ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) Phablet Review

Page 6 : Work Performance, Battery Life, Battery Recharging Speed

Work Performance : PCMark

We tested the ZE601KL’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

ZenFone 2 Laser
honor 5X Samsung
Galaxy S6
Work Performance Score
3492 3898 5078
Web Browsing 3351 3756 6788
Video Playback 3773 4325 3091
Writing 3574 4085 5918
Photo Editing 3291 2614 5357

Both the 6″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) [Amazon] and the honor 5X (Amazon) use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, with some difference in clock speeds.

The ZE601KL has four A53 cores running at 1.65 GHz, with another four A53 cores running at 1.11 GHz. The honor 5X, on the other hand, has four A53 cores running at 1.5 GHz, with the second cluster running at 1.2 GHz. That’s why while they may both use the same processor, they exhibit slightly different performance characteristics.


Battery Life : PCMark

We then tested the ZE601KL’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

The 6″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) [Amazon] lasted just under 8 hours, which is surprising since the 5.5″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) lasted over 12 hours on the same test. Obviously, the higher resolution screen and octa-core processor take their toll on battery life…

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Battery Recharging Speed

The 6″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) [Amazon] comes with Fast Charging capability that the 5.5″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) lacks. They both use the same 3,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery.

As the chart shows, it recharged from 17% to 100% in just 142 minutes (2 hours 22 minutes). It actually hit 90% in just 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes). In other words, the 6″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) [Amazon] recharges its battery about 31% faster than the 5.5″ ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL).

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