The ZenFone 3 Max (ZC520TL) is part of the new ZenFone 3 series and the model with an incredibly-long-lasting, high-capacity 4100mAh battery that provides up to
  • 30 days of standby time
  • 20 hours of VoIP talk time on 3G
  • 87 hours of music playback
  • 15 hours of video playback
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The ZenFone 3 Max’s high capacity battery gives owners freedom to use it for extended lengths without the need to charge it and even the ability to act as a fast charging power bank that can charge other devices with a current of up to 1.5A.
This latest addition to the ZenFone 3 series also sports a new full-metal, aluminum alloy body that houses its high-definition 5.2in IPS display. The display is surrounded by a slim, 2.25mm bezel that gives it a high 75% screen to body ratio – meaning that the bezel takes up only a quarter of its front facing surface area, giving users as large a screen for as compact a phone size as possible.
Although ZenFone 3 Max has such a high capacity battery, it weighs only 148 grams and is only 8.5mm thick, making it one of the lightest and most compact smartphones with a battery above 4000 mAh in capacity.
It also has a LTE Category 4 radio for fast mobile-download speeds up to 150Mbps.
  • The ZenFone 3 series model with the highest capacity battery
  • At only 148 grams and is only 8.5mm thick, it is one of the lightest and smallest smartphones with a battery that is 4000mAh and above
  • Its 75% screen-to-body ratio is also one of the highest among smartphones with a battery that is 4000mAh and above
Asus ZenFone 3 Max
Premium Metal Design
The ZenFone 3 Max features a beautiful new aluminum alloy construction with design elements that add to its good looks and makes it more comfortable to hold.
Aluminum Alloy Body – The ZenFone 3 Max has an aluminum alloy body that is finished with a finely sandblasted matt surface and features gently rounded corners and edges. This premium material not only makes the phone look sophisticated, it is also makes it more durable.
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Display glass with 2.5D contoured edges – The ZenFone 3 Max’s display glass has what is known as a “2.5D” contoured edges. Thus every smoothly rounded edges are a result of a highly precise manufacturing technique.The 2.5D contoured edges make the phone look even better, help the display glass fuse seamlessly into the diamond cut metallic chamfered edge, and adds to the comfort of holding the phone.
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Diamond-cut Metallic Chamfered Edges – Surrounding the 2.5D contoured display glass edges of the ZenFone 3 Max is a special chamfered edge that was made using a diamond tipped cutting tool, and anodized to give it an attractive, shiny metallic finish. This chamfered edge not only makes the
phone more comfortable to hold, it also gives an additional touch of class to the overall design.
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Fingerprint sensor – The ZenFone 3 Max debuts with a fingerprint sensor that is conveniently positioned near the top of its rear panel, allowing the user’s index finger rest naturally on it. The fingerprint sensor allows for rapid unlocking of the phone, and can also be used for authentication by other apps. It lets up to five fingerprints to be registered, and it can detect them regardless of the direction of the fingers placed on it.
  • 3 second unlock
  • 5 finger recognition
  • 360° recognition
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Sophisticated Colors – The ZenFone 3 Max is available in four sophisticated colors: Sand Gold, Glacier Silver, Titanium Gray and Rose Gold. The aluminum alloy body colors are matched to those of the slim bezels surrounding the displays.
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Sand Gold
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Glacier Silver
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Titanium Gray
Max Battery
The astonishing battery life is due to two factors:
  • an extremely high capacity 4100 mAh battery
  • intelligent power modes that enable users to choose the ones that best suits their needs
  • 4100mAh battery – With a charge rating of 4100mAh, the ZenFone 3 Max’s battery has one of the highest capacities of any smartphone. This battery is composed of a high-density lithium-polymer cell that has been crafted and shaped to fit within the phone’s small body.
Intelligent power modes – In addition to its high capacity battery, the ZenFone 3 Max also offers five selectable power modes that enable users to regulate power use according to their needs:
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  • Performance – Sets the CPU to highest performance and screen brightness to maximum. This mode is ideal for gaming or online video playback.
  • Normal–The default setting, this mode intelligently adjusts CPU performance and screen brightness to conserve battery power.
  • Power saving–In addition to automatically adjusting CPU performance and screen brightness to conserve battery power, this mode also disable networks (Mobile data, Wi-Fi) when the device is asleep to save even more power. It then reconnects access when the screen is turned on again. This mode is great for sleeping as it stops all online notifications until the device is awake again.
  • Super saving–This mode works a little like Power Saving mode but goes a step further to close all network functions except phone, SMS, and alarm to provide a longer standby time. This mode can extend the ZenFone 3 Max’s standby time to an amazing 36 hours even with only 10% of the battery charge remaining.
  • Super Saving mode: 10% battery for 36 hours standby
  • Customized–Allows the user to customize all setting, such as CPU performance, brightness, and network functions.
Reverse Charging Capability–The ZenFone 3 Max’s high battery capacity also lets it double up as a power bank for charging other devices through a reverse charging capability.
