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5 out of 5 eggs Great phone for the price and batter 12/12/2016

This review is from: Asus ZenFone 3 Max 5.2" 16GB 4G LTE Glacier Silver Unlocked Cell Phone 5.2” 2GB RAM

Pros: 4100mAh - reason I bought this phone
Very long battery life even with wifi and apps running.
Decent price for what you get, feels solid in terms of build.
Screen is very vibrant no issues with the quality(even if it isn't 1080)
Finger print scanner work well
Surprisingly snappy for a budget phone with 2GB of ram
Phone can also charge other devices with it's dongle
Decent camera both front and back
Comes with a 2.0 Amp charger(more of on FYI than a pro)

Cons: I knew these features were missing prior to buying the phone that is why I am not taking off any eggs
-No gorilla glass
-Apparently no fast charging but I haven't had any issues with power given the large battery
-Not 1920x1080 screen, I hear that there is a version of this phone out there with one but can't find it on sale anywhere
-CPU is a little underpowered, however this is to extend battery life. So far aside from the initial out of the box set up I haven't had any speed issues
-roughly 6.8GB left free on the phone itself after OS + updates, it will take an SD card so for me the free space is enough
-Blutooth seems to drain battery faster than other things, might be fixed in a firmware update(?)
-Asus android updates are slow but that is the company thing not the phone

Other Thoughts: I came onto newegg to review this phone even though I bought it on another site(free same day shipping is awesome) because I know this phone will get some reviews of people who didn't research what they are buying.

This is a BUDGET phone with a focus on BATTERY LIFE. If you aren't looking for one of those two things when considering this phone please don't rate the phone low because you didn't understand the market it is targeting. I travel a lot for work and I got tired of carrying around a spare battery or a usb charger, so far this battery is lasting far longer than anything prior I have owned. I wouldn't buy this if I was going to focus on gaming or powerful apps, spend the 30-50 dollars and get the Laser or a Honor 5x for a good mid range phone. This is by no means a power users, if you want a powerful flagship phone obviously you won't find it for <150. If you are looking for a good phone focused on long battery life even with wifi and other things running this is a great phone for you.

PNY VCGGTX750T2XPB-OC GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
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Pros: highest STOCK clock 750Ti you can purchase, at one of the lowest cost
No 6pin requirement
Decent cooling, temps never go above 60c even with a mini case with low airflow
2GB vRam

This is a great card if you have a prebuilt system, low powered system, or just a budget build.

Performance is a bit higher over the normal reviews of stock 750Ti's, near the amd 265x but without the 6 pin

Cons: Would be awesome if it had a 192 bit interface but then it wouldn't cost 149

it would also be nice if the plastic casing encased the card aside for the exhaust, unfortunately this does have some gaps where heat gets blown into the case

Other Thoughts: If you are going for a low powered, highest performing card, grab this. While the R7 265x is more powerful for the same price, it also uses more power, and is larger. So while the 265x is infact more powerful, you also have a hotter, larger, power hungry card. Make your purchase based on what you need not by brand.

As far as rebates and such go, like most vendors you get a pre-paid gift card, it can be used anywhere just like cash. No idea why you would rate it down unless you've never done a rebate.

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1150 53W BX80646G3258 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
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Pros: Decent clock speed, and cache size
Overclockable even with stock to 4.0ghz
cool tempature
Priced nearly 50 dollars below the cheapest i3, with near like performance(for gaming anyways)
Virtualization support for anything like virtualbox or vmware player
Amazing performance for a 70buck CPU, even comparative to AMD. If you don't need the APU's GPU then this beats most anything in the price range

Cons: No Hyperthreading but this is a Pentium, not sure what you are expecting

Other Thoughts: I don't know why someone would compare this to a flagship highest end CPU, of course something 1/4th the cost won't hold up to it. If your a light-moderate gamer, do office apps, with a touch of virtualization, this is the CPU to get.

Personally I bought this CPU, because I didn't want to fork out 50 more for an entry level i3. My plan is to wait for intel's next refresh cycle or when I can nab an i7 on sale. Until then this will keep me happy


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Display Name: John E.

Date Joined: 09/07/07

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