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Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL

Specifications

Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL
Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23.3 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/​900/​1,800/​1,900), UMTS (850/​900/​2,100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 154 x 76.9 ( = 0.35 x 6.06 x 3.03 in)
Battery
19 Wh, 5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Quick Charge
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, videos @ 1080p/30fps (main camera); 5,0 MP, depth of field, wide angle lense (secondary camera)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 8.0MP, f/​2.2, LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: bottom-facing mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, USB OTG dongle, headset, USB power supply, USB cable, SIM tool, Themes, Selfie Master, Mobile Manager, Asus Webstorage, 24 Months Warranty, USB OTG, bandwidth (download/​upload): 150Mbps/​50Mbps (LTE), SAR: 0,302 W/kg (head), 1,2 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
181 g ( = 6.38 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
269 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.78% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 51%, features: 66%, display: 72% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL

82.7% Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Marathon runner. The ZenFone 4 Max is supposed to combine maximum battery life with awesome photo quality. Accordingly, it is equipped not just with a dual-camera, but even a wide-angle lens. That said, all that glitters is not (rose) gold, as we found out during our camera tests.
ASUS ZenFone 4 Max review: Is a big battery enough?
Source: Hardware Zone English
If all you care about is battery life, the ZenFone 4 Max may be the phone for you (although even then, you should take a look at the Nokia 2), but if design, display, camera, performance, or features like NFC and 802.11ac Wi-Fi (which honestly should be standard on all phones by now) are at least somewhat important, look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/16/2018
60% Asus ZenFone 4 Max: Big Battery Can't Mask the Blandness
Source: Tom's Guide English
The cheapest ZenFone 4 is a perfectly serviceable smartphone with great battery life and dual cameras, all for $200. Unfortunately for Asus, other drawbacks make this phone difficult to recommend over the budget competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Asus Zenfone 4 Max Review
Source: Phone Arena English
We must say, Asus’ first of the Zenfone 4 lineup has us encouraged. Retailing for $200, competition is plentiful, but the Zenfone 4 Max makes a respectable case for itself. We love how fluid and snappy the device is, throwing in a gigantic battery didn’t hurt either. Better yet, it doesn’t feel like its packing 5000mAh in there judging by its weight, though it most certainly is. While the dual camera has its issues, it is certainly competent for the price point. The display's 720p resolution and washed out colors do make our hearts (and eyes) hurt when viewing anything other than full screen media or relatively large text, but all in all, we’re happy we met you, Zenfone Max 4, and we can’t wait to meet your siblings.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenfone 4 Max hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The phone market is currently in serious need of a smartphone that can fill the gap left by the Lenovo P2. If the Zenfone 4 Max can deliver on even a fraction of the company’s battery claims, it could be the phone that plugs it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2017
ASUS Zenfone 4 MAX Review: Battery Life Over Everything Else?
Source: Manila Shaker English
The Zenfone 4 Max has only one specific purpose, and that is to provide enough battery life to last you more than a day. It isn’t spectacular, however, and other than the wide-angle double-lens camera, I personally think the Zenfone 4 would be a better choice despite the slightly higher price tag, if you really are looking for a basic phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2017
ASUS Zenfone 4 Max Video Review
Source: Yugatech English
One of the members of the new Zenfone 4 lineup from ASUS is the battery-centric ASUS Zenfone 4 Max. Its main feature is its 5,000mAh battery, but it also packs features that make it a good all-around phone. How much has it improved from its predecessors? Find out in our video review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2017
ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Review: Best Budget Big Battery Smartphone
Source: Unbox English
ASUS has managed to improve their Max line of smartphones with the ZF4 Max. With new camera tricks, a better, sleeker ZenUI interface and legendary battery life, the ZF4 Max is one of the best phones you can buy right now under 10K.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2017
ASUS Zenfone 4 Max (ZC554KL) Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Zenfone 4 Max, is a mix of the old and the new. It has the old Snapdragon 430 CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and HD display found in its predecessors, but with a new and more attractive design, dual rear cameras, and larger 5,000mAh battery. With an SRP of Php9,995, the Zenfone 4 Max is designed for users who are looking for a device with features found in more expensive devices but can withstand heavy usage and doesn’t break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2017
ASUS ZenFone 4 Max 5.5-inch Quick Review: Big Battery Budget King?
Source: Unbox English
Surprisingly enough, ASUS has toned down the amount of bloatware in ZenUI, their custom interface that’s layered on top of Android Nougat. Instead of more than 20 apps updating when we first setup the phone for our use, the app list has been whittled down to less than 10. There’s far less pre-installed crap on the device this time around, and while we still want a mostly pure Android experience on our phones, this particular compromise is more than okay.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2017

