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Asus ZenFone AR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Asus ZenFone AR. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and battery. The camera and usability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the price. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Asus ZenFone AR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Asus ZenFone AR review

 

AR and VR, together 4EVA

Augmented reality and VR in one pocketable package ; Gorgeous AMOLED screen ; Competent camera

Cameras that enable AR unavoidably pricey ; Cameras that enable AR unavoidably pricey ; Custom Android UI is a little overbearing

A cool combination of VR and AR in one package, but expensive as a result - and feels a little behind the times in other areas

2017-08

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Asus ZenFone AR

 

The unlocked Asus ZenFone AR puts Google Tango in an accessible form factor with solid hardware, but the AR experience still feels unpolished, and the price is high for what you get.

Fun AR apps and games. Sharp Quad HD display. Solid performance. Good battery life. High-quality audio. No bloatware.

Underwhelming Tango apps. Heavy UI layer. Pricey.

For $699, the Asus ZenFone AR is a solid phablet that serves as a showcase for the potential of AR. The slimmed-down design and relatively powerful hardware make it more accessible to the average user than the Phab 2 Pro, but it also costs $200 more....

2017-08

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Zenfone AR review: The phone that warps reality in more ways than one

 

Asus ushers AR to smartphones but is this reality-breaking phone worth its high price tag?

5.7in AMOLED display ; Decent camera ; Project Tango and Daydream View certified

Too expensive ; Lacks top-end performance ; Somewhat prosaic design

The simple fact is that, while the Asus Zenfone AR is an interesting experiment and a competent smartphone, it isn’t good enough to justify being so expensive.

2017-08

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Asus ZenFone AR review

 

AR and VR, together 4EVA

Augmented reality and VR in one pocketable package ; Gorgeous AMOLED screen ; Competent camera

Outdated (but still quick) CPU ; Cameras that enable AR unavoidably pricey ; Custom Android UI is a little overbearing

A cool combination of VR and AR in one package, but expensive as a result - and feels a little behind the times in other areas

2017-08

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Asus ZenFone AR smartphone

 

Asus smartphone supports virtual and augmented reality : Asus has launched a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advancement in mobile virtual and augmented reality technologies: ZenFone AR. It is the world's first smartphone that...

The Asus ZenFone AR is also an accomplished camera smartphone. It has the same Asus PixelMaster 3.0 camera system found in the ZenFone AR that comprises of the world's highest resolution Sony IMX318 sensor and TriTech Autofocus system. Other key camera...

2017-01

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Asus Zenfone AR for Verizon Wireless

 

The Zenfone AR from Asus is the first to support Google's Project Tango augmented reality and Daydream virtual reality platforms. This ultra-real Android smartphone lets you visualize what furniture might look like in your living room, or escape your...

If you're looking for a smartphone with average looks and somewhat above average performance, the Asus Zenfone AR fits that bill. The design is rather plebeian, but the screen, battery life, voice, and data performance all exceeded my expectations. The...

2017-09

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Asus Zenfone AR review: It costs HOW much?

 

The Asus Zenfone AR is a fascinating foray into augmented reality, but it nowhere near justifies its crazy price

If you’re really determined to see the glass as half full, and are willing to squint a bit, you can just about see the outline of Asus’s thinking. Sure, there are plenty of great phones already out there, but maybe the public is secretly dying for AR,...

2017-08

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (tomsguide.com)

Asus ZenFone AR Review: A Big Step Forward for Augmented Reality

 

The Asus ZenFone AR gives us a tantalizing peek at the future of smartphones. For $599, you get a smartphone powerful enough to support some of Google's most innovative software. There's also the slick customizable user interface and the excellent...

Stylish design ; Solid performance ; Excellent camera ; Supports Google Daydream VR and Project Tango

Single speaker lacks oomph ; AR and VR quickly drains the battery ; Not enough Project Tango apps right now

The Asus ZenFone AR is the first smartphone to offer both Google Daydream and Project Tango in one stylish, pocket-friendly device.

2017-08

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:14.5
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
3G standards:UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2+EDR
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 530
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35
Processor Model:821

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128
Maximum memory card size:2000
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9
Height :158.7
Weight:170
Width:77.4