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ASUS ZenFone 3 Max

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max
alaScore 90

166 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of ASUS ZenFone 3 Max. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and design. The price and durability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the camera and usability. There are some mixed opinions about the screen.

durability, price, design, battery

performance, usability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ASUS ZenFone 3 Max is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Shobhit Varma (

Asus ZenFone 3 Max review: A rather odd device review


A good phone marred by a low-end processor

Stellar battery life ; Good camera ; Premium and classy design

Extremely low-end processor ; Overpriced ; Average display ; Heavy and laggy UI

While the ZenFone 3 Max has a good camera, stellar battery life and a premium design, the decidedly low-end processor and laggy UI pull it down massively. The ZenFone 3 has a few positives such as stellar battery life, a decent camera and a great...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL preview: A closer look


A few months back, ASUS announced its Zenfone 3 range. It's a collection of several devices, with specs ranging from affordable to high-end devices such as the Zenfone 3 Deluxe and the Zenfone 3 Ultra. The Zenfone 3 Max is at the bottom end of this...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL Smartphone Review


Long battery life, limited performance. Asus' ZenFone 3 Max aims to impress with its high-capacity battery and satisfy all runtime-junkies. However, they will have to make compromises in other aspects as our test shows.

solid, slim metal casing ; good memory configuration ; USB OTG ; dual-SIM ; relatively fast GPS ; low temperatures ; very good battery life ; low power consumption ; relatively bright screen without bluish tint

12-month warranty only ; outdated security patches ; some awkward software ; clashing speaker ; tinny microphone sound ; occasional low performance

Asus' ZenFone 3 Max keeps its most important promise: Its battery life is really extremely long. As pleasing as this is, we have to say that LG's X Power even surpasses this runtime. We like the review sample's casing; it is very high-quality for this...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (

Asus ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 review: Good build, great battery; but for Rs 17,999 look elsewhere


What has Asus done to justify that 80 percent bump in price over the original ZenFone Max? More importantly, has the company done enough?

I can’t for the life of me figure out why Asus has priced the ZenFone 3 Max as they did. I appreciate the battery life and the build quality at this asking price of Rs 17,999, but that sluggish SoC completely ruins the experience for me. The camera is...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (

Asus ZenFone 3 Max review: Long-lasting battery, dependable hardware


Asus Zenfone 3 Max is a very stylish smartphone with a dependable battery life and performance.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Abhishek Baxi (

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) review


Like the entire ZenFone lineup, the ASUS ZenFone 3 is a decent smartphone. However, even with the premium pitch, there's no stand out factor running for it. It looks good on paper, but the real-world performance is limited – and would only meet the...

Good, ergonomic design ; Exceptional battery life

Iffy fingerprint sensor ; Average performance ; No Gorilla Glass protection ; Price

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Divyang Makwana (

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC550KL) Review


ASUS Zenfone 3 Max launched in India. It's more of a battery-life-oriented phone (4,100 mAh). About 5.2-inch sized and covered by a metallic body with 2.5D

Strong Built ; Decent Camera ; Long Battery Life ; Fast Fingerprint Scanner

Mediocre CPU processing ; Weak Touch Responsiveness, Prone to Smudges

People already wants a phone with longer battery life and you are the one, consider it if you like the brand value. There are some alternatives to it like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which also comes to play when it’s a showdown for the battery runtime,...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Bikram Singh Negi (

Asus Zenfone 3 Max Review- The Latest Premium Smartphone under 20K


Asus Zenfone Max 3 is a unibody curved display smartphone that has decent performance with good battery backup and camera quality.

• Metal Design ; • Snappy performance ; • Good battery life ; • Big bright display ; • Good camera

• Costly ; • Average sound performance ; • Average multi tasking performance ; • Too much bloatware

The Asus Zenfone 3 Max impresses when it comes to gaming performance, video playback and battery backup. The battery lasts more than a day in average usage and about a day in heavy usage. The screen is visible in direct sunlight and color is rendering...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Divyang Makwana (

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) Hands on [Images]


ASUS ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) is the latest ASUS smartphone in India. It packs a 4,100 mAh battery and features a metallic design and 2.5D curved glass.

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4100 / 4130 / 5000
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):18 / 19
Continuous audio playback time:72 / 87
Continuous video playback time:15
Standby time (2G):38
Standby time (3G):38 / 720
Standby time (4G):38 / 912
Talk time (2G):17
Talk time (3G):17 / 20
Talk time (4G):17

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:12
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Optical Zoom:2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13 / 16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer: Yes
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y


Brand colour:Titanium grey
Colour of product:Black, Navy / Gold / Gold, Sand / Grey / Grey, Titanium / Pink / Pink gold / Silver / Titanium
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Gold / Grey


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400 / 450
Display diagonal:13.2 / 14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 700 / 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED / IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:2 / 3


Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G:Y / Yes
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR / 4.1 / 4.1+EDR / 4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MicroSIM + NanoSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Google Drive

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505 / Adreno 506 / Mali T720
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, File manager
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Themes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor boost frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:MEDIATEK / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.25 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 2
Processor Model:430 / 625 / MSM 8937 / MT6737


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 6.0 / 6.0 + ASUS ZenUI 3.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow / Android 6.0 + ZenUI 3.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 3 / 3072
Internal RAM clock speed:800
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 2048 / 32
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4
RAM clock speed:800
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Drive

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:149.5 / 7.99 / 73.7 / 76.2 / 76.4 / 8.3 / 8.55
Height :10.9 / 14.9 / 149.5 / 151.4 / 154.3 / 8.3 / 8.55
Weight:148 / 160 / 168 / 170 / 175
Width:149.5 / 151.4 / 153.4 / 7.37 / 73.7 / 76.2 / 77