Asus Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL is now being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

30 July 2018
The phone launched in 2016 with Marshmallow on board, so it's good to see it hasn't been forgotten.

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Luxor, 31 Jul 2018Xiaomi only update MIUI on top of old android version. Its ... moreNot to mention security updates. They gave an old device MIUI9 but couldn't bother to fix Blueborne, KRACK, Spectre or Meltdown. That's what I call prioritizing

Shanti Dope, 30 Jul 2018And here I am, still waiting for Oreo on my Redmi 5 Plus D... moreXiaomi only update MIUI on top of old android version. Its good in a way you get fast update but the new MIUI that imitate new android definitely not optimized for the old android it layered with.

Shanti Dope, 31 Jul 2018Less available RAM would be justified if it keeps many mult... moreHmm. Maybe that's a memory leak. Which sounds quite likely. Remember how Lollipop was affected and forced all (consumer-aware) OEMs to upgrade their devices from Lollipop 5.0.x to 5.1.x. Mem leaks are a serious issue so Xiaomi should take action. I mean the device is on the market only since February. If they really don't give a toot about what their freshly acquired customers experience and endure, they're not worthy of getting a cent. Which is ironic since there are no cents where I live. So mo matter what, Xiaomi won't ever get the smallest bit of cash from this guy.

ProJames, 31 Jul 2018High RAM usage was their way of "improving performance". Us... moreLess available RAM would be justified if it keeps many multiple apps at once for a long period of time.
Apparently, RAM gets consumed for some unknown sh*t that I probably don't even use.

CPU usage is fine, though I really wished my phone had the SD630 for at least better GPU (which I care more for playing PUBG or ROS)

Shanti Dope, 31 Jul 2018Mine is the Global version with 4GB/64GB configuration Spe... moreLooks like the price caught up

Shanti Dope, 31 Jul 2018F*ck MIUI 10, such a resource hungry garbage with lots of b... moreHigh RAM usage was their way of "improving performance". Using the RAM as often as possible is a good way to optimize performance. Windows does that (ot only displays RAM actually used, but going in the details of the Task Manager reveals how much RAM is used as cache)

On the other hand high CPU usage is not optimized performance

Walter C. Dornez, 31 Jul 2018Perhaps there's a problem with your specific unit. If it's ... moreMine is the Global version with 4GB/64GB configuration
Speed tests online show the same exact behavior as my phone does, so it's not just my unit, but basically all units

And to be fair, I don't expect flagship level of performance, but it's just too weak to handle simple tasks for 4GB RAM that it has
MIUI is just poorly optimized, it would still reload apps even with 10GB or 12GB RAM

JOHN, 30 Jul 2018am so happy ai dont own one:)Great for you
Next phone of mine will be an Asus again, despite the fact that my previous Zenfone Max (ZC550KL) disappointed me a bit in durability

Shanti Dope, 31 Jul 2018F*ck MIUI 10, such a resource hungry garbage with lots of b... morePerhaps there's a problem with your specific unit. If it's a known problem, then it seems the price has finally caught up to the phone

ProJames, 30 Jul 2018Hey at least you know you'll get an update sometime in your... moreI'd rather have no updates than get some at the time that I'd probably forget about it.
They can give us MIUI 10 later on but should give us Android Oreo first.

Walter C. Dornez, 30 Jul 2018I mean, at least you're going to get MIUI 10F*ck MIUI 10, such a resource hungry garbage with lots of bugs
MIUI 9 was promised to improve performance, but guess what? My Redmi 5 Plus, even with no other apps opened, barely keeps 2GB RAM available.

Shanti Dope, 30 Jul 2018And here I am, still waiting for Oreo on my Redmi 5 Plus D... moreHey at least you know you'll get an update sometime in your life. Other Chinese cr*p OEMs (ahem Vivo, Oppo being the bighest names that need to be named) don't tell you if you are ever going to get a security patch.

Shanti Dope, 30 Jul 2018And here I am, still waiting for Oreo on my Redmi 5 Plus D... moreI mean, at least you're going to get MIUI 10

Even with their buggy updates at times, Asus do a great job supporting their devices.
Although I do hope this update find its way to the other zenfone 3 max members with MTK SoCs.

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Shanti Dope, 30 Jul 2018And here I am, still waiting for Oreo on my Redmi 5 Plus D... moream so happy ai dont own one:)

And here I am, still waiting for Oreo on my Redmi 5 Plus
Dammit Xiaomi, I should've never trusted Chinese cr*ps!