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Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 reviews of Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and durability are generally positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback. The size and usability get critical reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

battery, performance, screen, durability, camera

usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and performance. Reviews are divided on the portability, and there are some less positive reviews about the usability.

battery, performance, durability

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS ZenFone Max ZC550KL-6A011WW 16GB 4G Black - smartphones (Dual SIM, Android, MicroSIM, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, LTE, Micro-USB)ASUS ZenFone Max ZC550KL-6A011WW 16GB 4G Black - smartphones (Dual SIM, Android, MicroSIM, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA, LTE, Micro-USB)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance. The price is also appreciated.

price, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL 5.5" 13MP 5000mAh 16GB Smartphone - Black/International Version/No WarrantyAsus Zenfone Max ZC550KL 5.5" 13MP 5000mAh 16GB Smartphone - Black/International Version/No Warranty

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Sheldon Pinto (tech.firstpost.com)

Asus Zenfone Max review: Great battery paired with an average camera - Tech2

 

The Snapdragon 615 chipset inside the Asus Zenfone Max is now old, and this becomes obvious when you realise that there are newer and faster smartphones out there sporting the same Rs 9,999.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Marcus Herbrich (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenFone Max Smartphone Review

 

Long, longer, ZenFone Max. Asus launches a smartphone on the market that follows one goal: The ZenFone Max is to achieve ultimate battery life. This begins with the hardware in the form of a strong 5000 mAh battery and ends with energy-saving software...

low temperature ; very long battery life ; dual-SIM ; bright, high-contrast screen

720p resolution ; weight ; GPU & CPU performance ; slow flash memory

The ZenFone Max does not really provide a great performance bundle of CPU, GPU and memory access times in view of the price. In return, the mid-range handset scores with its very long battery life and up-to-date Android. But the latter would be...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Asus Zenfone 3s Max Review

 

The Asus Zenfone 3s Max does last long, but there are much better and more dependable smartphones out there.

Long battery life

Sub-par performance ; Sub-par camera ; Battery life doesn't justify 720p display

The Asus Zenfone 3s Max is a battery-centric smartphone, and it does last long. However, at Rs. 14,999, the compromises make little sense. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers just an hour or lesser battery life and gives you a better camera and performance....

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Hardik Singh (digit.in)

Asus ZenFone Max ZC550KL

 

Better, but still not the best

Good performance ; Well built ; Good battery backup

Camera could have been better

The Asus Zenfone Max (2016) is a good upgrade over the original smartphone in terms of performance and maintains the commendable battery life, but except that, it is still dragging all its shortcomings from the first iteration.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Asus Zenfone Max Review

 

The new Zenfone Max runs on Android Marshmallow but the ZenUI interface makes it more or less similar to use.

• Upgraded processor and storage ; • Decent camera quality ; • Soft and vivid display

• Thick and heavy form factor ; • Flat side buttons

The new Zenfone Max is the same old Zenfone Max – big, heavy and long lasting but with an upgraded chipset, Android Marshmallow OS and double the storage. Going back to the basic question of ergonomics, the device best suites people who can carry big...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones Sameer Mitha (digit.in)

Asus ZenFone Max Review

 

The phone is okay for basic usage and has good battery backup. If you are looking for a smartphone for multitasking and playing graphics-intensive games, you are better off looking elsewhere.

Well built ; Good battery backup

Lacklustre overall performance

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Ashok Pandey (pcquest.com)

ASUS Launches ZenFone Max Smartphone Combined with Maximum Convenience

 

ASUS brings ZenFone Max smartphone with huge 5000 mAh battery, suited for people demanding a long-lasting battery life

Jan, 2016

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Asus ZenFone Max Review

 

Stellar battery life ; Good indoor and low light shooting ; Decent performance and software

Battery is not user-replaceable ; Supplied charger is weak ; Some problems with outdoor shooting ; A bit heavy

With more and more users getting concerned with deteriorating battery life on their smartphones, the idea of the big battery smartphone has gained popularity. Recent efforts from Gionee and Lenovo have proven to be capable, but Asus has the distinction...

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Asus ZenFone Max (2016) Review

 

Great battery life ; Decent performance ; Android 6.0 preinstalled ; Good camera

Low-resolution screen ; No fingerprint sensor ; ZenUI can be intrusive

The Asus ZenFone Max (2016) is certainly a decent attempt by the company to capitalise on one of its best-selling recent products and infuse new life into it considering the competitors that have launched since January. The phone delivers improved...

Consumer review (mouthshut.com)

Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL

 

Why did you puchase? answer is . I think it is the best phone ever, it has a marvelous look. 3 gb ram and very smooth screen touch. what do you like this product?. 16 gb internal momory, 1.3 ghz octo core procecer, high defination camera. why did you...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:5000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):914
Standby time (3G):914
Talk time (2G):37.63
Talk time (3G):37.63

Call management

Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design:N / No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

E-mail:No / Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,MP3 / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, MP3, WMV / 3GPP, AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3 / AAC,MP3
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG
Video formats supported:3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSPA+ / DC-HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA+, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 306
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0 (Lollipop)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor code:8916
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor lithography:26 / 28
Processor Model:410 / 615 / MSM 8916
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0 (Lollipop) / Android 5.0 Lollipop / Android 6.0.1 & ZenUI

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 2048 / 3
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal ROM:2
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:2 / 3
RAM Type:LPDDR3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.05 / 10.6 / 15.6 / 156
Height :1.05 / 10.6 / 15.6 / 156
Weight:202
Width:7.75 / 77.5