Asus Zenfone 2 gets over 50,000 points on Antutu


asus zenfone 2

The Asus Zenfone 2 was one of the big surprises of CES, with an Intel chipset and 2GB RAM and low price it promises killer performance and Antutu scores to some way to prove it.

Antutu scores have been frequently hitting the high 40,000’s since last year, with some devices managing to get a score in the low 50,000 points. There aren’t many phones that can get more than 50,000 in Antutu, but Asus can now join that exclusive group with their Asus Zenfone 2.

Looking over the benchmarks which show an incredible score of 50,401 points, we can see that it is the Intel powered version of the phone that achieved the score. The Intel version, which runs a 2.33Ghz Intel Atom Z3580 chip and 2GB RAM , is only one version of the Zenfone 2 that will go on sale. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and even Mediatek versions of the phone will also launch too.

asus zenfone 2 antutu

A 50,401 point Antutu score is very good, but as the Zenfone 2 only has to push around the pixels on a 5-inch HD display, it really does have an advantage over 1080 and QHD phones. Still an impressive score none the less.

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103 Comments

  1. Dave Mcpherson
    February 27, 2015

    this doesn’t sound right to me the z3580 version of the phone is supposed to be 4gb ram

    • Akimitsui
      February 27, 2015

      I’m pretty sure there are both 2 and 4gb versions with the same soc.

      • Manos
        February 27, 2015

        No the 4gb version has higher model soc with different setup supposed to be much better!

  2. Marius Cirsta
    February 27, 2015

    Well the only problem with this is that manufaturers know everyone benchmarks with Antutu and they cheat.
    It’s probably still a very good performing phone but maybe Asus cheated a bit here to reach such a high Antutu score.

  3. Dave Mcpherson
    February 27, 2015

    this doesn’t sound right to me the z3580 version of the phone is supposed to be 4gb ram

    • Akimitsui
      February 27, 2015

      I’m pretty sure there are both 2 and 4gb versions with the same soc.

    • Guest
      February 28, 2015

      No the 4gb version has higher model soc with different setup supposed to be much better!

  4. Marius Cirsta
    February 27, 2015

    Well the only problem with this is that manufaturers know everyone benchmarks with Antutu and they cheat.
    It’s probably still a very good performing phone but maybe Asus cheated a bit here to reach such a high Antutu score.

  5. DJR96
    February 27, 2015

    Great performance no doubt.
    But I’m very skeptical that we’ll even see this combination of components in the market. I can’t see Asus selling the Z3580 cpu in a model with only a 720p screen. And I don’t think any of the 5″ screen models will get the top cpu either. So I think this is a specially constructed testing mule just to see the performance possibilities.
    Still, even the Z3560, 2gb ram, 5.5″ 720p model will satisfy a lot of people, myself included, and get around 40,000 on Antutu benchmark. Excellent performance/$.

  6. champ dog
    February 27, 2015

    This is all very nerdy. So very nerdy. Its a phone FFS

    • balcobomber25
      February 27, 2015

      You are probably on the wrong site…

    • Airyl
      February 27, 2015

      You are truly very lost. So very lost. You’re a lost guy.

    • March 3, 2015

      Such a lost soul in the middle of Geeks and Nerds … LoooooooooooooooL
      Dude go and chat on Facebook and leave the Nerdy stuffs to us.

      LoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL

  7. DJR96
    February 27, 2015

    Great performance no doubt.
    But I’m very skeptical that we’ll even see this combination of components in the market. I can’t see Asus selling the Z3580 cpu in a model with only a 720p screen. And I don’t think any of the 5″ screen models will get the top cpu either. So I think this is a specially constructed testing mule just to see the performance possibilities.
    Still, even the Z3560, 2gb ram, 5.5″ 720p model will satisfy a lot of people, myself included, and get around 40,000 on Antutu benchmark. Excellent performance/$.

