Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL Review!


Asus launched their latest device, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max last month which is an upgrade to its previous device that is the Zenfone Max. The previous model featured a 5000mbattery while this one has a smaller battery of 4100mAh.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL Full Review


Similar to the Zenfone 3 range devices, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max features a metal unibody and edged curves for good handling. The device comes with a 5.5inch FHD Display. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top, and a fingerprint scanner at the backside. There are three capacitive buttons on the front side of the device, but they’re not backlit, making them a little difficult to use in the dark. There are two LED sensors; one at the top and other below the surface of the front side of the device. The phone is just 8.3mm thick and weighs 175g. The ZenFone 3 Max also has a much better screen-to-body ratio of 73 percent.


The ZenFone 3 Max has some other notable differences while comparing it to the Zenfone 3 and one of the main difference is that the Zenfone 3 Max features the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. The Zenfone 3 Max comes with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 128GB using a microSD card) and 4G LTE with VoLTE.

The Asus ZenFone 3 Max runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with the Zen UI OS. The device runs on a power packed 4100mAH battery which can easily last for a day or two on an average usage. Though the device is compatible of the Quick Charge, Asus made it come with a slow bundled charger which is one of the biggest drawbacks of the device.


TH Zenfone 3 max comes with a fairly moderate processor, the Snapdragon 430. This becomes a bottleneck for the whole phone as it is not a very capable processor. If you are buying this phone to play some high definition games or similar then please look elsewhere. In the time I used the phone, I didn’t face any lag or even lack of power as My daily use comprises of phone calls, surfing, watching youtube videos and a=some 2D games. If you aren’t a gamer and would be playing some small games on the way to commute then this can exceed your expectations on that. Snapdragon 430 is very power efficient processor and this is the main reason why Asus chose this over any high-end processor say Snapdragon 652.

There is no use of benchmarks as we already know the results but still.

Zenfone 3 max ZC553KL Benchmarks


The rear camera is a 16MP f/2.0 unit with PDAF and Laser-assist focussing. It also features EIS, a super-resolution mode, HDR, low-light mode, etc. Asus claimed that the device’s camera can focus within 0.03 seconds but in real life its nowhere near 0.03s. Maybe 1 or 2 seconds. The pictures shot in good lighting is sharp and clear. The dynamic range of the phone is also good and can easily transform from dark to a lighter background.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max- Battery

The Zenfone 3 Max has a really impressive battery and this is where the phone rocks. The 4100mAH battery can easily last up to 48hours on an average usage. The device can also be used as a portable power bank, the Zenfone Max 3 can charge other devices with the reverse OTG Method and an OTG cable is also given in the box to make things go easy.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max- Price and Verdict

The Asus Zenfone 3 Max costs Rs. 17,999 in India. This phone is not for everyone. If you often travel especially on long tours then this if for you. If you are fed up of carrying a power bank every time you go out as your phone battery dies then this phone is for you.

Zenfone 3 Max













  • Great Camera
  • Large battery


  • Priced on a higher side

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