Asus ZenFone 3 Max

Asus ZenFone 3 Max

Pros

  • Big battery (4130 mAh)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (282 ppi)

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The main highlight of the Asus Zenfone 3 Max is its 4,100mAh battery. That's pretty impressive by modern standards, but it's worth noting that last year's Zenfone 2 Max came with an even larger 5,000mAh battery. Other specs for the Zenfone 3 Max include a 5.2-inch IPS display running at 1920 by 1080 pixels, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of integrated storage, and a fingerprint scanner.

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Display

  • Display size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 282 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 67.64 %
  • Peak brightness:
    • 400 cd/m2 (nit)
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Rear camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Video recording:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 5.89 x 2.90 x 0.34 inches (149.5 x 73.7 x 8.55 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.22 oz (148 g)
      the average is 5.8 oz (165 g)
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray

Hardware & Performance

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • MediaTek
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-T720
  • RAM:

    RAM - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 3 GB RAM
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 128 GB
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0, 6.0), ASUS Zen UI

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4130 mAh
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1261 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 30.0 days (720 hours)
      the average is 24 days (586 h)
  • Internet use:
    • Wi-Fi:
      • 18 hours
  • Music playback:
    • 87.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 15.00 hours

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots, Shared with microSD

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Asus ZC520TL



Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Asus ZenFone 3 Max 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • RAM:

    RAM - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 2 GB RAM
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB

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