In order to check the performance of the ASUS ZenFone 2, we ran some benchmarking apps. We ran the PCMark Work test, which simulates real world tasks, the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark, which measures 3D performance, and AnTuTu 5.7.1, which runs several performance tests, including memory, storage, and 3D graphics benchmarking to create a final score. We also ran the same tests on the ZenFone 5 and on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Keep in mind, however, that the smartphones tested are not direct competitors, because they have very different price points. The ZenFone 5 stays in market at a lower price range, while the Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the most expensive smartphones available. We just include them to compare the performance of the ZenFone 2 to a high-end device, as well as to the first generation ZenFone.
In the PCMark Work benchmark, the ZenFone 2 was 50% faster than the ZenFone 5, and 14% faster than the Galaxy S6 Edge.
In the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, the ZenFone 2 was 253% faster than the ZenFone 5, but it was 10% slower than the Galaxy S6 Edge.
In AnTuTu, the ZenFone 2 was 105% faster than the ZenFone 5 and 25% slower than the Galaxy S6 Edge.