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Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL): Reviewing the King of Stamina

Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Marius S.), 07/12/2019

Back to the basics. The previous year's model was already a solid budget flagship phone - even if the actual release took some time. Now, it's successor is here, offering powerful technological advancements, an innovative flip camera and a large battery. We will ascertain whether or not this is sufficient in the following test.

The Taiwanese OEM shrinks its smartphone portfolio surrounding the Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) and omits the previous year's Lite and Z versions. Thus, the new Asus phone is the successor of the ZenFone 5Z and offers premium features for a cheap price.

The ZenFone 6 sports the most powerful Qualcomm processor to date and comes in various memory configurations. The entry level model contains 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, while 6/128 GB and 8/256 GB models are also available. While the smallest configuration starts at around 500 Euros (~$563), the two larger ones can be purchased for 560 (~$630) and 600 Euros (~675 USD), respectively. The storage space of all versions is expandable and the features are otherwise identical.

The flip camera that can be rotated from the back to the front when needed, is certainly the ZenFone 6's defining feature. It enables Asus to deliver a seamless display with small bezels, no interruptions due to a notch and a great screen-to-body ratio. Special attention has also been paid to the audio capabilities, where a dedicated audio chipset facilitates good audio output through the audio jack. The bulky 5.000 mAh battery is not only comparatively massive, it can also be recharged quickly thanks to Quick Charge 4.0.

Due to its relatively low price, the Asus ZenFone 6 directly competes against the so-called flagship killers, a term that most notably encompasses devices such as the OnePlus 7, but also the ZTE Axon 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Samsung Galaxy S10e. Those who are looking for a new iPhone in this price category will have to turn to the older iPhone 7.

Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Zenfone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.4 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, ten multi-touch points, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 113 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: audio jack (3.5 mm) and USB type-C, Card Reader: microSD (up to 2 TB, file systems: FAT, FAT32 and exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerator sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, hall sensor, gyro sensor (ARCore support), e-compass sensor, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1.800 and 1.900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (Band 1, 2, 5 and 8), LTE Cat. 16 (Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 and 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.2 x 159.1 x 75.44 ( = 0.36 x 6.26 x 2.97 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 21 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 33.3 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 624 h
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (Sony IMX586, 1/2.0”, 0.8 µm, f/1.79, Quad Bayer technology, 79° field of view); Camera2 API level: Full
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (ultrawide, 125° field of view, real-time distortion correction)
Additional features
Speakers: two speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Hi-Res earphones, SIM tool, 18 watt power adapter, USB cable, transparent case, ZenUI 6.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR (body): 0.98 W/kg, SAR (head): 1.57 W/kg; DRM Widevine security level L1, fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 77 g ( = 2.72 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - Strong Materials with Small Pitfalls

Silver
Black

While at 190 grams (~0.42 lbs or ~6.70 oz), the Asus ZenFon 6 is not particularly lightweight, the Taiwanese manufacturer did manage to keep the weight relatively low considering the size of both the battery and the device itself. The specified design height is 9.2 millimeters (~0.36 inches), we only measured 8.9 millimeters (~0.35 inches). In its collapsed state, the camera protrudes 1.6 millimeters (~0.06 inches) from the back of the case. Asus is offering a black and a silver variant of the smartphone.

While the front and the back of the ZenFone 6 are defined by their Corning Gorilla Glass 6 surfaces, the edges consist of an aluminum alloy that gives a very robust first impression. Twisting attempts do not appear to impress the phone, although there is a loud clicking sound even when using very little force. We very much appreciate the good construction quality. Clearances are small and uniform, and only the additional plastic frame around the display somewhat taints the overall high-quality impression. The same can be said for the plastic Google Assistant button, particularly since the power button draws attention to itself due to its well executed color accent.

The card tray is made of very thin plastic and does not look like it was made to last. It can, however, hold a microSD card in addition to two nano SIM cards. The smartphone is not certified to be dust or water-resistant.

Size Comparison

162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 206 g0.4542 lbs159.1 mm / 6.26 inch 75.44 mm / 2.97 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs157.5 mm / 6.2 inch 74.67 mm / 2.94 inch 7.61 mm / 0.2996 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs153 mm / 6.02 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs142.2 mm / 5.6 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs138.3 mm / 5.44 inch 67.1 mm / 2.64 inch 7.1 mm / 0.2795 inch 138 g0.3042 lbs

Connectivity - ZenFone 6 with Slow USB Port

The Asus ZenFone 6 offers a USB 2.0 port with the modern type-C design for data transfers, but it did not exactly blow us away with its speed during our testing. We were able to measure data transfer rates of only 29 Mb/s. There is no wired video output, peripherals and external storage mediums can still be connected however (OTG).

The storage space can be expanded to up to 2 TB with a microSD card. This only reflects the theoretical maximum capacity of the SDXC standard that may be achievable in the future. As of this writing, microSD cards have a maximum capacity of 512 GB. The additional storage can only be used for storing media files, since it cannot be formatted as internal storage.

Despite its thin-bezel design, the Asus ZenFone 6 has a non-configurable notification LED.

Top edge: Flip camera, microphone
Top edge: Flip camera, microphone
Left: Card slot
Left: Card slot
Right: Smart button, volume, power
Right: Smart button, volume, power
Bottom edge: Speaker, microphone, USB, audio
Bottom edge: Speaker, microphone, USB, audio
Flat view with swung out camera
Flat view with swung out camera
Flat view with erected camera
Flat view with erected camera

Software - ZenFone with Android 9

The operating system of the Asus ZenFone 6 is Android 9.0 Pie, which at the time of testing has already been updated with the security patches from June 1st 2019. From our experience with Asus smartphones, users of the manufacturer's top of line products can expect quarterly Updates. Unfortunately, Asus does not specify exact update intervals.