Foreign Reviews

70% Drei Tage wach
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
62% ASUS ZenFone 4 Max
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 62%
72% Asus Zenfone 4 Max großer Akku, kleine Dualkamera
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 63% display: 63% mobility: 90%
Starker Akku, Aber Nicht Viel Mehr
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2017
80% Recensione Asus ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
71% Recensione Asus Zenfone 4 Max
Source: Esperienza Mobile Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 71%
67% Recensione Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL: batteria mostruosa, rivedibili le prestazioni
Source: Optima Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 67% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
76% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 4 Max: una buona proposta
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 72% features: 70% display: 72% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 85%
78% Recensione ASUS Zenfone 4 Max
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Preview Asus ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; metal case; excellent display; decent hardware; good cameras; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2018
ASUS Zenfone 4 Max: doppia fotocamera e lunga autonomia sulla fascia media
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Positive: Metal case; nice dual cameras; high autonomy; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Low performance; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2017
ASUS Zenfone 4 Max: autonomia al top e doppia fotocamera | Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice performance; solid workmanship. Negative: Mediocre design; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Asus Zenfone 4 Max Hands-On: Buona Batteria Ma Niente Di Più
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; nice performance; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2017
70% Asus Zenfone 4 Max incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Смартфон Asus Zenfone 4 Max: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 60% display: 74% mobility: 100%
100% ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (превью)
Source: Ru.PcMag.com RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Обзор ASUS ZenFone 4 Max: снимает и заряжает
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good cameras; excellent display; long battery life. Negative: No USB-C; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2017
75% Đánh giá chi tiết Zenfone 4 Max: Camera góc rộng vui vẻ, pin trâu, giá rẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Trên tay Zenfone 4 Max không còn Pro: Thêm một thiết bị giá rẻ có camera góc rộng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice cameras; decent hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2017
Trên tay Zenfone 4 Max và Zenfone 4 Max Pro: Pin 5.000 mAh, camera kép, sắp bán tại Việt Nam
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good dual cameras; solid workmanship; metal case. Negative: Heavy; poor display.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2017

Comment

Model: The Asus ZenFone 4 Max is a mid-range smartphone that completes with Snapdragon 430 SOC, 4 GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch HD display, and a 13 MP dual rear-facing camera. The highlight of the ZenFone 4 Max is undoubtedly the 5000 mAh battery. If users are interested in long battery life or wide-angle photography, this phone is immediately worth consideration. The ZenFone 4 Max has some other battery tricks too. The included PowerMaster app provides tools and diagnostics to squeeze even more longevity out of a charge while monitoring battery health. The phone allows for reverse charging through a packaged USB on-the-go cable, meaning a user can top off their headphones, smartwatch or other mobile device using the ZenFone as an external power pack. For appearance, the ZenFone 4 Max is made predominantly of metal, and the backside is a clean hunk of aluminum with breaks near the top and bottom. At the front, with big bezels, a rectangular fingerprint sensor/home button and mirrored capacitive navigation keys, this Asus handset could have been built by other companies. At 181 g (6.4 ounces) and 9 millimeters thick, the device is a bit more cumbersome, most probably due to the big capacity battery, which is bulkier. The Asus ZenFone 4 Max is powered by quad-core processor and it comes with 4 GB of RAM. The phone packs 64 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 256GB via a microSD card. The ZenFone 4 Max is a competent performer for less demanding users. Exploring the world in Google Maps, streaming video on YouTube and juggling tabs in Chrome didn't slow the phone down.

As far as the cameras are concerned, Asus has taken this lesson to heart with the ZenFone 4 Max, providing the camera with two lenses: one 13-megapixel shooter with a f/2.0 aperture and electronic image stabilization, and a wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field-of-view, rated at 5-MP. Switching between camera lenses on the ZenFone is easy, thanks to a toggle located right above the shutter button. As for the display, the ZenFone 4 Max features a 720p LCD display which is 5.5 inches large. The ZenFone's display gets pretty bright. The ZenFone 4 Max delivered a peak brightness of 461 nits, surpassing the 433-nit average. This may not be the best panel among competitors, but the ZenFone's screen has its advantages. Although the ZenFone 4 Max runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, it also employs Asus' ZenUI custom interface. Asus ZenFone 4 Max accepts two Nano-SIMs. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include a Proximity sensor, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor and gyroscope. The Zenfone Max series has always been the focus for those who prioritize battery life over other specifications. This version is no different. It has great specs for a mid-range device and provides a extraordinary battery life. Its main competitor is the Xiaomi Mi Max.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 505: 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.
5.5":

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.
0.181 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).


74.78%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-08-25 (Update: 2017-08-25)