Photographic Master
The main PixelMaster 13 megapixel camera of the ZenFone 3 Max is packed with features that are designed to help its users focus faster in any environment, and shoot better, clearer, more color-accurate photos.
ASUS Pixel Master – PixelMaster is the brand of the entire camera system in the ZenFone 3 Max It is a combination of advanced hardware – sourced from the industry’s best experts as well as developed in-house, coupled with proprietary ASUS software tuning and tweaks.
Super Resolution Mode – With the ZenFone 3 Max’s Super Resolution Mode, users can create an Deluxe-high resolution, 52 megapixel photo. It achieves this by using special image-processing techniques to capture and combine four 13 megapixel photos to create a single image of with exceptional 4X of clarity with greater detail and less noise.
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Low Light Mode – In low light conditions, the ZenFone 3 Max’s Low Light Mode can combine four adjacent pixels on its sensor to work as a single large pixel that has far greater light sensitivity. This mode increases the light sensitivity of the sensor by up to 400%, allowing photos to be shot in low light conditions at faster shutter speeds that prevent blurring, and/or without the harsh, overpowering light of a flash. Although using this mode causes the photo resolution to be reduced to a quarter of the original sensor’s resolution, it is better to be able to shoot in dark environments than not at all, and the ZenFone 3 Max’s resolution is still able to produce a decent 4 megapixel photo in this mode.
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Panoramic Mode – The perfect mode for wide landscapes, Panorama allows users to pan the camera from one side of landscape to another while the camera automatically captures the separate frames and stitches them together to for a wide panoramic photo.
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Backlight HDR Mode – The Backlight (Super HDR) mode rapidly captures multiple shots of the scene, analyzes every pixel, and automatically brightens overly dark areas, and lightens overly bright areas of the photo by up to 400% to produce a well exposed photo.
Beautification mode – For those who love taking selfies and portraits, the Beautification Mode enhances the subject’s face in real time with makeup-like effects including skin softening and brightening, blush and color correction, eye enhancement and cheek-thinning.
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ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on Android 6.0
The ZenFone 3 Maxruns on the latest version of Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), and features the latest ZenUI 3.0 interface. This experience is based on the pillars of freedom, connection and expression, offering exquisite visual design and a boatload of new usability and security features – more than 1,000, in fact. Its stylish new layout offers a clean design through the use of white space and places the critical information you need front and center. It knows what you need, expresses your thoughts and feelings, and connects you wherever you go. As an added bonus, your ZenFone Max comes with 100GB Google Drive storage, free for two years. Enjoy the benefits of accessing files, media and documents on-the-go.
ZenUI has the following highlights, among many other interesting features:
ZenMotion Touch Gesture – ZenMotion Touch Gesture allows the rapid launch of apps from standby simply by writing a letter on the ZenFone 3’s blank screen. Default apps and their associated letters are:
  • “W” for browser
  • “S” for calendar
  • “e” for email
  • “Z” for ASUS boost
  • “V” for phone
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These can be reprogrammed to whatever app users wish to launch with.
 Game Genie – GamGenie is a new game supporting app that automatically starts when a game launch is detected. Pressing its discreet floating icon will allow users to stream live game screens to social media platforms, and provides an in-game browser which is useful for finding tips, walkthroughs, guide videos and cheats.
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ZenUI Launcher –With ZenUI, users can customize much of their launcher experience, such as animations, folders, icons, themes, and fonts. The ZenUI setting interface is easily summoned by swiping up from the home screen, and a set of buttons will pop up with plenty of customization options. Users can also use the ZenUI launcher to add or remove quick settings in the notification menu to fit their needs.
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ZenUI Themes– The new Theme Store is packed with hundreds of carefully selected themes ready for users to download straight to their ZenFone. Also available are keyboard themes. Users can even create their own theme using Theme DIY. Special themes are also available for special seasons or holidays like Christmas, Halloween or New Year.
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Photos+–The camera on ZenFone 3 Max can only tell half of the story. We have prepared a whole range of photo related tools to further elevating user’s journey. Quick and simple photo editing in PhotoCollage with PhotoEffects, media animation affect with MiniMovie and various sticker to further vivid the best memories.
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ZenCircle–ZenCircle is ASUS’ community of mobile device photographers. It is a social networking / photo sharing app that lets users share images they have shot, and discover the worlds through the eyes of their fellow Zen Circle members.
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With ZenCircle, users can subscribe to categories they love so that they can get the latest updates and ensure they never miss great images from their fellow ZenCircle friends.
Mobile Manager–Mobile Manager is a one-stop tuning shop to keep your ZenFone running at maximum speed. Use the app to find the best balance of power efficiency and performance, or to clear out unwanted apps and large files for more storage.
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ASUS ZenFone Content Hub
ZenFone 3 Maxowners join a global community of ZenFone users who are supported by the ASUS ZenFone Content Hub at
Here, ZenFone owners can learn new tips and tricks for using their ZenFones, improve their photography skills, get help and support, read hardware and app reviews, or browse the latest educational, social and entertainment content shared by ASUS or their fellow “ZenFans”.
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