Asus Zenfone AR vs OnePlus 5: Comparison Review – Detailed Specification

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Planning to buy the most advanced smartphone in the recent future? You will get two of the best affordable options in Asus Zenfone AR and OnePlus 5. The Asian companies Asus and OnePlus are on a roll releasing their respective individual devices in the upcoming months.

Having high end specs as per confirmed reports, both of these smartphones can give you a run for the money. The Zenfone AR provides you with their signature user interface, Asus ZenUI 3.0. On the other hand, the latest device of OnePlus is able enough to bring you dual camera with DSLR-like quality. Let’s find out about the mobiles in details so that a choice with no regrets can be made.

Design and Built

Asus Zenfone AR weighs about 170 grams, has a 9mm thickness, and is to be available only in black. It is supposed to be the world’s slimmest Tango platform so far. Not much details of the OnePlus 5 are revealed this far, except that it has a 7mm thickness. Though the design might be put into questions, but the cofounder is confident enough to think otherwise, as expressed in Twitter. The three colors available for OnePlus 5 are soft gold, gun metal, and midnight black.

Display

The Zenfone AR is equipped with super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 5.7 inches of display screen, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Sticking to their own user interface might have facilitated the designers of the Zenfone AR, making it interesting to observe market receival. OnePlus 5 includes optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 5.5 inches of screen size, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Processor and Performance

The Asus model packs a Quad-core CPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, and runs on the latest Android 7.0 (Nougat). The addition of the Tango platform of Google will present an extra edge to the performance of the Asus model. The OnePlus model packs an Octa-core CPU, Snapdragon 835 chip, and runs on Nougat 7.1.1.

Camera Quality

Zenfone AR includes a 23mp front camera and an 8mp secondary camera, alongside the other updated features. As for the OnePlus 5, it includes a Dual 16mp front and 8mp secondary camera. According to the recent reports, it is also to carry a DSLR-quality feature other features like one similar to the Portrait Mode of iPhone 7 Plus, and another with the slogan ‘Focus On What Matters’ are to spice up the photographic experience for the OnePlus users.

User Interface

The users comfortable with the ZenUI are not going to face any issue handling the latest version (3.0) as in the Asus Zenfone AR. The OnePlus 5 is rumored to have the cyanogens mod 11 S that would unlock various hidden apps for super usage. This will provide the users with fiddling around in the device while exploring the apps to the fullest.

Battery Life

Both the mentioned mobile phones are having the non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery. Considering the provided respective platforms of these phones, multi-tasking of the users ranging from hooking into the social media to online work and surf, the battery life is expected to satisfy any long day.

Summary

Both the Asus Zenfone AR and the OnePlus 5 are to be available in the markets by the mid of July 2017. The price tags are well matched to the entire makeover of these smartphones, as each of them are ready to give you a world of technology right in your palm.

Get the detailed overview of Asus Zenfone AR and the OnePlus 5:

Details

Features

Asus Zenfone AR

OnePlus 5

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTEGSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bandsYesYes
3G bandsYesYes
4G bandsYesYes
GPRSYesYes
EDGEYesYes
LAUNCHAnnounced2017, January22-Jun
LaunchExp. release 2017, Q222-Jun
BODYDimensions158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm (6.25 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)7 mm thickness
Weight170 g (6.00 oz)
SIMDual SIMDual SIM
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreenOptic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size5.7 inches5.5 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
MultitouchYesYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOSAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPUQuad-coreOcta-core
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 540
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GBNo
Internal64/128/256 GB, GB, 6/8 GB RAM64/128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary23 MPDual 16 MP
Secondary8 MP8 MP
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtonesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYesYes
3.5mm jackYesYes
FEATURESSensorsFingerprintFingerprint
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IMSMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
BrowserHTML5HTML5
JavaNoNo
COMMUNICATIONSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radioYes
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-GoNo
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
OTHERSColorsBlackGunmetal, Soft Gold, Midnight Black

Asus Zenfone AR vs OnePlus 5: Comparison Review - Detailed Specification