We've seen some really cool things come along with augmented reality technology. In fact, just a few days ago the Chestburster app made its way to Android, allowing users to finally see what it's like to watch a baby alien tear its way out of things (up to and including actual chests). Now, however, we see augmented reality used in a much more practical manner with a new app called HandsonAR.

With the recent phablet movement and announcement of Verizon's LG Intuition and Samsung's Galaxy Note II, many people are curious about super-sized phones. The main question is: how much larger than my existing phone is it? To answer that question quickly and easily, you can now use handsonAR. Check it out:

The app is currently able to show a handful of devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Nexus 7
  • LG Optimus VU/Intuition
  • Nokia Lumia 920

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Using it is super simple: just print this marker, fire up the app, select the device you want to see, and hit "AR View." From there, point your device's camera at the printed marker, and poof! - the device will magically appear in full 3D glory. Awesome.

Cameron Summerson
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  • GazaIan

    God I love Augmented Reality.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I do too, but I feel that it is often unexplored in the smartphone realm.

      It's good on the 3DS though!

  • Jose Marie Maquinay

    Very cool! its a great way of advertising new phones in the market.

  • Laurence

    This is awesome. But the marker came out way too big when I printed it. Does anyone have any idea what size it should be? Then I can just set it to the correct size in Word or something.

  • Dave

    Worth bearing in mind that the image "floats" a good 10cm above the printed code, so not a good representation IMO.

  • shakerya

    So cool!

  • TheRejzo

    Application from Slovakia ^^