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5.5-inch ASUS Zenfone 3 Max arrives in PH

ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) Philippines

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

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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

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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.

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