Showing posts with label ZenFone 4 Max. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ZenFone 4 Max. Show all posts
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

[ROM][ZenUI 4.0] ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL Firmware

In this post I will share Full Firmware .zip ZenFone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL upgrade to ZenUI 4.0. Before you update to ZenUI 4.0 make sure backup your important data and full battery.

ZenFone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL ZenUI 4.0
Version 14.2016.1711.215  (WW) 

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) Software Image Version: WW-14.2016.1711.215
[Important] If the current version is WW-14.2016.1711.212, do NOT download this file, please download TIM SKU file for upgrade. (Please check your software version in Settings ->About ->Software.)
Improve Items:
1. Update ASUS ZenUI 4.0
2. Enable CHT/FET/TST VoLTE&FET VoWIFI function
3. Double tapping function improvement

Steps of Update: 
1. Check software version of your device**
2. Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, TW->TW, ID->ID.
3. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
4. Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
5. How to manual update firmware please refer to

*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS PadFone2
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
Example: CHT_PadFone2-user-
*System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
File Size1.98 GB Full Firmware
Download from
Full Firmware
How to Update with this .zip ROM ?

  1. Via ADB Sideload or
  2. Copy and Paste this .zip to Internal Storage ( Update notice will be pop up in your zenfone screen) and click update. or
  3. Update via SDCard (Copy and paste .zip to SD Card then open recovery and choose apply update from sdcard)

Saturday, September 09, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro First Impressions

ASUS introduced their dual camera budget phone ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro. The current craze for dual camera smartphone was predictable after Huawei did in P9 Leica and iPhone 7 plus. It's easy to find flagship smartphone with dual-camera today. But it's affordable? I think ASUS take advantage of the dual camera craze but with cheaper price for everyone.

Yesterday ZenFoneblog got some time with the new phone. At first glance, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro looks similar to the last year ZenFone 3 Max. Except there is new second wide camera lens, and fingerprint sensor on the bottom of the screen.

ZenFone 4 Max Pro design
The metal unibody and 2.5D curved-edge glass at the front make it look good. The rounded corners are comfortable in the palm. Aluminum-alloy with sandblasted finish looks good and premium. When you see the ZenFone 4 Max Pro, the most noticeable thing is definitely it's size 5.5 inch same way as on last year ZenFone 3 Max, but the resolution now only HD not FullHD.

The front is bare of any branding, which we think looks good. You'll see the ASUS logo towards the middle of the rear. The ZenFone 4 Max does have a whole new design language with ZenFone 4 Series signature dual camera and fingerprint reader on the front. The software experience is definetely not different with last year model ZenUI, but now with less pre-loaded apps.

ZenFone 4 Max Pro specifications and software
The ZenFone 4 Max Pro seems like ASUS weapon to their key market in South-East Asia against Oppo and Vivo. The ZenFone 4 Max Pro features a 5.5 inch HD display with 2.5D glass. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It also has 32GB of storage and support microSD card. The ZenFone 4 Max Pro has triple slot for 2 SIM and 1 microSD. There's a fingerprint scanner on the front. The smartphone also has a microUSB port and 5000 mAh non-removable battery.

One of the most marketed features of ZenFone 4 Max Pro is its cameras. It sports two cameras, one with 16-megapixel sensors F2.0 aperture and the other wide angle camera 120° with 5-megapixels sensors.

The ZenFone 4 Max Pro supports 4G LTE as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3.5mm audio jack. Much like many ASUS smartphones, the ZenFone 4 Max Pro also support USB OTG.

In terms of software, ZenFone 4 Max Pro runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0. ZenFone 4 Max Pro also has some ASUS signature software such as ASUS Mobile Manager, Beauty Live, and ASUS Theme.

ZenFone 4 Max Pro Camera
The dual-camera, for me is the most notable feature. These are some shot using ZenFone 4 Max Pro first lens which is normal camera and the second lens or wide-angle camera.
ZenFone 4 Max Pro Main Camera
ZenFone 4 Max Pro Wide Angle Camera

ZenFone 4 Max Pro Battery
ZenFone 4 Max Pro equip with 5000 mAh lithium-polymer battery. With big battery and low profile processor ASUS claim ZenFone 4 Max Pro can standby in 4G for 46 days, watching 720p video for 22 hours and 26 hours web browsing with Wi-Fi.

ZenFone 4 Max Pro initial thoughts
ZenFone 4 Max Pro is an absolute scorcher in terms of battery lifespan. The phone responded well to our touch inputs. The HD display is not sharp enough but still use-able. The dual-camera is ok, but i think the wide-angle camera is just a bonus because it's not sharp with only 5-megapixels sensor.

Friday, September 08, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL Antutu Benchmark

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro already being sold in some country, today i will share a benchmark result from ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro with Snapdragon 430, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Pro (ZC554KL)

Specifications ZenFone 4 Max Pro ZC554KL
Display5. 5 inch, HD display
Processor1.4 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
RAMUp to 3 GB of RAM
ROMUp to 32GB of storage
Rear Camera16MP rear camera with F2.0 aperture, 5MP 120° wide angle, LED Flash, EIS
Front Camera16MP F2.0 aperture, Focal length 26mm, Softlight LED Flash
Connectivity802.11ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
Up to Cat 7 LTE
USB connector
Battery5,000 mAH battery with Fast Charging
ColourDeepsea Black, Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink

Antutu Benchmark Score:

Saturday, July 29, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Preview: A Closer Look

Back in January ASUS announced the ZenFone 3 Zoom or ZenFone Zoom S with dual camera lens. The ZenFone 3 Zoom seemed like ASUS's response to the growing dual lens market. The ZenFone 4 Max follows the same recipe but with lower specifications and cheaper price. In a way, this is the more appropriate device to make a stand against another dual lens Chinese smartphones.

