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Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 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 on the whole positive. The performance and screen also get good reviews. The reliability and size get negative views.

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usability, portability, size, reliability

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. The performance also gets good views. Reviews are divided on the portability. Some have doubts 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)

Oct, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price.

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

Oct, 2018

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 : 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 : 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 (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...

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...

Consumer review (mouthshut.com)

Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL

 

Asus zenfon max is really a great phone.battery back up is the main thing.considering the specifications its internal storage is 16gb snd ram is the 2gb.its look is very nice.zenfine max is a very good phone I have ever usr.its camera clarity is...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4130 / 5000
Battery performance:5000
Battery recharge time:2.7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):21 / 23 / 28
Continuous video playback time:13 / 16 / 20
Standby time (2G):914
Standby time (3G):914
Standby time (4G):624 / 840 / 984
Talk time (2G):37.63
Talk time (3G):26 / 36 / 37.63 / 42
Wireless charging:N

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Geotagging:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2 / 2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Self-timer:Y
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Red / Silver / White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:5.5 / 5.7 / 6
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1440 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:245
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:N / Y
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 compression format:3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GP,AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSPA+ / DC-HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA+,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR / 4.2 / 5.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
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

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / Micro-USB,OTG / USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y
Graphics:Adreno 306
Graphics adapter:Adreno 306 / Adreno 308 / Adreno 509 / Mali T860
Microphone mute:Y
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 306
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / 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 / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Quick charge:Y
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Processor:410 / MSM 8916
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor code:8916
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Mediatek / Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5 / 1.8
Processor lithography:26 / 28
Processor model:410 / 425 / 615 / 636 / MSM 8916 / MT6750
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.0 / Android 8.1
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0 (Lollipop) / Android 5.0 Lollipop / Android 6.0.1 & ZenUI / N / Oreo
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 2048 / 3
Internal ROM:2
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2048 / 256 / 64
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4
RAM type:LPDDR3 / LPPDDR4X
ROM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.343 / 0.413 / 0.415 / 2.79 / 2.87 / 2.99 / 6.14
Height:0.333 / 0.343 / 0.346 / 0.415 / 5.8 / 6.14
Weight:5.29 / 5.64 / 6.35 / 7.13
Width:2.79 / 3.05 / 5.8 / 6.01 / 6.26