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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 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the screen and usability are generally positive. The battery and camera are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

Nov, 2017

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

Sep, 2017

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...

Aug, 2017

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...

Aug, 2017

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....

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Corey G. (phonearena.com)

Asus Zenfone AR Review

 

Being the first mobile device to support both Tango and Daydream, Google's AR and VR platforms, the ZenFone AR retails as much less of a niche product than it would have only a few short years ago. Instead, Asus' newest phone is also their most...

Quick performance ; ZenUI affords a lot of customization ; Only phone with both Tango (AR) and Daydream (VR)

Heats up very easily ; Battery life is awful ; Camera is very inconsistent with color capture; details sometimes as well ; Confusing menu layouts, with no useful search option ; Price pits it against some of the best in smartphones today

Sep, 2017

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...

Sep, 2017

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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.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (mobiletechreview.com)

Asus ZenFone AR

 

This is the second Tango AR Android smartphone to hit the market. We look at the Verizon version in this review (it's also available in other countries and GSM unlocked). The phone has a 5.7" 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 and it's...

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.

Dec, 2017
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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
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

Color of product:Black
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:5.7
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:0.35
Height:6.25
Weight:6
Width:3.05