There are not too many preinstalled apps. Aside from the Google mainstays, there are two Asus apps, Facebook and Instagram. At least the third party apps can be fully uninstalled by users.

The slightly modified interface of the ZenUI 6.0 does not include user account control and the system can only store local backups on the microSD card.

Homescreen
Quick settings
About the phone
MyAsus

Communication and GPS - Asus Phone with Throttled LTE

The Asus ZenFone 6 comes with a Wi-Fi 5 module (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) with MIMO antenna technology and supports both the 2.4 GHz and the 5.0 GHz frequency bands. The measurements with our reference router Linksys EA 8500 yield good data transmission rates and while the data reception rates look promising, there was a prolonged dip in the data transfer rate that caused the average value to drop accordingly. There is room for improvement here, although the speed is more than sufficient for daily use. In our testing, we were also pleased with the range of the Wi-Fi, which enabled it to uphold a stable connection across multiple floors.

Apart from the usual 2G frequencies, the ZenFone 6 only offers the essentials when it comes to 3G support. Globetrotters will miss a fewof LTE Bands as well. While users should not experience any issues in Europe, a few important bands for China and several bands common in the US are missing. Asus does not fully utilize the transfer rate capabilities of the SoC either and instead throttles the downstream speed to 1 Gbit/s.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 9
Adreno 640, 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
678 (min: 549, max: 725) MBit/s ∼100% +52%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
613 (min: 284, max: 694) MBit/s ∼90% +37%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
612 (min: 580, max: 635) MBit/s ∼90% +37%
Apple iPhone 7
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe (Klaus I211)
532 MBit/s ∼78% +19%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
520 (min: 445, max: 571) MBit/s ∼77% +16%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
467 (min: 375, max: 519) MBit/s ∼69% +4%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
447 (min: 201, max: 659) MBit/s ∼66%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=409)
222 MBit/s ∼33% -50%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
655 (min: 619, max: 692) MBit/s ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Adreno 640, 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
534 (min: 430, max: 578) MBit/s ∼82% +2%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
527 (min: 481, max: 556) MBit/s ∼80% +1%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
523 (min: 410, max: 563) MBit/s ∼80%
Apple iPhone 7
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe (Klaus I211)
485 MBit/s ∼74% -7%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Adreno 640, 855, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
471 (min: 438, max: 506) MBit/s ∼72% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
468 (min: 351, max: 489) MBit/s ∼71% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=409)
212 MBit/s ∼32% -59%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø447 (201-659)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø523 (410-563)
GPSTest: GNSS
GPSTest: Indoors
GPSTest: Outdoors

The Asus ZenFone 6 uses all of the common global navigation satellite systems (GNSS): GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo. In order to further improve the locating capabilities, the American and European systems support dual connectivity.

In our practical test, the smartphone has to go up against the Garmin Edge 500. We take both devices along with us on a short bike ride. The bike computer measures a total distance that is around 70 meters (~76 yd) shorter than what the ZenFone recorded and a glance at the track course quickly reveals the underlying reason; the Asus phone tends to record positions next to the route. The performance is still sufficient for navigation tasks, we would have expected a higher accuracy due to the technical prerequisites however.

Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL - Overview
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL - Overview
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL - Lake
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL - Lake
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL - Turning point
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL - Turning point
Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
Garmin Edge 500 - Lake
Garmin Edge 500 - Lake
Garmin Edge 500 - Turning point
Garmin Edge 500 - Turning point

Telephony and Call Quality - ZenFone Shows Weakness

Telephony app

The Asus ZenFone 6 offers a slim telephony app with just two tabs in total that show past calls and contacts. Thankfully, SIP support is available and so SIP accounts can be integrated seamlessly. Furthermore, it is also possible to record calls. We are less pleased with the lack of support for VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. According to our research, this also pertains to the North American models.

The call quality is satisfactory. The voice of our conversational partner usually echoes very noticeably and does not sound very natural, while we are - for the most part - easy to understand. The noise cancelling works exceptionally well and filters out traffic sounds reliably. We like the speaker as well, particularly since the microphones are able to capture the user's voice clearly, even if they are a little further away from the ZenFone.

Cameras - The Flip Camera is the Defining Feature of the Asus Phone

Selfie with the ZenFone 6

The Asus ZenFone 6 has a so-called flip camera, which comes with two photographic objectives. Equipped with the Sony IMX586 sensor that we are already familiar with from other manufacturers and devices such as the Honor View 20 (f/1.8), the Xiaomi Mi 9 (f/1.75), ZTE Axon 10 Pro (f/1.7) or OnePlus 7 (f/1.7), the wide-angle default camera is at the heart of the smartphone. The only obvious remaining differentiator is the nominal aperture, which Asus specifies as f/1.79. However, even in this category, the competitors are very close to one another. The ZenFone additionally has a 13 MP ultrawide photographic objective with a digitally simulated 200% magnification.

But here is the kicker: The ZenFone 6's dual-camera can be rotated to be front-facing, where it can then be used for selifes. This grants users access to features such as autofocus and Ultra HD videos for these recordings. Asus does not restrict these features in any way.

We are very pleased with the quality of selfies. Here, the good HDR mode is able to overcome various lighting conditions. The motive is represented sharply and may even look overly sharpened, depending on your taste. The Bokeh is done right as well and even difficult transitions between the hair are depicted cleanly. On top of that, there are five filters for fine tuning the portrait mode that allow for skin tone, diffusion, eye size, facial width or skin brightening optimizations. Thankfully, most of the features are tuned quite conservatively or completely disabled ex-factory.

The Asus ZenFone makes a good impression when it comes to conventional recordings as well. Photos taken during the day again exhibit a high degree of sharpness, which often looks particularly synthetic in the foliage of trees. Pictures turn out well otherwise however and have both good illumination and a high dynamic range. In the dark, the Asus phone falls slightly behind the competition and has to admit defeat in a direct comparison with the Honor View 20.

