This is 3rd part of Asus Zenfone 3 Max review, model number ZC520TL. This final part will give you an idea about the camera performance and the battery life. The Zenfone 3 Max (ZC520TL) is priced at Rs. 12,999.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max camera quality

This variant comes with 13MP AF pixel master camera on the rear with LED flash support and front camera is a 5MP shooter. The app supports various modes including pro mode. You can also shoot 52MP super resolution pictures.

Camera quality is average do check the sample images listed below. Some shots turned out great, there are yellow tint on some shots. There is scope for improvement. Now this camera does not come with Laser AF, in fact the Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL comes with Laser AF. You can shoot FHD videos in HDR mode. Do check the sample video at the end of this review.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max camera and finger print sensor


Loud speaker sound is loud and clear, no issues with 4G network and signal quality. Reliance Jio VoLTE did not work, you can use JioVoice app to make VoLTE voice calls. Not sure if company will roll VoLTE update for this ZC520TL variant. The Zenfone 3 Max ZC554KL variant supports VoLTE.

There is finger print sensor on the back; it is decently fast and accurate.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max review and verdict


A 4100 mAh non-removable battery powers up the handset and does a very good job. You can expect 5 to 7 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage on a single charge. For mixed moderate usage the handset will easily last for over a day – for heavy users up to 24 hours.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max battery performance

Asus Zenfone 3 Max Battery Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature)

  • Running Benchmark app – 17 minutes / 4% / 45 degrees
  • Asphalt 8 + MC5 game play – 19 minutes / 6% / 40 degrees
  • FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) – 52 minutes / 13% / 37 degrees.

It took me 3 hours 49 minutes to charge this handset using wall charge from 1% to 100%.


The Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL is a good handset, quad core but quite powerful and heat up is under control. Battery life is very good. Handset has got a premium feel and the price is on the higher side. I was expecting it to be somewhere under Rs. 10,000.

This is quad core variant the octa core Snapdragon 430 comes with 5.5 inch FHD 2.5D curved screen and packed with 16MP camera on the rear with laser AF and 8MP on the front. This SD 430 variant is even pricier at Rs. 17,999.

Rating 3.8 out of 5

Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC520TL is available for Rs. 12,999.

Part 1 – unboxing and Design
Part 2 – performance, benchmark, gaming

Asus Zenfone 3 Max video review

FHD sample shot using the Zenfone 3 Max

Asus Zenfone 3 Max rear camera sample

Zenfone 3 Max front camera sample

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -