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The VR-focused Asus Zenfone Ares Launched with 2K Resolution and 128GB Internal Storage

Asus Zenfone Ares drops from the Asus platform as smartphone equipped with AR and VR features. It also packs 2K resolution in its Super AMOLED display. Check out the full details of the phone as you read on.

Asus Zenfone Ares gets into the market with endearing specs that meets the eyes. Every now and then, OEMs have to deliver spectacular features in their devices in a bid to have an edge over competitors.

This new smartphone from Asus is one that’ll get eyes rolling, that’s a given. With Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) on board, the smartphone presents an awesome user experience. Amazingly, the Snapdragon 821 chipset, a very competent one at that, serves as the powerhouse of this device.

Let’s get to know more about this loveable edifice, shall we?

Asus Zenfone Ares Quick Review – What You Need To Know

The Asus Zenfone Ares sports a metallic unibody design that grants nice aesthetics. This phone has a rectangular compartment for the camera lenses and added features at the rear. At the front, the fingerprint scanner placed at the bottom bezel can be easily handled with the thumb.

In the display department, the Super AMOLED screen sized at 5.7 inches directs the smartphone’s visible output. There’s the Tru2life technology that enhances outdoor visibility and presentation of oil-repellant coating. Nonetheless, the display is relayed remarkably by a 2K resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels) and 16:9 aspect ratio. The Corning Gorilla Glass 4 does well to serve adequate protection for the smartphone’s screen.

The 23MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture captures brilliant images on the phone. Features such as 3x zoom, AR 3D effects and a host of others improve the quality of the camera’s output. For the production of selfies, an 8MP camera gets conjoined with  85-degree wide viewing angle lens.

Fortunately, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC powers the phone alongside an Octa-core 2.35GHz CPU. The Adreno 530 GPU disseminates the smartphone’s graphics properly without difficulties. On the software front, the Android Nougat OS is active.

As much as 8GB RAM is available to ensure the smartphone’s apps run smoothly. The space available for keeping files is incredibly large at 128GB. In fact, it can be increased to 400GB with the aid of a MicroSD card. Finally, the phone runs for a long time due to the 3,300mAh Li-Ion battery on board.

Asus Zenfone Ares Key Specs

Here are the Asus Zenfone Ares key specifications…

Display 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2560 pixels
OS Android 7.0 Nougat OS
Processor Octa-core 2.35GHz Snapdragon Processor
Storage 128GB ROM + 8GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 400GB)
Camera 23MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,300mAh
Price N100,000 – N110,000

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Asus Zenfone Ares

Asus Zenfone Ares Price and Availability

The Asus Zenfone Ares launched June 2018, it is available in colors Black. You can order the phone from the following online shopping markets using any of the links below. Asus Zenfone Ares retails at $300 (₦100,000 – ₦110,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY ASUS ZENFONE ARES).

Asus Zenfone Ares Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 Nougat OS
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension: 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM + Micro SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2560 pixels (515 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4


  • Rear Camera: 23MP camera, 1080p@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: AR 3D Effects, VR effects, Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 400GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 5.76/42.2Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (front-facing)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,300mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

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