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ASUS ZenFone AR (ZS571KL)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 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. Comments about the screen and usability are generally positive. The battery and camera are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Aug, 2017

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Outdated (but still quick) CPU ; Cameras that enable AR unavoidably pricey ; Custom Android UI is a little overbearing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

Aug, 2017

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

Expert review by (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.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Asus Zenfone AR Review: Time to Tango, Dare to DayDream

 

We review the premium, feature-packed Asus ZenFone AR smartphone, the first Android mobile to boast full support for Google DayDream and Tango, which has finally come to the UK.Asus certainly isn't one…

Tango and DayDream ; Feature-packed ; Premium specs

Expensive ; Bettered by rivals in most areas

The ZenFone AR is one of the most expensive smartphones to hit the UK in 2017, although also one of the more unique handsets we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Asus Zenfone AR set to blend VR and AR on a single phone

 

Google's Daydream and Tango tech are about to come together in the same phone for the first time ever, according to a press release leaked by Qualcomm.

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,...

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 : 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
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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
Minimum Focusing Distance:2.7
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
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

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

Display

Display diagonal:14.5
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
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 Drive / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

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