Apart from a night mode, the Asus smartphone offers a manual mode, but no RAW support. We also wish to highlight the panorama mode, which can be taken care of almost entirely by a fully automatic pan by the flip camera. The camera position is continuously variable, which allows for taking photos from unusual angles. There is also falling detection, which retracts the camera if necessary.

We are similarly pleased with the quality of videos that can, at most, be recorded at Ultra HD with 60 frames per second, although these recordings are limited to five minutes. All other resolutions are available without time constraints. While there is no optical image stabilization, there is an electronic one that works in all modes and does a fairly good job as well. Sound recordings benefit from the two sensitive microphones, although on the flipside, rotations from the flip camera are recorded unpleasantly loudly as well.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
ColorChecker: The bottom half of each box represents the original color.
ColorChecker: The bottom half of each box represents the original color.

We performed further tests of the Asus' dual-camera under controlled lighting conditions. The smartphone does a good job of representing the ColorChecker image and even though the colors look a little too bright and oversaturated, the end result does not appear unnatural. Meanwhile, the Color temperature is slightly too warm.

The ZenFone 6 is able to depict the center of our test chart very sharply, fine details are ever so slightly blurred however. Color gradients look good as well with only dark text on dark backgrounds and edges of the image exhibiting a decrease in contrast. In these areas, a lack of sharpness can be observed as well, although this is neither uncommon nor excessively pronounced.

Accessories and Warranty - Case and Headset Included

The Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) comes with a modular power adapter (5V, 2A; 9V, 2A), a data cable (USB type-A to USB type-C), a protective case made of plastic, a headset, as well as a quick start guide and a warranty card. A case with an integrated stand can be purchased separately for around 30 Euros (~$34) through through the Asus online shop.

The warranty period is 24 months and cannot be extended.

Input Devices & Handling - ZenFone with Smart Key

The capacitve touchscreen of the Asus ZenFone 6, which is able to detect up to ten contacts simultaneously, showed good gliding properties and good reliability in our tests. Google's GBoard serves as the default keyboard, those who prefer another variant can simply install their favorite keyboard from the Play Store.

The fingerprint sensor on the back of the Asus smartphone can store up to five fingerprints and it was able to very quickly and reliably recognize them in our test. Alternatively, a less secure 2D facial recognition is available, which is less than subtle due to the flip camera extending every time in order to identify the user. While this does work well, it usually takes a short moment.

Furthermore, the ZenFone 6 includes a button that is called "smart key". Even though it is preconfigured as Google Assistant key, it can be reassigned. Up to three functions can be assigned to the key and they can be invoked by pressing the key once, twice or holding the key. Unfortunately, the key's possible assignments are preconfigured and there is currently no way to freely select an app or another virtual assistant.

A host of other useful features such as a One Hand Mode, Asus Game Genie, a Private Listening Mode and Twin Apps are available as well. Most of the keys can be easily reached with one hand, with only the smart key requiring a change of grip. The keys have some travel distance and a distinct feedback, so no complaints here.

Smart Key
Smart Key
Private Listening
Twin Apps
Game Genie

Display - ZenFone 6 with PWM Despite IPS

Subpixel

The Asus ZenFone 6 possesses a 6.4 inch (16.26 cm, 100.5 cm²) IPS display with a resolution of 2,340x1,080 pixels. The image on the panel is thus incredibly sharp and individual pixels are not discernable with the naked eye even among detailed structures.

Our measurements with a fully white background and the ambient light sensor enabled reveal the ZenFone 6's good brightness, although its evenness, while not disrupting day-to-day use, leaves something to be desired. It is also possible that our test unit's display is flawed. Measurements without the ambient light sensor yield identical results, which signifies that the full luminosity is available in manual mode. The Asus phone misses the mark when it comes to real-world measurements with evenly distributed bright and dark areas, where the maximum brightness in the center of the display drops to 459 cd/m² and the black value climbs to 0.4 cd/m² (before: 0.31 cd/m²). This ultimately causes the contrast ratio to drop to 1.148:1. While this is not a bad value, it is significantly lower than the result of the full-screen measurements.

At 4.80 cd/m², the minimum luminance of the panel is decent and would lend itself well to reading, particularly in combination with the mode for reducing eye strain, were it not for Asus' use of PWM for regulating the brightness level. While the frequency is relatively high and consistent, very sensitive users may still experience some issues.

467
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
580
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
569
cd/m²
593
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
535
cd/m²
583
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 593 cd/m² Average: 536.7 cd/m² Minimum: 4.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 569 cd/m²
Contrast: 1835:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 5.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
98.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.36
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.4
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
2246x1080, 6.2
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
OnePlus 7 Pro
AMOLED, 3120x1440, 6.67
Xiaomi Mi 9
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Samsung Galaxy S10e
AMOLED, 2280x1080, 5.8
Apple iPhone 7
IPS, 1334x750, 4.7
Screen
-12%
-6%
37%
41%
21%
21%
Brightness middle
569
601
6%
402
-29%
586
3%
593
4%
426
-25%
556
-2%
Brightness
537
565
5%
399
-26%
584
9%
587
9%
427
-20%
519
-3%
Brightness Distribution
79
90
14%
92
16%
97
23%
94
19%
96
22%
90
14%
Black Level *
0.31
0.6
-94%
0.34
-10%
Contrast
1835
1002
-45%
1635
-11%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.5
3.4
3%
4.1
-17%
1.39
60%
0.9
74%
2.14
39%
1.3
63%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6
6.1
-2%
6.5
-8%
2.7
55%
2
67%
3.29
45%
2.6
57%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.1
4.4
14%
3.7
27%
1.6
69%
1.5
71%
1.8
65%
1.9
63%
Gamma
2.36 93%
2.25 98%
2.23 99%
2.243 98%
2.27 97%
2.111 104%
2.26 97%
CCT
6827 95%
7493 87%
7841 83%
6672 97%
6548 99%
6329 103%
6818 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.15
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.71

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 2404 Hz ≤ 58 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2404 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 58 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2404 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9429 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Adjusted color mode

The Asus ZenFone 6 offers two different color modes and an alternative, manual adjustment for the display in the settings menu. We took a closer look at their displaying characteristics using a Spectrophotometer and the analysis software CalMAN.

