ASUS ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) In-Depth Review

ASUS ZenFone 5 Work Performance, Battery Life + Recharging Speed

Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the ZenFone 5’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL PCMark results

Work 2.0Honor 10ASUS ZenFone
Max Pro M1
ASUS ZenFone 5Samsung Galaxy S9
Performance Score
Web Browsing7295581553825357
Video Editing5159489849385265
Photo Editing129101004196997560
Data Manipulation5524524049395616
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is really fast at work applications, beating even flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S9 (Price Check). Only the Kirin 970-powered Honor 10 (Price Check) was faster.


Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the ZenFone 5’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL battery life

Work 2.0 ASUS ZenFone
Max Pro M1
ASUS ZenFone 5Samsung Galaxy S9Honor 10
Battery Life14 hours 12 mins10 hours 20 mins9 hours 6 mins8 hours 56 mins
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The ASUS ZenFone 5 (Price Check) has a 3,300 mAh battery, which gave it a battery life of just under 10.5 hours. This gave it a clear 13-15% advantage in battery life over the Samsung Galaxy S9 (Price Check) and Honor 10 (Price Check).

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Battery Recharging Performance

The ASUS ZenFone 5 (Price Check) supports 18W charging, but only comes with a 10W fast charger. Take a look at how fast it recharged its 3,300 mAh battery.

ASUS ZenFone 5 ZE620KL battery recharging speed

It took the ASUS ZenFone 5 (Price Check) 104.5 minutes (1 hours 44.5 minutes) to recharge its battery from 20% to 100%. This gives it a battery life : recharging ratio of just under 6:1.

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