The Asus Zenfone with AR segment: The Tango Charlie

When Asus decided to collaborate with Google to make the next tango phone, Zenfone, AR was born.


The Asus Zenfone AR is available in the market with its amazing and pleasantly surprising features. It is the first smartphone in the world to support both the Google’s Tango AR and Daydream VR platforms. It gives an amazing experience of photography with its TriCam system sporting a 23-megapixel camera along with motion-tracking and depth sensing technology.

Sneak Peek

The ZenFone AR is known for two things: being the first cell phone to have 8GB of RAM, and the first to pack both of Google’s Tango AR and Daydream VR stages. It offers a peak in the exciting future of cell phones.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
Awesome Camera with 23 megapixel

Google Tango Technology

Best Gaming Experience

Better Display

Impressive Audio Quality

Power Packed Performance

Poor Battery Life

Colourless (only Option is Black)

Non Removable Battery

Secondary Camera needs Improvement






Pleasant Dispalay

Asus Zenfone AR comes with an impressive and a beautiful display having a 5.7-inch screen which is very pleasant to look at for the users. The display comes with a 1440×2560 pixel determination which means 515 pixel density. The show onboard has a 2ms perseverance rate, or how quick the pictures take to blur from the pixels as they change, and 1ms reaction timing, which controls how quickly the pixels can illuminate and shut down as the frames of display change.


Best In The Market Camera And Sound Quality

Asus Zenfone AR comes with a 23 MP camera with an amazing picture quality.  There are three sensors in the camera. One of the best features is that it will be fun for the users to use the camera as it is fast to focus and capture photos. The 8-megapixel selfie camera on the Zenfone AR is enhanced with a beautification mode. However, there are HDR Pro, Slow Motion, Selfie Panorama, and Low Light modes also. Sound quality is great as well. The single speaker on the base of the mobile phone can get shockingly uproarious and when you connect a couple of wired earphones, you can enjoy 24-bit high-definition sound.


Nitrous Boost for the Performance

The Asus Zenfone AR runs Android 7.0 and Asus’ own particular ZenUI user interface. The combination of the advanced Snapdragon 821 SoC and 8GB of RAM guarantees a smooth usage all around. Asus is also known for a bunch of preinstalled apps. Playing games on Asus Zenfone is also going to be a great experience. 


Still Misses Some Updates

The smartphone comes with 3300mAH battery which lasts only for about ten hours on an average use, which is way less than the average time. Also, the Zenfone battery life gets worse when the users play games or use AR or VR apps. Also instead of processor 821, Asus should have gone with snapdragon 835 with eight cores which could have improved the performance of the phone.

Some Unique Features of Asus Zenfone AR

·The first smartphone with 8GB RAM.
·It is a complete package with AR and VR support.
·It comes with 5.7inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch.
·It is worked with TriCam framework innovation which comprises of three back cameras, a movement following, profundity detecting, and high-definition.
·It is built with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Chipset.

Tech Specs


Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.70 x 77.40 x 8.90
Weight (g) 170.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No
Colours Black


Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels


Processor quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 2000


Rear camera 23-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel


Operating System Android 7.0
Skin ZenUI 3.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Infrared No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


To conclude we just want to say that the Asus Zenfone AR is going to change the definition of the smartphone in the mobile world with its collaboration with Google’s Tango AR and Daydream VR stages. This is the first ever smart phone with Google’s Tango and Daydream, which changes the way you communicate with the world and extends your vision. With the Daydream you can encounter superb virtual reality. The poor battery life may disappoint the users. To sum up, we just want to say it is a good buy for innovative smartphone lovers.


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"Gadgets For You" Belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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