Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL Unboxing And First Impressions - The Midrange All Rounder You Need?
|Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL in the flesh!|
Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) Specs
Unboxing / Accessories
|Here's the box!|
The ZC553KL reminded us of both the Zen 3 Laser and the smaller Zen 3 Max, which is a great thing!
|View on top showing 3.5 mm jack|
|Mic, micro USB charging port, and single speaker below|
|Ejectable SIM slot at left|
|Power button and volume rocker at right|
Initial findings1. We enjoyed the its bigger 5.5 inch screen with sharper FHD resolution much better than the regular Zen 3 Max with 5.2 inch screen.
2. Again, Asus did a good job in making a premium looking phone in the midrange segment. It's really refined and beautiful all over.
3. Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL has some minor stutters in opening and closing apps. Hopefully, that won't be the case with the 3 GB RAM retail unit that'll arrive here this December
4. It's 16 MP main camera is fully loaded on paper that has an f/2.0 lens w/ Tri-tech AF, 4 Axis OIS, Axis EIS and dual tone LED flash. In front, it is also now bigger at 8 MP coming from 5 MP. Initially, we like the results much better now.
5. It has LED notification on top, the fingerprint scanner works faster than the Zen 3 Max w/ 5.2 inch screen, and has OTG w/ reverse charging option.
|Less grains in dim light|
|Bright enough even at night using HDR Pro! (Acceptable grains)|
|8 MP wide angle selfie sample|
As of the momentSo far, we think that Asus was able to fix most of the issues we found from the smaller ZenFone 3 Max. The Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL feels and looks better, has a more capable chip, and improved cameras. Initially, we think that this is poised to be the best entry-midrange Asus offering before the year ends.
For our full review: Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL Review - Bigger And Better!