Minggu, 19 Februari 2017

Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL - Improved Specifications, The Battery Capacity Remains The Same

After launching Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL which has a screen with a width of 5.2 inches, Asus finally offer anyway ZC553KL models that carries a wider screen. Comes with a 5.5-inch landscape display, users are also pampered with a resolution that escalated into full HD 1080p. In terms of the camera, Asus also presents sensors with greater resolution on a caliber 16 megapixel rear and 8 megapixels on the front.

Its performance has now also been bolstered by the RAM capacity of 3GB. Still with a battery capacity 4.100mAh, can Zenfone 3 Max is presenting the latest performance is worth the price? Check out his review in the following article:

Enchanting with metal body

Asus Zenfone 3 Max packed in her glass-based 2.5D design typical smart phone series Zenfone other on the market. Rounded corners on each side makes it look more beautiful and comfortable in the hand. Presents a solid impression when on view, users would have to be quite careful when held for Zenfone 3 Max looked easy to leave a trail hand. On the right side pinned volume control buttons and power, while on the right setting SIM and memory card slot hybrid.

Switch on the top, users will find a 3.5mm audio port. Micro USB port can be found on the bottom. Still on the same section, Asus installed microphone and speaker holes are ready to serve music to its users.

Switch on the back, Asus to embed the camera sensor, dual LED flash and a fingerprint scanner. While at the bottom, there is the ASUS logo printed clearly complete with a description IMEI and serial number of the device.

Multitouch screen LCD IPS

Screen with 5.5 inch diagonal range selected by Asus as the front panel of Zenfone 3 Max. Unlike the previous Zenfone 3 Max series, users will also get an increase in the resolution of up to 1080p and display density to 401 ppi. IPS LCD screen that carried the ready to serve up to 400 nit brightness with the ability to read under bright sunlight is sufficient. So that the eyes do not get tired when used for reading, Asus also pinned filter blue light that can meet the user in the settings menu.
Tests showed multitouch screen capabilities Zenfone 3 Max for responding to touch 10 fingers at once. As for handling incoming notification, Asus also LED indicator on the top of the device. Similarly, blue light filter, users also enable it in the settings menu. Through Zenfone Motion feature, users can also turn on the screen when in the off position simply by tapping it twice. This feature also allows users to access the application simply by painting letters on the screen when in the off position.

Marshmallow Android 6.0

Just like the other  Zenfone 3 phone, smart phones made by Taiwanese manufacturer is already in the buried well as the Android operating system Marshmallow wrapped with Zen UI 3.0 interface. In contrast to most other Android phones that eliminates the app drawer, Zen UI 3.0 presents the view that familiar with horizontal grid containing the application installed on the device complete with search functionality as well as locking or disabling the application.

Problem customization has also been pinned store theme that provides various themes that can be downloaded for free or paid.

You can also categorize the entire application in the folder using the Smart Group. Asus Zenfone participated also fill this third series with more than 20 built-in applications are summarized in Zen UI that users can also update via the Play Store. Interestingly when users first enter Google account on your device will also get free room offers up to 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years.

Quad-Core CPU and 1GB RAM

Although priced at a relatively high price, Asus Zenfone 3 Max only fill with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 430. you are expecting high performance from this device must be prepared to be disappointed despite RAM and internal memory capacity is high enough on the size of 3GB and 32GB. Asus leaving about 20GB of space that users can use to store data.

As a source of power supply, Asus prepares for 4.100mAh promising battery endurance up to two days of use. Like the predecessor series, the Asus sales package also includes USB OTG which can be used to charge other devices.

If the battery is thinning, you can also activate the power saving mode available. The fingerprint scanner on the back in addition to secure the phone from the hands of Irresponsible can also be utilized to answer an incoming call and photographed especially for users who like taking photos with the front camera / selfie. The test results with some application benchmark performed, you can see below:

  • Antutu: 43 786
  • 3D Mark: 289
  • Mark Base: 287
  • GeekBench 4 | Single Core: Value = 639 | Multi Core: Value = 2039


With Play Music that is equipped with Snapdragon Audio + feature, the user can set the sound emitted could spoil the user's ear according to genre, bass up to preset places available. Headset to include in the sales package, Asus seems rather out of habit which usually does not include the headset in the sales of products, in order to bring the music quality is much better and the user can be also utilized for listening to FM radio broadcasts.

If you want to watch movies advised users to install a video player from the Play Store because his players did have features that are all minimal and can not display subtitles even if the format as well as very popular. It would be better if the next version of Zen UI, Asus is more focused on improving the terms of this multi media.

Already 4G

Just like the other Zenfone 3 series, Asus has also Zenfone 3 Max armed with a fast connection support 4G. Users who wish to explore the virtual world of course can also select a Wi-Fi connection or share the connection via Wireless Tethering. In terms of connectivity, Asus has also equip Zenfone 3 Max with DLNA on this device named Digital Media Server.

Camera Performance

Targeting the middle class, Asus uses a 16 megapixel camera to lure users who do like take pictures with mobile phones. In addition to providing manual mode, you can choose a series of other features such as low light mode, HDR Pro, Effect, Time Lapse up to super resolution that produces images up to 64MP resolution. With the combination of phase detection autofocus technology, laser and continuous, Zenfone 3 Max is able to lock focus objects within 0:03 seconds.

We tried to take pictures of moving objects such as street crowded with vehicles, but the results were not always good. Camera devices sometimes fail to lock focus quickly so that the resulting image looks blurry. Shooting in the room so the selling value Zenfone line showed pretty good results. In auto mode, the camera sensor is able to gather as much light. The use who want to get an image with little noise can try low-light mode.

Switch on the front camera, users can take pictures using the front camera / selfie with an 8 megapixel camera that has been equipped with a covering skin beautification mode blush, bleach the color, texture fabric softener to increase the width of the eyelid.

In addition to utilizing the virtual shutter button, users can also use the fingerprint as a shutter button. Nevertheless we feel the speed of response of the fingerprint scanner belongs Zenfone 3 Max was very poor. As for video recording, the device's camera you can use to capture video at 1080p resolution.


With a price of around $ 310 USD, Asus embed Android operating system Marshmallow, Zenfone 3 Max ready to bring a camera with good quality with a battery life of up to 2 days of usage. The price is quite expensive and large-capacity battery, which carried, Asus Zenfone 3 Max would have to be ready to compete with LG X Power and Xiaomi Redmi Pro.

The percentage reduction in battery:

  • GAME HD: 15%

- 151.4 X 76.2 X 8.3 mm, 175g
- Dual SIM, LTE / 3G / HSPA / 2G
- Marshmallow Android 6.0
- MicroSD
- 5.5 Inches: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 16M color, 1920x1080 pixels (~ 401 ppi pixel density)
- 1.4 GHz: Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Octa-core Cortex-A53; GPU: Adreno 505

A positive value:
- Battery capacity 4.100mAh
- Camera 16 MP
- Rich pitur and native applications

Negative values:
- There is no typical Zen music player UI
- The video player minimal features
- The fingerprint scanner is less responsive

Removable battery: No
Multitouch: Yes
Dual SIM: Yes
4G LTE: Yes
Infrared: No
USB On-the-go: Yes
GPS: Yes
Browser: Yes
Camera: Yes
Memory external: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Dual camera: Yes
4K video recording: Yes
Video player: Yes
Music player: Yes
Radio FM: No

Color: Ceramic black and white

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