Comparison: Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 / Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 / Zenfone 3 Laser

Comparison: Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 / Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 / Zenfone 3 Laser


We just posted our review of the new Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 (ZC553KL). If you’re aware of Asus’ new smartphone, this is not first Max version in its Zenfone 3 series. Also, it’s similar to its Laser variant. With that, we decided to give you this simple comparison about the three to give you a better look as to which “budget” Zenfone 3 handset is ideal for you.

Zenfone 3 Max 5.2Zenfone 3 Max 5.5Zenfone 3 Laser
5.2-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 282ppi5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401ppi5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401ppi
--Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6737T quad-core processor CPU1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU
Mali-T720 MP2 GPUAdreno 505 GPUAdreno 505 GPU
32GB internal storage32GB internal storage32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM2)Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM2)Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM2)
13MP autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash16MP Laser AF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash13MP Sony IMX214 sensor Laser AF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash
5MP front-facing camera8MP front-facing camera8MP front-facing camera
Dual SIMDual SIMDual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDRBluetooth 4.2 A2DP, EDR, LE
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Android 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
4100mAh battery with reverse charging4100mAh battery with reverse charging3,000mAh battery
Battery life: 10 hours and 49 minutesBattery life: 15 hours and 27 minutesBattery life: 9 hours and 54 minutes
AnTuTu: 40,063AnTuTu: 43056AnTuTu: 43,542

Advantages of Zenfone 3 Max 5.2:

  • More pocketable
  • Cheapest among the three
  • Longer battery life than ZF3 Laser

Advantages of Zenfone 3 Max 5.5:


  • Longest battery life in the group
  • Have the specs of the Laser with the Max’s battery

Advantages of Zenfone 3 Laser:

  • 4GB RAM
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Sony IMX214 rear sensor

Initially, the Max and the Laser variants of the new Zenfone series were meant for two specific markets — the power-hungry and the avid mobile photographers. But with the arrival of the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5, Asus made us confused. It’s larger than the 5.2 variant but still have the same battery capacity and it almost has the same performance of the more expensive Laser.

So, if you want the best of the two, the Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 is the way to go.

To know more about these handsets, read on with our reviews:

Zenfone 3 Max 5.2
Zenfone 3 Max 5.5
Zenfone 3 Laser

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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6 Responses

  1. ross says:

    Ay hybrid hindi na

  2. Atalia says:

    Sir anu pong magandang camera centric phone for a budget of10k? Yung ok din sa front cam, 32gb internal storage at konti lang bloatware. yun po sanang kayang magupdate to future os. wag po sanang oppo f1s :)

  3. Dennis S. says:

    Wait, so walang Gorilla Glass 3 yung Zenfone 3 Max 5.2 and 5.5? So anong glass protection meron nila?

  4. John says:

    Sabi sa video na npanuod ko from Asus 2.5D contoured gorilla glass di 3max 5.5??
    I’m confused about it..

  5. Emerson says:

    hybrid sim..nope maybe in the future pag hiwalay ulit ang sim slots from the card slot.

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