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ASUS ZenFone AR (ZS571KL)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 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. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The battery and camera are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Asus’ ZenFone AR is both futuristic and behind the curve

 

AR and VR together in one phone

Nice, bright display ; Supports both Tango AR and Daydream VR ; Good camera

Poor battery life ; Not water resistant ; AR apps aren’t compelling

The ZenFone AR phone is a nice phone, and it’s impressive what Asus has managed to do with the Tango requirements. But the AR in the phone itself is just okay, and the “AR” attached to its name won’t have staying power. Soon phones will just have...

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 : Michael Simon (pcworld.com)

Zenfone AR review: A better phone for Tango AR but far from perfect

 

The Zenfone AR is the only phone to deliver support for Google's Tango AR and Daydream VR platforms, but is it a reality-bending beast or a dud?

Runs Tango AR and Daydream VR apps. ; Incredible screen with an array of color options.

Design is kind of meh, with big bezels and an old-school home button. ; Camera is disappointing for taking actual photos. ; Awful battery life, especially when using it for AR.

If it wasn’t for Tango, it would be hard to recommend the the Zenfone AR at all. At $650 through ( and unlocked through Amazon), it’s priced in line with the LG G6 and HTC U11, and significantly higher than OnePlus 5, all of which offer better designs,...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

How the Asus ZenFone AR will bend your reality

 

Depth-sensing cameras and high-end specs add up to a lot of Android potential. If only there were more AR/VR apps.

Aug, 2017

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 : 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 : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Verizon brings ASUS ZenFone AR to the United States

 

ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone now available at Verizon : Verizon powers the world's first Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Android-based smartphone. ASUS recently announced the availability of the ZenFone AR - a premium smartphone that...

The 6GB RAM, 128GB storage ZenFone AR is available starting today on the Verizon Network. Order your ASUS ZenFone AR today for $27 a month for 24 months on Verizon device payment ($648 ). For a limited time, get a $25 Wayfair gift card with the...

Aug, 2017

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...

Jan, 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

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
Minimum focusing distance:1.06
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y
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:N / 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

Audio formats supported:DTS
FM radio:N / Y
Speakers:Stereo

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

Other Features

Google applications:Google Drive / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

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:N / 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