Reviews (7.7/10 Avg. rating)


Engadget

A 'better' Tango phone doesn't mean much

Asus ZenFone AR

from Engadget
Lenovo's Phab2 Pro might have been first, but the ZenFone AR's superior hardware makes it the best Tango device yet. That's not really saying much, though: The Tango experience isn't much better than it was a year ago, and there still isn't much there to win over people who haven't already bought into Google's AR vision. If you're already tantalized by the potential of augmented reality to change how we see the world, the ZenFone AR is worth looking into. For literally everyone else who just wants a damn good all-around smartphone, there's little here for you... Full review
Alphr

A fascinating foray into augmented reality, but it nowhere near justifies its crazy price

Asus ZenFone AR

from Alphr
If you’re really determined to see the glass as half full, and are willing to squint a bit, you can just about see the outline of Asus’s thinking. Sure, there are plenty of great phones already out there, but maybe the public is secretly dying for AR, and is willing to pay a premium for a smartphone that promises to bring it into the mainstream... Full review
Android Police

A decent phone, but Tango still fails to impress

Asus ZenFone AR

from Android Police
The ZenFone AR isn't a bad phone, but it isn't a great one, either. In the end, I don't that it's worth buying currently. Tango is cool and all, but you'll likely play with it a few times and never open it (or the apps) again. And even though ZenUI is better than it's ever been, there's still the issue of Asus' OS update track record to consider... Full review
Tom's Guide

A big step forward for augmented reality

Asus ZenFone AR

from Tom's Guide
The Asus ZenFone AR is the first smartphone to offer both Google Daydream and Project Tango in one stylish, pocket-friendly device... Full review
GreenBot

A better phone for Tango AR but far from perfect

Asus ZenFone AR

from GreenBot
If you’re dying to try out AR on an Android phone, then by all means buy a Zenfone AR. There are enough Tango apps in the Play Store to get your money’s worth, and the platform will only get stronger and more robust. But if you’re looking for a new phone and only have a casual interest in AR, I’d pass. The reality is that it’s just not good enough for the price... Full review
Android Headlines

The Best Of AR And VR

Asus ZenFone AR

from Android Headlines

ASUS has crafted an amazing phone, and likely their best phone ever. It’s more expensive than many ASUS phones, which often try to compete in the higher value-for-money market segment, but as a result it offers more premium features than those devices do. In addition to that, the ZenFone AR is the first device to support both Google Tango and Google Daydream ecosystems, making this the ultimate AR and VR phone. There’s some trade-offs when comparing to other 2017 flagships, like a slightly slower processor and no waterproofing, but you’ll be getting capabilities that no ot... Full review

Expert Reviews

The phone that warps reality

Asus ZenFone AR

from Expert Reviews
For once, I have a straightforward verdict to write, and that’s because, categorically, the Asus Zenfone AR is not a phone I’d recommend. This is not because there’s anything fundamentally wrong with phone itself. Indeed, it’s nice to see a smartphone company branching out and doing something different and the screen, camera, design and performance are all perfectly acceptable. It’s just that, for £800, you can do better... Full review
TechRadar

The phone to spearhead the new mobile AR and VR movement

Asus ZenFone AR

from TechRadar
The Asus Zenfone AR is a great demo for augmented reality and Daydream virtual reality, even if it shows AR is begging for more great apps. However, it’s a tough sell when the phone costs as much as a Galaxy S8 Plus but has a less striking design, no water resistance and less power... Full review
Tech Advisor

Nails the high-end look

Asus ZenFone AR

from Tech Advisor

The Asus Zenfone AR is an incredible piece of kit for those looking for something AR- and VR-ready, as it’s the only smartphone to boast both Project Tango and Google Daydream support. The AR capabilities are incredible, although it’s somewhat limited by the apps available on Google Play at the moment. Moving beyond that, the smartphone is sleek, gorgeous and features an incredibly detailed WQHD display that’s more than enough to display the highly detailed images you’ll capture on the rear-facing 23Mp snapper. The only downside to this amazing piece of tech is the s... Full review

The Indian Express

There is more here beyond AR and VR

Asus ZenFone AR

from The Indian Express
When I started reviewing the phone for its AR and VR capabilities, it dawned on me that this is a pretty good Android phone overall with good features and dependable performance. Given its good design quotient with faux leather back and metallic sides, along with the subdued Zen UI and high quality camera, I would suggest that you should consider this phone as a good all-round Android option... Full review
Jim

He is fast and stable the memory is never full

Asus ZenFone 2

4 gig of ram and 64 gig of space for a great price!
4 gig of ram and 64 gig of space for a great price! Less
Anisha

Budget phone with ok performance but poor battery

Asus ZenFone 4

I purchased my zenfone 4 about 7 months back, and I have been facing performance and battery issues since the past 2-3 months. It can handle the everyday tasks well in its initial phase for a few months, and you might love its great UI and colour scheme, but later on you will face lagging in even s... More
I purchased my zenfone 4 about 7 months back, and I have been facing performance and battery issues since the past 2-3 months. It can handle the everyday tasks well in its initial phase for a few months, and you might love its great UI and colour scheme, but later on you will face lagging in even simple web browsing , social networking, reading documents or while switching between different apps. Another main concern is the battery. After using for about 4-5 months, you will notice that even a full charge will drain out in 3-4 hours even with simple phone usage like calling or messaging. Even the battery saver mode doesn't come to the rescue. The primary camera is good for its price but the front camera gives very poor picture quality. Low light photography is next to impossible. Otherwise, looks wise the handset is good. Anyone who is looking for a budget phone for temporary usage may consider buying this. Less
Jaxx Zaxx Zakaria

I love it but its not that perfect.

