ASUS ZenFone 2 Review: Excellent Android Value

Performance: GPU

To get a feel for how graphics performance on the ZenFone 2 compares to other devices, we used GFXBench, which has been one of our standard graphics performance benchmarks for a while. In order to ensure Vsynch and resolution isn’t a limiting factor, we compare offscreen test results. We also used Futuremark's 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark.

GFXBench and 3DMark Ice Storm
Android Gaming Benchmarks

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The scores here prove that this isn't the gamer's phone per se. It struggles to keep pace with other high-end and mid-range devices, and might not always fare as well on the latest titles. It should be noted, however, that we never noticed any graphical hiccups in standard app use.

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GPU testing puts the ZenFone 2 about in the middle of the pack, though it’s really only the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-based HTC One M9 with a sizable lead. The ZenFone 2 is within striking distance of high-end devices like the Galaxy S 6 in the 3DMark Ice Storm test in terms of graphics performance, but physics performance is second from the top thanks to its Intel Atom SoC.

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