As promised earlier, Asus has launched its Pegasus 3 smartphone in China and will be the successor to the Pegasus2 that was launched in 2015. This device will be coming with a 5.2 inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD display and offers 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE support. The handset features a metallic body that and will be available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Gray color variants. The device comes in 2GB as well as 3GB variants and is priced at 1299 Yuan and 1499 Yuan respectively. Pegasus 3 also sports a fingerprint sensor at the back for secured operations of the device.
Asus has pushed an unknown quad-core processor with a clocking speed of 1.3 GHz and there is also a 4100 mAh battery making it a direct competitor to Meizu M3S and Xiaomi’s Redmi 3S. We have seen Asus launching three new devices in Zenfone 3 lineup dubbed as Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra.
Followed are the tips and tricks of the device that will be helpful to know more about the device.
Does the device support Screen pinning? How to use it??
Pegasus 3 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with customized Zen UI on top. Since screen pinning option is available on all the devices that run Android 5.1 or more, this handset does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.
How can I insert SIM card on Pegasus 3?
It is easy to insert SIM on this device and is same as most of the handsets in the market firstly switch off your device if you have booted it and remove the metallic back panel. Now insert the SIM in their respective port and put back the cover and power on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and will be ready to use once the device is setup.
What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
Pegasus 3 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual stand by. The SIM card backed by the device is Micro SIM card, and both the SIM’s will support 4G connectivity.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over mobile via Tethering option that is available on almost all the smart phones. To use this feature on your Pegasus 3, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. Now tap on the Portable hotspot and click on Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu.
How can I take a Screenshot on my Pegasus 3?
With the help of screenshot, you can take an instant image of the screen. This ensures that you can view this image when required. To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application later.
How to use the kids mode on this device?
Asus Pegasus 3 has got and inbuilt kids mode option on this device. It helps you secure your device when you give your device to children. All you need to do is activate the kids mode and select the apps that you want to appear in kids mode and save it. To enable, Tap on the kids mode app, set a password and select the apps and save. Once it is done, the rest of the screen won’t be accessed. If you want to come out from the kids mode, you need to tap on the exit button. Now enter the pin and click OK to exit.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
Android updates are helpful to fix the minor bugs on the device. To check for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.
What are the Pre-installed Apps on the Asus Pegasus 3?
The handset comes with pre-installed apps like Apps4U (clean master, Dr.Safety, Zinio, Amazon Kindle), Google Apps. Personalization (Asus cover, Themes), photography (photo collage, Camera). Social (Zen circle, Zen Talk), kids mode, the mini movie, MyASUS, Weather, UP, ZenFlash pre-installed on it. All the apps are available in respective folders.
How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Pegasus 3, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.
How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
To customize quick settings in the notification panel, click on the edit button in the notification panel and select that apps that you to add your notification panel. Selected options will appear in notification panel in 3 rows.
What are the Layout preferences on this device?
The device comes in Two layouts One layer mode and Two layer mode. One layer mode, It does not include All apps button. So all the apps are available on the home screen and easy to use. Two layer mode, it includes the All app button and is same as that of original Android experience. To set this on your device, long-press on the home screen/ swipe from button manage home appears on the screen. Now, tap and preferences and in the new list tap on layouts. Further, you can change from one layer mode to two layer mode by tapping on the apply button.
How to use the Power saving modes on the Pegasus 3?
The power saving mode helps you to increase the battery life in case of emergency. To enable this option on your device, click on setting, scroll down to device list and click on battery. Further, click on the menu button and tap on power saver and click on battery modes. There are two types of battery modes available on this device, Smart-saving mode, and Ultra-saving mode. These two saving modes can be customized as per the requirement of the user. The Ultra-saving mode maximizes the battery life and disconnects the network connection when it is active. Click on the type of power saving mode that you want to use. The power saving mode is successfully activated on your device.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
What is Easy mode and how can you this on Asus Pegasus 3?
The easy mode provides you a friendly interface experience with simple layout and core functions. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, head over to personal, and tap on Easy mode. Now, click on the Off button to enable it. The mode of your device now changed from normal mode to the easy mode where you can add apps on your screen by tapping the Add button and selecting the apps. You can also access the apps from More Apps button on the home screen in this mode.
Are there LED notification lights on the device?
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your device, Open the settings, tap on Brightness& display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.
Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
Yes, there is an option in Asus Pegasus 3 where you can move apps from internal storage to external storage. All you need to do is open the settings, click on Apps, in the new list of apps, click on the app that you want to move. Further, Tap on move to SD card. The app is moved from internal storage to SD card.
What are the bloatware applications on the device?
The device comes with few bloatwares like services, Facebook, Wechat, Whatsapp. As it’s a budget oriented device, we can’t see much of other applications.
Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.
How much the internal storage on the Pegasus 3?
The device comes in 16GB as well as 32GB variants so that the user can have the option of selecting accordingly. Most of the internal storage is occupied by the Operating system and the pre-installed application of the device.
How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
Pegasus 3 comes with 2 GB of RAM as well as a 3 GB RAM variants. The 2 GB variant has around 968 MB of free space and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other background applications.
Does the device support OTG?
Yes, the device does support OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.
What is the SAR Value of the device?
SAR value is helpful to know the effect of the radiation generated by your device. The SAR value of the device is still Unknown, and we would be updating it when we get the complete information about it.
Will the Pegasus 3 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
The device is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Zen UI on top. Many brands have been working on this update that will be bringing new features. Check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update by this year end.
How to change the Theme on your device?
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.
How much battery is available on the handset?
The device comes with a humongous 4100mAh battery on the back that which is an excellent battery to last an entire day’s change on normal usage. Bigger battery’s are the new trend, as the users need not worry about charging the device everytime.
What is the camera resolution on the device?
The handset comes with a 13 MP autofocus camera on the back with a dual- LED flash is accompanied with a 5 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies.
How to reset Pegasus 3?
To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other relevant information.
Will the device support 4G LTE?
Yes, 4G LTE connectivity is available on this device that gives its user the access to fast data networks that saves much of the data.
Can the device capture 4K videos?
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 13 MP rear camera.
Can the memory be extended on this device?
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB, which is decent enough of for storing data.
Will the device support NFC connectivity?
Yes, the device does support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.
Does the device have a fingerprint sensor?
Yes, this device comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back just below the rear camera. Initially, the user has to set up this feature by going into the settings of the device and tapping on security. Here we have the option of lock screens and fingerprint scanner. Follow the instructions to set up the finger print and you are ready to use it. This is mainly useful to unlock your device and also for making secured payments via smartphone.
What are the touch gestures on this device and how to use them?
Touch gestures help you to access your device by launching the apps just with gestures. These gestures are used in two different modes wakeup mode and suspend mode. To access these gestures on your Asus Pegasus 3, Open the settings, click on ZenMotion and Tap on touch gesture. Further, click on Off button to enable this on your device. The different screen on gestures available on this device is you can double tap to suspend/lock the device. To wake up your device, you can again double tap on the screen. Screen Off gesture include W- to launch the browser app, S- to launch the messaging app. The other gestures used in suspended mode are, e- to launch email app, C- to launch the camera app, Z- to launch Asus Boost, and V- to launch the phone. The user can assign their own gestures for certain shortcuts.
These are the general tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful and if you have more questions regarding the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page.