The mode "Broad spectrum" is the system default and targets the large color space DCI-P3. The grayscale representation is slightly too cold, causing a minor cyan taint that is fairly inconspicuous in day-to-day use. The colors, while decent, are somewhat dull compared to the targeted representation. The image quality is slightly worse still with the mode "Standard", even though only the smaller sRGB color space is used. Adjusting the display manually (see screenshot) yields slightly better results, the Asus ZenFone 6 comes in at the bottom of the comparison, with only the Axion 10 Pro possessing an even weaker color accuracy.

Grayscale (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
ColorChecker (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
ColorChecker (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (Mode: Broad spectrum (adjusted), target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
ColorChecker (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
ColorChecker (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
Color space (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
Saturation (Mode: Broad spectrum, target color space: DCI-P3)
Grayscale (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
ColorChecker (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
ColorChecker (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Mode: Standard, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.4 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 22.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40.2 ms).

The Asus ZenFone 6 does quite well outdoors and can handle most lighting conditions. Direct sunlight is too much for the display to handle however, since at that point, only very few things on it are discernible at all. The ambient light sensor is reliable and quickly adjusts the brightness level to match the lighting conditions.

ZenFone 6 in direct sunlight
ZenFone 6 under shade

The viewing angles of the IPS display are excellent. Even extreme angles barely diminish the perceived brightness, and the color representation stays accurate. We did not observe clouding or a glow effect on the ZenFone 6.

Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) viewing angles

Performance - Snapdragon 855 with AI Boost Inside of the ZenFone 6

Equipped with the top of the line Qualcomm SoC Snapdragon 855, our model of the Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL) includes 6 GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the integrated Adreno 640 takes care of graphics acceleration. The Asus phone sets itself apart with its AI Boost, which is supposed to further improve the performance of the chipset. We performed all benchmarks with the feature enabled.

While AI Boost earned the ZenFone 5Z a significant edge in the benchmarks, the same cannot be said for the ZenFone 6. In Geekbench, there was practically no difference. In 3DMark and GFXBench, the Asus smartphone actually falls behind its competitors that are evenly matched on paper; this can most probably be attributed to the poor heat dissipation. As our gaming benchmarks will show, it does not impact daily use however.

