Asus ZenFone AR smartphone review

The Asus ZenFone AR phone is only the second phone on the market to support Google Tango, following last year’s Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The ZenFone AR also supports Google’s Daydream VR platform — and looks like a regular Android phablet, too. But here’s why you shouldn’t buy the Asus ZenFone AR just for the “AR.” Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs

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BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON says:

Please focus on the AR. Wasted time on other useless stuff. Poor quality review. DISLIKE

fawad mirza says:

Use men to review.

Sean Montebello says:

I like the fact that Google’s pushing this tech with other manufacturers, but I hate ASUS’s software, the version of Android they push out is so clunky and looks extremely outdated.

Will Frame says:

Lauren is one of the few Goode things about the Verge right now.

KnightMD says:

Wow, with Tango, inside out positional tracking for VR should be amazing and NOPE: Daydream covers the Tango sensors!!!

pumpuppthevolume says:

using monocular visual odometry with the ipotato is a joke in comparison with the robustness and accuracy of these sensors…… . but don’t worry every phone will soon be this capable including the ipotato

Kevin Schmevin says:

Good review, please feel free to ignore all the haters below…

crusherbad64 says:

AR has been around for years. I remember playing AR games on the PSP and the DSi back in the day. Even when Sony and Nintendo pushed AR on the 3DS and PS Vita, no one gave a damn. Most people only use like 20% of what the phone can really do. Look at most iPhone users, why do you think Apple doesn’t do significant upgrades to the iPhones? It’s because the user base only uses the camera for pictures and videos for apps that uses them and makes the phone a little faster for newer mobile games and that’s it.

ronnor hgih says:

Just buy an axon 7………

Hobo Supremacy says:

Is it just me or is the protective plastic film you take off still on the bit that she says looks scratched?

Samot Roger says:

Display colours look washed out

Anthony Turner says:

haven’t heard someone say phablet in a long time

PTNLemay says:

So few phones support Android 7.1. I wonder if the changes they made to it were small enough that most manufacturers just chose to ignore it.

doge. says:

This phone is horrible. Out of all things to copy, they copy Touchwiz?

Vincent Cardona says:

Nice review. I was looking forward to this phone all year. I’m mostly interested in Daydream but AR seems like it could get more useful as more development happens. Good to know the camera is capable as well.

Luuk Smedts says:

Those bezzels

Pamon Ahmed says:

You are so beautiful…hahaha

Michael Opheim says:

Here for the girl

Иван Журавлев says:

love her!

Sgt Brobee says:

Actual video starts at 2:30

t. Hauser says:

I hope to see many more devices with Google’s Tango technology. Google Tango is years ahead and far superior to Apple’s ARKit.

Rounak Sadhukhan says:

Battery is still a great concern not only for phone also for laptops…

RiotStorm Personal says:

Couldn’t just clear the notifications for the thumbnail no?

Kushen Thimira says:

Do a review of Meizu Pro 7 Plus

Sharym Jaffery says:

im early let me think of a joke

air pods

dan smith says:

2:32 no other devices out there run both^

David Barry says:

Nougat is pronounced “noo-ga” not “nyewgart”! Honestly, you Americans haven’t a clue.

Camron Jahanshahi says:

Great review!

Darlin' Zurc says:

era exatamente o que pretendia fazer, comprar pq é um smart excelente e nao por causa do VR. Nem chegará ao BR.

Ariel Zabihi says:

Versus every iPhone that has ARkit

Ryan Tongs says:

nice review thank you

Vali says:

I would get it if was given for free, but I wouldn’t buy it. I would go for an iPhone again.

Rounak Sadhukhan says:

new battery tech!

Cy SwiftX says:

she nailed a lot of things, but marveling at the headphone jack is quite wrong :/ Tango isn’t that popular. AR-wise, ARKit by Apple already claimed the spotlight, VR-wise, there’s Daydream so I would personally think Tango is currently pointless.

joseph mathew says:

If you aren’t buying this phone for the AR, aren’t there other phones that are better than this

Nathan Alvarez says:

Is it just me, or is there a lack of color in this? Like it feels like the colors were muted for this video for no reason.

Ike Phipps says:

Why does this seem like a 60 minutes interview

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