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Asus Zenfone AR


  • CPU
    Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)

  • RAM
    4/8 GB RAM

  • Storage
    32/64/128/256 GB | Expendable up to 256 GB

  • Display
    5.7 inches (~72.6% screen-to-body ratio)

  • Camera
    23 Primary | 8 MP Front

  • Battery
    Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.9
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10

ZenFone AR is provided with the innovative TriCam system consisting of three rear cameras — a motion tracking, depth sensing, and high-resolution 23MP camera — that modify the phone to a produce a three-dimensional model of its surroundings and track its motion, thus it will see the world just like you do. The motion pursuit camera lets ZenFone AR track its location as it moves through space.

Pros

  • First widely available Tango phone
  • Reasonably priced for bleeding-edge tech
  • Excellent battery life if you don’t use Tango
  • Reassuring build quality
  • Fingerprint sensor works well

Cons

  • Tango is still a work in progress
  • Huge size could be a deal-breaker
  • Cameras are pretty lousy
  • Lenovo’s software is rough around the edges

The Asus Zenfone AR is one of the first phones that are Google Tango-enabled. In Zenfone AR the camera system features one of the latest Sony IMX 318 sensors. In addition to a motion tracking and depth sensing cameras. The Asus Zenfone AR is a sleek phone that does not look like the tanky Tango devices of before. Indeed, the phone is Daydream-ready as well. Under the hood, it runs on the Snapdragon 821, tweaked to deliver the specific performance required for Tango. On board is also 8GB of RAM.

Asus Zenfone AR - Specification

General

  • Device Type
    Smart Phone
  • Brand
    Asus
  • Model Number
    ZS571KL
  • Model Name
    Zenfone AR
  • Announced
    2017, January
  • Status
    Coming Soon
  • Operating System OS =>Every computer run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operation of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablets computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party application (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    ASUS ZenUI 3.0
  • SIM Type
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Fingerprint Sensor It allows you to secure your phone by using your fingerprint to unlock the smartphone.
  • Quick Charging Allows you to charge your phone faster (up to 50% in half an hour). Usually works with the phone's official charger.

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones=> TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-EMitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advance version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchscreen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED
  • Screen Size Medium-size screen: fits in one hand, good for browsing; through not as pleasurable as large-screen phones.
    5.7 inches
  • Resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Resolution Type
    Full HD
  • Display Colour Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available rang of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    515 ppi pixel density
  • Touch Screen
    Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosillicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile display from scratches, drop, and dumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Screen to Body Ratio
    72.6% screen-to-body ratio
  • Other Display Features
    Multitouch up to 10 fingers

Design

  • Type Design Type called from factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major component of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones=. bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm
  • Weight
    170 g (6.00 oz)
  • Colours
    Black

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristic of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are knows to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of photo quality.
    23 MP
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Motion tracking sensors
  • Autofocus
    Phase detection autofocus
  • Aperture
    F/2.0
  • OIS Optical Image Stabilisation
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes, Dual Led Flash
  • Secondary
    8 MP
  • Front Camrea Flash
  • Secondary Camera Features
    f/2.0, 1080p
  • Shooting Modes
    3x optical zoom
  • Camera Features
    1/2.6" sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video Recording
    Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps

OS & Processor Features

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated function, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advance embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain function that make your device operate properly. Processors are often describe as the brain of computer, smartphones and tablets,Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device , include your smartphone.
    Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • Architecture
    64 bit
  • Graphics
    Adreno 530
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that alloys information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations.RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    6 GB RAM

Memory & Storage Features

  • Internal Storage Internal storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets, and other electronics devices where operating system, app, music, photos, videos, files and other used data is stored.
    32/64/128/256 GB
  • Expandable Memory An external microSD card supplements the internal storage and can be used for saving songs, images, video, etc.
    Yes, up to 256 GB
  • Memory Card Slot Type
    Uses SIM 2 slot
  • OTG Compatible
  • Call Log Memory

Battery

  • Capacity Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3300 mAh
  • Battery Type Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Placement
    Non-Removable
  • User Replaceable
  • Quick Charging Allows you to charge your phone faster (up to 50% in half an hour). Usually works with the phone's official charger.

Connectivity Features

  • Supported Networks
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • VoLTE Voice over LTE offers better call quality, along with the ability to use voice and data at the same time on the 4G network.
  • SIM Size
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • SIM 1
    4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40)
    FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
    3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
    2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

    4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
    GPRS:Available
    EDGE:Available
  • SIM 2
    4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40)
    FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
    3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
    2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz

    4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
    GPRS:Available
    EDGE:Available
  • Wi-fi Wi-fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Audio Jack
    3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • USB Type-C

Multimedia Features

  • Audio Playback
    Yes, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR
  • Audio Jack
    3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
  • FM Radio
  • FM Radio Recording

Special Features

  • Fingerprint Sensor It allows you to secure your phone by using your fingerprint to unlock the smartphone.
  • Fingerprint Sensor Position
    Front-Mounted
  • Other Sensors Gyroscope supplements the accelerometer for tracking rotation or twist in mobile phones, and can be useful while gaming
    Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

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