The system benchmarks paint the opposite picture, with the ZenFone 6 coming in at the very top, confirming the subjective impression of the smooth, well-running system.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7703 Points ∼54%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14160 Points ∼100% +84%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13496 Points ∼95% +75%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7553 Points ∼53% -2%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7470 Points ∼53% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7482 Points ∼53% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
10170 Points ∼72% +32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (7372 - 8024, n=10)
7597 Points ∼54% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=307)
4559 Points ∼32% -41%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10878 Points ∼99%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9014 Points ∼82% -17%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8849 Points ∼80% -19%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10765 Points ∼98% -1%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
10812 Points ∼98% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10999 Points ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
10553 Points ∼96% -3%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
5922 Points ∼54% -46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (10187 - 11388, n=11)
10932 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1174 - 11598, n=362)
4549 Points ∼41% -58%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3444 Points ∼76%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2457 Points ∼55% -29%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2425 Points ∼54% -30%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3476 Points ∼77% +1%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
3472 Points ∼77% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3523 Points ∼78% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4506 Points ∼100% +31%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
3527 Points ∼78% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3406 - 3537, n=11)
3487 Points ∼77% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (691 - 4824, n=364)
1354 Points ∼30% -61%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9814 Points ∼98%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8430 Points ∼85% -14%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8365 Points ∼84% -15%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9664 Points ∼97% -2%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
9974 Points ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9035 Points ∼91% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
7966 Points ∼80% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8342 - 11440, n=10)
9581 Points ∼96% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3227 - 11440, n=357)
4997 Points ∼50% -49%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
13047 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
10571 Points ∼81% -19%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9971 Points ∼76% -24%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11857 Points ∼91% -9%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
11766 Points ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10985 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
10008 Points ∼77% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (10330 - 14439, n=10)
12092 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4096 - 14439, n=525)
5466 Points ∼42% -58%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2492 Points ∼75%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3134 Points ∼94% +26%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
3317 Points ∼100% +33%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3288 Points ∼99% +32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2104 - 3365, n=10)
3011 Points ∼91% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1779 - 15735, n=44)
2435 Points ∼73% -2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5747 Points ∼99%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5779 Points ∼100% +1%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
5794 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5723 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4236 - 5862, n=10)
5533 Points ∼95% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (209 - 14536, n=44)
2471 Points ∼43% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4454 Points ∼90%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4866 Points ∼98% +9%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4969 Points ∼100% +12%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4914 Points ∼99% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3800 - 5012, n=10)
4649 Points ∼94% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (260 - 14786, n=47)
2125 Points ∼43% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2840 Points ∼64%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3515 Points ∼79% +24%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3512 Points ∼79% +24%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4235 Points ∼96% +49%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4429 Points ∼100% +56%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3754 Points ∼85% +32%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
3106 Points ∼70% +9%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
1252 Points ∼28% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1934 - 4535, n=10)
3778 Points ∼85% +33%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=372)
1830 Points ∼41% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7069 Points ∼99%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5747 Points ∼81% -19%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5641 Points ∼79% -20%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7083 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7115 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7076 Points ∼99% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
5368 Points ∼75% -24%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
3201 Points ∼45% -55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5184 - 7115, n=10)
6745 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (76 - 8206, n=372)
1598 Points ∼22% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5311 Points ∼85%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5036 Points ∼80% -5%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4971 Points ∼79% -6%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6162 Points ∼98% +16%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
6270 Points ∼100% +18%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5913 Points ∼94% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4620 Points ∼74% -13%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
2379 Points ∼38% -55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3969 - 6312, n=10)
5698 Points ∼91% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (94 - 6312, n=375)
1484 Points ∼24% -72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4703 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3486 Points ∼74% -26%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3148 Points ∼67% -33%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4120 Points ∼88% -12%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4352 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3788 Points ∼81% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
3077 Points ∼65% -35%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
1518 Points ∼32% -68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2345 - 4703, n=9)
3943 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=386)
1805 Points ∼38% -62%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10290 Points ∼99%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8352 Points ∼80% -19%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8291 Points ∼80% -19%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10279 Points ∼99% 0%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
10420 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10291 Points ∼99% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4886 Points ∼47% -53%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
5859 Points ∼56% -43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6358 - 10420, n=9)
9714 Points ∼93% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (131 - 14951, n=386)
2194 Points ∼21% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8141 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6375 Points ∼78% -22%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6083 Points ∼75% -25%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7716 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7955 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7449 Points ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4321 Points ∼53% -47%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
3584 Points ∼44% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5268 - 8141, n=9)
7281 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (159 - 8141, n=387)
1860 Points ∼23% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4320 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3473 Points ∼80% -20%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3399 Points ∼79% -21%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4093 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4063 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3758 Points ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
3005 Points ∼70% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2705 - 4320, n=10)
3759 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4320, n=448)
1760 Points ∼41% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6336 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5158 Points ∼81% -19%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5144 Points ∼81% -19%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6356 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
6248 Points ∼98% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6355 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
5206 Points ∼82% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5663 - 6362, n=10)
6227 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (65 - 6362, n=450)
1324 Points ∼21% -79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5705 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4656 Points ∼82% -18%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4617 Points ∼81% -19%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5661 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
5581 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5509 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4477 Points ∼78% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4556 - 5734, n=10)
5412 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (80 - 5734, n=458)
1262 Points ∼22% -78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4454 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3482 Points ∼78% -22%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3392 Points ∼76% -24%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3919 Points ∼88% -12%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4091 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3614 Points ∼81% -19%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
2906 Points ∼65% -35%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
1525 Points ∼34% -66%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3505 - 4454, n=9)
3930 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 4454, n=480)
1667 Points ∼37% -63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9973 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8236 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8179 Points ∼82% -18%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9932 Points ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
9845 Points ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9963 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4507 Points ∼45% -55%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
4057 Points ∼41% -59%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6122 - 10008, n=9)
9436 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 10008, n=480)
1801 Points ∼18% -82%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7820 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6293 Points ∼80% -20%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6252 Points ∼80% -20%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7407 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
7501 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7166 Points ∼92% -8%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4015 Points ∼51% -49%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
2964 Points ∼38% -62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5251 - 7820, n=9)
7198 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7820, n=488)
1541 Points ∼20% -80%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33697 Points ∼95%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35290 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
34665 Points ∼98% +3%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
23877 Points ∼68% -29%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
26936 Points ∼76% -20%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
25339 Points ∼72% -25%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
32155 Points ∼91% -5%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
15450 Points ∼44% -54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (23877 - 45072, n=9)
31887 Points ∼90% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4811 - 45072, n=640)
13636 Points ∼39% -60%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
84681 Points ∼79%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
80166 Points ∼75%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
106799 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
106829 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
106534 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
72022 Points ∼67%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
63974 Points ∼60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (106770 - 110432, n=9)
94164 Points ∼88%
Average of class Smartphone
  (11427 - 162695, n=640)
19988 Points ∼19%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
Points ∼0%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
64592 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
62063 Points ∼96%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60279 Points ∼93%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
64389 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
62225 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
56465 Points ∼87%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
37676 Points ∼58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (69203 - 83518, n=9)
61193 Points ∼95%
Average of class Smartphone
  (11565 - 83518, n=641)
16573 Points ∼26%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
167 fps ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
150 fps ∼90% -10%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
149 fps ∼89% -11%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
166 fps ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
166 fps ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
167 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
141 fps ∼84% -16%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
110.3 fps ∼66% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (85 - 167, n=11)
159 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 251, n=669)
35 fps ∼21% -79%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼96%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼96% 0%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼96% 0%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
59 fps ∼94% -2%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
60 fps ∼96% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼96% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
60 fps ∼96% 0%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
57.7 fps ∼92% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (59 - 91, n=11)
62.8 fps ∼100% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.8 - 120, n=672)
26.9 fps ∼43% -55%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
97 fps ∼96%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
82 fps ∼81% -15%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
80 fps ∼79% -18%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
100 fps ∼99% +3%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
101 fps ∼100% +4%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
100 fps ∼99% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
85 fps ∼84% -12%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
60.7 fps ∼60% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (50 - 102, n=11)
95.5 fps ∼95% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.7 - 132, n=588)
19.3 fps ∼19% -80%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼99%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼97% -2%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
55 fps ∼91% -8%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
59 fps ∼97% -2%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
55 fps ∼91% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼99% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
59 fps ∼97% -2%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
58.5 fps ∼97% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (51 - 85, n=11)
60.6 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.4 - 115, n=593)
17.8 fps ∼29% -70%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
69 fps ∼97%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼85% -13%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
59 fps ∼83% -14%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
70 fps ∼99% +1%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
71 fps ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
69 fps ∼97% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
53 fps ∼75% -23%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
42.2 fps ∼59% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (35 - 71, n=11)
62.5 fps ∼88% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 88, n=449)
15.9 fps ∼22% -77%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
57 fps ∼96%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
53 fps ∼89% -7%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
51 fps ∼86% -11%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
57 fps ∼96% 0%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
36 fps ∼61% -37%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
58 fps ∼98% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
53 fps ∼89% -7%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
59.4 fps ∼100% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (36 - 58, n=11)
49 fps ∼82% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.4 - 110, n=452)
15.2 fps ∼26% -73%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
24 fps ∼86%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
23 fps ∼82% -4%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
25 fps ∼89% +4%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
15 fps ∼54% -37%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
24 fps ∼86% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
28 fps ∼100% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (14 - 26, n=10)
21.9 fps ∼78% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.86 - 59, n=152)
8.97 fps ∼32% -63%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼94%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼82% -12%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +6%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
16 fps ∼94% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼94% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
16 fps ∼94% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8.5 - 22, n=11)
16.2 fps ∼95% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.26 - 31, n=152)
6.2 fps ∼36% -61%
Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼95%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
36 fps ∼95% 0%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
38 fps ∼100% +6%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
23 fps ∼61% -36%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
37 fps ∼97% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
16 fps ∼42% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 38, n=10)
34 fps ∼89% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 59, n=154)
13.5 fps ∼36% -62%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
37 fps ∼88% -12%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
42 fps ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
41 fps ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
41 fps ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 43, n=11)
40.2 fps ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.94 - 63, n=153)
14.8 fps ∼35% -65%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼98%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼81% -17%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼81% -17%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼98% 0%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
42 fps ∼98% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼98% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
43 fps ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 42, n=11)
40.1 fps ∼93% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.89 - 54, n=378)
10.7 fps ∼25% -75%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼90%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
31 fps ∼78% -14%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
31 fps ∼78% -14%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
37 fps ∼93% +3%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
21 fps ∼53% -42%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
38 fps ∼95% +6%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
40 fps ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (21 - 38, n=11)
32.2 fps ∼81% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 58, n=382)
9.65 fps ∼24% -73%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
29.07 (min: 10.08, max: 46.36) fps ∼78%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
37.3 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
37.41 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
32.64 fps ∼87%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (33.1 - 37.4, n=3)
35.9 fps ∼96%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.53 - 651, n=62)
25.4 fps ∼68%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
25.19 (min: 14.65, max: 57.03) fps ∼70%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
22.73 fps ∼63%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
32.2 fps ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
36.21 fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22.7 - 32.2, n=2)
27.5 fps ∼76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.91 - 606, n=57)
22.5 fps ∼62%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
26.92 (min: 12.84, max: 60.54) fps ∼70%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
36.29 fps ∼94%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
35.63 fps ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
38.57 fps ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (24.5 - 36.3, n=3)
32.2 fps ∼83%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.2 - 739, n=57)
27 fps ∼70%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
398720 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
272546 Points ∼68% -32%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
266374 Points ∼67% -33%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
371848 Points ∼93% -7%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
369294 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
374820 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
329444 Points ∼83% -17%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
160682 Points ∼40% -60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (217967 - 398720, n=11)
351877 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (52607 - 398720, n=270)
130378 Points ∼33% -67%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4969 Score ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4964 Score ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4486 - 4969, n=3)
4806 Score ∼97%
Average of class Smartphone
  (552 - 5025, n=58)
1911 Score ∼38%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1321 Points ∼82%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1613 Points ∼100% +22%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1606 Points ∼100% +22%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1431 Points ∼89% +8%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
1364 Points ∼85% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1378 Points ∼85% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
1439 Points ∼89% +9%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
1531 Points ∼95% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1171 - 1431, n=10)
1346 Points ∼83% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1731, n=600)
741 Points ∼46% -44%
Graphics (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9416 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7860 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7777 Points ∼83% -17%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9361 Points ∼99% -1%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
9421 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9270 Points ∼98% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
8484 Points ∼90% -10%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
6896 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8125 - 9477, n=10)
9150 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 15969, n=600)
1942 Points ∼21% -79%
Memory (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7500 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3924 Points ∼52% -48%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3762 Points ∼50% -50%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6253 Points ∼83% -17%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
5243 Points ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4031 Points ∼54% -46%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4474 Points ∼60% -40%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
1257 Points ∼17% -83%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2661 - 7500, n=10)
5081 Points ∼68% -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=600)
1446 Points ∼19% -81%
System (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9094 Points ∼99%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8081 Points ∼88% -11%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8023 Points ∼88% -12%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8652 Points ∼95% -5%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
9143 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8441 Points ∼92% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
7831 Points ∼86% -14%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
6097 Points ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5993 - 9143, n=10)
8586 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 12202, n=600)
2852 Points ∼31% -69%
Overall (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5397 Points ∼100%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4478 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4406 Points ∼82% -18%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5188 Points ∼96% -4%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
4982 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4595 Points ∼85% -15%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
4548 Points ∼84% -16%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
2999 Points ∼56% -44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3847 - 5397, n=10)
4783 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 6097, n=604)
1418 Points ∼26% -74%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1176 Points ∼61%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1174 Points ∼61%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1421 Points ∼73%
OnePlus 7 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 12288
1425 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1415 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 6144
1937 Points ∼100%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
1322 Points ∼68%
Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 2048
1059 Points ∼55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1075 - 1425, n=4)
1334 Points ∼69%
Average of class Smartphone
  (35 - 2754, n=102)
709 Points ∼37%

