Aside from the regular ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) with 5.2 inch screen and MediaTek chip, Asus silently uploaded a bigger and better variant of this phone in their website few days back!
|Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL Snapdragon 430|
Dubbed as the Asus ZenFone 3 Max ( ZC553KL), it is a meticulously crafted metal clad handset with larger 5.5 inch FHD IPS screen w/ 2.5D curve glass, Bluelight filter eye protection, and scratch resistance.
Under the hood, it reminds me of a slightly lesser ZenFone 3 Laser (ZC551KL) with the use of the same 64 bit Snapdragon 430 chip paired with Adreno 505 GPU that can handle heavy 3D games quite well. It has either 2 or 3 GB RAM, 32 GB expandable storage, and large 4,100 mAh battery capacity w/ reverse charging (powerbank mode) technology.
|Better 16 MP main camera!|
The major improvement coming from the regular ZenFone 3 Max is it is now using a better main camera w/ bigger and brighter sensor. It is now using a 16 MP main camera w/ f/2.0 aperture, 5P element lens, PDAF, 2nd gen laser autofocus, Tri-tech AF, dual real tone LED flash, manual controls, and 32 seconds long exposure capability. In front, there's an 8 MP f/2.2 w/ wide angle lens for selfies and video calls.
On top of that the handset now has an IR Blaster for remote, WiFi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 w/ EDR, gyroscope sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The phone loads with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS w/ ZenUI 3.0 out of the box.
Asus ZenFone 3 Max ( ZC553KL) Specs
Display: 5.5 Inch FHD IPS 1920 x 1080 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass w/ scratch resistance at 401 ppi
CPU: 1.4 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 430 octa core processor
GPU: Adreno 505
RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
ROM: 32 GB expandable storage via micro SD card slot
Back Camera: 16 MP f/2.0 w/ Tri-tech AF, 4 Axis OIS, Axis EIS and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP f/2.2 w/ wide angle lens
Battery: 4,100 mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ ZenUI 3.0
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, IR Blaster, GPS, A GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerator, compass, gyroscope, proximity, hall, light
Others: Fingerprint sensor, Colors: sand gold, glacier silver, titanium gray, rose gold
Dimensions: 151.4 x 76.24 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 175 g
This model of the Asus ZenFone 3 Max looks great on paper with all those improvements in specs. However, there's still no word about its price and availability. Let's just hope that Asus will bring this goodie in PH soon.
What do you think guys?