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Asus ZenFone ARInterested face
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Always-on context awareness using Qualcomm All-Ways Aware hub

"The Asus Zenfone AR uses the Qualcomm All-Way Aware sensor hub that provides the phone with its ultra low-power always-on feature, which can provide.."

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Camera

100% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Asus ZenGone AR rear camera supports the RAW file format, a non-destructive and minimally processed digital negative image format that contains the Raw color data directly from the sensor and used by photographers to process the image to their liking. I personally shoot in Raw with my DSLR camera...

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4K video recording option

The Asus ZenFone AR can record 4K resolution videos, as of the time of writing, this is the highest video recording resolution available for mobile phones.

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The Asus ZenFone AR features not less than three cameras on its back. One camera is used for motion tracking (the bottom left one), a second camera for depth sensing (the right one) and a 23MP camera (the bottom left one). The phone uses all those three cameras to create a 3D model of your...

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Performance & Hardware

100% user satisfaction score (14 votes)
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The Asus Zenfone AR uses the second version Universal Flash Storage UFS 2.0, which is according to Samsung official website, is three times faster than eMMC 5.1 and was designed to match the performance need of high-end mobile devices. The Asus Zenfone AR needs it mainly for its Tango feature,...

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32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage variations

The Asus ZenFone AR is being offered in not less than four UFS 2.0 internal storage variations, including a 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB - which obviously vary in price.

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Advanced Vapor Cooling System

The Asus ZenFone AR features a custom-made advanced Vapor Cooling System that was designed to reduce heat and prevent overheating when the phone uses it's AR and VR features, because those feature use intensive computing processing.

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The Asus ZenFone AR is the first smartphone in the world to come with 8GB of RAM. There is also going to be model with lower amount of RAM, including a 6GB variant. I was amazed to hear that, because my HP i7 laptop has 8GB of RAM and this phone now comes with amount of RAM of a good laptop...

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The Asus ZenFone AR is a Daydream-ready mobile phone. This means that the phone is compatible with the Daydream View VR headset, it's optimized to deliver a great mobile VR experience as Google planned for it to do and it's compatible with all the Daydream apps and games. There aren't many Daydream...

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USB Type-C port

The Asus ZenFone AR comes with a USB-C port for data syncing and charging. USB Type-C is the latest USB standard port that will soon be used for most mobile phones as everyone moves from older USB ports to this this type.

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To make augmented reality work and be convincing and reliable, the generation of the augmented image and the registration of the real and virtual image has to be very fast and accurate. If it isn't fast enough, it wouldn't provide the user with a real-time like perception and smooth continuity of...

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The Adreno 530 GPU integrated into the Snapdragon 821 is one of the most powerful graphics processor one the market right now and it was design to do some serious graphics computing work and to boost the 3D performance of the device, which is especially useful for games of course. There are already...

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The Asus Zenfone AR uses the Qualcomm All-Way Aware sensor hub that provides the phone with its ultra low-power always-on feature, which can provide useful contextual information and supports Google Awareness API. Those ongoing processes are therefore done on a dedicated Hexagon DSP processor and...

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Asus ZenFone AR is the first phone in the world to support both Google Tango augmented reality and Daydream virtual reality, a Tang-enabled and Daydream-ready on a single smartphone device. You no longer need to decide whether to buy, a Tango-enabled phone or a Daydream-ready one.These two...

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Design

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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The Asus ZenFone AR is a really nice looking device. Although we certainly seen better stylish phones than this, I still like the leather-like Charcoal Black finish at the back and the diamond-cut metal frame make the phone look slick and modern.The leatherette finish should feel really comfortable...

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Only available in one color (Black)

The Zenfone AR is only available in one color and it would be nice if in the future Asus releases it in more color variations.

Audio
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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For the ZenFone AR to gives users a great AR and VR experiences, Asus also needed to deliver a great audio experience. You might not think about it at first, but spatial audio is essential to provide users with more authentic VR and AR experiences, especially in VR where your entire field of view is...

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Software/Apps

100% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box

The Asus ZenFone AR comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, Google's latest mobile operating system as of the time of writing.

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One of the best emerging technologies in last couple of years is definitely augmented reality and virtual reality, and those both technologies has proven itself in the gaming industry. These two technologies will continue to evolve and conquer the gaming industry in 2017 and beyond. The Asus ZenFone...

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Connectivity

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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3.5mm audio jack for connecting an external stereo headphone

With all of its advanced features and probably a great need fo internal space, Asus didn't drop the 3.5mm audio jack like Apple did, and it still comes with a USB Type-C 2.0 connector as well.

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Support for the much faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard

The Asus ZenFone AR supports the fifth-generation 802.11ac standard, which is much faster than the 802.11n WiFi which almost all mobile phones support nowadays.

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Display

100% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Gorilla Glass 4 protecting the screen from scratches and breakage

The ZenFone AR display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass that protected the screen from scratches and breakage. This is not the latest Gorilla Glass 5 version, but still offers strong protection nevertheless.

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According to the official Asus ZenFone AR specs, the phone's screen has 60ms touch response time, which is mostly important when playing games where you want the screen to quickly response to register touch events as fast as possible and this vary between different screens.I never heart about any...

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The Asus ZenFone AR comes with a large 5.7-inch 2K Super AMOLED display. The reason why this display is super important is that it need to enhance the AR and VR capabilities of this smartphone. Augmented reality really work best with larger screen, for the reason that the screen itself is the window...

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Battery

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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The ZenFone AR supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 which allows you to charge your phone up t 40% faster. Charging time is the same in 2.0, but 3.0 brings improved efficiency. Using a smart battery management technology make it quick and easy to charge your battery. This advanced battery charging...

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The Asus Zenfone AR features a 3,300 mAh battery, which in my opinion is pretty bad considering that this phone comes with Daydream and Google Tango features, which lead consumers who intend to buy this phone for AR and VR gaming, to charge it very frequently and it will definitely impose limited...

Other Features
0% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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As of the moment, there aren't aren't a lot of of apps and games available for Google Tango. Of course Tango needs to start somewhere, and with Lenovo Phab 2 Pro being the first device to support Tango apps but being not that impressive smartphone in general, it was just a matter of time until we...