  8. Guest
    February 28, 2015

    This is all very nerdy. So very nerdy. Its a phone FFS

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2015

      You are probably on the wrong site…

    • Airyl
      February 28, 2015

      You are truly very lost. So very lost. You’re a lost guy.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      March 3, 2015

      Such a lost soul in the middle of Geeks and Nerds … LoooooooooooooooL
      Dude go and chat on Facebook and leave the Nerdy stuffs to us.

      LoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooL

  9. tom
    February 28, 2015

    look at battery% and time…it drain 4% ber 14 minutes…. 17,14% per hour …..its nearly 6hours on-screen-time…. its much better than zenfone5 🙂

    • Karly Johnston
      February 28, 2015

      That was after running a battery draining benchmark, figure 8hrs under normal use.

      • yeahman45
        February 28, 2015

        is the battery user replaceable? the zenfone 1st gen was not and battery life was horrible

        • tom
          March 1, 2015

          no,it isnt

        • Karly Johnston
          March 1, 2015

          No but it supports quick charging.

  10. Lars
    February 28, 2015

    Don’t know whether I should wait for this or buy the jiayu s3. What would you prefer?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      February 28, 2015

      this costs 300$ for 2gb ram ..
      jiayu cost 230 something for 3gb.. go for jiayu!

      • Lars
        February 28, 2015

        yeah but i read, that it would just cost 200$ as well for the 2gb version.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          February 28, 2015

          well , thing is i heard the same thing , 199$ for 2gb zenfone , BUT aliexpress has it starting from $300 , so i doubt it’ll be any cheaper. BUT , u can wait…

          • Lars
            February 28, 2015

            yeah. maybe i will just wait for the first tests and then go on

            • Muhammad Yasir
              February 28, 2015

              hmm.. k.

          • fitnesspro22
            February 28, 2015

            Wait. You’ve got nothing to lose

            • Muhammad Yasir
              March 1, 2015

              thats reasonable :p

      • Dave Mcpherson
        February 28, 2015

        1. Don’t buy your phones from
        aliexpress literally the worst place you can buy it from (spent £260 for fake
        mi4 )

        2. ASUS as officially stated the base 2gb z3560 will be $199

        3.mediatek 6752 for all intensive purposes is inferior to the intel soc they
        might do half decently in antutu but in geekbench/3dmark there just bad

        • Muhammad Yasir
          March 1, 2015

          hmm.. owk.
          will stay MILES away from A.Exp.

          im gonna wait patiently for asus z2 , and see their pricing.

        • Lars
          March 1, 2015

          But the graphic unit of the mediatek 6752
          (ARM Mali-T760) seems to be really good, should be on the same level as the adreno 420 with the snapdragon 805

          • Dave Mcpherson
            March 2, 2015

            My bad I was thinking of the MT6795 (for some reason it supposed
            to be a flag ship soc with a lesser gpu than its little brother) I take that
            weak gpu part back sorry

        • Xalis
          March 2, 2015

          You blame the website but not the seller? lol good one, also if you did open a dispute you got a free Mi4 clone and your £260 back.

          I don’t see how buying from aliexpress can be bad, I got 8 fake u8 smartwatch for free, a fake Red Rice 1s for $12 dollars (I got the phone price back minus the shipping cost and got to keep the fake one).

          Buying at aliexpress is always a good experience.

          • Dave Mcpherson
            March 2, 2015

            i got my money back in the end btw

    • fitnesspro22
      February 28, 2015

      Say, what do you thing about OnePlus One? I hear a lot of good comments from nerds using it.

      • Lars
        March 1, 2015

        It’s definetly a good phone, but a little bit expensive for me. The only cons ofthe OPO are just the non detechable battery and you should buy the 64gb version of it.

        • fitnesspro22
          March 1, 2015

          Yes the 64 G of RAM is OK But it looks like there are no detachable batteries any more except for the Note 4 at a whooping $700.00. Just learned of Galaxy 6, no detachable battery and no memory card but the price will be way up. No, Thanks. I will have to decide between Zenfone2 w/t 64g, 4G ($440) and OnePlus, 64g ($349). Now I am OK with my Nexus5. It works fine, 14 months.

