Sunday, October 21, 2018

Asus Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone AR
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821(Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo))
  • RAM: 4/8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 32/64/128/256 GB
  • Display: 5.7 inches
  • Camera: 23 MP/8 MP
  • OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

9.4 4.7 1
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Software 9 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Value For Money 9 / 10

In January 2017, Asus has launched their device Asus Zenfone AR in the market. The phone is available in Black colour variant. It is the first Tango-enabled as well as Daydream ready device. Its expected price at Rs. 39,999.

Display and Design

The Asus Zenfone AR comes with 5.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. It has display resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels at a pixel density of 515 ppi. It measures 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm with a weight of 170 g (6.00 oz). The screen is shielded with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Hardware and Software

The Asus Zenfone AR runs on the Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat) based on ASUS ZenUI 3.0. It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset and Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor. It has a support of Adreno 530 GPU. The device comes with 4/8 GB of RAM. It packs a 32/64/128/256 GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256 GB via MicroSD card slot.

Battery and Camera

The Asus Zenfone AR consists of Li-Ion 3300 mAh capacity with a Non-removable battery. It has a feature of Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0). It packs a 23 MP primary camera and a 8 MP secondary camera. The primary camera is capable of 2160p@30fps video recording. It includes geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, OIS (4-axis), 3x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, depth & motion tracking sensors.

Sensors and Connectivity

The phone is a Dual SIM device that accepts Nano-SIM. Sensors on the phone have included Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted), accelerometer sensor, gyro sensor, proximity sensor and compass sensor. Some connectivity options are included:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth- v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB- v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Asus Zenfone AR - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm (6.25 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight
    170 g (6.00 oz)
  • Colors
    Black

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.7 inches
  • Resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16 M Colos
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    515 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    up to 10 fingers
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - Project Tango
    - Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
    - Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
    - MP4/H.264 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 530
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4/8 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32/64/128/256 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    ASUS ZenUI 3.0

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    23 MP
  • Image
    1080p
  • Video
    2160p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    1/2.6" sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, f/2.0, OIS (4-axis), 3x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, depth & motion tracking sensors
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash
  • Secondary
    8 MP

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3300 mAh battery
  • Placement
    Non-removable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.2, A2DP, LE GPS
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack