Price and specifications
ASUS ZenFone Ares smartphone

Screen size 5.7 "
Storage space 128 GB
Primary camera resolution 22.5 Mpx
Selfie camera resolution 8 Mpx
Battery capacity 3 300 mAh

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Smartphones ASUS ZenFone Ares

Release DateJune 2018
Availability On sale
Brand ASUS
Model ZenFone Ares

The Asus Zenfone Ares was released in June 2018 as a mid-tier fully functional smartphone option. Inside of the box you’ll receive: Asus Zenfone Ares handset, power adapter, warranty docs, English user manual, SIM eject tool, Type-C USB cable, & built-in 3,300mAh battery. Let’s take a closer look at the Ares to see if it’s the right choice for you.

The Ares comes with 8GB of 1866Mhz LPDDR4 RAM in addition to 128GB of internal ROM storage. Memory on the device can be expanded up to 2TB by way of a microSDHC, microSDXC, or microSD card. The phone uses double channel memory & comes with the following sensors: proximity, compass, light, gyroscope, hall, barometer, fingerprint, & accelerometer.

Power the Ares is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro 64-bit SoC backed by a quad-core Kyro CPU. The CPU uses 2x 2.35GHz Kyro cores & 2x 2.0GHz Kyro cores to deliver ultimate performance. The Ares comes with a Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU unit that uses 28nm process technology to deliver stunning graphics.

The Ares has a dual-camera set-up that uses one front lens & rear-facing lens, the front-facing camera uses an 8MP lens with a f/2.0 aperture. The primary camera on the device uses a 22MP lens that is capable of capturing photos in a max resolution of 5488 x 4096 pixels. The primary camera on the device comes with the following features: face detection, digital zoom, touch focus, white balance settings, ISO settings, HDR, geotagging, exposure compensation, & more.

The Ares comes with a 5.7inches Super AMOLED QHD+ capacitive touchscreen that uses 24-bit color depth. The phone displays color in 16M and has multi-touch functionality in addition to corning gorilla glass 4 protection.

For connectivity options on the Ares, you get the following: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11n 5GHz, dual-band, 2x2 MiMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, & GPS.


Design & Screen

Color Black
Body materials Metal
Size 77.4 x 158.7 x 9 mm (millimeters)
3.05 x 6.25 x 0.35 " (inches)
Weight 170 g (grams)
6 oz (ounces)


Screen size 5.7 " (inches)
144.8 mm (millimeters)
Display area 73.17 %
Type Super Amoled
Resolution 1440x2560 px
Pixel density 3x eXtra High density
515 ppi (pixels per inch)
201 ppcm (pixels per centimetre)
Features Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Scratch resistant
100% NTSC
Bluelight Filter


Main camera

Primary camera resolution 22.5 Mpx (3 558 x 6 324)
Sensor Sony IMX318 Exmor RS
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Sensor type CMOS
Aperture f/2.0, f/2.0
Slow motion video 30 fps (frames per second)
Features Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom
Optical Stabilization (OIS)
Face Detection
Touch focus
ISO settings
White balance settings
Exposure compensation
Macro mode
Scene mode

Front camera

Selfie camera resolution 8 Mpx (2 121 x 3 772)

Others features

Additional information 2nd gen Laser autofocus, Phase detection, 4-axis; 4 stops OIS, Contrast autofocus, Blue filter glass, 6-element lens, Depth sensing camera, Motion tracking camera

Device Hardware

Processing unit

Processor family Qualcomm
SoC (Model) Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
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64 Bits Yes
CPU 2x 2.35 GHz Kryo, 2x 2.0 GHz Kryo
CPU type Quad-core
4 cores
Frequency 2.35 GHz (gigahertz)
2350 MHz (megahertz)

Graphics & Memory

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 530
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes)
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Storage space 128 GB (gigabytes)
ca. equivalent to
23273 Songs
51200 Photos
427 Movies

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SD card slot Yes
SIM SD Card slot Yes


Fingerprint Yes
Barometer Yes
Compass Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Hall Yes
Light Yes
Proximity sensing Yes


Battery capacity 3300 mAh
Type Li-Ion, Li-Ion
Fast charging Yes
Removable battery No


Mobile networks

4G 850, 700, 1700/2100, 900, 1900, 1800, 2600, 2100
3G 850, 800, 1900, 900, 2100
2G 900, 850, 1900, 1800

SIM card

SIM card form Nano SIM + Nano SIM + Nano SIM + Nano SIM + Nano SIM


IEEE Standards 802.11a
Wi-Fi features Dual band
WiFi Hotspot
WiFi Direct


Bluetooth version 4.2
Bluetooth features


Navigation supports A-GPS


USB Battery Charging Yes
USB Type C Yes

Others features

3.5 mm jack Yes
Infrared Yes

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