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    February 28, 2015

    too expensive…

    • fitnesspro22
      February 28, 2015

      No it is not. I would shell out $439 if the quality is there.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        March 1, 2015

        oh , ASUS almost always has quality , my friend.
        the issue is , how low a price are they willing to go. That’s the market trend in today’s age …. better tech for lesser quid !

      • Sahil.A. Hadi
        April 26, 2015

        What about the camera

  12. Steven Fox
    February 28, 2015

    If the battery holds I might end up buying this, Intel’s CPU is way better than the A53, GPU is also better than the G6200 in the MT6595.

  13. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 28, 2015

    The problem with these lesser known phone brands is they often get killer Antutu scores but then totally bomb in other benchmarking apps while a flagship from the top dogs will benchmark fantasically (consistently) across the entire range of benchmarking apps.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2015

      Since when is Asus a lesser known brand? Their tablets have consistently peformed well on in all benchmarks. The Phonepad outperformed the Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Tab 4 in every single benchmark that Phonearena did.

      • Angry Mobile Nerd
        February 28, 2015

        I was referring to them as a lesser known brand as a manufacturer of phones.

        • balcobomber25
          March 1, 2015

          I guess we have different opinions on the term lesser known. I would consider Doogee a lesser known brand. Asus may not have the pedigree of Huawei when it comes to phones but they aren’t exactly unknown. Even so the benchmarking is the same for phones at is for tablets, and Asus makes some of the best Android tablets.

      • fitnesspro22
        February 28, 2015

        Nexus 7 is an Asus made. I have one and is excellent. I don’t know about the Asus phones though. What can you tell me?

        • balcobomber25
          March 1, 2015

          I have the original Nexus 7 and it still runs beautifully. Never had a single problem with it. Asus has been making budget to midrange phones for quite some time now. I have never actually used them but they usually get pretty good reviews.

    • fitnesspro22
      February 28, 2015

      Yes, Bro, you hit the nail right on the head. Specs etc but actual performance and consistent quality is worth to me a couple of hundred more.

  14. Muneeb Ali
    February 28, 2015

    hmmm …this or jiayu s3? what to do?!?!?…..So many choices!!!! 😛

  15. tom
    February 28, 2015

    look at battery% and time…it drain 4% ber 14 minutes…. 17,14% per hour …..its nearly 6hours on-screen-time…. its much better than zenfone5 🙂

    • Karly Johnston
      February 28, 2015

      That was after running a battery draining benchmark, figure 8hrs under normal use.

    • yeahman45
      February 28, 2015

      is the battery user replaceable? the zenfone 1st gen was not and battery life was horrible

    • tom
      March 1, 2015

      no,it isnt

    • Karly Johnston
      March 1, 2015

      No but it supports quick charging.

  16. Guest
    February 28, 2015

    Don’t know whether I should wait for this or buy the jiayu s3. What would you prefer?

    • Guest
      February 28, 2015

      this costs 300$ for 2gb ram ..
      jiayu cost 230 something for 3gb.. go for jiayu!

    • Guest
      February 28, 2015

      yeah but i read, that it would just cost 200$ as well for the 2gb version.

    • Guest
      February 28, 2015

      well , thing is i heard the same thing , 199$ for 2gb zenfone , BUT aliexpress has it starting from $300 , so i doubt it’ll be any cheaper. BUT , u can wait…

    • Guest
      February 28, 2015

      yeah. maybe i will just wait for the first tests and then go on

    • Guest
      February 28, 2015

      hmm.. k.

    • Dave Mcpherson
      February 28, 2015

      1. Don’t buy your phones from
      aliexpress literally the worst place you can buy it from (spent £260 for fake
      mi4 )

      2. ASUS as officially stated the base 2gb z3560 will be $199

      3.mediatek 6752 for all intensive purposes is inferior to the intel soc they
      might do half decently in antutu but in geekbench/3dmark there just bad

    • fitnesspro22
      March 1, 2015

      Say, what do you thing about OnePlus One? I hear a lot of good comments from nerds using it.