ZenFone 4 Max Specifications

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Specifications
Operating system Android 7.1
Processor Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Graphics Adreno 505
Adreno 308
Memory 2 / 3GB
Built-in Memory 16 / 32GB
Display 5.5 inches, 1280 x 720, IPS
Basic 13 megapixels, aperture f / 2.0, focal length 26 mm, viewing angle 80 °,
electronic image stabilization, phase autofocus beyond 0.03 s
Wide-angle 5 megapixels, focal length 12 mm, viewing angle 120 °
Frontal 8 MP, aperture f / 2.2, focal length 24 mm, viewing angle 85 °,LED flash with diffused light
Wireless WLAN 802.11
Bluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi direct
Memory card micro-SD up to 256 GB (Simultaneously install two SIM cards and a memory card)
Battery 5000 mAh, non-removable, accelerated charging of other mobile devices (1 A)
Battery charger Output 5 V, 2 A, 10 W
Dimensions 154 x 76.9 x 8.9 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 181 gr


ZenFone 4 Max has an aluminium case, almost identical design with ZenFone 3 Zoom. Above and below are antennas, so these zones are made of dielectric material. 

Dual lens camera at the top-left of back body with an led flash.

All corners are rounded so it's feel good in hand.

Now the fingerprint scanner on the front below the screen.

ZenFone 4 Max also have led flash on the front beside the front camera.

The 5.5inch screen IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution.

Power button and Volume button in the right side and SIM+microSD slot on the left side.

On the bottom there are MicroUSB connector, speaker, and microphone. Audio jack 3.5mm placed on the top of ZenFone 4 Max.

Owners of ZenFone 4 Max will like the new tray, because now you do not need to choose between the second SIM card and the memory card. There are two SIM-card slots and one for the micro-SD card - it's convenient. 

Thursday, July 06, 2017

ASUS Unveil ZenFone 4 Max with 5000 MaH Battery and Dual Camera

After the original ZenFone Max in 2015 and ZenFone 3 Max Last year, ASUS unveiled their latest generation of ZenFone Max, ZenFone 4 Max. This model will accommodate long lasting battery life android with big 5000 mAh battery.

ZenFone 4 Max comes in two versions, First model with Snapdragon 430 (octa-core) and the second model equipped with Snapdragon 425 (quad-core). ZenFone 4 Max will have up to 4GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB storage (non hybrid dual-SIM plus SDCard slot)

It takes a long 4 hours to charge the battery to 100%. Still, a 15 minute charge is enough for 3 hours of talk time. Also, the battery will stay cool during chargingZenFone 4 Max equipped with 5.5” 1080p screen (IPS) displaying Android 7.0 with ZenUI. You can watch up to 22 hours of video on that screen.

A 13MP dual camera on the back with a 120° field of view puts the Zenfone 4 Max above the common mid-ranger. There’s also an 8MP camera on the front, which can stitch 140° selfie panoramas

The Asus Zenfone 4 Max will launch in Russia starting at RUB 13,900 ($235/€205) for the S425 quad-core model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage.

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Full Specifications:

ZenFone 4 Max
Screen S-IPS, 5.5 ", 1080x1920, 16M colors, touch screen, capacitive, multi-touch 10, Gorilla Glass 2.5D, Tru2Life, 450 nits
CPU 1.4 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937 8 core Cortex-A53, Adreno 505
Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM drive, Micro-SD up to 256 GB 16/32/64 GB ROM, up to 4GB of RAM
Connectivity LTE cat.4 150/50 Mbit / s
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit / s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit / s
Mobile networks Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,40 the LTE
the UMTS 850, 900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, fast charging, charging other devices
Dimension 154 x 76.9 x 8.9 mm
Weight 181 g
Camera 13 MP, flash, autofocus, dual camera: f / 2.0 + wide-angle
front-facing 8 megapixel, flash, f / 2.2
Navigation GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
operating system Android 7.0 Nougat, ASUS ZenUI

Friday, May 19, 2017

ASUS ZenFone 4 2017 to Debut in Computex Taiwan on May 29

ASUS officially sent an invitation to Computex for the media. Press conference will be held at 29/5/2017. In this press conference ASUS will introduce their new products such as Notebook, 2 in 1, Tablet, and Smartphone. ASUS recently said that the new generation of ZenFone will be called ZenFone 4.

Last week from ASUS Infestor Conference document suggested that ASUS ZenFone 4 lineup divided by 3 categories. "Empowering Luxury for Everyone" with ZenFone 4 Max, "Premier Luxury" with ZenFone 4 (2017 Edition) and "Ultimate Luxury" with ZenFone 4S.

ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4s are expected to use new Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. From the document also showed ZenFone 4 Max design, It will have dual camera and fingerprint scanner at home button below the screen.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ASUS Targets Computex 2017 to Introduce ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4s, and ZenFone 4 Max

Latest report from ASUS infestor conference suggested that ASUS will possibly launch ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4s, and ZenFone 4 Max at Computex 2017. The latest leak from ASUS Infestor Conference document suggested that ASUS ZenFone 4 lineup divided by 3 categories. "Empowering Luxury for Everyone" with ZenFone 4 Max, "Premier Luxury" with ZenFone 4 (2017 Edition) and "Ultimate Luxury" with ZenFone 4S.

The specifications from ZenFone 4 Max, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4s is not available yet but ZenFone 4 Max image was appeared on the document, while image from ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4s still not available.

ZenFone 4 Max will replace previous generation of ZenFone 3 Max with similar approach, big battery and luxury but affordable.

ZenFone 4 will replace ZenFone 3 from 2016 with luxury design, good specifications.

ZenFone 4s will replace ZenFone 3 Deluxe with High-end Specifications and ultimate luxury.

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