Asus had launched Zenfone 3 Max in two variants in the month of November this year with 5.2 inch (ZC520TL) display at Rs. 12,999 which started selling immediately after launch and 5.5 inch (ZC553KL) display variant which is priced Rs. 17,999. This latter variant is also available now on select ASUS Preferred Partner’s retail outlets and all major Online Sales Portals.
The difference between the two variants is display size, camera configurations, expandable storage and processor capabilities.
The Zenfone 3 Max ((ZC553KL) features a 5.5 inch FHD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and comes with 2.5D contoured glass. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be extended upto 128GB via microSD card.
On the photographic front, this phone is mounted with 16MP PixelMaster rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, five-prism lens, 0.03s Laser AF, Phase Detection AF, Electronic Image stabilisation for videos and Dual Flash. This camera has 64MP Super Resolution and comes with various modes such as Super HDR, Low Light, Panorama, Beautification and Time Lapse etc. For the selfies, this phone is equipped with 8MP PixelMaster front camera with f/2.2 aperture.
This phone is also packed with 4100mAh battery which is claimed to provide up to 38 days of standby time on 4G, 17 hours of talk time on 3G, 72 hours of music playback, 18 hours of video playback and 19 hours of Wi-Fi Web browsing. With this battery, you can also do Reverse Charging of your other devices and it also has Super Saving mode to enhance its life.
It also comes with fingerprint scanner on the back which is claimed to unlock the phone swiftly in 0.3 seconds. Besides unlocking, you can also capture selfies with the fingerprint scanner. It runs on Android Marshmallow OS with ZenUI 3.0 on top of it.
On the connectivity front, this phone offers options of 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1,Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot. This phone has hybrid Dual SIM slots. The first slot support Micro SIM (3G/4G) and second slot is for Nano SIM (3G/4G) or Micro SD.
This phone also has premium-crafted all-aluminum-alloy design with slim 2.25mm bezel and 73% screen-to-body ratio. It comes in Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver, and Sand Gold colors. This phone has dimensions of 151.4 x 76.24 x 8.3mm and its weight is 175g.