Browsing the web with the ZenFone 6 is a very responsive experience that works without issues. It achieves good performance in our benchmarks as well, only java application performance is somewhat mediocre relative to the other devices in our comparison.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
62.5 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
59.651 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73)
57.207 Points ∼92% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (45.5 - 63.1, n=9)
57 Points ∼91% -4%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
52.718 Points ∼84% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (14.6 - 108, n=79)
30.7 Points ∼49% -49%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
66.7 runs/min ∼100%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
66.3 runs/min ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
65.7 runs/min ∼99% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (46.7 - 67.9, n=8)
62.9 runs/min ∼94% -6%
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chome 74)
61.5 runs/min ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 123, n=71)
34.6 runs/min ∼52% -48%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
111 Points ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
108 Points ∼97% 0%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
108 Points ∼97%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (94 - 114, n=11)
106 Points ∼95% -2%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
98 Points ∼88% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 161, n=132)
63.5 Points ∼57% -41%
Octane V2 - Total Score
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
25640 Points ∼100% +5%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
24875 Points ∼97% +2%
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
24730 Points ∼96% +2%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
24534 Points ∼96% +1%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
24313 Points ∼95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (17011 - 25640, n=11)
23123 Points ∼90% -5%
Samsung Galaxy S10e (Chrome 73)
18697 Points ∼73% -23%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68, AI Boost ON)
16728 Points ∼65% -31%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68)
16635 Points ∼65% -32%
Average of class Smartphone (1994 - 43280, n=661)
6268 Points ∼24% -74%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=681)
10805 ms * ∼100% -432%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68, AI Boost ON)
2277 ms * ∼21% -12%
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL (Chrome 68)
2264 ms * ∼21% -12%
Samsung Galaxy S10e (Chrome 73)
2239.5 ms * ∼21% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (1852 - 2611, n=10)
2122 ms * ∼20% -5%
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL (Chrome 75)
2029.5 ms * ∼19%
OnePlus 7 Pro (Chrome 74)
1965 ms * ∼18% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
1873.2 ms * ∼17% +8%
ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Chrome 74)
1851.7 ms * ∼17% +9%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
1113.4 ms * ∼10% +45%