Asus ZenFone 5

love the phone, love the design, the processor, the interface but one thing I hate about it is that the screen cracks easily. should a gorilla glass break easily???
love the phone, love the design, the processor, the interface but one thing I hate about it is that the screen cracks easily. should a gorilla glass break easily??? Less
Had it all of 19 days Xmas gift bought on black Friday after Thanksgiving. Already failed!!! Battery won't charge due to tablet failure to recognise. All I get is battery symbol with a ?. Took to meijers was told to trickle charge off back off computer then switch back to provided charger.this didn... More
Had it all of 19 days Xmas gift bought on black Friday after Thanksgiving. Already failed!!! Battery won't charge due to tablet failure to recognise. All I get is battery symbol with a ?. Took to meijers was told to trickle charge off back off computer then switch back to provided charger.this didn't work. Don't want to return because would lose the black Friday discount 70$.tried to get warranty info for return so far nothing works. Called California got answering machine .worked great when it worked Less
Emily g.

Unbelievably fragile

Asus Transformer Book Duet

I have had two of the Asus transformer books. the first one broke after falling off of my bed, three feet up. I used the warranty and got a new one. three months later I dropped it from two feet. the screen shattered. would not recommend.
I have had two of the Asus transformer books. the first one broke after falling off of my bed, three feet up. I used the warranty and got a new one. three months later I dropped it from two feet. the screen shattered. would not recommend. Less
I've had this for just over a year and I could not be more unhappy with it. At first I thought it was user error, but after much patience, I've decided that its not me, its the computer. It has a mind of its own. The volume control on the side stays on and either goes to 0% or 100% and nothing in... More
I've had this for just over a year and I could not be more unhappy with it. At first I thought it was user error, but after much patience, I've decided that its not me, its the computer. It has a mind of its own. The volume control on the side stays on and either goes to 0% or 100% and nothing in between. I will be typing in a document and it will randomly change to a different line, or worse, change to a different app. The battery life is not as advertised. The keyboard is wearing out. I've talked with customer service multiple times and nothing has been fixed. Less
F. Landivar

WORST ASUS COMMITMENT

Google Nexus 7

I used the tablet almost one year and before warranty expires and without any physical or water damage the screen began having a vertical line. Sent for warranty and they denied it arguing customer damage despite the tablet was intact, no scratches, never dropped and used always with a hard case. Be... More
I used the tablet almost one year and before warranty expires and without any physical or water damage the screen began having a vertical line. Sent for warranty and they denied it arguing customer damage despite the tablet was intact, no scratches, never dropped and used always with a hard case. Besides to denying a deserved warranty they were trying to steal trying to charge $185 for repair while the new model can be bought for $230 and the same model for $160. DONT TRUST GOOGLE ASUS WARRANTY and go with a more trusted brand. Less

Love this tablet!

Asus MeMO Pad 8

I love the size. ALSO, it is very fast, with a beautiful display.
I love the size. ALSO, it is very fast, with a beautiful display. Less

Great tablet at a very affordable price.

Asus MeMO Pad HD 7

I have a Galaxy Tab 2.7, an iPad mini and a nexus 7 (all to be given later as presents to friends). I bought the memopad HD 7 because the reviews fascinated me and I wanted to see how good it is. Well, its now my go to tablet for day to day so I obviously really like it. I don't understand what some... More
I have a Galaxy Tab 2.7, an iPad mini and a nexus 7 (all to be given later as presents to friends). I bought the memopad HD 7 because the reviews fascinated me and I wanted to see how good it is. Well, its now my go to tablet for day to day so I obviously really like it. I don't understand what some reviewers elsewhere have said about creaky body, mine doesn't creak at all. Its beryllium solid. Same with complaints about the protruding back lip, I find the memopad far more comfortable than the nexus 7 and lighter. I find no difference in speed at all with the above 7" tablets. Mine works like a breeze. Battery life is important to me and only the iPad mini beats it. I'm not into bright colours so the dark blue back is fine for me and I think its a very fine design. Perhaps people have thought it looks tacky if they have one of the bright colours which I would agree look tacky but the dark blue is quite acceptable. So, no complaints at all. Memory expansion is a real bonus and it reads three memory card very quickly and it sits very stably in the little hole. The speakers are a vast improvement on the nexus 7 speakers which are frankly rubbish. Overall I would say this is a great little tablet regardless of price but given that it can be picked up for as little as £129 in Currys its an absolute steal and a gem. I wholeheartedly recommend it. Less

I hated the phone

Garmin-Asus Garminfone A50

because I couldn't call out or answer a call without it ending the call on its own. Took it back to the store since I couldn't call or receive calls on it and they replaced it with a new one. I was thrilled that I could call out and receive, except I was shocked to find that now, I had no maps. Wh... More
because I couldn't call out or answer a call without it ending the call on its own. Took it back to the store since I couldn't call or receive calls on it and they replaced it with a new one. I was thrilled that I could call out and receive, except I was shocked to find that now, I had no maps. Whenever I tried to use any of the Garmin features, I had no maps and I couldn't even add my own home address because it kept telling me that there was no data for that location (I live in a city and not some rural unknown place). I was so frustrated spending hours with tech support and with Garmin support to end up with nothing. Should I also mention that it created a second contact for every contact I had that had a second number (example one with the home number and one with the mobile number). I took it back and after much arguing with the supplier, I finally got an authorization to get it exchanged for a new model of phone. STAY AWAY! Less

Contact Information

Phone Number:
1-888-678-3688​

Helpful Links

Official WebsiteFacebookTwitter


Asus Question?

Visit the Asus Q&A Forum to get answers, ask a question or help others.