would also suggest changing modes automatically.
HDR mode did bring out some amazing details in pictures. The photos were crisp and sharp.
The selfie beautification mode is an in-thing today as most of the phones come equipped with this feature. With the number of selfies increasing, it is no wonder that it is an inbuilt effect in all phones. Zenfone 3 Max beautifies the selfies, and it does so for your liking. You can change the skin tone, adjust blemishes, adjust eye shape all from a scale of 1 to 10. So yes, does a fair job for all selfie addicts.
And yes, it also tries and guesses the age while you click. So, if you see yourself with Age 21 marked in it, that would be some consolation.
This is my personal favorite as it quite handy when you have lesser light and you HAVE TO click a photo. It controls exposure and captures lot more light and finds a balance with detail. The details are not over compromised for rendering more light and that needs to be appreciated.
On the whole, the camera throws out some brilliant pictures in daylight. If you set your expectations right, the phone definitely wouldn't disappoint.