* ... smaller is better

The internal UFS 2.1 storage of the Asus ZenFone 6 delivers great performance values and only falters slightly when it comes to large amounts of data. In most areas, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes in first, since it already uses the new UFS 3.0 memory.

We tested the speed of the microSD card reader using our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501. While its capabilities were not even close to exhausted, the Asus phone does have a fairly speedy slot overall.

With the smartphone's purchase, users can subscribe to Asus' own cloud service WebStorage. 5 GB can be used for free and buyers of the ZenFone 6 can subscribe to the 1 TB version for 11.29 Euros (~$12.71), which increases the individual file size limit for uploads and allows for a backing up a PC's data in the cloud. In order to be eligible for the offer, the smartphone has to be registered through the MyAsus app. The offer is subject to a time limit as well and only available for three days.

Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KLAsus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KLZTE Axon 10 ProOnePlus 7 ProXiaomi Mi 9Samsung Galaxy S10eAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-11%
29%
26%
20%
-20%
-13%
-54%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.51 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
66.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
60.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
61.5 (27.8 - 72.4, n=17)
-2%
48.6 (9.5 - 87.1, n=403)
-22%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
87.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
85.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
88.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
73.15 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-16%
77 (31.3 - 88.2, n=17)
-12%
66.6 (8.1 - 96.5, n=403)
-23%
Random Write 4KB
160.18
96.6
-40%
189.53
18%
24.8
-85%
165.32
3%
24.1
-85%
81.6 (18.2 - 250, n=38)
-49%
20.1 (0.14 - 250, n=711)
-87%
Random Read 4KB
153.29
124.05
-19%
150.36
-2%
174.1
14%
149.36
-3%
136.9
-11%
137 (98.9 - 158, n=38)
-11%
44.8 (1.59 - 175, n=711)
-71%
Sequential Write 256KB
195.6
193.18
-1%
503.04
157%
387
98%
388.27
99%
194.1
-1%
205 (182 - 503, n=38)
5%
92.1 (2.99 - 503, n=711)
-53%
Sequential Read 256KB
831.4
721
-13%
768.93
-8%
1468
77%
666.06
-20%
792.2
-5%
741 (427 - 912, n=38)
-11%
258 (12.1 - 1468, n=711)
-69%

Gaming - Pure Joy

Game Genie

The Qualcomm Adreno 640 is currently the most powerful graphics unit inside of an Android smartphone and Asus definitely knows how to take advantage of that fact. In our benchmarks, which were performed with GameBench, the ZenFone 6 achieves convincing results. In "PUBG mobile", even the maximum graphics settings present no challenge and the maximum of 40 FPS are maintained incredibly consistently, disruptive stuttering is absent as well. "Asphalt 9" ran almost completely smoothly at maximum details, which is not a given even in this device class.

In addition, the large display offers a good overview of the events inside of the game and the two speakers create a good sound stage even without headphones. The gyroscope and the touchscreen did not warrant criticism at any point during our testing period.

Furthermore, the ZenFone includes Asus' Game Genie, also found on the ROG Phone, which offers numerous features for disruption-free gaming and streaming gaming sessions live (480p, 720p or 1.080p can be selected).

PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9
Game Genie: In-game options
PUBG Mobile
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; 0.13.0: Ø39.9 (37-42)
Asphalt 9
010203040Tooltip
; High Quality; 1.6.3a: Ø29.3 (26-31)
; Standard / low; 1.6.3a: Ø29.7 (28-31)

Emissions - Not Too Warm and Good Sound

Temperature

ZenFone 6: GFXBench battery test T-Rex (OpenGL ES 2.0)
T-Rex
ZenFone 6: GFXBench battery test Manhattan (OpenGL ES 3.1)
Manhattan

The surface temperatures of the Asus ZenFone 6 are comfortably low during idle and while they do increase by a noticeable amount under load, the surfaces never become uncomfortably hot and at 33.9 °C (~93 °F), the contact measurement of a previous hot spot even turned out to be cooler.

We examined the SoC's behavior under prolonged stress using GFXBench's battery test, where a selected benchmark scenario is run thirty times in a row, during which the battery charge level and frame rates are logged. The ZenFone 6 confidently shows off its performance in the older T-Rex test, where it is able to maintain a consistently high performance level. While the frame rate does suffer slightly in the more demanding Manhattan test, the maximum performance drop barely scratches six percent and should not affect daily use. The only smartphone with a Snapdragon 855 that offers even more consistent performance is the Black Shark 2.

