Tag Archive: Asus


ASUS commits to Android O, less bloat for the Zenfone 3 and 4 series

ASUS has promised Android 8.0 for its 2016 and 2017 phones.

There’s no nice way to say this, ASUS has a history bloated software and taking too much time with updates. I imported and owned the monstrous (and glorious) Zenfone 3 Ultra and my only real complaints with the device were the amount of pre-installed garbage and how slowly it got the Nougat update. It took me a full hour when I was setting up the device to turn  [Read More…]

ASUS unveils flagship ZenFone 4 series at global launch event

ZenFone 4 Pro leads the pack with dual cameras and Snapdragon 835.

ASUS has taken the wraps off its latest line of flagship smartphones in the ZenFone 4 line. And as in previous years, the Taiwanese company is fielding a wide range of handsets targeting different kinds of consumers.

The new range is based around the standard ZenFone 4, the mainstream flagship, which is equipped with dual cameras and a Snapdragon 660 processor —  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 4 series hands-on

Photography is front and center for the ZenFone 4 launch, as ASUS unveils four new dual-camera phones.

ASUS has just taken the wraps off its new flagship phones at a global launch event in Taipei, revealing a four completely new models with solid specs and some neat photographic tricks.

The ZenFone 4 line actually comes in six different flavors — there’s a ZenFone 4, 4 Pro, 4 Selfie, 4 Selfie Pro, 4 Max and 4 Max Pro  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone AR comes to Verizon for $650

The first phone with both VR and AR capabilities has debuted on Verizon.

Verizon is launching a bunch of new devices, including the massive battery-clad [Moto E4 Plus]https://www.androidcentral.com/moto-e4-plus-coming-us-august-3), but the main event is a phone that was announced all the way back at CES: the ASUS ZenFone AR.

The promise of a phone that combines Google’s nascent Tango and Daydream technologies in one device has been a long time coming, and Verizon appears to be the only  [Read More…]

Verizon adds the ASUS Zenfone AR, ZenPad Z8s, and prepaid Moto E4 Plus to its lineup

As anticipated, the ASUS Zenfone AR has finally landed on the market in the US. The Tango and Daydream-enabled phone is now available for pre-order at Verizon with a full retail price of $ 648. Alternatively customers can grab it for $ 0 down and $ 27/month for 24 months. Below you’ll find the ASUS Zenfone AR’s spec […]

ASUS Zenfone AR tipped to arrive at Verizon on August 3

Introduced back at CES 2017, the ASUS Zenfone AR has yet to become available for purchase in the US. Back in May, a press release issued by ASUS revealed the phone will launch as a Verizon exclusive this summer. Now it appears we finally have a launch date. According to The Android Report who apparently […]

ASUS teaser hints at dual rear cameras for the ZenFone 4

ASUS is the latest manufacturer to jump on the dual camera bandwagon.

ASUS is set to unveil the ZenFone 4 sometime next month, and if a recent teaser on ASUS Taiwan’s Facebook page is any indication, the phone will sport dual cameras at the back.

We’ve seen several companies roll out devices with dual cameras at the back, notably the OnePlus 5 and Xiaomi’s Mi 6. It’ll be interesting to see the direction ASUS takes with its  [Read More…]

ASUS getting back into phones in the UK starting with Zenfone AR

After a few years away, ASUS has announced it will begin selling smartphones in the UK again.

It begins with the Google Tango powered Zenfone AR which will be up for pre-order from ASUS directly beginning on July 21.

ASUS isn’t coming back with a budget phone, then. The Zenfone AR will cost a fairly hefty £799, and the premium is certainly added with having Tango. Folks who pre-order will also get a Google Daydream View  [Read More…]

ASUS’ Tango and Daydream-ready ZenFone AR debuts in India

World’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM lands in India.

When ASUS unveiled the ZenFone AR earlier this year, it became the first phone to feature 8GB of RAM. It’s also the first device that can handle both Tango and Daydream — Google’s AR and VR platforms. The ZenFone AR is now available for sale in India for ₹49,999 ($ 775), with the device exclusively sold on Flipkart.

The ZenFone AR has a 23MP primary camera  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenPad 3s 8.0 hands-on

ASUS hasn’t given up on Android tablets — its latest ZenPad looks like a decent metal-clad slate, though you’ll need have to contend with the company’s typically odd software UI.

Once upon a time it seemed like everyone wanted to release a cheap, small Android tablet. But unspectacular tablet sales — in part fuelled by the rise of larger phones — has cooled enthusiasm for the form factor among device makers. Nevertheless, Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS continues to  [Read More…]