ASUS ZenFone 2 Review: Excellent Android Value

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Performance: CPU and Device

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of scores—too many to graph so we’re including a look at all the numbers in a table. This test measures subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU (3D), and RAM (speed).

AnTuTu, Mobile XPRT, GeekBench Benchmarks
General System, CPU and User Experiential Performance

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This suite of tests puts a variety of strains on the system, largely testing general performance on routine tasks that you're likely to encounter in an average day. The phone couldn't hold a candle to Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 duo, but it fared well otherwise. In fact, it rivaled a number of flagship phones costing several hundred dollars more. Of note, it struggled on GPU tests, did well on RAM tests (4GB is a big benefit), and performed above-average on the CPU side.

zenfone 2 mobileXPRT test chart

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The MobileXPRT benchmark runs through a variety of tests to evaluate the responsiveness of a device along with its ability to handle many everyday workloads. The ZenFone 2 put up surprisingly stout scores here, falling behind only the newest Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on the overall score. This speaks quite well of Intel's Atom CPU, though we're sure having 4GB of memory to tap into didn't hurt.

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Geekbench doesn’t paint the prettiest picture, with the ZenFone 2 coming in dead last in the single-threaded benchmark and just ahead of the iPhone 6 in the multi-threaded test, but we have to say that in general use the phone feels plenty snappy. The 4GB of RAM most certainly helps, because the phone is basically never starved for memory, even with multiple apps running.


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