Max. Load
 35.7 °C
96 F
36 °C
97 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 35 °C
95 F
35.5 °C
96 F
34.8 °C
95 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
33.6 °C
92 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 34.7 °C = 94 F
31 °C
88 F
31.5 °C
89 F
34.9 °C
95 F
31.4 °C
89 F
31.8 °C
89 F
34.9 °C
95 F
31.6 °C
89 F
31.4 °C
89 F
34.1 °C
93 F
Maximum: 34.9 °C = 95 F
Average: 32.5 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  24.1 °C = 75 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35.6 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.9 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

Pink noise measurements

The Asus ZenFone 6 integrates two speakers, one of which sits on the top edge of the device and also serves as the earpiece, while the more powerful unit is located inside of the frame of the bottom edge. All in all they are very loud and sound tinny as well as echoey at maximum volume, our measurements also reveal a small dip in the 800 Hz range.

The sound output through the audio jack sounds better, since it is able to transmit audio very clearly and without static. The included headset is more than just decent and even though it cannot keep its Hi-Res promise, due to the mids appearing somewhat thin and the higher frequencies in particular really pushing them to their limits, the sound always comes across clearly. Fans of USB headphones or headsets will be happy with the ZenFone 6 as well, since it supports audio output via USB type-C.

For those who prefer wireless audio output, Bluetooth 5.0 is available and offers support for almost every single codec including SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD and LDAC. There is no dual-audio however.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.642.72535.230.9313328.14027.833.4502937.46328.731.38028.728.610031.229.412523.927.516021.139.320019.643.425018.751.331516.860.240017.367.550016.569.763016.57180014.867100014.975.5125015.275.7160015.371.1200014.274.4250014.674.3315014.673400015.174.6500014.775.2630014.967.980001561.61000015.161.71250014.9541600015.448.8SPL27.584.8N160.9median 15.2median 67.5Delta2.11241.640.54346.134.133.240.535.840.236.533.929.423.824.42625.628.334.322.746.418.748.718.351.417.55617.160.117.164.915.868.91672.117.571.91572.61672.11672.815.873.214.673.514.469.514.464.814.566.514.568.514.569.714.76714.765.364.527.98318.1155.4median 16median 6729.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAsus ZenFone 6 ZS630KLSamsung Galaxy S10e
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Samsung Galaxy S10e audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 24% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - Strong as an Ox, but Poorly Optimized

Energy Consumption

The energy consumption of the Asus ZenFone 6 has been improved significantly and the battery capacity increased substantially compared to its predecessor. Compared to other devices in the comparison, there is definitely some room for improvement with the display in particular having an unusually high consumption.

In our test, the included 18-W power adapter was able to fully charge the smartphone within 144 minutes, the 50 percent mark had been reached after 43 minutes and the 80 percent mark after 74 minutes. Since the ZenFone 6 supports QuickCharge 4.0, more powerful adapters should allow for even faster charging, although the charging times are already very good, especially in light of the 5.000 mAh battery. Wireless charging is not supported.

The ZenUI also again includes intelligent charging mechanisms, which keep the battery at 60 percent when the smartphone is not used while connected to the charger and may even improve the battery health by limiting the charge.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.02 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.81 / 2.35 / 2.37 Watt
Load midlight 5.33 / 8.55 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Asus ZenFone 6 ZS630KL
5000 mAh
Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL
3300 mAh
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
4000 mAh
OnePlus 7 Pro
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9
3300 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10e
3100 mAh
Apple iPhone 7
1960 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-24%
29%
-2%
26%
19%
35%
10%
17%
Idle Minimum *
0.81
0.97
-20%
0.76
6%
0.9
-11%
0.67
17%
0.6
26%
0.54
33%
0.917 (0.6 - 1.3, n=10)
-13%
0.88 (0.2 - 3.4, n=743)
-9%
Idle Average *
2.35
2.52
-7%
1.15
51%
1.8
23%
1.26
46%
1.2
49%
1.51
36%
1.555 (1.01 - 2.35, n=10)
34%
1.733 (0.6 - 6.2, n=742)
26%
Idle Maximum *
2.37
2.62
-11%
1.18
50%
2.9
-22%
1.29
46%
1.5
37%
1.54
35%
1.933 (1.13 - 2.9, n=10)
18%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=743)
15%
Load Average *
5.33
7.41
-39%
3.95
26%
5.5
-3%
3.71
30%
5.2
2%
3.75
30%
4.55 (3.64 - 5.8, n=10)
15%
4.06 (0.8 - 10.8, n=737)
24%
Load Maximum *
8.55
12.22
-43%
7.49
12%
8.2
4%
9.3
-9%
10.2
-19%
5.01
41%
8.76 (7.49 - 10.2, n=10)
-2%
5.88 (1.2 - 14.2, n=737)
31%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Even though the Asus ZenFone 6 is equipped with the largest battery in this comparison by far, it does not always capitalize on it fully. We used tests with an adjusted panel luminosity (150 cd/m²) in order to make the results easier to compare.

While the results of the video test are exceptional, the outcome of the Wi-Fi scenario is a little disappointing. Since the values of the reader's test (idle) are derived from a Wi-Fi-enabled scenario as well, and oddly fall below those of the video test, we suspect the Wi-Fi module to be the culprit, since it already exhibited some issues during the Wi-Fi test.

We were able to make similar observations during the test of the ROG Phone, which had slow data transfer rates at the beginning. Since this problem was fixed by Asus with an update, we expect an update for the ZenFone 6 as well and hope that it can bring significant improvements in terms of the stability and energy consumption of the Wi-Fi module.

The ZenFone's battery life is truly excellent regardless.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 14min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 75)
13h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
35h 38min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 49min