Specs summary

Screen
5.7"

The Asus ZenFone AR's screen is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.35GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro Quad core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
23+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 23+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64/128/256GB

Internal memory is 32/64/128/256GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery.



Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


GreenBot

A better phone for Tango AR but far from perfect

from GreenBot
If you’re dying to try out AR on an Android phone, then by all means buy a Zenfone AR. There are enough Tango apps in the Play Store to get your money’s worth, and the platform will only get stronger and more robust. But if you’re looking for a new phone and only have a casual interest in AR, I’d pass. The reality is that it’s just not good enough for the price... Full review
Android Headlines

The Best Of AR And VR

from Android Headlines

ASUS has crafted an amazing phone, and likely their best phone ever. It’s more expensive than many ASUS phones, which often try to compete in the higher value-for-money market segment, but as a result it offers more premium features than those devices do. In addition to that, the ZenFone AR is the first device to support both Google Tango and Google Daydream ecosystems, making this the ultimate AR and VR phone. There’s some trade-offs when comparing to other 2017 flagships, like a slightly slower processor and no waterproofing, but you’ll be getting capabilities that no ot... Full review

Expert Reviews

The phone that warps reality

from Expert Reviews
For once, I have a straightforward verdict to write, and that’s because, categorically, the Asus Zenfone AR is not a phone I’d recommend. This is not because there’s anything fundamentally wrong with phone itself. Indeed, it’s nice to see a smartphone company branching out and doing something different and the screen, camera, design and performance are all perfectly acceptable. It’s just that, for £800, you can do better... Full review
TechRadar

The phone to spearhead the new mobile AR and VR movement

from TechRadar
The Asus Zenfone AR is a great demo for augmented reality and Daydream virtual reality, even if it shows AR is begging for more great apps. However, it’s a tough sell when the phone costs as much as a Galaxy S8 Plus but has a less striking design, no water resistance and less power... Full review
Tech Advisor

Nails the high-end look

from Tech Advisor

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 by the apps available on Google Play at the moment. Moving beyond that, the smartphone is sleek, gorgeous and features an incredibly detailed WQHD display that’s more than enough to display the highly detailed images you’ll capture on the rear-facing 23Mp snapper. The only downside to this amazing piece of tech is the s... Full review

The Indian Express

There is more here beyond AR and VR

from The Indian Express
When I started reviewing the phone for its AR and VR capabilities, it dawned on me that this is a pretty good Android phone overall with good features and dependable performance. Given its good design quotient with faux leather back and metallic sides, along with the subdued Zen UI and high quality camera, I would suggest that you should consider this phone as a good all-round Android option... Full review
NDTV

Does augmented reality well

from NDTV
The ZenFone AR is an example of a new direction that the smartphone industry could head in. Instead of simply beefing up the internals, Asus offers a set of new experiences on a single smartphone. What the ZenFone AR offers at the moment is unique, but it is a niche product for people who might have a use for AR, rather than a great phone which also has that feature. If you want to be among the first to experience AR, or simply show off, this is the phone for you... Full review
Recombu

Time to Tango, dare to DayDream

from Recombu

In terms of performance, camera tech, battery life and media chops, you’ll find rival blowers that offer that little bit more for the same price or less. All the same, the Zenfone AR doesn’t disappoint in any of these areas, giving a well-rounded user experience. In terms of features, this ZenFone flagship is absolutely stacked to the gills. However, it’s two in particular - the DayDream and Tango support - that really help this Asus phone to stand out from the crowd. Both function well and you’ll struggle to find other phones that offer even one of these platfo... Full review

Recombu

Has the potential to be one of the best mobile cameras around

from Recombu
As you might expect, you get the full complement of beauty modes to alter your appearance virtually and make you look like some kind of terrifying (yet oddly gorgeous) mannequin. Otherwise, if you simply want to snap your mug in all of its naked unaltered glory, the ZenFone does a solid job. You can expect quite bright, detailed shots that can be saved as well as shared... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 14, 2017
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 pro Quad core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB or 64 GB or 128 GB or 256 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 0.61 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Charcoal Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.7 x 0.5 cm
(6.2 x 3 x 0.2 in)
Weight 170 grams
(6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 512 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Glove friendly screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 2000 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2
Resolution 23+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Zero shutter lag, Slow motion recording, Exposure value, Time lapse mode, Dual camera feature
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Night mode, Panorama, Wide-Angle 85° lens, Front camera Dual LED flash, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ZS571KL

Also available in 8 GB of RAM.
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