ASUS Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) Review

The ASUS Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) is a new member from the Zenfone 3 series that ensures greater performance and power to your mobile. The smartphone comes with a bigger battery and an enriched camera that enabled it to achieve 721 distinguished awards. The Zenfone 3 Max allows you to work and play all day long without exhausting the battery. It also works as a power bank, allowing to recharge other cell phones without losing any power itself. So with enormous energy and life get ready to get this powerful companion in your hands.

Key specifications of Zenfone 3 Max



Display and Dimensions

The Zenfone 3 Max is equipped with a premium design and build quality that delivers an exceptional feeling and experience to your hands. The body can be naturally felt in your hands, making it grip firmly. Its 5.5-inch full HD IPS display brings out lifelike pictures and content with the amazing detail you have never seen before. It’s intense brightness is suitable for viewing under any lighting condition, whether it’s indoor or outdoor. The phone’s bezel is slim as 2.25mm and it is less bulky, weighing 175 grams, making it easier to carry in your hands or in your pocket. The phone display contains a Bluelight filter to make it convenient to your eyes and the anti-fingerprint technology avoids finger marks on the display screen. The display also supports glove touch.

Battery and Performance

The Zenfone 3 Max has a high-capacity 4100mAh non-removable battery that enables the phone to run all through the day. With a single full charge, the phone supports 38 days standby and lets you talk, browse, watch, and play without losing power. The phone supports 17 hours of 3G talk time, 19 hours of WiFi web browsing, and 72 hours of music playback. The battery is so extensive that it enables charging other digital devices by transforming into a power bank. So in case you are carrying additional gadgets with you, you won’t need to worry about them losing power because the Zenfone 3 Max is here. Believe it or not, you can use zenfone 3 max as 4G hotspot for more than 2 and half days without connecting the device to wall adapter.

The Zenfone 3 Max features a powerful Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor that delivers superb performance with the speed you have never experienced before. With its superior energy, you can shoot sharp images at an excellent speed and record or edit FHD videos with less battery consumption. The phone can run any app without lags or delay with its super-fast 3GB RAM. In short, you can enjoy the high-definition video streaming, play games with powerful graphics, and perform the extensive tasks without lacking the phone performance. The phone supports 32GB internal memory, letting you store the maximum apps and content. You can also upgrade it with an SD card up to 128GB external storage capacity. Other storage options include Google Drive 100GB free space and ASUS Web Storage of 5GB or lifetime.

The Zenfone 3 Max comes with Fingerprint Sensor that can unlock your phone within a second. The fingerprint sensor is perfectly positioned so that you feel easy to access it by holding your phone. The sensor is coated with 4 layers, including the flexible printed circuit at the core, followed by the Sensor IC and diamond cut, and lastly with a smooth coating.


The Zenfone 3 Max contains a rear 16MP PixelMaster camera that can shoot amazingly stunning high-resolution pictures with zero shutter lag. Equally, the front 8M camera can capture sharp selfies and clear video chats. With the Laser AF technology, you can instantly focus on subjects and track them with the combined three focusing technologies, namely laser, phase detection, and continuous auto-focus. The electronic image stabilizer (EIS) can capture shake-free and steady videos with its three- axis.

The PixelMaster is loaded with powerful camera modes that let you capture a variety of scenes under any lighting condition. The HDR mode lets you clearly view through daytime shadow and this expands the dynamic range by 4 times and improves brightness by up to 400%. It’s Super Resolution captures a plenty of shots concurrently and its Low Light mode takes bright and clear photos even in dark lighting conditions.


The ASUS Zenfone 3 Max runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, providing a super-fast navigation and performance. The interface is improved with the addition of the latest ZenUI 3.0 interface to brighten your mobile experience and improve the performance. ZenUI provides real-time weather updates, animations, and a stylish clock widget to give the home screen a unique look. You can smoothly swipe through the apps, navigate, and scroll without any lag or any other issue. The ZenUI skin gives a blurring effect to the background so that you can focus on the front. You can also customize the screen as you like by getting themes, wallpapers, and icons from Zen store. The software also features Game Genie, which is packed with brilliant features to enhance your gaming experience. Game Genie features a pop-up search window to get the tips while you play and lets you use the booster feature to speed up your gaming. You can also broadcast your gameplay live via YouTube or Twitch.


The ASUS Zenfone 3 Max comes with a price tag of Rs. 17,999, available with e-commerce giant Flipkart. The manufacturer provides 1-year warranty for the phone and 6 months warranty for its accessories. The box will contain the phone, USB cable, 10 W adapter, user manual, warranty card, and the headset.

The ASUS Zenfone 3 Max is incredibly the most powerful and upgraded smartphone from the Zenfone 3 series, which is not only great for using, but also ensures work productivity and full-on entertainment.

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