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ASUS ZenFone AR (ZS571KL)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of ASUS ZenFone AR (ZS571KL). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and camera also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ASUS ZenFone AR (ZS571KL) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Asus Zenfone AR review: There is more here beyond AR and VR

 

Asus Zenfone AR is a smartphone that has been optimised for both Google Tango's AR and Google Daydream's VR. And it is the first device to be able to do that. Here is our full review of the Asus Zenfone AR smartphone.

2017-08

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: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenFone AR (ZS571KL) Smartphone Review

 

Enhanced Reality. Asus's ZenFone AR combines Augmented Reality with Virtual Reality: it is, after all, the first smartphone ever certified for Google Tango as well as Daydream. The most interesting question is whether or not its AR- and VR-features...

AR and VR compatible ; high-quality sturdy case ; fast UFS 2.0 storage ; LTE Cat. 11 ; WQHD OLED display ; decent camera ; high performance

very expensive ; only few Tango apps available ; no hybrid Dual-SIM slot ; short battery life

No doubt: the ZenFone AR is the first smartphone to run Google’s augmented reality Tango apps smoothly. However, given the relatively low selection of apps (around 30) - most of which are gimmicks to boot - in its current state Tango is far from being...

2017-11

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Verizon Asus ZenFone AR review: Futuristic tech demonstrated in a quality handset

 

The Asus ZenFone AR was revealed at CES in January and is now available from Verizon Wireless for $648 . It is the first smartphone to launch with both AR and VR support.

High quality Super AMOLED screen and leather back ; Good quality rear camera ; Unique AR functionality ; High capacity RAM, ample internal storage, and microSD card slot ; ZenMotion gesture support

No water resistance ; Average battery life

2017-09

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

ASUS ZenFone AR Tango Phone Review

 

This is SlashGear's ASUS ZenFone AR Review - complete with Google Tango onboard. This is a review of both the device and the AR - reviewed together and separately. While the device's full worth does take Tango into account, we've also considered the...

Has a super bright and sharp display ; Unique camera system onboard (thanks to Tango spec req.) ; Phone body has a no-frills premium build ; Battery life is generous (when not using AR) ; Has Google Tango AR inside

Tango app selection lacking ; Retail price a bit high for non-AR users ; Some AR apps drain battery fairly quick

There are several versions of the ASUS ZenFone AR out on the market today. One has 6GB Ram and 64GB internal storage that costs $600. That version has GSM connectivity and is available through Amazon. Another version also works with GSM SIM...

2017-08

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

ASUS ZenFone AR review: A 'better' Tango phone doesn't mean much

 

ASUS's ZenFone AR is the second Tango phone on the market, and it's a big improvement for people itching to try augmented reality. It's markedly more powerful than last year's LenovoPhab2 Pro, it brings a much better camera, and is compact enough...

Support for both Daydream VR and Google Tango ; Great display ; Impressive audio quality ; Surprisingly good camera ; Solid performance, even with Tango apps

ASUS's ZenUI feels like overkill ; Disappointing battery life ; Many Tango experiences miss the mark ; Not compelling if you're not interested in Tango

Lenovo's Phab2 Pro might have been first, but the ZenFone AR's superior hardware makes it the best Tango device yet. That's not really saying much, though: The Tango experience isn't much better than it was a year ago, and there still isn't much there...

2017-08

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Zenfone AR

 

Asus Zenfone AR review: The best looking phone to use both Google Tango and Daydream

Very good screen ; A great demo device for mobile AR and VR

Too expensive ; Not water-resistant ; Old processor

The Asus Zenfone AR’s camera array is one of the phone’s key features. There are three sensors, but only one of them seems to be used when actually taking pictures.

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: Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus Zenfone AR review

 

We've put the Project Tango-enabled Asus Zenfone AR to the test, and here's what we think.

The Asus Zenfone AR is an incredible piece of kit for those looking for something AR- and VR-ready, as it’s the only smartphone to boast both Project Tango and Google Daydream support. The AR capabilities are incredible, although it’s somewhat limited...

2017-08
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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:Y
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:3840 x 2160
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
Fingerprint resistant:Y
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

Multimedia

FM radio: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:TD-SCDMA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 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 Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35
Processor Model:821

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7 / 7.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:2000 / 2048
RAM capacity:6
RAM Type:LPDDR4
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