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Unboxing: ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.5-inch

By Chester Labaco - 25 Nov 2016

Unboxing: ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.5-inch

Now that we had some fun with the ASUS ZenFone 3 5.5-inch, it’s time to take a look at the other phones in the ZenFone 3 range. Today, we’ll be having a quick unboxing of the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5-inch version (ZC553KL).

Before we take a look at the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5, here is a quick specification sheet of the phone:

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Octa-core)
  • Adreno 505
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch FullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, 2.5D glass display
  • 32GB of Internal Storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD slot)
  • Rear Camera: 16MP, f2/0, with laser focus and dual tone flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.2
  • Dual SIM (one dedicated, one hybrid for SIM or microSD)
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0 with ZenUI 3.0 on top.
  • 4100mAh battery

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 comes in a traditional sleeved box that most ASUS phones come nowadays.

Once the sleeve is off, you’re left with the phone, a charger, a microUSB cable, a USB OTG cable, a pair of earphones with several additional silicone earphone tips, and the usual documentation.

The back is composed of brushed aluminum that feels good to the touch.

At the top are the 16MP, f2/0 camera and the dual tone flash, while the fingerprint sensor is located just below the camera bump.

Located at the side are the volume rocker and the power button, while the bottom houses the microUSB port and magnetic speakers.

Compared to the ZenFone 3 Max 5.2, the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 has a FullHD (1080p) screen instead of a HD (720p) of the 5.2 version. Both phones are armed with a 4100mAh battery.

Here’s a quick comparison sheet between the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 version and the 5.2 version:

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.5 ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Octa-core) Mediatek MT6737M (Quad-core)
Adreno 505 Mali-T720MP2
3GB RAM 3GB RAM
32GB Internal Storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD) 32GB Internal Storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD)
5.5-inch FullHD IPS, 2.5D glass display 5.2-inch HD IPS, 2.5D glass display
Rear: 16MP, f/2.0, with laser focus and dual tone flash Rear: 13MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 8MP, f/2.2 Front: 5MP, f/2.0
Dual SIM (dedicated, hybrid) Dual SIM (dedicated, hybrid)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0 Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ZenUI 3.0
4100mAh battery 4100mAh

The ZenFone 3 Max 5.2 is priced at PhP 8,995. At this time, we’ve yet to confirm the official price of the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5.