AR Emoji, Animoji, and ZeniMoji: How are these features different


Anyone who has ever touched a phone for anything more than making calls will have reached a point in their life when mere words fail to express what they really feel. Emojis filled the void that was created within people by giving them the tools they need to effectively communicate their feelings of anguish, hatred or happiness or emotions of any other variety they never knew the shape of until after a prolonged exposure to emojis.

AR Emoji, Animoji, and ZeniMoji: How are these features different


Just like emojis filled the void words were unable to express, the continued use of emojis created a hunger for a more nuanced and expressive means of communication.

Apple came up with the Animoji which utilizes facial recognition. Samsung came up with its own variation of the design with their AR Emoji. Asus has chipped into the advancement of the emoji spectrum with their own ZeniMoji which is present in their Zenfone 5.


Animoji: The TrueDepth camera setup present in Apple's anniversary edition iPhone X accurately maps out the facial expressions of the user and an animated Emoji based on the characters available can be made.

AR Emoji: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are capable of capturing regular facial expressions well with their 8MP selfie cameras, they are not equipped with hardware that allows the mapping of facial expressions.

ZeniMoji: Similar to the case of the Samsung S9 and S9+, the phone is not capable of capturing the mapping out facial expressions but they are able to capture basic expressions


Animoji: Twelve presets are made available for you to choose from.

AR Emoji: You are provided with the option of creating an avatar that closely resembles you by adding clothing, and accessories of your choice.

ZeniMoji: ZeniMoji comes with avatars that are limited when it comes to personalization.



Animoji: The hardware of the iPhone X is what gives this feature its accuracy and hence it's not available anywhere but within the iPhone X.

AR Emoji: This feature is software based and will soon be made available in other devices of in the Galaxy lineup.

ZeniMoji: The ZeniMoji, like the AR Emoji is not hardware based either. So, the feature might soon be made available on other ZenPhones as well.


Animoji: The Animoji can be created only through the iMessage app on the iPhone X. They cannot be made and stored on the keyboard for future use.

AR Emoji: Once you have made your personal Emoji, it can be presented as any of 18 GIFs available. It can be shared as a PNG image directly via texting or shared as a GIF.

ZeniMoji: All of the features of the ZeniMoji has not been made available to the public.


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