Review: Asus Zenfone AR

Review: Asus Zenfone AR

By Udit Agarwal

The Asus ZenFone AR, the first smartphone in the world which comes with support for Google Daydream and Tango, has been launched in India at the price of Rs. 49,999. Along with this, the ZenFone AR has RAM of 8GB and will be available exclusively on an ecommerce platform Flipkart.

Asus ZenFone AR specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone AR runs on the Zen User Interface 3.0 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It sports a 5.7-inch Quad high Definition (1440x2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and claims of over 100 percent support for NTSC colour gamut. The smartphone is powered and supported by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC that's been optimized for Google Tango and Daydream VR performance, and is paired with the RAM of 8GB.

On the photography department, the Asus ZenFone AR sports a 23-megapixel primary rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0, 6P Largan lens, Tri Tech Focus System (dual-PDAF, laser autofocus, continuous autofocus), RGB sensor for colour correction, 4-axis OIS for photos, 3-axis EIS for videos, and RAW file support. The company claims the TriTech system can focus as fast as 0.03 seconds. On the front department, it bears a 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, a 85-degree wide-angle lens, and dual-LED flash. The front camera offers HDR and real time beautification modes.

The other connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared sensor, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a battery capacity of 3300mAh which is a non removable one with support for Quick Charge 3.0 that with the bundled 18W charger can provide 60 percent capacity in 18 mins.