The bigger Zenfone 3 Max is here.
ASUS Philippines has brought the bigger sibling of the ZC520TL – the Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL). Aside from the bigger size, it also brings a lot more to the table with improvements in the internals as well as the display.
It flaunts a 5.5-inch 1080 IPS 2.5D contoured glass screen up front while the chipset running the show has been upgraded to a 64-bit 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430. The RAM gets 1GB more, now with a total of 3GB. Plenty of storage onboard with 32GB and expansion support for up to 256GB. Unfortunately, it uses a hybrid slot which means that you can only use 1 SIM if you decide to use a microSD.
Read: ASUS Zenfone 3 Review
The 5.5-inch Zenfone 3 Max is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection and laser autofocus, and dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 and 1080p video recording capabilities.
ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) Specs
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
- Adreno 505 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
- 4G LTE
- 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection, laser AF, dual LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- USB OTG support
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Dimensions: 151.4 x 76.24 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 175g
- Colors: Titanium Gray/Glacier Silver/Rose Pink/Sand Gold
- 4100mAh battery, power bank function
Probably the only setback on the Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) is it actually has a smaller battery than the 5.2-inch model. It’s only by 30mAh which means nothing in the real world, but the better resolution and screen size would definitely take a toll. Not to mention the more powerful processor used. The good news is that it has fast charging technology support, so filling up the battery won’t take too long.
The Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) is priced at Php10,995 and it’s currently available for pre-order (Php500 fee) on the new ASUS Zenfone store at Glorietta, Makati City.