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Wrapping up the ASUS ZenFone 3 Max 5.5-inch (ZC553KL) review

ASUS ZenFone 3 5.5-inch (ZC553KL)
  • 9/10
    Design & Materials - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Software - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Connectivity - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Screen - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Specifications - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Camera - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Battery - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Value - 9/10


It’s not easy to summarize the ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL. It’s a big upgrade from its 5.2-inch sibling, and the large battery with reverse charging capability is a blessing. Best yet – it is priced at RM 999 only.

Here’s the deal – the ZC553KL is definitely¬†the proper upgrade from the first generation ZenFone Max. It is aimed towards those who want a long-lasting battery. Performance is as what I’d expect to get from a sub-RM 1,000 phone. By sub RM1k, I meant that the ZenFone 3 Max 5.5-inch ZC553KL is officially priced at RM 999.

ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL

In some ways, I still wish that ASUS would go for two independent SIM card slots and a separate microSD card slot instead of having a combo slot. Then, go for a chipset that uses FinFET transistors (learn more here), and go for a 5,000mAh battery.

Where to buy?

You’d properly know what I’m not a fan of paying full price – and that’s why I quickly scoured the internet and found out that you can actually get a brand new ZC553KL for less than RM900, and it’s available in¬†Sand Gold, Titanium Gray, Glacier Silver and Rose Pink.
Click here for the full list of deals for the ZC553KL over at Lazada!

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