    • fitnesspro22
      March 1, 2015

      Wait. You’ve got nothing to lose

    • Guest
      March 1, 2015

      thats reasonable :p

    • Guest
      March 1, 2015

      hmm.. owk.
      will stay MILES away from A.Exp.

      im gonna wait patiently for asus z2 , and see their pricing.

    • Guest
      March 1, 2015

      It’s definetly a good phone, but a little bit expensive for me. The only cons ofthe OPO are just the non detechable battery and you should buy the 64gb version of it.

    • Guest
      March 1, 2015

      But the graphic unit of the mediatek 6752
      (ARM Mali-T760) seems to be really good, should be on the same level as the adreno 420 with the snapdragon 805

    • fitnesspro22
      March 1, 2015

      Yes the 64 G of RAM is OK But it looks like there are no detachable batteries any more except for the Note 4 at a whooping $700.00. Just learned of Galaxy 6, no detachable battery and no memory card but the price will be way up. No, Thanks. I will have to decide between Zenfone2 w/t 64g, 4G ($440) and OnePlus, 64g ($349). Now I am OK with my Nexus5. It works fine, 14 months.

    • Guest
      March 2, 2015

      You blame the website but not the seller? lol good one, also if you did open a dispute you got a free Mi4 clone and your £260 back.

      I don’t see how buying from aliexpress can be bad, I got 8 fake u8 smartwatch for free, a fake Red Rice 1s for $12 dollars (I got the phone price back minus the shipping cost and got to keep the fake one).

      Buying at aliexpress is always a good experience.

    • Dave Mcpherson
      March 2, 2015

      My bad I was thinking of the MT6795 (for some reason it supposed
      to be a flag ship soc with a lesser gpu than its little brother) I take that
      weak gpu part back sorry

    • Dave Mcpherson
      March 2, 2015

      i got my money back in the end btw

  17. Guest
    February 28, 2015

    too expensive…

    • fitnesspro22
      March 1, 2015

      No it is not. I would shell out $439 if the quality is there.

    • Guest
      March 1, 2015

      oh , ASUS almost always has quality , my friend.
      the issue is , how low a price are they willing to go. That’s the market trend in today’s age …. better tech for lesser quid !

    • Sahil.A. Hadi
      April 26, 2015

      What about the camera

  18. Steven Fox
    February 28, 2015

    If the battery holds I might end up buying this, Intel’s CPU is way better than the A53, GPU is also better than the G6200 in the MT6595.

  19. Angry Mobile Nerd
    February 28, 2015

    The problem with these lesser known phone brands is they often get killer Antutu scores but then totally bomb in other benchmarking apps while a flagship from the top dogs will benchmark fantasically (consistently) across the entire range of benchmarking apps.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2015

      Since when is Asus a lesser known brand? Their tablets have consistently peformed well on in all benchmarks. The Phonepad outperformed the Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Tab 4 in every single benchmark that Phonearena did.

    • Angry Mobile Nerd
      March 1, 2015

      I was referring to them as a lesser known brand as a manufacturer of phones.

    • fitnesspro22
      March 1, 2015

      Yes, Bro, you hit the nail right on the head. Specs etc but actual performance and consistent quality is worth to me a couple of hundred more.

    • fitnesspro22
      March 1, 2015

      Nexus 7 is an Asus made. I have one and is excellent. I don’t know about the Asus phones though. What can you tell me?

    • balcobomber25
      March 1, 2015

      I have the original Nexus 7 and it still runs beautifully. Never had a single problem with it. Asus has been making budget to midrange phones for quite some time now. I have never actually used them but they usually get pretty good reviews.

    • balcobomber25
      March 1, 2015

      I guess we have different opinions on the term lesser known. I would consider Doogee a lesser known brand. Asus may not have the pedigree of Huawei when it comes to phones but they aren’t exactly unknown. Even so the benchmarking is the same for phones at is for tablets, and Asus makes some of the best Android tablets.

  20. Docmaddy
    February 28, 2015

    hmmm …this or jiayu s3? what to do?!?!?…..So many choices!!!! 😛

  21. February 28, 2015

    There is no sense in having a FHD or QHD display if the screen size is below 5.2″. Till date I have been unable to find the difference. I have a s3, a Xiaomi mi3 and my brother has a Note 4. I don’t see any difference in sharpness, even on the browser. maybe it depends on eyes and sensitivity. The only think I hope is to see a note 4 like specs on a 720p display. Think about the performance and battery gain.

  22. Aditya Sharma
    February 28, 2015

    There is no sense in having a FHD or QHD display if the screen size is below 5.2″. Till date I have been unable to find the difference. I have a s3, a Xiaomi mi3 and my brother has a Note 4. I don’t see any difference in sharpness, even on the browser. maybe it depends on eyes and sensitivity. The only think I hope is to see a note 4 like specs on a 720p display. Think about the performance and battery gain.

  23. March 3, 2015

    Before all you guys start going gaga over the Antutu points and the comparisons between the Atom Z3580, SD 810 and the MT6795, you should all consider the fact that the Android Lollipop was actually developed using the Intel x86-64 SoC which should make this SoC somewhat better performing in everyday use that the ARM SoCs.

    Also, consider the fact that you all are comparing a Quad (4) Core SoC (Z3580) with Octa (8) Core SoCs (MT6795 and SD 810) and yet the Quad is putting up with the Octas. Isnt that a feat on its own? I think that this is going to be a very snappy device considering that Intel implements HyperThreading Tech (HTT) which should also really help the SoC with Multitasking and handling heavy Apps. (Just like in the desktop CPUs [Quad i7 for one])

    My only problem will be the battery performance. If thats good too, I am definitely buying the 5.5″ 4GB version.

  24. ChecchoT
    March 3, 2015

    Stop talking about low price…. it’s official: 5 inch hd version 249 euros, 5,5 more than 400 euros

  25. Michael Ogbonnaya
    March 3, 2015

    Before all you guys start going gaga over the Antutu points and the comparisons between the Atom Z3580, SD 810 and the MT6795, you should all consider the fact that the Android Lollipop was actually developed using the Intel x86-64 SoC which should make this SoC somewhat better performing in everyday use that the ARM SoCs.

    Also, consider the fact that you all are comparing a Quad (4) Core SoC (Z3580) with Octa (8) Core SoCs (MT6795 and SD 810) and yet the Quad is putting up with the Octas. Isnt that a feat on its own? I think that this is going to be a very snappy device considering that Intel implements HyperThreading Tech (HTT) which should also really help the SoC with Multitasking and handling heavy Apps. (Just like in the desktop CPUs [Quad i7 for one])

    My only problem will be the battery performance. If thats good too, I am definitely buying the 5.5″ 4GB version.

  26. Andrew White
    April 28, 2015

    Recently bought the 2GB ram, 16GB on-board, 720p 5.5″ display version and coupled this with a 64GB UHS-1 SD card.
    Connectivity is through TDD-LTE (4g)…download on a good day is 84Mb/s. At home…WiFi through fibre. 25 up and down.
    Antutu score for this low end device was
    43433. Beats the 37k for the iPhone 5 and the 36k for the LG’s G3 (3GB version).
    Your reporting of a score of 50k plus must be for the 4GB of ram ZenFone 2.
    Current Samsung flagship devices are scoring 63k plus.

  27. Andrew White
    April 28, 2015

    Recently bought the 2GB ram, 16GB on-board, 720p 5.5″ display version and coupled this with a 64GB UHS-1 SD card.
    Connectivity is through TDD-LTE (4g)…download on a good day is 84Mb/s. At home…WiFi through fibre. 25 up and down.
    Antutu score for this low end device was
    43433. Beats the 37k for the iPhone 5 and the 36k for the LG’s G3 (3GB version).
    Your reporting of a score of 50k plus must be for the 4GB of ram ZenFone 2.
    Current Samsung flagship devices are scoring 63k plus.