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Asus ZenFone AR review (video)

Asus ZenFone AR review (video)


Buy it for the phone, not for the AR

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Earlier this week we published a full review of the Asus ZenFone AR, a new, $600 Android smartphone that supports both Google Tango AR and Google Daydream VR. And it manages to do that in a much slimmer phone body than the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the only other other Tango phone that’s available. Throw in desktop-grade graphics processing, six to eight gigabytes of RAM, and a 23-megapixel rear camera, and you’ve got yourself a pretty good Android phone.

But the AR and VR portion of this phone aren’t fully realized yet — and there are a couple other things you should consider before taking the ZenFone AR plunge. The video below gives a close-up look at the phone.