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

Jun 18, 2017, 4:18 pm

Aniruddha P.

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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.


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.


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:



Asus Zenfone AR

OnePlus 5

2G bands Yes Yes
3G bands Yes Yes
4G bands Yes Yes
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2017, January 22-Jun
Launch Exp. release 2017, Q2 22-Jun
BODY Dimensions 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm (6.25 x 3.06 x 0.35 in) 7 mm thickness
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Quad-core Octa-core
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 540
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB No
Internal 64/128/256 GB, GB, 6/8 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 23 MP Dual 16 MP
Secondary 8 MP 8 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint Fingerprint
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM SMS, MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
COMMUNICATIONS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Radio FM radio Yes
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go No
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
OTHERS Colors Black Gunmetal, Soft Gold, Midnight Black


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