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Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL


Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL (Zenfone Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) 8 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, glossy: yes
32 GB internal
Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 151 x 76 ( = 0.31 x 5.94 x 2.99 in)
4100 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 83% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL review - The well-priced ASUS ZenFone 3 all-rounder
Source: Tech Nave English version
Overall, the ASUS ZenFone 3 ZC553KL ticks all the boxes in terms of design, performance, battery life and price. Currently at RM869, it is well below RM1K and fairly affordable while providing a good, long-lasting smartphone experience that will satisfy Malaysia’s masses. It also looks fairly good with its thin metal body and could easily be mistaken for a more premium phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL preview
Source: GSM Arena English version
The Asus Zenfone 3 Max is a decent all-round product, with a good mix of features and performance. The design is good and the phone feels well built. The display quality is impressive and one of the best in its class. The performance for day to day is adequate and the battery life is excellent. It also ships with a fairly decent set of cameras. Overall, nothing that will blow you away but pretty good nonetheless.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/09/2017

Foreign Reviews

Das Akku-Wunder von Asus
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2017
60% Nur Die Akkulaufzeit Kann Überzeugen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
94% Asus ZenFone Max (16 GB)
Source: Computerbild - 01/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 94%
Smartphone Asus Zenfone 3 Max Zc553Kl - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Recenzja Asusa Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 100% workmanship: 85%
Review ASUS Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL: Lebih Powerful, Baterai Tetap Awet!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN version
Positive: Long battery life; beautiful design; nice display; low price. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot; no fast charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017
Представяне на ASUS Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) – 5.5″ Full HD екран, Snapdragon 430, 16MP камера и 4100mAh батерия
Source: BU→EN version
Positive: Nice display; large screen; decent hardware; good cameras; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2017


Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

430: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X6 LTE (Cat. 4) modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.175 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).

78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01-11 (Update: 2017-01-11)