Asus Zenfone 3 Max launched in India, starts at Rs 12,999

Asus ZenFone 3 Max Side View

Asus has announced the launch of Zenfone 3 Max smartphone in India today that comes in two variants. The Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL) is priced at Rs. 12,999 while Zenfone Max 3 (ZC553KL) costs you back at Rs. 17,999. The former is available via online as well offline channels while the costlier version will be available by the end of November. Both the variants come in Sand gold, glacier silver and titanium gray color.

Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL):

The Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL) packs a 5.2-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display with 720×1280 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6737T SoC clubbed with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and Mali T-720 GPU. It has 32GB of internal storage which can be further expandable via a Micro SD card.

On the optics front, it bears a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5P lens. For selfies it has a 5MP front facing camera on board. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Zen UI 3.0 on top and packs a fingerprint sensor at the back. Connectivity options include hybrid dual Sim, 4G LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, FM radio and Micro USB. The smartphone measures 149.5×73.7×8.55mm and weighs 148 grams. It boasts ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer and proximity sensor. The device draws its power from a 4100mah non removable battery with reverse charging support and claims to deliver 30 days of 4G standby time, and 20 hours of 3G talk time.

Asus ZenFone 3 Max Back

Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL):

The second launch of the day was Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) flaunts a 5.5 inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with 1920*1080 pixels of screen resolution and 450 nits brightness. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. It includes 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB using a Micro SD card.

It has a 16 Megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture PDAF, continuous autofocus, three-axis electronic image stabilization and laser autofocus. Other features include time lapse effect, low light mode, backlight HDR mode, beautification, panorama mode, Selfie mode. There’s an 8MP front facing camera with 84 degree wide angle lens and f/2.2 aperture on board. It also runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Zen UI 3.0 on top.

At tape, Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL) measures 151.4×76.24×8.3mm and weighs 175 grams. For connectivity, it supports hybrid dual SIM slots, 4G LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, micro USB, FM radio, bluetooth 4.1. The same 4100mah battery delivers up to 17 hours of 3G talk time and 38 days of 4G standby time.